Volkswagen might be doing electric car owners a solid in the near future that could see the range of their cars tripled. Continue Reading...
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Panasonic will supply battery-production equipment for Tesla’s upcoming “Gigafactory” battery production facility. Continue Reading...
Tesla’s “affordable” third generation sedan might have a name to run with instead of being called the Model E. Continue Reading...
BMW is willing to play ball with another automaker if it means reducing electric car battery costs. Continue Reading...
Honda’s most sophisticated hybrid to date is turning out to be a bigger hit than the company expected. Continue Reading...
Tesla will directly invest $2 billion into its new Gigafactory while its partners will contribute another $2 to 3 billion to the project. Continue Reading...
A new report suggests Panasonic might invest almost $1 billion in Tesla’s upcoming battery manufacturing facility. Continue Reading...
Lexus pioneered hybrids in the luxury segment, but for the foreseeable future it intends to put a halt on gasoline-electric tech, giving a pass to lithium-ion batteries in favor of the same nickle-metal hydride units the company has relied on for years. Continue Reading...
The batteries in electric vehicles are one of the biggest reason for range anxiety, but new technology from Toyota could put those fears out of mind, providing three, four or even five times more power than current lithium ion batteries. Continue Reading...
A year riddled with controversy for electric cars is winding down, but not without at least one more flare up — Chinese firm Wanxiang Group won the bidding war for A123 Systems. Continue Reading...
Remora fish survive by attaching to sharks. Barnacle cling to boats and big rocks. Now, Fisker Automotive is planning similar tactics with a larger automaker. Continue Reading...
Bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems was scheduled to go up for auction today behind closed doors at a Chicago law firm, but the list of bidders is likely to cause trouble. Continue Reading...
As global demand for hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles continues to grow, the demand for lithium is also growing exponentially. Continue Reading...
Battery manufacturer A123 Systems introduced a new technology today it calls Nanophosphate EXT, which could be a game changer in the hybrid and electric vehicle segments. Continue Reading...
Prices might be falling soon on the cost to produce electric vehicles, which means (hopefully) that the MSRP will fall soon as well. A new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows the cost of lithium ion batteries falling 14 percent over this time last year. Furthermore, prices took a 30 percent swan dive since… Continue Reading...
Honda announced today that it will start a mass-production recycling program to extract rare earth metals from used car parts. Partnering with Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., the automaker will begin extracting the materials, which are 95 percent controlled by China. The majority of material harvesting will be from nickel-metal hydride batteries collected from used hybrid… Continue Reading...
If your cell phone has ever run out of battery power midday, you know how frustrating it can be to charge on the go. Imagine having to do the same for your car. Driving an electric vehicle (EV) means you’re always thinking about when and where you can charge next. At current charging times that… Continue Reading...