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Toyota’s new all-solid-state battery: the power of ‘green vehicles’

scooter1 300×212 Toyotas new all solid state battery: the power of green vehiclesEnvironmentally friendly driving, fuel efficiency, electric vehicles- all topics that have been a subject of major debate in recent years, and yet only a limited few manufacturers have the courage to pursue ground-breaking developments. Toyota Motor Corp, one of the leading producers of ‘green vehicles’, migh More

scooter1 300×212 Toyotas new all solid state battery: the power of green vehiclesEnvironmentally friendly driving, fuel efficiency, electric vehicles- all topics that have been a subject of major debate in recent years, and yet only a limited few manufacturers have the courage to pursue ground-breaking developments. Toyota Motor Corp, one of the leading producers of ‘green vehicles’, migh More

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Li-ion battery makers accused of price-fixing in lawsuit

Hell hath no fury like a mobile-phone owner scorned.

In this case, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony are among lithium-ion battery makers that have been subject to at least 10 class-action lawsuits alleging that the manufacturers engaged in price-fixing practices to keep prices up, the New Jersey Law Journal reports.

The group of companies subject to the lawsuit control as much as 90 More

Hell hath no fury like a mobile-phone owner scorned.

In this case, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony are among lithium-ion battery makers that have been subject to at least 10 class-action lawsuits alleging that the manufacturers engaged in price-fixing practices to keep prices up, the New Jersey Law Journal reports.

The group of companies subject to the lawsuit control as much as 90 More

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CalBattery working on 300-mile li-ion batteries at greatly reduced costclbattery.com<

California Lithium Battery (“CalBattery”) Inc. has been working at Argonne National Laboratory to rapidly develop, commercialize and produce in the US a breakthrough low cost silicon graphene composite anode material for lithium ion batteries used in portable electronics, grid energy storage systems and electric vehicle (EV) applications.

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California Lithium Battery (“CalBattery”) Inc. has been working at Argonne National Laboratory to rapidly develop, commercialize and produce in the US a breakthrough low cost silicon graphene composite anode material for lithium ion batteries used in portable electronics, grid energy storage systems and electric vehicle (EV) applications.

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Fire safety test of electric car batteries shows better safety than gasoline cars

Car fires in electric cars have been hyped beyond the truth, and a recent study setting electric car battery packs on fire found that while battery pack fires require more water to put out, they’re overall safer than fires in gasoline powered cars.

Humans have a common pattern of distrusting the “new thing” just because it’s “new”. About a year ago news l More

Car fires in electric cars have been hyped beyond the truth, and a recent study setting electric car battery packs on fire found that while battery pack fires require more water to put out, they’re overall safer than fires in gasoline powered cars.

Humans have a common pattern of distrusting the “new thing” just because it’s “new”. About a year ago news l More

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Swamped Fisker Karma electric cars catch fire

Business Insider reports that 16 of Fisker’s Karma range-extended electric cars at the Port of Newark were submerged by Hurricane Sandy, and subsequently caught fire.

The Fisker Karma is an electric car with a range-extending gasoline engine.
(Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET)

A story by Business Insider reports that 16 Fisker Karmas at the Port of Newark in New Jersey, subm More

Business Insider reports that 16 of Fisker’s Karma range-extended electric cars at the Port of Newark were submerged by Hurricane Sandy, and subsequently caught fire.

The Fisker Karma is an electric car with a range-extending gasoline engine.
(Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET)

A story by Business Insider reports that 16 Fisker Karmas at the Port of Newark in New Jersey, subm More

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Ford, Toyota Will Lead Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in the U.S. Through 2020, Forecasts Pike Resea

Ford, Toyota Will Lead Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in the U.S. Through 2020, Forecasts Pike Research

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Assembly lines in Japan and the United States produced more than 20,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in 2011, an all-time record for such vehicles. But optimism about the market for PEVs has gradually been replaced with a better understandi More

Ford, Toyota Will Lead Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in the U.S. Through 2020, Forecasts Pike Research

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Assembly lines in Japan and the United States produced more than 20,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in 2011, an all-time record for such vehicles. But optimism about the market for PEVs has gradually been replaced with a better understandi More

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Electric Car Sales Increase 228 Percent

Automakers operate on a different calendar, in which the 2012 model year recently came to a close. As my colleague, Luke Tonachel, explains, this was the year of the green car, with record new fleet fuel efficiency, a 55 percent increase in hybrid sales, and more than a three-fold increase in plug-in electric car sales. The last of those three records might come as a surprise to some, given the More

Automakers operate on a different calendar, in which the 2012 model year recently came to a close. As my colleague, Luke Tonachel, explains, this was the year of the green car, with record new fleet fuel efficiency, a 55 percent increase in hybrid sales, and more than a three-fold increase in plug-in electric car sales. The last of those three records might come as a surprise to some, given the More

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Tesla Q3 Earnings Preview: Supply Chain Issues Cloud Near-Term Outlook

Tesla Motors (TSLA) will report Q3 results on November 5th.

The Street expects:

Revenue: $51 million
EPS: $0.90 loss per share
Q4 revenue guide: $316 million

There are few surprises heading into the earnings as the company cut Q3 and 2012 guidance late last month. While Q3 and full-year delivery goal might not be as high as the Street’s prior cons More

Tesla Motors (TSLA) will report Q3 results on November 5th.

The Street expects:

Revenue: $51 million
EPS: $0.90 loss per share
Q4 revenue guide: $316 million

There are few surprises heading into the earnings as the company cut Q3 and 2012 guidance late last month. While Q3 and full-year delivery goal might not be as high as the Street’s prior cons More

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Tremendous Prospects Await Engineering and Battery Management Solutions Company Flux Power

A recent Wall Street Journal article, “CleanTech Startups Shift Focus,” featured the new center of companies being funded in the CleanTech space.

What these companies have in common is that they are not inventing new CleanTech technology; rather, they are service companies focused on making existing and available green technology work better and be more cost efficient. Flux Po More

A recent Wall Street Journal article, “CleanTech Startups Shift Focus,” featured the new center of companies being funded in the CleanTech space.

What these companies have in common is that they are not inventing new CleanTech technology; rather, they are service companies focused on making existing and available green technology work better and be more cost efficient. Flux Po More

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Free Electric Vehicle Chargers Offered In London Trials

London of late has been rolling in the electric car news. The goal in that major European city of lowering its carbon emissions from greener vehicles is well under way through efforts like brand new all-electric taxi fleets and increased electric vehicle usage at nearby Heathrow airpor More

London of late has been rolling in the electric car news. The goal in that major European city of lowering its carbon emissions from greener vehicles is well under way through efforts like brand new all-electric taxi fleets and increased electric vehicle usage at nearby Heathrow airpor More

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Tesla celebrates production of 1,000th Model S car

The electric-car company boosts production and makes more cars in October than the whole rest of the year combined.


Photo posted on Twitter by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

After a sluggish start in its Model S car production, it seems electric-car company Tesla is getting ba More

The electric-car company boosts production and makes more cars in October than the whole rest of the year combined.


Photo posted on Twitter by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

After a sluggish start in its Model S car production, it seems electric-car company Tesla is getting ba More

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Tesla Model S: The 2013 Yahoo! Autos Car of the Year


The 2013 model year brought consumers a fleet of new machines, and the editors and writers of Yahoo! Autos tested over 100 new models this year, from the brutish Ford Shelby GT500 to the gas-sippi More


The 2013 model year brought consumers a fleet of new machines, and the editors and writers of Yahoo! Autos tested over 100 new models this year, from the brutish Ford Shelby GT500 to the gas-sippi More

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Despite BYD’s Recent Downturn, Its Future Is Electric

On Monday, October 29, Chinese battery, solar panel and vehicle manufacturer BYD (BYDDF.PK) reported a 94 percent decline in third-quarter profit compared to Q3 of 2011. Further, BYD forecast that the company’s annual earnings might fall by as much as 98 percent on the back of continued weakness in Chinese demand for cars and reduced European buying that was hurting its handset battery and s More

On Monday, October 29, Chinese battery, solar panel and vehicle manufacturer BYD (BYDDF.PK) reported a 94 percent decline in third-quarter profit compared to Q3 of 2011. Further, BYD forecast that the company’s annual earnings might fall by as much as 98 percent on the back of continued weakness in Chinese demand for cars and reduced European buying that was hurting its handset battery and s More

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USA: Car charging stations could come to city

Those hoping to recharge their batteries in downtown Dahlonega may soon be in luck.

City council members are looking to plug in to the growing number of drivers traveling by electric or hybrid vehicle with the possible addition of a pair of charging stations to the downtown district.

“I think this really shows a lot of forward thinking on the part of the community,” said City Man More

Those hoping to recharge their batteries in downtown Dahlonega may soon be in luck.

City council members are looking to plug in to the growing number of drivers traveling by electric or hybrid vehicle with the possible addition of a pair of charging stations to the downtown district.

“I think this really shows a lot of forward thinking on the part of the community,” said City Man More

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Best new city car

The two entries in this category were both electrics, one that looked the part – Mitsubishi’s modernistic i-MiEV – and one that didn’t, unless you spotted the “Electric” badges on the doors of Ford’s Focus EV, which smoothly moto More

The two entries in this category were both electrics, one that looked the part – Mitsubishi’s modernistic i-MiEV – and one that didn’t, unless you spotted the “Electric” badges on the doors of Ford’s Focus EV, which smoothly moto More

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Sol Design Lab grows artistic solar charging station business

Sol Design LabWhen Beth Ferguson was a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin a few years ago, she couldn’t park her electric bike anywhere.

She tried plugging it in outside of the school and was warned to get it out of the way. Sh More

Sol Design LabWhen Beth Ferguson was a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin a few years ago, she couldn’t park her electric bike anywhere.

She tried plugging it in outside of the school and was warned to get it out of the way. Sh More

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USA: Car charging stations could come to city

Those hoping to recharge their batteries in downtown Dahlonega may soon be in luck.

City council members are looking to plug in to the growing number of drivers traveling by electric or hybrid vehicle with the possible addition of a pair of charging stations to the downtown district.

“I think this really shows a lot of forward thinking on the part of the community,” said City Man More

Those hoping to recharge their batteries in downtown Dahlonega may soon be in luck.

City council members are looking to plug in to the growing number of drivers traveling by electric or hybrid vehicle with the possible addition of a pair of charging stations to the downtown district.

“I think this really shows a lot of forward thinking on the part of the community,” said City Man More

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Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Car For Korea As Well As U.S.

While it was announced a year ago, the Chevrolet Spark EV electric car still hasn’t formally been shown by General Motors.

That may change at a “GM Electrification” event to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area next month.

The only nugget of news we’ve heard lately is that the Spark EV will be sold in South Korea, where it is built, as well as in the States.< More

While it was announced a year ago, the Chevrolet Spark EV electric car still hasn’t formally been shown by General Motors.

That may change at a “GM Electrification” event to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area next month.

The only nugget of news we’ve heard lately is that the Spark EV will be sold in South Korea, where it is built, as well as in the States.< More

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Can A Mutant Electric Half-Car, Half-Motorcycle Disrupt The Vehicle Market?

The Lit C-1 doesn’t look like any car you’ve ever seen, but it still can go 120 miles per hour and gets 200 miles on each charge. Will people embrace the futuristic design enough to make the startup a success?
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The Lit C-1 doesn’t look like any car you’ve ever seen, but it still can go 120 miles per hour and gets 200 miles on each charge. Will people embrace the futuristic design enough to make the startup a success?
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An electric car for under £14,000? It’s the Renault ZOE!

An electric car for under £14,000? It’s the Renault ZOE!

Never has a supermini caused so much excitement, but Renault’s near imminent launch of the ZOE supermini is expected to be a game-changer for electric vehicles, bringing them within the reach of a much wider audience. More

An electric car for under £14,000? It’s the Renault ZOE!

Never has a supermini caused so much excitement, but Renault’s near imminent launch of the ZOE supermini is expected to be a game-changer for electric vehicles, bringing them within the reach of a much wider audience. More

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What We Know About the Electric BMW i4


BMW i8 and i3

A prospective BMW i4 could blend characteristics from the expensive i8 plug-in hybrid and the small all-electric i3.

BMW’s i line of electric vehicles will extend beyond the confirmed i3 all-electric car and the i8 plug-in supercar. We’ve known that at least since May 2011, when More


BMW i8 and i3

A prospective BMW i4 could blend characteristics from the expensive i8 plug-in hybrid and the small all-electric i3.

BMW’s i line of electric vehicles will extend beyond the confirmed i3 all-electric car and the i8 plug-in supercar. We’ve known that at least since May 2011, when More

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Materials scientists make additive-free battery electrodes with nanoparticles

(Nanowerk News) Materials scientists have developed a simple, robust way to fabricate carbon-free and polymer-free, lightweight colloidal films for lithium-ion battery electrodes, which could greatly improve battery performance.
By developing a method for additive-free electrodes that maintain high conductivity, the resea More

(Nanowerk News) Materials scientists have developed a simple, robust way to fabricate carbon-free and polymer-free, lightweight colloidal films for lithium-ion battery electrodes, which could greatly improve battery performance.
By developing a method for additive-free electrodes that maintain high conductivity, the resea More

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Revolutionary Improvement Increases Lithium Ion Battery Capacity by 300%

California Lithium Battery (CLB), a finalist in Department of Energy’s 2012 Start Up America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge, has announced the record-setting performance of its new lithium ion battery anode.

Called the “GEN3” the anode is a silicon graphene composite material engineered with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) over the past eight months. Independent test resul More

California Lithium Battery (CLB), a finalist in Department of Energy’s 2012 Start Up America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge, has announced the record-setting performance of its new lithium ion battery anode.

Called the “GEN3” the anode is a silicon graphene composite material engineered with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) over the past eight months. Independent test resul More

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Dow Chemical to take charge of up to $1.1 billion

(Reuters) – Dow Chemical Co (DOW.N) will take a fourth-quarter charge of up to $1.1 billion related to last week’s announcement it will close 20 plants, write down the value of its lithium ion battery business and lay off thousands of workers.

Dow, the largest U.S. chemical maker, said the restructuring program – its second of 2012 – was necessary because of dropping More

(Reuters) – Dow Chemical Co (DOW.N) will take a fourth-quarter charge of up to $1.1 billion related to last week’s announcement it will close 20 plants, write down the value of its lithium ion battery business and lay off thousands of workers.

Dow, the largest U.S. chemical maker, said the restructuring program – its second of 2012 – was necessary because of dropping More

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Panasonic may curb solar panel, lithium battery expansion: sources

(Reuters) – Electronics conglomerate Panasonic Corp may curtail its expanded production of solar panels and small lithium batteries used in PCs and other devices as part of new round of restructuring, two sources at the company told Reuters.

Panasonic recently built a solar panel plant in Malaysia for 45 billion yen ($564 million), upping capacity by one-third to 900 megawatts. Plans More

(Reuters) – Electronics conglomerate Panasonic Corp may curtail its expanded production of solar panels and small lithium batteries used in PCs and other devices as part of new round of restructuring, two sources at the company told Reuters.

Panasonic recently built a solar panel plant in Malaysia for 45 billion yen ($564 million), upping capacity by one-third to 900 megawatts. Plans More

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A Wireless Charging Solution for the Leaf and Volt

Beginning in March, Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf owners will have the option of an aftermarket wireless charging solution for their cars. Wireless company Evatran, which makes chargers under the Plugless Power brand name, will shortly announce a partnership with SPX Service Solutions, an official charging supplier for the Chevrolet Volt, to provide residential installations.

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Beginning in March, Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf owners will have the option of an aftermarket wireless charging solution for their cars. Wireless company Evatran, which makes chargers under the Plugless Power brand name, will shortly announce a partnership with SPX Service Solutions, an official charging supplier for the Chevrolet Volt, to provide residential installations.

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Dealer Discounts 2012 Mitsubishi ‘i’ Electric Car To Smart Level

For a time, the 2012 Mitsubishi i was the cheapest electric car on sale in the U.S.

When smart announced its third-generation Electric Drive would retail from $25,750 for the coupe model, it made the $29,975 Mitsubishi look a bit expensive. Even if it does have two extra seats.

Now, Town & Country Mitsubishi in Milwaukie, Oregon, is selling the Mitsubishi i at a discounted price More

For a time, the 2012 Mitsubishi i was the cheapest electric car on sale in the U.S.

When smart announced its third-generation Electric Drive would retail from $25,750 for the coupe model, it made the $29,975 Mitsubishi look a bit expensive. Even if it does have two extra seats.

Now, Town & Country Mitsubishi in Milwaukie, Oregon, is selling the Mitsubishi i at a discounted price More

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Hispanic Electric Vehicle Company Debuts in So. Calif.


Ramon Alvarez C. with his new line of around-town vehicles. Photo courtesy of Alvarez Electric Motors Co.

Broos Campbell — HispanicBusiness.com
Ramon Alvarez C. with his new line of around-town vehicles. Photo courtesy of Alvarez Electric Motors Co.
Ramon Alvarez C. with hi More


Ramon Alvarez C. with his new line of around-town vehicles. Photo courtesy of Alvarez Electric Motors Co.

Broos Campbell — HispanicBusiness.com
Ramon Alvarez C. with his new line of around-town vehicles. Photo courtesy of Alvarez Electric Motors Co.
Ramon Alvarez C. with hi More

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USA: Find a Charging Station Near You

CarStations is a resource dedicated to the expansion and adoption of cleaner vehicles. By providing Google Maps and vehicle charging station details, users can quickly locate and engage with stations and drivers near them.

CarStations is completely free and provides details on all types of information regarding electric vehicles. This website is designed to encourage participation and welco More

CarStations is a resource dedicated to the expansion and adoption of cleaner vehicles. By providing Google Maps and vehicle charging station details, users can quickly locate and engage with stations and drivers near them.

CarStations is completely free and provides details on all types of information regarding electric vehicles. This website is designed to encourage participation and welco More

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USA: SPX Service Solutions To Distribute And Install Plugless Power Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Systems

Service Solutions to launch an in-home vehicle and station installation program for Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt owners who purchase Plugless Power wireless charging systems

WYTHEVILLE, Va., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Evatran announced today that it has signed an agreement with SPX Service Solutions to distribute and install Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging syste More

Service Solutions to launch an in-home vehicle and station installation program for Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt owners who purchase Plugless Power wireless charging systems

WYTHEVILLE, Va., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Evatran announced today that it has signed an agreement with SPX Service Solutions to distribute and install Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging syste More

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