Batteries

 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3's battery-pack size revealed in EPA documents

The Tesla Model 3 has officially begun rolling off the assembly line, but the car will see a staggered launch. Specifically, the Model 3 in production today is what has been named the "Long Range" variant. Now, we have some additional details on that car. Preliminary EPA documents, discovered by... read more

August 11, 2017 by
 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

A123 Systems Recalls Battery Used In Fisker Karma And Other Plug-Ins

Following some recent failures of an automotive lithium-ion battery it produces, including some occurrences that made national headlines, American battery manufacturer A123... read more March 27, 2012 by


 
A sample of Cambridge crude liquid battery material

MIT Researchers Working On Liquid-State Batteries That Can Be ‘Refueled’

One of the biggest hurdles towards the mainstream acceptance of electric cars is the lengthy period of time, usually around six to eight hours, that it takes to top up their... read more June 7, 2011 by


 
"Powerdecal" illuminated sticker

Powerdecal: The Sticker That Turns On And Off With Your Car

Fed up with bumper stickers and window stickers that nobody else can see at night? Want to show off your allegiance to a particular sports team or college even in the darkest... read more April 21, 2011 by


 
Mercedes SLS AMG Carrera Panamericana drive

Automobile Looks In-Depth At The SLS AMG E-Cell Prototype

It seems that as soon as a supercar gets built today, the company will turn around and make a install a hybrid or electric drive train into the car, like Audi’s E-tron... read more June 21, 2010 by


 
2009 Toyota FT-86 Concept

Akio Toyoda Wants Affordable, Fun and Green Cars

It’s no surprise that there is a serious lack of affordable sporty cars in Toyota’s lineup. The Lexus LFA is sold out, the ISF is over $50,000 out of reach of many car... read more June 4, 2010 by


 
2009 Tesla Roadster, Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, CA

Driven: 2009 Tesla Roadster Will Make You An Electric-Car Believer

We can't even count the number of performance-car owners and drivers who sneer at electric cars. Usually the phrase "golf carts" comes up. Well, we guarantee that if you put... read more October 26, 2009 by


 
Coda Automotive sedan

Coda Automotive launches in U.S. with new electric sedan

A brand new electric car company has been established and plans to start selling its cars in the U.S. by the second half of next year. The new company is Coda Automotive, the... read more June 3, 2009 by


 
Toshiba's SCiB battery

Toshiba's SCiB batteries leap forward to 90-sec recharge time

Solving the problem of storing enough energy in a dense enough package without undue cost, weight or danger is the primary hurdle facing hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs)... read more April 16, 2009 by


 
Nissan Denki cube concept car

U.S. consumers may be able to buy Nissan EVs by next year

It's not often that major automakers push production dates ahead in time rather than back, especially with the current economic conditions, but Nissan might be doing just... read more March 24, 2009 by


 
nissan zev prototype 003

Nissan to show off new-generation zero-emissions vehicle in San Diego

As the traditional car industry struggles against a lack of consumer credit, economic instability and its own growing pains, several of the major players are forging ahead... read more March 23, 2009 by


 
Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid test vehicle

Prius plug-in hybrid conversion kit promises 40mi range on electricity, 100mpg

With figures that equal the proposed Chevrolet Volt without the wait and with the familiarity of the highly successful Toyota Prius platform, California outfit Jungle Motors... read more December 8, 2008 by


 
2008 nyias nissan denki ev motorauthority 001

Nissan electric car will require batteries to be leased

Previously we reported on Nissan's electric car, which it plans to release in several markets in 2010 followed by global roll out in 2012. But the expensive nature of the... read more November 14, 2008 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Report: GM picks Volt battery supplier

Just a month or so ago, the automotive world spent a frenzied several weeks feeding over the production Chevrolet Volt, unveiled for General Motors' centennial. This week a... read more October 24, 2008 by


 
Zipcar Prius

Toyota cuts price on replacement Prius batteries

Those most critical of the hybrid and electric vehicle segment often highlight the huge expense of battery replacement as a primary reason to avoid the electron-peddling... read more September 29, 2008 by


 
 

 
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