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Chinese Firm Buys Fisker Battery Supplier A123 Systems

When lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 systems declared bankruptcy last October, the move left Fisker Automotive without a battery supplier for its Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sedan. Fisker downplayed the drama, insisting that it had sufficient inventory for the near future, and that the sale... read more

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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 


 
Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes Rushed to Acting Class After On-Set Car Fire

No injuries were reported, but alleged film star and stunt spouse Katie Holmes is one lucky bit player today after an on-set accident involving a car. A part of a car... read more July 27, 2009 by 


 
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GM opens advanced battery lab in Michigan

Despite a bankruptcy filing that's barely a week old, General Motors is fighting to preserve its image as a relevant and potent member of the automotive industry. To that... read more June 8, 2009 by 


 
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Better Place shows off its automated EV battery switching station

Shai Agassi's ambitious Better Place project has been rolling out plans for test-market EVs around the world for over a year now, and today the project took a huge leap... read more May 13, 2009 by 


 
Tesla Roadster

Porsche buys a Tesla Roadster for competitive research

Researching the products of competitors, even to the point of purchasing and then carefully analyzing each piece, is a common practice in the auto industry, especially so at... read more November 25, 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 


 
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