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A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

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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2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Live Shots

2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Hybrid Luxury Sedan Priced From $30,820

We’ve known about the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist mild-hybrid luxury sedan since late 2010 but GM only released the all-important pricing details for the car this week... read more June 9, 2011 by 


 
Volvo C30 Electric

Volvo C30 Electric Car Leases Start This Summer, In Europe

Volvo showed us its C30 Electric zero-emissions hatchback at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show back in January, which included a crashed example with the car's expensive battery... read more June 8, 2011 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 


 
Tesla Model S Alpha build

Tesla Model S ‘Alpha’ Build Mega-Gallery

The Tesla Model S electric sedan is on track for a market debut in the middle of next year, although the production version of the car is scheduled to be revealed at the end... read more June 5, 2011 by 


 
Delta Motorsport E-4 Electric Coupe

Move Over Tesla, Delta Motorsport Launches 150 MPH E-4 Electric Coupe

Over in the UK, a relatively new company by the name of Delta Motorsport and based at the famous Silverstone race circuit, has designed and built from the ground up a sporty... read more May 13, 2011 by 


 
U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview: U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi was one of the first major automakers to announce plans for a mass produced electric vehicle and even had a working prototype out testing back in 2008 in the form... read more November 8, 2010 by 


 
2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept

Lotus 414E Prototypes Waiting On U.K. Funds

 If any car company that can make a decent hybrid sports car, Lotus would be the one. Their cars are light and compact, making them perfect for the simplified and... read more August 26, 2010 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 Bentley Continental GT

AutoExpress Reports Bugatti EV Based On Bentley Structure

The Bugatti Veyron is a $1.7 million wonder. It features a complex quad-turbocharged W-16 1,001 hp that requires 4 radiators and an exposed engine just to cool the thing... read more May 27, 2010 by 


 
McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren Automotive Officially Launches As A Car Company

As of today, McLaren is no longer solely a race car manufacturer producing cars seen at Formula 1 events. Now they are officially a car company with the launch of the MP4-12C... read more March 18, 2010 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma

Fisker Raises Additional $115.3 Million, Signs Battery Deal With A123 Systems

Fisker recently suffered a setback with the launch of its Karma plug-in hybrid electric sports sedan, whose delay has been pushed back until the third quarter of the year... read more January 18, 2010 by 


 
Porsche lightweight lithium-ion 12-Volt starter battery

Porsche's $1,700 Starter Battery Option For Boxster Spyder, 911 GT3

Perhaps only Porsche, with its long legacy of pricey options, could consider charging $1,700 for a starter battery. To be fair, this isn't just any old 12-Volt lead-acid... read more December 9, 2009 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 


 
2009 Cadillac Converj

Report: Growing Support Within GM For Production Cadillac Converj

One of the most exciting cars from January’s Detroit Auto Show was the Cadillac Converj concept car, which General Motors used to showcase its plug-in hybrid technology in... read more August 25, 2009 by 


 
Buick plug-in hybrid crossover teaser

Report: Buick Cancels Vue-Based Plug-in Hybrid Crossover

When General Motors sells Saturn later this year it will lose more than a quarter of its sales of hybrid vehicles. Saturn, with no V8 models, full-size SUVs or pickups, is... read more August 19, 2009 by 


 
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