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'Extreme' Battery Aims to Shock EV Market
Automotive News 
11/10/2014  36 comments
An MIT spin-off says it’s on track to do the near-impossible task of making an electric car battery that offers three times as much energy for a fraction of the cost.
What's Wrong With Marchionne's EV Comments?
Automotive News 
10/10/2014  50 comments
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has again committed the colossal sin of speaking plainly, and electric vehicle advocates aren’t happy about it.
EV Makers Await More Battery Innovation
Automotive News 
9/25/2014  47 comments
Electric vehicle batteries are progressing rapidly, but there’s still no sign on the horizon that the technology is going to revolutionize the auto industry anytime soon, experts said at The Battery Show in Detroit last week.
All-Electric 'Buckeye Bullet' Shoots for 400 MPH
Automotive News 
9/10/2014  13 comments
An engineering team from Ohio State University has set its sights on the unimaginable -- driving 400 mph in an electric vehicle.
High-Performance Electrics Hit the Blacktop
Automotive News 
9/4/2014  19 comments
We’ve collected photos of electric cars, designed for both the neighborhood blacktop and the commercial dragstrip. From the Crazyhorse Pinto and the Killacycle motorcycle to the Tesla Roadster and the 500-HP Renovo Coupe, we offer a peek at the blistering performance of the electric powertrain.
A 400-Mile Range for the Tesla Roadster?
Automotive News 
9/2/2014  12 comments
Tesla Motors might be planning to boost the driving range of its two-seat Roadster to 400 miles.
Renovo Hypes Electric Supercar
Automotive News 
8/28/2014  40 comments
A Silicon Valley company has made the biggest splash yet in the high-performance end of the electric car market, announcing an EV that zips from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and costs $529,000.
BMW Pushes for Broader EV Adoption With New Charger
Automotive News 
8/5/2014  35 comments
Working with engineers at Bosch Automotive, BMW AG is rolling out a fast-charge system that could replenish the battery of its i3 electric car in just 30 minutes.
Battery-Electric Vehicles: It's a Question of Trickle-Down
Automotive News 
7/21/2014  14 comments
If you’ve charted the course of the electric car market over many years, then you know that we’ve always been two years away from a metamorphosis … or five years … or more.
Tesla's 'Affordable EV' Will Cost $35K
Automotive News 
7/18/2014  28 comments
Tesla's "affordable electric car" now has a name and a price. The Model 3 will sell for $35,000.
Slideshow: 2014 Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Automotive News 
7/8/2014  24 comments
From plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles to CNG trucks and hydrogen-powered cars, we offer a peek at the growing category of alternative fuel vehicles.
Toyota's FCV Fuel Cell Sedan -- First Look
Automotive News 
6/30/2014  27 comments
Toyota Motor Corp. made its case for a hydrogen-powered future last week by revealing the exterior of a fuel cell sedan that will go on sale in 2015.
Can Automakers Meet the Growing Number of EV Mandates?
Automotive News 
6/20/2014  29 comments
At least eight states have launched EV mandates. Auto industry analysts wonder whether automakers can meet their requirements.
Nissan Rolls Out Its 2nd Electric Vehicle
Automotive News 
6/19/2014  42 comments
Taking aim at a market long believed to be well-suited for electric powertrains, Nissan Motor Co. has rolled out a battery-powered cargo van that it plans to sell in Europe and Japan.
Hyundai Hits the Road With Fuel Cell Car
Automotive News 
6/18/2014  11 comments
Hyundai Motor America took a small step into the futuristic world of fuel cells last week, handing over the keys to the first customer of its hydrogen-powered car.
Video: EV Battery Maker Aims for 1,000 Miles per Charge
Automotive News 
6/6/2014  22 comments
An Israel-based battery company has demonstrated an aluminum-air chemistry that it claims can deliver as much as 1,000 miles per charge to electric cars.
Battery Sales Show Tesla Has a Long Way to Go
Automotive News 
5/15/2014  33 comments
If recent sales numbers are any indication, Tesla Motors' goal of 50,000 battery packs a year could be a long way off.
Would You Pay $30K for an Electric Car?
Automotive News 
5/12/2014  103 comments
Even if automakers cut the cost of the electric vehicle battery and reach the $30,000 target, big sales are hardly a foregone conclusion. There's still no guarantee that large percentages of mainstream buyers will bite.
Lithium Chemistries Head List of Next-Gen EV Batteries
Automotive News 
5/9/2014  4 comments
New battery chemistries will reach the electric-car market over the next decade, but to be successful the new generation of products will need to have drop-in manufacturing capability.
Can Tesla's $5 Billion Bet Pay Off?
Automotive News 
5/7/2014  37 comments
Whether or not the much-publicized “Gigafactory” is successful, Elon Musk’s grand vision of a gargantuan battery plant may turn out to be one of the most ambitious manufacturing efforts in American business history.
Electric Vehicles Get Good Grades for Reliability
Automotive News 
4/29/2014  50 comments
When it comes to designing for reliability, electric cars are proving that simpler is better, a recent Consumer Reports owner survey has concluded.
Tiny Sensor Monitors Batteries on Start-Stop Cars
Automotive News 
4/28/2014  15 comments
With automakers scaling up for a sales boom, Freescale Semiconductor has rolled out a low-power, low-cost sensor that promises to monitor the batteries used on start-stop or micro-hybrid cars.
Temperature Swings Really Do Affect EV Batteries
Automotive News 
4/1/2014  27 comments
A pure electric car with a lithium-ion battery can lose as much as 57% of its range when the temperature dips and 33% when the mercury rises, a new AAA study says.
Don't Hold Your Breath for Volkswagen's Lithium-Air Battery
Automotive News 
3/21/2014  34 comments
Volkswagen AG is developing a lithium-air battery that could triple the range of its electric cars, but industry experts believe it could be a long time before that chemistry is ready for production vehicles.
Tesla's Gigafactory Would Bring Us Closer to Reality
Automotive News 
3/19/2014  29 comments
After reading all the recent news reports about Tesla Motors’ proposed “Gigafactory,” it’s hard not to wonder about the future of battery-electric cars, and how low their costs can really go.
Slideshow: Considering the History of Electric Cars...
Automotive News 
3/6/2014  39 comments
California’s plan to mandate an electric vehicle market isn’t the first such undertaking and certainly won’t be the last. But as the Golden State ratchets up for its next big step toward zero-emission vehicle status in 2018, it might be wise to consider a bit of history.
Could Tesla 'Gigafactory' Bring EVs to the Masses?
Automotive News 
2/27/2014  38 comments
Tesla Motors plans to build a huge battery factory in hopes of making electric cars affordable for the general public.
Slideshow: Volkswagen Plugs in the New Golf
Automotive News 
2/26/2014  7 comments
Volkswagen AG plans to unveil the next piece of its multi-pronged sustainability strategy next week, rolling out the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show.
Slideshow: Why California Matters to the EV Market
Automotive News 
2/25/2014  49 comments
California's Zero Emission Vehicle laws have been adopted by seven other states, and could bring 3.3 million electric vehicles to the road by 2025.
The Tesla Fires Are Fixable
Automotive News 
2/21/2014  58 comments
By now, most followers of the electric car market know that another Tesla Model S caught fire in early February. The blaze happened in a homeowner’s garage in Toronto. After parking the car, the owner left his garage. Moments later, the smoke detector blared, the fire department was called, and the car was ruined. To date, no one knows why.
Kia Bares Its Soul EV in Chicago
Automotive News 
2/11/2014  28 comments
Kia Motors laid the foundation for an electric future last week, rolling out the battery-powered Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show.
Slideshow: Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Gains Momentum
Automotive News 
2/10/2014  34 comments
Electric car batteries can do more than power electric cars. They can send current to homes and buildings or send it back to the grid. They may one day store energy from wind and solar farms.
Slideshow: Plug-Ins Roll at Detroit Auto Show
Automotive News 
2/5/2014  12 comments
Though plug-in introductions were down at this year's North American International Auto Show, hybrids and pure electrics still made their mark.
Will Parking Problems Slow the Rise of Electric Vehicles?
Automotive News 
1/14/2014  42 comments
Battery-powered vehicles may now face a different kind of stumbling block on the path to widespread acceptance.
When Will Electric Cars Reach the Tipping Point?
Automotive News 
1/6/2014  57 comments
The battery is still the wild card for future electric vehicles.
Slideshow: Fuel Cells Inch Forward
Automotive News 
12/18/2013  7 comments
Hydrogen fuel cells aren’t positioned to solve the world’s energy needs, but they are enjoying a revival of sorts.
Slideshow: Toyota Moves Closer to Fuel Cell Production Car
Automotive News 
12/17/2013  39 comments
The auto industry’s fuel cell mini-trend gained a bit more momentum recently, as Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled a close approximation of the hydrogen-powered car it plans to market in 2015.
Slideshow: Honda Plans Fuel Cell Vehicle for 2015
Automotive News 
12/13/2013  32 comments
Honda Motor Co. is ratcheting up its investment in fuel cells, rolling out a futuristic new concept vehicle and announcing plans to launch a hydrogen-powered production car in 2015.
Slideshow: Hydrogen-Powered Hyundai to Hit Showrooms in February
Automotive News 
12/12/2013  37 comments
Hyundai Motor Co. has launched production of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered crossover vehicle, with the intent of building and leasing 1,000 of them by the end of 2015.
Slideshow: Nissan's BladeGlider EV Aims for Efficiency, Performance
Automotive News 
12/9/2013  25 comments
Nissan Motor Co. is taking the electric vehicle into new territory, rolling out an exotic-looking three-seat concept car that combines sustainability with race car-like performance.
Slideshow: Wireless Charging Comes to Automobiles
Automotive News 
11/7/2013  37 comments
Although a plug-in electric car has its advantages, some suppliers are betting that not all EV owners will want to plug in. Some, they say, will want to charge their cars wirelessly.
Slideshow: Urbee Developer Shooting for 290 MPG
Automotive News 
11/6/2013  21 comments
Urbee, the 3D-printed car that has attracted international attention, now has a new task to conquer -- driving from New York to San Francisco on just 10 gallons of gas.
Is Wireless EV Charging the Better Way?
Automotive News 
10/25/2013  110 comments
Wireless EV chargers, designed by HEVO Power, have hit NYC streets. Park over one, and your electric vehicle could reach a near-full charge in about an hour.
Slideshow: Chevy to Roll Out CNG-Capable Impala
Automotive News 
10/23/2013  26 comments
Chevrolet plans to rolls out a bi-fuel version of its Impala next summer. It will join Honda’s Civic Natural Gas Car as the industry’s only factory-built CNG sedans.
Slideshow: Get Ready for Hydraulic Hybrids
Automotive News 
10/22/2013  36 comments
The hydraulic hybrid may not be grabbing headlines, but it’s a solid fuel-efficient technology with a potential future in heavy-duty vehicles.
Can Hydraulic Hybrids Compete With Electric Hybrids?
Automotive News 
10/21/2013  25 comments
Hydraulic hybrids could play a role in heavy-duty trucks over the next 10 years, and may even find application in next-generation cars.
Slideshow: Cadillac's Plug-In ELR Will Sell for $75K
Automotive News 
10/17/2013  32 comments
Almost five years since its introduction as a concept car at the 2009 North American International Auto Show, the 2014 Cadillac ELR is finally slated to hit the streets at a starting price of $75,995.
GM Chooses Micro- Over Mild-Hybrid in New Malibu
Automotive News 
10/16/2013  8 comments
In a move that highlights the rise of micro-hybrid technology in next-generation vehicles, General Motors has chosen to stick with start-stop technology on its 2014 Chevy Malibu, while discarding a more costly mild hybrid system.
EV Battery Maker A123 to Focus on Micro-Hybrids
Automotive News 
10/15/2013  21 comments
A123 Systems LLC, which opened North America’s biggest electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in 2010, is retargeting its lithium-ion technology toward the fast-growing micro-hybrid market.
Slideshow: Honda Rolls Out 50-MPG Hybrid
Automotive News 
10/7/2013  39 comments
Honda rolled out its 2014 Accord Hybrid this week, which promises to get 50 mpg city. The car will use a gasoline-electric powertrain to also reach an EPA rating of 45 highway mpg, and 47 combined mpg.
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