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Content posted in October 2012
Slideshow: Scenes From Convergence 2012
Automotive News 
10/23/2012  14 comments
The Society of Automotive Engineers' Convergence 2012 conference in Detroit provided a glimpse of future automotive electronics.
Battery Management Technology Could Boost EV Performance
Automotive News 
10/17/2012  18 comments
Researchers are working on a math-based battery management technique that could dramatically cut charging times for electric vehicles, while boosting useable battery energy and power.
Future Batteries, by the Numbers
Automotive News 
10/12/2012  14 comments
To take EV batteries to the next level, materials scientists are examining a wide array of chemistries, from lithium-sulfur and lithium-air to a new breed of lead-acid.
Slideshow: Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid Hits the Highway in 2014
Automotive News 
10/9/2012  8 comments
Audi AG says it's getting closer to knowing the configuration of the powertrain and battery cooling system for its new A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid, which will reach production in 2014.
Big Battery EVs Under Fire
Automotive News 
10/1/2012  92 comments
The latest news from the world of electric cars can't be good for EV battery makers.




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