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Content posted in August 2011
What's the Ideal EV Battery Size?
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8/25/2011  32 comments
As battery prices drop, automakers are likely to use bigger EV battery packs. But how big is big enough?
Thin Films Could Boost Car Battery of Future
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8/24/2011  8 comments
University of Illinois professor Paul Braun has developed a battery structure that offers high power without sacrificing energy.
Rolls-Royce Tests Electric Car
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8/19/2011  14 comments
Early feedback on the new Rolls-Royce electric concept car shows that drivers like the power and quiet performance, but consider driving range to be an issue.
Do You Sympathize With the Automakers?
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8/17/2011  38 comments
California's zero-emission vehicle mandate could hurt automakers, but do we care?
Video: Our Prius Plug-In Test Drive
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8/16/2011  20 comments
Design News editor Chuck Murray drove a pre-production version of the Prius plug-in, and the good news is that it’s a sensible alternative-fuel vehicle.
Video: Would You Buy a Chevy Volt?
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8/9/2011  63 comments
What would it take to make you buy the Chevy Volt?




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