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Content posted in September 2011
Does Anyone Know the True Cost of EV Batteries? (Not Really)
Captain Hybrid 
9/16/2011  36 comments
If you want to start an argument about electric vehicles, the best way to do it is to mention battery costs.
Prius Plugs Into a New Era
Captain Hybrid 
9/13/2011  18 comments
Small battery, fast recharging, and low costs are the keys to Toyota's "less is more" strategy of electrification.
Automaker Partnerships Surge in Bid to Reduce Dev Costs
Captain Hybrid 
9/12/2011  5 comments
Automakers save time and save tens of millions of development dollars by teaming with other automakers and with suppliers.
Electric Car Battery Makers Face Shakeup Amid Soft Demand
Captain Hybrid 
9/8/2011  24 comments
The laws of supply and demand may be about to deal a nasty blow to electric car (EV) battery manufacturers.
GM Investigating Pure Electric Cars
Captain Hybrid 
9/6/2011  29 comments
General Motors, the giant automaker notable for killing the EV1 a decade ago, is accelerating its move into the battery electric vehicle (BEV) arena.
Nissan Responds to Leaf No-Start Software Glitch
Captain Hybrid 
9/1/2011  11 comments
Some Nissan Leaf owners have found their vehicles won't start due to an air conditioning system flaw.




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