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Charles Murray
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posted in January 2013

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Comment:Re: Ieeew - Charles Murray-1/31/2013
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Tesla CEO: Boeing Batteries Needed Better Cooling
1/31/2013  39 comments
Questions about cooling the Boeing 787 batteries came up again this week, as Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk called the plane's large pack design risky.
Slideshow: Cadillac ELR Trades Efficiency for Power
Automotive News 
1/30/2013  21 comments
The new Cadillac ELR will offer more power and torque than its cousin, the Chevy Volt, but it may have to trade some efficiency to get it.
Comment:Microchip - Charles Murray-1/28/2013
Were the Boeing 787 Batteries Cooled Properly?
1/25/2013  57 comments
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner's high-profile battery fire may have been the result of an engineering double-whammy: an energetic battery chemistry combined with a possibly inadequate cooling system.
Slideshow: Tesla's Model X Blends Electricity & Function
Automotive News 
1/22/2013  28 comments
Tesla Motors will blend the qualities of a sport utility vehicle and a minivan in an all-electric car that's targeted to hit the streets in 2014.
Comment:Question - Charles Murray-1/18/2013
Lithium-Ion Batteries Emerge as Possible Culprit in Dreamliner Incidents
1/17/2013  34 comments
A succession of problems has plagued Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, but investigators are now most concerned about incidents involving overheating of lithium-ion batteries.
NHTSA Wants Hybrids, EVs to Be Noisier
1/16/2013  60 comments
In an effort to make streets safer for pedestrians, the National Highway Traffic Administration has proposed a rule that could require engineers to add more sound to hybrids and electric vehicles.
Correction Technique Adds 'Warmth' to Dimmable LED Light
Electronics News 
1/15/2013  26 comments
Engineers at NXP Semiconductors say they've found a way to take the "coldness" out of white LED light.
EV Battery Market Could Hinge on Plug-In Hybrid Success
Automotive News 
1/14/2013  8 comments
Growing demand for plug-in hybrids could mean good news for electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturers over the next eight years, possibly enabling them to avert a battery oversupply, a new study says.
Toyota, Audi Demo Self-Driving Technologies at CES
1/11/2013  40 comments
Toyota Motor Corp. and Audi AG are demonstrating active safety technologies that could one day serve as building blocks for the emergence of driverless vehicles.
'EV Triumph' Needs More Perspective, Less Hype
Automotive News 
1/10/2013  55 comments
Many news stories about a Pike Research study of electric vehicle sales use accurate figures but need more context.
Comment:Congrats - Charles Murray-1/9/2013
Ford Builds Metal Prototypes With 3D Printing
1/8/2013  27 comments
Ford Motor Co. is raising the stakes in rapid prototyping, making testable prototype metal parts ranging from brake rotors to transmission cases with three-dimensional printers.
Chevy Volt Owners: We'd Do It Again
Automotive News 
1/3/2013  75 comments
The Chevy Volt and other electrified vehicles dominated a Consumer Reports survey asking if people would buy their cars again.
Why Ford Chose Lithium-Ion for 2013 Hybrids
Automotive News 
1/2/2013  19 comments
When Ford Motor Co. announced in 2012 that its new hybrids would use lithium-ion batteries instead of nickel-metal hydride, many experts raised an eyebrow.

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