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    Study: DC fast charging not as damaging to EV batteries as expected

    As convenient as DC fast charging is, there have been lots of warnings that repeated dumping of so many electrons into an electric vehicle's battery pack in such a short time would reduce the battery's life. While everyone agrees that DC fast charging does have some effect on battery life, it may ...

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    Study: Roadster batteries likely to perform better than Tesla predicted

    Once the epitome of EV cool, the Tesla Roadster has kind of taken a back seat to the new electric vehicles in the market it helped spawn. Turns out, even in the background, the Roadster has things to teach us. Or, at least it does to the experts at Plug In America who recently took a closer look ...

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    Report: Plug In America wants to survey your Tesla Roadster battery

    Plug In America has launched a second electric vehicle owner experience survey – this time with the Tesla Roadster. It follows a survey conducted last year among Nissan Leaf owners, which was utilized and acknowledged by Nissan as it dealt with unexpected battery capacity loss reported by ...

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    Countdown to Earth Day: kW = electric motor output; kWh = battery pack capacity

    Chevrolet Volt battery pack
    Understanding electric and plug-in vehicles requires a basic knowledge of the mechanics that make them move. Obviously, these two types of advanced vehicles have components (i.e. electric motors and massive battery packs) that more conventional gasoline- and ...

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    A week with the i-MiEV proves that range and charging continue to hamper the experience

    Mitsubishi i-MiEV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Electric cars are still in their infancy and, as with any new technology, certain issues are sure to pop up. Overcoming some of these concerns such as limited range and lack of infrastructure will take time, but early adopters of this new ...

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    Nissan ready to make 500,000 batteries a year when demand is there

    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    You certainly can't argue with Carlos Ghosn's commitment to battery-powered vehicles. No one else in the auto industry has placed such a huge bet on plug-in vehicles. Renault has committed to four different ...


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