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    Official: ZENN to acquire 51% of EEStor
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    Zenn Motor Co. may have a name better associated with a sense of peace, but the company it has been connected to for years and has now agreed to buy does have a bit of uncertainty about it. Canada-based Zenn, which used to make and sell lead-acid battery-powered neighborhood-electric vehicles, ...

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    Official: SolarCity using Tesla battery tech for DemandLogic grid energy storage
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    Grid energy storage is becoming a tangible business opportunity for cleantech companies and automakers these days – it's all that's left of Coda, for example, and Toyota is open to the opportunities. Sun-power provider SolarCity has entered the market with DemandLogic, a smart energy ...

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    Official: Coda Energy emerges as Coda Holdings bankruptcy finishes up
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    Coda Energy has been officially unveiled. As Coda Holdings, Inc., and its Coda Automotive electric carmaker subsidiary, has closed bankruptcy sale proceedings, the energy storage division is now ready for business. Global investment management firm Fortress Investment Group has led a consortium ...

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    Official: Coda officially files for bankruptcy, shifts focus to energy storage
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    Anyone who had Coda Automotive in your office pool for the next electric vehicle maker to declare bankruptcy, go on and collect your winnings. Coda announced today it will restructure as an energy storage business after voluntarily filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the District of Delaware. The ...

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    Report: 200,000 vehicle-to-grid plug-ins to be sold by 2020
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    Electric vehicles camped in parking spaces will be an ideal vehicle-to-grid energy source for buildings equipped with energy management systems. A new report from Navigant Research forecasts that nearly 200,000 plug-in electric vehicles equipped with vehicle-to-building (V2B) technology will be ...

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    Official: Toyota recycling old hybrid batteries into energy-storage systems for dealers
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    How's this for a "willing buyer"? Toyota is going to recycle nickel-metal hydride batteries from old hybrids into energy management systems and will then sell those systems to Toyota dealerships in Japan. Starting in April, the company's Toyota Turbine and Systems Inc. division will sell an ...

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    Report: EV drivers find plug-in refuge during gas station frenzy post-Sandy
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    Electric vehicle drivers in New York and New Jersey have been able to avoid some of the post-superstorm Sandy apocalypse – waiting in long lines just to find out the station is out of gasoline. Tom Moloughney, owner of the Nauna's Bella Casa restaurant in Montclair, NJ, and an all-electric ...

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    Battery cost dropping below $200 per kWh soon, says Tesla's Elon Musk
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    During its recent fourth quarter 2011 financial results Q&A conference call, CEO Elon Musk had, of course, lots to say about Tesla Motors and its various products. One statement though, concerning the falling cost of batteries, spoke to the broader electric vehicle (EV) market and bears ...

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    Official: EV maker Coda Holdings launches energy-storage division
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    Coda Holdings, parent company of the Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive, is launching a division specializing in energy storage as the company looks to cash in on what many believe will be a rapidly growing market for secondary use of electric-vehicle batteries. The new ...

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    Electrovaya launches scalable lithium-ion energy storage system
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    Electrovaya, a developer of lithium-ion battery systems, has announced the launch of a product line targeted at solving the energy storage challenges that utilities are faced with today. Electrovaya's Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System (LIBESS), a smart grid-capable unit, stores excess ...

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    Supercapacitor breakthrough beats batteries with graphene *UPDATE
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    In the coming decades, hybrids, and maybe even all-electric vehicles, may cruise without batteries. Instead, the energy in these vehicles of the future will be stored in a supercapacitor which could be recharged in minutes, possibly seconds. We've heard of the potential of supercaps (and ...

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