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    Report: All quiet on the Mitsubishi plug-in vehicle front

    Two years ago, it looked like Mitsubishi was ready to have a noticeable presence in plug-in electric vehicles. After all, the all-electric i (also known as the i-MiEV in Japan, where it has been sold since 2009) was considered cute and fun to drive. It wasn't cheap, but at that time it was priced ...

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    Two Wheels: Brammo HQ suffers $200,000 damage after lab fire, electric motorcycles not affected

    Electric motorcycle maker Brammo Motorsports took a hit over the weekend – a fire at its Ashland, OR, facility caused more than $200,000 in damage. Thankfully, this incident won't slow down business, according to the company's director of marketing, Adrian Stewart, who added that the fire ...

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    Official: New partners join IBM's lithium air project to develop 500-mile battery

    Work is continuing on IBM's wish-we-had-it-now lithium-air battery technology. Today, IBM is announcing that two new partners – Asahi Kasei and Central Glass – are joining the Battery 500 Project team. The idea, as the number suggests, is to develop a battery for passenger cars that ...

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    DC 2010: NAS' li-ion battery cost predictions are too high, battery makers say

    During one of the sessions at the Electric Drive Transportation Association meeting here alongside the Washington Auto Show, our friend Felix Kramer from CalCars got an answer to a question that's been on his mind for a while: just how much will large-format lithium-ion batteries cost in five or ...

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    Chevy Volt battery plant location to be announced this week

    Chevy Volt battery pack - click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in January at the Detroit Auto Show, then-CEO Rick Wagoner announced that General Motors would be building the battery packs for the Chevy Volt at a new plant to be located somewhere in Michigan. At the time, no one from the ...

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    Nissan to spend $1 billion on U.S. battery plant, 4 more plants in Europe

    Nissan EV-02 prototype - click above for high res image gallery
    Nissan was one of the three recipients in the first round of low interest loans through the U.S. Department of Energy's ATVM program along with Ford and Tesla. Nissan will be getting $1.6 billion from the program that will be used to ...

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    Ferdinand Porsche Award goes to lithium battery researchers

    click above for a high res gallery of Lohner-Porsche EVs and hybrids
    This year's "Professor Ferdinand Porsche Award" has gone to Dipl. Eng. Michael Keller from Temic Automotive Electric Motors GmbH, Berlin, and Prof. Herbert Kohler from Daimler AG, Stuttgart. The pair won the €50,000 prize ...

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    Daimler looking for an extra partner in its lithium battery venture

    Late last year, Daimler AG announced that it would partner with Evonik for the development and manufacturing of automotive lithium ion batteries. Daimler bought half of Evonik's LiTec battery unit at that time. Now, Daimler is looking to bring in another partner for the project. At this time, its ...

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    Nissan-NEC JV to invest for 200,000 Li-ion batteries annually by 2011

    Nissan and NEC are apparently seeing a lot of potential for their lithium battery joint venture. The Japanese Nikkei is reporting that Automotive Energy Supply Corp. will spend upwards of $1.1 billion on production facilities for lithium ion batteries to be used in hybrid and electric vehicles. The ...

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    Toshiba wants EV battery business, 3M lithium cells/month in 2010

    It's looking increasingly likely that plug-in vehicles will not entirely bring America energy independence, at least not in terms of energy storage. The fact that American business over the last couple of years seems to have largely given up on manufacturing in favor of being a service economy ...

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    Will lithium battery costs ever come down?

    Battery-powered cars have a lot to recommend them, but they still have one major flaw - the batteries! Compared to almost any other energy storage solution, even the best of today's electrochemical batteries still have very low energy density and very high cost. Every major car manufacturer is ...


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