UPDATED: German tech company shopping for EV battery technology company to acquire

[Correction: 6/22/2012 5:00PM EST] It was brought to our attention that our coverage this story did not accurately portray the intentions of Manz. So, we chatted with Wolfgang Jeutter, Head of Manz US operations, to clear things up.   Clarification of the Bloomberg article, quoting Dieter Manz at Intersolar Trade Fare in Munich: Manz is looking… Read more »

Coulomb partners with National Grid to extend ChargePoint network throughout New York State

Empire State EV owners should see their range anxiety steadily receding. Charging station manufacturer Coulomb Technologies announced this week that it has partnered with power provider National Grid to extend Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network throughout New York State. The company received a million bucks in funding (part of a promised $4.4 million) from the New York… Read more »

Honda reuses rare earth metals from batteries, releases Environmental Annual Report

In the spirit of the “triple bottom line” (People, Planet, Profit), Honda released its 2012 Environmental Annual Report today, documenting the CO2 emissions of the company’s vehicles throughout their entire life cycles. The company claims to be the first automaker to do so.     Honda also announced that it will begin reusing rare earth… Read more »