Fisker CEO Tony Posawatz told the press this week that the company has been forced to shut down production of the Karma until it figures out where its next batteries are coming from.
The new material could serve as a “drop-in” upgrade for existing iron phosphate-based materials in cells using existing electrolyte and anode combinations.
The Spark EV Waypoint tab calculates the optimal route to a given destination, along with the locations of recommended charging stations if needed.
The Springo is a renamed electric version of the Sail, which is produced by Shanghai GM, a joint venture between GM and Chinese partner SAIC.
At the recent Electrification Experience symposium in California, GM and ABB demonstrated a “community energy storage system” made from five used Chevy Volt batteries. The unit is designed to provide 25 kW of power for two hours, enough to power 3 to 5 average American homes (a few dozen of these babies would come… Read more »
California Lithium Battery, a finalist in the DOE’s 2012 Start Up America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge, has announced the record-setting performance of its new “GEN3” silicon graphene composite anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Independent test results in full cell LIBs reveal an energy density of 525 Wh/kg and specific anode capacity 1,250 mAh/g. In… Read more »
A researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has invented a new class of power inverter that could lead to cheaper and lighter traction motors and power electronics for EVs. Power inverters are a key component of EVs, as well as related technologies such as solar power and battery storage. Current inverters with multiple switching… Read more »
ESB Networks will use IBM's Intelligent Electric Vehicle Enablement Platform to operate and manage its 1,000 public EV charge points in Ireland
Battery maker A123 Systems announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and agreed to sell its automotive business assets to Johnson Controls. Once considered a promising startup with innovative technology, the company took a huge hit in March, when it was forced to recall a batch of defective batteries destined for Fisker’s Karma… Read more »
NanoSteel, a privately held company that makes proprietary nano-structured steel materials, announced this week that automotive visionary Bob Lutz has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Through the development of patented alloys, NanoSteel has created a new class of steel that allows automotive engineers and designers to reduce weight through the use of… Read more »