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PowerGenix and Amperex partner to manufacture high-volume nickel-zinc batteries

PowerGenix, a developer of rechargeable nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Asian battery manufacturer Amperex Technology (ATL). ATL will become PowerGenix’s partner for the high-volume manufacturing of NiZn batteries. According to PowerGenix, nickel-zinc is the ideal chemistry for Stop-Start (or is it Start-Stop?) systems. Whatever you call it, the technology, which… Read more »

BMW i3 bares it all in LA

As BMW prepares to bring its new i3 to market in 2014, expectations are running high. The upscale city car fills a vacant niche in the market, and it embodies all the advantages of a pure EV. Equally important, the company seems committed to making the i3 a success in the marketplace, rather than taking… Read more »

Remy CEO moves to VIA as it ramps up production

VIA Motors has announced that John Weber, former CEO of motor manufacturer Remy, has been chosen as VIA’s new Chief Executive Officer. “John’s many years of experience as an auto industry manufacturer and his keen leadership skills make him a tremendous asset to VIA Motors as we ramp up production and work more closely with… Read more »

Scientists invent self-healing battery electrode

Researchers from Stanford University and the DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a battery electrode that heals itself, a very useful trick indeed. “Self-healing is very important for the survival and long lifetimes of animals and plants,” said Chao Wang, one of two principal authors of the paper, which appeared in the latest issue… Read more »

Tesla requests NHSTA investigation, confirms suspension update and amends warranty

(Updated 11/19/2013 – 11:10 am ET to include comments from NHTSA Administrator David Strickland) Tesla has taken a lot of heat since the third Model S fire in six weeks occurred earlier this month – the press pounced and the stock plummeted. Last week, Elon Musk reassured us that Tesla continues to build the safest cars… Read more »

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Where will it fit into the market?

In a sense, every new entry into the plug-in vehicle market competes with all the others in the field – after all, there are still just a handful available nationwide. However, while the press tends to pit plug-ins against each other for juicy headlines, like “Volt vs LEAF,” there are very few direct head-to-head matchups… Read more »

Canada invests $30 million to research new automotive technologies

The Government of Canada has awarded $30 million ($29 million US) to 10 university-industry partnerships to research new automotive technologies. Industry and other partners have committed an additional $22 million to the projects, which were selected through the Automotive Partnership Canada (APC) initiative. The largest of these awards is $8.9 million to a partnership between… Read more »

AMP Electric Vehicles: From car converter to truck OEM

The unusual journey of AMP Electric Vehicles has positioned it to become a leading OEM producing alternative-fuel vehicles for the medium-duty market. Seven years ago, AMP Electric Vehicles was founded on the idea of converting passenger vehicles – originally designed with an internal combustion engine, gas tank, and related components – to electric drive. The… Read more »