General Motors has announced that it is fabricating and testing prototype battery cells and systems at its Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai.
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Electric vehicles (EVs) have their partisans and detractors. Supporters see the be-all and end-all transportation solution, while opponents argue the technology is too young. Somewhere between the two extremes lies the truth: today’s commercially available EVs have strengths and weaknesses compared to internal combustion engine (ICEs). The strong points include lower operating costs and lack… Read more »
CEO Elon Musk, usually a relentless optimist, admitted to the huge hurdles ahead when he spoke at the National Clean Energy Summit last week in Las Vegas.
The DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 19 new projects that will receive a total of $43 million to develop new energy storage technologies. The projects are supported through two new ARPA-E programs – Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – and will focus… Read more »
Azure Dynamics Corporation announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to sell its portfolio of patents and related rights and assets to a third party, which would seem to end speculation that the company might emerge from bankruptcy. Canada-based Azure, in partnership with Ford, developed an electric version of the popular… Read more »
GM sold 1,849 Volts in July, bringing the year-to-date total to 10,666, and total US sales since launch to 18,663.
The state of Colorado has passed a new law that will allow anybody – not just utilities – to resell electricity.
The project is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the US DOE.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV set a record this week, as the EPA gave it a combined rating of 118 MPG equivalent, and a power consumption rating of 29 kWh per 100 miles.
The American-made Volt handily beat its Japanese competitors in US sales of plug-in vehicles for the month of May.