GM And ABB Demonstrate Microgrid Backup With Old Volt Batteries

Folks and authorities in New Jersey are still cleaning up the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the serious power outages have led to a renewed interest in microgrid, battery backup technology. Just a few weeks after Sandy, General Motors and ABB showcased a microgrid backup system using five old Chevy Volt batteries.

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GM Partners with LG to Build Electric Vehicles

If the world is really going to start using electric cars en masse, it is going to take the collective resources of many of the world’s biggest companies to make it happen. So hot on the heels of Toyota and Ford’s announcement of teaming up on hybrid tech, GM announced today that it will partner with LG to build electric vehicles.

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