Hyundai will introduce the Kona electric SUV to America next year. It will have two battery sizes on offer, including a 64 kWh unit that should be good for an EPA range of at least 210 miles.
Nissan has announced that owners of a 2011 to 2015 LEAF can purchase a replacement 24 kWh battery for $5,499 plus installation, which it says should take about 3 hours.
Toshiba says its next generation SCiB lithium ion battery will be capable of ultra fast charging that will add up to 200 miles of range in just 6 minutes.
Daimler will begin selling its Fuso eCanter electric delivery van by the end of 2018 and is partnering with StoreDot to develop its 5 minute charging technology.
Formula E may see an entry from nanoFlowcell, the Swiss company that is developing a 48 volt fuel cell powered by a non-toxic liquid electrolyte.
A conversation with Christina Lampe-Onnerud revealed the innovative thinking behind the battery maker, Cadenza.
Cummins unveiled its Class 7 short range electric truck power train this week. Scheduled for production in 2019, it will feature a 145 kWh battery and one hour charge time.
Lithium is critical to making the batteries that will enable the transition to renewable energy, but it is in short supply and competition is fierce. Researchers at Stanford think they have the answer to finding deposits in the US.
As part of the Model 3 reveal at the Tesla Gigafactory, Elon Musk said the facility will produce twice as much battery capacity each year as the rest of the world combined.
The Tesla Model 3 is here at last. Here are the answers to all (most?) of your questions about this much anticipated electric car.
Toyota says it will introduce an electric car with a long range, fast charging solid state battery in Japan by 2022. That’s good, but is it good enough?
A trusted source is telling Ben Sullins of Teslanomics that Tesla is using an entirely new battery cell for the Model 3. Called the 4416, it is rumored to have higher energy density than any Tesla has used previously.
Researchers at Drexel University claim they have created a new material that will allow batteries to be recharged in seconds rather than hours. Is it pie in the sky or a real breakthrough?
If all car makers sell one quarter electric cars, the world will need 40 new Gigafactories to meet the demand for EV batteries says Volkswagen’s head of R&D.
Peter Martens, head of R&D for Audi, told AMUS last week that the cost of the batteries for its new electric cars will be around $112 per kilowatt-hour.
Porsche claimed its 19th victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race last weekend, but will it continue in endurance racing or shift its focus to Formula E?
Workhorse CEO Steve Burns says his company is concentrating on fleet sales because that’s where pre-orders come from and pre-orders unlock financing opportunities.
Electric Car Battery With 300 Mile Range, 5 Minute Charging Time. It’s Possible, Says Israeli Company
Israeli company StoreDot says it has created a battery with 300 miles of range that can recharge in 5 minutes. If true, the EV revolution is over and the future is now.
UPS will begin field testing plug-in hybrid delivery vans with an on board fuel cell for extended range operations in Sacramento this year.
GM says two thirds of all the new models it introduces to the Chinese market in the next few years will have plugs. It is building a new battery factory in Shanghai to make the batteries for all those cars.