Samsung SDI will end fuel cell development to concentrate on lithium ion batteries, include 48 volt hybrid systems.
Originally published on CleanTechnica (with slight modification). As I wrote just before Christmas, CleanTechnica is planning to implement solar + electric vehicle events in cities across North America and Europe (and perhaps further at some point). In partnership with GridHub, an exciting renewable energy startup based in Berlin that I’ll write more about shortly, we’re launching the […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Editor’s Note: Mercedes has previously gotten its EV battery cells through Samsung SDI & Panasonic (via Magna & Tesla). The Korean company SK Innovation has been chosen by Mercedes-Benz as its future supplier for electric vehicle lithium-ion battery cells, according to recent reports. Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning to deploy battery […]
This 11th and final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — is a summary of the whole report. Of course, I encourage you to read through the entire report, at least in parts here on CleanTechnica (where you can also dive into the comments under […]
In our 7th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into some of the really juicy stuff — specific features people want, car classes people are interested in, and some specifics regarding batteries. We asked only the non-owners/lessees about required and desired features […]
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have invented a self heating lithium ion battery that uses a little bit of energy from the battery to avoid range loss in cold weather.
We here at CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 are launching our first report. It’s a report that was made possible by the thousands of readers who completed a handful of surveys we created to dive deeper into the electric car market. I think the report, Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want, fills a number of important […]
Many EV owners think of their cars as electronic devices. They expect to be able to upgrade the battery just like they do in their smartphones. Is that really such a terrible idea?
Amnesty International report says much of world’s cobalt is obtained by using abusive practices that put children and adults at risk of serious injury or death.
Samsung SDI brought several experimental batteries to the NAIAS in Detroit this week. Some have 95 amp-hours of power or more but are years away from production.
ARPA-E has awarded the University of Iowa $3 million to research solid state batteries that use sodium rather than lithium to make a solid state battery.
Audi is pioneering new battery technology at its research center in Gaimersheim, Germany. It is experimenting with cylindrical, prismatic and flat cells.
The LG Chem Michigan battery factory is one of the largest in the US. It is adding a fourth production line and seeking new customers for its batteries.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. We’ve finally relaunched Cleantech Talk! And there are two new co-hosts for the show — Kyle Field and Matthew Klippenstein. You can listen to this week’s episode on iTunes, on SoundCloud, or by clicking the play button in the embedded player below. You can also leave a comment at any particular […]
The Tesla GigaFactory will be huge – big enough to be seen from space without a telescope. But Elon Musk says he may need 10 of them to meet his goals.
Despite denials from Tesla, Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said “we are in talks,” with the Tesla Motors CEO about a possible new battery plant.
Zero will be presenting their new models at the AIM Expo in Orlando today, and we got to peek behind the curtain so you could be the first to read about it. On Monday we joined a call with Zero’s Scot Harden to find out what’s coming for 2016. They’ve made a lot of exciting improvements to the lineup and are introducing two customer-designed bikes, the FXS and DSR.
Despite being “new tech”, a recent study indicates less than 2 problems per million cells produced for the Chevy Volt extended-range hybrid electric car.
As many of you know, I’m writing up a report based on four electric vehicle surveys we’ve been conducting. I’m getting close to writing up sections on the results, and am thus going to close the surveys soon. If you haven’t completed any of the applicable surveys yet, this is your “last chance.” I think I […]
All of the drama over the last few years concerning where Tesla would build its first Gigafactory carried with it a lot of potential implications for the states in question, hence the jockeying for position and the various meetings between Tesla officials and state officials. On that note, one of the perhaps lesser of these […]