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RECORDS FIRST HALF 2014

Audi draws up plans for range of electric cars, report says (June 21, 2014)
Audi has drawn up blueprints for a range of high-performance electric cars to help it take on its German rivals and Tesla Motors if the market picks up ... (more)

Renault, LG Chem Join Forces to Develop Long-Range EV Batteries (June 15, 2014)
Renault Samsung Motors announced on May 21 that the Renault Group and LG Chem signed an MOU to develop next-gen long-range electric vehicle (EV) batteries ... (more)

Detroit Electric Production Confirmed For Holland, Not Detroit (June 10, 2014)
You'd be forgiven for thinking a car company called Detroit Electric would produce its cars in, or at least near, Motor City itself. After all, the car bearing the same name was produced there back in the early 1900s ... (more)

Nissan Plans for Improved LEAF EV in 2017 (June 06, 2014)
Three years ago, the Nissan LEAF was the only pure electric car available to EV buyers. Now, with nearly 20 plug-in cars on the market—and the earliest ... (more)

Luxury EV Sales Outpace Overall Market (June 02, 2014)
The plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continued to see strong growth in early 2014, and the high-end segment is likely to expand most quickly during the remaining months. According ... (more)

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Completes 8 Weeks Of Cold Testing In Russia (May 29, 2014)
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been on the market for almost 1.5 years, but as it turns out, the Japanese automaker is still conducting tests on ... (more)

Nano-wire Li-ion Battery Triples Capacity & Charges in 10 Minutes (May 25, 2014)
Researchers have developed a new lithium-ion battery that can recharge within 10 minutes and hold three times as much energy as its existing ... (more)

Audi Says The R8 e-tron Is Now Capable Of 280 Miles Range, Confirms Production (May 21, 2014)
Audi had decided to put the once-canceled R8 e-tron electric sports car back in the production pipeline first surfaced. The reason? Improved battery technology. Today ... (more)

UNIST develop lithium-ion battery that charges 120x faster (May 20, 2014)
A group of Korean scientists, working at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), have developed a fast-charge lithium-ion battery that can be ... (more)

Dual Carbon Battery Charges 20x Faster than Current Li-Ion Batts (May 19, 2014)
Power Japan Plus has launched a new battery technology – the Ryden dual carbon battery. This unique battery offers energy density comparable to a lithium ion battery, but over a much longer functional lifetime with ... (more)

Fuel Cell Vehicles — Hype or Hope? (May 13, 2014)
The first mass market consumer fuel cell vehicle will soon be available in California: the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell SUV. It’s taken decades ... (more)

BYD Receives Record Bus & Taxi Order; 2,000 Buses And 1,000 Taxis! (May 10, 2014)
Another day begins with electrifying and shocking news from China where BYD just announced that it received a massive order ... (more)

Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend (May 3, 2014)
Britain still lags behind, but carmakers anticipate 'tipping point' for battery-powered driving... (more)

Flexible Nano Nickel-fluoride Battery Doubles as a Supercapacitor (May 2, 2014)
A Rice University laboratory has flexible, portable and wearable electronics in its sights with the creation of a thin film for energy storage... (more)

HELLA Developing Wireless Charging Systems For Electric Vehicles (April 26, 2014)
HELLA is working with Paul Vahle GmbH to develop wireless charging systems for electric and hybrid-electric ... (more)

Li-Sulfur Batteries with Metal-Organic Frameworks offer 800 km Range (April 21, 2014)
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) added a kind of nanomaterial called a metal-organic framework, to the battery’s cathode ... (more)

Porsche Considering Electric Sports Car with 400 km range (April 5, 2014)
Speaking to Auto Motor und Sport, Müller said "Yes, of course we think about it." The executive went on to say he isn't a fan of range-extended electric vehicles ... (more)

Monte Carlo Rally Goes Electric, Renault Zoe Takes Victory (March 29, 2014)
Whether on legs, horses or motor vehicles, mankind has always had an insatiable desire to go quicker than its neighbor ... (more)

VW testing battery that could boost energy density 4x (March 22, 2014)
Volkswagen is bench testing a new battery chemistry that it says could store up to 80 kWh of energy in a similar volume to that of ... (more)

Nissan Launch the e-NV200 Electric Van at Geneva (March 06, 2014)
Nissan is introducing the Nissan e-NV200, which brings unprecedented refinement, with zero emissions and ultra-low running costs to the compact van segment ... (more)

Toyota pulls plug on plug-in EV charging (February 24, 2014)
Toyota is developing a wireless EV charging system based on magnetic resonance Recharging a plug-in hybrid or ... (more)

DENSO to Test Wireless Charging System (February 20, 2014)
Global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation will begin a ten-month field test of its wireless battery charging system in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The field test is intended ... (more)

China To Extend Electric-Vehicle Subsidies Beyond 2015 Expiration Date (February 14, 2014)
China plans to continue its electric-car subsidies as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales ... (more)

Revived Saab could finally bring electric drive to the 9-3 (February 5, 2014)
Saab brand to make electric comeback The resurrected Saab brand is to focus on electric models The iconic Swedish ... (more)

Audi approve Q8 e-tron SUV with 600 km range for production (February 4, 2014)
An all-electric version of Audi's upcoming Q8 SUV has been approved for production... (more)

FedEx Follows French Lead, Tests Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Range Extenders (January 27, 2014)
FedEx has one of the largest alternative-fueled vehicle fleets in the world, and Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery vans are far from the only green vehicles it is testing... (more)

Harvard Team develop Organic battery that costs only $US 27 / kWh (January 10, 2014)
Harvard researchers have developed a battery that harnesses energy by using the electrochemistry of organic molecules rather than metals. The battery, which they say can be applied on a ... (more)