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RECORDS SECOND HALF 2015

Hyundai To Launch 400-Mile Fuel-Cell SUV By 2020(December 31, 2015)
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers were first delivered to customers in Southern California last year, and almost 100 vehicles have been leased since then.... (more)

NEVS Cuts Deal For Sale Of 150,000 Electric Saabs In China(December 30, 2015)
Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has only managed to produce a handful of cars since taking over the Swedish automaker in 2012.... (more)

Europe EV Sales Up 49%(December 28, 2015)
More than 75,000 electric vehicles were registered in the European market in 2015, according to the most recent figures from Avere France. The top 4 markets in Europe for the year — ... (more)

OPEC To EVs: We Sneer In Your General Direction(December 26, 2015)
To hear the people who run OPEC tell it, the world will continue to consume oil in prodigious quantities for at least the next 50 years, come Hell or rising sea levels. Basically, it thinks the ... (more)

Jaguar to Race in Formula E Championship in 2016(December 25, 2015)
In the autumn of 2016, Jaguar will enter the third season the FIA Formula E Championship, returning as a manufacturer with its own team. ... (more)

Germany Plug-In Electric Car Sales Again At 1% Market Share(December 23, 2015)
In November and October, nearly 1% (0.97% and 0.98 respectively) of the automotive market belonged to plug-ins... (more)

Navigant forecasts global light duty electrified vehicle sales to exceed 6.0M in 2024; PEVs to account for roughly half(December 22, 2015)
In a new report, Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts, Navigant research projects that under its base scenario, global sales of light duty electrified . (more)

Long-Range Electric VW Microbus Concept To Debut At CES(December 21, 2015)
The rumor of an electric Volkswagen Bus concept to be shown at next month's Consumer Electronics Show first appeared in September, just before the VW diesel emission scandal erupted. (more)

Switching The World To Electric Vehicles Will Take Way Longer Than You Think(December 19, 2015)
Increasingly-aggressive emissions targets will soon force automakers to build more plug-in electric cars. Norway has proposed all but eliminating new internal-combustion car sales by 2025, and a consortium of regional governments called the International ZEV Alliance has proposed to do the same in its jurisdictions by 2050. (more)

Kandi Technologies: Fully Charged And Set To Accelerate(December 15, 2015)
China in November produced a record 72,000+ NEVs, bringing 2015 YTD to over a quarter million units. China set to become the global leader in NEV sales in 2015 - annual sales expected of a quarter million pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles... (more)

Basic technology of high thermally-durable all-solid-state lithium(December 10, 2015)
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) and Tohoku University's Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) have developed a basic technology to reduce the internal resistance of the all-solid-state lithium ion battery (Li-ion battery) using a complex hydride*1 as a solid electrolyte. ... (more)

Citroen e-Mehari Answers a Question No One Was Asking(December 09, 2015)
Back in the 1960’s, Citroen made a very funky open vehicle that was just for fun called the Mehari. According to Inside EVs, that’s a nickname for a particularly fast camel. The car was .... (more)

What Comes After Lithium-Ion Batteries To Power Electric Cars, And When?(December 07, 2015)
All mass-market plug-in electric cars on sale today have one thing in common. They are powered by battery packs composed of cells with lithium-ion chemistries.... (more)

18650 Sodium-Ion Battery Developed At RS2E(December 04, 2015)
The first sodium-ion battery in an 18650 format was recently developed by researchers in the RS2E network (Réseau sur le stockage électrochimique de l’énergie) in France, according to ... (more)

Renault EV Smart-Charging Trial Conducted In Germany(December 03, 2015)
Renault recently ran a testing round of a new smart-charging system — by the name of The Mobility House — in Germany. The testing round involved 11 Renault ZOE owners (who ... (more)

November 2015 Plug-in Sales(December 02, 2015)
All major automakers are posting November sales numbers for plug-in electric vehicles... (more)

Reviving Mitsubishi Bringing At Least Three New Plug-in Vehicles To US In Next Five Years(December 01, 2015)
Part of Mitsubishi’s broader plans to strengthen its tenuous foothold in the U.S. market will include new plug-in electrified crossovers beginning next year and ... (more)

Heuliez Bus introduces new GX ELEC electric bus(November 30, 2015)
France-based Heuliez Bus, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., has entered the electric bus market with its new battery-electric GX 337 ELEC, which will ... (more)

Open Charge Alliance Standardizing Open Charge Point Protocol At Oasis(November 28, 2015)
The electric vehicle infrastructure consortium the Open Charge Alliance has revealed that it’s decided to standardize the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) at the open standards ... (more)

The Autowende Is Here In More Ways Than One: “Revolutionary” EV Battery Begins Production(November 27, 2015)
CleanTechnica outlined a revolution in auto manufacturing, with electric vehicle technology poised to challenge — and overrun — the internal combustion industry. The makings of an ... (more)

The Autowende Is Here: Electric Cars Are The Next Trillion Dollar Industry(November 25, 2015)
In the next 60 months the automotive industry will see more change than in the last 60 years. European car manufacturers should commit to electric cars now or Europe will be in economic trouble... (more)

Permselective graphene oxide separator for very stable lithium-sulfur batteries(November 24, 2015)
The chemistry of widely used lithium-ion batteries limits how much energy they can store. Having been researched and developed intensely over the past decades, this mature technology has reached ... (more)

UMD/USARL team develops “water-in-salt” electrolyte enabling high-voltage aqueous Li-ion chemistries(November 23, 2015)
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a groundbreaking highly concentrated “Water-in-Salt” electrolyte that could ... (more)

Electric Vehicle Sales In China Continue To Grow(November 21, 2015)
Electric vehicle sales in China are continuing to grow, but much of this growth is caused directly by the myriad incentives on offer in the country, rather than organic demand driven ... (more)

“Unthinkable” Energy Storage Combo Leverages Fool’s Gold(November 17, 2015)
The energy storage field could be in for a transformation if a team of researchers from Switzerland is on the right track. They’re hot on the trail of a battery deploying the humble ... (more)

Renault-Nissan CEO Discusses Fuel Cell Cars(November 16, 2015)
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has never distanced himself from hydrogen fuel cells as one of the solutions for zero emissions vehicles. ... (more)

Vanderbilt researchers find iron pyrite quantum dots boost performance of sodium-ion and Li-ion batteries(November 13, 2015)
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have demonstrated that ultrafine sizes (~4.5 nm, average) of iron pyrite (FeS2) nanoparticles are advantageous to sustain reversible conversion reactions in ... (more)

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Produce Electricity(November 11, 2015)
3D Printing is all the rage these days, so it’s no surprise someone has printed a complete and functional electric automobile, appropriately named the Strati (Italian for “layers”). 18 months ... (more)

Samsung SDI to invest $1 Billion in EV Battery Gigafactory(November 07, 2015)
3D Printing is all the rage these days, so it’s no surprise someone has printed a complete and functional electric automobile, appropriately named the Strati (Italian for “layers”). 18 months ... (more)

Samsung SDI to invest $1 Billion in EV Battery Gigafactory(November 05, 2015)
In order to acquire the dominance and leadership in Chinese EV market, Samsung SDI became the first global battery manufacturer to construct an EV battery plant and initiate mass ... (more)

Road to supercapacitors for scrap tires(October 27, 2015)
Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and the electric grid using a technology developed at the ... (more)

Body integrated supercapacitor for next generation of electric vehicle(October 23, 2015)
The energy storage has long been the most critical challenge for electric vehicles or hybrid electric vehicles. There is a new trend of using supercapacitors to complement or even ... (more)

How Cheap Can Energy Storage Get?(October 22, 2015)
How cheap can energy storage get? Pretty cheap, since lithium-ion batteries appear to be on a typical learning curve: ... (more)

Dyson acquires Sakti3 for $90M plans $1 Billion battery factory(October 21, 2015)
Dyson, the U.K. company famous for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has acquired Michigan-based solid-state battery startup Sakti3 for $90 million ... (more)

Renault Twizy New Mobility Concept Available To Rent In San Francisco(October 20, 2015)
10 units of the tiny 2-seater are available to rent right now at the Scoot Networks fleet in San Francisco. They are now called the Scoot Quad.... (more)

1,000th Renault Kangoo Z.E. Delivered To ERDF(October 19, 2015)
ERDF, the French electric utility, reached a milestone of 1,000 Renault Kangoo Z.E. all-electric vans in its fleet. Pretty impressive indeed!... (more)

Volvo to Introduce More Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Cars(October 17, 2015)
As part of this new strategy, the Swedish car company said it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10 per cent of total car sales in the medium term.... (more)

VW Doubles Down On EVs Post Diesel Scandal, Promises All-Electric Phaeton(October 16, 2015)
In the wake of its diesel emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group has decided to double down on electric car development and promote a future of zero emission vehicles. In this regard, the VW ... (more)

In Wake Of Dieselgate Scandal, Volkswagen Announces Strong Commitment To Plug-In Electric Cars(October 15, 2015)
Volkswagen has announced a major shift towards electrification in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal. There are several strategies laid out today by Volkswagen board of management. Among those strategies, we see an intense future focus on electrification... (more)

Bosch working on 50 kWh battery packs weighing only 190 kg(October 14, 2015)
Bosch is researching batteries that will make it possible to drive longer distances without recharging, and will also cost less than current ... (more)

BYD Hopes To Raise $2.4 Billion To Finance Expanded Production Of Batteries, New Energy Vehicles(October 13, 2015)
The main purpose for the funding is to finance expansion of the company’s lithium-ion battery production and development of new New Energy Vehicles (that’s all-electric and plug-in hybrids for those outside China). ... (more)

Half of UK Buyers Now Considering an EV or Hybrid(October 12, 2015)
More than a half of UK car buyers planning to buy or lease a new car in the next two years are considering an electric or hybrid vehicle, according to new research published last week by the Institute of the Motoring Industry (IMI).... (more)

Hilton Sparks Major Expansion of EV Charging Stations(October 10, 2015)
Hilton Worldwide announced a major electric vehicle charging program, which will be available at 50 U.S. hotels by the end of this year with plans to rapidly expand to 100 U.S. hotels by the end of 2016.... (more)

Researchers show potassium-ion is possible cheaper alternative to lithium-ion batteries(October 09, 2015)
Researchers at Oregon State University have overturned a scientific dogma that stood for decades, by showing that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery ... (more)

Tellurium Electrodes Boost Lithium Batteries(October 08, 2015)
A STAR researchers have demonstrated that electrodes made from tellurium can improve the energy storage and power output of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries... (more)

Mercedes open to battery alliance with BMW, Audi.(October 07, 2015)
Daimler is open to the idea of creating an alliance between Germany's premium carmakers to manufacture next-generation batteries. .... (more)

Batteries Made from Mushrooms May Soon Power Electric Cars(October 06, 2015)
All major automakers are posting September sales numbers for plug-in electric vehicles.... (more)

September 2015 Plug-in Sales(October 05, 2015)
All major automakers are posting September sales numbers for plug-in electric vehicles.... (more)

Chevrolet Bolt battery cells to cost "industry-leading" $145 per kWh(October 03, 2015)
General Motors told Wall Street on Thursday that when it introduces the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt small electric car next year, it expects the cost of its ... (more)

Renault and Dongfeng to Build Fluence ZE-based EV in China(October 01, 2015)
Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) has announced plans to produce an electric vehicle (EV) in China based on the Renault Fluence ZE, according to a company press release. The DRAC joint .. (more)

Hydrogen Mobility Europe Launched With €32m Funding(September 30, 2015)
A large coalition of European partners has launched the Hydrogen Mobility Europe project (H2ME). H2ME is co-funded with €32m from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). The .. (more)

BASF Engineering Plastics for Hybrid, Electric Cars(September 29, 2015)
BASF is expanding its range of engineering plastics for the dynamic market of electric and hybrid vehicles.. (more)

Is Adrian Newey working on the 'Ultimate' electric supercar with AMG?(September 28, 2015)
The road car project that Adrian Newey is working on with Red Bull and Aston Martin appears to be picking up steam, and there are rumors that it could be an electric car. (more)

To Save Itself From Diesel Scandal, Volkswagen Must Go All In On Electric Cars(September 26, 2015)
In recent days, the loudest thing in the automotive industry is Volkswagen’s scandal over diesel engine emissions.
After over 100 years of developments, we simply don’t believe that internal combustion engines can be significantly improved upon in terms of fuel economy or emissions. (more)

New cathode material creates possibilities for sodium-ion batteries(September 24, 2015)
Led by the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, a team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has identified a new safe and sustainable cathode material for low-cost sodium-ion batteries... (more)

New catalyst may hasten commercialization of fuel cell vehicles(September 22, 2015)
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new fuel cell catalyst using earthly abundant materials with performance that is comparable ... (more)

Samsung SDI highlights Low Pack Batteries at Frankfurt auto show(September 21, 2015)
Following the trend confirmed by VW Group for flat battery packs (re: Tesla) with the Porsche Mission-E, Audi e-tron SUV & Volkswagen EV ... (more)

CENEX LCV: Event In-wheel Motors & Lightweighting(September 19, 2015)
The Riversimple two seat fuel cell hybrid car was on show in powertrain form at CENEX recently and in addition to the Hydrogenics fuel cell as fuel tank and the lithium-ion capacitor ... (more)

Sunvault Energy and Edison Power Company to build electric supercar(September 18, 2015)
Sunvault Energy Inc and the Edison Power Company are combining their knowledge, experience and technology to create a revolutionary Electric Supercar that will be powered... (more)

Why luxury automakers are rushing to make electric cars(September 17, 2015)
The news from the Frankfurt Auto Show underway in Germany is that Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen's Porsche and Audi will join Tesla and BMW in the luxury electric car segment ... (more)

EVs Will Drive Oil Prices Down, Southridge Capital Argues(September 11, 2015)
There is speculation in every direction surrounding the newly falling oil prices we are seeing. Is there a globally-minded motive behind OPEC maintaining its production levels despite the ... (more)

Russia Decrees: Every Gas Station Must Have Electric-Car Charging Too(September 10, 2015)
Thanks to a single, sweeping decree, Russia could soon become a much more hospitable place for electric cars. The country is currently home to just a small number of electric cars, and its charging infrastructure is relatively undeveloped.... (more)

EV Revolution = Disruption, Not Simply Incremental Transition(September 08, 2015)
Technology changes fast these days. How many iterations of cell phones or computers have we now lived through? How quickly have music-playing mediums changed? But there’s a big ... (more)

Proterra Electric Bus Travels 412 km on a Single Charge(September 07, 2015)
Proterra announced today that their 40-foot Catalyst XR bus drove 258 miles (412 km) on a single charge under test conditions at Michelin's... (more)

Translucent Li-ion Battery Charges Itself by Using Sunlight(September 05, 2015)
A Japanese research group prototyped a translucent lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery that can charge itself by using sunlight... (more)

Scotland Launches New Electric-Car Incentive: Interest-Free Loans To Buy(September 04, 2015)
Incentives to purchase zero-emission cars come in a wild variety of types, from California's rebates--essentially a four-figure check in the mail--to single-occupant access to carpool lanes... (more)

Making fuel from light(September 03, 2015)
Refined by nature over a billion years, photosynthesis has given life to the planet, providing an environment suitable for the smallest, most primitive organism all the way to our own species.... (more)

UK To Test Dynamic Wireless Charging For Electric Cars(September 02, 2015)
Electric cars promise a greener future. But current battery technology limits how far you can go on a single charge. One possible workaround... (more)

Bosch buys solid state battery start-up Seeo(September 01, 2015)
German industrial conglomerate Bosch is acquiring Silicon Valley battery firm Seeo, including all of its intellectual property and research staff. With ... (more)

Going solid-state could make batteries safer and longer-lasting(August 31, 2015)
If you pry open one of today’s ubiquitous high-tech devices — whether a cellphone, a laptop, or an electric car — you’ll find that batteries take up ... (more)

Ford Survey Finds 90% Of Electric Car Owners Plan To Stick With Electric Drive(August 13, 2015)
A new survey of plug-in hybrid and electric car drivers by Ford Motor Company finds that 90% of the 10,000 people surveyed like driving a plug in hybrid or electric car and have no plans to go back to driving ... (more)

Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years(July 23, 2015)
More than four years after the first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers, concerted efforts by carmakers, governments, and assorted advocates have ensured a modicum of success... (more)

Magnesium ion battery shows potential for Electric Vehicles (July 07, 2015)
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars... (more)