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Novel Electrode Structure Provides New Promise for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries(December 31, 2016)
Lithium-sulfur batteries (Li-S) can hold as much as five times the energy per unit mass that lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries can. However, Li-S batteries suffer from the propensity for ... (more)

Norway’s 100,000th EV Constitutes 10-Percent Of The World’s Total(December 31, 2016)
Last week Norway celebrated its 100,000th battery electric car registered, and with that, the tiny nation now has about one-in-10 of all EVs sold worldwide. ... (more)

New Hope for Hydrogen Storage(December 30, 2016)
It seems simple but if put it into practice then we can develop real potential for hydrogen fuels. A new method of “recycling” hydrogen-containing fuel materials could pave the way ... (more)

China Takes Lead As Number One In Plug-in Vehicle Sales(December 30, 2016)
With the close of 2016, China’s cumulative total plug-in passenger vehicles sales surpass those of Europe and the U.S., further nailing home its number one status..... (more)

Dirt-Powered Bacteria Batteries(December 29, 2016)
Bacteria are one of the most abundant organisms on the planet and also one of the most studied. Today, scientists use bacteria for genetics research, antibiotics, and yes! Even ... (more)

Electric vehicles in construction are the future(December 29, 2016)
The industrial and commercial sector is the largest part of the electric vehicle value market and that will continue to be the case according to analysis in the unique IDTechEx report, Industrial and .... (more)

Negating interfacial impedance in garnet-based solid-state Li metal batteries(December 28, 2016)
Garnet-type solid-state electrolytes have attracted extensive attention due to their high ionic conductivity, approaching 1?mS?cm-1, excellent environmental stability, and wide ... (more)

Electric motors for electric vehicles(December 28, 2016)
$400 billion confusion. What do golf cars and heavy electric trucks have in common? There is still no agreement on the best type of electric motor to use in either of them. On IDTechEx analysis, the .... (more)

Energy and fuels from electrochemical interfaces(December 27, 2016)
Advances in electrocatalysis at solid–liquid interfaces are vital for driving the technological innovations that are needed to deliver reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly ... (more)

Plug-in Cars Projected To Comprise One-Third of Global Sales By 2040(December 27, 2016)
Plug-in electrified vehicle sales will skyrocket in the next quarter century, according to a new study by IHS Markit. The global consulting and analytics firm predicts PEVs will make up 15-to-35 percent of .... (more)

New kind of supercapacitor made without carbon(December 26, 2016)
Energy storage devices called supercapacitors have become a hot area of research, in part because they can be charged rapidly and deliver intense bursts of power. However, all ... (more)

Electrified Vehicles Will Make Up Nearly 10 Percent of Global Vehicle Sales By 2025, Study Says(December 26, 2016)
Navigant Research predicts that sales of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric light-duty vehicles will go from 3 percent in 2016 to 9 percent of worldwide sales in 2025. For all of what the firm calls “EV” .... (more)

New anode material set to boost lithium-ion battery capacity(December 24, 2016)
A new approach developed by a team of researchers, led by Prof. Jaephil Cho ((Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) could hold the key to greatly improving the performance of commercial ... (more)

2017 Chevy Bolt EV 10 to 40 percent battery-capacity loss: possible, but unlikely?(December 24, 2016)
When's the last time you sat down and read large parts of an owner's manual for a car? If it's been a few years—or a few decades—you may be surprised how frustrating they are if you're actually searching for specific information.... (more)

Battery research reaching out to higher voltages(December 23, 2016)
For years, small rechargeable lithium-ion batteries have reliably supplied billions of portable devices with energy. But manufacturers of high-energy applications such as electric cars and power storage... (more)

Faraday Future electric car teased ahead of 2017 CES debut(December 23, 2016)
Faraday Future has given us our best look yet at its first production model, an electric car confirmed for a debut at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show... (more)

Capacity fading in Li-ion batteries(December 22, 2016)
The improvement of batteries is one of the key factors in increasing the performance of electric vehicles. To this end Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry is employing advanced X-ray spectroscopy of battery electrodes under operating conditions. (more)

Honda’s 2017 CES concept combines artificial intelligence, electric car and self-driving technologies(December 22, 2016)
Honda on Monday provided an early look at a concept car it plans to unveil at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, which runs from January 5-8. (more)

Flexible Supercapitors Can Charge Devices and EVs in Seconds(December 21, 2016)
Flexible supercapacitors developed by researchers at the University of Central Florida pave the way for fast-charging mobile devices, EVs ... (more)

Rinspeed Oasis concept headed for 2017 Detroit auto show(December 21, 2016)
Swiss design firm Rinspeed is constantly trying to predict the automotive landscape of the future. In that sense the company is more of a think tank than an actual design firm, since we never actually see any of its concepts enter production though certainly they have inspired elements on cars on sale today.... (more)

Australian researchers develop Germanium-based battery with 5x energy density of Li-ion(December 20, 2016)
University of Wollongong Nano-engineer, Professor Zaiping Guo, is working on improving lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for use in electric ... (more)

Lucid Air With 400 Mile Range Revealed In California(December 20, 2016)
Months after Lucid Motors began teasing its first production car, the Lucid Air was revealed for all the world to see at an event in San Francisco on December 14. Like the Tesla Model S .... (more)

New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology(December 19, 2016)
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with ... (more)

When will electric cars cost no more than equivalent diesels? VW says 2025(December 19, 2016)
The point at which electric cars will become truly cost competitive with internal-combustion cars is a subject of vigorous discussion by advocates and skeptics alike..... (more)

Sand-based lithium ion battery improves energy density 300%(December 17, 2016)
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the ... (more)

Renault and Nissan to share common electric-car platform in future(December 17, 2016)
The Renault-Nissan Alliance currently leads all other makers in total global sales of electric cars. The Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe is the best-selling electric car in Europe at the moment..... (more)

Scientists develop new lithium-sulphur battery w/ 5x the energy density of Li-ion(December 16, 2016)
Scientists have developed a new prototype battery inspired by human anatomy. The prototype – which offers up to 5x the energy density of the .... (more)

Fisker EMotion 400-mile luxury electric car: new teaser photo released(December 16, 2016)
We've seen it teased a couple of times in shadowy photos, and now we have the first renderings of the whole car..... (more)

UK Electric car market statistics(December 15, 2016)
The last three years have seen a remarkable surge in demand for electric vehicles in the UK – new registrations of plug-in cars increased from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 80,000 by ..... (more)

Zytek Developing New Electric Vehicle Powertrain(December 14, 2016)
An all-new Electric Vehicle powertrain is being developed by Zytek Automotive, a UK technology specialist with more production EV experience than any other company worldwide..... (more)

1,000 BMW i3s Sold In Norway In November Shoot EV Sales To A Near Record, 32.5% Marketshare(December 13, 2016)
November 2016 was one of the all-time best months for plug-in electric vehicle sales in Norway. In total 4,292 new passenger car registrations (up 38.4%). Ans as the auto segment .... (more)

Insanely Quick Electric 3-Wheeler — Girfalco Azkarra(December 12, 2016)
The Quebec-based electric vehicle startup Girfalco has now unveiled its high-performance 3-wheel electric vehicle, the Azkarra — providing us with a few surprises. The model is seemingly .... (more)

California passes quarter million EV milestone(December 10, 2016)
The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative (PEVC) announced that California’s 250,000th plug-in vehicle is likely to be sold this month..... (more)

Toyota scientists observe lithium ions in their native electrolyte(December 09, 2016)
Toyota has developed a new method for observing the behavior of lithium ions in an electrolyte during battery charging and discharging, making it possible to observe in ..... (more)

Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?(December 08, 2016)
Twenty years ago today, the very first GM EV1 electric cars were delivered to 40 lessees in California in a blaze of publicity. Since then, plug-in electric vehicles have seen more than their share of ups and downs..... (more)

US Electric Car Sales — Up 44% In November(December 07, 2016)
The top 5 electric car models continue to dominate US electric car sales … for now. The Chevy Bolt hitting the market is sure to shake things up a bit, particularly as production ramps up and .... (more)

German OEMs Plan 350 kW Fast Charging Network Across Europe(December 06, 2016)
BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging .... (more)

Next phase of BMW’s ChargeForward program pays drivers to use smart charging(December 05, 2016)
In the first phase of BMW’s ChargeForward program, 100 Bay Area i3 owners received incentives to reduce charging usage during periods of high peak demand, in order to .... (more)

Researchers increase energy density by eliminating first-cycle capacity loss(December 03, 2016)
In the quest to increase the energy density of Li-ion batteries, Yuan Yang, an Assistant Professor at Columbia Engineering, has developed a novel approach: ..... (more)

Volkswagen presents its strategy for the next decade(December 02, 2016)
The Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand has decided on the TRANSFORM 2025+ program which will set the course for the brand over the next decade and beyond..... (more)

Formula E tech insight: wheels(December 01, 2016)
The FIA Formula E Championship has rightly been focused on the electric powertrain development since the rules were opened up for Season Two, leaving the chassis of a fixed .... (more)

Next EV launches NIO EP9 electric hypercar(November 30, 2016)
Skoda, one of several brands under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, has confirmed that its first plug-in offering will be a plug-in hybrid version of its popular Superb.... (more)

Skoda Confirms Plug-In Hybrid Superb Will Be Automaker’s First Of Several Upcoming Electric Vehicles(November 29, 2016)
Skoda, one of several brands under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, has confirmed that its first plug-in offering will be a plug-in hybrid version of its popular Superb.... (more)

Axial Flux Induction Motor for Automotive Applications(November 28, 2016)
The Renault Zoe again maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe for another month. The Renault hatchback was leading European electric-car sales in August, and we now know that it kept ... (more)

Axial Flux Induction Motor for Automotive Applications(November 26, 2016)
Hybrid and electric vehicle technology has seen rapid development in recent years. The motor and generator are at the heart of the vehicle... (more)

Infographic: People Love Their EVe This Much(November 25, 2016)
“As makers of the world’s first wireless EV charger, everyone here at Plugless loves EVs. We had fun putting together some visuals showing just what makes your EV one of the coolest cars on the road.” .... (more)

250,000th plug-in electric car to be sold in California alone this month(November 24, 2016)
It's long been obvious that California is the epicenter of emission reduction and electric-car adoption in the United States.... (more)

BorgWarner Launch Integrated Electric Drive Module for the EV Market(November 23, 2016)
BorgWarner will launch its electric drive module (eDM) with integrated eGearDrive® transmission in two pure electric vehicles from a major ... (more)

Hydrocarbon Wax + Microwaves = Hydrogen(November 22, 2016)
Even though hydrogen fuel tanks holding compressed H2 gas have been proven to be safe, still critics cite safety as one of the top reasons not to buy a fuel cell vehicle. So, in steps UK researchers from ... (more)

Formula E – What’s New For Season Three?(November 21, 2016)
The third season of FIA Formula E Championship is already underway, so lets see what has changed and who/where will be racing in 2016/2017.... (more)

Almost 15,000 Charging Stations Now In Place For France. 85,000 More To By 2020(November 19, 2016)
France has reached a milestone of 15,000 charging spots located at some 4,507 places, and is now accelerating the pace of new installations... (more)

Norway Extends Electric Car Incentives Until 2020(November 18, 2016)
Norway’s plug-in electric car sales are second to none globally, often noting a monthly new vehicle market share of over 30%. Meanwhile in other countries, EV sales are still ... (more)

19 Longer Range Electric Vehicles That Will Be On Sale By 2021(November 17, 2016)
Today, Tesla is really the only company that offers long-range electric vehicles.... (more)

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries: Global Market Snapshot by 2026(November 16, 2016)
Lithium ion battery equipped with phosphate as a cathode offers safety to the battery and temperature stability leading to balance in short circuit and overcharge conditions. This is... (more)

Volvo to link up with LG Electronics to develop future electric cars(November 15, 2016)
Sweden-based vehicle manufacturer Volvo Car Group will join hands with South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. to develop future vehicles such as self-... (more)

China’s BYD Becomes World’s Third-Largest Plug-in Car Maker(November 12, 2016)
Without the help of the U.S. or European markets, China’s BYD has now surpassed Mitsubishi with the third highest cumulative global total of plug-in cars sold. ... (more)

US Electric Car Sales Up 20% In 2016(November 11, 2016)
US electric car sales climbed to 0.87% of the US car market in September. Yes, we still have a long ways to go... (more)

Genetic modification boosts algal hydrogen production(November 10, 2016)
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally-... (more)

Blood molecule key to more efficient batteries(November 09, 2016)
A molecule that transports oxygen in blood could be key to developing the next generation of batteries, and in a way that's environmentally friendly. Lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) batteries have ... (more)

Proposed legislation lets employers offer pre-tax transportation benefits to EV drivers(November 08, 2016)
US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced legislation (S.3450) that would allow employers to give EV drivers access to the same pre-tax transportation benefits ... (more)

UK’s Former Energy & Environment Advisor Calls For Rapid EV Rollout(November 07, 2016)
A former Energy & Environment advisor for former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Stephen Heidari-Robinson, has called for a “massively ambitious industrial strategy for ... (more)

$37 Billion = Health & Climate Costs From Gas Cars In 10 States Every Year(November 05, 2016)
A new report published by the American Lung Association examines the true costs of gasoline vehicle pollution. The general finding: gasoline vehicle pollution damages and destroys human life much more than most of us want to realize... (more)

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters(November 04, 2016)
The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade.... (more)

Falling Battery Prices Will Open Up a World of Innovation(November 03, 2016)
Electric vehicles are just the start of the energy revolution driven by energy storage... (more)

Here are the raw materials we need to fuel the electric car boom(November 02, 2016)
What investors need to know about modern battery technology, including raw material supply, demand, and future applications. .... (more)

Electric cars could save $13 billion in health costs by 2030 in 10 states: study(November 01, 2016)
It goes without saying that mass adoption of electric cars would lead to a massive decrease in oil consumption over time. So far, though, the oil industry hasn't seemed to give plug-in electric cars much attention..... (more)

Electric cars could save $13 billion in health costs by 2030 in 10 states: study(October 31, 2016)
It's entirely obvious that internal-combustion cars pose a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health. Exhaust from gasoline and diesel cars contributes to air pollution that can lead to deleterious health effects after long exposure..... (more)

Kreisel brothers: Austria's secret electric-car weapon?(October 29, 2016)
There's no shortage of companies trying to replicate the success of Tesla Motors. Startups such as Faraday Future, Lucid Motors, and NextEV have all announced plans to build long-range electric cars aimed pretty much directly at the Silicon Valley automaker's electric cars.... (more)

AECOM to build Faraday Future’s $1 billion electric car plant in Nevada(October 28, 2016)
AECOM’s industrial construction services practice is currently engaged in demolition, including mass grading for the relocation of phone towers, fence lines and the installation of temporary facilities. The project, to be delivered with a guaranteed maximum price, has an approximate construction value of $500 ... (more)

The Dutch Revolution in Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles(October 27, 2016)
By turning itself into one huge Living Lab for Smart Charging of electric vehicles, the Netherlands are fast becoming the international frontrunner for smart charging EV’s, using them to store peak power production of solar and wind. Already 325 municipalities (including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The ... (more)

Mercedes to offer wireless charging system using Qualcomm Halo technology(October 26, 2016)
When Mercedes updates its S550e plug-in hybrid in 2017, it plans to offer a wireless charging (WEVC) system, manufactured by a Tier 1 power electronics supplier that has licensed ... (more)

Recargo building out West Coast Electric Highway, researching higher charging levels(October 25, 2016)
Earlier this year, Recargo, the parent company of PlugShare, won a $1.6-million grant from the California Energy Commission to help complete the West Coast Electric Highway, a ... (more)

Sion Power’s Licerion advances Li-metal anode technology(October 24, 2016)
Arizona battery developer Sion Power has reported that one of its Licerion battery systems has achieved specific energy of 400 Wh/kg, energy density of 700 Wh/L and .... (more)

Henrik Fisker is using a revolutionary new battery to power his Tesla killer(October 22, 2016)
Henrik Fisker's first stab at an electric car went up in flames, literally. His company Fisker Automotive was the force behind an electric hybrid called the Fisker Karma in 2012. The.... (more)

Renault Increases Electric Car Sales In September To Over 2,300(October 21, 2016)
Outside of June, Renault has increases its electric car sales every month so far in 2016. In September, 2,329 cars were delivered, which was up 7.5% year-over-year, but that is probably .... (more)

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Aug 2016(October 20, 2016)
The Renault Zoe once again maintained its position as the best-selling electric car in Europe, at least through August. As has been the case all year, the subcompact hatchback's main competition for that title was the Nissan Leaf—built by Renault's Japanese alliance partner—which once again earned the second-place spot..... (more)

Carmakers must cut carbon rapidly to evolve, shareholders say(October 19, 2016)
Stricter global emissions standards are putting significant pressure on carmakers to improve fuel efficiency and make greater use of electric powertrains. But that may not be the sole force driving automakers toward reduced carbon emissions.... (more)

Plug-In Citroën CXPerience(October 18, 2016)
PSA Group is presenting the Citroën CXPerience Concept (details) from the Paris Motor Show. We do have some reservations about PSA’s decision to go with those yellow-ish .... (more)

September 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card(October 17, 2016)
The Summer of 2016 saw some very strong growth for plug-in sales in the US (more than 50%), now it appears that the Fall will take sales up a notch further.... (more)

New Consumer Surveys Confirm the Key to EV Adoption: Familiarity(October 15, 2016)
There’s little doubt that Americans are more familiar than ever in electric vehicles. And in this case, familiarity doesn’t breed contempt—it fosters greater interest in consumer adoption. The Consumer Federation of America surveyed.... (more)

Lamborghini mulling electric car based on Porsche Mission E tech?(October 14, 2016)
Could Lamborghini completely skip the hybrid concept and go straight to pure electric power? Autobild says the Italian firm is considering a supercar based on technology Porsche is developing for a production version of its Mission E concept car unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show..... (more)

Graphene Battery Market to Reach $115 Million by 2022, Globally(October 13, 2016)
A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Graphene Battery Market by Battery Type, Industry, and Geography: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 – 2022”, projects that the world graphene battery market is expected to reach $115 million by 2022, growing .... (more)

New Farasis lithium-ion pouch cell balances power and energy density(October 12, 2016)
Farasis Energy has introduced a new lithium-ion battery cell that it says provides increased energy density, greater power, improved cooling technology and longer service life..... (more)

WiTricity and Prodrive to develop 11 kW wireless charging system(October 11, 2016)
Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity and Netherlands-based Tier 1 supplier Prodrive Technologies have announced that they are collaborating to design an 11 kW wireless . .... (more)

Spotlight on electric models for Mercedes at Paris(October 08, 2016)
Mercedes will focus on electric cars at the Paris Motor Show later this month, with world debuts for the EV versions of the Smart fortwo, fortwo cabrio, and for the first time, forfour. .... (more)

Toyota FCV Plus concept makes European debut at Paris Motor Show(October 07, 2016)
The Toyota FCV Plus concept, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, not only will these zero emission vehicles reduce the burden on the environment, but they’ll also be able to produce and provide energy.... (more)

Proton diffusion discovery a boost for fuelcell discovery(October 06, 2016)
Proton diffusion discovery a boost for fuel cell technologiesScientists at the University of Liverpool have made an important breakthrough which could lead to the design of better fuel cell materials. In a .... (more)

Europe EV Sales - August(October 04, 2016)
The European EV market had more than 13,000 registrations last month, up 19% over August 2015, with the market set to surpass the 200,000 units by year end. In a relatively stable market, one model stole the show.... (more)

Top electric cars - Paris Motor Show(October 03, 2016)
The overriding theme of the Paris Motor Show is electrification. Many car manufacturers have laid out their commitments to an EV future in the shape of the I.D. Concept and ... (more)

Renault Trezor All-electric GT Concept Unveiled(September 30, 2016)
At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Renault has unveiled Trezor – an all-electric Grand Tourer concept car that blends Renault’s very latest innovations in interior experience, all-electric powertrain and autonomous driving.... (more)

Here is Volkswagen's all-electric I.D. with 373 miles of range(September 29, 2016)
Volkswagen has finally revealed images of its all-electric I.D. concept vehicle based on the upcoming modular electric drive kit, or MEB. The concept, set to debut at the Paris Motor Show... (more)

When will electric car sales exceed those of cars with engines? Poll results(September 26, 2016)
Cars that plug in to recharge, whether all-electric or plug-in hybrid, are a very small proportion of total U.S. vehicle sales today. ... (more)

VW shifts focus from diesels to EVs, plans 30 electric car models by 2025(September 24, 2016)
Still reeling from dieselgate, Volkswagen is shifting gears and will unveil some 30 new electric vehicle models within 10 years. VW estimates it could sell 2-3 million EVs by 2025, ... (more)

There are now over 500,000 plug-in vehicles in the US(September 23, 2016)
Every electric vehicle counts. At least, it does to the people at Plug In America, who recently calculated the number of plug-in vehicles of any type that have been sold in the US. Turns out, ... (more)

New VW MEB electric vehicle, with up to 373 miles of range, coming in 2020(September 22, 2016)
By any measure, it's been a tough year at VW. The details of who, exactly, is to blame for the diesel cheat scandal are still coming out, but for the other tens of thousands of employees who .. (more)

World’s largest 2nd-use battery storage is starting up(September 21, 2016)
The world’s largest 2nd-use battery storage is starting up. The 13 MWh project is now nearing completion after a construction time of just under one year: a total of 1000 battery systems from ... (more)

XALT claims unprecedented cycle life performance for its new lithium titanate batteries(September 19, 2016)
XALT Energy, a manufacturer of prismatic, large-format battery cells and packs, has launched a new Lithium Titanium Oxide (LTO) cell that it says has achieved better ... (more)

Proterra Catalyst E2 Electric Bus Has A Range Of 350 Miles Per Charge(September 17, 2016)
Electric cars and electric bikes are both great paths toward more low emissions mobility, but the killer app for electric transport just might be electric buses, which can move 40-odd people ... (more)

How low do prices for 200-mile electric cars have to go for success?(September 16, 2016)
One of the challenges of making and selling electric cars is that their batteries are still expensive. And despite some makers' absorbing losses on the earliest cars, that means they sell for prices higher than ... (more)

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: 238-mile EPA range rating, 119 MPGe combined(September 15, 2016)
There will be a lot riding on the tall, square shoulders of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV when it reaches the first Chevy dealers late this year. ... (more)

OPEC not even a little worried about electric vehicle threat(September 14, 2016)
Remember in late 2011, when ExxonMobil said it wasn't in the slightest worried about any "threat" from plug-in vehicles to its fossil fuel business? OPEC just said basically the same thing. ... (more)

Why are we still using lame lithium-ion batteries after so many promising alternatives?(September 13, 2016)
There’s a lot of research going on around battery technology as devices as diverse as smartphones and cars are increasingly held back by limited energy storage. Naturally, we ... (more)

China plug-in vehicle sales for 2016 Q1 and Q2(September 12, 2016)
China continues to storm ahead for plug-in vehicle (NEV, New Electric Vehicle) adoption. Every month is a new high in terms of share and volumes are 135 % above 2015 for the first 7 months.... (more)

THAI Oil Company partners with six automakers to develop EVS(September 10, 2016)
Thailand’s state-controlled oil company PTT has signed contracts with local units of six automakers (BMW, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche and Volvo) to cooperate in ... (more)

MIT Study: Existing EVS can meet most drivers'needs and reduce carbon emissions(September 09, 2016)
Many electro-skeptics concede that electrification is the future, but maintain that major breakthroughs will be needed before EVs are practical. Others insist (despite ... (more)

US Electric Car Sales — 14 Highlights From August(September 08, 2016)
Numbers are in, and not a great deal has changed in the US electric car market since July, but it is always fun to look at the numbers and pick out some highlights... (more)

Plug-in electric car sales for August: Volt sells at twice Leaf rate(September 07, 2016)
While U.S. vehicle sales last month are expected to fall overall as data rolls in, August has traditionally been a very good month for sales of plug-in electric cars. .. (more)

Samsung SDI to build $358M car battery plant in Hungary by 2018(September 06, 2016)
South Korea's Samsung SDI plans to invest about 400 billion won ($358 million) to build a plant to make electric vehicle batteries in Hungary, joining the race to build capacity and tap European demand. .. (more)

Mercedes-Maybach 6 to run 4x Motor SLS E-Cell powertrain?(September 05, 2016)
Daimler has unveiled the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 – an electric-powered behemoth it says represents the ultimate in luxury. .. (more)

Korean-Chinese joint venture to build plant for cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries(September 03, 2016)
Ecopro Co., a South Korean battery materials leader, will set up a joint venture with the Chinese resources recycling company GEM Co. to produce cathode materials for lithium-ion ... (more)

500,000 Electric Cars Now On European Roads (Charts)(September 02, 2016)
A total of 91,300 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Europe through the first 6 months of 2016, making for a 21% year-on-year increase (as compared to the same time period in 2015), ... (more)

Electric motors as shock absorbers: New Audi system saves fuel and improves comfort(September 01, 2016)
Regenerative braking is a familiar way to recover kinetic energy that would otherwise be wasted. A vehicle’s suspension offers a similar opportunity. Audi is working on a ... (more)