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Volkswagen may recall 124,000 electric and hybrid cars (August 18, 2018)
The Volkswagen group confirmed that it might have to recall as many as 124,000 electric and hybrid cars from its VW, Audi and ... (more)

Pace Of Battery Development May Leave Latest Tech In The Dust(August 18, 2018)
We hear about improvements in battery technology pretty regularly, and no wonder. With the potential for a superior chemistry to ... (more)

Fisker's comeback powered by new battery (May 21, 2018)
Automotive design maven Henrik Fisker's new venture might be less about the automobile than the technology that will power it.
Fisker's eponymous company, which plans to introduce a sporty upper-end luxury car and other vehicles, is developing a new power (more)

How a pinch of salt can improve battery performance(May 21, 2018)
Rsearchers at Queen Mary University of London, University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have discovered how a pinch of salt can be used to drastically improve the performance of batteries. (more)

Global Oil Demand Still Growing in the Short Term, Despite Increasing Focus on Electric Vehicles (May 01, 2018)
Short-term oil demand is still growing strong and will continue to do so through the end of 2020; a trend taking place despite the market’s increasing focus on electric vehicles and the forecasted future plateau in oil demand, according to new analysis from IHS (more)

A new way to find better battery materials (May 01, 2018)
A new approach to analyzing and designing new ion conductors — a key component of rechargeable batteries — could accelerate the development of high-energy lithium batteries, and possibly other energy storage and delivery devices such as fuel cells, researchers (more)

China will scrap ownership limits on foreign automakers by 2022(April 22, 2018)
Since 1994, China has mandated foreign automakers to create joint-ventures with domestic companies to regulate ownership limits. The foreign companies have been limited to no more than 50 percent ownership. It's led to numerous tie-ups between established (more)

Audi details battery for 2019 e-tron electric SUV (April 22, 2018)
When the Audi e-tron battery-electric SUV goes on sale next year, its 432 battery cells will drink from a 150-kw charging firehose–a rate quicker than the Jaguar I-Pace or a Tesla Model S. (more)

A closer look at energy consumption in EVs (April 04, 2018)
When it comes to factors that affect energy consumption in EVs, the big kahunas are weight and wind resistance (aka CdA), but there are other factors that can have a surprisingly outsized effect and that tend to be (more)

NREL Research Overcomes Major Technical Obstacles in Magnesium-Metal Batteries (April 04, 2018)
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a new approach for developing a rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery. A proof-of-concept paper has (more)

Nissan electric crossover utility with AWD will be breakthrough: exec (March 22, 2018)
Could a specific vehicle give electric cars the breakthrough they need to reach the mass market?
So far, neither the world's highest-selling battery-electric model—the Nissan Leaf—nor the Tesla Model S, (more)

Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years(March 22, 2018)
The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells (more)

Best Electric Car For The Average American (March 08, 2018)
Ah, that mythical creature — the “average person” or “average American.” What is the best electric car for the “average American?” It depends on what you consider average, but I’ll present a few scenarios below. (more)

Charging ahead to higher energy batteries (March 08, 2018)
Researchers have developed a new way to improve lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the electrodes of the (more)

2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover debuts in production trim; estimated 240-mile range (March 06, 2018)
Arguably, that has required the British luxury maker to be more agile and more creative to compete. While Audi has discussed its plans for an all-electric crossover utility version for more than two years now... (more)

Scientists confirm century-old speculation on the chemistry of a high-performance battery(March 06, 2018)
Scientists have discovered a novel chemical state of the element manganese. This chemical state, first proposed about 90 years ago, enables a high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery that could quickly and efficiently (more)

China Electric Car Sales December 2017 (March 04, 2018)
The rise and rise of the Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market is unstoppable, with yet another record performance in December. A total of 102,000 new passenger PEVs were registered last month, up 130% year (more)

Alternative to Traditional Batteries Closer to Reality with Progress in Supercapacitor Technology (March 04, 2018)
One year ago, researchers from the University of Surrey in collaboration with the University of Bristol, announced scientific results for novel polymer materials that have dielectric properties 1,000 to 10,000 times (more)

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV updates for Europe to debut in Geneva(February 26, 2018)
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been a huge success in Europe, selling more than 100,000 copies there over several years.
As the first and least expensive plug-in hybrid SUV, it received many incentives in different European countries and provided the first (more)

New tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries finds they can be charged 5 times fast (February 26, 2018)
Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have developed a new direct, precise test of Lithium-ion batteries' internal temperatures and their electrodes potentials and found that the batteries can be safely charged up to five times faster than the (more)

2Plug-In Electric Car Sales Hit Record Of 173,000 in December (1,224,000 in 2017) (February 24, 2018)
The year 2017 was, once again, a record-setter for plug-in electric cars. Sales entered growth mode and surged to all-time highs.
In December, we saw a new monthly record of around 173,000 sales (up 67% year-over-year) of plug-in electric cars globally. (more)

UMD researchers create new architecture for solid-state Li metal batteries (February 24, 2018)
Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a flexible lithium-ion conducting ceramic textile featuring fast lithium-ion conductors, good electrochemical stability, and scalable processing approaches to device integration for solid-state lithium metal (more)

2018 Renault Zoe electric car: more powerful motor to go with last year's bigger battery(February 22, 2018)
The subcompact Renault Zoe hatchback has been Europe's best-selling electric car for several years now.
Last year, sales soared after it received a major upgrade to its battery pack, which grew to 41 kilowatt-hours, up from 22 kwh in (more)

New lithium collection method could boost global supply (February 22, 2018)
With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled, but a University of Texas at Austin professor and his research team may have a solution. (more)

Volkswagen I.D. Launch Set For November 2019 – New Details(February 20, 2018)
The five-door, five-seat hatchback will be the first all-electric model in the I.D. family, built on the MEB platform.
Volkswagen has bold plans for the I.D., as 100,000 units are to be made annually from 2020 on, despite the fact that the hatchback (more)

Chemical cluster could transform energy storage for large electrical grids(February 20, 2018)
To power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when the wind isn't blowing and the sun isn't out. (more)

U.S. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Market, By Vehicle, 2016 & 2024, (USD Million)(February 17, 2018)
Ongoing research activities are focused on developing raw materials that will support in cost minimization and extending automobile life. High volume manufacturing and low cost will help make fuel cell vehicles more competitive with combustion engines by 2024. (more)

Battery Monitoring System Market to Grow at 18.23% CAGR to 2022 (February 17, 2018) adds Battery Monitoring System Market is forecast to reach $5.47 billion by 2022 from $2.37 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 18.23% during (2017-2022) driven by the need to prevent unplanned outages, increasing demand for electric vehicles, (more)

Plug-In Electric Car Sales More Than Doubled In Germany In 2017(February 16, 2018)
December closed with nearly a record number of new passenger registrations 6,288 and record 2.5% market share! (more)

Chubu Electric Power, Toyota partner on reuse and subsequent recycling of NiMH and Li-ion electrified vehicle batteries(February 16, 2018)
In FY 2018, Chubu Electric Power and Toyota will commence verification of the Storage Battery System. Based on the results of the verification test, the two companies aim to introduce power generation capacity of approximately 10,000 kW, equivalent to 10,000 (more)

Mercedes-Benz To Unveil First Production EQ Electric In Geneva(February 15, 2018)
Just around two weeks left to the Geneva Motor Show, where, as always, we will see a lot of new plug-in electric cars and bold premiers. (more)

UMD team uses high concentration of LiFSI salt to suppress dendrite formation on Li-metal anode; paired with Ni-rich cathode (February 15, 2018)
Researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) at the University of Maryland (UMD), led by ChBE Professor Chunsheng Wang, have recently created a battery chemistry that successfully suppressed dendrite formation in Li-metal (more)

2021 BMW iX3 spy shots(February 14, 2018)
The first prototypes for an electric version of the BMW X3 have been spotted.
The vehicle, which is expected to go by the name iX3, is confirmed for launch in late 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 (more)

Sion Power to begin production of Licerion Li-metal anode batteries late this year (February 14, 2018)
Sion Power will begin production of its patented Licerion rechargeable lithium metal battery in late 2018 from its Tucson facility. The Licerion rechargeable lithium metal technology will offer the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and electric vehicle (EV) markets 500 (more)

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Market is anticipated to cross 300 thousand units by 2024(February 13, 2018)
Global fuel cell electric vehicle market share is projected to surpass 300 thousand units by 2024. Increasing research activities will pave the way for emerging technology and simultaneously reduce the product cost. Continuous technological developments along with (more)

Researchers discover new efficient lithium collection method using MOF membranes; Li from produced water (February 13, 2018)
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, Monash University (Australia) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia have recently discovered a new, efficient way to extract lithium and other metals and
Now the largest single maker of electric-vehicle cells in China has expanded its focus, from the home market to global markets and (more)

Rimac's next electric supercar to have 120-kwh battery pack?(February 12, 2018)
Croatia-based Rimac is preparing to debut quite an electric machine at the 2018 Geneva motor show next month, and new information points to a whopping 120-kwh battery pack onboard. (more)

China's largest electric-car battery maker, CATL, sets sights on U.S. market(February 12, 2018)
Just a handful of companies today make the bulk of battery cells used in plug-in electric cars worldwide.
Now the largest single maker of electric-vehicle cells in China has expanded its focus, from the home market to global markets and (more)

2019 Volkswagen Arteon makes US debut at Chicago Auto Show(February 10, 2018)
Volkswagen of America unveiled the US version of the 2019 Arteon (earlier post)—the successor to the CC—at the Chicago Auto Show. Based off Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture, the newest Volkswagen flagship offers a sleek fastback design, (more)

Ionic Materials raises $65M in Series C; polymer electrolyte for solid-state batteries(February 10, 2018)
Ionic Materials has secured $65 million in a Series C financing round from a leading group of financial and strategic investors. The investors include companies from the battery manufacturing, consumer electronic and electric vehicle ecosystem which will be working (more)

GKN eAxle Powers London’s New Electric Taxi(February 09, 2018)
GKN Driveline’s expertise in efficient, high-performance electric vehicle systems is delivering zero-emissions capability for London’s new electric taxi. (more)

New EV battery recycling model quantifies cost and energy savings(February 09, 2018)
What’s going to happen to all those lithium-ion batteries after they die? What’s the best way to recycle them? A new model developed at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory allows industry insiders to assess the money and energy savings from recycling EV (more)

Hyundai Kona Electric crossover teased before Geneva auto show reveal(February 08, 2018)
The lack of plug-in electric crossover utility vehicles with all-wheel drive is a growing and obvious gap in the market. And where there's a gap, aggressive South Korean carmaker Hyundai may try to fill it. (more)

Making fuel cells for a fraction of the cost
New material creates fuel cell catalysts at a hundredth of the cost
(February 08, 2018)
Fuel cells have the potential to be a clean and efficient way to run cars, computers, and power stations, but the cost of producing them is limiting their use. That's because a key component of the most common fuel cells is a catalyst made from the precious metal (more)

Evoke Reduces Weight Of Electric Motorcycles With New Higher Energy Density Cells(February 07, 2018)
Evoke Electric Motorcycles is a Beijing company that is trying to establish itself at the higher-end of the Chinese market.
The company was present at the recent 2017 EICMA show in Italy with its new Evoke Urban Classic model and Evoke Urban S (more)

The concept of electric cars is gaining grounds very rapidly but the success of the concept is largely dependent upon better functioning batteries. The long prevailed concept of an internal combustion engine is slowly and gradually coming towards demise. (more)

Nissan, Frost & Sullivan study finds 37% of Southeast Asian consumers open to buying EV (February 06, 2018)
Thirty-seven percent of Southeast Asian consumers planning to buy a car are open to purchasing an electric vehicle, according to a Nissan-commissioned study by Frost & Sullivan. The finding demonstrates the region’s strong potential to speed up the electrification (more)

New nanofoam catalyst generates hydrogen from water quickly and cheaply (February 06, 2018)
Renewable energy could be used to split water to obtain hydrogen – but methods to accomplish this are usually prohibitively expensive, need too much power, or draw on catalyst materials that rapidly break down. A research team led by Washington State (more)

Hyundai To Debut New Autonomous Features On Next-Generation Fuel Cell Vehicle At CES 2018(February 05, 2018)
Hyundai has debuted all-new autonomous features on a fuel cell car at CES 2018. Hyping “next-generation fuel cells” may not be more than another misleading pitch, but that’s what Hyundai has decided to showcase this (more)

A new approach to rechargeable batteries(February 05, 2018)
A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT and other institutions. The battery, based on (more)

Byton electric SUV promised for 2019 at $45,000 after CES debut(February 03, 2018)
It's rare that automakers let journalists or potential buyers drive or even ride in development prototypes. It's not unknown: Chevrolet did it with development versions of both its 2011 Volt range-extended electric car (more)

Providing Ancillary Services to the Grid (February 03, 2018)
By starting, stopping, or varying the level of charge, electric vehicle batteries can provide two crucial “ancillary” services to the grid: helping maintain a consistent voltage (120 volts) and frequency (60 Hertz). These services (more)

Harley Davidson to offer electric motorcycle within 18 months, says CEO(February 02, 2018)
Harley Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatitch said Tuesday an electric motorcycle “is an active project we’re preparing to bring to market in 18 months.” (more)

EV Charging Terminology(February 02, 2018)
A quick note on charging before we dive in. Electric vehicles can be charged at different speeds by using different voltages. A standard 120-volt outlet can deliver about 1.3 kilowatts per hour but may take 12 or more (more)

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating(January 31, 2018)
When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." (more)

Fiscal incentives – how do they impact electric vehicle sales? (January 31, 2018)
A new study on fiscal incentives and electric vehicles sales by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) – the European Commission's science and knowledge service – has found a high correlation between financial inducement and (more)

Di Grassi Blames Audi Reliability Issues For Point-Less Formula E Season(January 30, 2018)
Lucas di Grassi has admitted Audi’s reliability nightmare that has left him with no points from the first three races of the 2017/18 Formula E season is “very weird”. (more)

Soaking Up Supply (January 30, 2018)
Charging controls or pricing incentives can also motivate electric vehicle drivers to charge overnight, or whenever clean energy production is strongest (more)

UK warned 60% of new cars in 2030 need to be electric(January 28, 2018)
The government has been told that electric cars will need to make up 60% of sales by 2030 in order to help the UK meet its environmental targets. That's according to a new report by the Committee on Climate Change (more)

The future of our technology and our planet depends on one thing: the battery (January 28, 2018)
Most of us are running on empty. Since the mobile phone spawned a smartphone-first world, we've all been tending to the needs of batteries. (more)

Can today’s EVs make a dent in climate change?(January 26, 2018)
Electric vehicles can meet drivers’ needs enough to replace nearly 90 percent of vehicles now on the road. Could existing electric vehicles (EVs), despite their limited driving range, bring about a meaningful reduction in ... (more)

What Everyone Should Know About Battery Chargers (January 26, 2018)
A good charger provides the base for well-performing and durable batteries. In a price-competitive market chargers often receive low priority. The battery and charger must go together like horse and carriage, and this ... (more)

Peugeot CEO Says All PSA Group Vehicles To Be Electrified By 2025cars(January 25, 2018)
To add to the growing “me too” list of auto manufacturers claiming that they will be transitioning to an entirely (or nearly entirely) electrified model lineup over the coming years, the CEO of Peugeot SA, Carlos Tavares, has (more)

The Promise and Challenge of Scaling Lithium Metal Batteries (January 25, 2018)
While breakthroughs could be a decade away, the lithium metal battery could offer a major leap in capability for electric vehicles and the grid ... (more)

It’s official: 2017 was a fantastic year for electric cars(January 24, 2018)
Generous subsidies and cheaper batteries are to thank for one of the best years for electric cars, new findings have revealed. (more)

New lithium-rich battery could last much longer (January 24, 2018)
Teaming up with researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, Wolverton's group at Northwestern University developed a rechargeable lithium-iron-oxide battery that can cycle more lithium ions than its common lithium-cobalt-oxide counterpart. (more)

Québec issues final regulations for ZEV mandate(January 23, 2018)
Québec Minister of Sustainable Development Isabelle Melançon has issued the final regulations in support of Bill 104, a new law designed to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles in the province. (more)

Coupling Experiments to Theory to Build a Better Battery(January 23, 2018)
Lithium-sulfur batteries are promising candidates for replacing common lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles since they are cheaper, weigh less, and can store nearly double the energy for the same mass. However, (more)

Electric cars are 'historic opportunity' for US carmakers: Autonation CEO(January 21, 2018)
Unlike many auto dealers and dealership groups that see selling electric vehicles as a necessary burden, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson believes electric vehicles offer a "historic opportunity" for the industry (more)

Battery power in marine applications(January 21, 2018)
Experts discuss the special concerns when designing battery technology for marine environments.
There is growing worldwide demand for electric-powered vessels and for broader electrification in maritime (more)

China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S(January 19, 2018)
Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million.
China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3 percent for 2017. But the Chinese new-vehicle market is (more)

ZincNyx Plans Flow Battery Mass Production Within a Year (January 19, 2018)
MGX Minerals, the company looking to get lithium from oil, is also planning to mass produce a zinc-based flow battery “within the year.” (more)

Infiniti EV coming in 2021(January 18, 2018)
Infiniti announced that it will offer new electrified vehicles starting in 2021. Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa said that its luxury brand will build its first all-electric car in 2021, as well as new "e-Power" vehicles – series hybrids with (more)

Using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries
Approach avoids lithium dendrite growth
(January 18, 2018)
Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself, this new type of battery could power everything from (more)

VW Group to invest $3.3B in North America by 2020(January 17, 2018)
Volkswagen Group will invest more than $3.3 billion (2.8 billion euros) in North America over the next three years to give a boost to its core brand as the automaker seeks to become a key volume supplier in the region. (more)

A water-based, rechargeable battery(January 17, 2018)
In the quest to find safe, low-cost batteries for the future, eventually we have to ask ourselves a question: Why not simply use water as an electrolyte? Water is cheap, in abundant supply, doesn't burn and can conduct ions. (more)

The world's first self-driving store (January 13, 2018)
Designed, developed and produced in the USA, the Genovation GXE employs state-of-the-art batteries, inverters and electric twin-motors, producing more than 800 horsepower and more than 700 lb.-ft. of torque. The GXE offers two transmission alternatives (more)

Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries (January 13, 2018)
A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries--the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars. As a (more)

The world's first self-driving store (January 12, 2018)
Groceries are soon to be a $1 trillion business worldwide, and perishables like fresh produce make up around 60% of all groceries sold, however according to Kantar Worldpanel just a tiny fraction of that - less than 5% - has moved online. This is because having (more)

Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move closer(January 12, 2018)
A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. (more)

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to Invest $1 Billion in New E-Mobility Venture Capital Fund (January 10, 2018)
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has signaled one of its strongest nods to e-mobility yet, pledging to spend up to $1 billion over the next five years on mobility technologies. (more)

Solid State Battery Technology Set to Dominate Lithium-Ion(January 10, 2018)
When lithium-ion battery technology replaced nickel cadmium and metal hydride, we really felt like we arrived in power tool industry. In reality, we did. Cordless tools are finally able to replace corded models with enough power and runtime to use all day. But all that (more)

Fisker EMotion unveiled at CES with 400-mile range (January 09, 2018)
Fisker unveiled its highly anticipated EMotion luxury electric sedan on Tuesday at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Fisker EMotion disrupts convention in the most sensually radical way. The luxury electric EMotion delivers an exterior design language (more)

Solid-State Batteries Make Strides in the Charge toward the Future of EVs(January 09, 2018)
The electric car’s role in the future is assured by today’s race among General Motors, Hyundai, Nissan, Tesla, and others to advance range and affordability. With a rising number of startup challengers, these automakers agree that winning depends on making the (more)

BYTON Spills Details With Us At CES (January 08, 2018)
BYTON made their world debut yesterday at CES in Las Vegas, formally introducing the concept of their first car, due to launch in China in late 2019, followed by the U.S. and Europe in 2020. (more)

A Better Battery? A Survey of What Might Come after Lithium-Ion(January 08, 2018)
How we store energy will be critical to the future of the electric car. While lithium-ion batteries are likely to remain the standard for at least the next decade, academic researchers and startup companies are racing to discover, design, and manufacture alternatives that (more)

Electric car UK market statistics (January 06, 2018)
The last four 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 130,000 by the end of December 2017. There has also been a huge increase in the (more)

Design Of Experiments- Synthesizing A Graphene-Based Battery Electrode(January 06, 2018)
The conversion of graphene and metal-based inorganic compounds into usable graphene composites for electrodes can be done by many methods. As this new field is advancing, new methods are frequently being invented and subsequently published. To date they (more)

Mitsubishi Electric to exhibit EMIRAI4 smart-mobility concept car at CES 2018 (January 05, 2018)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will exhibit cutting-edge technologies and products, including its EMIRAI 4 driving-assistance concept car for safer and more convenient transportation in the smart mobility era under the concept of “Make the move to mobility,” at CES (more)

How to make Graphene Batteries(January 05, 2018)
Want to learn how to make Graphene Batteries? Our Graphene Battery User’s Guide, which has been created for scientists and non-scientists alike, details how graphene batteries work, their benefits, and provides immediate, actionable steps that you can take to (more)

Base Porsche Mission E to offer 402 horsepower, 300-mile range(January 03, 2018)
It’s been two years since Porsche made the announcement it will put its Mission E electric sedan concept into production. In that time we’ve managed to glean very little information from Porsche, mostly because of the rapid pace at which electric car technology is (more)

Samsung: Graphene Balls Boost Battery Charging Speed by 500 Percent(January 03, 2018)
Mobile devices have long been hamstrung by lithium-ion batteries, which have been advancing much more slowly than other pieces of the hardware puzzle. Every few months we hear about a new battery design that might be able to replace the li-ion cells in our (more)

Number Of Plug-In EVs On Roads Worldwide Now Exceeds 3 Million (January 02, 2018)
Through the end of November 2017, we are certain that the world’s fleet of plug-in electric vehicles have exceeded a level of 3 million. This year;s plug-in sales alone already exceed one million, which means that with expected sales of well over 1.7-2.0 million in 2018, (more)

NGK Spark Plug to Vie for Solid-State Battery Production (January 02, 2018)
NGK Spark Plug, the world’s largest manufacturer of spark plugs, is now increasing its focus towards the solid-state battery market.
The move appears to be pre-emptive against the predicted decline of internal combustion engines, and a bid to modernize its product ... (more)