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Electric Carmaker Tesla Motors, Inc. Brings More Confidence to the Table

 

November 07, 2014 - In spite of a few near-term hiccups, including lowering guidance based on a road bump in its efforts to ramp up production and another delay for Model X deliveries, Tesla's growing confidence about its future has the Street a bit more bullish on the electric carmaker Thursday [...]

 

 

2016 Chevy Volt Gets a New Powertrain and a Longer EV Range

 

November 07, 2014 - General Motors is set to officially unveil the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January, but GM has decided to give the world a few teasers now. In addition to a few photos of the exterior, GM has also revealed that the Volt will be powered by a new, larger four-cylinder engine and an all-new electric drive system [...]

 

 

APEC summit cars to be powered by SK batteries

 

November 07, 2014 - A Chinese electric car, equipped with a power pack featuring lithium-ion batteries supplied by SK Innovation, has been selected as one of the official vehicles for the APEC summit in Beijing next week. SK Innovation announced Thursday that 50 Shenbao electric vehicles, produced by China’s state-run Beijing Automotive Group [...]

 

 

Former Fisker CEO On What Tesla Needs For Success

 

October 23, 2014 - Tony Posawatz knows cars. He has more than two decades of experience in the auto industry, including time as both the CEO of Fisker Automotive and an executive at General Motors Company. Posawatz has specific expertise in the area of electric vehicles, as he oversaw product innovations for the Chevrolet Volt [...]

 

 

New Li-ion anode achieves 70 percent charge in just two minutes

 

October 23, 2014 - Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed a new, proof-of-concept anode for lithium-ion batteries that can charge to 70 percent of its capacity in only two minutes and has a very long lifespan of ten thousand charge/discharge cycles [...]

 

 

Ford Focus Electric gets $6,000 price drop, now starts at $29,995

 

October 23, 2014 - In early 2013, the Nissan Leaf shed a massive $6,500 from its $35,200 base price to offer a new starting price of $28,800. Since then, we have seen numerous other plug-in vehicles get smaller price tags, from the Honda Fit EV (lower lease price) to the Chevrolet Volt [...]

 

 

Kia adds Soul to the electric vehicle market

 

September 29, 2014 - Add one more product choice to Canada’s so-far hesitant electric vehicle market. Kia’s funky Soul will be available as an all-electric car for the 2015 model year, in addition to the gasoline model that’s sold in North America since 2009 [...]

 

 

Recycling Used Tires Into Battery Electrodes

 

September 29, 2014 - Carbon black recycled from used car and truck tires could lead to better anodes for lithium-ion batteries if researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are successful. They have developed a process that recovers pyrolytic carbon black, a manmade material that is similar to graphite, from shredded tires [...]

 

 

Tesla a ‘fringe brand’ says former GM product czar Bob Lutz

 

September 29, 2014 - When an unknown automotive startup from Silicon Valley unveiled an all-electric sports car with supercar performance back in 2006, the shock was enough to make industry giant GM sit up and pay attention. That, plus the desire to gain some of the green halo seized by Toyota’s Prius hybrid [...]

 

 

A Look At Tesla's Cheapest Car, The Model 3

 

July 17, 2014 - Tesla's much-anticipated somewhat affordable electric car will be called the Model 3. The electric carmaker hopes to start selling the smaller, cheaper offering by early 2017, CEO Elon Musk said in an interview published late Tuesday night by British car magazine Auto Express [...]

 

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