GM Gets Battery Assist from California Company


The Detroit Bureau - August 10, 2012

The single biggest problem with electric vehicles is limited range.  GM is hoping that a small California company may have a breakthrough to substantially increase the distance battery cars can travel between charges.

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The automaker’s investment arm, GM Ventures LLC, is investing heavily in Envia Systems, based in Newark, California. The firm claims to have developed a new way to pack about 400 watt hours of energy into a kilogram of battery.

That would potentially permit a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid to go 70 miles on a charge, for example, compared to 35 today.