Category Archives: Battery

Tangled Web for Battery Maker A123 Systems Gets Even Tanglier

Lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems has gotten a lot of ink and hyperlinks this year – the Fisker Karma battery recalls caused by its A123 Systems battery failure, and the acquisition deal by Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group, … Continue reading

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Inside the Mindset of Green Car Shoppers, Owners, and Stakeholders

There are a few things that have been learned by automaker and dealer management in the past year and a half at Nissan, GM, Ford, and BMW through marketing plug-ins to early adopters. It was experienced years earlier by Tesla … Continue reading

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Green Automotive Digest on Life Support But Coming Back

Green Automotive Digest has been on hiatus since early December, and will be starting up again in early April. The format will be changing and will be closer to the monthly publication I started in February called Green Auto Market. … Continue reading

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EV Success Question Similar to 1990s

The Detroit Bureau is asking a question popped up a few times in the 1990s — Will electric vehicles really make it? The consensus opinion is that 2012 will be a critical year for meeting the goal of having 1.5 … Continue reading

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Green car stories grabbing my attention while surfing waves of content

So do you get a ton of emails, e-newsletters, Google news searches, etc.? I do. I have to sift through tons of content and glean out what I believe to be worth writing about. Perhaps I’m a slow learner, and … Continue reading

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EV owners can make a few bucks selling excess battery juice

So purchasing a plug-in electric vehicle is costing consumers more dollars than  comparable internal combustion engines, and even though plug-ins offer much cheaper cost-per-mile driving, consumers are bothered by the higher sticker prices. But there’s hope for potential EV owners … Continue reading

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