Category Archives: Lithium ion batteries

How to Make it in the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Business – Part 1

For fans of alternative fuel vehicles and technologies, it’s been a dreary time. The A123 Systems and Fisker Automotive dramas have been all over the internet. There have been other time periods where bankruptcies, shut downs, buyouts, closedowns, and other … Continue reading

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Extended Version of Green Auto Market Available Now, with Lots of Cool Stuff

For those interested in learning more about electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles, it’s easy to find a wave of media coverage, especially when new cars are unveiled at major auto shows. But what about the market forces shaping … 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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Feel dumb about EVs? Plug In America offers a solution

Boy did I feel dumb! Over dinner last night, a friend was asking me about what I’ve been doing lately in my career. At one point in my long answer, I attempted to describe electric vehicle technology. I said that … Continue reading

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Is there hope or doom for electric car batteries?

Car battery packs have been evolving rapidly lately – not long ago it was lead acid batteries under every hood, and then some automakers transferred over to the superior nickel metal hydride battery. Lately, it’s been the lithium ion (Li-ion) … Continue reading

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Unraveling the mystery of Prius Plug-in pricing

Not long ago, Toyota Motor Corp. execs were dropping suggestions at the Frankfurt Motor Show that the long-awaited 2012 Prius Plug-in would be selling for $26,000 to $27,000. Well, that was pretty far off the officially announced base price of … Continue reading

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Battery packs don’t need to be Darth Vader for EVs

Battery packs are not as big a challenge for carmakers to entice car shoppers to check out plug-in electric vehicles as had been initially worried over. Advanced lithium-ion battery systems being installed in new plug-in electric vehicles like the Nissan … Continue reading

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Three things have to happen for electric vehicles to make it

Executives from four firms that are heavily invested in plug-in electric vehicles and the technology supporting them — Tesla, Panasonic, Infineon Technologies, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers — provided a frank look at the state of the EV industry … Continue reading

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IHS says EVs will pass laptops as lithium-ion battery market

Lithium-ion batteries are becoming the standard benchmark for light weight, efficient power storage used in laptop computers, cell phones, digital cameras, and now in plug-in electric vehicles. There may not be very many of these electric cars on US roads … Continue reading

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