Tesla Motors Talking To German Government About Battery Factory

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Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors is reportedly in talks with the German government to establish a lithium-ion battery plant in that country, which could kickstart slow sales of its Model S and future vehicles. Germany battery pack Tesla Motors gigafactory Tesla PowerwallWell, here's one that ought to irk the German automakers.

Lucid electric 'executive sedan': 100-kwh battery, 1,000-hp motor

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From small startups to major established automakers, many companies have Tesla Motors in their sights. But Lucid Motors—the California-based startup formerly known as Atieva—may have the biggest guns in its arsenal of any of Tesla's would-be rivals. plug-in cars Samsung Lucid MotorsThe company plans to unveil its previously-teased electric "executive sedan" December.

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Better electric motors can boost electric-car efficiency

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One of the greatest challenges faced by modern electric cars is the vehicle's range, which is largely proportional to the energy capacity of the battery. Most of the attention given to solving the range dilemma has focused on the battery, but one. Efficiency Motor plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Range anxiety often keeps buyers out of electric cars and in their fossil-fuel powered counterparts.

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Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

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While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there. It's a car, and you plug it in to get power to run it. That's fine as far as it goes. Beyond that, things get hazy pretty quickly, we've found.

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NSK demonstrates transmission-equipped wheel hub motor

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has successfully demonstrated the first transmission-equipped wheel hub motor, designed to improve the environmental performance, safety, and comfort of automobiles. Electric (Battery) Motors Transmissions Vehicle SystemsNSK Ltd.

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Volkswagen electric-car concept teased before Paris Motor Show

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Today, Volkswagen sells one all-electric car under its own brand in multiple markets—the e-Golf electric variant of its well-known five-door compact hatchback—and another in Europe only, the e-UP, a battery-electric minicar. Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Paris Motor Show

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Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

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Yesterday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk officially opened the gigafactory building, which. Batteries lithium-ion Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic gigafactory

Hyundai Ioniq: most important car at the Geneva Motor Show?

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The Geneva Motor Show is stuffed with cars, both European volume cars we don't see in North America and a huge number of pricey and high-performance supercars and customs. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV So despite the fact that it was a global debut, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq didn't seem to get the buzz it might have if it had been launched in, say, Los Angeles. The high-tailed.

Samsung SDI to supply cylindrical Li-ion batteries to JAC Motors for new EV; 50 million 18650 cells next year

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The battery pack for the iEV6S will comprise approximately 3,000 of Samsung SDI’s high-performance 18650 battery cells. Additionally, JAC Motors signed an MOU with Samsung SDI for the supply of 50 million battery cells next year alone. JAC Motors iEV6S.

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Tesla Model S battery life: what the data show so far

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Perhaps the biggest question in buyers' minds over electric cars is how long the batteries will last. Most new-car buyers have mobile phones whose batteries have only lasted a couple of years, perhaps less. Even as electric-car battery packs are warranted against outright failure for eight or 10 years, how much degradation should owners. lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life

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VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

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VW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically, VVolkswagen believes the industry will face a shortage of lithium-ion batteries if new investment is not made soon for additional cell fabrication factories, often referred to using. Manufacturing Batteries Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory battery capacity

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AK Steel receives $1.8M from DOE to develop next-generation electrical steels for hybrid and electric vehicle motors

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million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program to develop the next generation of advanced, non-oriented electrical steels (NOES) for motors used in a wide variety of industrial and automotive applications, including hybrid and electric vehicles. Applications include large and small motors, large and small transformers, generators, lighting ballasts and ignition coils.

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New TM4 SUMO medium-duty electric motors boost torque and speed 45% with SMCs in place of permanent magnets

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Until now, the main rotor technology found in TM4’s electric motors was based on surface-mounted permanent magnets. This partnership has made possible the conception and production of an innovative motor design combining new materials, a new forming process and an optimized fabrication method.

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Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Degradation Update

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Last summer, I wrote in this space about an apparent loss of battery capacity in my 2013 Tesla Model S after a three-month Supercharging binge. I wondered whether, despite assurances from Tesla Motors, the two events might have been related. battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Life battery capacityMy doubts had started when I noticed that, after a 210-mile trip, the car’s data readout told me I.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Specs Released: Battery Pack, Motor Power, And More

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Detroit Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car made its auto-show debut this morning in Detroit, after last week's global unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But while the car was familiar, Chevy provided some eagerly sought information on the car's specifications. The capacity of the Bolt EV's.

Mercedes Follows Tesla, Will Offer Home Energy Storage Batteries Too

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As the newest carmaker on the block, it's perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently. That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with its recently-announced plans to sell standalone battery packs for home and commercial energy storage. Batteries Mercedes-Benz Tesla Motors plug-in cars energy

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GAC Motor officially releases all-electric SUV GE3 into the Chinese market

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China-based GAC Motor has introduced its all-electric GE3 SUV into the Chinese market; the GE3 made its international debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January. —Yu Jun, president of GAC Motor. China Electric (Battery

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Bollinger Motors promises all-electric off-road 'sport utility truck'

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There seems to be no shortage of startups planning to build new battery-electric vehicles from the ground up. While companies like Lucid Motors and Faraday Future are focusing on high-end luxury models, a newer company named Bollinger Motors is taking a different approach. It aims to launch what it calls the "world's first all-electric on- and. Off-road New York Trucks plug-in cars Startups

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Tesla Gigafactory Spurs Lithium Producers To Boost Output For Batteries

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The Tesla Motors "Gigafactory" currently under construction outside Reno, Nevada, is billed as the largest lithium-ion cell and battery production factory plant in the world. Electric-car maker Tesla hopes that producing battery cells on such a massive scale will allow it to achieve a $35,000 base price for its planned 200-mile Model 3 electric. Manufacturing Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars lithium gigafactory

Electric-car battery costs: Tesla $190 per kwh for pack, GM $145 for cells

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Lithium-ion cells and the battery packs that hold them are the single most costly part of modern electric cars. Batteries lithium-ion GM battery pack costs Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3And how fast their costs will fall remains the defining factor in making those cars affordable for the mass market. GM made waves last fall when product chief Mark Reuss said the company will pay $145 per kilowatt-hour for the cells in.

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LG Chem Adds Chinese Great Wall Motors Plug-In Hybrids To Its Battery Clients

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South Korean battery maker LG Chem continues to be on a roll, signing up automakers left and right that plan to use its lithium-ion cells in new electric cars. The latest to join the roster that includes Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Smart, Volkswagen, and Volvo is the Chinese carmaker known as Great Wall Motors. China Batteries lithium-ion Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars lg-chem Great Wall Motor

nanoFLOWCELL unveils flow cell battery prototype vehicle

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Liechtenstein-based nanoFLOWCELL unveiled the QUANT e-Sportslimousine, a prototype vehicle equipped with a nanoFLOWCELL flow cell battery powertrain, at the Geneva Motor Show. Flow cells or flow batteries combine aspects of an electrochemical battery cell with those of a fuel cell.

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Chevy, Nissan Reveal Second-Life Uses For Electric-Car Batteries

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It's one of the most common questions about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after the car is junked? The answer is electric-car batteries will largely be recycled--but that they will have a second life after they're taken out of the car. General Motors GM battery pack plug-in cars energy storageDo they just get thrown away? Will any of them be recycled? What happens to their components?

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Nissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far

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Based on the concept car and prototype battery pack that officially bowed this past week, coinciding with the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s increasingly likely. Batteries battery pack research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Will the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf offer an option that could provide 200 miles of more of real-world driving range?

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Tesla Motors Has More Than 1,600 Jobs Open, Many For Engineers

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The carmaker has several large projects in the works, including its Nevada battery "Gigafactory," the 200-mile Model 3 $35,000 electric car, and continued development of its Autopilot autonomous-driving technology. Manufacturing engineering jobs Tesla Motors plug-in carsAs it works to increase sales volumes, Tesla has some ambitious plans for the next few years.

Lucid Motors and Samsung SDI in strategic partnership on next-gen lithium-ion cells

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Samsung SDI and luxury EV startup Lucid Motors have entered a strategic partnership for battery cell supply. —Albert Liu, PhD, Lucid’s Director of Battery Technology. Lucid has a great deal of EV battery expertise. Batteries Electric (Battery

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2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details

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General Motors took the wraps off its second-generation Voltec electric-drive system this morning that will power its 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Company executives declined to give specifications for power of the two electric motors, the range-extending engine, or range of the final vehicle. DON''T MISS: 2016 Chevrolet Volt To

Chevy Bolt EV compared to Tesla Model S 60: Motor Trend lays it out

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Enthusiast publication Motor Trend had the very clever idea of comparing two electric cars with 60-kilowatt-hour battery packs and more than 200 miles of EPA-rated range. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Sometimes reporters and editors will see an article or a section in another outlet and think, "Darn, why didn't we think of that?" This is one of those times.

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Tesla Battery Gigafactory 'Slightly Ahead Of Schedule': State Officials

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Batteries lithium-ion Tesla Motors plug-in cars nevada gigafactoryTesla is currently juggling several major projects, leading to speculation about when each will be completed. It plans to launch its much-delayed Model X electric SUV later this year, and unveil a concept version of the Model 3 sedan next year. But the Model 3's timeliness is largely dependent on another Tesla project--the company's massive.

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Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

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The Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena. The Japanese carmaker will offer standalone battery packs for home energy storage. Available for pre-order in September, the xStorage line of battery packs was developed in concert with. Batteries plug-in cars energy storage

Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

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Toyota is one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with General Motors and Volkswagen Group. Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, it's by far the most resistant of the three to the notion of battery-electric cars. lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Tokyo Intros, Tesla Battery Life, Four-Motor Honda EV: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Why is one family really happy that its Tesla Model S got destroyed? And, what car did we drive this week--but plan to report on next week? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, October 30, 2015.

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Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product'

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Tomorrow night, if its strong hints are accurate, Tesla Motors will announce that it plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage. But the promise is that such batteries vastly increase the utility of solar panels. Batteries Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars energy storage gigafactory

A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack consists of 52 modules. The battery.

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric: what happens when battery is run down to the end?

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One owner has now run his 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric's battery down all the way to "empty" so other owners know what to expect. The Ioniq Electric is EPA-rated at 124 miles of range from the 28-kwh battery pack that powers an 88-kilowatt (118-horsepower) electric motor.

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Tesla urges Japanese Battery Suppliers To Take Gigafactory Risk

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Almost as soon as it announced plans to build its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," Tesla Motors began to hint that it could be the first of many. Japan Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic gigafactory After beginning construction at its first site near Reno, Nevada, the company is now showing interest in an additional gigafactory--this one located outside North America. DON''T MISS: Tesla Navigation.

Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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OLEA APP is a full stack software offering leveraging OLEA and OLEA LIB for HEV and EV eMotor performances, range and durability extensions of batteries, energy consumption and pollutant emission reduction. Batteries Controls and controllers Microprocessors and controls Motors

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Tesla talks to LG, Samsung about Model 3 battery cell supplies

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That applies to the more recent Tesla Model X crossover SUV as well—and Panasonic was also an early investor in Tesla Motors shares, owning a small percentage of the Silicon Valley company. lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars LG Chem Panasonic Samsung gigafactory Tesla Model 3Since the start of Tesla Model S electric-car production in 2012, the company's lithium-ion cells have been supplied by its Japanese partner Panasonic.

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LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

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Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Panasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors, while AESC is a joint venture half owned by Nissan. Then there's LG Chem, which sells lithium-ion batteries to quite a number of different car manufacturers. Manufacturing Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars lg-chem

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Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

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We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scenic route of 210 miles. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerLast month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles.