First Lexus electric car: Battery covered by 10-year, 600,000+ mile warranty

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The first Lexus electric car will get the most generous battery warranty coverage of any EV so far when it arrives in Europe by early next year. Batteries

2020 92

Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car. What are you going to do when your battery runs low? Welcome to the world of electric car charging

2018 153

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Electric Car Batteries: Lithium!

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Best electric car batteries for conversions are LiFePO4 prismatic cells. Interview with Lithium Storage and EVTV on the marriage of lithium and EVs

2011 146

Keep your parked electric car and its battery healthy with these simple tips

Green Car Reports

With the electric car parked for extended times, what's the best strategy for not damaging the battery? The general advice hasn't changed much over the years, and it just requires knowing a few key pieces of information about your car.

2020 109

(Reverse) Engineering Explained: What happens to old electric car batteries?

Green Car Reports

It's the same philosophy for electric-car batteries as for plastic grocery bags—almost. BatteriesReduce, reuse, recycle.

2018 102

Electric Car Battery Chargers

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Electric car battery chargers are expensive, and for some reason are the last thing folks want to spend money on

2012 119

Fast-charging method claims to help electric-car batteries last longer

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Heat is the enemy of electric-car battery packs. Batteries

2020 81

Electric car battery warranties compared

Green Car Reports

It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time. Replacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than. lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacity

2016 72

Electric-car battery prices dropped 13% in 2019, will reach $100/kwh in 2023

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Although electric cars haven’t quite taken off in the 2010s the way some had anticipated, sheer economics are pointing to the 2020s as the time when EVs will find that market fever pitch. Batteries

2019 85

Electric cars cheaper than gas ones by 2020, says Chinese battery supplier

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Envision Energy, a Chinese company that bought Nissan's former AESC battery business, says it will be able to make battery packs for less than $100 per kilowatt-hour in the next two years. Batteries youtube

2018 114

Report: Battery production could offset emissions gains from electric cars

Green Car Reports

A new report shows that emissions from producing large battery packs for electric cars could cancel out improvements from their low emissions for years. The report comes from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which is usually optimistic about electric cars. In May, the analytic arm of the finance publishing house predicted that electric cars will make

2018 87

Nissan LEAF first electric car to pass 400,000 unit sales

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The Nissan LEAF is the first electric car to surpass 400,000 sales. Introduced in 2010 as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF has led the way in making the excitement and convenience of electric driving accessible to non-luxury buyers.

2019 145

Toyota and Panasonic to jointly make electric-car batteries, explore solid-state tech

Green Car Reports

Toyota has been a laggard in the race to transition to electric cars. The company was an early leader in fuel-efficient hybrids, but has since focused on developing fuel-cell vehicles, and executives have expressed skepticism about electric cars and lithium-ion batteries. Now in an effort to accelerate its move to electric cars, the company may be. Batteries lithium-ion

2019 85

High Voltage Wire Gauge Size for Electric Car

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What type of wire is required or recommended for the primary power from the battery to the controller -then to the motor? must it be shielded? does it

2018 142

Deep Cycle Batteries vs. SLIs

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Deep cycle batteries or regular auto batteries for your electric car? Don't waste your money

GM, LG Chem announce joint Lordstown battery plant for new electric cars, pickups

Green Car Reports

General Motors and LG Chem will jointly build and develop batteries for electric vehicles that will go on sale in 2023 and beyond, including Chevy's confirmed electric pickup, the companies announced Thursday. Batteries

2019 81

Electric Car Batteries: Lead or Lithium?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Which electric car batteries do you need for your conversion or NEV? Let's wade through the information and decide for ourselves, shall we

2009 152

Toyota's First Electric Car?

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is reporting: "Toyota's iQ-based electric car, due to be launched in 2010, will get its own body style to create a stand-alone model which will become Toyota’s first all-electric car" (emphasis added.) Autocar.co.uk

2009 130

Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

Green Car Reports

Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. Although automakers have begun to curb "range anxiety" with longer-distance electric cars, battery charging times on lengthy road trips remain a hurdle for many buyers. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars charging Fast Charging

2017 70

Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

Green Car Reports

Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. That's led several automakers to experiment with alternative uses for these "second-life" batteries in stationary energy storage. Battery packs can store energy generated by renewable. Batteries lithium-ion Recycling plug-in cars energy storage

2016 85

Electric Car Battery Comparison

Electric Cars are for Girls

How does the Energizer EGC2 battery compare to the Trojan T-105? Hi, James - It depends on what you value. I asked around a little bit, and the consensus

2010 98

Electric Cars - Yes We Can!

Plugs and Cars

[©Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post] East Coast - Along the route President-elect Obama rode on his way to DC, electric car activists spell it out.

2009 130

Electric car battery research pact seeks to keep German auto prowess

Green Car Reports

But now the importance of that advantage is fading, with electric cars on the rise and the highest-value component within them the battery pack. VW battery pack lithium-ion batteries battery reuseFor the past 50 years, the German auto industry has enjoyed quite the roll of growth and success in the U.S., built largely on its expertise with one specific technology: the internal combustion engine.

2019 69

Panasonic works to develop cobalt-free electric-car batteries

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One of the most widespread concerns about electric cars centers around the availability and cost of cobalt. Cobalt is an element used in lithium-ion batteries to build stability and increase safety. While the signature element in modern electric-car batteries, lithium, is mined in only a few countries, it is relatively easily accessible, and so

2018 69

Top 7 Best, Classy and Fastest Electric Cars In Today?s World

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With the technology that the automotive industry has today, it is not surprising to see cars out performing records on an annual basis. Over the years, we were made to believe that petrol is the best option to run cars. Why make electric cars? Detroit Electric SP:01.

2017 164

GM Promotes an Electric Car

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Tags: GM ev1 regenerative breaking battery electric car

2009 130

Electric-car battery progress: incremental improvements, not revolutionary leaps

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The report that Toyota is planning an electric car with a solid-state battery for 2022 has led some fans and advocates to suggest huge new leaps in electric cars are imminent. Batteries Future Cars battery pack research plug-in cars battery capacityThe 2011 Nissan Leaf had an EPA-rated range of 75 miles combined; the comparable figure for a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is 238 miles. That's remarkable progress, and clearly.

2017 64

New Hyundai Electric Car

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Apparently Hyundai has abandoned their hydrogen delusions and decided that there might be a future in electric cars, after all. 99 mile range on lithium ion batteries, same supplier as the Volt, but 0-60 in 15 seconds? This came from the GM-Volt website (thanks to Seth Leitman for tweeting it). I had a pony when I was a kid that could move faster than that;

2009 182

Fisker: about those graphene electric-car batteries? Never mind

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Fisker's promise to bring advanced, solid-state graphene cells to the battery pack of its upcoming Emotion electric car is officially dead. Automotive-grade graphene batteries have yet to be perfected, but Fisker was poised to become the first company to utilize the technology. The batteries provide greater range and shorter charging times, but. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker EMotion

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study. Manufacturing Batteries Study plug-in cars

2017 68

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electric Cars

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Yes, we''re talking about the electric car. However, it is only recently that cost effective electric cars have started getting manufactured. However, electric cars come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Lo and Behold! The future is here.

2013 141

Golf Cart Batteries are Popular for Electric Cars

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What kind of electric car batteries are people actually using now, and why? Golf cart batteries, actually.even on the freeway

Nissan emergency truck concept: electric-car battery for rescue power

Green Car Reports

At the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, Nissan demonstrated an alternative use for the lithium-ion battery cells that comprise electric-car battery packs. The Nissan Navara EnGuard concept does not have an electric powertrain, but it does have two onboard battery packs.

2016 87

Aging Electric-Car Batteries Can Still Offer Useful Range: Report

Green Car Reports

The first wave of modern electric cars still remains fairly young, but as those vehicles rack up more miles, the performance of their gradually aging battery packs is a topic of great interest. All batteries degrade over time, losing energy-storage capacity at different rates depending on their chemistry and how they''re used. In an electric car. Batteries Department of Energy Study plug-in cars range anxiety battery capacity

2015 87

New Hyundai Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

Apparently Hyundai has abandoned their hydrogen delusions and decided that there might be a future in electric cars, after all. 99 mile range on lithium ion batteries, same supplier as the Volt, but 0-60 in 15 seconds? This came from the GM-Volt website (thanks to Seth Leitman for tweeting it). I had a pony when I was a kid that could move faster than that;

2009 172

GM, Honda partner on next-generation electric-car batteries

Green Car Reports

General Motors and Honda have announced a partnership to develop smaller, lighter batteries to be used in the next generation of electric cars from both companies. The battery agreement specifies that the companies will collaborate using GM's next-generation battery technology. Honda will buy battery modules from GM as a part of the arrangement

2018 61

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

Green Car Reports

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?

2015 87

Study: Electric cars and pacemakers are a safe combination—with some precautions

Green Car Reports

Those with cardiovascular implants—including pacemakers—need to be cautious around devices that generate strong magnetic fields, like metal detectors, cell phones, or even battery chargers. Does the caution extend to electric cars and their high-power, high-voltage systems?

2020 81

Could Tesla's million-mile battery help it undercut gasoline vehicles in sticker price?

Green Car Reports

Achieving price parity with gasoline cars is a prerequisite of widespread electric-car adoption. A new Tesla battery could achieve that, according to a new report. Batteries

2020 90

Tom Hanks on his electric car

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Tom Hanks' letter to the editor of the New Yorker about his electric car, a Toyota RAV4 EV. Boyer, in his otherwise spot-on piece about the car industry, assumes that I once leased G.M.’s Tags: toyota rav4 ev battery electric car tom hanks

2009 151

Nissan, Sumitomo open electric-car battery recycling plant in Japan

Green Car Reports

Batteries battery pack Recycling plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reuse energy storageThe town of Namie, in eastern Japan, was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and has struggled to recover from the devastation of that day. Almost seven years later, the first new plant in town is set to open, one contributing to clean energy and zero-emission vehicles to boot. Carmaker Nissan and an arm of the giant trading company.

2018 62

Volkswagen’s WeShare electric car-charing expands in Europe, fleet to increase to 8,400 EVs

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WeShare, Volkswagen and ŠKODA’s free-floating electric car sharing service, is to expand into seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. In all these cities, WeShare will be offering an all-electric fleet with a total of about 8,400 electric vehicles.

2020 108

As used electric-car batteries set to flood market, Automakers ramp up reuse efforts

Green Car Reports

With the growth of electric cars has come a flood of used batteries that is set to skyrocket in the next five years, according to a Bloomberg report. Bloomberg Businessweek notes that about 55,000 used battery packs were removed from electric cars this year as the cars' packs reach their 10-year lifespan.

2018 78