Tsinghua review of solid-state Li-metal batteries finds great promise, but much work still to be done

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However, the competitive solid-state Li-metal batteries encounter formidable challenges, including dendrite issues and poor solid-solid contact. The review summarizes issues including the large interfacial resistance; uncontrolled dendrite growth; and low operation current or capacity.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV review consensus: car is good, range is real

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Reviews plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car isn't on sale yet, but quite a lot of useful information is already available to potential buyers. General Motors recently confirmed the $37,495 base price (before Federal, state, and local incentives), and an EPA-rated 238-mile range—meeting its original promises. Several media outlets, including this.

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U.K. Reviews Of 2016 Nissan Leaf: More Range, Higher Price, No More Panache Than Before

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The 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car gets a few notable changes, chief among them a larger battery pack that provides a longer travel range. Europe Reviews plug-in carsThat optional 30-kilowatt-hour pack boosts EPA-rated range from 94 miles to 107 miles. But greater range may be the only significant difference in the way the updated Leaf drives. DON'T MISS: 2016 Nissan Leaf.

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Stanford, CMU, MIT team reviews challenges to practical implementation of solid-state Li-ion batteries

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Toyota, which has been working on solid-state batteries for EVs for a number of years ( earlier post ), is in the news with a report by the Wall Street Journal that it will be ready to commercialize a solid-state battery by 2022. Batteries

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Video review: Audi e-tron

Green Cars News

The new Audi e-tron gets the Leasing.com work over, with Howard Ritchie stepping into the 55 Quattro 265kW model to find out: how to charge it, how much charging costs, how much one is, and how long the battery lasts

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Interstate Battery Review: Ask an EV driver!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Considering Interstate batteries for your electric car? I spoke with a few Interstate battery EV drivers to see which ones they chose, and how they're holding up

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

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Videos Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around.

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Battery supplies, Mercedes-Benz EQC review, CARB’s potential pushback: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

What U.S. state wants to charge $1,000 per year for registering an electric vehicle? Which vehicle brand said no to a future that retires the internal combustion engine? And what might California’s regulatory agency be considering in response to upcoming Trump Administration moves?

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First drive review: The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus delivers more power, 226-mile range at last

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Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV At the moment, there are more Nissan Leafs on the world’s roads than any other electric car in history—closing in on 400,000. As of Jan 1, Nissan had delivered 380,000 Leafs globally, 130,000 of them in the United States. Nissan is entirely aware that honor may not last long. It all depends on sales of the pricier but undeniably more.

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Systematic review of EV battery pack costs suggests economies of scale may push cost toward US$200/kWh without further cell chemistry improvements

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Further, they reported in their paper published in Nature Climate Change , the cost of battery packs used by market-leading BEV manufacturers are even lower at US$300/kWh, and has declined by 8% annually. Cost of Li-ion battery packs in BEVs. Batteries Forecasts

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New UMTRI paper reviews major advantages and disadvantages of battery-electric and fuel-cell vehicles

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A new report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reviews the major advantages and disadvantages associated with battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs). Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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International review study seeks to improve modeling for plug-in vehicle adoption

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The team reviewed models from 16 countries, including the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Ireland. What is the effect of rebates, tax credits, battery research and development and high-occupancy vehicle lane access?

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Tesla Model 3 video review compares lower-priced electric car to Model S

Green Car Reports

There have been no full reviews of the 2017 Tesla Model 3 to date by automotive media outlets, meaning professional test drivers spend a few days with the car putting it through a standard battery of tests. A few early video reviews, apparently by owners, have also vanished from the Internet, leading to various theories about what owners must. Videos Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2018 Lexus LC 500h gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

As the industry marches toward greener cars, battery and hybrid drivetrains are expanding into vehicle segments never before concerned with fuel economy ratings or much with emissions. No segment is excluded from this progress, not even luxury grand tourers. Toyota, along with its luxury division Lexus, is the king of hybrids, so it was no

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

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DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review It's one of three. Videos plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles.

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace real world review: 3 days with the sexy electric crossover

Green Car Reports

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV To the world’s surprise, the first all-electric luxury utility vehicle to follow the Tesla Model X into production did not come from the German makes of Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz. Instead, it arrived from that trio’s smaller, scrappier British rival, Jaguar Land Rover. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace will arrive in dealerships for.

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Porsche fast chargers, Toyota Camry Hybrid gas mileage review, and battery buses: Today's Car News

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road trip gas mileage review: Can the Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE live up to its 44 mpg highway fuel economy rating? And students vote for and fund the first battery-powered all electric bus fleet at the University of California Irvine. Porsche builds its own super fast electric-car charging network. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Porsche

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus: Drive review of long-range electric car

Green Car Reports

Nissan has admitted that it never planned to push the Leaf above a 40-kwh battery pack and beyond a rated range of 150. If more power, a 226-mile range, and a $39,405 base price—before considering the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit you can still get—collectively seems like the sweet spot for the Leaf, you probably have GM to thank. Driven Green Life

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Review: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Green Cars News

Mitsubishi understood the market when the Outlander first appeared in 2014, combining a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and a decent battery pack, creating something that was big and green Who’d have thought that the best-selling plug-in hybrid car would be a sizeable SUV?

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Tesla Model 3 drive reports, reviews: raves for sporty electric car

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A few journalists got short drives at the event, but only one outlet was granted a Model 3 before the party to enable a more comprehensive review. That means lots of "Tesla Model 3 review" articles. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3The first, earliest production versions of the Tesla Model 3 electric car were delivered to their owners in a splashy "Handover Party" late last week.

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200AH LiFePo4 Battery Test Results

DIY Electric Car

A DIY Electric Car Member, david85, has been testing a 200 Amp-Hour LiFePo4 Battery for a few weeks now and has been keeping a public journal of the results. If you're not familiar with LifePo4, it's a fairly new battery technology that promises greater safety than Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer while still holding a good energy density and a decent discharge rate. Tags: LiFePo4 Product Reviews batteries

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive review

Green Car Reports

But you can also get it as a battery-electric car (starting in April, in California) and late this year, as a. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq isn't one car but three, with a unique choice of powertrains. The volume seller will be the Ioniq Hybrid, a dedicated hybrid (as is the Toyota Prius) with a 58-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating for its base model. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

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One motor acts as a generator to start the engine and charge the battery pack. 2013 Lexus RX 450h. Dubbed by many industry sources the most fuel-efficient luxury SUV, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h certainly delivers.

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Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

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V8 engine with Active Fuel Management, two electric motors, a battery pack, and an electronically-variable transmission (EVT). Many families are taking more frequently and shorter vacations nearer to home these days. And as a result, they are spending more time in their cars and SUVs.

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Real-life review: What happens when you run out of battery in a Nissan Leaf?

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Range anxiety

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Reviewed: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Essentially, the 2012 Touareg Hybrid shares the same basic platform and battery technology as the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Audi Q7 Hybrid. One problem with many hybrid vehicles is that the batteries take up valuable passenger or cargo space. So no cargo room is lost to the batteries.

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'Totaled' is the long, sad story of Better Place and its failure: book review

Green Car Reports

By that time, the 22-kilowatt-hour battery capacity was down to 11.3 failure Shai Agassi Israel Better Place plug-in cars battery switch Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery SwappingIt is just over five years since I bought my Better Place Renault 2012 Fluence ZE in Israel—and a little over five months since I returned it to Israel’s Renault importer for a cash settlement. kwh, and a warning light had been on continuously since July 2016. I gave.

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2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: first drive review of 310-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV “The Tesla Model S was a moment. The Model 3 is a product.” ” That pair of sentences perfectly summarized the several hours we spent last month with the 2018 Tesla Model 3 kindly loaned to us by reader Jeff Southern of Atlanta. We’d covered more than 100 miles on a variety of highways, back roads, and suburban stop-and-go.

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2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: four-day winter road-trip review

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road trips plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Winter Weather Fast ChargingThe first generation of mass-priced electric cars with ranges of 60 to 90 miles simply didn't have enough range to be used outside predictable daily commute duties and local errands around town. Sure, four-fifths of vehicles in the U.S. cover less than 40 miles a day—but that other fifth matters a lot when paying $30,000-plus for a new.

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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

Hybrid SUV Blog

One motor acts as a generator to start the engine and charge the battery pack. 2013 Lexus RX 450h. Dubbed by many industry sources the most fuel-efficient luxury SUV, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h certainly delivers.

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Review: “Getting Ready for Model 3”

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Many of the hundreds of thousands of people who plunked down $1,000 for Model 3 know relatively little about battery electric vehicles and almost nothing about what they have to begin doing now to prepare for Model 3. In Chapter Six (“Model 3 Performance”), for example, Pressman runs through an easy-to-read run-down of BEV architecture, chargers, batteries, motor and torque, control electronics, regenerative braking, performance and vehicle dynamics.

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Reviewed: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

V8 engine with Active Fuel Management, two electric motors, a battery pack, and an electronically-variable transmission (EVT). Many families are taking more frequently and shorter vacations nearer to home these days. And as a result, they are spending more time in their cars and SUVs.

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Tesla Model 3 profits, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review, electric car battery reuse: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which country demanded repayment of electric car incentives from owners? What car may turn a bigger profit than expected? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 20, 2018. Friday, we covered a report saying that a long-anticipated EPA plan to roll back emissions and

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2012 Lexus CT 200h Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

Review: 2012 Lexus CT 200h. The CT 200h’s nickel-metal-hydride battery pack stores energy from the engine and regenerative braking, and can use that energy to either run the car on electricity alone or boost the performance when running the gas engine.

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Study sees gradual, focused replacement of lead-acid SLI batteries by Li-ion batteries over next couple of years

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A study by a team of researchers from Germany and South Africa forsees the gradual replacement of lead-acid SLI (starter, lighting and ignition) batteries with Li-ion batteries over the next couple of years. In the paper, the team reviewed a range of factors specific to the use of Li-ion as an SLI battery in light of some of the technology challenges and market opportunities. Batteries

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Review paper: Graphene and related materials (GRMs) may play major role in energy applications

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MXene sheets are promising for energy applications, such as lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen storage. review the use of GRMs for energy conversion in solar cells, thermoelectric devices, and fuel cells; and for energy storage in batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen production and storage. Batteries Graphene Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage The large specific surface area (SSA)—i.e.,

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Chevy Bolt EV user interface: reviewer calls it best of any electric car

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Chevy Interface plug-in cars Touchscreen Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is an amazing, long-range electric vehicle that won multiple awards for good reason. Driving the EV for an extended test for the first time, it’s obvious this is the future of driving. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently predicted that 50 percent of new cars will be electric in 10 years.) Beyond the surprising.

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Review: Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with bi-fuel CNG option

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Both are in a plastic holder than is mounted inside the engine compartment, neat the accessory battery tray. View of the CNG tank in the bed of a Silverado 2500HD with bi-fuel option. Click to enlarge.

2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

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Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum underpinnings, and battery-electric powertrain with an optional range extender are a combination not offered by any other maker, now or perhaps ever. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExWhen the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly.

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Next-Battery secures strategic relationship with China-based Lvchi Automobile Technology

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Next-Battery , a start-up developing high energy-density Li-ion battery technology, has secured a strategic relationship with Lvchi Automobile Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd. Source: Next-Battery. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Chevy Bolt EV reviewed by BMW i3 driver: electric cars compared

Green Car Reports

Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i3 RExOwners of specific electric cars sometimes tend to become boosters and fans for their particular EV as well as plugging in to drive in general. So it was with Tom Moloughney, whose purchase of the very first 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car in the U.S. he wrote about for us three years ago. That car was regrettably totaled in an.

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ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

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The model predicts lithium-ion batteries to be the cheapest technology in the coming decades. We have found that lithium-ion batteries are following in the footsteps of crystalline silicon solar panels. Batteries

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2012 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive Review

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company's first-ever production battery-electric vehicle, and that alone makes it noteworthy. But the fact that it's also pleasant to drive--somewhat on the fun side of unremarkable--means that it's the first compact all-electric competitor to the Nissan Leaf, also a five-door hatchback that runs entirely on

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