Tesla previews “Roadster 3.0” update; 70 kWh pack

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In a post on the company blog, Tesla Motors outlined the areas addressed with an upcoming a Roadster 3.0 Tesla said it has identified a new LI-ion cell that has 31% more energy than the original Roadster cell. upgrade, based on learnings from the Model S. Tesla also said no new Model S battery pack or major range upgrade is expected in the near term. The prototype Roadster 3.0 package consists of three main improvement areas: Batteries.

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Here Come the PHEVs

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Fisker's high end-plug in CNET News Blog Posted by Michael Kanellos Fisker Automotive. The car's lithium-ion batteries , which can be charged from a standard household outlet, will keep the Metroproject moving for about 60 miles.

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GM showcases Beat EV in demo program in New Delhi

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Indian Autos Blog. Powered by a 300-cell, 20 kWh Li-ion battery pack, the Beat EV has a range of up to 130 km the 270 kg battery can power the Beat for at least 130 km (81 miles) under normal driving conditions. GM India showcased the Chevrolet Beat Electric Vehicle in a demo program in New Delhi. In 2010, the automaker had said that it was establishing battery-electric vehicle demo fleets in different regions around the world using different vehicles. Earlier post.)

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Tesla’s rapid crash analysis; will NHTSA come in?

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On Friday, Tesla Chairman, Product Architect & CEO Elon Musk posted a brief analysis of the accident and fire on the company blog. For the Model S lithium-ion battery, it was correct to apply water (vs. As a side note, the NTSB investigation and Boeing response into Li-ion fires on the 787 took about 3 months to work through before the FAA cleared the Dreamliner for flight again.).

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GM: Volt Pack Now “Hundreds” Less than $1,000/kWh; Headed to $250/kWh

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In a response to a recent study by researchers at CMU on the cost-effectiveness of different sizes of battery packs for plug-in hybrids ( earlier post ), Jon Lauckner, GM Vice President Global Program Management, wrote on the GM Fastlane Blog that the current cost of the Volt Li-ion packs is “ many hundreds of dollars per kWh ” lower than the $1,000 kWh figure used in the study.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

We will have similar solutions available for better (but more expensive) nickel-metal hydride or lithium-ion batteries.) We believe both NiMH and Li-Ion are ready. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Until then, we also recommend you look at the FAQ at the Climate Progress Blog and the FAQ by Hybrids-Plus , an after-market converter of hybrid cars, for answers to many questions! Lithium-Ion batteries share many characteristics with NiMH.

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A123 Systems receives interim court approval of $50M DIP financing from Wanxiang; responds to objections from Wanxiang, Fisker and others on asset sales process

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Li-ion maker A123 Systems, Inc. In a post on A123’s corporate blog, Dr. Andy Chu, A123’s Vice President, Marketing and Communications summarized the response. announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "Court") has granted A123 interim approval to use $50 million of Debtor-in-Possession (DIP) financing, which is being provided by Wanxiang Group Corporation (Wanxiang). Earlier post.). The financing supplements the pre-petition $22.5

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EVndeavoring to Do a Month or Two in Review Since July, August. with "Spirit of DC" Hang'in in Phoenix and EVJerry Taking on "Power of DC".

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while awaiting a PluginSupply.com upgraded box battery and a set of Li-ion battery -- something new and in anticipation for the upcoming EVenture called Tour de AZ: "Spirit of DC" All Around Arizona EVducational Tour. Travels with Charlie, revisited, but this time, the book will be written by the puppy, on his.what else.dog blog ! Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Gads! How time zips by. when NOT on the road!

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One? Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car?

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