Sony in talks with automakers to make Li-ion batteries for EVs

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is in talks with several automakers inside and outside of Japan to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles from the middle of the 2010s, a company executive said. The company will also consider developing batteries for gasoline-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, Ishizuka said. The Japanese electronics maker is currently developing a lithium-ion battery with a long life that is resistant to deterioration even when recharged repeatedly. Nikkei.

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Here Come the PHEVs

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With a range of hundreds of miles, the car will go farther than other electric cars coming to market. The new electric cars go only about 225 miles on a single charge at best. Granted, Fisker's car uses a little gas--something electric cars don't--but it won't burn much.

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2013 Honda Fit EV receives EPA fuel economy rating of 118 MPGe; highest yet

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The 5-passenger Fit EV’s 20-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery provides the capacity to earn an EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range rating of 82 miles, allowing the Fit EV to surpass the EPA efficiency and range ratings of the Ford Focus Electric (105 MPGe, 76-mile range), Nissan Leaf (99 MPGe, 73-mile range), and Mitsubishi i-MiEV (112 MPGe, 62-mile range). Ford Focus Electric. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Plug-ins

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Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid on sale at select New York and California dealerships

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The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, rated by the EPA at 115 MPGe1 in all electric mode went on-sale at select New York and California Honda dealers on 15 January 15 with an MSRP of $39,780 and a monthly lease price of $429. The Honda Accord Plug-In is rated by the EPA with a maximum EV Mode driving range of 13 miles and a gasoline fuel-economy rating of 47/46/46 mpg (city/hwy/combined).

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CMU study explores optimizing PHEV design and allocation to minimize life cycle cost, petroleum consumption, and GHG emissions

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The study by Dr. Jeremy Michalek and colleagues found that while a fleet with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with universal high electric range (i.e., At a 10% discount rate, Li-ion pack cost must fall below $410/kWh for PHEVs to be part of the least-cost solution.

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Honda announces second plug-in vehicle testing program; Japan joins US, China may follow

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The plug-in hybrid electric test vehicle for Japan. announced its second Electric Vehicle Testing Program, this one with Saitama Prefecture for its next-generation personal mobility products, including electric vehicles (EVs); plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); electric scooters; and electric carts. Based on this agreement, Honda will start an Electric Vehicle Testing Program in the cities of Saitama, Kumagaya and Chichibu. Coaxial electric.

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Volkswagen targeting 5% of Jetta sales in US with new sporty Hybrid model; expected 45 mpg combined

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Volkswagen is holding media drive events this week for the sporty new 2013 Jetta Turbo Hybrid ( earlier post ), which features the second version of a Volkswagen gasoline-electric hybrid drive system: a 1.4L kWh Li-ion battery pack. The 2013 Jetta Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Infiniti to introduce hybrid version of 2014 QX60 crossover; first application of new FF-Hybrid system

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will introduce a new gasoline-electric hybrid version of the QX60 crossover into the US lineup this summer, following its world debut at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. The new QX60 Hybrid will be powered by an implementation of the FF-Hybrid system comprising a 2.5-liter supercharged engine and 15 kW electric motor connected to an advanced CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). supercharged engine and the electric motor exceeds that of the 3.5L

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VW premieres Jetta Hybrid and E-Bugster concept with Combined Charging System; Blue-e-Motion electric drives to go into production units as early as 2013

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Volkswagen staged two world premieres at the Detroit Auto Show: the new Jetta gasoline-electric Hybrid and the E-Bugster battery-electric concept derived from the Beetle. Volkswagen calls the complete electric drive unit featured in the E-Bugster “Blue-e-Motion”. The central electric module of the E-Bugster weighs 80 kg. The energy for powering the 85 kW (114 hp) electric motor is stored in a 28.3 Electric (Battery) HybridsE-Bugster.

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