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Ford: Li-Ion Cells Can Be Charged In 2 Minutes Without Undue Stress

Ford Motor Company’s Xiao Yang and Ted Miller will present an interesting paper about fast charging of lithium-ion batteries at the WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience in April. According to a teaser about the talk, the 5-Ah laboratory sample cell revealed great charge/discharge capabilities without capacity loss. Specifically, charging…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 65

Ford F-150 PHEV

PHEV Ford F-150 Coming Soon From XL Hybrids

Ford doesn’t offer its F-150 pickup trucks as a plug-in hybrid, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one. Thanks to XL Hybrids, a F-150 PHEV can be yours. XL Hybrids recently announced the XLP Plug-In Hybrid Upfit for the F-150, which can improve fuel economy by up to 50…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 24

February 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

After finishing 2015 mostly flat, the US plug-in electric vehicle market entered February of 2017 having set monthly gains in 16 consecutive months, an impressive stat to be sure.  Of those 16 months, the last 8 months has seen sales really take off, averaging just over 50% per month. However, the very…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 51

The “Tesla Effect” Via The Super Bowl

SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS: SHOWDOWN BETWEEN BIG OIL AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES The automotive and energy sectors are undergoing a massive transformation. Just this week, we reported on breakthrough research that found “90% of [auto] executives surveyed expect battery electric vehicles (EVs) to dominate by 2025.” And another research study suggests that this electric vehicle future (in addition…

3 months ago by Steven Loveday 31