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eVADER audible pedestrian alert system in Nissan LEAF

Sample Of eVADER Sound Alert For Silent Electric Cars

Nissan presented a sample of audible pedestrian alert system, developed by eVADER consortium – a fairly big group of names. The eVADER group consists of: Applus IDIADA, SzM, TU Darmstadt, Siemenns Industry Software NV (Formerly LMS International), Austrian Institute of Technology AIT (Formerly Österreichisches Forschungs- & Prüfzentrum Arsenal Ges.m.b.H.), TNO,…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 15

Le Car

LeTV Says It Will Develop A Tesla-Competing Electric Car

According to FastCompany.com, LeTV, a Chinese counterpart of Netflix, intends to develop and bring to market a Tesla Model S competitor. For now, we spot just few renders without any details, but LeTV apparently has hired 600 people (including 200 in US) so this isn’t another vaporware thought project. LeTV is a…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 31

Electrovaya (source: Google Finance)

Electrovaya’s Revenues Surge In Q2

After Electrovaya acquired Evonik Litarion in Germany, revenues surged to $6 million making the second quarter of 2015 the company’s strongest quarter in a long time. With two more quarters to go, year 2015 could be the best since at least 2010 for Electrovaya, although it’s still too early to…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 1

Deemed Ugliest Car of 2014

California, The Netherlands and Québec Launch International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance

An unusual International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (ZEV Alliance) was launched by California, The Netherlands and Québec, Canada. The goal is to accelerate global adoption of electric cars. “Large-scale adoption of electric-drive vehicles (called zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs, and including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles) is essential for…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 18

Lithium-ion Battery Price Outlook By SAE International

Lithium-Ion Battery Price Outlook By SAE International

SAE International, using Lux Research’s lithium-ion battery report, released price outlook at the pack level. Most sources indicate Tesla Motors (Panasonic cells) as the leader in price per kWh, while the industry average stands at some $400/kWh. “The Lux report estimates that by 2025, Li-ion EV battery pack prices from…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 51

Panasonic 18650 High Capacity Lithium Batteries

LG Chem To Overtake Panasonic?

According to Lux Research, Panasonic is so far the sole market leader for lithium-ion batteries for EVs with market share of 39%. Panasonic (which a few years ago acquired Sanyo) has several deals with manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles, but the ultimate customer is Tesla Motors. 50,000 Model S…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 43

General Electric Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

GE Signs 30 MW Battery Energy Storage Deal

GE is gaining momentum it its new approach to lithium-ion energy storage systems. The company recently add its third and up to date largest 30 MW ESS order for the Imperial Irrigation District in Southern California. The first two were Con Edison Development in California and Convergent Energy + Power…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 9

Stary

Stary Is World’s Lightest Electric Skateboard

We’ll be the first to admit we treat superlative-claiming EV Kickstarter projects with some heavy skepticism, but on occasion, we run into projects (and by “projects”, we mean products for startup companies) that actually seem like they have a swinging shot at meeting their astounding claims.  Stary is one of…

1 week ago by Ted Dillard 7

Georgia Was A BEV Hotbed

Map: Red For BEVs, Blue For PHEVs

Georgia sure does love them BEVs!  Well, with the state’s $5,000 credit now gone, we suspect that Georgia will turn less red in the coming months, but it’s clear from this map that the state was the leader of the nation in BEV adoption (versus PHEV). The map comes to…

1 week ago by Eric Loveday 21