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LG Chem Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery Cells Are Here To Stay Until At Least 2020

LG Chem CEO Q&A Interview

Recently, Automotive News conducted an interview with Prabhakar Patil, CEO of LG Chem Power, the company’s North American division. Patil was asked several questions, most of which had a Tesla tie in. Below, we’ve selected 2 of the several Q&As from that interview to highlight here: Q: LG Chem’s Holland,…

27 mins ago by Eric Loveday 1

ZelectricBug

First ZelectricBug Up For Sale At $45,000 – Video

The California-based Zelectric Motors recently presented the ZelectricBug, which is a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle converted to electric drive with some help from EV West. According to Zelectric Motors, the car is in perfect shape and “No metal is cut – nothing welded on“. It has a 50 kW induction motor…

22 hours ago by Mark Kane 11

McLaren P1 GTR

Wallpaper Wednesday: McLaren P1 GTR

Here’s our Wallpaper Wednesday post presenting the insane plug-in hybrid McLaren P1 GTR. This track-only beast is the world’s most powerful production PHEV. The P1 GTR, like the standard, road-legal P1, proves that the plug-in hybrid route is the future for supercars. *All images are 1,600 by 1,067

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 0

Class Action Settlement On 2011 and 2012 Nissan LEAF Battery Performance Hits A Snag

United States Advanced Battery Consortium Reopens 4 High-Performance Battery Projects

United States Advanced Battery Consortium, known also as USABC—a collaborative organization operated by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors— announced a new initiative in which it’s seeking new project proposals for the development of advanced high-performance batteries for vehicle applications. USABC reopened four requests for proposal information…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 2

Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric SP:01 Revealed

Here it is…the production version of the Detroit Electric SP:01. Jerry Chung, design chief at Detroit Electric, states: “The final design of SP:01 incorporates signature Detroit Electric design DNA, carried over from the prototype model we revealed last year. Coupled with many motorsport visual cues, the new fastback design, bold…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 9

Plug-In Hybrid Compact Ford Coming In 2018

Ford: We Need “C- And D-Segment Vehicles That Are Very Affordable” For EVs To “Take Off”

Finally, a top executive at a leading automaker has discovered the well-known-to-us formula for electric car success. Jim Buczkowski, Ford’s director of electrical and electronics systems/research and innovation, tells Ward’s Auto at the SAE 2014 Convergence electronics conference: “With gas prices going down, that’s a problem. People are looking at…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 26

Regions Of New York

Lower Hudson Valley Warming Up To Electric Cars

LoHud is reporting the following electric vehicle information: “The number of electric cars and the charging stations that serve them is growing, and it’s picking up faster in the Lower Hudson Valley than almost anywhere else in the state.” According to the New York Power Authority, the breakdown for plug-in…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 7

Nissan LEAF

ZEV Sales Exceed 260,000 In U.S.

Yesterday, in California at the world’s largest ” Zero Emission Vehicle Showcase” representatives of an eight-state partnership to develop and support the market for zero emission vehicles joined Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols to announce that national ZEV sales have passed the quarter-million mark. Actually, the 250,000 mark…

1 week ago by Eric Loveday 5

Kandi Cyclone

Kandi To Launch Cyclone EV By End Of 2014

Though Kandi Technologies is most well known for its EV vending machine, there’s something else Kandi does: manufacture electric vehicles. Kandi’s newest EV is the pure electric KD17 “Cyclone”, jointly developed by Kandi and Geely. Cyclone is described as follows (note: no specific details are available at this point in…

1 week ago by Eric Loveday 12