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10 hrs ago | CIO

Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

New research by a California-based team could change the way lithium-ion batteries are charged in consumer electronics products and electric cars, leading to longer lifetimes and more useful batteries. The work, published on Sunday in the Nature Materials journal, challenges the commonly held notion that slowly charging a battery helps prolong its life and that it's damaging to a battery if a large amount of energy is withdrawn in a short time.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, California, iPhone, Department of Energy

10 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

For lithium-ion batteries to last, slow charging isn't the answer

Particles range from fully charged to intermediate charge to drained of charge The scalebar equals 500 nm. New research by a California-based team could change the way lithium-ion batteries are charged in consumer electronics products and electric cars, leading to longer lifetimes and more useful batteries.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, California, iPhone, Department of Energy

10 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

Stanford University grad student Yiyang Li tests lithium ion coin cell batteries at the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences . New research by a California-based team could change the way lithium-ion batteries are charged in consumer electronics products and electric cars, leading to longer lifetimes and more useful batteries.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Startups, Stanford University, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

18 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

What exactly is Tesla building up there?

That has been the cause of several spontaneous cell phone combustions. Now that Tesla Motors is poised to park its $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant near Reno, Nevadans may be wondering: What exactly is a lithium-ion battery, and how is it made? Lithium batteries are disposable and contain lithium as an anode; lithium-ion batteries use similar technology but are rechargeable.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Hybrid, Cellphones, Nevada, Business News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Automotive News

Tesla's $1.3 billion incentive deal with Nevada includes direct sales

Tesla CEO Elon Musk addresses the media last week in Nevada after unveiling plans to build the world's largest lithium ion battery plant near Reno. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed tax breaks worth as much as $1.3 billion and a measure allowing Tesla Motors Inc. to sell directly to state residents, the final steps to bring the world's largest lithium-ion battery factory to Reno.

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Related Topix: Nevada, Hybrid, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Tesla Motors, Startups, Auto Dealers

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Infiniti offers three Q70 engines: Get the hybrid

The new 2015 Infiniti Q70 has a revamped exterior and a version is available that offers a longer wheelbase. The new 2015 Infiniti Q70 has a revamped exterior and a version is available that offers a longer wheelbase.

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Related Topix: Infiniti, Hybrid, Infiniti Q70, Sedan, Infiniti M, World Records, Wagon, BMW 5 Series, BMW

Hispanic Business

Automotive Battery Market - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to...

Automotive batteries are rechargeable batteries that supplies electric energy to automobiles, most essentially for automotive SLI system. Automotive batteries also provide power to automobile accessories such as radio, music players, air conditioners, wipers and charging plugs.

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Related Topix: Hybrid

Examiner.com

Driving on Sunshine

A friend of mine in Austin with a background in solar power, completed the installation of a small solar array at his workplace. The system provides a portion of the energy the company uses for its offices and has a charging station for up to 4 vehicles.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Toyota Camry, Coupe, Wagon, Toyota, Sedan

Seeking Alpha

Tesla Is Not All Glitter And Glamour

Lately, a lot has been written about Tesla . It is easy to make a best-case scenario for Tesla, as the main underlying arguments why this automotive company is the future are plain obvious.

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Tesla Roadster, Convertible, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Utility customers may underwrite car chargers

Utility customers in San Diego are being asked to pay for thousands of electric-vehicle chargers at businesses and housing complexes - whether they own an electric car or not. San Diego Gas & Electric is seeking authority to build and own a major share of the electric car charging network in southwestern California.

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Related Topix: Energy, San Diego Gas and Electric, August, CA, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet

Seeking Alpha

Will Deelectrification And Delithification Help GM Become More Competitive?

Since 2013 GM has initiated a process of "deelectrification" of its plug-in and mild hybrid cars, which explains that a "delithification" process has also started to take place there. In the case of plug-ins, these processes may have taken a passive form whereby GM would have simply let its three plug-in models be in the market place.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Coupe, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Buick LaCrosse, Buick, Sedan, Buick Regal

DesignLines

Power Week: DOE - EVs Everywhere, Anyhow

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced more than $55 million in planned investments in 31 new projects intended to accelerate the research and development of efficient vehicle technologies. The aim is to meet the goals and objectives of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge , announced by President Obama in March 2012, the stated goal of which is to have the US be able to produce plug-in electric vehicles that are as affordable as today's gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 10 years.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, CPU, Science / Technology, Hybrid

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Reuters

Nevada lawmakers approve $1.3 billion in tax breaks for electric car maker Tesla

Nevada lawmakers on Thursday approved a package of bills to provide $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for Tesla Motors, clinching a deal for the electric car company to build a massive factory in the state. All four bills were approved unanimously by both legislative chambers, and Republican Governor Brian Sandoval said he planned to sign the measure during a ceremony later on Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Hybrid, Texas

Bloomberg

Why Musk Is Building Batteries in a Desert When No One Is Buying

Tesla's planned 5-million-square-foot 'gigafactory' wouldn't just be the biggest battery factory in the world. It would be one of the biggest factories in the world, period.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Tesla Model X, SUV, Auto Dealers, Hybrid, Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hatchback, Toyota

Autoblog

Report: Tesla Model X reservations 20,000 strong and counting

Those falcon wing doors appear appropriate for the Tesla Model X , as pre-orders for the battery-electric SUV are flying. That's what Gas2.0 is saying, citing various sources.

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Related Topix: SUV, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Fremont, CA, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Chevrolet

GreenCarReports

Life With A Chevy Volt, Tesla Gigafactory Cost, Improvised Electric-Car Charging: Today's Car News

Lots of electric-car news today. We've got a recap of one owner's three years with a Chevrolet Volt, the potential cost to Nevada of hosting Tesla Motors' gigafactory, and a highly unorthodox way of charging an electric car.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Coupe, BMW i8, BMW i3, BMW

Examiner.com

Here are the Colorad locations for National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21

The National Drive Electric Week provides drivers in Colorado the opportunity to drive electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. There is no fee and most of the vehicles listed will be available for you to sample/test drive.

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Related Topix: Porsche, Hybrid, Porsche Panamera, Sedan, BMW i3, Hatchback, BMW, Wagon, Ford, Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

Paul Tan's Automotive News

Denza - first electric car by Daimler, BYD for China

Denza , an all-new electric car jointly developed by Daimler and BYD for the Chinese market, has begun rolling off the production line at the Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology plant in Shenzhen. The company is the first Sino-German collaboration aimed at developing and producing electric vehicles for the domestic market.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Coupe, Wagon, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Convertible, Mercedes-Benz, Sedan

Examiner.com

The Electric car is coming into its' own

The Drive Electric Event came to the Forney Museum today with an array of automobiles that would have been unimaginable just three short years ago. Present for members of RMAP to discuss and drive were brand new models of the Cadillac ELR, Nissan Leaf, Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, BMW i3, Ford Fusion Energi and a Porsche Panamera S ehybrid plus a conversion to full electric of a Subaru.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, Coupe, Cadillac ELR, Hatchback, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Mercedes-Benz, Sedan, BMW, BMW i3, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford, Porsche, Hybrid, Porsche Panamera, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Competition of Li-ion batteries, the EV industry standard

Although electric vehicle sales are consistently increasing, the most expensive element for all types of EVs is the rechargeable battery, which accounts to about half of the retail cost of the car. In over a decade, there were advances in battery development, however costs remain too high and, coupled with a limited driving-range, they present an hindrance in mass adoption.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Laptops/Notebooks, Chemistry, Science, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet

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