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Ube Industries Expanding Lithium-Ion Battery Separator Production Capacity

In order to meet growing demand from the automotive industry, Ube Industries will be expanding its lithium-ion battery separator production capacity at its Sakai Factory (Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture), which supports the production of Toyota Prius batteries. The expansion project, which will take place after current production expansion construction finishes, is expected to be completed by […]

October 6th

Democratic National Convention Uses Electric Buses Backed By Al Gore

(Note — just as a fun political connection — that Al Gore’s got money in Proterra.) Proterra, SEPTA, and PECO are promoting democracy-supportive transportation at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia has always been a relatively pedestrian- and transit-friendly city. As much of the nation turns its eyes to Philadelphia for the historic 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the […]

July 25th

China EV Sales, Subsidies, & Targets

Originally published on Gas2. The electric car market in China is heating up, thanks to generous government incentives and favorable regulations. China calls all plug-in hybrid and electric cars “new energy vehicles.” Government subsidies can range all the way up to $8,475 per vehicle. With incentives like that, sales of NEVs quadrupled to 331,092 last […]

May 2nd

Paice Pursuing Legal Options Against VW Group For Alleged Hybrid Patent Infringement

One of the early developers of hybrid vehicle technologies, Paice, has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission against Volkswagen Group for patent infringement. The filed complaint argues that VW, Audi, and Porsche (note that Audi and Porsche are part of Volkswagen Group) participated in hybrid technology patent infringement — and requests that […]

April 25th

A 5-Hour Nissan LEAF Trip…

Originally published on CleanTechnica “So, how do you like it?” I always respond, I love it. I have never driven a car that I appreciate so much — near as much. The drive, the ambiance, the adept maneuvering, and the entire 1-minute experience of plugging in to refuel at clean charge points. Never smelling gas […]

February 25th

Our EV Future

The topic/title I was given for my presentation at the EV Transportation & Technology Summit was “EV R&D and the Future.” You can jump right into the presentation below. In addition to that, or alternatively, you can read more about the backstory and a summary of the presentation in the text below the video and slides. My […]

January 24th