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Tesla Searches Skyrocket Past Audi, VW, GM, Porsche, BMW…

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Tesla is set to disrupt the heck out of the auto market, according to many of us who watch the industry closely, and search trends on Google may be one of the earliest indicators. I have tried hard to remember who passed this insight on to me, but have been unable to […]

April 20th

EV Battery Sales 2015 vs 2014

Electric vehicle battery sales figures for December 2015 were recently revealed by the EV Sales blog, thereby allowing us to take a look at year-end totals for 2015 for the first time. These totals largely show us what we already knew — that Panasonic remains on top of the pile, and that BYD and LG Chem […]

March 25th

Another EV Expert Presenting At CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN, Energy-Efficient Event Location, & Other Updates

Via CleanTechnica: We’ve got several notable updates regarding our first cleantech conference — CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN — to share with you. First of all, we now have: → a Facebook event page (share with friends!) → an event webpage (which we’ll continuously update) → an eventbrite page for registering (again, register, and share with friends!) … and a confirmed […]

March 25th

A123 Systems Opening Manufacturing Plant In Ostrava, Czech Republic

The noted lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems will be opening a new battery manufacturing plant in the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, as part of its plans to expand its operations in Europe, according to recent reports. The new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility is being developed owing to the expectation of a continuing […]

March 22nd

World’s Largest Grid-Integrated Electric Vehicle System Launched By Nissan & Enel

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Nissan’s new regional office in France will use electric car technology to power the offices — in fact, it will be implementing the world’s largest grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) system. Taking place thanks to the Japanese EV manufacturer, it will be another step towards a cleaner environment. Nissan will install 100 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) […]

March 20th

LG Chem Chosen As GM 2015 Supplier Of The Year

General Motors has selected the lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Chem as GM 2015 Supplier of the Year, according to recent reports. The award was given out at the company’s recent 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan — which saw the company recognize 110 of its best […]

March 15th

BYD Gets 1st Electric Bus Order In Canada

BYD continues its push towards dominance of the electrified vehicle market with its first electric bus contract in Canada. The municipality of St. Albert has locked in a contract for a fleet of new 35′ BYD K9 electric buses (concept pictured below) to round up the locals and haul them around town. This is an exciting development for BYD and […]

March 9th

Electric Vehicle Event In Berlin — EV Obsession A Partner!

As director of CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and Solar Love, I’ve decided to take these sites into the next realm by organizing events in North America and Europe. As with our written work, the aim is to: Disseminate more information about important cleantech matters many people can’t easily access elsewhere. Raise awareness about trends occurring under […]

March 8th

Repairing, Remanufacturing, Refurbishing, & Repurposing EV Batteries

Originally published on GAS2. Every new technology creates new business opportunities. Now that there are more EVs on the road, there are more EV batteries that need to be reprocessed, rehabilitated, or repurposed. Just because a battery may no longer be suitable for use in an electric car doesn’t mean it isn’t fine for other uses. […]

March 3rd

Sumitomo Metal Mining Boosting NCA (Used In Lithium-Ion Cathodes) Production By 38%, In Anticipation Of Tesla Model 3 Launch

Sumitomo Metal Mining has revealed as part of its most recent 3-year business plan that it will be boosting production of NCA materials — lithium-nickel-cobalt-aluminum-oxide materials used in lithium-ion battery cathodes — in anticipation of supplying Tesla during Model 3 production. A similar move was made by the company back in 2014 when it boosted […]

February 26th

Electric Car Battery Trailer Unveiled From Nomadic Power

Originally published on Gas2. Is the Nomadic Power battery trailer a dumb idea or pure brilliance? Located in Stuttgart, Germany, Nomadic Power may have solved the biggest issue people have with electric cars — range. Those of us who live in the US have this lingering fantasy about the Great American Road Trip. It’s the notion […]

February 24th

Panasonic Creating New Joint Venture To Build Lithium-Ion Batteries In China

A new joint venture between Panasonic Corporation and Dalian Levear Electric Company has been created with the intent to manufacture lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries in China, according to recent reports. The new joint venture will make use of Panasonic’s technical know-how and Dalian Levear Electric Company’s local knowledge — with the intent being to begin […]

February 22nd

SK Innovation Chosen As Lithium-Ion EV Battery Supplier By Mercedes-Benz

Editor’s Note: Mercedes has previously gotten its EV battery cells through Samsung SDI & Panasonic (via Magna & Tesla). The Korean company SK Innovation has been chosen by Mercedes-Benz as its future supplier for electric vehicle lithium-ion battery cells, according to recent reports. Mercedes-Benz is reportedly planning to deploy battery packs made from these Korean […]

February 22nd

Pollen Grains As Carbon Architecture Basis For Lithium-Ion Anodes

The carbon architecture basis of lithium-ion battery anodes can be created from pollen grains, according to new research from Purdue University. The new work involved converting bee pollen and cattail pollen grains into carbon microstructures through “a facile, one-step, solid-state pyrolysis process in an inert atmosphere.” Findings were published in Nature’s journal Scientific Reports. The […]

February 16th