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Top Electric Car Companies By EV Battery Sales (H1 2015)

The electric vehicle battery market remained more or less recognizable during June 2016. The most recent figures from Jose Pontes show that Tesla/Panasonic has maintained a huge lead in the #1 spot, as one would expect; that BYD has maintained a comfortable 2nd place position; and that Nissan is holding on to 3rd place with a big margin. To […]

August 20th

Why Did BMW Bluster On Electric Cars?

One of the more disheartening electric vehicle stories of the year was BMW pulling back on its plans to be an EV leader, rather than announcing a knockout, Tesla-Model-3-competing BMW i5 or other fully electric car. It was a bit of a shock since BMW made some exciting, gung-ho presentations about electric vehicles in the past few years […]

July 17th

23 Key Elon Musk & JB Straubel Highlights From 2016 Tesla Shareholder Meeting

One of the keys to good communication, in my eyes, is to open up and talk to people in an honest way as you would a friend. As you’ve probably already read, that’s one of the things that I think makes a lot of people love Elon Musk (one of several things). Still, he surprised […]

June 1st

SAE International OKs SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer For Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles & Alignment Methodology For Publication

Originally published on CleanTechnica. An important new industry guideline for wireless power transfer technology and infrastructure — “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology” — was recently approved for publication by SAE International, according to reports. The new guideline will reportedly be available on the SAE website starting […]

May 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

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

Panasonic Putting $1.6 Billion Into Tesla’s Gigafactory

The partnership between Panasonic Corporation and Tesla is set to continue for the foreseeable future, based on comments recently made by the company’s President Kazuhiro Tsuga at the Consumer Electronics Show. The company will reportedly be putting up to $1.6 billion into the “Gigafactory” being developed in concert with the noted electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, […]

January 8th

BYD Plans To Rival Gigafactory Battery Output

Build Your Dreams, better known as BYD, is the Chinese automaker that is going all-in with plug-in cars. Backed by Warren Buffett and already building its all-electric buses on American soil, BYD may have been born in China, but it has global ambitions. That includes rivaling the battery production of the much-vaunted Gigafactory with a […]

March 17th

Solar EV Charging Rocks, But Which Option To Choose?

Electric vehicles are awesome for our health, anyone and anything that prefers oxygen over pollution, our comfort, and much more, but they are even more awesome if they are drinking electricity from solar panels. That should be a given. It’s easy to realize that we should all be driving on sunshine, and “energy independence” is one of the key selling […]

November 28th