lithium-ion battery

Bosch forms battery venture with GS Yuasa, Mitsubishi

12:15 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2013
German industrial group Robert Bosch GmbH said it has agreed to work on automotive lithium ion battery development with Mitsubishi and Japanese battery maker GS Yuasa International.... Read More »

 

Tesla plans Model S battery swap as fast refueling option

3:29 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2013
Tesla Motors, already adding a network of fast-charging stations for its luxury electric cars, is readying a service to rapidly swap a car's battery with a charged pack for added convenience.... Read More »

 

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Batteries pose tough transport challenges

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
The fragility -- and dangers -- of lithium ion batteries for electric cars came up again at our recent Congress in Paris when DHL's head of automotive logistics pointed out the difficulties of transporting them.... Read More »

 

Lithium ion batteries subject to increased testing standards

4:07 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2013
Underwriters Laboratories, the 119-year-old company that develops product safety tests, is strengthening its lithium-ion battery standards after a string of high-profile battery failures that shed light on the technology's weak spots.... Read More »

 

2 affiliates of electric-car maker Coda seek bankruptcy protection

12:49 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2013
Two affiliates of failed California electric-car maker Coda Automotive filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in another sign of the challenges facing the green car industry.... Read More »

 

Smart: Battery rental will ease consumers' EV anxiety

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Smart USA says it can ease consumer jitters about EVs by offering customers who buy or lease the electric-powered ForTwo that went on sale last week the option of renting the car's lithium ion battery.... Read More »

 

LG Chem to start production at Mich. car battery plant in July

1:52 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
South Korean battery maker LG Chem plans to begin commercial production at its Michigan factory in July and will initially supply its products to General Motors' Volt electric vehicles.... Read More »

 

2nd lives for EV batteries could cut prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Lithium ion battery packs that power some electrified vehicles could end up feeding juice into the electrical grid -- a development that could cut EV ownership costs.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi pinpoints lithium ion battery glitch

April 24, 2013 20:43 CET
Mitsubishi has pinpointed the cause of the lithium ion battery glitch that forced it to halt production of the Outlander plug-in hybrid crossover and most i electric cars. Mitsubishi said a small number of the affected i EVs were on the road in Europe and the United States.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi pinpoints lithium ion battery glitch

2:43 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2013
Mitsubishi has pinpointed the cause of the lithium ion battery glitch that forced it to halt production of the Outlander plug-in hybrid crossover and most i electric cars. Mitsubishi said a small number of the affected i EVs were on the road in the United States and Europe and that drivers there had been notified not to drive them. The plug-in hybrid Outlander is sold only in Japan.... Read More »

 

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