There are many reasons why your car battery could be dead. In this short article we explore several things to consider when asking the question “Why is my car battery dead?” For an extensive article about extending your car battery life you should read our article “How to extend your car battery life“. How old Read More…
With a mutual directive to develop and manufacture batteries that are eco-friendly, cost competitive, and high performing; the U.S.-based battery maker Johnson Controls Inc. and Japanese electronics giant Hitachi are teaming up. “To truly build a successful advanced energy storage industry, it’s going to require significant ongoing efforts across the entire spectrum of the business, [...]
Electronics leader Toshiba is moving along with its plans to develop lithium-ion batteries for numerous automakers as demand for more environment-friendly cars grows. With the demand for electronics companies to supply automakers battery systems for electronic and hybrid cars increasing rapidly, it’s expected that the current output of rechargeable batteries will increase five-fold over the [...]
Better Place is pressing forward with their plans to revolutionize the battery-powered vehicle industry. In what can only be considered as a huge step in the right direction, the brainchild of Shai Agassi recently launched the Tokyo Electric Taxi Project in Japan.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced awards of more than $34 million in research grants aimed at developing better batteries for electric vehicles. First-generation batteries for electrified cars and trucks are expensive, although prices will decline as manufacturing volume increases. At recent U.S. prices per kilowatt-hour of energy storage capacity, the battery packs add [...]
With the first mass produced cars set to make their way into the hands of consumers later this year, predictions and speculation about how they will be received and what the next few years has in store for hybrid and electric vehicles is all over the place. Being the most vital element, as well as [...]
The numbers say it all- The Japan-based company Eamex is claiming to have developed a lithium ion battery that could very well be a new standard for automobile batteries of any kind. The initial reports on them, coming from Eamex, is that they can be charged and discharged over 10,000 times, while lasting up to [...]
Better Place, the California-based company proposing to set up a network of battery swap stations for electric vehicles, recently announced that it has raised $350 million in investor financing to help advance its plans.
In what’s been a growing trend of alliances between automobile makers and electronics manufacturers, Panasonic and Tesla Motors have recently announced a deal in which both companies will work together to develop and produce next-generation battery cells for electric vehicles. With hybrid and all-electric vehicles becoming more common by the day, auto manufacturers worldwide are [...]
“If we want to reduce our dependence on oil, put Americans back to work and reassert our manufacturing sector as one of the greatest in the world, we must produce the advanced, efficient vehicles of the future.” – President Obama Recipients of $49 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the hybrid [...]