The heavy push widespread adoption of electric vehicles has created a gold-rush of sorts. For a variety of potential benefits that range from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to reducing dependency on foreign oil, governments worldwide have put up billions of dollars for the development of battery-powered vehicles. With battery technology becoming just as, if not [...]
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The battery-swapping concept currently being implemented by Better Place has many feeling optimistic about the future of hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Not all, however, are sold on the much-heralded idea brought about by Better Place founder and CEO Shai Agassi. In a recent article on allcarselectric, the director of global electrification at Ford, Nancy Gioia, [...]
Whether it be by lithium-ion, lead acid, or any other chemistry; the fact remains that battery-powered vehicles are more in demand now than ever before. As companies throughout the world race to develop and manufacture the most efficient, eco-friendly batteries for electric vehicles; the success of several China-based battery manufacturers have the country projected to [...]
With battery-powered vehicles inevitably becoming the standard method of transportation in the United States, the variables for this taking place are now centered around the ‘how?’ and the ‘when?’. According to a recent study from U.C. Berkeley; by incorporating a battery switching model such as the one developed by Better Place, it’s possible that by [...]
“It is imperative that Michigan possess this technology to keep Michigan the center of car manufacturing.” – Sen. John Pappageorge(R), Michigan The technology Senator Pappageorge is referring to is the large-scale manufacturing of the lithium-ion battery. These are the batteries used in the hybrid and electric vehicles that U.S. auto-makers are in large part banking [...]