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3 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

GM's Race to the 200-Mile Electric Car

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Hatchback, Chevrolet Sonic, Sedan, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Spark, Hybrid, Chevrolet Volt, Coupe, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Business News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit News

Akerson: 'We all' misread problems in GM's recall crisis

'General Motors deserves no praise. We did what we should do,' said Dan Akerson, former president and CEO.

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Related Topix: Automakers, General Motors, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet

Automotive News

Acura TLX: The storm before the calm

The NSX supercar arrives in 2015 with a compact, direct-injection V-6 combined with a lithium ion battery pack.

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Related Topix: Acura, Acura TLX, Sedan, Coupe, Acura NSX, Hatchback, Hybrid, Wagon, Acura TSX, Acura TL

Engadget

Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life

The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the "ion" part of their name; they can safely use lithium only in the part of the cell that supplies ions, wasting a lot of potential energy.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Gadgets

VentureBeat

3 reasons why Tesla can scale where others have failed

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/27/3-reasons-why-tesla-can-scale-where-others-have-failed/ NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Hybrid, Valence Technology, Electronics

GreenCarReports

New Lithium-Ion Battery Uses Peroxide To Boost Energy Density By 7 Times: Report

Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important--the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer range.

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Related Topix: Hybrid

Sat Jul 26, 2014

TechCrunch

BMW Vs. Tesla: A Real Live Innovator's Dilemma

Jill Lepore genereated quite a fracas in Silicon Valley with her New Yorker article that questions disruptive innovation and posits that large incumbent companies often survive and subsume disruptive technology with small incremental gains.

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Related Topix: BMW Motorcycle, Motorcycles, BMW, BMW i3, Hatchback, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Chevrolet

Christian Science Monitor

Rules for quiet electric cars have to be delayed, automakers say

Justin Miller makes a phone call as he charges his 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car.

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Related Topix: Nissan Leaf, Hatchback, Nissan, Hybrid, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet

Hack a day

Ask Hackaday: Graphene Capacitors On Kickstarter

Last week, we heard of an interesting Kickstarter that puts a capacitor and charging circuit in the same space as a AA battery.

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Related Topix: Hybrid

American Society for Quality

Silicon Sponge Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy and run longer on a single charge with the help of a sponge-like silicon material.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Chemistry, Science, UC San Diego

Hack a day

Electric "Microkart" Has Tons of Kick

When you're building an electric go kart, you really have two options. Convert a normal gasoline powered one by swapping out the power plant Or build it from scratch! [Ganharr] opted for the for the latter to save some money, and to design it just the way he wanted.

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Related Topix: Hybrid

Fri Jul 25, 2014

BenzConnection

2015 European Car Of The Year Nominees Announced

The title of European Car of the Year is one all manufacturers selling in Europe want to win, and there's sure to be hot debate over 2015's victor now the nominations list has been revealed in full.

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Related Topix: Audi TT, Audi, Coupe, Hatchback, Convertible, smart fortwo, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

Autoblog

Official: Tommykaira ZZ ready for a customizable EV closeup

Tesla Roadster ? What Tesla Roadster? Japanese automaker GLM and Japan racing-car maker Tommykaira are putting the finishing touches on one very cool electric roadster.

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Related Topix: Tesla Roadster, Convertible, Japan, World News

Planning

Mall unveils new solar powered car charging stations

July 25 --In the parking lot outside the food court at the Mall at Robinson , a silver Chevy Volt sat in a space painted with a green and white electric vehicle decal, waiting for a jolt.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Alternative Energy, Mount Lebanon, PA

The Auto Channel

Pennsylvania DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

July 25, 2014: The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31. "The Corbett administration remains committed to seeing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Energy, Alternative Energy, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Ford C-Max Energi, Wagon, Ford

Christian Science Monitor

Will paper-thin batteries power tomorrow's smart phones?

An A123 Systems Inc. high power Nanophospate Lithium Ion Cell for Hybrid Electric Vehicles battery is displayed in Livonia, Mich.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Livonia, MI, Chemistry, Science, UC Berkeley

Business Journal

Rebate program for alternative-fuel vehicles extended

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has extended its rebate program for alternative-fuel vehicle purchases.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

Autobytel

Cool Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars haven't always been cool - in fact, there was a time when the 'hybrid' tag described a fairly dull-to-drive segment of the industry.

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Related Topix: Toyota Prius, Coupe, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Honda CR-Z, Honda, BMW ActiveHybrid 3, BMW, BMW 3 Series, Wagon, Convertible

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

General Motors pulls plug on European Chevrolet Volt

The automaker says disappointing sales of the Opel Ampera are forcing their hand to scrap the car and work on a replacement to be introduced sometime in the next four years.

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Related Topix: Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Detroit Free Press

Tom Walsh: GM donates Volts to traveling MBAs assisting young companies

Eight MBA teams from Babson, Columbia, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of California-Berkeley and Stanford visit the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant - home of the Chevrolet Volt - July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Hamtramck, MI

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