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The hunt for supplies of lithium is underway in order to meet the demand for more hybrid and electric vehicles requiring lithium-ion batteries for energy storage.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: News
A novel fuel-injection system achieves 64 miles per gallon.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
As the market for lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles is projected to grow rapidly, it remains to be seen which country takes the lead.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
Tesla's Model S electric sedan will incorporate battery swapping capability and Beijing is considering installing battery swapping stations.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
The US Department of Energy has closed its $465m loan to electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors for construction of a manufacturing facility in southern California on the Model S electric sedan and a power-train manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California.
Date: 01/22/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Major car companies and well-funded startups — fueled by federal clean-energy funding and rapid improvement in lithium-ion batteries — are now producing electric vehicles that will soon be in showrooms.
Date: 01/21/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
DOE announces funding for nine projects to improve fuel efficiency for heavy duty and passenger vehicles.
Date: 01/13/2010
Type: News
Tags: ARRA, DOE, fuel
Nanoelectronics technology is improving the way that batteries and motors in electric vehicles are controlled, giving them a longer range on each charge.
Date: 01/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
The Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change discusses progress made in the past year including ARRA, fuel economy standards for automobiles, appliance efficiency standards, and the greenhouse gas emissions inventory rule.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
A new book recently published by the National Academy of Sciences describes how existing energy efficiency technologies can help the US use less energy while maintaining economic growth.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: Article

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