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Nissan North America Inc. broke ground Wednesday for a lithium-ion battery plant as part of a plan to build a five-passenger all-electric car, the Leaf, and create up to 1,300 jobs in Tennessee.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Nissan and EnerDel have supported research at Argonne National Lab to develop a new electrolyte for auto batteries.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Charging station.
By 2020, annual sales of EVs will reach 2 million. But even as these shiny new vehicles take to the road, serious questions remain about the infrastructure--or rather, the lack of infrastructure--to charge them.
Date: 09/11/2010
Power tool batteries could be the key to creating better electric vehicle batteries since they can handle a large power output, unlike cell phone batteries.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
MicroGen Systems is developing low-cost, energy-harvesting chips that convert mechanical energy into electricity from environmental vibrations
Date: 08/25/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
The coming wave of battery-powered vehicles has utilities, oil companies and startups preparing for a significant shift. But the push toward an "electrification tipping point" also presents new challenges.
Date: 05/19/2010
Type: News
The head of research at GE speaks about his company’s aspirations in the smart grid and Battery market
Date: 07/21/2009
Type: Video
Battery
Start-up Qnovo intends to help customers get the most out of batteries through electronics. Qnovo’s is bypassing new production lines and chemistries and instead improving battery efficiency in existing lines by targeting battery electrochemistry using only electronic controls.
Date: 11/30/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Quallion is asking for DOE grant money to produce lithium-ion batteries to power commercial trucks while idling. The company hopes to use this product base to break into the rest of the electric vehicle market.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Researchers at MIT have developed a battery that could bring us reliable and cheap large scale energy storage.
Date: 08/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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