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2014 Mercedes B-Class ED battery much bigger than previously stated

Getting 17 More Miles From 36-kWh Pack Is A $600 Option

There was something unexpected hiding in the new configurator for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: a $600 "Temporary range extender." Since we've never heard of such a thing, we had to click through for more.

Why plug-in vehicles with "small" battery packs should be subsidized in a big way

Are plug-in vehicle incentives distributed correctly?

Axeon awarded $4.7m to reduce weight, cost, volume of lithium-ion batteries

European lithium-ion automotive battery manufacturer Axeon has been awarded €3.32 million ($4.72 U.S. at the current exchange rate) to fund research aimed at reducing the weight, volume and cost of batteries that power electric and hybrid vehicles.

REPORT: Nissan may offer optional higher-capacity batteries at premium

2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

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