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EV Battery Costs May Approach Tesla's Levels By 2020

GM says li-ion battery-pack costs could fall to $100/kWh by the end of the decade.


Automakers Recently Teamed Up On Nokia Here Purchase

Daimler CEO says another partnership with his German competitors is possible, this time on electric vehicle batteries.


Power Jumps To 170 kW From 150 kW, Season Starts In Beijing

Formula E electric race cars' batteries will get a boost for second season.


'Smaller And Lower Cost Sedan' Still Two Years Away

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that in order to make the lower-cost Model 3 electric sedan it needs a "fully operational" Gigafactory.


Panasonic currently holds the highest market share in the EV battery industry, but LG Chem is rapidly making deals with automakers that could soon give it that crown.


Improved Battery Technology Swings Plug-in Equation

Tesla Motors technology chief JB Straubel forecasts more electric-vehicle popularity from declining costs.


The class-action lawsuit over battery packs in 2011 and 2012 Nissan Leaf EVs in hot climates has been settled. The gist: new, not replacement, batteries.


Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn says the company is prepping a battery with a 186-mile range, which is more than double the current e-Golf. Although, it's less than the projections of potential competitors like the Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt, and the rumored upcoming Nissan Leaf update.


Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth says battery technology will improve, but it's not there yet - and that's why customers aren't ready for electric vehicles.


Programs Builds On JV Nissan Formed With Sumitomo In 2010

Nissan will work with the Silicon Valley company Sumitomo to develop stationary-energy-storage set-ups that use old Leaf batteries.


General Motors is making an announcement about the secondary use of batteries from electric vehicles at the 2015 Advanced Automotive Battery Conference on June 16.


Japanese Giant Already On Record With Plans To Invest Hundreds Of Millions Into Factory

Tesla Motors' Gigafactory will get hundreds of employees from lithium-ion battery maker Panasonic Corp.


Automaker May Jump The Gun On Next-Gen Range Improvements

Nissan Leaf may add 30-kWh battery before next-generation version that would provide a 105-mile single-charge range.


Mujeeb Ijaz, at the center of a poaching lawsuit brought against Apple, was making $294,000 per month when he worked at A123 Systems and was poached by Apple.


Apple has come to an undisclosed settlement with battery firm A123 Systems for allegedly poaching five of the company's employees. The workers were allegedly hired to work on Apple's car project.


Plant That Once Sat Idle Will Ramp Up

LG Chem holds job fair to double workforce at electric vehicle battery factory in Michigan.


Toyota has helped install an array of 208 repurposed nickel-metal hydride batteries from Camry Hybrids to power the Lamar Buffalo Ranch at Yellowstone National Park. The system can store 85 kilowatt-hours of energy at a time.


One Cell Style Could Cut Costs By 66 Percent

Volkswagen is considering switching to a standardized lithium-ion battery cell design for future plug-in vehicles that could lower the parts' costs by 66 percent.


Home Energy Storage System Likely To Be 'Major New Tesla Product Line'

Tesla's imminent big announcement appears to be stationary versions of its lithium-ion batteries for use in homes and businesses, set to be revealed on April 30.


The 70D Has A 'True 70-kWh Battery Pack'

Instead of limiting the 85-kWh battery pack, Tesla will make a new 70-kWh pack for the Model S 70D.


Plug-in Vehicle Premium Price Over Conventional Cars Shrinks

Lithium-ion battery costs fell 14 percent a year between 2007 and 2014, study says.

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