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AddDOE estimates 100-mile automotive batteries will cost just $5,000 in 2020

With the extra attention given to President Obama's plug-in vehicle efforts today because of a letter urging the creation of a new federal task force for electric vehicles (EVs), how about we take a look at what the government thinks is happening with EVs now and in the coming years? A recent report (PDF) from the White House and the Department of Energy about how Recovery Act funds have been spent gives us some insight.

AddVW adds Bosch-Samsung and LG Chem to list of potential battery suppliers

Volkswagen e-up! concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddGM invests $8 million to double size of high-tech battery lab, replacing some engine dynamometers to make room

Bill Wallace showing off the Volt cell and battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBetter Place will test first ever commercial battery swap later this month

Better Place battery swapping station – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddGold, platinum and oxygen lead to lighter, more powerful lithium-air batteries

A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been focusing their efforts on advanced technology batteries for electric vehicles. Their work on lithium-air batteries has led to several recent discoveries, and gives "riding on air" a whole new meaning.

AddThe future is uncertain: CAP says residual values of electric cars are up in the air

Plug-in vehicle proponent are confident that whatever up-front cost premium a plug-in vehicle might demand, a lot of the extra dough will be recoupable after the vehicle has reached the end of its life. Whether it's to simply recycle the lithium or to repurpose the batteries for stationary energy storage, there are plenty of ideas on how to re-use that pricey pack.

AddREPORT: Panasonic to follow the Tesla model of laptop batteries in cars

Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

13REPORT: Panasonic to follow the Tesla model of laptop batteries in cars

Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddToyota to sell batteries to other automakers

Click above for a gallery of the Toyota FT-EV concept

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