For more than a year, Canada-based lithium-ion battery manufacturer Electrovaya has worked with Dodge on its prototype plug-in hybrid Ram truck project. The plug-in pickup, which uses Electrovaya's 12-kWh lithium-ion "SuperPolymer" battery, is expected to hit fleets by the end of summer 2011.
Electrovaya, a developer of lithium-ion battery systems, has announced the launch of a product line targeted at solving the energy storage challenges that utilities are faced with today. Electrovaya's Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System (LIBESS), a smart grid-capable unit, stores excess electrical energy that flows in during off-peak periods and then cranks out power during times of peak demand
The development of the plug-in hybrid Dodge Ram has flown under the radar lately, but we've managed to uncover an update or two within the past year. Dodge's secretive nature regarding the PHEV Ram has left us wishing for more details, but we'll have to make do with what we can get for now... and it at least shows that the PHEV Ram is still progressing along.
Battery manufacturer Electrovaya has begun shipping lithium ion battery packs to Chrysler for its test fleet of plug-in hybrid Ram pickup trucks. Chrysler is building 140 trucks based on the two-mode hybrid system that was co-developed with General Motors. A non-plug version of the hybrid Ram was due to go into production this fall, but Chrysler canceled the program in March citing slow sales of other similar vehicles (that would be the Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra hybrids).
Former Vice Chairman and President of Cerberus-controlled Chrysler (and CEO back in the Daimler days) Thomas LaSorda may have left the Pentastar galaxy but that doesn't mean he's done working in the transportation space. He has just recently found his way to the "green" side of the industry having joined the board of directors of Electrovaya Inc.
It's not just the US government that is handing out money to companies involved in advanced battery development. The government of Ontario has decided to put up to $16.7 million into Electrovaya. The company is based in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. The money will be used to further the company's research efforts and help them move toward commercialization of the technology. Electrovaya is developing what it calls a lithium SuperPolymer battery platform. The company's focus is on some of th
If you had gobs and gobs of money, would you spend some on an electric car? What if your core business was selling people oil and gasoline? That's what ExxonMobil is all about, but the company is backing the electric car sharing program AltCar that uses a new EV called the Maya 300. News has been available on this unusual partnership with Electrovaya for a long while, but more details should be announced tomorrow when Electrovaya opens up about the car. Electrovaya has been signing deals and wor
Canadian battery developer Electrovaya has reached an agreement with Norway's Miljobil Grenland to supply energy storage systems. Miljobil Grenland has been manufacturing electrically driven vehicles since 1997 and is partly owned by utilities Skagerak Energi and Norsk Hydro. As part of the deal, Electrovaya will get an equity stake in the car maker. The batteries will be based on Electrovaya's SuperPolymer lithium ion technology. SuperPolymer is a battery construction technique that isn't depen
In an interesting twist to the saga that is the development of the Phoenix Motorcars electric SUT & SUV program comes news that they are now partnering with a Canadian battery maker. In a press release from that company, Electrovaya says that they are now negotiating an arrangement with Phoenix and have already begun the work of integrating their proprietary Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® battery along with its intelligent battery management system ("iBMS").
At the Detroit Auto Show today, Visionary Vehicles, the latest project from serial entrepreneur Malcolm Bricklin, made a big battery announcement. The company is teaming up with Electrovaya to develop a lithium ion battery pack for use in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The two companies are forming a joint-venture to design and build battery packs using Electrovaya's super-polymer technology.