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    General Motors announces 8-year/100,000-mile warranty for Chevy Volt battery
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    Chevrolet Volt battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During a media briefing at its Brownstown Township, MI battery plant this afternoon, General Motors Vice Chairman Tom Stephens announced that the lithium ion battery pack for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt would be warranted ...

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    LG Chem to build lithium ion cell factory in Holland, MI
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    LG Chem has made it official. The South Korean manufacturer is moving forward with plans to start production of lithium ion cells in Michigan. LG Chem and its U.S. subsidiary, Compact Power Inc. (CPI), will spend $303 million to build the cell plant in Holland, on the west side of the state. By ...

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    General Motors builds first Volt battery pack on production line [w/video]
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    First Volt battery pack of the line – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It was exactly three years ago today that the original Chevrolet Volt concept rolled onto the stage at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show. Last summer, we visited a facility in Brownstown Township, MI that General Motors ...

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    Quieter Spirit: Rolls reportedly planning hybrid Ghost for 15% better economy
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    Rolls-Royce Ghost - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've been pondering getting on the list for a Rolls-Royce Ghost but you're hesitant because of the negative environmental impact (and social standing) of the big, beautiful boat's V12 engine, we've got good news for you. British site ...

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    REPORT: Panasonic to follow the Tesla model of laptop batteries in cars
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    Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While the lithium ion battery technology that everyone expects to be at the heart of the upcoming generation of electric vehicles was initially used in consumer electronics devices, only one company so far has committed to using ...

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    Officially Official: GM lithium ion battery plant goes to Brownstown Twp, MI
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    As was speculated several weeks ago, General Motors announced this morning that it will build a factory to manufacture lithium ion battery packs in Brownstown Township south of Detroit. The plant will produce the packs for the Chevrolet Volt and other upcoming vehicles using the Voltec ...

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    2010 Nissan Leaf [*UPDATED w/vids & live photos]
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    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for hi-res gallery
    It would be easy to paint Nissan as late to the burgeoning U.S. green party, as the company essentially only counts the Altima Hybrid to sell among its alt-fuel offerings – and that sedan utilizes technology borrowed from Toyota, and ...

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    REPORT: Toyota plans to manufacture up to 30,000 plug-in hybrids in 2012
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    Fanning competition against GM's upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in, the Nikkei business daily reports that Toyota Motor Corp. plans to manufacture 20,000 to 30,000 plug-in hybrids in 2012. Toyota allegedly wants pricing comparable to Mitsubishi's all-electric car, which is set to debut this ...

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    New lithium-ion process could lead to super fast charging, but still needs BIG pipe
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    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been researching where the bottlenecks are inside lithium-ion batteries that limit charging and discharging rates, and they've learned some interesting things. Lithium iron phosphate chemistry is particularly promising in terms of high ...

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    Geneva Preview: Mighty Morphin' iChange proves Rinspeed is up to its old tricks
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Rinspeed iChange
    From the gloriously fertile mind of Frank Rinderknecht comes the Rinspeed iChange, a shape-shifting zero-emissions concept car. As its name suggests, the iChange actually morphs its body shape depending on how many people are going to be ...

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    LA Preview: 204-hp lithium battery-powered MINI E revealed!
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the MINI E
    BMW has finally unleashed some information and photos of the much anticipated MINI E set to debut next month at the LA Auto Show. For those who haven't been paying attention, late last spring BMW announced plans to build and lease a fleet of 500 ...

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    Warren Buffet recharges his batteries with investment in BYD
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    Chinese battery manufacturer BYD can now be mentioned in the same breath as Goldman Sachs: both have recently been given the blue-chip imprimatur by U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffet. The Oracle of Omaha's MidAmerican Energy Holdings has bought a 10-percent stake in BYD for $230 million.BYD ...

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    Tesla Roadster rated at 300 HP
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    Click above for more high-res images of the Tesla RoadsterThe Tesla Roadster is like the gorgeous girlfriend that loves football, tunes a hotrod in her spare time, and doesn't believe in celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. The Roadster is a beautiful car, it runs on exhaust-free plug power, ...

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    Next-gen Prius coming in January with more power, efficiency
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    The current Prius is baked from a refined recipe that results in a roomy, practical and efficient vehicle lurking under an eco-statement exterior, or at least we thought so. Five years on, it's still the most popular way to conspicuously consume under the guise of saving the planet. Toyota hasn't ...

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    New York '08 Preview: Nissan to give Big Apple a charge with Denki Cube EV
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    Click image for a high-res gallery of the Nissan Denki Cube concept var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/Nissan_unveiling_electric_Denki_Cube_Concept_in_New_York'; We've known for several weeks now that Nissan was planning to show off an all-electric car based on the JDM Nissan Cube at ...

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    Li-ion? Puhleeze. Toyota working on next-next-gen batteries
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    Much has been made of the fact that Toyota is seemingly behind General Motors and other manufacturers in the race to adopt lithium-ion batteries as the future battery of the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Lithium-ion batteries pack more energy into less space than nickel metal hydride ...

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    General Motors accelerates battery development with A123 Systems
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    Bob Lutz and A123 CEO Dave Vieau var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/General_Motors_appoints_A123_as_top_tier_lithium_ion_battery_supplier'; This morning at the Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI, General Motors Vice-Chairman Bob Lutz announced that they were promoting battery ...

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    Third-gen Prius to flirt with 100 mpg?
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    According to AutoExpress UK, Toyota is set to go for the green-veined jugular with its next Prius. The automaker's next hybrid will reportedly net a scarcely-believable 94 mpg (113mpg in imperial gallons). The figure comes about as the company has reportedly set a fuel economy bogey of ...

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