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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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    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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    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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    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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    VIDEO: 2011 Chevy Volt being driven!
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    GM celebrated its 100th anniversary by unleashing the production 2011 Chevy Volt to the world. It was a great way to show that the General is working hard on innovative transportation to kick off its next 100 years, but we're still two years and a month ...

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    Nissan and NEC to work on new batteries together
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    Just-Auto is reporting that Nissan has approached electronics giant NEC to work on new lithium-ion batteries together. This would certainly help Nissan in its goal to add more hybrid and fuel cell cars, as well as an all-electric within three years. As you may recall, Nissan has been borrowing its ...

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