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EnerDel shows off battery production facility, plans for $237 million expansion

EnerDel's Fisher, IN facility – Click above for high-res image gallery

Got cells? Battery supplier CEO warns of limited battery supply for electric vehicles

Over the last decade, billions of consumer electronics devices have been built and powered by lithium ion batteries and cars appear to be the next big li-ion applications. Even with all the lithium ion battery production that exists today however, capacity remains nowhere near where it needs to be to power all the plug-ins that are coming. Just think of the Tesla Roadster, which relies on standard 18650 cells like those used in laptop computers. A laptop typically uses six to nine of these cells

Ener1 has half-dozen electric vehicle, PHEV announcements up its sleeve

EnerDel Th!nk City - Click above for high-res image gallery

Out of bankruptcy, Think announces new Board of Directors

Electric vehicle maker Think announced a new Board of Directors today, bringing together some of the people who guided the once-troubled automaker through its recent bankruptcy.

Putin's pal's ownership stake raises questions about Ener1 DOE loan

Aside from the environmental argument for moving away from imported fuels toward electric-powered transportation, the case is often made that energy independence is important for national security. Charles Gassenheimer, CEO of Ener1, whose Enerdel subsidiary makes the lithium ion batteries that will power the Th!nk City, has said himself that,

Ener sells batteries to major Euro auto maker and Tier 1 OEM

There may be a lot of people wearing frowns in corporate America today but we are happy to report such is not the case over at lithium ion battery maker, Ener1. Their 3rd quarter conference call seemed to have only two kinds of news; good and gooder more good. Example? They have doubled the revenue and halved the losses of the same period a year ago. More? The Th!nk program

Ener1 get factory, engineering help with acquisition of Enertech Intl

Ener1, the company behind Th!nk battery supplier, Enerdel, has just bought an 83 per cent majority stake of conveniently-named Enertech International. The South Korean lithium-ion battery maker was part of the Saehan Group, which was spun out of the Samsung Group. The company has a facility in

Ener1: Lithium ion battery prices may be cut in half

Just the other day we were asking ourselves if the price of the most expensive component of electric cars, the lithium ion batteries, will ever come down. As if to answer our query Charles Gassenheimer, Chief Executive over at battery maker Ener1, has come back with the answer we hoped to hear. Yes! And we're not talking about a small fraction of a redu