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DOE 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 (Sebastian Blanco

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

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

Gold, 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.

The 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 s

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

Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

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

Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

Toyota to sell batteries to other automakers

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

Sen. McCain proposes $300m prize for a better battery

Petroleum prices are making electric vehicles and engines which run on biofuels look more and more attractive with each passing day. That's why its likely to be a hot topic this election season as each presidential candidate sets out his own unique proposals to ease the country into a new era of lower fuel consumption. Biofuels may be the quickest path to lower petroleum usage, but it's electric vehicles which present the biggest step forward in clean auto technology looking forward.