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Margot Robbie pitches new Nissan Formula E concept

Nissan's electric vehicle ambassador says a concept e-racer will be revealed next month in Geneva.

From the woman who brought your Harley Quinn and Tonya Harding ...

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BMW i introduces home energy storage using i3 batteries

The classy city EV's battery size is pretty perfect for a US household.

At EVS29, BMW announces a new home energy system that uses new or old i3 battery packs.

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ZENN to acquire 51% of EEStor

Zenn Motor Co. may have a name better associated with a sense of peace, but the company it has been connected to for years and has now agreed to buy does have a bit of uncertainty about it. Canada-based Zenn, which used to make and sell lead-acid battery-powered neighborhood-electric vehicles, has reached an agreement to buy a majority stake in energy-storage company and distribution partner EEStor.

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SolarCity using Tesla battery tech for DemandLogic grid energy storage

Grid energy storage is becoming a tangible business opportunity for cleantech companies and automakers these days – it's all that's left of Coda, for example, and Toyota is open to the oppor

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Coda Energy emerges as Coda Holdings bankruptcy finishes up

Coda Energy has been officially unveiled. As Coda Holdings, Inc., and its Coda Automotive electric carmaker subsidiary, has closed bankruptcy sale proceedings, the energy storage division is now ready for business.

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Coda officially files for bankruptcy, shifts focus to energy storage

Anyone who had Coda Automotive in your office pool for the next electric vehicle maker to declare bankruptcy, go on and collect your winnings. Coda announced today it will restructure as an energy storage business after voluntarily filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the District of Delaware. The automaker said it expects the sale process to last 45 days.

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200,000 vehicle-to-grid plug-ins to be sold by 2020

Electric vehicles camped in parking spaces will be an ideal vehicle-to-grid energy source for buildings equipped with energy management systems. A new report from Navigant Research forecasts that nearly 200,000

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Toyota recycling old hybrid batteries into energy-storage systems for dealers

How's this for a "willing buyer"? Toyota is going to recycle nickel-metal hydride batteries from old hybrids into energy management systems and will then sell those systems to Toyota dealerships in Japan.

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Battery cost dropping below $200 per kWh soon, says Tesla's Elon Musk

During its recent fourth quarter 2011 financial results Q&A conference call, CEO Elon Musk had, of course, lots to say about Tesla Motors and its various products. One statement though, concerning the falling cost of batteries, spoke to the broader electric vehicle (EV) market and bears repeating. The high price of e

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EV maker Coda Holdings launches energy-storage division

Coda Holdings, parent company of the Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive, is launching a division specializing in energy storage as the company looks to cash in on what many believe will be a rapidly growing market for secondary use of electric-vehicle batteries.

Electrovaya launches scalable lithium-ion energy storage system

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 el

Supercapacitor breakthrough beats batteries with graphene *UPDATE

In the coming decades, hybrids, and maybe even all-electric vehicles, may cruise without batteries. Instead, the energy in these vehicles of the future will be stored in a supercapacitor which could be recharged in minutes, possibly seconds. We've heard of the potential of supercaps (and ultracapacitors) before, but res