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ADL finds a spending frenzy but doesn’t think a God Battery will be found

ADL finds a spending frenzy but doesn't think a God Battery will be found.

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'We are performing genuine pioneering work'

"We are performing genuine pioneering work."

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Asian companies have a huge head start

Asian companies have a huge head start.

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Part of a global resurgence in mining to find metals for batteries

Britain is returning to ancient mines on its southwestern tip to secure a slice of the global electric car revolution. The English county of Cornwall and the surrounding area boast one of the world's largest tin deposits.

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It's researching the technology but denies it's developing them with Nissan

It's researching the technology but denies it's developing them with Nissan.

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Another automaker explores what could be the next big thing

Toyota is also pinning its hopes on solid-state batteries.

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Panasonic supplies cylindrical batteries to Tesla, prismatics to Toyota.

Panasonic supplies cylindrical batteries to Tesla, prismatics to Toyota.

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Batteries' key ingredients will be harder to come by

Batteries' key ingredients will be harder to come by

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French automaker Renault and UK's Powervault next month will start testing old Renault electric-vehicle batteries for stationary-storage usage.

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Fill your tank with swappable smart cells.

Don't worry about battery degradation. Replace these cells whenever you want.

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. has already overtaken LG Chem production.

China's CATL surpasses LG Chem in li-ion battery production, and BYD, Panasonic, and Tesla could be next.

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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 plug-in electric vehicles equipped with vehicle-to-building (V2B) technology will be sold from 2012 through 2020.

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The Detroit News reports that China's Wanxiang Group Corporation will acquire almost all of bankrupt A123 Systems Inc. for $256 million. The deal includes all of the American battery manufacturer's grid and commercial business assets as well as the company's facilities in Michigan, Massachusetts and Missouri. Meanwhile, Woodridge, Illinois-based Navitas Systems will purchase all of A123 Systems' government contracts for $2.25 million.

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Automotive News reports A123 Systems, an electric vehicle battery manufacturer, received a disbursement check from the federal government on the same day the company filed for bankruptcy. On Oct. 16, A123 received $946,830 as the latest portion of a clean energy grant from the US Department of Energy. That was the same day A123 Systems filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following a failed attempt to secure funding from Chinese parts supplier Wanxiang Group. Of the original grant, $115.8

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Reuters is reporting on a new study that suggests the cost of lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles could plummet dramatically by 2025. Consulting firm McKinsey & Co. conducted the study, which indicated increasing oil prices and tougher fuel economy standards could force automakers to build more electric cars, thereby increasing the scale of lithium-ion battery manufacturing by significant margins. In addition, the research predicts consumer electronics companies like Apple may le

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Here's a new worry for electric car owners: bricking your new, expensive ride.

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Here's a new worry for electric car owners: bricking your new, expensive ride.

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Planar Energy, a spin-off of the National Renewable Energy Laboratories, has quietly been developing solid-state battery technology and remains convinced that the future of electric vehicle batteries is solid-state technology. The Orlando-based company believes that its solid-state design could potentially offer more power output and higher energy storage density than a typical lithium ion battery. As Planar Energy notes, typical lithium ion batteries lack stability and longevity due to undesira

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