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Planar Energy to begin small-scale production of solid-state batteries in 2011

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 d

South Korea aims to become battery leader by investing additional $12.5B

As several countries vie for the top spot in the automotive rechargeable battery market, a few front-runners have emerged. Notably, China's push to lead the world in advanced battery technology has propelled the nation towards the front. The efforts here in the States

Is the advanced battery market already too crowded?

Nissan Leaf battery pack - Click above for high-res image gallery

Oregon-based Revolt Technology receives $5 million from DOE to develop zinc-air batteries

It seems like this story replays itself time and again. Some company is awarded a bunch of money from the federal government for advanced battery technology and claims that its breakthroughs will lead to yada yada yada. We've heard it many times, too, but it would be unfair not to give props when due, right?

Report: Sanyo to get into li-ion EV and hybrid market big-time, claims 40 percent global share by 2020

After supplying batteries for the record-breaking Mira EV (pictured), Sanyo had little choice but to follow it up with something big. So that's just what they did. This time around, the project is more about future plans than 300-plus mile journeys, but the goal is still quite monumental. Sanyo will

VW adds Bosch-Samsung and LG Chem to list of potential battery suppliers

Volkswagen e-up! concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

GM invests $8 million to double size of high-tech battery lab, replacing some engine dynamometers to make room

Bill Wallace showing off the Volt cell and battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery