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  1. A future upgrade for Gen 1. Super-capacitors and Graphene batteries

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Supercapacitors deliver quick bursts of energy during peak power demands and then quickly store energy and capture excess power that's otherwise lost. In the example of an electric car, a supercapacitor can provide needed power for acceleration, while a battery provides range and recharges the...
  2. Article on Battery Costs.....

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    and batteries replacing oil etc.... http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-01-16/get-ready-for-life-without-oil
  3. GM turns your old Chevy Volt battery into a whole-house UPS

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Use of old Volt batteries....maybe one day it will be cheap enough..... http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/155589-gm-turns-your-old-chevy-volt-battery-into-a-whole-house-ups
  4. Excellent New Li battery with solid electrolyte! Resists fire.

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Boeing should have used this instead! Battery Material Prevents Fires, Stores Five Times the Energy Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a solid electrolyte to replace flammable ones used in lithium-ion batteries. "An electrolyte developed by researchers at Oak Ridge...
  5. Ancient red dye powers new 'green' battery

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    PHYS.ORG - December 11, 2012 "More than 3,500 years ago, civilizations in Asia and the Middle East first boiled madder roots to color fabrics in vivid oranges, reds and pinks. In its latest technological incarnation, the climbing herb could lay the foundation for an eco-friendly alternative...
  6. Wanxiang wins auction for A123

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Wanxiang Group Corp's bid of about $260 million topped a joint bid from Johnson Controls Inc of Milwaukee and Japan's NEC Corp for the maker of lithium-ion batteries. Siemens AG of Germany had also qualified to bid...
  7. Chevy Volt batteries to provide home backup power

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Interesting article in Engadget about used volt batteries: Link
  8. Smartphone Battery Life

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    An interesting read on battery tech: http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57503812-85/smartphone-battery-life-2-problems-4-fixes-smartphones-unlocked/?tag=nl.e404&s_cid=e404
  9. Physicists: Chevy Volt may be powered by black holes

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    The lithium in your Volt batteries may have been ejected from a black hole. The spectra of the most ancient and pristine stars in our galaxy reveal abundances of the isotope lithium-7.7There has been a lingering question concerning the source of the lithium as well as the amount. Now researches...
  10. Honda To Recycle Hybrid Batteries!

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hi Guys, Read an interesting article about Honda in Japan recycling hybrid batteries. Who said hybrid's or EV's are not clean? http://www.carsales.com.au/news/2012/honda-claims-world-first-recycling-rare-earth-metals-30033 Honda has signed a deal with Japan Metals and Chemicals Company...
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