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  1. 2017 CEL , OnStar main battery warning, "Shift to Park"

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    Yesterday my 2017 Volt (17,900 miles) wouldn't start. When I put it in reverse it displayed a "Shift to Park" message. (Had the shifter replaced a few months ago due to a similar problem.) It also displayed something like, "Can't charge car," even though the battery was fully charged. Engine...
  2. New Tech Could Help Make Automotive Batteries Better for the Planet

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
      Although battery electric vehicles are a solution to many of the world’s environmental issues, they aren’t without their flaws. New battery technology coming out of UC Berkeley could help make them more ethical. The world of electric power is dominated by lithium-ion batteries...
  3. China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China’s streets. The plant has secured licenses and is undergoing upgrades to handle...
  4. Why even have a 12V battery?

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    So, folks, help me out here - I'm just a simple-minded PhD in Electrical Engineering, but there must be something I'm missing. The Volt never lets the main (Lithium) battery go below 15% or so (I don't know the precise number, so I'm making it up here). It's about 360V (nominal). It's...
  5. Fireproof Li Batteries?

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    FWIW: http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/01/27/elegus-technologies-lithium-ion-kevlar-university-michigan-ann-arbor/22403429/ "The innovation promises to prevent the type of fires that occurred in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner airplane, whose advanced battery system was prone to...
  6. Need spurs lithium deal

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    This was lifted from Bloomberg News and the relevant San Antonio connections applied for our consumption. (Notice the use of the word "Spurs")
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