Electric Vehicles

ABB, GM to collaborate on electric car battery research

According to GM, the Volt battery will still have significant capacity to store electrical energy, even after its automotive life

CU NREL energy institute launches study of PHEVs

RASEI and Toyota Motor Sales, with the integral participation of Xcel Energy, will gather data on vehicle performance and electricity usage

Ford, CenterPoint Energy team up to prepare Houston for electric vehicles

Ford and CenterPoint Energy also plan to work with state and local officials around permitting and regulations to support electric vehicle infrastructure

A123 Systems opens lithium ion automotive battery factory

A123 will focus on manufacturing prismatic cells and systems at the new 291,000 square foot Livonia facility

Quantum to supply components, systems for PHEV powertrain systems

Quantum will supply components and systems to support the early vehicle builds that will ramp up to production volumes in 2011

Coulomb Technologies unveils electric vehicle charging station in Michigan

Coulomb is working with Ford, General Motors and Smart USA, all of whom have announced plans to introduce electric vehicles in Southern Michigan in the coming months

Electric vehicles fueling demand for battery technology and supply

The chemical industry has recently discovered the opportunities to supply materials and components to this market, triggering a race to develop products

Eaton, IBM, AECOM, others unite to advance electric vehicles in China

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. announced the formation of an alliance to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in cities across China

Coulomb Technologies unveils electric vehicle charging stations in San Jose

Coulomb Technologies installed its first Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles in San Jose, Calif. for its $37 million ChargePoint America program

EPRI report measures consumer interest in electric vehicles

That and other findings can be found in survey results that characterize consumer perceptions of electric vehicle ownership as well as their expectations of electric utilities and associated services