Tesla Proposes to Acquire SolarCity; Emergence of Musk’s Clean Energy Empire?

Tesla Motors proposed to acquire SolarCity in an all-stock deal valued at US$2.8 billion on June 20. When the acquisition – or merger under Elon Musk, who works at Tesla as CEO and is also the founder of SolarCity – is comp.. more

Nissan, DFM Partner to Develop Affordable Electric Vehicles

Nissan and China’s Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM) entered into a new partnership for developing pure electric vehicles (EVs) for the Chinese market. The new EV will be approximately 30% cheaper than Nissan’s current EV a.. more

Nissan Unveils World’s First SOFC-Powered FCV System

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Nissan) announced its latest R&D fruit to the world by introducing the world’s first Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The innovation called “e-.. more

Tesla May Purchase EV-use Li-ion Batteries from Samsung SDI

Most of Tesla’s EV-use lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries are supplied by Panasonic. However, it is reported that Tesla may expand its supplier pool and will purchase batteries from Samsung SDI. According to Nikkei (Chinese Version)&.. more

Cyber Switching Solutions Launching EV Master Controller for EV Charging Market

Cyber Switching Solutions, Inc. is stunning the electric vehicle car charging market with the rollout of their Electric Vehicle Master Controller (EVMC). "We have successfully concluded our product development and testing," excl.. more

SPI Energy Expands Its Electric Vehicle Rental Business in China's Hebei Province

SPI Energy, a provider of PV solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Beijing Yiwei New Energy Technology Development Company (Yiwei), has expanded its business into Tan.. more

KIA and Hyundai Partner to Support Vehicle-to-Grid Program

Kia Motors America (KMA) and Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. announced an expanded partnership with the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to help develop and demonstr.. more