2010-05-13

Ford Invests $450 Million More In Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company announced it will invest an additional $450 million in its aggressive electric vehicle plan, paving the way to build a next-generation hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicle in Michigan beginning in 2012 and creating 1,000 new jobs. This comes in ad.. more
2010-05-13

Lithium Energy Japan Commits to Construction of New Plant

Lithium Energy Japan (LEJ) has decided to build a new Plant in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture., Japan. The new Ritto plant will start production in early 2012. The new plant will produce 4.4 million cells a year, enough to power 50,000 of Mitsubishi Motors C.. more
2010-05-13

Hawai‘I Selected as an Early Launch State for the Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle

Due to Hawai‘i’s strong commitment to clean energy and a recognized leader in the introduction of electric vehicles (EV), Nissan North America, Inc. has selected Hawai‘i to be one of its initial launch markets in the U.S. beginning in early 2011. .. more
2010-05-13

BYD Selling Plug-in Hybrid F3DM to Individual Buyers

China's battery and electric car maker BYD Co. started selling its F3DM plug-in hybrid car to individual customers in the city of Shenzhen on March 29, Bloomberg reported. This model will benefit from government subsidies for alternative energy-fueled vehicles... more
2010-05-12

Fisker Automotive Gets $528.7 Million in Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved a $528.7-million funding package for Fisker Automotive. Granted under provisions of the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program, a portion of the monies will be used to help underwrite the engineering integratio.. more
2010-05-12

GM Doubling Size of its Advanced Battery Lab

General Motors has announced it will invest an additional $8 million to more than double the size of its advanced battery lab in Warren, Michigan. The expansion of the Global Battery Systems Lab on the GM Technical Center campus from 30,000 sq. ft. to 63,000 sq. f.. more
2010-05-12

BYD will Develop EV with Daimler for Chinese Market

BYD Company Limited (1211.HK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Daimler AG (stock ticker symbol: DAI) to enter into a comprehensive technology partnership for the development of electric vehicles for China. Under the agreement, BYD and D.. more