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Battery Electric Volvo C30 - Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions

published: 2010-05-17 14:00
Following the recent announcement of the 99g/km Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe and the plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid in 2012, Volvo is also evaluating the viability of an entirely electric-powered C30 known as a BEV (Battery Electric ...  more

Ford Invests $450 Million More In Electric Vehicles

published: 2010-05-13 14:47
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...  more

Lithium Energy Japan Commits to Construction of New Plant

published: 2010-05-13 14:44
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,...  more

BYD Selling Plug-in Hybrid F3DM to Individual Buyers

published: 2010-05-13 14:37
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 alte...  more

GM Doubling Size of its Advanced Battery Lab

published: 2010-05-12 14:17
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 f...  more

BYD will Develop EV with Daimler for Chinese Market

published: 2010-05-12 14:14
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...  more