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Tesla & Toyota Getting Back Together?

Tesla & Toyota Getting Back Together?

For several years, Tesla Motors and Toyota had a thing going on. The affair started in 2010, when the two automakers began collaborating on the Toyota RAV4 EV. Last May, Tesla and Toyota announced that they were breaking up, but according to Auto News, Tesla CEO Elon Musk may soon try to rekindle... read more

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TCC Tip: Be Safe And Green—Round Up And Recycle Used Batteries

If you swapped out your car battery some cold morning this winter, and for some reason you kept the old one, recycle it now. Don't even think about setting it aside... read more April 15, 2010 by  0


 
Nissan LEAF

Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already... read more December 14, 2009 by  2


 
Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHYBRID lithium-ion battery pack

Study: Lithium Fears Unfounded, Plenty To Meet EV Demand

There's been growing concern in the green car community about EVs and their reliance on lithium batteries -- specifically that there's not enough lithium on Planet Earth to... read more August 31, 2009 by  14


 
DOE battery grant recipients

Obama And The DOE Award $2.4 Billion In Battery Grants

Yesterday, President Obama announced $2.4 billion in technology grants to car companies, battery makers, universities, and research facilities across the U.S. During his... read more August 6, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Air Vents

MIT Student-Built EV Charges In Ten Minutes

Take one 2010 Mercury Milan hybrid, add 7,905 lithium iron-phosphate batteries and untold hours of MIT student labor, and what do you get? A kickin' EV with a 187kW motor... read more July 27, 2009 by  0


 
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Clean Tech Investors Open Their Wallets A Little Wider--Especially For The Auto Industry

Hot on the heels of yesterday's news that the auto sales slump may be slowing comes news that venture capitalists are growing more adventuresome--at least in the field of... read more July 2, 2009 by  0


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car

Mitsubishi and Subaru Electric Cars Go On Sale in Japan Next Month

Friday is World Environment Day, and Mitsubishi used the occasion to unveil the final production version of its i-MiEV electric car, which goes on sale in Japan in about six... read more June 4, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Abu-Dhabi Company To Take 9.1 percent stake in Daimler AG

Aabar Investment PJSC has announced it will pay almost 2 billion euro (approx. $2.72 billion) to take a 9.1 percent stake in Daimler AG, the parent company of the... read more March 23, 2009 by  0


 
Photo of Detroit by Yves Marchand and Romaine Meffre

Link Love From The Car Connection: Detroit In Pictures, Self-Healing Paint Jobs, And Car Wraps, Japanese Style

Pretty city -- Despite the hits Detroit has endured in recent months, there are plenty of people willing to take those lemons and make lemonade--and by "lemonade", we mean... read more March 13, 2009 by  0


 
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Feuding Over Powder From South America: Sound Familiar?

Nearly half of the world's supply of lithium lies within desert salt mines in Bolivia. As demand for lithium ramps up quickly, driven by promising lithium-ion automotive... read more February 4, 2009 by  0


 
Wattman

Battery Makers Charge Ahead In Michigan

Late last year, Michigan passed some interesting tax incentives for battery manufacturers--specifically those working on batteries for vehicle powertrains. A couple of weeks... read more January 28, 2009 by  1


 

 
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