Category Archives: Battery

Why Boston Power Went to China

Christina Lampe-Onnerud, founder of the battery startup, discusses the advantages of moving the company’s manufacturing and research to China. Audio » While it’s normal for established technology companies to turn to low-cost Asian manufacturing, lately even very young companies have

Why Boston Power Went to China

Christina Lampe-Onnerud, founder of the battery startup, discusses the advantages of moving the company’s manufacturing and research to China. Audio » While it’s normal for established technology companies to turn to low-cost Asian manufacturing, lately even very young companies have

Battery Maker Ener1 CEO Resigns As Stock Tumbles

By JOHN O’DELL October 3, 2011 EV battery developer Ener1, gasping for breath after the bankruptcy of its largest customer, said that longtime chairman and chief executive Charles Gassenheimer is out as part of a senior management shakeup. The lithium-ion battery company

Battery Maker Ener1 CEO Resigns As Stock Tumbles

By JOHN O’DELL October 3, 2011 EV battery developer Ener1, gasping for breath after the bankruptcy of its largest customer, said that longtime chairman and chief executive Charles Gassenheimer is out as part of a senior management shakeup. The lithium-ion battery company

Nissan Building New Battery Plants

By JOHN O’DELL February 14, 2011 Nissan Motor Co. is starting work on a new advanced battery plant for electric-drive vehicles – its third – and that’s good news for an industry that needs more production to help bring down electric-car prices.

Nissan Building New Battery Plants

By JOHN O’DELL February 14, 2011 Nissan Motor Co. is starting work on a new advanced battery plant for electric-drive vehicles – its third – and that’s good news for an industry that needs more production to help bring down electric-car prices.

Nissan Shows New Hybrid System, Cheaper Fuel-Cell

By DANNY KING October 13, 2011 Nissan Motor Co., pushing its goal of extremely low-emission passenger transportation, has unveiled a new hybrid powertrain, a smaller and less-expensive hydrogen fuel cell and a new, more efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT). The company said

Nissan Shows New Hybrid System, Cheaper Fuel-Cell

By DANNY KING October 13, 2011 Nissan Motor Co., pushing its goal of extremely low-emission passenger transportation, has unveiled a new hybrid powertrain, a smaller and less-expensive hydrogen fuel cell and a new, more efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT). The company said

A123 Cuts Forecast On Fewer Fisker Orders

By SCOTT DOGGETT November 8, 2011 A123 Systems Inc., maker of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, has slashed its revenue forecast for 2011 to $165 million to $180 million, down from $210 million to $225 million, due to fewer than expected orders

A123 Cuts Forecast On Fewer Fisker Orders

By SCOTT DOGGETT November 8, 2011 A123 Systems Inc., maker of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, has slashed its revenue forecast for 2011 to $165 million to $180 million, down from $210 million to $225 million, due to fewer than expected orders

Coda Snags Fisker Engineering Chief

By JOHN O’DELL June 7, 2011 The engineer who helped develop BMW’s iconic Z8 sports car and the upcoming Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid has joined fledgling electric vehicle-maker Coda Automotive as chief engineer. Thomas Fritz, a 23-year auto industry veteran with

Coda Snags Fisker Engineering Chief

By JOHN O’DELL June 7, 2011 The engineer who helped develop BMW’s iconic Z8 sports car and the upcoming Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid has joined fledgling electric vehicle-maker Coda Automotive as chief engineer. Thomas Fritz, a 23-year auto industry veteran with

From MPG to EPM: Plan for “Electricity Per Mile” Ratings Takes Hold

By Josie Garthwaite Oct. 5, 2009, 10:29am PT 9 Comments Forget about General Motors and Nissan’striple-digit MPG claims for upcoming plug-in vehicles. “Electricity per mile” will be the shorthand of choice for the fuel efficiency of electric cars, if the Society of Automotive

From MPG to EPM: Plan for “Electricity Per Mile” Ratings Takes Hold

By Josie Garthwaite Oct. 5, 2009, 10:29am PT 9 Comments Forget about General Motors and Nissan’striple-digit MPG claims for upcoming plug-in vehicles. “Electricity per mile” will be the shorthand of choice for the fuel efficiency of electric cars, if the Society of Automotive