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Tesla’s gigafactory has echoes in the political spheres, but is also creating waves in the battery manufacturing and the mining industries. American Manganese Inc., a company mining in Arizona raw materials needed for EV batteries, added its views by stating where they would like to see raw materials sourced. According to the mining company, Tesla’s […]

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In a move to grow its network of dealer partners, The Hybrid Shop (THS) announced it will exhibit its new method of battery pack conditioning for hybrids at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. THS describes itself as a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs). The […]

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How well the batteries of an EV are assembled and built is key to the reliability of any electric vehicle. With this in mind, General Motors (GM) chose ultrasonic welding, a high-tech manufacturing process used in the aerospace and medical industries, to help ensure high quality for the batteries of the new Cadillac ELR extended-range […]

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In a move to ease the mind of those who worry about their EV battery life, Nissan announced plans to offer a battery replacement program for U.S. Leaf customers. Nissan said the program, which will begin during the first half of 2014, will work in tandem with the Nissan standard battery warranty for Leaf – […]

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Electric vehicle projects are getting a cash boost from the Canadian government. Canada’s Minister of State (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton, the Honourable Bal Gosal, announced Friday, May 3, that the Government of Canada will invest over $21 million for 13 innovative clean energy projects in the Greater Toronto Area. These projects are […]

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Electrovaya is launching its new generation of lithium ion battery technology, to be known as SuperPolymer 2.0. Electrovaya said the Lithium Ion SuperPolymer 2.0 battery technology is a new generation of lithium ion batteries. It represents the integration of the company’s automotive and grid knowledge, customers’ feedback, recent safety enhancements in the aerospace sector and […]

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced it has established the world’s first process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries for new nickel-metal hydride batteries to recycle precious resources. Honda said that so far, it has been extracting an oxide containing rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of […]

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BASF announced today it will open a Research and Development Laboratory and an Application Technology Center for Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan. BASF is confident both facilities will be fully operational by the end of 2013. The laboratory will focus on researching electrolytes and electrode materials for high-performance batteries as part of Basf’s global R&D […]

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Canadian-based Lithium Electric Vehicle Corp. (LEVC) will qualify for Canadian government incentives on both the national and provincial levels for its research and development efforts toward improving Nevada-based Terra Inventions Corp.’s all-electric vehicle propulsion technology. The Canadian Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program is said to be one of the most beneficial and most […]

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The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan is heading to Canada in the spring of 2013 for market viability testing. Honda stated during the announcement that the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan will provide the athleticism and craftsmanship of the all-new Accord, charged with a remarkable dose of hybrid efficiency and electric torque. “The […]

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