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A123 Systems will work with Argonne National Laboratory on a cathode development program for making safe lithium-ion batteries with high energy densities and long lifetimes. Lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems forged an agreement with the research lab operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy. The cathode development project will be […]

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Jaguar Land Rover is in talks with Ford and BMW about building a battery plant for future electric vehicles, according to British newspaper The Times. Executives from the U.K.’s largest automaker are negotiating with U.S.-based Ford and German automaker BMW on a plant with the capacity to power several hundred thousand vehicles. The plant would […]

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Honda Motor Co. has discovered what could be a breakthrough in electric motors, freeing automakers from the high cost and supply limitations of rare-earth metals. This fall, Honda will roll out a hybrid variant of its Freed, a subcompact Japan-market minivan based on Honda Fit architecture. A new electric motor, developed with Japanese metal supplier […]

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