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Amprius Announces 10X Capacity Expansion At Its Fremont, California Battery Production Facility

Fremont, California-based Amprius technologies is the manufacturer of some of the highest energy density lithium-ion battery cells in the world. This was accomplished using their proprietary silicone nanowire anode technology that enables a step change improvement over the traditionally graphite-based lithium-ion cell chemistries. Higher energy density and volumetric density matters … [continued]

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Toyota Announces All-New Prius Z-Grade, To Be Available in Showrooms In Japan By March 15

Driving refinement, exhilarating performance, more environmental consciousness, and even cooler colors are promises of Toyota’s all-new Prius PHEV, the Z-Grade. The additional model adds to Toyota’s most successful hybrid will hit showrooms in Japan starting March 15 (JPN time). There is a differentiation between this new Z-grade and the Prius … [continued]

Tesla & Amprius — What Is Going On? [Updated: Nothing]

Tesla fans have zeroed in on a battery startup called Amprius. A number of clues indicate that it may be acquired by Tesla in the future, or that it at least plays a role in Tesla’s battery innovation and coming announcements at Tesla Battery Day. I’ll come back to the Tesla–Amprius connections in a minute. First, once I saw the name popping up, I recognized it and decided to check the CleanTechnica archives for it. Let’s start there.