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Lower Battery Cost, Get Less Expensive EVs

March 13th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Electric vehicles aren’t exactly cheap to purchase, and one of the main factors in determining EV price is the price of the battery packs. The changing cost of EV batteries, however, is good news

Ioxus Announces New Ultracapacitors

January 31st, 2012 | by Nicholas Brown

Ioxus, a manufacturer of premium high performance ultracapacitors announced the release of their iCAP™ ultracapacitor. They say that it is more durable and performs better than traditional ultracapacitors

The Hiriko Project Presents a Foldable Electric Microcar

January 28th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

I love two-seater electric microcars for city traffic; they're efficient, adorable, and emissions-free. I'm quite happy to say that another one was unveiled in Brussels this week. The Hiriko is a tiny (and super cute) electric prototype with a little bit of a twist

Cheaper Energy Storage Systems = More Renewable Energy

January 27th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Energy storage on a large scale would help even out the intermittent nature of renewable energy; in fact, techniques such as batteries and fuel cells are used on smaller scales right now to manage grids with high percentages of renewable sources. The problem with wide-scale use is that energy storage systems [...]

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