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Why I think Tesla is building throwaway cars

Why I think Tesla is building throwaway cars | car batteries | Scoop.it
Tesla very clearly builds some good cars.  The Model S is an incredibly well regarded car, and it certainly goes like stink in a straigh
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ECOBAT to showcase complete branding at Automechanika

ECOBAT to showcase complete branding at Automechanika | car batteries | Scoop.it
ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formally Manbat, is making it two in a row in Birmingham as the company again exhibits at Automechanika, the UK’
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Following their massive price fixing scandal, Ecobat are re-launching  the entire battery range.

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Stay Safe During Winter

Stay Safe During Winter | car batteries | Scoop.it
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.
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God recommendations about winter driving including extra batteries.

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Energy storage will increase 40-fold in developing countries

Energy storage will increase 40-fold in developing countries | car batteries | Scoop.it
The researchers predicted that 378.1GW of new solar and wind generating capacity will be installed globally over the next five years, requiring a massive amount of energy storage
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This is what every new build should look like? even here in the UK.

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This 'zero fuel' electric VW bus conversion features its own rooftop solar array

This 'zero fuel' electric VW bus conversion features its own rooftop solar array | car batteries | Scoop.it
When the classic style of a '73 VW bus is combined with an electric vehicle conversion and an onboard photovoltaic array, you get an eye-catching family-sized clean transport solution.
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Great to see something innovative from regular people. An excellent project and well done to them.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells-Chevy's Making a Hydrogen-Powered Pickup for the US Army 

Hydrogen Fuel Cells-Chevy's Making a Hydrogen-Powered Pickup for the US Army  | car batteries | Scoop.it
GM and the US Army are working together on a hydrogen-powered pickup truck.
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This will be an important breakthrough.The ZH2 runs a 92-kW fuel cell. Along with gigantic 37-inch wheels  which as we all know by now?combines hydrogen with oxygen and therefore generate electricity. Thus,leaving nothing but water as the byproduct.The pickup will also be fitted with a conventional battery that recaptures kinetic energy when the vehicle is braking. Altogether, the drivetrain produces a massive, 174 horsepower. Accordingly, this  feeds one of the motors. Hence, linked to all four wheels. GM’s already playing with the idea of giving each axle its own motor.

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Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle? - BBC News

Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle? - BBC News | car batteries | Scoop.it
Why is Norway - population five million - embracing electric cars with such enthusiasm?
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Super hybrid car is heading down the road

Super hybrid car is heading down the road | car batteries | Scoop.it
Aquarius Engines aims to add advantages of hybrid and electric cars cheaply to regular autos; raised $8 million in 5 days and now is in second round.

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Switzerland Begins Autonomous Bus Trials

Switzerland Begins Autonomous Bus Trials | car batteries | Scoop.it
A fleet of electric, autonomous buses are hitting the roads in the Sion, the capital city in the Swiss canton of Valais, as soon as next month.
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EVs Could Account For 35% Of New Car Sales In Asia By 2040, HSBC Reports

EVs Could Account For 35% Of New Car Sales In Asia By 2040, HSBC Reports | car batteries | Scoop.it
Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Electric vehicles could make up 35 per cent of new car sales in Asia by 2040, driven by a significant reduction in battery prices and a rapid…
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UK National Grid Sees Big Boost For Solar, EVs, & Batteries

UK National Grid Sees Big Boost For Solar, EVs, & Batteries | car batteries | Scoop.it
Originally published on Carbon Brief. By Simon Evans The UK could adopt solar, electric vehicles and batteries much faster than expected just a year ago, according to the National Grid. The new out…
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Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry | car batteries | Scoop.it
As the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require adaptations to fit into its limitations.
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Johnson Controls bets big on stop-start systems

Johnson Controls bets big on stop-start systems | car batteries | Scoop.it
Joe Walicki is betting $780 million that Tesla's high-tech, electric-vehicle battery gigafactory in Nevada does not represent the future of the auto battery business. That's how much Johnson Controls Inc.
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The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why : Related Articles | OOYUZ

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why : Related Articles | OOYUZ | car batteries | Scoop.it
The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why.. Related Articles: https://t.co/EB8rPZyDT4
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According to this article then oil will not suffer. Hence, with the advent of electric cars. An interesting insight. This is what i also believe in. A future of mixed technologies and fuels.

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Dad says exploding battery in Tesla car killed his daughter, 27

Dad says exploding battery in Tesla car killed his daughter, 27 | car batteries | Scoop.it
The father of a young bride-to-be has spoken out about his daughter's horrific death after the Tesla car she was driving crashed and burst into flames.
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These are the cars that we never hear about ? A car crashing and  bursting into flames .

Probably due to the Lithium-Ion battery.

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The world's largest battery storage substation is now live

The world's largest battery storage substation is now live | car batteries | Scoop.it
In December, Southern California and Tesla quietly went live with an 80MWh battery power storage facility for Southern California Edison that can power 2,500 households or charge 1,000 Tesla vehicles daily.
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This will be a common site in most of the world. Battery storage sub stations will become the norm www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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NASA, ESA astronauts install new lithium ion batteries on ISS

NASA, ESA astronauts install new lithium ion batteries on ISS | car batteries | Scoop.it
Astronauts from NASA and the European Space Agency conducted a spacewalk to install new lithium ion batteries aboard the International Space Station.
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WOW this was a long way to go to fit some batteries?

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Battery subsidies spark energy row 

Battery subsidies spark energy row  | car batteries | Scoop.it
Battery storage projects could this week win Government subsidy contracts to guarantee they can provide electricity in a crisis – despite the fact they that they run out of juice in as little as half an hour.
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Solar Storage-Why It’s So Hard to Get Solar in Florida (That’d Be the Sunshine State) 

Solar Storage-Why It’s So Hard to Get Solar in Florida (That’d Be the Sunshine State)  | car batteries | Scoop.it
To make solar panels affordable, many rooftop solar users sell excess electricity back onto the grid. But not all states allow for that.
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You would have thought that Florida was the number one state for solar power storage and solar battery storage. But like all these things apparently not?

This article explains why? it is the cost of installation that is putting the consumers off. Well well !! nothing new there then. www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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Half a million hoverboards officially recalled over fire hazard

Half a million hoverboards officially recalled over fire hazard | car batteries | Scoop.it
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on Wednesday of 501,000 hoverboards due to fire hazard.
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Nissan develops new ethanol fuel cells to jump infrastructure hurdle

Nissan develops new ethanol fuel cells to jump infrastructure hurdle | car batteries | Scoop.it
Nissan has developed a new kind of fuel cell drivetrain for cars that taps an onboard tank of ethanol instead of pressurized hydrogen, delivering a cheaper and safer ride that it says is more user friendly.
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Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause? | car batteries | Scoop.it
The continuing tepid sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car, despite a range upgrade to 107 miles, remains one of the puzzles in the plug-in car market.
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Half a Million ‘Hoverboards’ Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Half a Million ‘Hoverboards’ Recalled Due to Fire Hazard | car batteries | Scoop.it
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall Wednesday for 501,000 self-balancing scooters, commonly known as hoverboards, because their lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, catch fire and explode.
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Lithium-Ion batteries can be dangerous if made to a low standard (China)

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A top Silicon Valley investor predicts what the world will look like in 10 years, when roads are full of self-driving cars

A top Silicon Valley investor predicts what the world will look like in 10 years, when roads are full of self-driving cars | car batteries | Scoop.it
Within ten years, roads will be ful
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In his dreams????

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New Challengers for Lithium-Ion Batteries About To Enter The Market | OilPrice.com

New Challengers for Lithium-Ion Batteries About To Enter The Market | OilPrice.com | car batteries | Scoop.it
New alternatives for Lithium-Ion batteries are due to enter the markets, increasing competition on price and storage capacity
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