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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Battery tech may be getting a big solid-state boost soon

Aaron Cole May 31, 2018 Tesla Motors – Model S lithium-ion battery pack Enlarge PhotoA Woburn, Massachusetts, company may be attracting big name attention for its solid-state technology that it says can withstand higher temperatures and offer higher capacity. For battery makers, producing a stable solid to withstand the rigors of charging and discharging has proved elusive. Ionic Materials said in February that it had secured $65 million in funding from investors during its most recent round of fundraising. Axios reported in February that

Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging

Eric C. Evarts May 20, 2018 Building the eRoad Arlanda outside Stockholm, Sweden Enlarge PhotoLike so many things, Sweden is taking a different approach to charging electric cars for long trips. The country has built a 1.2-mile-long slot-car track into a road near Arlanda airport outside Stockholm to test a new approach to charging electric cars and trucks, according to a report in New Atlas. Three steel rails run down the center of the road with slots between them. Unlike a kids' slot-car setup, the

Tesla expands Supercharger network as Model 3 rolls out

Eric C. Evarts May 18, 2018 Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California, before expansion [photo: George Parrott] Enlarge PhotoAs Tesla works to ramp up Model 3 output to two-three times the levels of its previous models, the company is apparently anticipating the need for more Superchargers to charge them. According to the crowdsourced website Supercharge.info, Tesla added 121 new Supercharging stations since the beginning of the year, with 1,324 new individual Superchargers worldwide. The vast majority of the new stations have 10 or 12

Honda Insight production, electric car advertising, and Tesla AutoPilot sensors: Today’s Car News

Sean Szymkowski May 16, 2018 2019 Honda Insight, 2018 New York auto show Enlarge PhotoHonda has begun production of the new Insight hybrid in Indiana. Tesla reportedly rejected additional driver sensors for its Autopilot system. Are automakers actually advertising electric cars? They do, but the exposure may be limited. And Northeast states have banded together to coordinate charging infrastructure. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Production of the third-generation Honda Insight has started at the automaker's Indiana manufacturing plant. The car

Northeast states band together to direct charging infrastructure

Eric C. Evarts May 16, 2018 Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass. Enlarge PhotoIt sometimes seems as if everyone who buys an electric car lives in California. That's especially true from the perspective of officials in the Northeast, who have signed on to California's emissions regulations and zero-emissions vehicle mandates, yet see few electric cars sold in their states. One problem has been that states in the Northeast don't have as much infrastructure to support electric cars as California

How often should Green Car Reports report plug-in sales numbers: Twitter poll results

Eric C. Evarts May 15, 2018 Charging 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2015 Tesla Model S P85D at home in garage [photo: Jay Lucas] Enlarge PhotoLast week in our Twitter poll, we asked a different kind of question: how often Green Car Reports readers would like to follow the horse-race of plug-in car sales. A surprisingly large 73 percent of of our Twitter followers said you would follow every month. Green Car Reports has been reporting the monthly data to see who's selling the most