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NEC introduces 12V Li-ion battery line for stationary applications

‘NEC Energy Solutions, along with NEC Corporation, has announced production availability of the Li-ion ALM 12V35 product line of 12-Volt batteries utilizing Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ) technology from A123 Systems. 26 more words


Tesla Model X Caught On Video In Acceleration, Cornering Tests

Thank heavens for the Interwebs, which have now surfaced a video of a Tesla Model X electric SUV being tested in the San Francisco Bay Area. 44 more words


Fast-Charging 'Standard Wars,' Kia e-AWD Concept, GM Doubles Down On CVTs: Today's Car News

We wrap up the week with stories on the potential end of the "standard war" between CHAdeMO and CCS electric-car fast charging, a Kia concept car with electric all-wheel drive set to debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and General Motors’ plan to put CVT automatic transmissions in more cars to boost fuel economy. 11 more words


UK Official Says Encouraging Diesel Cars To Lower Carbon Was 'Wrong'

For at least 20 years, diesel cars have been much more popular in Europe than in the United States. Because diesel combustion is more efficient than gasoline combustion, the engines help drivers save money on fuel–and produce lower emissions of greenhouse gases. 17 more words


New, Smaller Porsche Four-Door Sedan To Be Electric Only: Rumor

It’s pretty clear by now that the German luxury automakers, at first startled and shocked by the all-electric Tesla Model S, plan to fight back. But the latest report out of Germany–and it’s still nothing more than a rumor–is the most indicative of how seriously one of them takes the competition. 12 more words


Big Foot Alert: Tesla Model X Spotted for the First Time!

Set to debut later this year (hopefully), there has been a lot of speculation about the upcoming Tesla Model X. As the 3rd all-electric Tesla model, the seven passenger Model X is supposed to be more versatile and family-friendly than the lauded Model S. 212 more words