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Can Hydrogen Fueling Stations Be Far Behind?

This piece is a sequel to, “Are Hydrogen Fuel Cells Vehicles Dead on Arrival?” What follows is a deeper look at the infrastructure, specifically hydrogen fueling stations, needed to support fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). 4,836 more words


Tesla gigafactory faces skepticism from Panasonic & analysts

Elon Musk, CEO of startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors, is no doubt used to skepticism.

Now he faces new doubts over the company’s plans for a massive “gigafactory” costing as much as $5 billion to manufacture more lithium-ion cells than any other plant in the world. 584 more words


Lenovo recalls ThinkPad batteries due to fire hazard

The following notice has been issued be the manufacturer:

On March 27, 2014, Lenovo voluntarily recalled certain lithium-ion batteries. These batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped worldwide between October 2010 and April 2011. 123 more words

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Lithium Ion Batteries ARE Safe, Just Not in Cargo Holds

Due to recent events in the news and a call from a customer, we want to reiterate that Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are extremely safe. Along with many solar lights, Li-Ions are regularly used in everyday products that  include hearing aids, digital and film cameras, hand-held video games, video games, video recorders, laptops, cellphones and smart phones. 892 more words

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Research may hold the key to longer life for aging lithium-ion batteries

Aging is a part of life, even for lithium-ion batteries.

And battery life is an important consideration for electric-car owners, especially in these early days before there’s sufficient real-world data on actual life of electric-car battery packs over the 10- or 15-year lifespan of a typical vehicle. 409 more words


Why Apple could win big with Tesla's massive new battery 'Gigafactory'

“The first Tesla I ever saw was stripped down to the chassis, a bare-metal incarnation of the company’s flagship electric Roadster on display at an event in Silicon Valley. 346 more words


Why You Could Soon Be Buying Your Electricity From Elon Musk

Why you could soon be buying your electricity from Elon Musk

Some time ago smart grid utility experts began to speculate that as automobile transportation morphed to electric vehicles, the vehicles’ batteries could be used as an energy storage medium to improve the inefficient peaks and valleys of energy production and usage on the grid itself. 544 more words