Nissan Leaf battery

Research leads way for next-gen lithium-ion batteries

There are serious safety concerns with the current lithium-ion batteries that are used in electric and hybrid vehicles. However, a research firm says that it has found a way to make a safer battery that can produce a longer driving range by utilizing a solid electrolyte instead of a liquid one. Improving electrolytes for lithium-ion
The Chevy Volt, shown with the plug-in power adaptor

Chevy Volt price almost reasonable with electric car tax credit

You can buy a Chevy Volt electric car when it begins production at the end of this year for $41,000. The price of the Chevy Volt is more than the new Nissan Leaf. But Chevrolet said the Volt’s greater range gives it an advantage. And a federal electric car tax credit of $7,500 for electric
a three quarter panel shot of the Chevy volt

Will Chevy Volt battery warranty convince electric car skeptics?

The Chevy Volt lithium-ion battery has emerged as the most worrisome part of the electric car General Motors is staking its future on. To inspire confidence among potential buyers of a limited number of Chevy Volts, GM announced Wednesday that the Volt’s lithium-ion battery will be guaranteed for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes