Production will be divided evenly between Li-ion and the NiMH batteries Toyota has used nearly exclusively until now. Sales of cars with the two battery types will be further split 50-50 in North America and Japan....More
To showcase the all-hands-on-deck nature of current operations and give some insight into the second-gen Volt’s lithium-ion cells, the Korean battery giant opens Holland’s doors to the media for a rare tour....More
The company wants its new 14-building research campus in Germany to function like a university, specifically Stanford. Each building is designed to foster interaction and exchange of ideas between students and engineers....More
While many industry players are exploring the potential of lithium-ion batteries for vehicle electrification, the addition of ultracapacitors for hybrid electric systems provides another layer of energy-storage advantages....More
Perhaps the main difference “between Fisker then and now is that we’re not under this enormous pressure for money that they were in the fundraising,” marketing chief Jim Taylor says. ‟So, we can take the time to do it properly.”...More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says a proposed 20% cap on dealer sales of add-on insurance products more likely would transfer wealth from dealerships to insurers than reduce prices for consumers....More