Batteries http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53390/more en Shades of Green in Spotlight at Tokyo Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show <div class="node-body article-body">The new Honda FCX Clarity has a range of 435 miles and takes three minutes to refuel, while Nissan’s new Leaf can run 175 miles on a single charge, up from the current model’s 142.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Japan Technology Miscellaneous Hino Honda Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion NiMH Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:42:00 +0000 1402251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCX Clarity displayed at Tokyo show fetches 26% government subsidy.</strong></p> Toyota Sees Even Split Between Prius Batteries http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/toyota-sees-even-split-between-prius-batteries <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/toyota-sees-even-split-between-prius-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/toyota-sees-even-split-between-prius-batteries#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Japan Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Sales & Marketing 2015 Tokyo Auto Show Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion NiMH Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:07:00 +0000 1393381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New-gen Prius in development for 6 years.</strong></p> Researchers Pursue Alternatives to Li-ion Batteries http://wardsauto.com/technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries <div class="field-byline"> Kitty So </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The battery developed by the LISSEN project promises longer-range driving on a single charge, making electric vehicles more practical and competitive, particularly in the U.S. market.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Tesla Batteries Electric Vehicles Li-ion Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:51:00 +0000 1390571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Li-ion battery of choice in many EVs &ndash; for now.</strong></p> LG Chem Details Cell-Making Process at Michigan Plant http://wardsauto.com/industry/lg-chem-details-cell-making-process-michigan-plant <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/lg-chem-details-cell-making-process-michigan-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/lg-chem-details-cell-making-process-michigan-plant#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Suppliers Li-ion Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:23:00 +0000 1388841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LG Chem Holland making second-gen Volt cells 24 hours a day, six days a week.</strong></p> Bosch Wants ‘Millions of Ideas’ http://wardsauto.com/industry/bosch-wants-millions-ideas <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bosch-wants-millions-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bosch-wants-millions-ideas#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Autonomous Vehicles HMI Safety Technology Germany Technology Miscellaneous Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Batteries Collision Avoidance Electric Vehicles Future Products Information & Entertainment Product Development Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:21:00 +0000 1372001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Old furniture juxtaposed with state-of-art electronics in &ldquo;Platform 12,&rdquo; one of many places designed to inspire.</strong></p> Toyota Confirms Prius Battery Choices http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-confirms-prius-battery-choices <div class="node-body article-body">Li-ions are the battery of choice for most EVs and some hybrids by other manufacturers, but up to now in the standard Prius Toyota only has offered NiMh batteries.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-confirms-prius-battery-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-confirms-prius-battery-choices#comments Public World Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology World Miscellaneous Toyota Batteries Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:41:00 +0000 1369921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Toyota Prius on sale early next year.</strong></p> Ultracapacitors Driving Changes in Electrification http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/ultracapacitors-driving-changes-electrification <div class="field-byline"> Jens Keiser </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/ultracapacitors-driving-changes-electrification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/ultracapacitors-driving-changes-electrification#comments Public Industry Voices Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Electronics Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Suspension Turbocharger Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1346501 at http://wardsauto.com Can Fisker Create Better Karma Second Time Around? http://wardsauto.com/industry/can-fisker-create-better-karma-second-time-around <div class="node-body article-body">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.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/can-fisker-create-better-karma-second-time-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/can-fisker-create-better-karma-second-time-around#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Fisker Sales & Marketing Batteries Electric Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Restructuring Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:03:00 +0000 1351331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Off to fast start, original Fisker crashed.</strong></p> Daimler's Zetsche Would Consider Battery Alliance http://wardsauto.com/daimlers-zetsche-would-consider-battery-alliance <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says "there might be other areas" for his company, BMW and Volkswagen's Audi unit to extend the alliance they formed earlier this year to buy Nokia's maps business.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimlers-zetsche-would-consider-battery-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Germany Technology Miscellaneous Batteries Product Development Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:14:00 +0000 1349361 at http://wardsauto.com Some Leafs See 23-Mile Range Increase http://wardsauto.com/technology/some-leafs-see-23-mile-range-increase <div class="node-body article-body">The change is effective with ’16-model SV and SL grades, and is due to a new 30-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/some-leafs-see-23-mile-range-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/some-leafs-see-23-mile-range-increase#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Nissan Electric Vehicles Li-ion Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:41:00 +0000 1345761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Nissan Leaf</strong></p>