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BYD getting Israeli partner to compete with Renault and Better Place

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, Middle East If competition spurs companies to improve the quality of their offerings and the speed with which they innovate, then we may soon expect more from Shai Agassi’s Better Place and its partner in Israel, Renault. While BYD already announced they would be selling electric vehicles in Israel earlier this […] […]

Will lithium battery costs ever come down?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid Battery-powered cars have a lot to recommend them, but they still have one major flaw – the batteries! Compared to almost any other energy storage solution, even the best of today’s electrochemical batteries still have very low energy density and very high cost. Every major car manufacturer is pursuing electrically-driven vehicles with […] […]

Rumormill: Cadillac to get its own Volt?

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Cadillac, Rumormill With enormous V8 land-yachts and even bigger Escalades rolling down America’s boulevards, Cadillac doesn’t have the most environmentally friendly of images. But that’s a perception that the premium GM division is working hard to combat. After unveiling the Escalade two-mode hybrid, reports have begun to surface that Cadillac is considering […] […]

AutoblogGreen for 08.26.08

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green click to visit AutoblogGreen Design. It’s certainly a cornerstone of the auto industry. And as cars get cleaner from a fuel/emissions perspective, the look often does, too. What should we make of the Hinterland 1 concept car, then? I think there might be clone troopers inside, while the exterior – and interior […] […]