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Learn About Lithium – In 10 Bullet Points

Lithium is a metal frequently used in advanced batteries commonly found in portable computers, cell phones, GPS receivers, electric and hybrid cars, iPads and even hearing aids. Lithium batteries have a Moore’s law of approximately 8% per year, meaning that as technology progresses we are seeing battery capacity increase by about 8% year on year. Lanjut →

Panasonic Buys $30 Million Stake In Tesla Motors

Well Tesla (TSLA) certainly seems to be making friends in all the right places, Panasonic announced today that it is investing $30 million in Tesla Motors through a stock purchase program, Panasonic (PC) currently supplies and collaborates with Tesla on lithium-ion battery development. Panasonic’s subsidiary Sanyo is currently the largest manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries in the world. Lanjut →

A123 Systems To Announce Third Quarter Results On Nov 9th

Advanced battery manufacturer A123 Systems has announced they’ll reveal 3rd quarter financial results on November 9th, the company has had a roller coaster year with a share price high of $22.84 and a low of $6.54 (AONE). A123 Systems announced on the 13th of September that they have opened the largest lithium ion automotive battery factory in North America, the new facility is based in Livonia, Michigan. If you’d like to watch the announcement you can do so here at 5pm ET on November 9th. Lanjut →

Why We Need Hybrid Cars

We are in the midst of a fuel revolution, fossil fuels are a finite resource and despite our best efforts, they will run out sooner rather than later. Our entire planet is working up to shift its primary energy source from fossil fuels to renewable energy and nowhere is this more pertinent than the automotive industry. With this impending lack of the fuel that has driven much if not all of the 20th century we are now working hard on alternatives, from hydrogen to ethanol to batteries to biodiesel we are trying to find an adequate replacement for oil and gasoline, a plentiful source of liquid energy that has powered us to school, to work and to holiday since the day we were born. Lanjut →

Toshiba Working With Automakers on Lithium-ion Technology

Toshiba Corp. announced on Monday that it is currently working with multiple automakers on developing new lithium-ion technology for current and future versions of both electric and hybrid electric cars. Honda recently announced plans to start selling electric motorcycles powered by Toshiba (OTC: TOSBF)¬†battery cells and Tesla Motors decided to go with Toshiba over US based battery maker A123 Systems (NASDAQ: AONE) for their upcoming and hotly anticipated Lanjut →

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