Nissan Partners With NEC For Battery Factory, Claims Of EV by 2010…

Nissan has announced a strategic partnership with tech giant NEC for a lithium ion battery factory in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The facility will operate under a new company dubbed Automotive Energy Supply and will be capable of putting out 16,000 batteries by next year, and 65,000 at full rate by 2011. With this… » 5/20/08 11:20am 5/20/08 11:20am

Continental Automotive Systems Announces Production For Chevy Volt-Like…

The GM-athon continues unabated today and even though this isn't Maximum El Camino Day related, it is pretty damned interesting. The prototype supplier of the Li-ion batteries for the much anticipated Chevy Volt, Continental Automotive Systems, has just stated production by the end of this year for similar batteries… » 3/17/08 6:30pm 3/17/08 6:30pm

GM Debuts Second Generation Hybrid System, Slightly Less Mild

Rick Wagoner, GM Chairman and Just For Men model, was on hand in Geneva to announce the second generation of GM's mild hybrid two-mode system currently found in trucks such as the 2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid and, soon, in FWD vehicles like the Saturn Vue. The biggest change is the addition of a lithium-ion battery supplied… » 3/04/08 10:30am 3/04/08 10:30am

Nissan Hurricane Li-ION To Make Electricity Sexy

Based on the electric powertrain of the Mixim concept, Paolo Martin's Hurricane sits much lower on a stretched wheelbase. The exaggerated proportions of the car are intended to make the Mixim's advanced technology more desirable and acceptable to the general public as well as drastically reducing the coefficient of… » 1/31/08 10:00am 1/31/08 10:00am