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Dispelling Electric-Vehicle Myths, #3: The Sales Wars

March 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on Dispelling Electric-Vehicle Myths, #3: The Sales Wars

In a series of guest posts, Assaf addresses — from the perspective both of an EV owner and an analyst — myths about electric vehicles. The first post addressed the life-cycle CO2 Footprint of various types of cars … and … the simple truth (in line with Debunking Handbook guidelines): Electric Vehicles have lower (LOWER!) […]

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Tags: automobiles · batteries · electric vehicles · guest post · transportation

Batteries … PHEVs/Hybrids to drive market?

April 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Batteries … PHEVs/Hybrids to drive market?

Power storage is a key challenge for many paths forward to a better energy future. Whether finding a power storage system as efficient as gasoline or a path for cost-effectively storing intermittent power to enable renewable sources like wind and solar to pick up baseload power requirements, storage is a real challenge.  And, for hybrids/plug-in […]

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Tags: automobiles · batteries · hybrid

Plug-in / Hydrogen — Natural allies or competitors or …

April 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Plug-in / Hydrogen — Natural allies or competitors or …

Today, Wired‘s Autopia published Plug-In Hybrids Weaken the Case for Hydrogen Vehicles.  It opens The U.S. DOE continues to fund hydrogen research, a long term proposition that could be mute if plug-in hybrids become commercially successful. Is this right? Are plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEVs) likely to make hydrogen OBE (overtaken by events)?

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Tags: alternative fuels · automobiles · batteries · hybrid · hydrogen · PHEV

Batteries for that Plug-In

April 8th, 2007 · Comments Off on Batteries for that Plug-In

A key challenge to better electric vehicles, including an effective Plug-In Hybrid, is the development of better batteries.  Government financing and focus in stepping in.  In both Japan and the United States, recent announcements highlight this government role.

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Tags: batteries · electricity · Energy · hybrid