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Commodore Breaks Record
Added by admin 24/7/12
The Australian-engineered and developed fully-electric Holden
Commodore has unofficially broken the world distance record set
by a production electric car, achieving 1886 kilometres of pure
electric driving over a 24-hour period on the weekend.
RenewEconomy and more...
Leaf Battery Can't Take Arizona Heat, Dealerships Knocking $5,000
Added by admin 20/7/12
The Nissan Leaf is a top player in the electric vehicle (EV)
industry, but one major issue that sometimes plagues these
vehicles is the battery -- and the Leaf's battery seems to be
taking a lot of heat.
Leaf owners in Arizona have recently complained that their EVs
are losing significant capacity in the desert's hot heat.
Power per Kg
Added by admin 9/7/12
The China Aviation Lithium Battery company has come up with a
Lithium Iron Phosphate cell, the CALB CA, which has claims of
increased high rate discharge capacity, higher power density and
better thermal characteristics in more ways than one. Jack Rickard
of EVTV (weekly
internet "TV" show) is doing extensive tests on these new cells
to try and confirm the claims.
New Spark for Holden
Added by admin 3/7/12
An electric car with a Holden badge can be yours for about
Holden has confirmed the $59,990 price of its "range-extended"
Volt electric vehicle, slotting it in between the V6 and V8
Calais V Commodore sedan models. Holden says the electric vehicle
will arrive in the last quarter of the year. The Volt - which has
an electric only range of almost 90km but 600km using the onboard
engine - will be in one model specification, but also brings
forward collision alert and lane departure warning safety systems
to the stable for the first time.
Stuart Martin, The Advertiser, Tuesday July 3 2012, Page 15