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Extended-range electric Vauxhall Ampera is European Car of the Year

March 31st, 2012 by General Motors

The Vauxhall Ampera, European Car of the Year 2012, has a sophisticated propulsion system, which offers drivers all the benefits of electric driving, without any of the range anxiety associated with pure electric vehicles (EVs). The Ampera is not a hybrid. Electricity powers the wheels of the Ampera at all times, with a 16kWh lithium-ion […]

Envia Systems produces highest energy density for rechargeable lithium-ion battery

March 1st, 2012 by Envia Systems Inc

Envia Systems, a technology leader in high-performance, low-cost lithium-ion energy storage solutions announced on 27 February 2012 test results that verify the company’s next-generation rechargeable battery has achieved the highest recorded energy density of 400 Watt-hours/kilogram (Wh/kg) for a rechargeable lithium-ion cell, which is over two times the energy density of what was previously possible […]

KPMG’s Global summit urges reduction in short term focus in favour of long term sustainability

February 17th, 2012 by KPMG

According to recommendations released from KPMG’s “Business Perspective on Sustainable Growth: Preparing for Rio+20” global summit, policymakers and the business community should ramp up collaboration and demonstrate renewed leadership in order to achieve sustainable and equitable growth objectives. Summit attendees agreed to the recommendations as part of the meeting’s goal of providing business input to […]

GM’s EN-V envisions future of personal mobility

January 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

WARREN, Mich. – Rapid urbanization, aging populations and more demand for personal mobility globally present challenges today’s vehicles will be hard-pressed to meet. Envisioning what that future will need gave birth to the Electric Networked Vehicle, or EN-V. “In megacities like London, New York, Beijing, Singapore and New Delhi, the sheer number of vehicles on […]