February 27, 2012

ONE BREAKTHROUGH AFTER ANOTHER:

Battery breakthrough could bring electric cars to all (Katie Fehrenbacher,  Feb. 26, 2012, GigaOm) 

A startup working on battery technology says it's developed a key breakthrough that could one day lead to an electric car that has a 300-mile range and could cost around $25,000 to $30,000. Envia Systems, backed by venture capitalists, General Motors, and the Department of Energy, plans to announce on Monday at the ARPA-E conference that the company has created a lithium ion battery that has an energy density of 400 watt-hours per kilogram, which Envia CEO Atul Kapadia told me in an interview could be the tipping point for bringing electric cars to mainstream car owner.



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