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Tesla Home Battery Storage

Elon Musk casually announced Tesla's official entry into home battery storage.  Since the announcement of the Gigafactory there has been a deal of speculation that Tesla would move to home storage systems as it makes perfect sense for the company to enter the energy market. He stated the home battery packs could be in production in

February 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

EV Pollution

A study conducted in the US has come to conclusions which do not sit well with EV ownership depending on the source of energy. If an electric vehicle is powered via a coal powered power station the pollution results are worse than for a gasoline powered  vehicle and cause 86% more deaths due to air pollution.

An Affordable 500km Electric Car?

2017 Nissan Leaf The range of electric cars has been one of the major hurdles preventing greater uptake.  Unless you can afford a Tesla (range of 500kms) you're currently stuck around the 160kms range with today's production vehicles.  Although today's range is more than enough for the average driver range anxiety is a definite deterrent.  (According

BYD Biggest Electric Bus

Chinese battery company BYD have announced the worlds largest electric bus  - the articulated or 'bendy' Lancaster ebus.  The bus has been designed and built in the US town of Lancaster and is powered by iron phosphate batteries.  This gives the 18 meter long people mover, a range of around 240kms with a payload of 120

November 13th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Good News for Leaf Owners

Resale Value Just Improved Nissan have announced a replacement cost for their battery packs for the inevitable day when a replacement pack is required.  The battery pack is currently guaranteed against capacity loss for 5 years or 96,500kms and 8 years or 240,000kms against defects.  For Leaf owners the new announcement means they can replace

300 Miles on Cotton Batteries

Power Japan Plus - a Japanese startup - makes some incredible claims for an organic cotton battery.  Cotton?  Yes the same stuff that's in your clothes, bless your cotton socks. By changing the structure of the cotton fibre, PJP states unique properties are created that lead to a battery technology they claim is superior in

May 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , |