Gavin Shoebridge – an electric vehicle nut, a keen environmentalist

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Shai Agassi’s Better Place has Gone Bankrupt

May 26th, 2013 at 10:46 am » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_1204" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Better Place is bankrupt. Now prepare for a page full of "I told you so" boasting.[/caption] I told you this would happen. GreenCarReports just announced it a few ...more »

The 5 Main Reasons Why Project Better Place will Fail

September 1st, 2012 at 1:56 am » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_978" align="aligncenter" width="338" caption="Better Place try hard to make restrictive contracts look good."][/caption] I know it seems petty to point out a project's flaws, especially when it could mean electric ...more »

Hey Electric Car Fans: Lithium Battery Prices Still Falling

November 2nd, 2011 at 1:21 pm » Comments (2)

[caption id="attachment_873" align="aligncenter" width="525" caption="This is very good news for electric car conversions"][/caption] By 2012, thousands of new plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles will be filling garages, from expensive factory-built electric ...more »

Wind power on a calm day? No longer a problem.

October 29th, 2011 at 1:41 pm » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_855" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Laurel Mountain wind farm and its 32MW of lithium battery storage."][/caption] A huge battery bank connected to a wind farm was officially commissioned today in a project ...more »

Price of electric vehicle batteries to fall as manufacturing capacity outstrips demand

October 20th, 2011 at 12:24 am » Comments (3)

[caption id="attachment_845" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Lithium Battery Prices for Electric Cars Are Heading South"][/caption] Lithium-ion battery makers have made ambitious investments in new capacity, well ahead of automakers’ commitments to large-scale production ...more »

Electric Car Battery Swapping Will Cost More than Driving a Gas Car

September 30th, 2011 at 2:06 am » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_818" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Electric cars offer many solutions to our problems - but not at this price."][/caption] I had always expected battery swapping to be expensive, but Better Place announced ...more »

Electric Vehicles and Battery Rejuvenation – Too Good to Be True?

April 23rd, 2010 at 6:26 pm » Comments (0)

Most of the time, yes. In some rare cases it can revive dead batteries for a short time – but this would depend on the condition of the battery's innards ...more »