Reusing Lithium-ion Batteries: From Electric Vehicles to Energy Storage

  While HybridCars.com or Green Car Reports may be some of the more obvious media outlets that cover electric vehicle news, Forbes provides great insight on topics related to energy, sustainability, and (yes, you guessed it) electric vehicles.  A recent Forbes editorial article discussed the issue of what is to be done with valuable lithium-ion [...]

FedEx Brings Nissan’s Electric Delivery Van to the U.S.

  Back in January, Nissan revealed that FedEx Express will begin trialing an all-electric delivery van in the United States.  After successful trials of the Nissan e-NV200 electric vans in Japan, Singapore, the U.K. and Brazil, FedEx will begin testing its zero-emission delivery vehicle in Washington, D.C. Similar to Nissan’s LEAF sedan, the e-NV200 has [...]

Pioneering the Electric Vehicle Industry, Tesla Plans a Battery ‘Gigafactory’

Back on February 26th, the official blog of Tesla Motors reported on the electric vehicle (EV) automaker’s plans to build a lithium-ion “Gigafactory” in the not-too-distant future.  In fact, Tesla expects its future battery facility to make, all on its own, more batteries in 2020 than those made by all lithium-ion producers combined in 2013. [...]