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GM Photo of Chevy Volt Crash Test Shows Protected Battery Packs

By • Nov 18th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars, Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

GM released photos showing the orange T-shaped battery pack of the Volt is not impacted during frontal collision.



Battery Pack Balancing – The Key to Maintain Top Hybrid and Electric Car Performance

By • Aug 28th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars, Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Proper battery pack balancing and monitoring will ensure that your hybrid or electric car will perform optimally. Here’s a discussion on why battery pack balancing is required.



History of the Electric Car

By • Aug 10th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Electric cars have been around since the 1830s, but amidst all this excitement about bailout money, new clean diesel, hybrid and electric cars announcements, joint ventures and collaborations, and battery development progress, I though we’d take a brief look at the history of the electric car.



President Obama Announces $2.4 Billion in Grants to Accelerate the Manufacturing and Deployment of the Next Generation of U.S. Batteries and Electric Vehicles

By • Aug 5th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

President Obama today announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The goals will be to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of electric vehicles, batteries, and components here in America, and create tens of thousands of new jobs.



Driving Behind a Hybrid – Soaring Blood Pressure or Good For Your Health?

By • Jul 22nd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Ever find yourself driving behind a hybrid car? With larger number of hybrids sharing the public roads, hybrid cars are becoming common sights everyday. So here’s the question: if you’re “caught” driving behind a hybrid, do you find your blood pressure soaring, or do you feel this is actually good for your health?



Design Considerations For Good Battery Pack Design & Integration

By • May 26th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Battery pack technology is all about managing the temperature of the cells and low resistance of the interconnecting conductors, connectors, and switches. There is still a lot of room for creative pack designs in electric and hybrid vehicles. Here are design considerations for good battery pack design and integration.



A Short Primer on Ultracapacitors

By • May 18th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Ultracapacitors are super high capacity versions of electric capacitor components that store energy in an electric field. Here’s a primer on ultracapacitors.



Battery Options for Hybrid Vehicles and Electric Vehicles

By • Apr 30th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Batteries or battery packs can make or break a hybrid or electric car. Here’s a look at the different battery options and their characteristics together with notes on key manufacturers.



Design Considerations for Keeping Your Battery Pack in Top Performance: Balancing and Equalization vs. Pack Monitoring

By • Mar 28th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Battery pack balancing and equalization management is the regulation or protection of individual battery cells from hitting the maximum or minimum limits when fully charging or discharging the whole pack, and is an important element to keeping the battery pack at optimum performance.



Building Reliable High Power Battery Packs: Here Are Some Practical Considerations

By • Mar 20th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

High power battery packs are required to power hybrid cars and electric cars. You can’t have hybrid and electric cars without reliable high power rechargeable power packs. Here are real-world considerations to design and build high power battery packs for next generation cars.