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A Tesla Model S sedan is seen plugged into a new Tesla Supercharger. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

US Safety Agency Opens Probe Into Tesla Fires

NHTSA is investigating whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2013


ALTe Powertrain Technologies Prepares for Private Placement Offering

ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the developer of the first plug-in electric hybrid vehicle powertrain system for light commercial fleet vehicles, will announce its participation in a major innovative funding platform Sept. 9.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2013

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Altair ProductDesign In EV Concept Car Partnership

Altair Engineering Inc., a provider of simulation technology and engineering services, says its product development division, Altair ProductDesign, has partnered with the Taiwanese automotive design consultancy Studio X-Gene to develop a new electric concept vehicle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/15/2011


Ford, SunPower Let Focus Electric Customers ‘Drive Green for Life’

Ford and SunPower Corp. teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will allow Focus Electric owners to “Drive Green for Life” by providing customers with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2011

Event Notices From May 25

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/25/2011

Ford Bringing Electric Focus To Detroit in Late 2011

Detroit is among about 20 U.S. cities selected by Ford to debut the automaker’s all-electric Focus, which is slated to arrive in late 2011. 


Meijer to Install EV Charging Stations At GR, Detroit Area Stores

Meijer, the Grand Rapids-based supercenter chain, Thursday announced plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at several of its Michigan stores. “This is a very exciting step for Meijer as we continue to look for […]


Chevy Releases Final Details Of Volt

General Motors’ Chevrolet division Sunday formally introduced its 2011 Volt, which it’s billing as a plug-in electric car with “extended range,” meaning a small onboard gasoline engine to charge the batteries. GM says the five-door, […]


Ford Accelerates EV Battery Testing With Wireless Monitoring Systems

Ford Motor Co. is using the Internet and wireless technology to accelerate testing and refinement of the advanced lithium-ion battery systems that will power its upcoming plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. Ford’s progress is enabled […]