Wayne State Hybrid Warriors Unveil Architecture For EcoCar CompetitionWayne State University hopes a "parallel through-the-road" hybrid system will propel them to victory in "EcoCar 2: Plugging Into The Future," a competition among 15 North American university teams to convert a gasoline-powered Chevrolet Malibu into a fully functional hybrid vehicle.
GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Battery PacksGeneral Motors has awarded a production contract to A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium ion batteries and systems, for complete battery packs to be used in future GM electric vehicles to be sold in select global markets. The batteries will be built at A123's plant in Livonia
Dow In New Joint Venture For Lithium-Ion Battery ElectrolytesMidland-based Dow Chemical Co. and Ube Industries Ltd. Wednesday today announced an agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and market formulated electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries in energy storage applications. The chemicals will be made in Midland.
Garage Fire: 2 Electric Cars, 1 Converted From Gas, Origin Of Fire InvestigatedA second vehicle--converted from a regular gasoline-powered car to an electric vehicle by the owner--was also in the garage.
Orion Firm One Of Three To Get Big Battery GrantsThe United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC, an advanced research collaboration among Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co., announced $15.6 million in advanced battery development and technology assessment contracts to three firms, including Orion-based Cobasys.
Battery Technology Firm Wins UM-DTE Clean Energy Prize
Event Notices From January 11The latest technology-related meeting notices, before they're posted on the GLITR IT Calendar
Engineering Society Talks Energy Over Breakfast