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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

General Motors may just have a game-changer on its hands with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a lithium-ion-powered hatchback that's fun to drive and provides enough charge to meet most commutes.

China's Growing EV Market Driving Lithium-Ion Sales

Rapidly growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in China is triggering an explosion of investment in the lithium-ion battery industry, with China's production of power lithium-ion batteries set to jump 400 percent by 2017.

Lithium-Sulfur Battery Recognized by Frost & Sullivan

A European energy company has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its innovative battery technology that will offer a lighter-weight package and improve safety over lithium-ion batteries, according to the firm.

NHTSA Opens New Safety Investigation Into Chevrolet Volt Battery Fires

WASHINGTON - NHTSA announced a formal investigation into post-crash battery fires in the Chevrolet Volt following testing in mid-November. On Monday, Nov. 28, General Motors issued a response to NHTSA’s announcement, saying that it is launching new customer satisfaction and safety initiatives related to this investigation.

Advanced Battery Consortium Awards 4 Contracts

SOUTHFIELD, MI - The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a research collaboration involving Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co., announced approximately $15.6 million in advanced battery development and technology contracts to Cobasys, Maxwell Technologies and SK Energy Co.