Electric Car Battery Prices on Track to Drop 70% by 2015, Says Energy Secretary

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Dr. Steven Chu, the U.S. Energy Secretary gave a speech about many things, but the highlight to me were the DoE##Q##s estimates for battery technologyFrom Across the Pond: Is wireless the future of EV charging?. Read more ... » improvements over the next decade.

Here are some highlights from Chu##Q##s recent talk in Detroit:

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Overall, the Department of Energy is partnering with industry to reduce the manufacturing cost of advanced batteries. While a typical battery for a plug-inToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » hybridAudi A3 Sportback e-tron review (2014 release date) 32EV mile range. Read more ... » electric vehicleSunderland-built electric cars could protect our health, finds Parliament report. Read more ... » with a 40Formula E aims to spark interest in electric cars. Read more ... »-mileUSA Breaking Update: Nissan Prices LEAF Battery Replacement at $5,499, New Packs More Heat Durable. Read more ... » electric rangeVauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town. Read more ... » cost $12EV Growth: Mitsubishi Outlander is top UK plug-in as electric car sales surge. Read more ... »,000 in 2008, we’re on track to demonstrate technology by 2015 that would reduce the cost to $3Tesla VS Dyson, as the latter Challenges Tesla With $1.4 Billion Battery Tech Investment. Read more ... »,600. And last year, we set a goal of demonstrating technology by 2020 that would further reduce the cost to $1...Some Secrets We Think We Know About Tesla's Model 3. Read more ... »,500 – an accomplishment that could help spur the mass-market adoption of electric vehiclesSunderland-built electric cars could protect our health, finds Parliament report. Read more ... ».

The 2008 to 2015 number represents a 70% drop in price from that baseline, while the 2020 number is a further 58.4Ford Wants To Develop Its Own Battery Chemistries For Hybrids, Electric Cars, But Why?. Read more ... »% reduction from the 2015 number and an impressive 87.5Electric car promised for 2014 that can do 1,000 miles on single charge. Read more ... »% drop from 2008. At $1,500 per 40 milesPhinergy's Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles. Read more ... » of range (it could actually be a bit less because of the difference in the number of cycles that PHEVs and EVsFrom Across the Pond: Is wireless the future of EV charging?. Read more ... » need to plan for), an electric car with a range of 250 miles would need about 9k worth of batteries. If you take into account cost savings from not needing an internal combustion engineGeneva Motor Show: Electric cars no longer the exception?. Read more ... » and all that comes with it, and that rechargingHarrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... » with electricityFrom Across the Pond: Is wireless the future of EV charging?. Read more ... » is much cheaper than refuelling with fossil fuels (which will probably cost a lot more by 2020), it sounds a lot like the price/value ration would be high enough by then that more people would be choosing EVs than gas carsFrom Across the Pond: Is wireless the future of EV charging?. Read more ... ». This could be a tipping point, or maybe it##Q##ll come faster if unexpected breakthroughs take place or if oil prices climb rapidly.

Energy Innovation Hub

Chu has also announced that they would launchSadly: No 200-mile electric car in Ford's immediate future. Read more ... » a new labWow: Dyson might be building electric car, joining Apple and Google in looking to make vehicles of the future. Read more ... » later this year: “This Energy Innovation Hub, modeled after America’s great industrial labs in their heyday, will bring together scientists, engineers, and industry to develop fresh concepts and new approaches to making batteries that last longerVauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town. Read more ... », go farther, and cost less. This research center won’t focus on incremental improvements, but on technologies that would enable usElectric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... » to leap forward and could allow proto-type testing in this decade.”

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