Bailout Package Includes $7,500 Tax Break For Future Chevy Volt Owners

If the future dashboard » 10/06/08 10:45am 10/06/08 10:45am and weren't incentive enough to consider picking up a Chevrolet Volt in 2010, Congress has gifted future owners with an added bonus: a $7,500 tax break passed as part of last week's bailout package. The credit applies to any vehicle with a battery rated at 6kWh or higher, placing it far enough …

Chevy Volt Dashboard Looks Like The Future If The Future is White…

We don't write about car dashboards all that often here on the Giz, but when the dash is from an electric car/hybrid and it shares its white sheen with both classic iPods and Stormtrooper helmets, how could we possibly resist? Nearly buttonless, the Chevy Volt's » 8/29/08 9:00am 8/29/08 9:00am injection molded center console features a large LCD…

Key to Cheaper Lithium Ion Batteries Could Be Inside the Microwave

Researchers at UT Austin have devised a new way to create lithium iron phosphate-the compound inside high-density Li-ion batteries being developed for cars and power tools-that uses microwaves to cut costs. The new method requires lower temperatures (300° C rather than 700°) and less time to fabricate the phosphate via… » 7/29/08 11:42am 7/29/08 11:42am

McCain Proposes $300 Million Prize to Develop Next-Gen Battery for…

It's well known that the biggest bump in the road to developing an awesome all-electric car is the battery. The only ones juicy enough are a) big b) expensive and c) not so durable. Not easy. But science is no match for the American spirit! If elected, John McCain is promising $300 million to whoever develops a… » 6/23/08 7:30pm 6/23/08 7:30pm