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  • Advanced battery project will take ‘five times five times five’ approach to research

    Advanced battery project will take ‘five times five times five’ approach to research

    by Jim Harger MLIVE November 30, 2012 GRAND RAPIDS, MI ‚Äì A new U.S. Energy Department project to create a “research hub” for advanced batteries will take a “five times five times five” approach to improving battery-powered cars, its proponents said Friday. The $120 million program will focus on making batteries “five times more powerful, five times cheaper and five times longer-lasting,” said Randy Thelen, president of Lakeshore Advantage, an economic development program that promotes the Holland, Zeeland and Saugatuck […]

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  • Feds tap Michigan for battery hubs

    Feds tap Michigan for battery hubs

    by David Shepardson Detroit News November 30, 2012 Washington ‚Äî The Energy Department is expected to announce today a $120 million Manhattan Project-style effort to develop advanced low-cost batteries that can make electric vehicles affordable. The new effort will include two “advanced battery hubs” in Michigan, which is home to many of the nation’s largest battery manufacturers. Read more…

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  • GM’s new workforce: Younger and tech-savvy

    GM’s new workforce: Younger and tech-savvy

    by Melissa Burden The Detroit News November 23, 2012 Brownstown Township ‚Äî The new generation of automotive manufacturing workers at a General Motors Co. subsidiary here is focused on career and environment, and they want to work with cutting-edge technology. That’s part of what attracted many millennials ‚Äî roughly defined as those born in the 1980s and 1990s ‚Äî to help create an integral part of the future of the automobile: They’re assembling lithium-ion batteries for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range […]

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  • Old technology meets new in race to CAFE

    Old technology meets new in race to CAFE

    by Tracy Samilton Michigan Radio November 18, 2012 Automakers and their suppliers are racing to develop technologies to meet strict new CAFE standards. The rules will require companies to reach a fleet average of35 miles per gallon, roughly,by 2017, and an eye-popping 54.5 (roughly) miles per gallon, by 2025. Read more…

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  • Troy company seeks to revamp lead-acid battery

    Troy company seeks to revamp lead-acid battery

    by Joseph Szczesny The Oakland Press November 11, 2012 Stan Ovshinsky’s spirit of innovation lives on in a new, Troy-based start-up company, which is preparing to produce a new battery that can help make hybrid vehicles more powerful and less expensive. Ovshinsky died last month just short of his 90th birthday, but he helped inspire the creation of Energy Power Systems LLC in Troy, which has set about revamping the lead-acid battery, which has been used as a source of […]

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