Category Archives: Electric Vehicles

Nonlinear Thinking: Nanotube Cables to Replace Copper?

In the midst of the current swan dive in copper prices Technology Review reports the following, For the first time, researchers have made carbon-nanotube electrical cables that can carry as much current as copper wires. These nanotube cables could help … Continue reading

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The Tax on Consumers of Higher Gas Prices

We want to re-post our gas price sensitivity matrix, which illustrates how various prices will impact individual consumers given their average miles driven per day.  We had to make an assumption on the automobile’s gas mileage so we took the … Continue reading

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The 50 Most Innovative Companies

MIT’s Technology Review ranks the 50 most innovative companies.  The list is divided into public and private companies. A123 Systems Why: Lithium-ion batteries make electric cars possible at mass-market prices. Key innovation: Nanostructured electrodes result in lithium batteries more durable … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: The New Breakevens

With crude oil now officially back over $100 it’s our sense that markets will begin an intense focus on electric vehicles (EV).     Rather than TIPS, the new breakeven obsession will be at what price of gasoline does an electric vehicle … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: Volt’s Battery Capacity Could Double

That’s what were talking about! A break through in battery technology will really change the world as we know it.   MIT’s  Technology Review reports the next generation of the Chevrolet Volt and other battery-powered cars are looking at electrode materials … Continue reading

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