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Okay, so executives at Panasonic probably aren't in any big hurry to get ahead in the long, long wait for a Model S, but a $30 million gift could probably get 'em just that. Panny has this week sunk quite a few bills into Tesla by way of a common stock purchase, and while the two have expressed fond

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Word on the street had it that Tesla's $50 million deal with Toyota wasn't formal back in late May, but evidently things have made positive progress since. According to a new (though admittedly brief) report over at CNN, Toyota is currently working with the electric automaker on a pair of prototype

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Huzzah! Yet another discovery for us to add to our ever-expanding list of \"awesome things that'll never actually happen!\" Ibrahim Abou Hamad and colleagues from Mississippi State University have reportedly devised a method of charging batteries that could hasten the process rather significantly, and

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As Tesla continues on its commendable journey to surpass Ford, GM, Toyota and everyone else in total sales, it's evidently hoping a tie-up with Panasonic will help it accomplish said goal. The two outfits have just agreed to work together in order to develop next-generation battery packs to be used

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The last time we heard of lithium titanate battery technology was when learning about the £120,000 Lightning GT, and while we've no way to confirm, we're definitely hoping that the latest development from Toshiba ensures that we're talking about it far more frequently than once per year. Acco

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Okay, so maybe the headline is a tad on the sensational side, but seriously, this has sensational written all over it. A team of brilliant MIT engineers have conjured up a beltway of sorts that allows for \"rapid transit of electrical energy through a well-known battery material,\" something that cou

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While there's plenty of folks out there focused on making lithium-ion batteries safer and longer-lasting, there's also thankfully some dedicated to making 'em cheaper, which is especially welcome when we're talking about the expensive batteries powering cars. Among those in the latter camp is Unive

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Two 4x Wiimote charging stations in a week? Um, okay. If, for whatever reason, the Nintendo-licensed charger we saw just days ago wasn't right for you (read: too expensive to import), we've got yet another option for you to consider. Penguin United -- which gets brownie points on name alone -- has

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