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Electric Ford Ecostar

July 25, 2020

Many exotic electric vehicle battery technologies were tried over the years, including the ’hot’ sodium-sulfur battery in the Ford Ecostar.

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Hughes Inductive Charging

January 4, 2020

Inductive charging is being explored today as a convenient way to energize EV batteries. It has its beginnings more than 28 years ago at GM’s Hughes Aircraft.

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Tokyo R&D IZA Electric Car

July 17, 2019

The GM Impact’s 1990 L.A. debut was a tough act to follow. Tokyo R&D offered its own answer with the IZA electric car shown at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Nissan Altra EV Blazed the Way for Lithium-Ion Power

March 18, 2019

The Nissan Altra EV introduced the first use of advanced lithium-ion automotive batteries in 2008, setting a new direction for modern EVs.

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