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General Motors' venture capital arm takes a stake in next-generation lithium-ion battery company Sakti3, which is developing solid-state rechargeable batteries.
Startup Sakti3 expects to have prototypes of a solid-state lithium ion battery that it hopes will increase the range of electric cars and enable cheaper electronics.
Automotive News reports on a new type of battery that may enhance the performance of electric cars.
GM Ventures invests in solar panel maker and project developer Sunlogics for solar canopies and large solar arrays at GM facilities.
Electric-vehicle technology is ready to go. To scale up, automakers need to navigate uncertainties around consumers, fuel prices, and government policies.
Automakers, utilities, and environmentalists alike are increasingly gung-ho for electric vehicles. But it's hard to say if consumers will share their enthusiasm.