GM may have electric car breakthrough
DETROIT (AP) — A small battery company backed by General Motors is progressing on breakthrough technology that could power an electric car 100 to 200 miles on a single charge in the next two-to-four years, GM's CEO said Thursday.
Speaking at an employee meeting, CEO Dan Akerson said the company, Newark, California-based Envia Systems, has made a huge breakthrough in the amount of energy a lithium-ion battery can hold. GM is sure that the battery will be able to take a car 100 miles within a couple of years, he said. It could be double that with some luck, he said.
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