31 Dec '13, 2pm

An in-depth look at how Envia failed to bring its new battery tech to GM

' innovative battery looked like it would break barriers . The "High Capacity Manganese Rich (HCMR)" technology was supposed to provide General Motors with an affordable battery that could power the next-generation Chevy Volt and move other, pure EVs at least 200 miles on a single charge. Now, though, the Silicon Valley-based company looks more like the latest cautionary tale for anyone trying to successfully enter the lithium battery and electric vehicle space. This 7,600-word feature article could serve as a paper in university courses in public policy, engineering and global economics. Steve LeVine, Quartz's Washington correspondent, spent two years writing it after studying legal documents and interviewing dozens of Envia staff members. This epic tale starts in late November 2012 at a Mexican restaurant in Palo Alto. This epic tale starts in late November 2012 at a Mex...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/12/31/in-depth-envia-faile...

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