In other energy storage headlines…

Among a number of interesting stories that didn’t quite make our headlines, Imprint Energy’s low-cost, thin-film batteries have so impressed Lux Research that the research firm has included Imprint in its top 10 innovative companies of Q2 2013.

Meanwhile, ITM Power has announced it will be participating in the French government’s Mobilité Hydrogène France programme, aimed at building a hydrogen recharging infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles.

Nissan and its French partner Renault had sold a total of 100,000 electric vehicles by the end of June 2013, said Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of both companies, according to major news outlets including Reuters.

And Volkswagen has revealed its ‘entry level’ electric vehicle, the e-up!, will have a pretty steep price-tag at €26,900 (USD$34,515), although at least that will include batteries. The car manufacturer has also said that it won’t be releasing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle any time soon.

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