Daily Sprout

EEStor: Will It or Won’t it?: There are some indications that startup EEStor is making progress toward its goal of selling an energy storage device “capable of propelling a reasonably-sized automobile down a freeway for a couple hundred miles before needing a recharge,” and plenty of reasons to be skeptical. Will EEStor’s technology revolutionize motor transportation? Will it even work? — The Oil Drum

Mazda to Use Toyota’s Hybrid Tech?: Mazda’s Tribute SUV hybrid (available only in California) uses hybrid technology from Ford. But “now that Ford has a much smaller percentage stake in the automaker…the Hiroshima-based automaker is rumored to be looking for potential partners,” and Toyota is at the top of the list. — AutoblogGreen

Rate Protections in the Climate Bill: Two paragraphs tucked into the climate bill just days before it passed the House give large manufacturers what consumer groups see as a safeguard against higher electric bills. Now there’s a fight in the Senate to get the same protection extended to residential customers.Greenwire via NYT

Mercedes Plans for Tesla-esque Sports Car: Daimler AG’s (s DAI) Mercedes-Benz today confirmed plans to create an electric car based on the $250,000 SLS AMG for a 2015 launch. — Worldcarfans via Business Insider’s Green Sheet

Buzz Aldrin on Mars Missions: The second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, wants “human outposts on Mars” to serve as labs for studying climate change. Too bad humans’ role as the “primary cause of recent, rapid terrestrial climate change” takes the meat out of his argument. — Climate Progress