Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

As renewable-energy use becomes more widespread, energy storage could become a major business. Using stationary battery packs to store energy increases the effectiveness of wind and solar. Tesla Motors hopes to exploit this potential market with packs that use the same lithium-ion cells as its... read more

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Cocoa Motors WalkCar

Electric Minimalism: Laptop-Size Electric Skateboard Scoots You Around

Cars aren't the only way to get from place to place, nor are they the only mode of transportation to take advantage of electric power. For shorter journeys where walking may... read more August 16, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Mirai U.S. arrival

Toyota: Negative On Batteries Because It Has More Experience Than Any Other Maker

When it comes to zero-emission vehicles, Toyota has placed its flag firmly on the side of hydrogen fuel cells. The company is now reviewing requests from potential buyers and... read more July 22, 2015 by 

2011 Nissan Leaf SL

Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Lawsuit: Court Approves Settlement

Nissan appears to have reached a final settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries that now goes back almost three years. The... read more July 20, 2015 by 

Nissan lithium-ion cell fabrication & battery pack assembly at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

U.S. Electric-Car Battery Industry Could Grow If Supply Base Matures

Increasing production of electric cars is expected to increase the market for lithium-ion battery cells substantially, but where will the majority of those cells be made?... read more July 6, 2015 by 

BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

Solid-State Batteries Already Powering Electric Cars: BlueCars, In Fact

In the quest for a better battery chemistry that can make electric cars more competitive with internal combustion, solid-state cells have generated quite a bit of buzz. As... read more June 29, 2015 by 

Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla Battery Gigafactory 'Slightly Ahead Of Schedule': State Officials

Tesla is currently juggling several major projects, leading to speculation about when each will be completed. It plans to launch its much-delayed Model X electric SUV later... read more June 29, 2015 by 

Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Is Next Battery Advance Not In Chemistry But Fabrication?

Electric cars today are hampered by relatively short ranges, long charging times, and higher costs than comparable internal-combustion models--all problems that stem from... read more June 26, 2015 by 

Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory To Host 'Hundreds' Of Panasonic Workers Starting This Fall

Tesla Motors has said that its Nevada lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory" will be the largest of its kind in the world. And a massive factory requires a massive number of workers... read more June 9, 2015 by 

Tesla gigafactory as photographed by drone, May 17, 2015 [screen capture from YouTube video]

Tesla Gigafactory Spurs Lithium Producers To Boost Output For Batteries

The Tesla Motors "Gigafactory" currently under construction outside Reno, Nevada, is billed as the largest lithium-ion cell and battery production factory plant in the world... read more June 8, 2015 by 

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes Follows Tesla, Will Offer Home Energy Storage Batteries Too

As the newest carmaker on the block, it's perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently. That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with... read more June 2, 2015 by 

Mazda i-ELOOP regenerative braking system with capacitor storage

Ultracapacitor Resistance Breaking Down Among Automakers?

Ultracapacitors have been the next big thing in energy storage for well over a decade. And while automakers have been hung up on their far greater price (per energy stored)... read more June 2, 2015 by 

Hover H7 by Great Wall

LG Chem Adds Chinese Great Wall Motors Plug-In Hybrids To Its Battery Clients

South Korean battery maker LG Chem continues to be on a roll, signing up automakers left and right that plan to use its lithium-ion cells in new electric cars. The latest to... read more May 26, 2015 by 

Faradion prototype electric bicycle powered by sodium-ion battery pack

Faradion Electric Bike: Prototype Powered By Sodium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion battery cells are currently dominant in electric cars and energy storage, but researchers are constantly looking to improve on them. The need to increase the... read more May 24, 2015 by 

2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both, But sometimes, rather than stealing... read more May 20, 2015 by 

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Will Tesla Powerwall Home Battery Save Money? Cost Calculator Helps You Decide

Tesla's Powerwall home batteries comprise a high-profile entry by the electric-car maker into a new segment of the energy industry that's expected to grow rapidly. Energy... read more May 19, 2015 by 


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