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Electric-Car Batteries, Graphite, And Pollution In China

Electric-Car Batteries, Graphite, And Pollution In China

The modern car is just about unrecognizable against its counterpart of a few decades ago. Not in terms of shape or performance, but emissions. The whole industry, pushed hard by legislation, has drastically reduced exhaust pollutants. Hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric cars do their bit to... read more

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station

Three Lithium-Ion Giants Join To Build Better Electric-Car Battery

Three large global companies--Bosch, GS Yuasa, and Mitsubishi--have announced a joint venture to improve development of the next generation of batteries for electric... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
Citroen test car fitted with Phinergy prototype aluminum-air battery

Aluminum-Air Battery Developer Phinergy Partners With Alcoa

Battery developer Phinergy is moving toward its goal of marketing an aluminum-air battery that could offer electric-car drivers 1,000 miles of range. Green Car Congress... read more February 9, 2014 by 


 
Brazilian sugarcane

Glucose-Based Battery Has 10 Times Energy Of Lithium: Researchers

Humans and batteries--and indeed most other things in the natural world, operate on largely similar principals. Energy is generated somehow, stored, and expended for work... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
Envia Battery Technology

Collapse of Battery Startup Envia: What Really Happened

The race to find battery technologies of the future is not one without casualties. The trail left behind Envia, one of the most promising battery startups in recent years... read more December 20, 2013 by 


 
Envia Battery Technology

Envia's High-Energy Battery Cell Mired In Dispute, GM Cancels Deal

Researchers and development firms regularly reveal battery-technology breakthroughs. Now, Envia Systems--one company that gained much public attention by promising such a... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault: 250 Miles For Subcompact Electric Cars By 2020

Save for a few electric vehicles on the fringes of the market--the Tesla Model S, for example, or the tiny Smart Electric Drive--most subcompact and compact electric cars... read more December 4, 2013 by 


 
The Graphene Carbon Lattice

Lithium-Sulfur Battery Lab Tests Show High Energy Density

The month wouldn't be complete without another battery technology breakthrough, and this time it's the turn of lithium-sulfur technology. Researchers at the US Department of... read more November 29, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Likely To Get 'Hot Weather' Battery In Next Year

Nissan is readying a new lithium-ion chemistry for its Leaf electric car, aimed at better range performance in hot-weather climates. And it's likely bound for all Leaf models... read more November 26, 2013 by 


 
Virus-grown manganese oxide nanowires for lithium-air batteries (MIT)

Bio Batteries: Researchers Use Viruses To Improve Electric-Car Energy Storage (Video)

Researchers at MIT say that a benign virus could be the next step in improving lithium-air battery technology. Viruses typically have negative connotations--think seasonal... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

What's Next For Chinese-Owned Battery Maker A123?

When battery maker A123 Systems went bankrupt, it seemed to be just one in a long line of failed energy startups--albeit one with some high-profile customers. Stalled battery... read more November 12, 2013 by 


 
Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

Will Small 48-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Boost Start-Stop In U.S. Cars?

Better batteries help make cars greener--and not all of them are large lithium-ion packs for plug-in vehicles. Johnson Controls, the world's largest maker of lead-acid... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Panasonic Will Expand Battery Cell Supply For Tesla's Rising Production

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and technology company Panasonic have been working together for several years now, and that relationship is set to expand as Tesla seeks to meet its... read more October 30, 2013 by 


 
Nano structured batteries and super capacitors integrated into carbon fiber panel

Volvo Develops Structural, Supercapacitor Nanobatteries For Future Electric Cars

Batteries in electric and hybrid cars--and this may not come as much of a surprise--are large, and they're heavy. Reducing the size and weight of these vital components is... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

Tesla's Talks With Samsung For Electric-Car Batteries Get More Serious

Tesla is looking for a new partner to produce electric-car batteries in addition to its current maker, Panasonic, and it may have found one. Or not. Reuters reports that... read more October 6, 2013 by 


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car

Are Smaller, Better Sensors The Key To Cutting Electric-Car Battery Cost?

Electronic sensors don't occupy a huge amount of space in electric car battery packs, but conversely, making sensors smaller could make the packs themselves much more... read more August 30, 2013 by 


 
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