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Lead Batteries Likely To Be With Us A Long, Long Time: European Study

Lead Batteries Likely To Be With Us A Long, Long Time: European Study

Lead is terrible stuff: damaging to humans in even small quantities, and persistent if it's improperly disposed of. Nonetheless, it's a central element of technology that has enabled a century of automobiles to be started via ignition keys rather than hand cranks--which occasionally broke the arms... read more

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Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

What's Best For Old Electric-Car Batteries: Reuse Or Recycling?

A common misconception of electric cars and hybrid vehicles is that at the end of a short battery life, the remainder is dumped in landfill and contributes ever more... read more September 9, 2011 by  4


 
1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

1914 Detroit Electric: Pretty Spry For A Century Old (Video)

For decades, old electric cars--those built from the 1890s to 1930 or so, when the last remnants of the industry died out--were nothing more than oddities. Tall, imposing... read more June 20, 2011 by  2


 
A sample of Cambridge crude liquid battery material

'Flow Cells' May Let Electric Cars Recharge With Liquid Refills

Just two months ago, we published an April Fool's piece about a fictional new BP cell research project that would allow battery packs to be refilled at fuel station pumps... read more June 7, 2011 by  6


 
Experimental Lucas hybrid-electric car, developed in the 1980s

eBay Find: 1982 Lucas-Reliant Hybrid British Concept Car

The history of the auto industry is littered with the carcasses of the cars and companies that didn't make it. Modern hybrid-electric vehicles were first commercialized by... read more April 27, 2011 by  2


 
1900 Porsche Semper Vivus full hybrid recreated

Porsche Recreates The Original Hybrid Car, 111 Years Later

The name Porsche has traditionally been associated with fast, rear-engine sports cars, and more recently with fast heavy SUVs and fast heavy four-door luxury sedans. But it... read more February 24, 2011 by  2


 

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