Batteries

 
New approach to electric-car battery cooling: immerse cells in coolant

New approach to electric-car battery cooling: immerse cells in coolant

Regardless of how your vehicle is powered—whether it be an internal-combustion engine or a battery pack powering an electric motor—most powertrains have a common enemy: heat. For Taipei-based XING Mobility, heat is a major concern for its high-performance Miss R model as its battery... read more

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Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors headquarters

Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors bought Tesla founder's battery-tech firm

Although Elon Musk is the name now associated with Tesla, the current CEO was not a founding figure in the electric-car startup. That honor goes to two men, Martin Eberhard... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla South Australia lithium-ion battery storage

Tesla builds world's largest lithium-ion battery, for utility use, in Australia

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bet that he'd build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in Australia in 100 days. If his company failed, Musk would personally pay for the... read more November 24, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker still aims at solid-state electric-car batteries, as patents attest

At first, Fisker had promised its upcoming EMotion electric sedan would launch with revolutionary solid-state batteries. The company then backtracked in June, saying the... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars

Electric cars provide a zero-emission driving experience, but one of the most important raw materials for their batteries—cobalt—has a supply chain that needs... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
European Union battery alliance announcement

EU announces launch of battery alliance to boost cells for electric cars

As it stands today, Asia dominates the production of electric-car battery cells globally, with Japanese and Korean companies representing the bulk of the industry outside of... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
Hinckley Dasher electric yacht

Even luxury launches can go all-electric; Hinckley shows how

Electrification is starting to surge through the automotive industry as countries implement emission regulations and the cost of batteries and associated technology drops... read more October 22, 2017 by


 
Toshiba SCiB battery cell

Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. Although automakers... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
Bosch 48-volt lithium-ion battery for mild-hybrid systems

Bosch creates off-the-shelf 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid systems

Whether car buyers are ready or not, many future cars will boast some sort of electrification. The numerous announcements from automakers declare their brands will begin... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

World's 3rd largest battery firm may ally with VW for electric cars in China

Many automakers have announced they will electrify entire vehicle portfolios in the years to come. With more electrified cars on the road, battery production will become... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
James Dyson

Dyson electric car for 2020 draws executives from Aston Martin, Tesla

Dyson, the British appliance company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has cleared up speculation that has persisted for nearly 10 years. Founder and chief engineer... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

China to build many gigafactories' worth of electric-car battery plants

While the United States federal government threatens to backslide on renewable energy, California and China continue to move at an aggressive pace to lead the world in... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
Flat lithium-ion battery back for next-generation Mercedes-Benz electric cars

Why better-battery startups fail in the US and how to fix it: report

Over the past decade, advances in battery technology have progressed steadily, but not quite as quickly as impatient electric-car advocates might like. With electric cars and... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S durability: cars with 250K and 300K miles still humming along happily

The latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

Mercedes plant to make batteries, electric motors after 113 years of engines

The first vehicle in history considered to be an automobile was the Benz Motorwagen of 1885. It was also the first vehicle from an automaker that has been around for the... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
Renault Connected Energy charging station powered by second-life batteries

Used Renault electric-car batteries provide DC fast-charging on highway

Renault hasn't tackled the home-energy storage market to the degree its alliance partner Nissan has, but it has found another use for "second-life" batteries. The French... read more August 30, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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