Batteries

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

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 technology would not be ready. Instead, the EMotion will launch with conventional lithium-ion batteries. Fisker announced on... read more

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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


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Nissan has sold electric-car battery unit AESC to Chinese investor GSR (updated)

With the global introduction of the second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car due next week, one open question concerns the source of its battery cells. To date, Automotive... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Better alkaline batteries, made rechargeable, to power electric cars?

Alkaline batteries have been a staple energy source for decades, but their potential has been capped by their chemical properties. Notably, alkaline batteries cannot be... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-car battery progress: incremental improvements, not revolutionary leaps

The report that Toyota is planning an electric car with a solid-state battery for 2022 has led some fans and advocates to suggest huge new leaps in electric cars are... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2022 Toyota electric car to use solid-state batteries: updated report

Toyota has long claimed battery-electric cars are suitable only for limited uses, and promoted hydrogen fuel cells as the best zero-emission vehicle technology. Pushed by... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Fisker EMotion debuting on August 17, 2017

Fisker: about those graphene electric-car batteries? Never mind

Fisker's promise to bring advanced, solid-state graphene cells to the battery pack of its upcoming Emotion electric car is officially dead. Automotive-grade graphene... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

VW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically... read more July 11, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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