Electric cars may be seen by some as part of a seemingly unstoppable, powerful technological wave that will disrupt not just the auto industry but most other forms of transportation. Don’t count on Bill Gates as one of those bright-eyed EV cheerleaders; on the other hand, don’t dismiss him as someone who doesn’t want to see transportation remade in a dramatically carbon-reduced form. DON’T MISS: Iron Man 2 reunion: Musk friend Larry Ellison named to Tesla board Gates, who was recently interviewed by tech reviewer Marques Brownlee, takes (as on many things) a pragmatic...
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs Leaf: A first look at the differences
Earlier this week, at an event coordinated with the Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan introduced the Leaf Plus, a new longer-range of Nissan’s compact electric car. The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, which will reach dealerships this spring, finally offers more than the 200 miles that many Americans...Bengt Halvorson
Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion
Researchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety. All battery chemistries come with tradeoffs. The...Eric C. Evarts