Why your laptop battery won't kill you
News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices.
Mitsubishi's iMiev remains cheapest electric
(AP)—Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month.
Engineers develop algorithms that allow you to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars
Imagine being able to switch out the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a photo camera or flashlight. A team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are trying ...
A dead phone may stop you entering the US—here's how to keep it alive on the move
I find international travel tedious. While the destination is always exciting, the journey is simply a chore to be endured. Watching a movie on your laptop or browsing the internet on your phone can make ...
California back in running for Tesla battery plant
California is back in the running for a massive battery plant that electric car maker Tesla Motors plans to start building this year, but CEO Elon Musk said the state remains in the "improbable" category ...
US closes investigation of Tesla battery fires
The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog has closed an investigation into Tesla electric car battery fires after the company said it would install more shields beneath the cars.
South By Southwest: Secrets, spying, chef Watson
FOMO —or the fear of missing out— is a common complaint at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas each year.
NREL model licensed to improve accuracy of battery simulations
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has licensed its Equivalent Circuit Battery Model to software developer ThermoAnalytics for use in its recently updated RadTherm software package.
Tesla station to bring electric cars to Wyoming
In the least populated county in the least populated state, old Ford and Chevy pickup trucks roam—and rule—the roads.
SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries
The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine.
Third fire in Tesla Model S reported
A Tesla Model S electric car caught fire this week after hitting road debris on a Tennessee freeway, the third fire in a Model S in the past five weeks.
Tesla fire shows electrics face safety challenges
When debris on a Seattle-area freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners.
Tesla says car fire began in battery after crash
A fire that destroyed a Tesla electric car near Seattle began in the vehicle's battery pack, officials said, creating challenges for firefighters who tried to put out the flames.