GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200
General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car.
Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system
Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market.
Image: Solar arrays on the International Space Station
Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA) photographed the giant solar arrays on the International Space Station on Feb. 12, 2015.
Researchers find a way to convert waste heat to electricity at nano-scale
Goodbye, range anxiety? Electric vehicles may be more useful than previously thought
In the first study of its kind, scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) quantitatively show that electric vehicles (EVs) will meet the daily travel needs ...
Blue Freedom uses power of flowing water to charge
Industry's first flexible IoT-supporting beacon that needs no battery replacement
Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a thin, light-weight beacon, weighing 3 grams with a thickness of 2.5 millimeters, that does not require battery replacement or other maintenance and is flexible ...
Review: Helios Smart battery has charging options, including the sun
I love options. Most of us are familiar with external batteries that can be used to charge up a cellphone or tablet when a plug is not handy. I have several, and most of them get their power by plugging into ...
Tesla updating Model S to ease range anxiety, improve safety
Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge—and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.
Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight
A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy.
United Airlines won't accept rechargeable battery shipments
Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops ...
Low-grade waste heat regenerates ammonia battery
An efficient method to harvest low-grade waste heat as electricity may be possible using reversible ammonia batteries, according to Penn State engineers.
How to make mobile batteries last longer by controlling energy flows at nano-level
Electronic devices waste a lot of energy by producing useless heat. This is one of the main reasons our mobiles use up battery power so quickly. Researchers at University of Luxembourg have made a leap forward ...
Beating battery drain: Power-conserving chip may increase smartphone battery life
Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you'll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life ...