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.
Ads in free mobile apps have hidden costs for both users and developers, study finds
There's no such thing as free - especially with smartphone apps, according to a new study.
Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show
(AP)—Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things this year at the Geneva International Motor Show this year. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much—thanks ...
Smart battery for smoke alarms takes retrofit approach
Graphene to make large scale electricity storage a reality
(Phys.org) —Graphene – the world's thinnest material isolated at The University of Manchester – could make batteries light, durable and suitable for high capacity energy storage from renewable generation.
A novel liquid metal battery for grid-level storage
The challenge of selling any new idea is that it has to compete with every other new idea. The process is more difficult when the idea's technology hasn't existed and addresses an issue that some industries ...
Dendrite eraser: New electrolyte rids batteries of short-circuiting fibers
Dendrites - the microscopic, pin-like fibers that cause rechargeable batteries to short circuit - create fire hazards and can limit the ability of batteries to power our smart phones and store renewable energy ...
Halifax testing ECG wearable for identity authentication
Glass for battery electrodes
Today's lithium-ion batteries are good, but not good enough if our future energy system is to rely on electrical power. Chemists and materials scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a type of glass that ...
Blue Freedom uses power of flowing water to charge
Super stable garnet ceramics may be ideal for high-energy lithium batteries
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs.
Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. Now ...
Glass coating improves battery performance
Lithium-sulfur batteries have been a hot topic in battery research because of their ability to produce up to 10 times more energy than conventional batteries, which means they hold great promise for applications ...
Dispelling a misconception about Mg-ion batteries
Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries ...