Alcoa and Phinergy show electric car with aluminum-air battery
Cleaner than electric? Mazda talks up gasoline engine fuel economy ambitions for SkyActiv 2
Eavesdropping on lithium ions
(Phys.org) —Lithium ion batteries are at the energetic heart of almost all things tech, from cell phones to tablets to electric vehicles. That's because they are a proven technology, light, long-lasting ...
Unzipped nanotubes unlock potential for batteries
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion (LI) battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes.
Graphene-boron mix shows promise for lithium-ion batteries
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.
Better batteries from waste sulfur
A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, ...
Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries: Vanadium oxide - graphene material works well for lithium-ion storage
Hybrid ribbons of vanadium oxide (VO2) and graphene may accelerate the development of high-power lithium-ion batteries suitable for electric cars and other demanding applications.
UK's RobotCar demonstrated (w/ Video)
Study reveals new factor that could limit the life of hybrid and electric car batteries
(Phys.org)—A new study of the batteries commonly used in hybrid and electric-only cars has revealed an unexpected factor that could limit the performance of batteries currently on the road.
Society of Automotive Engineers adopts J1772 combo plug as standard for electric vehicles
When green turns toxic: Norwegians study Electric Vehicle life cycle
Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars
Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.
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 ...
GM plans affordable 200-mile electric car in 2017
General Motors plans to start selling an affordable electric car in 2017 that will be able to go 200 miles on a single charge.