Scarcity of elements in products like smartphones needs addressing, say scientists
Many of today's technological innovations from the iPhone to electric motors for hybrid cars require the use of materials—elements—that are scarce or difficult to obtain. As demand for these devices grows, the problem ...
Phone and car batteries could use silicon made from rice
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, ...
WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China (Update)
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars and other high-tech products.
Honda will recycle rare-earth metals from batteries
Society of Automotive Engineers adopts J1772 combo plug as standard for electric vehicles
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.
Volkswagen's XL1 said to be world's most economical car
Tesla patent describes hybrid battery pack system for EVs
GreenDataNet looking to use retired car batteries to power data centers
Researchers developed cheap, strong lithium-ion battery
Researchers at USC have developed a new lithium-ion battery design that uses porous silicon nanoparticles in place of the traditional graphite anodes to provide superior performance.
Increasing Electric Car Battery Performance
Logged driving route can reduce energy consumption by 10 percent
(Phys.org) —For long distance driving, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use the internal combustion engine more than necessary. At Chalmers University of Technology, a method has been developed to make ...
Japanese car makers out to electrify Tokyo show
Move over hybrids -- the biggest buzz at this year's Tokyo Motor Show looks set to come from electric cars as the dream of affordable zero-emission vehicles moves closer to reality.