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Samsung SDI’s New E-Bike Battery Offers 100km Range on One Charge
Samsung SDI’s New E-Bike Battery Offers 100km Range on One Charge

28 Aug 2015, 13:06 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / The EV industry may still be quite small, but it appears that the automotive world has forgotten about e-bikes. They are growing quite fast

 
Toyota Wants All Hybrid Car Batteries Recollected
Toyota Wants All Hybrid Car Batteries Recollected

6 Feb 2015, 12:58 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Current hybrid vehicle batteries are quite expensive and Toyota Motor Europe aims to collect all of them for recycling purposes

 
Lead-Acid Ignition Batteries Will Stick Around for Another Decade or More
Lead-Acid Ignition Batteries Will Stick Around for Another Decade or More

30 Dec 2014, 10:58 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Lead is poisonous if animals and humans ingest it, damaging the nervous system and causing brain disorders. Lead poisoning has been documented from ancient Rome, ancient Greece and ancient China, re...

 
Toyota to Offer High Performance Solid-State Batteries in 2020
Toyota to Offer High Performance Solid-State Batteries in 2020

29 Dec 2014, 10:56 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / It looks like Toyota isn’t actually giving up on full electric vehicles. Despite the fact it sees fuel cell cars as the future of transportation along with hybrid vehicles, the Japanese automa...

 
Renault ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. Now Coming with Buyable Battery
Renault ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. Now Coming with Buyable Battery

28 Nov 2014, 10:14 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Up until now, Renault was offering its ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. electric vehicles without the option to buy the battery in order to cut down the purchasing costs and thus make the EV more accessible to a...

 
Battery that Charges in Two Minutes Set to Revolutionize Electric Vehicles
Battery that Charges in Two Minutes Set to Revolutionize Electric Vehicles

15 Oct 2014, 09:57 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Yeah, electric vehicles would have been a lot more common now if it wasn’t for the limitations current lithium-ion batteries come with. Pretty expensive and rather inefficient by comparing the...

 
The Alternative to EV Wireless Charging - PowerHydrant
The Alternative to EV Wireless Charging - PowerHydrant

29 Sep 2014, 08:18 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / As electric vehicles start to gain more market share, different companies are trying to find ways to improve EV owners experience. Many are investing in wireless charging, but that comes with a slig...

 
Nissan Could Pull Plug on In-House EV Battery Production
Nissan Could Pull Plug on In-House EV Battery Production

15 Sep 2014, 19:19 UTC · By: Jeffrey Ross / Since the introduction of the Nissan Leaf, Nissan has been a leader in the development of electric vehicles, but it sounds like the Japanese automaker is on the verge of conceding battery developmen...

 
Sugar Batteries Are 15 Times Better than Current Lithium-ion Technology
Sugar Batteries Are 15 Times Better than Current Lithium-ion Technology

1 Sep 2014, 10:16 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / If sugar gives you energy for sustained activities, why couldn’t the same substance power your car, for example? Well, it can, based on this new study saying that sugar batteries might be exac...

 
Used Tires Used for Better Car Batteries
Used Tires Used for Better Car Batteries

29 Aug 2014, 11:18 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Normally, you buy new tires, shave the tread off them through the friction with the asphalt and then discard the rest. That rest is usually recycled, by either cutting the whole tire into small piec...

 
Supercapacitors Made out of Cannabis Might Power EVs and Hybrids
Supercapacitors Made out of Cannabis Might Power EVs and Hybrids

26 Aug 2014, 12:29 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Here’s another interesting fact about the plant most of the planet is against because it makes you feel relaxed and damages your mind a bit when abused of. Apart from being recognized as a tre...

 
Lithium-ion Batteries Using Peroxide Are 7 Times More Energy Dense
Lithium-ion Batteries Using Peroxide Are 7 Times More Energy Dense

28 Jul 2014, 08:37 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / As the humanity is trying get oil independent, more and more studies are made on alternative energy sources. And since electricity is the best candidate to power everything, including our cars, bett...

 
Sand-Based Batteries to Improve Lithium Ion Batteries By 3 Times
Sand-Based Batteries to Improve Lithium Ion Batteries By 3 Times

9 Jul 2014, 10:00 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Another day, another experiment showing alternative ways to create better electric batteries. After seeing molten air and carbon based batteries earlier, today we’ll have a look at a new type ...

 
Molten-Air Batteries Might Give EVs 7,000 Miles Range
Molten-Air Batteries Might Give EVs 7,000 Miles Range

3 Jul 2014, 12:31 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Some automakers are investing a lot into creating fuel cell vehicles, but unless they don’t come up with a very cheap way to get hydrogen, standard electric vehicles seem a better alternative ...

 
Could These Algae Batteries Save Electric Vehicles?
Could These Algae Batteries Save Electric Vehicles?

4 Jun 2014, 16:16 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Scientists are currently working on all sort of technologies to create electricity more efficiently and more portably if possible. So far we have fuel cells, solar cell roads, carbon-carbon batterie...

 
This EV Can Go 1,000 Miles on New Aluminum-Air Batteries
This EV Can Go 1,000 Miles on New Aluminum-Air Batteries

4 Jun 2014, 15:36 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Petrol goes down, taxes and regulations go up, but this gives birth to a lot of new alternative ways of powering our cars. If those incredible carbon-carbon batteries didn’t mess up your brain...

 
This Tiny Battery Will Charge Your Phone and Jumpstart a Car
This Tiny Battery Will Charge Your Phone and Jumpstart a Car

28 Apr 2014, 15:39 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Electric batteries are in a continuous development, with humanity’s need of having electricity on the go to power its portable technology. Their potential and interest started to increase alon...

 
Price of Lithium-Ion Batteries Set to Drop by 2015
Price of Lithium-Ion Batteries Set to Drop by 2015

8 May 2012, 11:18 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / The Ronald Berger Strategy Consultants (RBSC) - as their name suggests, a consultancy firm - have released their updated study on the lithium-ion battery industry for the automotive world. The segme...

 
Hydrogen Fuel Cells Might Have a Chance After All
Hydrogen Fuel Cells Might Have a Chance After All

19 Jul 2011, 15:28 UTC · By: Dragos Serban / Hydrogen fuel might have a chance in becoming the energy source of our vehicles in the future after all. A decade ago, hydrogen fuel cells were being considered as the green power source of choice. ...

 
GM Wants Post Vehicle App for Volt Batteries
GM Wants Post Vehicle App for Volt Batteries

21 Sep 2010, 14:21 UTC · By: Alina Dumitrache / General Motors announced today it has signed a partnership with ABB Group to develop pilot projects for re-using the batteries from the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. The automaker believes the ba...