More powerful lithium ion batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market.
Stanford researchers have designed a new technology that could lead to wireless charging of electric vehicles while they cruise down the highway.
BEA-Tricks, a German company that sells electric car conversion kits, drove a Citroen Berlingo van, outfitted with 10 lithium-ion battery packs 621 miles on a single charge.
Illinois professor Paul Braun and his group have developed a three-dimensional nanostructure for battery cathodes that allows for dramatically faster charging and discharging without sacrificing energy storage capacity.
A new, experimental electric vehicle called “Schluckspecht” (“heavy drinker” in colloquial German) has broken the record for the longest distance traveled by an electric car on one charge—over 1000 miles.
Solar charging stations can act as infrastructural billboards; market signals to the consumer that public charging is simple and readily available. And we’re going to start seeing lots of them!
Nissan’s Leaf electric car can feed power from its battery back into a family home and run appliances for up to two days under a new project the Japanese car-maker unveiled
Scientists at Rice University have developed nanowire batteries, that can be encased in Plexiglass, and that can contain an entire lithium-ion storage device.
Berkeley Lab researchers assembled alternating layers of graphene and tin to create a nanoscale composite which improves the electrode’s performance and allows the battery to be charged quickly and repeatedly without degrading.
Modified carbon nanotubes can store solar energy indefinitely, then be recharged by exposure to the sun. The potential for replacing chemical batteries as we know them just got possible.