The success of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), the battery-assisted speed booster introduced to Formula One cars this season, has motorsport executives believing that an all-electric version of the F1 competition could spur development of longer range electric road cars.
Sumitomo Electric has developed a porous aluminum alloy called Aluminum-Celmet, which has the potential for increasing the capacity of lithium-ion batteries as much as three fold.
While LMBC will focus liquid battery technology toward management of renewable sources like wind turbines and solar cells, the potential for transportation is unmistakable.
Scientists and engineers have proven that enough power can be transferred over large distances to safely and efficiently charge electric car batteries from a pad under the ground to a receiver attached to the undercarriage of a vehicle.
California startup Better Place today unveiled the company’s first Battery Switch station in Europe at an event in Gladsaxe, just outside Copenhagen.
Renault and Better Place Partner in Australia to Launch First ‘Unlimited Range’ EV, the Fluence Z.E. in 2012.
A radically new approach to the design of batteries, developed by researchers at MIT, could provide a lightweight and inexpensive alternative to existing batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid. The technology could even make “refueling” such batteries as quick and easy as pumping gas into a conventional car.
One of the main drawbacks in selling the idea of an electric vehicle to the buying public is the time it takes to recharge the batteries. Of course, if you are just using the car for commuting every day, then you can get away with recharging on cheaper, off-peak power…