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.
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Rimac Automobili has unveiled the world’s first electric supercar—the Concept_One. With a range of 370 miles and acceleration from zero to 60 in less than 3 seconds, “Super” is almost an understatement.
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.
The producer of BBC’s hugely popular motoring show Top Gear have been accused of deliberately running down the battery on an electronic car–so it would run out of charge during filming for the show.
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.
The expected growth in vehicle electrification poses a challenge: What will happen to the battery systems after they reach the end of their useful life in the vehicle?
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.
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.