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  • Lithium-air batteries: Mystery about proposed battery material clarified

    Lithium-air batteries: Mystery about proposed battery material clarified

    A compound called lithium iodide (LiI) has been considered a leading material for lithium-air batteries, which could deliver more energy per pound compared to today's leading batteries. A new study helps explain previous, conflicting findings about t…
    - 6 days ago 16 Aug 17, 11:18am -
  • Supervolcanoes: A key to America's electric future?
    Researchers show that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoes can host large lithium-rich clay deposits. A domestic source of lithium would help meet the rising demand for this valuable metal, which is critical for modern technology.
    - 7 days ago 16 Aug 17, 5:49am -
  • Engineers charge ahead on zinc-air batteries

    Engineers charge ahead on zinc-air batteries

    Researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices.
    - 8 days ago 15 Aug 17, 6:51am -
  • New battery material goes with the flow

    New battery material goes with the flow

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have engineered a new material to be used in redox flow batteries, which are particularly useful for storing electricity for the grid. The material consists of carefull…
    - 10 days ago 12 Aug 17, 1:02pm -
  • IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

    IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

    Researchers have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium. The authors designed alternatives to lithium-ion batteries by focusing on the mechanical-stress demands of…
    - 12 days ago 10 Aug 17, 9:04am -
  • A battery-inspired strategy for carbon fixation

    A battery-inspired strategy for carbon fixation

    Scientists working toward the elusive lithium-air battery discovered an unexpected approach to capturing and storing carbon dioxide away from the atmosphere. Using a design intended for a lithium-CO2 battery, researchers have developed a way to isola…
    - 13 days ago 9 Aug 17, 11:03am -
  • New battery is activated by your spit

    New battery is activated by your spit

    Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.
    - 14 days ago 8 Aug 17, 11:59am -
  • Engineers produce long lasting, energy density battery
    A new generation of manganese dioxide-zinc batteries with unprecedented cycle life and energy density has now been revealed by scientists. The discovery has made the common household battery suitable for large grid storage applications.
    - 21 days ago 1 Aug 17, 7:38am -

Energy Technology

  • newSelf-powered paper-based 'SPEDs' may lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

    Self-powered paper-based 'SPEDs' may lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

    A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses -- powered only by the user's touch -- and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to u…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 12:36pm -
  • newStretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices

    Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices

    A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wear…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 6:22am -
  • aCar -- the electric 'all-rounder'

    aCar -- the electric 'all-rounder'

    An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: scientists have been working intensively towards this goal for four years. The new prototype, the aCar,…
    - 1 day ago 21 Aug 17, 8:15am -
  • Smart electrical grids more vulnerable to cyber attacks
    Electricity distribution systems in the USA are gradually being modernized and transposed to smart grids, which make use of two-way communication and computer processing. This is making them increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks.
    - 7 days ago 16 Aug 17, 7:02am -
  • Engineers charge ahead on zinc-air batteries

    Engineers charge ahead on zinc-air batteries

    Researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices.
    - 8 days ago 15 Aug 17, 6:51am -
  • Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors -- at room temperature

    Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors -- at room temperature

    Researchers have now reproducibly demonstrated current blockade -- the ability to switch a device from the insulating to the conducting state where charge is added and removed one electron at a time -- using atomically precise molecular clusters at r…
    - 8 days ago 14 Aug 17, 9:09am -
  • New battery material goes with the flow

    New battery material goes with the flow

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have engineered a new material to be used in redox flow batteries, which are particularly useful for storing electricity for the grid. The material consists of carefull…
    - 10 days ago 12 Aug 17, 1:02pm -
  • New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powers

    New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powers

    Chip makers appreciate what most consumers never knew: silicon's virtues include the fact that it 'rusts' in a way that insulates its tiny circuitry. Two new ultrathin materials share that trait and outdo silicon in other ways that make them promisin…
    - 11 days ago 11 Aug 17, 11:11am -

Green Auto

  • new0-100 mph in what? Ariel P40 will be an 1,180-hp electric hypercar

    0-100 mph in what? Ariel P40 will be an 1,180-hp electric hypercar

    Filed under:Green,Rumormill,Misc. Automakers,Electric,Future,Lightweight,PerformanceThe project is backed by the U.K. government.Continue reading 0-100 mph in what? Ariel P40 will be an 1,180-hp electric hypercar…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 12:45pm -
  • newNissan Leaf promises to 'excite your senses' in new teaser

    Nissan Leaf promises to 'excite your senses' in new teaser

    Filed under:Green,Videos,Nissan,Green Automakers,Technology,Hatchback,ElectricThe Leaf arrives on September 5.Continue reading Nissan Leaf promises to 'excite your senses' in new teaserNissan Leaf promises…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 10:15am -
  • newWatch Tesla Model X P100D drag race Lamborghini Aventador SV

    Watch Tesla Model X P100D drag race Lamborghini Aventador SV

    Filed under:Green,Motorsports,Videos,Lamborghini,Tesla,Green Automakers,SUV,Electric,SupercarsThe Lambo takes on a Model S, too.Continue reading Watch Tesla Model X P100D drag race Lamborghini Aventador SV…
    - 10 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • newFisker to unveil its all-electric EMotion at CES in January

    Fisker to unveil its all-electric EMotion at CES in January

    Filed under:Celebrities,Green,Plants/Manufacturing,CES,Fisker,Green Automakers,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Sedan,Autonomous,ElectricFisker is also planning a more affordable EV for 2020.Continue reading Fisker to unvei…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 7:24am -
  • newFord, China's Zotye Auto plan joint venture to build EVs

    Ford, China's Zotye Auto plan joint venture to build EVs

    Filed under:Green,Plants/Manufacturing,Ford,Emissions,Green Automakers,China,ElectricSHANGHAI — Ford has plans for a joint venture with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile to build electric vehicles in China under a new b…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 5:35am -
  • New Tesla features make car sharing easier

    New Tesla features make car sharing easier

    Filed under:Green,Tesla,Green Automakers,Transportation Alternatives,Smartphone,Technology,Sedan,Autonomous,ElectricSaving profiles in the cloud is convenient if a car has multiple drivers.Continue reading New Tesla feature…
    - 1 day ago 21 Aug 17, 2:15pm -
  • VW's focus on EVs, not selling Ducati, though dieselgate costs could be $25B

    VW's focus on EVs, not selling Ducati, though dieselgate costs could be $25B

    Filed under:Earnings/Financials,Green,Plants/Manufacturing,Volkswagen,Emissions,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Diesel,ElectricDucati and Renk are in play, but VW's head of strategy says investment in EVs is the main focus…
    - 2 days ago 21 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Uber favors former GE leader as its next CEO

    Uber favors former GE leader as its next CEO

    Filed under:Green,Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Transportation AlternativesUber's board is expected to vote on a new CEO within two weeks.Continue reading Uber favors former GE leader as its next CEOUber favors…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 11:20am -

Inside EV

  • newMercedes-Maybach, VW, Rimac: 2017 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance Extensive Galleries
    The Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, just like CES in Las Vegas in January, attracts more and more electric cars, as EVs combine well with technology and classic style. Here we have three special cars – the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet,…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • newHonda To Sell Electric Scooter In 2018
    Honda Announces a New Electric Scooter for 2018 The production version of the Honda EV-Cub electric scooter, shown as a concept two years ago, is slated for production next year. The announcement came from President and CEO Takahira Hachigo, reconfir…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 12:01pm -
  • newNissan Leaf Taillight Is Latest Aspect To Get Teaser Treatment
    Headlights, tech updates, chrome bits. Sooner or later, all of the good things – and even the mediocre things – have been teased. But, the reveal of the new Nissan Leaf isn’t for another few weeks (it happens September 5th in the U.S., concurre…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 11:07am -
  • newTesla On Pace To Triple Used Car Sales
    Traditional automakers fare well in the used car market and Tesla is starting to gain significant ground. As we previously reported, not long before the Model 3 entered initial production, the discount pricing on used Model S’ sedans was shocking.…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • newFisker eMotion To Debut At CES In January
    Future Fisker might cost $34,000 Fans of the Fisker EMotion will want to circle January 9, 2018 on their calendars. This is when the next edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off in Las Vegas, where the all-electric sedan will make…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • newKarma Shoots ‘Magical, Rare, Sublime’ Eclipse Video
    The story behind the original Fisker Automotive logo was that it showed co-founders Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler standing on the shore of the Pacific Ocean looking at the sunset. Well, when Fisker went bankrupt and the company was turned into K…
    - 10 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 9:29am -
  • newTo Date, ~2,000 FCEVs On Roads California, Just 30 Fueling Stations
    California has survived long enough to see the milestone of having its 30th retail hydrogen fuel station for FCVs completed.  #30 was installed at the Shell station in Torrance, California and is available 24/7. It’s also the only hydrogen statio…
    - 10 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • newMazda Exec Says EVs Aren’t The Only Answer
    Robert Davis – senior vice president special assignments for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has simple answer to EVs: “He isn’t buying them”. Well, we already knew that Mazda isn’t much interested in the electrification…considerin…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 8:00am -

Battery Power Online

  • Ultra-Fast Charging: Respecting the Limits of a Battery when Feeding
    Content Contributed by Isidor Buchmann, CEO & Founder, Cadex Electronics, Inc. Consumers demand faster charging times. Leading in this movement is the electric vehicle (EV) industry that strives for charge times similar to filling up a vehicle at a g…
    - 5 days ago 18 Aug 17, 5:46am -
  • A Simplified Battery Backup Solution
    Phoenix Contact now offers a UL Listed AC-UPS battery backup solution well suited for applications that need to minimize cabinet space. The TRIO 750 VA-AC UPS is an off-line UPS that provides 600 W of power from the integrated 3.4 … Continue readin…
    - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 1:26pm -
  • Eaton Extends 93PM UPS Family with 208/220V Model
    Power management company Eaton has expanded its 93PM uninterruptible power system (UPS) product line with a new 208/220V model. Designed to deliver efficiency and reliability, the new model features flexible deployment and offers benefits that enhanc…
    - 6 days ago 17 Aug 17, 4:42am -
  • Researchers Clarify Mystery About Proposed Battery Material
    Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three times as much power for a given weight as today’s leading technology, lit…
    - 7 days ago 15 Aug 17, 10:34am -
  • University of Sydney Charges Ahead on Zinc-Air Batteries
    University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices. Zinc-air batteries a…
    - 7 days ago 15 Aug 17, 10:18am -
  • IV and Cellular Fluids Power Flexible Batteries
    Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium. In their work, the authors designed alternatives to lithium-ion batteries by focusing on the mech…
    - 11 days ago 11 Aug 17, 9:07am -
  • Flexible Batteries Power the Future of Wearable Technology
    The rapid development of wearable technology has received another boost from a new development using graphene for printed electronic devices. New research from The University of Manchester has demonstrated flexible battery-like devices printed direct…
    - 11 days ago 11 Aug 17, 8:57am -

Car Envy

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept hints at future sedan and autonomy plans
Filed under:Videos,Detroit Auto Show,Nissan,Sedan,Concept Cars,Beauty RollNissan reveals the Vmotion 2.0 concept at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, showcasing the future of the automaker's sedan design and Intelligent Mobility…
- 9 Jan 17, 8:30am -
Star Wars Stormtrooper Dodge Charger Beauty-Roll
Filed under:Videos,Dodge,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the Star Wars Stormtrooper-themed Dodge Charger. Enjoy.Con…
- 18 Dec 15, 9:56am -
2016 Chevrolet Volt Beauty-Roll
Filed under:Videos,Chevrolet,Hatchback,Electric,Hybrid,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. Enj…
- 12 Nov 15, 2:00pm -
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Beauty-Roll
Filed under:Videos,Chevrolet,Coupe,Performance,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray…
- 9 Nov 15, 4:15pm -
2016 Tesla Model S P90D Beauty-Roll
Filed under:Green,Videos,Tesla,Sedan,Electric,Luxury,Performance,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the 2016 Tesla Mod…
- 6 Nov 15, 12:01pm -
2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T Beauty Roll
Filed under:Videos,Hyundai,Sedan,Beauty RollNo voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T. Enjoy.Continue…
- 3 Nov 15, 8:30am -

Fuel Cell

Power Electronics

Green Tech from Tech Crunch

  • newLG to build U.S.-based factory for EV components in Michigan

    LG to build U.S.-based factory for EV components in Michigan

     LG is building a new factory in Detroit suburb Hazel Park to supply electric vehicle components, the company announced on Tuesday. The facility will be a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, and should result in almost 300 new jobs, LG says, wi…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 10:40am -
  • newThe top 7 startups from Y Combinator S’17 Demo Day 1

    The top 7 startups from Y Combinator S’17 Demo Day 1

     A stem cell cryobank, self-flying personal planes and an augmented reality data platform were amongst the highlights of the Y Combinator Summer 2017 Demo Day part 1. Based on investor buzz and what caught the eye of TechCrunch’s writers, click or…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 8:06am -
  • newFord set to create a new joint venture to produce EVs in China

    Ford set to create a new joint venture to produce EVs in China

     Automaker Ford will team up with local partner Anhui Zotye Automobile to create a new joint venture in China aimed specifically at producing electric cars. The deal will see Ford and its new partner sell the vehicle sunder a local brand, rather th…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 5:43am -
  • Volkswagen’s electric Microbus successor set to go on sale in 2022

    Volkswagen’s electric Microbus successor set to go on sale in 2022

     The VW Microbus is about as iconic as they come in the world of automobiles, and the I.D. Buzz is the electric, modern incarnation of that van Volkswagen introduced as a concept back in January. In June, the automaker surprised many by announcing t…
    - 2 days ago 21 Aug 17, 6:17am -
  • These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

    These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

     If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, an…
    - 4 days ago 18 Aug 17, 6:13pm -
  • Fisker’s EMotion Tesla competitor will make its official debut at CES 2018

    Fisker’s EMotion Tesla competitor will make its official debut at CES 2018

     The first car from Henrik Fisker’s new electric vehicle company, the EMotion luxury sport sedan, will premiere at CES in January 2018. That’s according to Fisker himself, who shared the debut date with TheStreet on Friday. We already know what…
    - 4 days ago 18 Aug 17, 1:32pm -
  • Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots

    Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots

     Days of thunder future past? Infiniti’s newest race car prototype is actually inspired by vintage race vehicles of the 1940s, with a torpedo-style sleek cylindrical body and offset wheels at the end of extended axes. The drivetrain of the so-call…
    - 4 days ago 18 Aug 17, 11:30am -
  • Tesla and GE are installing solar rooftop systems on 50 Home Depots

    Tesla and GE are installing solar rooftop systems on 50 Home Depots

     Tesla’s energy unit is working with GE’s Current to install solar systems on 50 Home Depot locations in the U.S. The installation is part of a plan on Home Depot’s part to move more of its stores to clean power, with a goal of generating 135…
    - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 9:19am -