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GM’s New Battery Could Extend EV Driving Range To 200 Miles

GM’s New Battery Could Extend EV Driving Range To 200 Miles

With a total driving range of less than 100 miles, today's electric cars do not represent a complete alternative to a traditional gas or diesel-powered car. General Motors is reportedly developing new

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Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface

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Genius Unveils World’s First Battery-Free Wireless Mouse

Genius Unveils World’s First Battery-Free Wireless Mouse

Genius just took a big step forward for computer peripherals by launching the world's first wireless battery-free mouse. The mighty mouse eschews wasteful AAAs and heavier lithium-ion batteries in favor

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China and Russia Team Up to Launch the World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Plant

China and Russia Team Up to Launch the World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery Plant

Lithium ion batteries currently power everything from laptops to electric cars, and Russia and China are gearing up to dominate the industry by launching the world's largest Li-ion battery plant. Planned

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BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The rumor mill is hot this week with news that BMW and Toyota are about to announce a partnership to research the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. If this partnership comes to

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University of California Riverside Gets an Olympic Pool-Sized Battery to Power Its Engineering Building

University of California Riverside Gets an Olympic Pool-Sized Battery to Power Its Engineering Building

The University of California Riverside has one very dedicated alum who puts our measly $50 annual donations to our alma maters to shame. Winston Chung, founder and CEO of Chinese energy heavyweight

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New Axeon Battery Could Extend Electric Car Range by 35%

New Axeon Battery Could Extend Electric Car Range by 35%

UK manufacturer Axeon has successfully led a consortium to develop a new battery pack that could extend the range of electric vehicles by 35 percent. That would be enough to make your Chevy Volt go 50

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MIT Using Carbon Nanotubes to Create a Constant Charging Solar ‘Sponge’ Battery

MIT Using Carbon Nanotubes to Create a Constant Charging Solar ‘Sponge’ Battery

Devices and systems for storing solar energy are thankfully becoming more and more common, but a team from MIT may be on the cusp of creating a solar battery made from carbon nanotubes that can be

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Supersonic: Removable Battery-Powered EV Concept Car Honored in Michelin Challenge

Supersonic: Removable Battery-Powered EV Concept Car Honored in Michelin Challenge

This three-wheeled beauty is the brainchild of Serbian industrial designer and professor Marko Lukovic, who was honored for his “Supersonic” concept car in the Michelin Challenge Design

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Honda Civic Hybrid Battery ‘Fix’ May be Making Things Worse

Honda Civic Hybrid Battery ‘Fix’ May be Making Things Worse

For the past few years Honda have been besieged by complaints that the batteries in the Civic Hybrid die prematurely. Traditionally battery packs are meant to last for over 100,000 miles, with some even

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New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.

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New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

Since its release last December the Chevy Volt has proven to be extremely popular -- it's been crowned the 2011 Green Car of the Year, the North American Car of the Year and its sales eclipsed those of

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Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Toyota Developing Magnesium Battery that Could Reduce Range Anxiety

Range anxiety could be a problem of the past thanks to a new battery currently in development by Toyota. The magnesium-sulfur battery holds twice as much energy as lithium-ion cells, meaning that electric

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New Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitor Can Charge Tools In Under 60 Seconds

New Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitor Can Charge Tools In Under 60 Seconds

New York based Ioxus have developed a lithium ion ultracapacitor that could charge items in mere seconds.

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Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery

Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery

A team led by Sandia National Laboratories' researcher Jianyu Huang has succeeded in creating the world's smallest battery at a research facility belonging to the Department of Energy. The battery is in

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Tobacco Virus Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity

Tobacco Virus Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity

A team of scientists at the University of Maryland recently announced that a virulent disease that destroys tobacco could enhance the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries by ten times. The virus,

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Silicon Nanopores Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity By 10x

Silicon Nanopores Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity By 10x

A team of researchers from Rice University and Lockheed Martin have found that silicon nanopores (micron-sized pores on top of silicon wafers) can increase lithium-ion battery capacity by 10 times. Since

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MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

An intrepid team of researchers at MIT have made a remarkable find in lithium battery technology - by using carbon nanotubes as one of a battery’s electrodes, they can increase the amount of power it

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Hitachi Says it Can Double the Lifespan of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Hitachi Says it Can Double the Lifespan of Lithium-Ion Batteries

In news that could affect everyone from laptop users to electric car drivers, Hitachi announced this week that it has figured out a way to double the lifespan of lithium-ion batteries -- the batteries

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MIT Develops Virus-Powered Car Battery

MIT Develops Virus-Powered Car Battery

Battery technology is looking brighter (and more futuristic) than ever as researchers at MIT recently announced they have successfully engineered viruses to build both the positively and negatively

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Tesla Announces Plans to Deliver 100,000 Electric Cars in 2015

Tesla Announces Plans to Deliver 100,000 Electric Cars in 2015

Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will deliver 100,000 electric vehicles in 2015. The news sent Tesla's stock up five percent the morning after Musk released the statement.

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Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

It's happening! After much speculation, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have struck a formal agreement over the Japanese company's manufacture and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the electric

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All Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles Are Now Tax-Free in China

All Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles Are Now Tax-Free in China

In an effort to foster the adoption of more electric vehicles, China has announced that all electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles will be exempt from the purchase tax until 2017. Currently China's car

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Lumio Folding Book Lamp Creator Max Gunawan

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Lumio Folding Book Lamp Creator Max Gunawan

We met up with Max at the Techshop in San Francisco, CA to see the Lumio first hand. At first glance the lamp looks like a simple hard-bound book or journal, but once you open it, the book unfolds several

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Germany Smashes Three Solar Energy Records in Just Two Weeks!

Germany Smashes Three Solar Energy Records in Just Two Weeks!

In just two weeks Germany has managed to break three solar energy records! First the Fraunhofer ISE solar energy research institute that monitors solar output in the country noticed a rise to a record

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Futuristic Nimbus E-Car is a Cute Hybrid Microbus Perfect for the Eco-Conscious Road Warrior

Futuristic Nimbus E-Car is a Cute Hybrid Microbus Perfect for the Eco-Conscious Road Warrior

Once seen as a passing fad for those that could afford them, hybrid vehicles have come very far in terms of energy efficiency and design over the last decade. The inspirational Nimbus e-Car, however,

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Harley-Davidson Unveils Its Very First Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Unveils Its Very First Electric Motorcycle

Electric vehicles are known for being whisper quiet, but that wouldn't be right with a Harley-Davidson chopper. In place of gas explosions making a racket, the LiveWire produces a high-pitched whir with

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BMW Delivers the First i3 Electric Car in the U.S., Pricing Starts at $41,350

BMW Delivers the First i3 Electric Car in the U.S., Pricing Starts at $41,350

After years of development BMW recently announced the delivery of the very first i3 electric car in the U.S. The 2014 i3 has been on sale in Europe since late last year, but the first buyer, Charles Rabie

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Ikea Announces Plans to Launch an Electric Bicycle!

Ikea Announces Plans to Launch an Electric Bicycle!

Ikea has tried to change the way you eat, the way you shop and the way you light your home, and now the Swedish retailer is trying to change the way you travel. Ikea is launching an electric bike, dubbed

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Wicked Laser’s Flashtorch Packs Enough Power to Cook an Egg

Wicked Laser’s Flashtorch Packs Enough Power to Cook an Egg

Wicked Laser's handheld laser products are beloved by Star Wars fans everywhere. But they also make a high-end flashlight. The latest tweak to their Flashtorch design packs up to 4,100 lumens of light,

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