Crab Shell Material Used to Boost Lithium Ion Batteries

Scientists from Stanford University developed a nanostructures from crab shells, containing sulfur or silicon, which have the potential to increase energy storage capacity of...
No Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, No Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors Considering its Own Lithium-Ion Battery Plant?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, has bold plans for the electric vehicle, but meeting that plan is probably worthless without an adequate supply...

Powerwall Hits Australian Homes, But Does it Hit the Grid?

Tesla's Powerwall is already rolling out in Australia, but what does that mean for its customers and the national grid? The Powerwall is all over...

Taiwanese Chlorophyll Battery – Works With Any Liquid!

Chungpin Hovering Liao from Graduate School of Electro-Optic and Material Science of National Formosa University in central Taiwan discovered a battery that he claims to be the world's first chlorophyll organic battery. He says his battery can be filled up with almost anything, including water and urine, and it can provide electricity from two to seven days.

Charge Your Electric Car Battery in 5 Minutes

We all like our phone Li-Io batteries as we can charge them over and over again, with little performance loss in time. And the weight is also little. But it takes one hour or more for a phone, and when we use Lithium Ion in car batteries, it takes maybe 9 hours for a full charge.

New Foam Material Could Improve Batteries and Hydrogen Fuel Cells

The latest issue of the journal Angewandte Chemie published a study that reveals a new cheap material that can be used in electrodes of electrochemical...
Alex Tremulis and the Gyro-X

Gyroscope and KERS, 50 Years Old – Alex Tremulis’ GyroX to be Restored

We may marvel at the two-wheel enclosed motorcycle balanced by twin gyroscopes, as well as by a hybrid electric vehicle's regenerative braking system which...

IBM Chooses Lithium Air Batteries for 500 Miles EV Range

IBM, through its "Big Green" - "Battery 500" project, aimed to produce a battery for an electric car that would be able to carry a family-sized sedan up to 500 miles, spotted the lithium-air (STAIR) invention as its goal, and predicted that they could improve the STAIR battery further with the nanoscale semiconductor manufacturing techniques they possess.

Tesla Commits to Build Largest Lithium Ion Battery Ever In Australia

  When Elon Musk takes on a project, he doesn't mess about. World's first 100% electric car brand? Now it's one the worlds largest car companies when...
Chevy Spark's new battery pack to produced in General Motors' Brownstown, Michigan, plant.

General Motors’ New Chevy Spark EV Battery to be Built In-House

The 2014 Chevy Spark EV is powered by a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery, which General Motors has been outsourcing until now. The Chevy Spark EV...