Lithium-Ion Battery Pack in a BMW i3

European SmartBatt Seeks Lighter EV Battery Packs

Electric vehicles are designed to make the most of their limited battery charge. To that end, EV designers focus on weight reduction, aerodynamics,...
Stanford University added pure carbon nanodomes to pure lithium battery technology to improve its lifespan

Nanotechnology Could Make Pure Lithium Battery Possible

Currently, most portable devices use lithium-ion battery technology, in spite of the fact that a pure lithium battery could offer much more capacity. The problem...

Boeing Tests Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Boeing has developed a new type of fuel cell that can store and generate electricity. The invention is now under testing. Earlier this week, Boeing...

Pentadyne Seeks Funding for Using Flywheels in Railway System to Save Power

Pentadyne Power, based in Los Angeles, is seeking $15 million in funding to launch a flywheel energy storage technology in electrified railroads, to save the energy consumed when the train leaves the station.
Chevy Spark EV Charges in 20 Minutes

Chevy Spark EV Charges in 20 Minutes

General Motors' most recent addition to the electric vehicle family is an electric version of the already-popular Chevy Spark subcompact. The Chevy Spark...
Seeo Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery Pack is Safer, but Can It Be Better?

Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery Funded by Samsung

Current lithium-ion battery technology has some limitations, but could solid-state lithium-ion battery technology eliminate these? The key to a renewable energy future, including solar power,...

Mobile Hybrid Power System to Empower Rural Masses

Can you imagine a day without cable TV, or without air-conditioning, or maybe without the convenience of an electrical outlet, or even light on...

Envia Systems’ 400Wh/kg Lithium-Ion Battery – Too Good To Be True?

A quiet little company with big problems, Envia Systems, originally developed a lithium-ion battery with an astounding 400Wh/kg energy density. Garnering millions of dollars in...

New Hydrogen Fuel Cell for Mobile Devices Unveiled by Rohm and Aquafairy

Portable electricity generation has always been the realm of non-rechargeable chemical batteries, and more recently, various formulations of rechargeable batteries, such as Nickel-Cadmium ...

Researchers Believe Zinc Batteries Could Revolutionize Electric Vehicles

According to the researchers, zinc batteries could soon revolutionize electric vehicles. Researcher John Cooper is convinced that the common metal zinc is the future of transportation. "It's a power source for refuel able electrical vehicles you can use 24/7 if you wish," Cooper said.