New Crumpled Graphene Electrodes Making Ultracapacitors Compete With Batteries

Crumpled sheets of graphene (one-atom-thick carbon) could one day offer a solution for storing energy in your electric car. A Dayton, Ohio-based company, Nanotek Instruments, has recently revealed their vision about making ultracapacitors, for the moment only used in hybrid buses, suited for electric cars and how to replace the classic batteries.
This is ALL of QuantumScape's website, which doesn't tell us much about Volkswagen electric vehicles.

Volkswagen Electric Vehicles’ Range to Triple in the Future

Currently, Volkswagen electric vehicles, as well as every other electric vehicle, use conventional lithium-ion battery technology. On the energy storage level, practically the only thing...
University of Colorado at Boulder Developing Solar-to-Hydrogen Fuel Process

Revolutionary Solar-to-Hydrogen Fuel Process Developed, but Why Bother?

We know that renewable energy, such as hydrogen fuel cell technology, could be the future of energy and transportation, but if it isn't economically...

Orison Home Battery Works with Any Power Source

Orison home battery system takes up electricity from the grid during cheap off-peak hours and lets you use it when the demand (and price)...
ClicLite Solar Power Backup for Your Smartphone

ClicLite Solar Power Backup for Your Smartphone

How often do you get to the end of the day and realize that your smartphone's battery is down into the single digits? ClicLite...

Australian Solar Power Reaches Grid Parity in Some Places, While Production Moves to China

Others may not brag with it, but some parts of the New South Wales (NSW) in Australia can say they've achieved grid parity and...

China’s Energy Revolution Officially Announced by President Hu Jintao

When most countries hit their industrial revolutions, there are usually no second thoughts about pollution, including greenhouse gases . China, the second-biggest economy on...

Argonne Scientists Developing New Nuclear Recycling Techniques

Nuclear energy is the most viable option for the looming energy crisis.  It is carbon-free energy since it does not produce carbon dioxide that...
Graphene-Iodine Could be a Better and Cheaper Fuel Cell Catalyst than Platinum

Iodine Fuel Cell Catalyst More Efficient [and Cheaper!] than Platinum

If hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are ever going to make it mainstream, one thing that's definitely going to be needed is a cheaper fuel...

Toyota Plans Thousands of Fuel Cell Vehicles by 2020

If Toyota isn't planning ahead, I don't know who is: the famous Japanese automaker, who is also the biggest seller of hybrid vehicles in...