John Goodenough and researchers at the University of Texas say they have invented a solid state battery with higher energy density than a lithium ion battery. It also charges faster, works at low temperatures, and won’t burst into flames. Should we be excited yet?
Scientists in England are working on a lithium air battery with ten times the power of a lithium ion battery for one fifth the cost and 80% less weight.
Via EV Obsession: Mass adoption of electric transportation (this includes off-road applications) would lead to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The new report — “Environmental Assessment of a Full Electric Transportation Portfolio” — also notes that […]
Via EV Obsession: In a very interesting move, the Chinese auto manufacturer Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) has apparently opened up a new electric vehicle (EV) research and development (R&D) center in Silicon Valley. As it stands now — during the “launch phase” — the research center is reportedly home to 20 employees, who […]
A new nationwide US survey has found that protected bike lanes equipped with physical barriers can have a major impact upon the usage of bicycles by residents, due to the enhanced sense of reassurance they provide to prospective cyclists. (This finding is probably the 500th time this conclusion has been made by scientific research.) The survey […]
Elon Musk told Stephen Colbert recently that exploding nuclear bombs on Mars would unlock enough carbon dioxide to warm the planet for human habitation.
Even “safe” levels of particulate and nitric dioxide (NO2) air pollution are associated with a notably increased risk of severe heart attacks, according to new research presented by Dr Jean-Francois Argacha of UZ Brussel-Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.
The US automobile industry has emerged as the biggest innovator in the field of electric vehicles according to a recent analysis of patent and intellectual property data. The analysis of global patent numbers indicates that US auto manufacturers have moved ahead of the pack in the electric vehicle category, despite reports of declining levels of innovation floated […]
Self charging electric cars may use tiny, flexible solar cells made from perkovsite say researchers at Case Western. Perkovsite reacts to more wave lengths.
Graphene can be used to make low cost composites that convert waste heat into electricity to extend the range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric cars.
Many of us have begun dreaming of a future where most of the cars on the roads are autonomous cars, and of course electric cars. Beyond dreaming, many are expecting this will be a reality before we shed out human flesh and… well, I’ll leave it to you to guess what’s next. But how would that actually […]
A breakthrough new solar panel being developed at Oxford uses perovskite to increase output and efficiency – will it be the final nail in diesel’s coffin?