Amnesty International report says much of world’s cobalt is obtained by using abusive practices that put children and adults at risk of serious injury or death.
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Tokyo School of Engineering has created a lithium ion battery with 7 times the energy density, which could mean much longer range EVs.
Visual Capitalist has produced an infographic explaining how the Tesla Gigafactory will employ economies of scale to lower the cost of EV batteries.
In America, November is a month of thanks- and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. One of those things is the fact that GM decided to let me drive a 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel from Oak Park, Illinois to Wellington, Ohio to visit friends and family over the Thanksgiving weekend. All […]
The Holy Grail of alternative fuels is the hydrogen fuel cell, a literal zero-emissions vehicle that requires expensive and rare platinum as a reaction catalyst. This makes hydrogen fuel cells incredibly costly, but researchers at Brown University have developed a cheaper and more durable alternative that is the best replacement for platinum yet.
Honda has announced a new joint project with Japan Metals and Chemicals (JMC) Co., Ltd. – a mass production line for a recycling plant. But it’s not just any mass production line; it’s the world’s first massive hybrid battery recycling project. The availability of rare earth metals is a question of limited resources – there’s […]
Automakers and battery chemists the world over are searching for a solution posed by electric vehicles; how do you store enough electric power to move 3,000+ pounds of automobile while keeping the car affordable? California-based Envia is claiming that their unique lithium-ion battery technology results in a three-fold increase in energy density, while cutting the […]
Until electric vehicles can provide the same range and convenience as today’s gas-powered automobiles, they will not find much of a mass market. UK-based Axeon has announced that their new battery pack could extend EV range by as much as 35% when compared with a lithium-ion pack of the same size.
The scale of the mountain pine beetle’s destruction of Western North American forests is almost unimaginable. Already more than half of the 5 million acres of lodgepole pine forests in Colorado have been destroyed, and 10’s of millions more acres across the Western U.S. and Canada are affected — with an estimated 40 million acres […]
[social_buttons] In a breakthrough that might change a few minds about the battery-swap concept, Nissan says that they have succeeded in tests that would extend the range of the LEAF and other electric cars up to 186 miles on each charge, almost double today’s range with an improved battery. Nissan has developed a new battery […]