Proterra and LG Chem have jointly developed a new battery cell with higher energy density for use in heavy duty vehicles like electric buses and trucks.
Honda is late to the electric car party. Like most of its fellow Japanese car companies, it has been chasing the fuel cell chimera while Tesla was busy turning the automotive industry upside down with innovative electric cars. Now Honda is playing catch up. At the Frankfurt auto show this week, it is presenting two […]
A conversation with Christina Lampe-Onnerud revealed the innovative thinking behind the battery maker, Cadenza.
Researchers at Drexel University claim they have created a new material that will allow batteries to be recharged in seconds rather than hours. Is it pie in the sky or a real breakthrough?
The Fraunhofer Institute in Dresden, Germany is working on a new ceramic coating for electric car batteries that will allow more battery cells in the same space, making a range of 1000 kilometers possbile.
The Tesla Q1 2017 earnings call had lots to say about the Model 3, energy storage, solar power, and the Tesla delivery experience. Read all about it here.
New photos of the Fisker EMotion electric car have appeared on line. The company says the 400 mile electric car will be introduced August 17 with production scheduled to begin in 2018.
GE Renewable Energy is building a new 400 megawatt pumped hydro facility in central Montana that will provide power to cities as far away as Seattle and Portland.
Researchers in Germany have developed new technology that reduces the number of sensors needed in a lithium ion battery pack. That may lead to smaller, lighter, and less expensive batteries for electric cars.
Lux Research says it is more economical to recycle used EV lithium ion batteries than to reuse them for energy storage. JB Straubel of Tesla Motors says his company has studied the question and come to the same conclusion.
Researchers at the University of California – Riverside are experimenting with diatomaceous earth to make inexpensive, high power cathodes for lithium ion batteries.
A team of researchers at Penn State claim to have discovered the “ideal” battery storage material. It may lead to batteries that are lighter, smaller, and need less cooling. Will this discovery ever make it out of the lab?
Via CleanTechnica: We’ve got several notable updates regarding our first cleantech conference — CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN — to share with you. First of all, we now have: → a Facebook event page (share with friends!) → an event webpage (which we’ll continuously update) → an eventbrite page for registering (again, register, and share with friends!) … and a confirmed […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica (with slight modification). As I wrote just before Christmas, CleanTechnica is planning to implement solar + electric vehicle events in cities across North America and Europe (and perhaps further at some point). In partnership with GridHub, an exciting renewable energy startup based in Berlin that I’ll write more about shortly, we’re launching the […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. We’ve finally relaunched Cleantech Talk! And there are two new co-hosts for the show — Kyle Field and Matthew Klippenstein. You can listen to this week’s episode on iTunes, on SoundCloud, or by clicking the play button in the embedded player below. You can also leave a comment at any particular […]
Scientists at the University of California Riverside have invented anodes made from mushrooms that will make batteries cheaper, greener and more powerful.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Update: This article has been updated to put some comments in better context. With deliveries of the Tesla Model X SUV finally (after a very long wait) set to begin in a few hours, what’s next for the company? That’s the question many — especially Model S owners and soon-to-be owners — are […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. The long-awaited Tesla Model X is almost here, and we’ve got another sign that it’s ready to roll. Aside from getting its HOV-lane sticker and EV rebate eligibility from California, the X is also now listed on the US EPA’s website, which shows its official “fuel economy,” range, passenger and cargo […]
Drone technology has given a man the awesome opportunity to snoop on the Tesla Gigafactory’s construction site from a great vantage point — above! Once nothing more than a set of metal bars, the Gigafactory is now starting to come together in a mountainous (but somewhat desolate) area in Nevada. Construction of the outer walls and […]
As I announced last month, I’ll be presenting at an upcoming electric vehicle conference in Florida toward the end of October. More details regarding the “EV Transportation and Technology Summit” are now out, and I think everyone here will agree that it looks really interesting.