Sulfur-ion Batteries to be Cheaper, More Energy Dense

A new type of battery that both lithium and sulfur ions is currently being developed at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and it promises to outwit, outplay, and outlast the best batteries currently on the market, for a fraction of the cost. How big of a boost does sulfur give “conventional” lithium-ions? The lab’s researchers are reporting that their sulfur ion batteries have approximately four times the energy density of the lithium-ion batteries currently found in electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S.

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EVCCON 2011: Electric Pick-ups Dump Fossil Fuels

Truck owners represent a huge chunk of all vehicle traffic, and – when it comes to gas prices – they’re

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TUM's Budget-chic MUTE EV Actually Made it to Frankfurt!

Electric cars: fast, far, cheap. Choose any two.

That was a common bromide among electric vehicle engineers for years. Granted, back in the EV1 days when we playing with electric Consuliers it seemed right … but was it necessarily right?

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IAA EV Rundown

The IAA 2011 is fast approaching – it starts Thursday, Sept. 15th in Frankfurt and will go on until the 25th. This year, electric cars get their own display – all of Hall 4. The usual suspects – Opel Ampera, Citroen C-ZERO, Renault Twizy, Peugeot iOn and the BMW prototype i3 and i8 – will all be there. Visitors can not only get information, but sign up to test drive a variety of electric cars.

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