The battery-swapping concept currently being implemented by Better Place has many feeling optimistic about the future of hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Not all, however, are sold on the much-heralded idea brought about by Better Place founder and CEO Shai Agassi. In a recent article on allcarselectric, the director of global electrification at Ford, Nancy Gioia, [...]
Archive for October, 2009
Just another friendly reminder from the team here at The Battery Times- Daylight Savings officially ends for the U.S. and Canada on Sunday morning, November 1st at 2 a.m. Forgetting to turn your clocks back an hour could have you showing up to work an hour early on Monday morning, while failing to check and [...]
It’s been called the “Saudi Arabia of lithium”, and Bolivia‘s plans to commercialize their massive deposits of the increasingly popular metal are becoming clearer by the day.
A battery that would last for thousands of hours between charges while qualifying as environmentally friendly would truly be considered revolutionary. According to a team of scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, such a battery may become a reality within several years. The group of scientists, whose findings are published in the October 2009 issue of [...]
Smartphone batteries need all the help they can get, and the Android 1.6 platform can go a long way to extending the amount of time users can spend taking advantage of the the device’s features and capabilities. A new battery usage screen lets users see which apps and services are consuming battery power. If the [...]
Your laptop can have all the top of the line capabilities in the world; however if the battery can’t keep up with these capabilities, they essentially become useless. Laptopmag recently posted a review of Hewlett Packard’s HP Pavilion dm3t series. HP boasts that the laptop, which starts at the fairly reasonable price of $650, is [...]
One of the main benefits of the recently released Windows 7 is the reported 10%-20% improvement in battery life brought about by the new program from Microsoft. Still though, even with this reduction in power consumption brought about by Windows 7, any other methods of extending the life of your notebook’s battery are always welcome.
While overall the HTC Touch Pro 2 has received positive reviews from those who make it a part of their daily lives, one aspect of the popular smartphone that users have felt needs improvement is the appearance of it’s battery cover. Depending on the wireless carrier that provides service for the Touch Pro 2, the [...]
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Coby Electronics has announced a recall of nearly 20,000 rechargeable batteries sold with it’s portable DVD players between January 2007 and September 2009. The electronics manufacturer says they may overheat, creating a fire hazard. So far they have
Safe to say, this ain’t your grandfather’s battery-powered vehicle….. The folks at gizmag recently featured an electric vehicle that’s looking to push the boundaries on what’s possible for battery-powered cars. With the unveiling of it’s “e-2” EV prototype, the German based company e-Wolf is looking to combine high performance and eco-consciousness like few others in [...]