Tesla, one of the major leaders in the EV movement, has recently announced that they will be teaming with Brussels-based Umicore to create a much needed lithium ion battery recycling program throughout Europe. Tesla says the batteries in their EVs should last somewhere between 7-10 years or about 160,000 kilometers under normal use. Those are [...]
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When fire is lacking, the lithium ion battery-powered pot by designer Michal Podobyck looks like a very viable alternative.
The heavy push widespread adoption of electric vehicles has created a gold-rush of sorts. For a variety of potential benefits that range from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to reducing dependency on foreign oil, governments worldwide have put up billions of dollars for the development of battery-powered vehicles. With battery technology becoming just as, if not [...]
In an effort to get cellular phones into more hands throughout their country, the Indian mobile phone company Oliver Telecommunications cellular telephone which is powered by a single “AAA” sized battery. The “FrvrOn,” short for “forever on,” is outfitted outfitted with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery just like most other cellular phones. However by creating a [...]
Throughout most of the northern hemisphere, the cold winter season has many eagerly anticipating the arrival of spring and the warmer temperatures that come with it. Unfortunately, there’s still some time left before the snow and cold give way to sunshine and heat. For those who are super sensitive to frigid air and find themselves [...]
Following up on what was an eventful 2009 for Massachusetts-based A123 Systems, the up and coming battery manufacturer has started off the new decade by striking a battery supply agreement with Fisker Automotive. The recent recipient of nearly $250 million under Pres. Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will manufacture battery systems for the Fisker [...]
Exactly three years since the day the Chevrolet Volt concept car debuted, GM yesterday manufactured the first advanced lithium-ion battery for a mass-marketed electric vehicle at GM’s Brownstown Battery Pack Assembly Plant. “This is an important milestone for GM – and a critical step in bringing the Chevrolet Volt to market,” said GM Chairman and [...]
With the future of GM resting largely upon the success of the Chevrolet Volt, and with the success of the Volt largely dependent on the development of a battery that can truly be classified as a ‘game-changer’; GM is doing its best to ensure prospective Volt owners that the batteries powering the new vehicle are [...]
With the new Asus Eee PC 1201N just weeks away from its release, reviews and test results are already being posted by those who have gotten their hands on the new Asus notebook. Carrying an estimated release price in the $650 range, the the dual-core ION-powered Eee PC 1201N is being targeted as a great ‘bridge’ [...]
One of the major obstacles standing in the way of all-electric and hybrid vehicles becoming the standard mode of transportation is the inconvenience brought about by the need to recharge the batteries once they run out of juice. While several concepts to remedy this issue are in the works, there has yet to be a [...]