The days of charging one device at at time are quickly fading behind us. With as much as we rely on our cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, power tools and many other electronic or mobile devices to get us through our day; finding a way to keep all of these gadgets charged and ready to [...]
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Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Boston Power has made some well-publicized improvements on their latest battery, one which they are calling the Sonata. Boston-Power claims that the Sonata battery will be able to hold strong for up to 3 years or 1000 charges, unlike the standard lithium- ion battery that usually lasts 1 year and up to 350 [...]
Toyota Motor Corp. has reportedly developed a new technology that may dramatically boost the storage capacity of lithium ion batteries, thus opening the door to more practical and efficient electric vehicles. Japan’s Nikkei business newspaper said the new technique eventually would allow lithium ion batteries to store 10 times the energy of current ones. This [...]
A new type of lithium ion rechargeable battery has joined Sony Corporation’s line-up of rechargeables. The new battery, which has been being shipped since earlier this summer, comes with big expectations as it’s main features promise impressive performance levels.
Like most smartphones, the recently released Palm Pre has a lot to love about it. Pre’s features and capabilities put it up amongst leading smartphones such as the iPhone and Blackberry Storm. However, just as battery life issues have plagued it’s competitors, the Pre has received
With battery-powered vehicles inevitably becoming the standard method of transportation in the United States, the variables for this taking place are now centered around the ‘how?’ and the ‘when?’. According to a recent study from U.C. Berkeley; by incorporating a battery switching model such as the one developed by Better Place, it’s possible that by [...]
From the moment it was announced the U.S. government would be handing out roughly $2 billion in stimulus funds to go toward the research and development of advanced battery systems, companies across the country began lining-up and putting together proposals in hopes of becoming recipients of the stimulus money. The latest to throw their hat [...]
The race to develop a more advanced, higher performing lithium ion battery continues. Just a few weeks ago, Nissan found itself among the three recipients selected to receive low interest loans courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy’s ATVM program. As part of the DOE’s program, Nissan will be given $1.6 billion to modify it’s [...]
Following their successful March release of the Sonata, an eco-friendly lithium ion battery that powers 18 of HP’s current notebook models, Boston-Power today unveiled a new battery for use in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Boston-Power says the new battery, which they call
The recycling of batteries is becoming more common than ever before. But the recycling of battery factories? Apparently this is exactly what Orlando-based Planar Energy Devices intends to do with a lithium ion battery factory previously operated by Electro Energy in Gainesville,FL. Planar has applied for $56 million of