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The role your car plays in democratizing the energy grid

October 27th, 2017 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

Decentralized power systems could have huge impacts on vehicles in the near future—and not just in terms of how we’ll charge our cars.



Toshiba claims its new electric car battery enables 200 miles of range with a 6-minute charge

October 5th, 2017 at 12:31 am » Comments Off

This week, Japanese electronics giant Toshiba unveiled a new battery that they developed using a new “titanium niobium oxide” anode material.



Wireless gadget charging just got a range boost

October 1st, 2017 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

Your phone could soon get juiced over the air from a foot away. That’s thanks to the work of a new startup called Pi. Founded by two MIT graduates, it has developed a wireless charger that uses a honed version of inductive charging to send power further than previous versions of the technology.



Meet the futuristic personal transportation vehicle coming to China and U.S. soon

September 5th, 2017 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Leo Liu still remembers the first time he saw a “personal transportation” machine. “I was an industrial engineering student at University of Florida, and I saw a group of people ride around campus standing completely upright on giant wheels,” he recalls. “They were Segways. I thought to myself, ‘those are very cool, but they’re a bit […]



Finnish Tesla Model S taxi driver crosses 400,000 km, 93% of battery life remains

September 4th, 2017 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

Ari Nyyssönen, a Finnish taxi driver, has racked up an impressive 400,000 kilometers (250,000 miles) in his Tesla Model S and is confident that the car could last until 1 million kilometers or over 621,000 miles.



Harley Davidson’s first electric bike

August 30th, 2017 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Remember this iconic motorcycle? It was used by Scarlett Johansson aka The Black Widow in an engaging chase sequence in the 2015 movie, ‘Avengers: TNNhe age of Ultron’. Bike lovers were particularly awed by the jet-turbine like sound from the bike as Black Widow skillfully maneuvered it through approximately ten cars at high speed, chasing […]



Scientists just made implantable batteries powered by body fluids

August 17th, 2017 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Scientists have built flexible batteries for use in wearable electronics and medical implants that can operate from inside your body, powered by liquids like saline solution and cell-culture. Both the efficiency and the output of the batteries out-performed lithium-ion.



Grid batteries are poised to become cheaper than natural- gas plants in Minnesota

July 28th, 2017 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

A new report suggests the economics of large-scale batteries are reaching an important inflection point.



1800 miles per hour: ultra fast charging tech moving far faster than anticipated

July 25th, 2017 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

Many who reject the option of an electric vehicle say that they’ll consider one only when EVs have the range for occasional long-distance drives and can recharge about as quickly as you can refill a car’s tank with gasoline. Well, that time is nearly here—a lot sooner than even many experts in charging technology anticipated.



The future of car-charging is freaky

July 5th, 2017 at 5:54 pm » Comments Off

Embodying Tesla’s unabashedly fearless attitude towards tech, Serbian designer Darko Markovic decided to combine the three things that the car company isn’t afraid of exploring. A. Drones, B. Autonomous Charging (remember that snake arm?), and C. Presenting futuristic technology in a way that impresses some, but scares others!



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