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Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5 refuels phones 50% in 5 minutes, 100% in 15

August 5th, 2020 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

Wireless recharging has become increasingly popular over the past few years due to its convenience — just drop your phone on a pad and pick it up later — but wired charging is faster, and some ultra-high-speed options have emerged this month to power next-generation phones. Today, Qualcomm is adding its latest innovations to the […]



Hands-free wireless electric vehicle charging for the 21st Century

June 8th, 2020 at 12:18 pm » Comments Off

In yet another sign that electric vehicles are a more sustainable solution for 21st century personal mobility than gas mobiles, researchers have propelled electricity through 11 inches of thin air, from an in-ground charging system all the way up into the waiting battery pack of a hybrid electric UPS truck, all without using their hands. […]



Tesla’s readying a ‘million mile’ battery that could greatly lower the cost of EVs

June 7th, 2020 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

Reportedly coming first to China Tesla is getting ready to introduce a long rumored lower-cost, longer-lasting battery for its electric vehicles in China sometime later this year or early next year, according to a new report from Reuters. The battery — which has been colloquially called a “million mile” battery in reference to how long […]



Japan to build world’s first all-electric tanker equipped with li-ion batteries

June 7th, 2020 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

Japanese shipping company Asahi Tanker has announced it plans to build two “world first” zero-emission electric propulsion tankers which will be powered by lithium-ion batteries. The little that is known about the details is available only through what appears to be a shaky English translation. But it does give the specifications of the two new […]



Tesla’s readying a ‘million mile’ battery that could greatly lower the cost of EVs

June 1st, 2020 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

Reportedly coming first to China  Tesla is getting ready to introduce a long rumored lower-cost, longer-lasting battery for its electric vehicles in China sometime later this year or early next year, according to a new report from Reuters. The battery — which has been colloquially called a “million mile” battery in reference to how long […]



Tesla’s ‘million-mile battery’ could sound the death knell for combustion engines

May 30th, 2020 at 3:09 pm » Comments Off

New battery tech may make EVs cost the same as traditional smog spitters.  Tesla has long been locked in a battle with fundamental chemistry to reach its holy grail: the point on the curve at which its electric vehicles can be sold at a price comparable to gasoline cars. The company might be reaching that […]



Peer-to-peer highway EV charging would use telescoping cables between moving cars

May 26th, 2020 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

Imagine a future where your EV was getting low on charge ­on a highway road trip – so you deploy a telescoping charging cable to another EV and borrow a few kilowatt-hours. An engineering professor at the University of Florida believes it’s not far-fetched. We’ve seen a host of mobile EV charging van concepts. And […]



If you’re living with an electric car, what type of house you have is more important than you think

April 8th, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

If you live in a flat or don’t have off-road parking, running an electric vehicle may be more difficult than you think, writes Sean O’Grady If there is one hard lesson I have learned about living with an electric car, it is that it is not for everyone. At least not for now. Sure, there […]



Researchers create stretchable super capacitors for our next wearables

March 31st, 2020 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

Carbon nanotube forests improve the stretchable supercapacitor’s performanceDuke University The supercapacitors still functioned well when stretched to eight times their original size. Imagine a new type of supercapacitor that can be repeatedly stretched to eight times its original size, yet still retaining its full functionality. Only after 10,000 cycles of charging and recharging does it […]



Volkswagen’s latest robot makes charging your electric vehicle as easy as charging your phone!

March 27th, 2020 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

With the world’s population under quarantine, nature is showing signs of coming back to life, literally! With reports coming in globally – dolphins in the ports of Cagliari, China seeing clear blue skies to even fishes swimming in clear canal water of Venice, it is obvious that when humanity makes a true effort to save […]



Era of wireless charging for electric vehicles is coming

March 22nd, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

  Wireless charging for electric vehicles is today’s most cutting-edge technology. Why? It is the most efficient, futuristic, scalable–in short–awesome alternative we have to gasoline. While tech giants such as Uber are placing their bets on autonomous cars, major key players such as Jaguar Land Rover are mass-producing electric cars. What’s more, Fordis releasing fully-electric […]



Future VW electric vehicles will send power back to the grid

March 21st, 2020 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

VW says EV owners will be able to charge when production exceeds demand and sell power back to the grid during peak electricity usage. The chief strategist at Volkswagen says vehicle-to-grid technology will open up new business opportunities for the automaker. Cars that support the technology can store excess power and sell it back to […]