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48-volt systems could be the new standard in the future’s vehicles

February 11th, 2018 at 1:25 am » Comments Off

Electric cars won’t only be good for the environment — they’ll be good for your power-hungry tendencies, too. As per a new report from the New York Times, companies are looking to turn away from the traditional 12-volt systems to provide the juice for these cars of the future, and looking to a 48-volt standard […]

Washington state bill would make hard-to-repair electronics illegal

February 3rd, 2018 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

It would ban sales of such products starting next year.

Can electric vehicles handle Canadian winters?

January 2nd, 2018 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

The grace period is over. Shoppers who drive their gas-powered vehicles to Vaughan Mills can no longer park in spots designated for electric powered vehicles, but some drivers are finding that out the hard way.

A stretchable battery, powered by sweat, could revolutionize wearables

December 15th, 2017 at 10:59 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s the AA batteries that go in TV remotes or the lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones, you probably have a pretty definite image that springs to mind when someone mentions “battery.” That could soon change, however, based on research coming out of the Binghamton University in New York, where scientists have developed a stretchy, […]

Elon Musk has finished building the world’s biggest battery in less than 100 days

November 27th, 2017 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at the time, in a deal initially negotiated over Twitter. Musk is well ahead […]

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.

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