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Battery Breakthrough enables ‘Holy Grail’ of super fast-charging electric cars

October 18th, 2020 at 5:17 pm » Comments Off

Tesla vehicles and other electric cars have a range of around 500km but the battery takes around an hour to charge Recharging a car could be almost as quick as refueling. Engineers say they are close to achieving the “holy grail” of batteries after a major breakthrough brought forward the possibility of charging electric vehicles […]



We are approaching the fastest, deepest, most consequential technological disruption in history

October 13th, 2020 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

We are approaching the fastest, deepest, most consequential technological disruption in history  In the next 10 years, key technologies will converge to completely disrupt the five foundational sectors—information, energy, food, transportation, and materials—that underpin our global economy. We need to make sure the disruption benefits everyone. Suppose we told you that solutions to the world’s […]



Tesla aims to mine its own lithium in Nevada after dropping plan to buy miner

October 11th, 2020 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

But so far no company has been able to mine lithium from clay commercially Elon Musk told investors last week that Tesla has secured access to 10,000 acres of lithium-rich clay deposits in Nevada and planned to use a new, “very sustainable way” of extracting the metal. Tesla Inc. secured its own lithium mining rights […]



Tesla Model 3 bucks trend of electric vehicles depreciating rapidly

September 21st, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

The average vehicle coming off a three-year lease has lost 52 percent of its value, but a Model 3 only loses about 10 percent, one study finds. On average, your average new sedan depreciates 39 percent in its first three years. Trucks go down 34 percent. But electric vehicles drop an astonishing 52 percent, according […]



Study finds global tipping points for EVs: 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, $36,000

September 14th, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

To achieve mass adoption, the average electric car will need to offer 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, and a base price of $36,000. Those three factors comprise a global tipping point for EVs, according to a new study commissioned by oil company Castrol, which is looking to sell so-called “e-fluid” lubricants for EVs. Findings […]



These EV chargers make money for their building-owner hosts

September 2nd, 2020 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

  Los Angeles-based EV charging startup Xeal, which uses predictive AI software to maximize the profits of charging stations, will boost passive income for commercial and residential building owners. It’s just successfully closed its seed investment round.



Nano-diamond self-charging batteries could disrupt energy as we know it

August 28th, 2020 at 3:20 pm » Comments Off

NDB makes remarkable claims about its self-charging nano-diamond battery, here seen mocked up as a circuit board component California company NDB says its nano-diamond batteries will absolutely upend the energy equation, acting like tiny nuclear generators. They will blow any energy density comparison out of the water, lasting anywhere from a decade to 28,000 years […]



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 […]



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