Month: October 2018

8th October 2020 | Silverstone

New Battery Tech Could Power a Flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Electric passenger planes could finally be practical. Jumper Cables There’s a new kind of battery coming out of an MIT materials science lab — one that packs enough of a punch to power an airplane long enough to fly up the Californian coastline, according to the MIT Technology Review. Engineers have long dreamed of flying electric vehicles,…
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31st October 2018 0

Tesla’s edge in battery and charging tech emerges in Model X vs Jaguar I-PACE range test

With just 15 years of experience under its belt, Tesla remains a neophyte in the automotive industry. Despite its short tenure, the upstart electric car maker continues to establish itself as a leader in battery technology and charging infrastructure. Tesla’s advantages in these fields became prominent in a real-world test between the Model X 90D…
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30th October 2018 0

Nanotubes may give the world better batteries

Scientists’ method quenches lithium metal dendrites in batteries that charge faster, last longer Source:Rice UniversitySummary: Scientists use thin films of multiwalled carbon nanotubes to keep lithium metal from sprouting dendrites, tentacle-like growths that can cause batteries to fail. The strategy could be key to developing batteries that hold more energy and charge faster than current,…
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28th October 2018 0

South Africa is investing in batteries to stop frustrating electricity blackouts

South Africa’s national electricity supplier is finally making good on its promises to take renewable energy seriously. Eskom has released a 19-page report (pdf) outlining how it planned to implement its battery storage program. The two-phase program will start with an 800 megawatt-capacity distributed battery network. This first phase, due by December 2019, will see…
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26th October 2018 0

Caterpillar Ventures Invests In Fisker’s Solid State Battery Tech

Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc has made a strategic investment into Fisker Inc as a bet on the company’s solid-state battery technology. Parent company Caterpillar Inc is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, natural gas turbines, and various gas & diesel engines, and sees the capital injection as an investment in the next…
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25th October 2018 0


Titanium is the 22nd element in the periodic table and the first element in a group of metals known as the Transition Metals. It is the 9th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and the 4th most abundant structural metal after aluminium, iron, and magnesium. Like most metals, titanium does not occur in nature…
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24th October 2018 0

ZARGES launches fire-proof case to transport lithium-ion batteries safely

  ~ electric cars, power tools and smartphones driving demand for safe battery transportation; ZARGES case prevents damaged batteries causing a fire ~   May 2018 – Chosen for their low weight and high efficiency, lithium-ion batteries are a central part of electric cars, battery-powered tools and smartphones. However, their extremely high energy density harbours…
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23rd October 2018 0

Dyson electric car

► First vacuum cleaners, now an electric car! ► Launches 2021, battery tech from Sakti3 ► All you need to know Dyson – usually known for its vacuum cleaners and pricey hairdryers, is making an electric car – and unlike the Apple EV, it’s actually going to happen. Whispers of Dyson’s EV first appeated in the…
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22nd October 2018 0

New materials are powering the battery revolution

There are more mobile phones in the world than there are people. Nearly all of them are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which are the single most important component enabling the portable electronics revolution of the past few decades. None of those devices would be attractive to users if they didn’t have enough power to…
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18th October 2018 0

Moov’in.Paris: a new carsharing solution in Paris

On October 10, Groupe Renault and ADA launched Moov’in.Paris by Renault, a new carsharing service for free floating electric cars in Paris, as well as a dedicated application. The aim? To help users book and use vehicles easily, especially for very short journeys. Moov’in.Paris meets the mobility needs of Paris residents and visitors alike by…
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17th October 2018 0