Month: April 2019

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Forget 50% by 2030 – Half of all Australian voters want 100% EVs by 2025

As the Morrison government continues to put almost all of its election campaign energy into rubbishing Labor’s plan to make 50 per cent of new cars electric by 2030, a new survey has revealed that half of all voters would support a significantly faster and even more ambitious shift away from petrol cars. The poll,…
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16th April 2019 0

Lithium battery production set to grow 50 percent a year

One of the biggest upcoming challenges for electric cars is having an adequate supply of lithium batteries. A new report by Benchmark Minerals, first cited by CleanTechnica, shows battery makers are working quickly to meet a growing demand for new lithium-ion battery cells from automakers. According to the company’s Battery Factory Data, battery suppliers ramped up…
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15th April 2019 0

How we get to the next big battery breakthrough

Electric planes could be the future of aviation. In theory, they will be much quieter, cheaper, and cleaner than the planes we have today. Electric planes with a 1,000 km (620 mile) range on a single charge could be used for half of all commercial aircraft flights today, cutting global aviation’s carbon emissions by about…
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12th April 2019 0

UCI Student ‘Accidentally’ Invents a Rechargeable Battery That Lasts 400 Years

A University of California Irvine student may have stumbled upon an invention to end your phone-charging woes for good. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of where that could take us as a society. Forget about your phone; the world would be a different place without ever having to worry about replacing car…
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11th April 2019 0

Dutch EV explorer celebrates epic three year road trip in electric car

It’s been a little over 3 years since Dutch adventurer Wiebe Wakker left his home in the Netherlands on what would become the longest road trip ever in an electric car, to illustrate the sustainability and endurance of electric cars. During his 1,119 days on the road, Wakker has relied on the kindness of strangers…
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10th April 2019 0

New Thermal Battery Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Storing Renewable Energy

A South Australian company has unveiled the world’s first operational thermal energy device (TED). The TED creators report the battery can store renewable energy, has higher storage capacity than traditional batteries, and is completely recyclable. The thermal battery has similar functionality to lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries; it can take any form of electrical input and…
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9th April 2019 0

Tesla’s Vision Of An EV + Solar + Battery Storage Future Now Becoming Industry Norm

Part of investors’ fascination with Tesla has long been the company’s focus on the evolution of manufacturing hardware and software. The plan to integrate energy generation and storage — to “create stunning solar roofs with seamlessly integrated battery storage,” as described in Master Plan, Part Deux— has also provided allure. Sure, the Tesla acquisition of…
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8th April 2019 0

Electric car battery with 600 miles of range? This startup claims to have done it

Electric carmakers have long been clamoring for a battery breakthrough that will improve the range of their vehicles while also extending their lifespans. Innolith, a Swiss startup, says its new high-density lithium-ion batteries can do just that. The company claims to have made the world’s first 1,000 Wh/kg rechargeable battery. (Watt-hours per kilogram is a…
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5th April 2019 0

Best electric cars: the ones to own and the ones to order

Beat the new Ultra Low Emission Zone, save the planet and drive something cool. Win win win From 8 April, a new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be in place in Central London and will operate for 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Covering the same area as the current Congestion…
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4th April 2019 0

First UK order for the electric PEUGEOT e-208 placed on the same day as its public debut

Car buyers usually wait until they can drive a new model before signing on the dotted line but one PEUGEOT customer couldn’t even wait to see the all-new e-208 before placing a deposit. On the same day the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 made its public world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Neal Street paid a…
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3rd April 2019 0