Editor Blogs

August 2023
NASA Pioneers Soilid-State Battery for Air Transport
NASA

This illustration depicts the inside of a cell used in a SABERS solid-state battery, which is made primarily from sulfur and selenium.

The decarbonization of our economy is the key to halting climate change. Transportation is one of our worst sources of pollution, and possibly the easiest to fix. Many countries around the world have pledged to make a changeover from fossil fuel powered vehicles to electric vehicles over the next decade. That tas
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08/31/2023
GM Invests $60 Million in U.S. Battery Manufacturer

GM Invests $60 Million in U.S. Battery Manufacturer

­The U.S is doing its best to to make up ground in the lithium ion battery space. First step — expanding its domestic production capabilities. The current leader, China, is dominating the electric vehicle battery market, with a global market share of 56%.  The People’s Republic also has a res
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08/28/2023
Supercapacitor Is Made From Cement, Carbon Black And Water
MIT

MIT researchers have combined cement, carbon black and water to provide a low-cost supercapacitor.

Researchers at MIT have combined cement, carbon black (a substance like a fine charcoal) and water to provide a low-cost energy storage system. They say that the new material could be particularly useful as storage for renewable energy sources by stabilising energy networks when fluctuations in renewable energy s
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08/25/2023
Consumer Confidence in EV Charging Infrastructure at All-Time Low

Consumer Confidence in EV Charging Infrastructure at All-Time Low

­No matter how advanced the EVs on the road, if customers lack confidence in any aspect of them, and since EVs are still a niche, the effect is devastating. Take, for example, a recent JD Power survey — on a 1,000-point scale, overall satisfaction with DC fast charging experiences was a comparatively pal
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08/21/2023
Erik Buell Launches Innovative New Electric Motorcyle Design
Fuell

The FUELL Fllow, a new innovative e-bike design by Erik Buell

  Most electric designs largely follow on from pre-existing ICE designs. EVs look much like their cousins that use combustion engines, and the same generally goes for designs for motorbikes and scooters. Its no real surprise as those designs have taken decades to perfect for both form and functionality
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08/17/2023
Cadillac Unveils Electric Escalade

Cadillac Unveils Electric Escalade

­Cadillac has introduced an electric version of its luxury SUV, the Escalade. And because it’s based on General Motors’ Ultium platform, it’ll be an aesthetics superstar and deliver on the performance front. Of course, the notion of luxury electric SUVs is far from new, with the Rivian R1S, BMW iX, Audi Q8 e-tron, and
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08/14/2023
Lawsuit Claims Tesla Exaggerated its EVs' Range

Lawsuit Claims Tesla Exaggerated its EVs' Range

Has Tesla been fudging the numbers on its EVs’ electric range? A California class-action lawsuit is alleging exactly that, claiming their EVs showed rosy range projections, eventually leading to a “Diversion Team” in Nevada cancelling the huge influx of range-related appointments. According to Reuters – whic
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08/07/2023
Biodegradable PCBs Help Tackle E-Waste Problem
Infineon
­  E-waste is a growing problem for the world. According to WEF, each year, over 50 million tonnes of e-waste is produced globally. As more of the global population gains access to electronic devices, it is a problem that will only continue to increase. One part of the issue is how hard it can be to di
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08/07/2023

 


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