Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a working sugar-powered fuel cell with energy density greater than that of current lithium-ion batteries.
Much cheaper, longer-range electric cars are on the way if Japan's Sekisui Chemical claims are realized in 2015.
Scientists with the Department of Energy have designed a new type of battery that they say outpaces the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries in flammability, cost, and ability to hold a charge.
Researchers are working on a lithium air battery that will make electric vehicles as practical as gas-powered cars.
Researchers at Northwestern predict a battery that will have 10 times the capacity and charge 10 times faster, while Argonne National Laboratory predicts a cell phone that can charge in a minute.
Researchers at Northwestern University redesign the lithium ion battery to charge faster and increase energy capacity, paving the way for better battery performance on our gadgets.
Simbol Materials opens an operation in California to extract lithium, zinc, and other metals for batteries from the discharge of geothermal plants.
Automotive News reports on Toyota's plan to start using lithium ion batteries in some hybrids.
Automotive News reports on Sanyo's battery production.
Ford selected Compact Power Inc., a subsidiary of LG Chem, as the supplier of lithium ion battery packs for the 2011 Ford Focus Electric for the U.S. market.