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.
The 7-series concept is a lithium-ion powered luxury saloon that promises decent fuel economy, good looks and a tonne of interesting gadgets inside
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.
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.
First power tools, then cars and planes, and now the power grid. A123 is now working with utilities for "grid stabilization," or short-term storage.
Automotive News reports on Toyota's plan to start using lithium ion batteries in some hybrids.
Automotive News reports on Sanyo's battery production.
The electric-car maker has chosen a Nevada industrial park as the location for its massive, lithium-ion battery-producing plant.
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.
Report says auto industry breakthroughs will provide the alternative energy sector with power storage solution.