Clemson researchers have identified alginate as new binder material for lithium-ion battery electrodes that they hope could boost energy storage capacity.
Bill Mills built his do-it-yourself motorbike on the frame of a $250 abandoned Kawasaki Ninja 250. The bike can go up to 55 mph and has a range of 30 miles.
Building on earlier work, those wizards at MIT say they’re even closer to storing several times more energy per pound than current lithium-ion batteries.
In energy-pressed Japan, NEC releases a lithium-ion battery storage device for home energy management that could ease pressure on the power grid.
A new concept SUV from a designer in India combines solar power, lithium-ion batteries, nitrogen, molten salt and a combustion engine to make a stylish ride.
Electric-vehicle battery-swapping company Better Place says its research shows individual electric car charging could waste money and badly impact the grid.
Nissan is testing a solar powered charging station at its headquarters in Japan that stores energy using batteries like the ones that power the Leaf EV.