How superfast charging batteries can help sell the transition to electric vehicles

Batteries that can be fully charged in just five minutes may soon be a reality.

Solomon Brown, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield • conversation
Jan. 26, 2021 ~6 min

Affordable electric car battery aims to end ‘range anxiety’

A new long-lasting, quick-charging electric car battery may offer a way to ease drivers' "range anxiety"—the fear of running out of power.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~5 min

Consumer electronics have changed a lot in 20 years – systems for managing e-waste aren't keeping up

Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.

Shahana Althaf, Postdoctoral associate, Yale University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~9 min

Huge 'battery warehouses' could be the energy stores of the future

A planned battery project in Essex will be ten times larger than the UK's current biggest battery.

Andrew Cruden, Professor of Energy Technology, University of Southampton • conversation
Dec. 22, 2020 ~6 min

Fluorine may replace lithium for rechargeable batteries

Fluorine, a relatively abundant and light element, may be a good substitute for lithium without changing how long batteries last much.

Beth Miller-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~6 min

Electric vehicles: Your questions answered

We answer your top questions on electric cars - on charging, on range and on battery life.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Designing batteries for easier recycling could avert a looming e-waste crisis

Batteries power much of modern life, from electric and hybrid cars to computers, medical devices and cellphones. But unless they're made easier and cheaper to recycle, a battery waste crisis looms.

Darren H. S. Tan, PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering, University of California San Diego • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~10 min

Evaluating battery revenues for offshore wind farms using advanced modeling

MIT researchers reveal inadequacies in current battery models.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Better robot batteries get inspiration from body fat

Batteries that can conform to the shape of a robot's body double as protection and far more efficient energy storage could pave the way for new bots.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

New insights into lithium-ion battery failure mechanism

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min