Batteries that can be fully charged in just five minutes may soon be a reality.
Jan. 26, 2021 • ~6 min
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.
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.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~9 min
A planned battery project in Essex will be ten times larger than the UK's current biggest battery.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Fluorine, a relatively abundant and light element, may be a good substitute for lithium without changing how long batteries last much.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
We answer your top questions on electric cars - on charging, on range and on battery life.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
MIT researchers reveal inadequacies in current battery models.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~4 min