Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up – economist

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
today ~8 min

Tags: transport electric-cars interdisciplinarity climate-crisis electric-vehicles cars decarbonisation

Economist: electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
today ~8 min

Tags: transport electric-cars interdisciplinarity climate-crisis electric-vehicles cars decarbonisation

The UK plans to build huge batteries to store renewable energy – but there's a much cheaper solution

Grid-scale batteries could be at least double the cost of those in electric vehicles.

Andrew Cruden, Professor of Energy Technology, University of Southampton • conversation
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: electric-cars electric-vehicles batteries energy-storage renewables grid-energy-storage

The road to electric vehicles with lower sticker prices than gas cars – battery costs explained

EVs will have lower sticker prices than gas vehicles when batteries are cheaper. Getting there comes down to knowing where to cut costs.

Shashank Sripad, Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University • conversation
July 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: chemistry electric-vehicles technology batteries cobalt lithium-ion nickel evs

What electric car drivers want in charging stations

New research uses machine learning to gauge people's views on the available charging stations for electric vehicles.

Michael Pearson-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability infrastructure electric-vehicles consumers earth-and-environment vehicles

Wireless charging method could power moving cars

A new wireless charging technique could keep robots, drones, and, one day, potentially moving cars juiced up, researchers say.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robots infrastructure electric-vehicles cars drones science-and-technology

Would you ditch your car if public transport was free? Here's what researchers have found

Fare free public transport exists in at least 98 cities and towns around the world.

Enrica Papa, Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning, University of Westminster • conversation
March 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  urban-life  transport-emissions  electric-vehicles  cars  public-transport  buses

Safe electric car battery lasts for 1 million miles

A new lithium-ion battery for electric cars offers both safety and high performance—and can last for 1 million miles.

Walt Mills-Penn State • futurity
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: sustainability electric-vehicles batteries lithium-ion science-and-technology

A.I. speeds up battery testing for electric vehicles

Artificial intelligence has brought the dream of recharging electric vehicles in the time it takes to stop at a gas station closer to reality.

Mark Golden-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence electric-vehicles batteries featured science-and-technology

8 tips to make your gadget’s battery last longer

These tips can make lithium-ion batteries last longer. That's good news for you and the environment, researchers say.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: electric-vehicles batteries mobile-devices science-and-technology

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