Tesla bets on the present while the future races on

Sep 5, 2014
Tesla is relying on fab efficiency to cut prices on an established type of battery.
Posted In: tesla, batteries, electric cars

Car companies are happy to lose money on electric cars

Jul 28, 2014
Why Nissan is willing to lose money on the Leaf.
Posted In: Nissan, batteries, electric car

Plugging in battery makers and battery innovators

Jun 11, 2014
A group founded by angel investors seeks efficiency in developing new batteries.
Posted In: green jobs, environmental marketing claims, batteries

Finding a battery that will power the future

Apr 16, 2014
Batteries are hard to develop because they live in the world of material science.
Posted In: batteries, tesla, Elon Musk

New tech calls for better batteries

Feb 4, 2014
One challenge facing consumer electronics makers is the need for batteries that hold a longer charge.
Posted In: batteries

Sea snails: The key to a world of environmentally compatible technology?

Nov 11, 2013
At MIT, a scientist is studying sea snails, and say they hold the key to "biologically inspired processing."
Posted In: batteries, Environment

Supercapacitor: Today's energy revolution

Nov 4, 2013
They charge up hundreds of times faster than a battery, never wear out and need replacing, and they don’t care about temperature extremes.
Posted In: batteries

E-vehicle maker Better Place is switched off for good

May 27, 2013
The company Better Place is liquidating, after a failed attempt to make electric cars with batteries to swap in and out. Problem is, e-vehicles are still expensive. And fossil fuel prices in the recent downturn have softened.
Posted In: electric cars, batteries

Today's Army marches on its batteries while searching for alternatives

Apr 22, 2013
The Rapid Equipping Force seeks solutions to problems soldiers encounter in the field -- such as packing pounds and pounds of batteries on patrol.
Posted In: energy, military, batteries, Army

Would you like some salt with your batteries?

Apr 4, 2013
A promising new technology aims to store electricity for the power grid on the cheap.
Posted In: energy, batteries, power grid, electricity