Boffins can recycle lithium-ion batteries with water
Cells with glue-like binders
Boffins at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered a new material that allows old lithium-ion cells to be recycled with just water. And it could soon make battery recycling cheaper and safer.
EU forces smartphone makers to use user-replacable batteries
Will give manufacturers three and a half years to stop messing us all about
The EU has reached a provisional agreement that will require that portable devices have user-replaceable batteries.
Hurricane Ian showed weaknesses of lithium batteries
Electric vehicles caught fire
Hurricane Ian hit Florida showed a weakness in the batteries of electric cars -- they tend to catch fire.
MIT boffins come up with cheap fast charging batteries
Who needs Lithium?
Boffins at MIT describe new aluminum-sulfur batteries that are made entirely from abundant and inexpensive materials and can be charged in less than a minute.
Biden spends $3.1 billion on batteries
Keeps most of his organs running
The Biden administration plans to begin a $3.1 billion effort on Monday to spur the domestic production of advanced batteries, which are essential to its plan to speed the adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy.
Tesla pays $1.5 million to make battery class action go away
Throttling stopped cars from catching fire
in 2019, Tesla pushed an over-the-air update to its Model S sedans following an incident when the vehicle caught fire in a Hong Kong car park.
Apple's update kills battery life
iOS 14.6 update bought minor changes and battery woes
Apple fanboys have turned to Twitter and Reddit to complain about how pants Apple's iOS 14.6 update was to their expensive toys.
EU aims for battery independence
Could produce its own
The European Union could produce enough batteries by 2025 to power its fast-growing fleet of electric vehicles without relying on imported cells.
Big battery business set for Norway
Big names looking to make big bucks from the fjords
Panasonic, Equinor and Norsk Hydro will explore opportunities to set up a lithium-ion battery production business in Norway.
Panasonic developing new battery for Tesla
Stores more and is cheaper to make
Panasonic is working to develop a new battery cell for Tesla which has a larger cylindrical format called 4680 that can store more energy and is easier to make.