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China develops million mile batteries
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 11:30

China develops million mile batteries


Wait for US Big Oil to try and kill the idea

Chinese outfit Contemporary Amperex Technology has developed a power pack that lasts more than a million miles -- an industry landmark and a potential boon for automakers trying to sway drivers to their EV models.

AIWAYS makes car batteries safer
Published in Transportation
Monday, 04 May 2020 10:34

AIWAYS makes car batteries safer


With a sandwich

AIWAYS has revealed further details of its ‘sandwich’ structure battery pack, which improves stability and significantly reduces the risk of battery safety incidents. By separating the dry and wet areas of the cell, AIWAYS negates the risk of coolant leakage – a cause of more than 80 percent of battery safety incidents.

Lithium Glass batteries move to next stage
Published in News
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:50

Lithium Glass batteries move to next stage


Battery technology might have legs

For ages, we have been writing about battery breakthroughs and yet none of them seems to appear in your smartphone.  However, a rapid-charging and non-flammable battery developed in part by 2019 Nobel Prize winner John Goodenough (pictured) has been licensed for development by the Canadian electric utility Hydro-Québec.

Big Blue comes up with batteries from the sea
Published in News


My lap-top smells of fish

Big Blue boffins have developed a new battery whose unique ingredients can be extracted from seawater instead of mining.

Polestar will be overpriced
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 10:17

Polestar will be overpriced


But better a battery

So far the auto industry has not grasped the concept of electric vehicles for everyone and is continuing to use the overpriced model in the hope of sparking interest in the technology.

Apple "replaced 10 times more batteries" than expected
Published in Mobiles


Throttlegate had a big impact

Apple may have had to replace as many as 11 million iPhone batteries under its heavily discounted $29 replacement programme.

Daimler invests billions in new batteries
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:20

Daimler invests billions in new batteries


Gearing up for electrification

German luxury carmaker Daimler said it would buy battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros ($22.75 billion) by 2030 as it readies mass production of hybrid and electric vehicles.

China makes solid-state batteries
Published in News
Monday, 26 November 2018 11:31

China makes solid-state batteries


Hoping to improve on lithium ion

China's first solid-state battery production line has become operational in the city of Kunshan, east China's Jiangsu Province.

Germany misses electric car targets
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:36

Germany misses electric car targets


Government might pull the spark plug

The German Chancellor said her government might put the kybosh on electric car subsidies even though its policy is to push-start adoption of the vehicles.

Galaxy Note 4 recalled over batteries
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 18 August 2017 06:00

Galaxy Note 4 recalled over batteries

 
Apple Press calls for a public holiday

The Tame Apple Press is making much hay over the fact that 10,000 batteries for the Galaxy Note 4 are being recalled for risk of overheating that could lead to burns or fires.