UT Austin team devises new strategy for safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable Na or Li batteries suited for EVs

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, including Prof. John Goodenough, known around the world for his pioneering work that led to the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, have devised a new strategy for a safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable sodium or lithium battery cell that has the required energy density and cycle life for a battery that powers an all-electric road vehicle.

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UT Austin team identifies promising new cathode material for sodium-ion batteries: eldfellite

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Professor John Goodenough, the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, and his team at the University of Texas at Austin have identified a new cathode material made of the nontoxic and inexpensive mineral eldfellite (NaFe(SO 4 ) 2 ), presenting a significant advancement in the quest for a commercially viable sodium-ion battery. The UT Austin cathode achieved a specific capacity that is only about two-thirds of that of commercial lithium-ion batteries.

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UT Austin team develops new family of high-capacity anode materials: Interdigitated Eutectic Alloys

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Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new family of anode materials that can double the charge capacity of lithium-ion battery anodes. The results suggest that a smaller, lighter rechargeable battery could be made with the new anode in the future. Since the 1990s, the primary anode for mass-produced rechargeable lithium-ion batteries has been a graphite powder coated on a copper foil.

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car2go completes pilot program, enters new agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share Austin Program; more than 21,000 registered members

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car2go, the largest carsharing network in Austin, Texas, has completed its two-year car2go North America Pilot Program with the City of Austin. Under a newly signed agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share program, car2go will continue operations in Austin. car2go, developed by Daimler as the world’s first free-floating carsharing network, launched its first North American Pilot Program with the City of Austin and its employees in November 2009.

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UT Austin team demonstrates new approach to lithium sulfide cathodes for Li-S batteries

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, led by Professor Arumugam Manthiram, have demonstrated that lithiated graphite can serve as a lithium donor in lithium-deficient cathodes used, for example, in high energy density lithium-sulfur chemistry batteries. The lithium in the lithiated graphite chemically reduces in situ the polysulfide Li 2 S 6 in liquid electrolyte to insoluble Li 2 S as a cathode material for rechargeable Li?S

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UT Austin team achieves best reported full-cell hybrid Li-air battery cycling with new ordered catalyst

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A team from the University of Texas at Austin led by Professor John Goodenough has achieved significantly enhanced activity and durability for the oxygen reduction reaction under alkaline conditions in a hybrid Li-Air battery using a new ordered Pd 3 Fe/C catalyst. The UT team compared the catalytic performances of ordered Pd 3 Fe/C and conventional Pt/C in a rechargeable hybrid Li−air battery.

2015 192

ORNL, UT Austin team proposes optimization framework for hybrids; balancing fuel consumption, motor efficiency, battery capacity and life

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an optimization framework for hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs and PHEVs) including fuel consumption, motor efficiency, and battery capacity and lifetime. The electric path of the hybrid propulsion system consists of the electric machine connected to a rechargeable battery. Sample output.

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MIT research team finds most efficient oxygen evolution reaction catalyst yet; potential for hydrogen production and rechargeable metal-air batteries

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John Goodenough from the University of Texas as Austin, has found one of the most effective catalysts yet discovered for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) for use in water-splitting to produce hydrogen or in rechargeable metal-air batteries. rechargeable metal-air batteries (MxO 2 ? A team of MIT researchers lead by Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, in collaboration with Prof.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles by Darren Murph , posted Apr 19th 2009 at 4:24PM Just hours after General Motors put forth a proposal for a standardized plug for electric vehicles , in flies this. Caroline Reichert, an RWE spokeswoman, noted that the idea here is to ensure that "a car can be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or France."

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Goodenough and UT team report new strategy for all-solid-state Na or Li battery suitable for EVs; plating cathodes

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A team of engineers led by John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed a new strategy for a safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable sodium or lithium battery cell that has the required energy density and cycle life for a battery that powers an all-electric road vehicle. Murchison at UT Austin.

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Actacell merges with flourine-based battery company Contour Energy Systems

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Contour Energy Systems, Inc, developer of new fluorine-based battery chemistries, nanomaterials science and manufacturing processes for lithium-ion energy storage systems ( earlier post ) is merging with Li-ion battery maker ActaCell Energy Systems, a spin-off from the University of Texas at Austin ( earlier post. Contour currently offers a line of advanced non-rechargeable (primary) batteries through a network of private-label resellers and direct sales channels worldwide.

2012 191

Goodenough perspective on Li-ion batteries; in transportation, PHEVs for the near-term, longer term requires new electrochemical strategies

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John Goodenough at the University of Texas at Austin and colleague Kyu-Sung Park have written a perspective paper on Li-ion batteries (LIBs), published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. More recently, at the University of Texas, Austin, Dr. Goodenough patented a new class of iron phosphate materials. This interim solution would offer a distributed store of electrical energy that can spread the cost of storing off-peak power in a rechargeable battery.

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NTU Singapore team develops ultra-fast charging Li-ion battery with new TiO2 gel anode material

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A battery equipped with the new anode material can be recharged up to 70% in only 2 minutes. by a team from the University of Texas at Austin noted that of the most studied polymorphs, nanostructured TiO 2 (B) has the highest capacity with promising high rate capabilities. 2014), “Nanotubes: Mechanical Force-Driven Growth of Elongated Bending TiO 2 -based Nanotubular Materials for Ultrafast Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries,” Adv.

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UT and ORNL researchers develop new class of pseudocapacitor; anion-based intercalation pseudocapacitance

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Scientists in the The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Natural Sciences and the Cockrell School of Engineering, in collaboration with a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have developed the first of a new class of pseudocapacitor that may eventually lead to devices that can store electricity more densely and charge/discharge more quickly than other types of pseudocapacitors built to date.

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New Enevate silicon-dominant composite anode for high energy density Li-ion batteries for mobile devices; claims roadmap to 1000 Wh/L

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The silicon-dominant composite anode, which offers four times the energy density of conventional graphite anodes, enables high energy density rechargeable Li-ion polymer cells. John Goodenough, Professor of Material Science at University of Texas-Austin, Enevate Technical Advisory Board. Enevate Corporation has introduced its HD-Energy Technology for Li-ion batteries.

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Süd-Chemie and LG Chem to establish joint venture to manufacture Lithium Iron Phosphate for Li-ion batteries; other advanced olivine structures in the plan

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have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint venture for high-volume production of superior quality Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP); LFP is a cost-effective, safe and eco-friendly cathode material for use in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. LFP material was discovered at the University of Texas in Austin in 1995 and licensed to Hydro-Québec. Süd-Chemie AG and LG Chem, Ltd.

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Report: Hyundai developing solid-state EV batteries itself

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Solid-state rechargeable batteries are drawing significant attention due to their increased energy density (partially enabled by the safe use of Li metal anodes), safety and reliability. 2017); and the University of Texas at Austin led by Professor John Goodenough (e.g., Citing “ sources close to the matter ,” the Korea Herald reports that Hyundai Motor is developing solid-state batteries for its electric vehicles, and has established pilot-scale production facilities.

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Update: Top 10 Electric Cars

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Bolstered by production in China for that key market, soon to be augmented by new plants in Austin, Texas, and Germany, Tesla does not appear to be looking back, but if it did would continue to see other automakers in its rearview mirror.

Behind the Wheel, Under the Hood of World’s First 500-Mile EV

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Tesla hopes to open its first greenfield car factory in Austin by year end.) Lucid has upended and exposed that conventional wisdom, in the time it takes to recharge the Air, or drive for 520 miles.

PIP Declares Victory

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Here's the press release: PLUG-IN PARTNERS DECLARES VICTORY In January 2006, Austin Energy launched the national Plug-In Partners campaign, a grassroots effort to demonstrate to automakers that there is sufficient demand to support the mass production of flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The Plug-In Partners national campaign was a natural fit for the Austin community, which has a long history of achievement on the energy and environmental fronts.

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Basic transportation, EV style

Electric Auto Association

It’s a perfect match,” Sainz continued, eager to thank both EAA Vice-President Elaine Borseth and Austin EAA Chapter President Aaron Choate for helping to lead the way. “We We also hope to provide renewably sourced power to recharge.

Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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The 19 launch markets also include Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; The plant also has 10 electric vehicle charging stations that recharge the electric switcher trucks that transport parts between adjacent facilities—saving an estimated 86,000 gallons of gas a year.

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DOE announces more than $65M in public and private funding to commercialize promising energy technologies

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NovaCentrix (Austin, Texas). Development of Rechargeable Energy Dense Long Cycle-life Zinc/Copper Oxide Batteries, $250,000. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $30 million in federal funding, matched by more than $35 million in private sector funds, for 68 projects that will accelerate the commercialization of promising energy technologies—ranging from clean energy and advanced manufacturing, to building efficiency and next-generation materials.

500 kW Solar PV system goes online at Fords Michigan Assembly; 2 MWh energy storage system

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Xtreme Power of Austin, Texas, is supplying its Dynamic Power Resource on-site energy storage and power management system. The stations will be used to recharge the electric switcher trucks that transport vehicle parts between adjacent buildings at the manufacturing site. Michigan Assembly’s energy storage system will be able to recharge from the smart grid during off-peak hours when energy is available at a lower cost.

2011 170

The Wall Street Journals

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Fialka Wall Street Journal March 26, 2007 AUSTIN, Texas -- Of all the plans cooked up by cities to combat pollution and global warming, the one hatched here is among the most ambitious -- and, some say, one of the more quixotic. Mayor Will Wynn is pushing a new version of the electric car called the plug-in , which runs almost entirely on electricity and has a big rechargeable battery. clip Austin takes pride in both its environmental record and its quirkiness.

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Public Power Leads Charge

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Plug-ins could be recharged by plugging into a standard wall socket, delivering "electric" gallons of gas for about $ 0.75-$1.00 Austin, TX, has pledged $1 million in city rebates to help citizens and businesses purchase the first wave of plug-ins to roll off assembly lines. The campaign has been led by the municipally-owned utility in Austin. TPPA Public Power Leads Charge for Plug-in Hybrids New Rules.

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Plug In 2008

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Participants in the collaboration include Alabama Power, American Electric Power, Austin Energy , BC Hydro, CenterPoint Energy, Consolidated Edison of New York, Dominion, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, FirstEnergy Corp., I n another announcement at the convention, Google announced two more recipients of their " Recharge It " largesse. The vehicles are supposed to accelerate to 60 miles per hour within 10 seconds, drive 120 miles on a full charge , and recharge from a 110-volt outlet.

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Audi Sport wins 1st FIA Formula E race in Beijing

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Next weekend, di Grassi will return to the cockpit of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid sports car in round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Austin). The traction battery is a Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) and supplies electric energy to the Power Circuit and thus to the traction motor. Lucas di Grassi, FIA Formula E Beijing (Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team). Click to enlarge.

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SiGNa Chemistry Demonstrates Sodium Silicate-Based Hydrogen Generation System for Portable Fuel Cells

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This level of continuous hydrogen flow supports a broad range of portable fuel cell applications including back-up power systems, emergency responder work-stations, military battery recharging, and electric bicycles, the company says. In addition to Trulite, the University of Texas Austin Center for Electromechanics has been a research partner. Prototype sodium silicate hydrogen generation system as presented earlier this year at DOE merit review. Click to enlarge.

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Plug In Auto Nation

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These new hybrids would offer consumers a 50-mile all-electric range, get the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon, be fully recharged at night and deliver all the performance and comfort of traditional gasoline-powered vehicles without the damaging emissions. Austin Mayor Will Wynn said: "AutoNation's support of the Plug-In Partners campaign demonstrates the growing momentum for the manufacturing of plug-in hybrids. Mike Jackson H ere's another important milestone for the Campaign.

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Traction Action

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Plug-In Hybrids Gain Traction Earthtimes.org WASHINGTON—November 28, 2006—“If the momentum for plug-in hybrid vehicles continues to accelerate, Americans are likely to see more and more of these vehicles on American roads in the next few years ,” said Roger Duncan, deputy general manager of Austin Energy and the head of the Plug-in Partners national grassroots campaign. The Austin Independent School District has agreed to purchase one of the buses.

2006 100

Univ. of Texas researchers propose lithium- or sodium-water batteries as next generation of high-capacity battery technology; applicable for EVs and grid storage

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Example of a lithium-water rechargeable battery. Furthermore, the aqueous cathode does not suffer from H 2 evolution from the solution, and the battery is efficiently rechargeable, they note. This new strategy represents a third-generation alkali-ion battery promising lower cost than the conventional lithium-ion rechargeable battery, safe operation, and a Coulombic efficiency and voltage greater than those of a Li-air battery with, in principle, a comparable capacity.

2011 191

Summer Update

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Fleet Orders · Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – 1,800 · City of Chicago - 850 vehicles · Shohomish County, WA - 300 · City of Seattle - 410 · Kansas City, MO - 120 · Capital Metro (Transit agency in Austin) - 165 · ABC Lawn and Pest Control (Austin) - 150 Cities Cities continue to join the Plug-In Partners coalition. The press conference will be at 3:00 pm at Austin City Hall.

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Visiting PURE EV factory | Startup Showcase | ETryst electric motorcycle first look

Plug In India

Most rechargeable cylindrical cells use a chemistry with a nominal voltage around 3.7 When I was visiting the Dell server plant in Austin, I found an interesting practice, which can be replicated at Pure EV.

Ford, Detroit Edison and Extreme Power Working to Build One of Michigans Largest Solar Power Systems at Michigan Assembly Plant; 2 MWh Battery Storage System

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Xtreme Power of Austin, Texas, is supplying its Dynamic Power Resource on-site energy storage and power management system. Michigan Assembly’s energy storage system will be able to recharge from the grid during off-peak hours when energy is available at a lower cost. The stations will be used to recharge electric switcher trucks that transport parts between adjacent facilities.

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BMW to partner with Coulomb Technologies in Boston; Coulomb offering new cloud-based service plans, new dual-port charging stations

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Drivers of the BMW ActiveE will be able to recharge their electric vehicle at any ChargePoint Network-enabled electric vehicle charging station in the US. Utilities that want to offer charging services in a way that is integrated with existing operations giving them the flexibility to manage the grid: Utilities, including Orlando Utilities Commission and Austin Energy can now manage every aspect of their charging operations and gain visibility into EV driver charging trends.

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Energizing America

Plug In Partners

In some areas of the country, electricity can be purchased off-peak (that is, when most people would recharge their cars, as they presently do their laptops and cell-phones) for the equivalent of 24 cents per gallon. O ne of the reasons that the President is using Plug-Ins in his stump speech is the support that Plug-ins have received from serious security minded folks like Frank Gaffney. Here is a piece he wrote a week before the State of the Union. Energizing America Frank J.

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Campaign Begins

Plug In Partners

January 24, 2006—Declaring the country’s economy, environmental health and national security at risk, a grassroots coalition of cities including Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as well as electric utilities and national policy organizations today kicked off a nationwide campaign to urge automakers to accelerate development of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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DOE Awarding $620M for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects

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This project will develop and implement an Energy Internet microgrid, located in a large mixed-use infill development site in Austin, Texas. This effort will build on Austin Energy’s existing Smart Grid programs by creating a microgrid that will initially link 1,000 residential smart meters, 75 commercial meters, and plug-in electric vehicle charging sites.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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The program includes the installation of 10 alternative fuel refueling sites (two B20, one Electric Recharging, and seven CNG). The project includes a portfolio of different technologies and fuels, including B20 (three stations), ethanol E85 (three stations), compressed natural gas (three stations and 97 vehicles), electricity (four recharging sites and 34 vehicles), and 251 hybrid electric vehicles. Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards. Click to enlarge.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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thermoelectric energy converters to recharge the hot and. at Austin. Electric Vehicle: Thermal Batteries for Electric Vehicles The University of Texas at Austin (UTA) will lead the research. transportable like fuels, 100% renewable, rechargeable like a. University of Texas Austin, University of.

2011 242

Profile: Li-ion Battery and Pack Supplier Valence Technology

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Founded in 1989, and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Valence has facilities in Nevada, China and Northern Ireland. They are usually delivery vehicles working within a neighborhood, and are on the road for 6-8 hour a day and are recharged overnight. by Bill Cooke. The olivine structure of one of Valence’s lithium iron magnesium phosphate materials. The view is looking along an axis of the crystal structure.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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April 17, 2009 12:17 am Link New Toshiba Battery Recharges In 90 Seconds, Faster Than Gas Pump — hsr0601 Add your comments. She spent the previous year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and before that she was the Southwest correspondent for The Economist based in Austin, Tex. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.