New prototype rechargeable lithium-nitrogen battery

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a rechargeable lithium-nitrogen (Li-N–) battery with the proposed reversible reaction of 6Li + N– ⇋ 2Li–N. Structure and rechargeability of a room-temperature Li-N 2 battery. (A)

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Indiana Utility: Electric-Car Owners Recharge FREE, At Night

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Electric-car owners know that home recharging is virtually always cheaper, on a per-mile basis, than driving on gasoline. In some cases, it''s considerably cheaper. We recently reported on the sweet deal enjoyed by a Tesla Model S owner in Indianapolis, whose local utility charges just 2.3 cents per kWh for overnight EV charging. DON''T MISS: Life

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How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

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One of the benefits of electric cars is that slowing down becomes a useful activity. Regenerative braking recovers energy normally lost as friction heat, as it does when the accelerator pedal is not pushed and the car is coasting.

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Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

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The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Relatively short ranges and long charging times accorded by current lithium-ion cells still limit the appeal of electric cars in the minds of many new-car buyers. Now Samsung SDI—the South Korean electronics. Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars Samsung

Experimental nanowire-based battery cell recharges 100,000 times or more

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Many of the obstacles impeding widespread electric-car adoption—including range, durability, charging times, and cost—can be traced to the limits of current battery technology. That's produced a huge expansion in basic research into potential replacements for the lithium-ion chemistry that currently dominates the industry. One such. Green Batteries charging plug-in cars research

How To Recharge Any Electric Car, Anywhere, Any Time (Video)

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With charging stations still scarce in many areas, "range anxiety" is a continual concern for electric-car owners. Portable generators can provide electricity where this is no infrastructure, so could one rescue a stranded electric car?

Recharging providers sign up for EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show

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A number of EV recharging station providers have booked space for April’s EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show. ABB, Ecar Connectors, ENSTO and Rolec Services will hope to push home the importance of strengthening the UK’s recharging infrastructure to fleet managers and how their own company can provide the best on-site recharging solution for electric [.]. Latest news EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show recharging infrastructure

EU Parliament demands recharging points

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If electric or hydrogen cars are ever going to take off as an alternative to petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles, then it was always going to take some serious backing from the powers-that-be to implement the necessary infrastructure to make them a success.

Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes?

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Lithium-ion batteries help make modern electric cars possible, but they''re also responsible for those vehicles'' limitations. That''s why so much attention is given to improving lithium-ion chemistry, which can help electric cars overcome current limits of range, charging times, and battery lifespan. ALSO SEE: Nissan Leaf New Battery Cost: $5,500

2015 Kia Soul EV: 'Recharge Your Soul' Video Kicks Off Marketing

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But the company has already started some lowkey marketing, with yesterday''s release of a YouTube video titled, "Recharge Your Soul." The first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars won''t reach U.S.

Tesla Not Disruptive, VW Beetle Hybrid, Electric-Car Recharging Race: Today's Car News

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The Kentucky Derby it ain't, but the E-Mazing Race III across Canada lets electric-car drivers earn points by recharging in different. We update our look at plug-in hybrid sales, discuss an article claiming Tesla Motors isn't a disruptor, and tell you all about a hybrid VW Beetle we drove yesterday. All this and more today on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

News in brief: China commits to electric vehicle recharging

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Beijing electric car recharging electric vehicle recharging Hefei Nanchang People's Daily State Grid Corp TianjinAccording to reports in the People’s Daily, China will build more electric car charging stations in Beijing and several other cities this year as demand for electric vehicles continues to rise. The Beijing News quoted State Grid Corp of China general manager Liu Zhenya as stating that it will build a network of charging stations [.].

Audi A3 e-tron Option: Carbon-Free Recharging (In Germany)

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One advantage to plug-in electric cars is that they can operate with no carbon footprint if the electricity used to recharge them is generated from renewable sources. Burning liquid fuels, on the other hand, will always generate carbon emissions. Now Audi is offering a way for German buyers of its new 2015 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid model to

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GM electric-car goals, EPA test worries, 5-minute battery recharge, Google vs Uber: Today's Car News

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Today, uncertainty over EPA emission testing, GM's electric-car goal, concern over the fate of more capable start-stop systems, and a 5-minute battery recharge? All this and more on Green Car Reports. Romania has doubled its electric-car purchase incentives; they're now more than $10,000 for a new car. Someday, one carmaker will sell affordable. Today in Car News

London to trial wireless recharging plug-in hybrid buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has announced a new trial of plug-in hybrid buses which will see them wirelessly recharged while they wait at bus stands.

E-Mazing Race III: Electric Cars Compete On Recharging In Multiple Locations

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American Pharaoh may have won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, but the winners of another race remains to be determined. That would be the third running of the E-Mazing Race, a competition across Canada for plug-in electric vehicles. The Derby may be "the fastest two minutes in sports," but the Canadian race deserves its. Canada Competition Road Race plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations Sun Country Highway

Fuji Pigment unveils rechargeable Aluminum-air battery; targeting initial commercialization this spring

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has developed a new type of aluminum-air battery which can be recharged by refilling with salt or fresh water and which uses a modified structure to ensure longer battery lifetime. An aluminum–air battery with a rechargeable battery was fabricated, and its properties were stable for one month.

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Proterra Electric Bus Travels 700 Miles In 24 Hours With Regular Recharging

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While electric cars make headlines, a number of electric buses have silently made their way onto U.S. city streets as well--and they''re proving that they can go the distance. Proterra, for instance, has now set a record for the most miles traveled by an electric bus in a day, according to Charged EVs. As part of a test conducted last month, one of

Would you recharge your Tesla electric car at a gas station?

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What if gas stations offered cars more than just gasoline or diesel fuel? Tesla continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, and that means finding new places to put those stations. Which is why the company is in talks with a major gas station and convenience-store chain to place electric-car charging stations. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

Nissan EZ Charge Card To Let Leafs Recharge On Four Networks

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One of the minor hassles of owning an electric car is the need to have multiple accounts, passes, and fobs to access multiple different public charging networks. Now Nissan is working to make public charging simpler, introducing a program called EZ Charge that lets Nissan Leaf electric-car drivers access multiple charging networks with a single

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Toshiba to start field testing medium-sized EV bus with wireless recharging, SCiB Li-ion battery

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kWh SCiB ( earlier post ) pack, Toshiba’s advanced lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and will make regular trips between All Nippon Airways Co.

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Demand for EVs driven by recharging infrastructure

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per cent) say they would be more likely to buy an electric car if the recharging infrastructure was more readily available. According to a new survey of 1,417 drivers conducted by on behalf of EV recharging firm Elektromotive, only 7.8 Two thirds of motorists (65.7 per cent would be unaffected by the presence of more [.]. Electric cars charging points Elektromotive ownership survey

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MIT team synthesizes all carbon nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li-air batteries

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Thompson and Yang Shao-Horn (2011) All-carbon-nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li–O 2 batteries. Gravimetric Ragone plot comparing energy and power characteristics of CNF electrodes based on the pristine and discharged electrode weight with that of LiCoO 2.

Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

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A businessman and electric-car fan who imported a Tesla Model S into Singapore has had to pay an additional emission tax on the zero-emission luxury car. While the Tesla runs solely on batteries and has no tailpipe from which to emit anything, the island state levied the tax to reflect the annual carbon-dioxide emissions of the electricity used to. Carbon Footprint emissions tax Tesla Motors electric utilities plug-in cars Singapore

Highest uptake on record for EVs, while recharging points primed to overtake petrol pumps by 2020

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Latest figures show British motorists are choosing electric propulsion like never before, with year-to-date electric vehicle registrations up 31.8% Nissan Electric cars Electric Highway Plug-in vehicles

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SolidEnergy targeting rechargeable Li-metal smartphone battery in 2016, EV battery with 2x range in 2017

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BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

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BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

More work reported on approaches to stabilizing lithium metal anodes for high energy rechargeable batteries

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Metallic lithium, with a high theoretical capacity of ~3,860 mAh g -1 , is one of the most promising materials for anodes in next-generation high energy rechargeable battery systems for long-range electric vehicles. Arumugam Manthiram, Yongzhu Fu, Sheng-Heng Chung, Chenxi Zu, and Yu-Sheng Su (2014) “Rechargeable Lithium–Sulfur Batteries” Chem.

Your Electric Car Out Of Juice? AAA Tests Roadside Recharging

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Everyone makes mistakes once in a while, and we’re sure most drivers have run out of gasoline at least once in their life. But as the saying goes, it's hard to carry a gallon of electricity back to your plug-in car if the battery is completely out of charge. Which is why AAA is now testing roadside assistance for rapid charging of electric

Roving Recharge Truck from Nissan to Aid Dead Electric Cars

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Japanese electric car owners in eastern Prefecture of Kanagawa can now drive easy without the fear of being stranded with a flat battery pack thanks to a new pilot project being run between Nissan Japan and the Japan Automobile Federation - the Japanese equivalent of the AAA. Stranded owners of cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2012 Mitsubishi i

'Flow Cells' May Let Electric Cars Recharge With Liquid Refills

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Just two months ago, we published an April Fool's piece about a fictional new BP cell research project that would allow battery packs to be refilled at fuel station pumps. Truth is stranger than fiction, truly. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology described a nascent research project--a real one--involving a battery that could

New promising solid-state electrolyte for rechargeable Li-metal batteries

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The new solid-state electrolyte shows electrochemical stability up to 10 V vs Li/Li +. Credit: ACS, Rangasamy et al. Click to enlarge.

Univ. of Missouri team progressing with convection battery; enabling rechargeable lithium-metal batteries

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The technology allows lithium-metal batteries to be recharged without the dendrite failure (short circuit) that has prevented rechargeable lithium-metal batteries from being commercially viable. Masses of dry components of the indicated electrodes.

Hydro-Québec pulls in $22M in licensing fees for manufacture of Li-ion rechargeable battery materials in Q3

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In the third quarter of 2011, Hydro-Québec generated $22 million from the granting of sub-licenses for the manufacture of Li-ion rechargeable battery materials.

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New app makes EV recharging easier

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A new iPhone app could help EV drivers overcome ‘range anxiety’ by putting them in touch with other electric car users who have their own recharging points. The idea, established by Silicon Valley start-up Xatori, is to encourage an community-driven EV charging network where people with recharging facilities make them available to electric car owners [.]. Electric cars ev facilities iPad iPhone recharging Xatori

Toyota teams with WiTricity for wireless EV charging

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Wireless recharging is tipped to be one of the biggest technological step forwards for the market roll-out of electric cars, making it easier and more convenient to recharge EVs without long trailing cables. With that in mind Toyota has entered into a technological collaboration with wireless recharging experts WiTricity to develop practical applications for recharging [.]. Toyota charging Electric cars recharge wireless WiTricity

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.

EU funded project developing fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles

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million (US$5 million) research project to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer batteries for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The PolyZion (Fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery based on ionic liquids) received funding of €2.4 This research involves the development of a new class of fast rechargeable batteries based on a zinc-plastic system incorporating a novel, inexpensive, environmentally sustainable solvent.

RPI researchers develop safe, long-cycling Li-metal rechargeable battery electrode; demonstrate Li-carbon battery

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Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a safe, extended cycling lithium-metal electrode for rechargeable Li-ion batteries by entrapping lithium metal within a porous graphene network (Li-PGN). The RPI team also demonstrated the use of the PGN material as a high-capacity anode, and demonstrated a full-cell configuration with a PGN anode and a lithium-metal/PGN cathode, thus creating a Li-carbon rechargeable battery.

New Lithium rechargeable semi-solid flow cell offers energy densities an order of magnitude greater than previous flow batteries; possible applications in transportation and grid-scale storage

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2011), Semi-Solid Lithium Rechargeable Flow Battery. Scheme of the semi-solid flow cell (SSFC) system using flowing lithium-ion cathode and anode suspensions.