Category: technology

IEA Predicts 250 Million EVs On The Road By 2030

What a difference a year makes. Last year, the International Energy Agency annual report predicted there would be 125 million EVs on the road worldwide by 2030. Its new 2019 report is out and it has doubled that prediction to 250 million electric vehicles by 2030, assuming the 25 nations that are part of the…
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31st May 2019 0

These Lithium-Ion Batteries Can’t Catch Fire Because They Harden on Impact

Lithium-ion batteries commonly used in consumer electronics are notorious for bursting into flame when damaged or improperly packaged. These incidents occasionally have grave consequences, including burns, house fires and at least one plane crash. Inspired by the weird behaviour of some liquids that solidify on impact, researchers have developed a practical and inexpensive way to…
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30th May 2019 0

Ford ‘Mach-E’ electric crossover takes aim for Tesla Model Y

Ford is poised to reveal what could be its most crucial (and controversial) model yet: an all-electric, Mustang-inspired crossover. Due to go on sale in 2020, a concept will be unveiled later this year and the brand claims it will transfer the spirit of the iconic pony car into a truly 21st century Tesla Model…
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29th May 2019 0

Nissan LEAF Batteries To Outlast Car By 10-12 Years

Some would argue otherwise, but this is fantastic news. Nissan keeps a close tab on battery degradation and overall charging patterns of its fleet of over 400,000 LEAFs on the road today. While many people continue to discount Nissan for its lack of active thermal management for its batteries, the automaker’s data is compelling. Recent Nissan…
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27th May 2019 0

Adding Giant Batteries To This Hydro Project Creates A ‘Virtual Dam’ With Less Environmental Impact

A Chilean utility has broken ground on a 50 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy storage project – equivalent to the capacity of 5 million iPhones – paired with a run-of-river hydroelectric facility. The battery will be capable of storing electricity produced from the hydro generation without needing to construct a dam or make use of a…
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24th May 2019 0