US-made EV batteries and California’s monkeypox emergency

News: US Senate Democrats passed a law last week This could significantly reduce the country’s carbon emissions. One of the key components of the bill is the extension of electric vehicle tax credits designed to aid the adoption of EVs by giving buyers $7,500 to purchase a qualifying new electric vehicle or $4,000 for used […]

Longer-lasting electric car batteries and Big Tech’s challenge

Fully charged: Electric vehicles are getting more popular, but they’re still limited in how far they can travel on a single charge – a Tesla Model 3 can go about 350 miles before it needs to be charged. On the quest to produce batteries that can take us farther safely, Solid Power is working to […]

This startup wants to pack more energy into EV batteries

This solid-state battery technology is still years away from commercialization—Solid Power plans to produce enough material for 800,000 cars a year by 2028—but if it proves practical, the batteries could significantly improve the performance of electric vehicles. However, Solid Power will not manufacture and sell full batteries in the future. Instead, it will provide solid […]

Lithium-ion batteries cause another fire in NYC

New York City officials say a lithium-ion battery charged at a bike shop caused a massive fire in Queens on Monday, making it the last fire ignited by e-bike and scooter batteries. The fire department said the fire had reached the second floor of a three-story, mixed-use building, according to Fox News. The response required […]

Biden Administration Starts $3 Billion Plan for Electric Car Batteries

The Biden administration plans to begin a $3.1 billion effort Monday to spur domestic production of advanced batteries, which is essential to its plan to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy. President Biden has encouraged automakers to use electric vehicles and utilities to switch to solar, wind and other clean energy, saying […]

Energy shift creates opening for ‘world’s biggest batteries’

LUDINGTON, Michigan (AP) — An asphalt and clay pond that spans a cliff overlooking Lake Michigan like a giant swimming pool, holding enough water to power 1.6 million households. This is part of the Ludington Pumped Storage Facility, which uses simple technology: Water is transferred from a lower reservoir – in this case a lake […]

These plastic batteries could help store renewable energy on the grid

Susan Babinec, who runs the energy storage program, says conductive polymers could become a major player in grid storage, but whether that happens will depend on how quickly the company can scale its technology and most importantly the cost of batteries. at the Argonne National Laboratory. Some Research It points to US$20 per kilowatt-hour storage […]

US agency opens investigation into electric vehicle batteries

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have launched an investigation into electric and hybrid vehicle batteries after five automakers recalled them for possible defects that could cause a fire or stall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the investigation covered more than 138,000 vehicles with batteries manufactured by South Korea’s LG Energy Solution. General […]

Hunt for the ‘Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push

KASULO, Democratic Republic of Congo — A man in a pinstripe suit with a red pocket square walked around the edge of a giant pit one April afternoon where hundreds of workers often toil in flip-flops, burrowing deep into the ground with shovels and pickaxes. His polished leather shoes crunched on dust the miners had […]

Your Batteries Have Expired Downtime

ALAMEDA, California — The new Whoop fitness tracker wraps around the wrist like any other health monitor or smartwatch. But you can also buy a sports bra or leggings equipped with this little device, which can be an electronic strip sewn into the fabric of the clothes. Whoop’s chief technology officer, John Capodilupo, said squeezing […]