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Economist 9/17/14

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Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

“New research by a California-based team could change the way lithium-ion batteries are charged in consumer electronics products and electric cars, leading to longer lifetimes and more useful batteries,” Martyn Williams reports for IDG News Service. 156 more words


New manufacturing process allows for solid state batteries that hold twice the charge as Li-ion

Lithium-ion batteries power most of our devices these days but come with a number if downfalls including safety issues. Now, it appears a new manufacturing process will allow for solid state batteries to be produced that are both more affordable and more reliable than current gen lithium-ion options. 194 more words


The next big battery disruption isn't coming next year

If you were to track the upgrades for your Apple iPhone or Toyota Prius from their introduction to today, you will see a familiar arc in the technology industry: performance multiplies, the product is refined, jobs are created, even entire industries are reworked. 1,718 more words


Tesla's Not-So-Secret Plan for World Domination

Tesla is arguably the first successful American automobile startup since the 1920s when Chrysler was founded. In 2012, Tesla produced about 2,600 cars. In 2013, Tesla produced about… 638 more words


Tesla plans to boost car production, picks Reno for possible Gigafactory

What’s interesting: Well, for starters, Tesla Motors’ second quarter shareholder letter included news that the company has already broken ground in Reno, Nev. for what could be the site of a planned $5 billion Gigafactory plant. 360 more words


Batteries not required?

By Dennis Draeger

Energy storage will always be necessary, but research is leading toward a future without the need for bulky batteries that hold back miniaturization and limit functions. 678 more words

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