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Breaking down the Tesla Model S weight distribution

While lacking a traditional internal combustion engine up front as well as a center mounted transmission, the Tesla Model S still tips the scales at a hefty 4,647.3 lb (2,108 kg), but where does all the weight come from? 45 more words

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Electric Car Drivers Could Throw America Into Rolling Blackouts

The founder of electric car battery company TankTwo likes to revisit the 2003 Northeast Blackout, when power went out from the greater New York City area and into the Midwest. 1,121 more words

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Eco-friendly New Battery Made of Pine Resin and Seeds

Even though today’s lithium batteries are efficient, they cause a range of resource and environmental problems. Uppsala researchers have now come up with a very interesting alternative using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed) and pine resin, along with a clever recycling strategy. 368 more words

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French Power Company Takes Control of Silicon Valley Battery Startup

French energy giant Engie has bought an 80% stake in Green Charge Networks, a California-based startup that sells battery systems and software that help building owners store and manage energy. 383 more words


Main Players, Technologies, Trends, and Forecasts for Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Buses 2016-2026

Electric vehicles are reigniting the battery market, with manufacturers rushing to claim their stake in the expanding market of larger batteries for electric busses. The market is estimated to grow to $30 billion by the end of 2026, making it the largest portion of the overall battery market. 102 more words


This Company May Have Solved the Electric Car Charging Problem

What’s the concern you always hear about electric cars? That they take so long to charge, right?

At New York City’s Tech Day 2016, The Observer got a look at the new solution for electric car charging from… 399 more words


A Model to Recycle Smartphone Li-ion Batteries into Solar Power Systems

Despite their hefty price tag, smartphones have an average consumer lifetime of about three years. The lithium ion batteries that power them, however, can last for about five years—meaning that just about every discarded smartphone generates e-waste and squanders the battery’s twilight years. 71 more words

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