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The Importance of Professor Goodenough

John Goodenough is not a household name, yet the majority of households in the developed world make use of his discoveries virtually every day. It was Professor Goodenough who oversaw the major breakthrough in lithium ion battery technology during his time at Oxford University where he brewed the secret sauce for modern lithium batteries back in the late seventies

41 Insane Facts About Tesla Motors

The case for electric cars may seem clear to many of us, even while the authorities and sworn petrol-heads refuse to see sense. The truth is that we rely on a handful of visionary industrialists and politicians to invest in infrastructure, publicity and incentives while we try to enjoy the benefits and spread the word

Aussie Electric Bus 1004km range

You may already have heard of the Brighsun Bus with a range over 1000kms on a single charge. The launch of this extraordinary vehicle took place in Yuroke which is an hour's drive north of Melbourne CBD last Friday 30th October. The launch was attended by Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment who confirmed the bus

Nissan Autonomous Electric

Nissan unveiled an autonomous concept car at the Tokyo motor show currently running in Japan, that points to the second wave of disruption about to hit the auto industry (the first being electric vehicles). This electric concept indicates the ability for autonomous driving as well as driver control at the press of a button when required. The video promo

500km Charge in 5 minutes

Not surprisingly with the amount of money in battery R&D, technological breakthroughs are happening on a regular basis.  Many of these 'breakthroughs' will for whatever reasons not make it to market.  We have reported on a number of battery technologies that look very promising and one that seems to be improving rapidly simply blows away the 'hours

Tesla Sign Dahn Lab

Tesla Motors have signed an exclusive 5 year research agreement with Dahn Labs. Dahn Labs are a battery research group at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada headed up by professor Jeff Dahn. Global battery research has undergone a transformation over the past decade as the advent of electric vehicles and battery storage expand

Battery Breakthrough

We've reported quite a bit about batteries over the years with a lot of hopeful technologies promising greater energy density, lower costs and improved performance. Battery research has been frantic in the last few years with many organisations from IBM to leading universities to various startups vying for the holy grail of cheap, environmentally and operationally safe,

EV Surge Begins

In a report released on the 24th March 2015, the German based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemburg (ZSW) stated the global numbers for electric vehicles is close to three quarters of a million vehicles (740,000) with just about half of those (320,000) being purchased in 2014 and that's despite lower global oil prices.  The United