Energy & Green Tech

Using sodium to make more sustainable batteries

The element lithium is used widely in batteries because it results in long-lasting, stable energy storage. However, it's a finite resource, so researchers are hard at work trying to identify alternate materials to use in ...

Automotive

Toyota investing in EV charging network Ionna

Toyota says it's investing in Ionna, teaming with seven other automakers to support the company's implementation of its charging network for battery electric vehicles across North America.

Energy & Green Tech

Indonesia launches first EV battery plant

Indonesia launched its first electric vehicle battery plant on Wednesday, President Joko Widodo said, as Southeast Asian countries move to gain a foothold in the emerging industry.

Energy & Green Tech

New lithium plant inaugurated in Argentina

French mining group Eramet and China's Tsingshan on Wednesday inaugurated a lithium production plant in Argentina to supply the booming electric car industry.

Energy & Green Tech

Hydrovolt to open battery recycling facility in France

Norwegian battery recycling firm Hydrovolt said Tuesday that it will expand internationally by opening a facility in France, boosting a nascent hub for producing electric vehicle batteries.

Engineering

Tomorrow's super battery for electric cars is made of rock

It is the battery in your electric car that determines how far you can drive on one charge and how quickly you can re-charge. However, the lithium-ion battery, the most widely used electric car battery today, has its limitations—in ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers propose measures to optimize battery recycling

A team headed by Prof. Stephan von Delft from the University of Münster has been looking at what effects different strategies for achieving a circular economy with lithium, cobalt and nickel for electric vehicles will have ...

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