Tag: electric cars

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Cobalt-Free Batteries Could Power Cars of the Future

January 22, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Many electric vehicles are powered by batteries that contain cobalt — a metal that carries high financial, environmental, and social costs. MIT researchers have now designed a battery material that could offer a more sustainable way to power electric cars. […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Important Decisions Ahead in EU’s Push For Cleaner EV Batteries

August 4, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The European Parliament passed groundbreaking legislation [last] month which, for the first time, sets environmental protections throughout the entire life cycle of batteries — including the sourcing of raw materials, production and recycling. EU Environment Ministers are expected to rubberstamp […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar-Powered EV Charging from Electrify America — New Project

February 16, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

Electric cars are clean, but solar-powered electric cars are much cleaner. For years, many electric car drivers have been charging up with solar power at home, but solar-powered charging away from home is a bit more challenging. Tesla CEO Elon […]

Energy Economics

A European Response To The US Inflation Reduction Act

January 24, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The European Green Deal is one of the world’s most ambitious climate policies to usher the European Union into the net zero economy by 2050. To happen, it will require a massive ramp up of technologies from wind turbines to […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

‘Freeze-thaw battery’ is adept at preserving its energy

April 19, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Scientists have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity. The development of the “freeze-thaw battery,” which freezes its energy for use later, is a step toward batteries that […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

What Equipment Do You Need To Charge An Electric Car In The USA?

October 7, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

There are four types of electric car plugs in North America. Each plug is compatible with different electric vehicles as well as capable of providing a certain amount of power. Just like how the iPhone has one plug and Android […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How ‘green’ are electric cars?

April 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

With the ban of new petrol and diesel cars in place in the UK by 2030, sales of electric cars are expected to surge. Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles accounted for more than 1 in 10 vehicle registrations in 2020, […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

E.ON – E-cars now charge dynamically at E.ON

November 23, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

With effect from today, dynamic charging for electric cars are available at E.ON headquarters in Essen. An intelligent load management system not only ensures that there is always enough energy available for charging, but also that load peaks and thus […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How dangerous are burning electric cars?

September 1, 2020

Via: Science Daily Energy

There’ s a loud bang, and then it starts: A battery module of an electric car is on fire in the Hagerbach test tunnel. A video of the test impressively shows the energy stored in such batteries: Meter-long flames hiss […]