Could 20-year, million-mile battery be Tesla’s next breakthrough?

Tesla Model YBattery research revealed earlier this month and affiliated with Tesla could suggest that the company is well on its way to bringing a million-mile battery to market. The result could last three times as long as Tesla’s current cells—6,000 cycles, across a wide temperature range—and be the electric-car brand’s “secret...

Rusting sheet metal could generate electricity for EVs

Rusted car, Strezlecki Track, Australia (via Wikimedia)All those rusty buoys, boats, and piers along the world’s coastlines could be doing something much more useful, say scientists at CalTech and Northwestern University. They could be generating electricity. In a paper released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last month, chemistry professors Tom Miller from CalTech and...

Hyundai Kona Electric explodes in Montreal garage

2019 Hyundai Kona ElectricThe explosion of a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric in a Montreal, Canada, garage Saturday literally blew the doors off. The owner, Piero Cosantino, told the CBC the car was not even plugged in at the time of the explosion. The report was the first in North America, and possibly the first report in the world, of a Kona Electric explosion or fire. No one...

VW holds battery suppliers tight amid anticipated shortages

Volkswagen MEB platform architectureVolkswagen is taking new measures to hold its battery suppliers close, as battery suppliers are reportedly still skeptical of whether consumers will buy electric cars in large numbers—and hesitant to make the large investments necessary. So VW is partnering with battery suppliers to provide funding to build and expand battery factories...