Electric cars are now appearing on Australian roads. But can electric utes meet the more exacting needs of our tradies?
The UK needs an industrial strategy to counter the rise of EU battery manufacturing.
Mining nodules from the deep ocean seabed could provide the metals crucial for today’s EV batteries and renewable energy technology, but little is known about the harm it could cause.
it’s hard to justify buying a battery right now on cost savings alone. If other reasons also matter to you, it’s easier to justify.
China controls much of the global EV supply chain, but electric vehicles that use its parts and minerals won’t qualify for new US EV tax credits. Can America build its own supply chain?
A key ingredient for a green future is currently derived from fossil fuels.
No electric vehicle maker currently meets all the bill’s supply chain requirements, not even Tesla. One big reason: China.
Between reuse and recycling, what happens to the batteries of electric vehicles?
We have underestimated the energy potential of our ears: deformations in the ear canal could be used to power in-ear technologies.
One species of eel can discharge 860 volts of electricity – that’s 200-fold higher than the top voltage of a single lithium-ion battery.
The largest category of power plants applying to connect to the US grid are now solar, and over a third of those are hybrids that include battery storage.
From pulling carbon dioxide out of the air to turning water into fuel, innovators are developing new technologies and pairing existing ones to help slow global warming.
Bidirectional charging is the next big stage for electric vehicles. But storing power in your car and sending it back to your house involves more than flipping a switch.
Lithium is essential for batteries that power electric vehicles and store energy from solar and wind farms. A new U.S. source could provide 10 times more lithium than the country uses today.
A team of researchers found 35,000 pairs of existing reservoirs, lakes and old mines in the US that could be turned into long-term energy storage – and they don’t need dams on rivers.
Renewable energy is expanding at a record pace, but still not fast enough. Here are the key areas to watch for progress in bringing more wind and solar into the power grid in 2022.
The US is generating more electricity than ever from wind and solar power – but often it’s not needed at the time it’s produced. Advanced energy storage technologies make that power available 24/7.
Some lithium-ion batteries can now propel a car 250 miles on a ten-minute charge.
With an average shelf life of nine years, the coming tsunami of waste EV batteries needs action now.
Right now, the nation is almost entirely dependent on other countries for minerals that are used in everything from wind turbines to strike fighters and satellites.