Lithium-ion batteries power many electric cars, bikes and scooters. When they are damaged or overheated, they can ignite or explode. Four engineers explain how to handle these devices safely.
Lithium-ion batteries are holding back the full-scale decarbonization of Canada’s energy grid. Zinc-ion batteries may be the solution.
Our research has found 30,000 farm dams which could be used as energy storage. Solar by day, hydro by night.
Deep sea metallic nodules could help us shift to clean energy. But we don’t know how much damage it will do to ecosystems
We’ll need some new transmission lines to make Australia’s grid ready for the green energy shift. But there are clever ways of making more use out of our existing network.
Nearly 400 new mines could open by 2035 to meet demand for the minerals used in global electrification. Better recycling can help with supply, but mining’s impacts will have to be better managed.
One new battery plant is unlikely to save the UK auto industry, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Community batteries are popular. But that doesn’t mean they’re always the right tool for the job. We have to make sure they do what we want them to do
Lithium extraction in Bolivia poses more than environmental questions: It illustrates how notions about ‘raw materials’ can be at odds with Indigenous relations with the land.
An EV industry expert offers five reasons to be optimistic that the government’s ambitious proposed rules to clean up auto emissions can succeed.
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.