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A123 claims new battery technology will result in cheaper EVs

06/12/2012, Electric vehicles (EVs) are not exactly the cheapest rides out there in the market, but they do hold the promise of offering cheaper maintenance in terms of fuel consumption simply because all it requires would be a power outlet to juice up its battery...

New battery electrode could last 40,000 charge cycles

11/25/2011, As our smartphones start doing more for us and become more feature packed, the more battery it would drain, but the thing is it does not matter how big a battery you have because the more you charge it, the less effective it becomes, ultimately resulting...

NEC’s new battery technology said to last twice as long

10/17/2011, While we long for new battery technology that will be able to let us use our smartphones or tablets for longer periods of time, NEC has managed to develop a new lithium-ion battery technology that they are claiming will be able to double the life span of...

Sony to start building batteries for electric vehicles

07/14/2011, With the popularity of electric vehicles (EV) growing, albeit slowly but surely, it seems that Sony has decided not to be left out of the loop and has jumped aboard the EV bandwagon. No, this does not mean that we will be seeing Sony branded EVs rolling...

Apple dense lithium cell patent could extend battery life

02/17/2011, There is a spanking new Apple patent filing that  was published by the USPTO, which could potentially lead to a significantly longer battery life in future Apple products – just when you thought that the iPad’s battery life was already the...

Huge batteries offer New York grid added stability

01/11/2011, Lithium ion batteries look set to be no longer the domain of notebooks and other portable electronics in the near future – in fact, a bunch of truck-size battery banks are currently delivering quick bursts of juice to the electricity grid in upstate...

New Anode Material Increases Li-ion Battery Capacity By 30 Percent

10/28/2010, With the increasing power and features of new smartphones, battery life has been an issue that manufacturers have yet to address. Now a Japanese group of researchers have developed a new oxide negative-electrode material that can enhance the capacity,...

iBatt iPhone Cradle With Battery Pack

04/12/2010, iPhone battery packs, such as the Mophie Juice Pack, are abundant, but rarely do you see one with a unique form factor such as the iBatt. The iBatt is a battery pack that can double up as a dock and a landscape mode stand for your iPhone 3G/3GS. It sports...

Hitachi Looks To Come Up With 10-year Lithium-ion Batteries

04/05/2010, Hitachi has apparently come up with a technology that is able to double the usable lifetime of a lithium-ion battery, which will certainly be welcome by all consumers all around. The method that Hitachi uses will extend the life of the manganese cathodes...

New Lithium-sulfur Batteries From The Folks At Stanford

03/14/2010, All the coolest gadgets in the market probably have a common problem – battery life. With plenty of external batteries being created to sustain your iPhone when used in an extended trip, it’s obvious that battery technology is lagging behind....

New Battery Technology To Improve Lithium-ion Battery Life

02/04/2010, Are you, like most of us, dissatisfied with the current battery technology? After all, nobody likes their gadgets/computer running out of juice. A Japanese company, Eamex, claims that it has found a way to sort out the current issues we’re having...

Porsche Shows Lithium-ion Car Battery

11/24/2009, Weight is obviously one of the many enemies of fuel economy, and while folks who can afford Porsches generally shouldn’t have to worry about fuel economy, it’s still interesting to see Porsche come out with a lithium-ion replacement main...