Will this one see the light of day?
Every week we write about a new breakthough in battery technology, and yet for some reason none of them ever appear. This week, boffins from the University of New South Wales in Australia and Yokohama National University in Japan have identified a new type of positive electrode material that could lead to more durable solid-state batteries.
We don't need no expensive lithium
HiNa Battery has produced what it is calling the world's first mass production run of sodium-ion batteries which don't use expensive lithium.
630km on a single charge, if it ever sees the light of day
Pohang university boffins led by Professor Soojin Park have developed anode-free lithium batteries which they claim have a longer life on a single charge.
Because the Hindenburg taught us nothing
Italian electrode maker De Nora and Green Energy Storage have partnered to develop a hydrogen battery prototype.
Is there nothing AI can't do?
After decades of humans inventing new battery tech which for some reason never gets to market, it appears that the boffins have come up with a way of making AI do the job for them.
After keeping users in the dark for so long
Fruity cargo cult Apple has finally caved into pressure and bought back the battery percentage gauge on the iOS 16.
Better battery life
Mobvoi made its name with powerfully designed watches and dual display technology in the high-end, enabling good 72-hour smartwatch battery life.
This one will be available next year
Battery maker CATL has confirmed the production of its M3P batteries that will deliver next year and might be cheaper than current tech.
Better than making sandcastles
Polar Night Energy says it's just opened its first commercial sand battery at the premises of "new energy" company Vatajankoski, a few hours out of Helsinki.
Apple's throttling will be obvious
Scientists at the University of Buffalo experimenting with next-generation battery designs have demonstrated how magnetism might be used to bring a new level of precision to the way we monitor a battery's state of charge.