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Tesla pays $1.5 million to make battery class action go away
Published in News


Throttling stopped cars from catching fire

in 2019, Tesla pushed an over-the-air update to its Model S sedans following an incident when the vehicle caught fire in a Hong Kong car park.

Apple's update kills battery life
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 02 June 2021 11:23

Apple's update kills battery life


iOS 14.6 update bought minor changes and battery woes

Apple fanboys have turned to Twitter and Reddit to complain about how pants Apple's  iOS 14.6 update was to their expensive toys.

Big battery business set for Norway
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:18

Big battery business set for Norway


Big names looking to make big bucks from the fjords

Panasonic, Equinor and Norsk Hydro will explore opportunities to set up a lithium-ion battery production business in Norway.

Panasonic developing new battery for Tesla
Published in News
Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:29

Panasonic developing new battery for Tesla


Stores more and is cheaper to make

Panasonic is working to develop a new battery cell for Tesla which has a larger cylindrical format called 4680 that can store more energy and is easier to make.

Li-ion market roars
Published in News
Thursday, 20 August 2020 10:35

Li-ion market roars


Like a Li-ion in Zion

A new IDTechEx report has noticed that the Li-ion battery market is growing and significant investments are now being made into building out capacity.

China develops million mile batteries
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 11:30

China develops million mile batteries


Wait for US Big Oil to try and kill the idea

Chinese outfit Contemporary Amperex Technology has developed a power pack that lasts more than a million miles -- an industry landmark and a potential boon for automakers trying to sway drivers to their EV models.

AIWAYS makes car batteries safer
Published in Transportation
Monday, 04 May 2020 10:34

AIWAYS makes car batteries safer


With a sandwich

AIWAYS has revealed further details of its ‘sandwich’ structure battery pack, which improves stability and significantly reduces the risk of battery safety incidents. By separating the dry and wet areas of the cell, AIWAYS negates the risk of coolant leakage – a cause of more than 80 percent of battery safety incidents.

Lithium Glass batteries move to next stage
Published in News
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:50

Lithium Glass batteries move to next stage


Battery technology might have legs

For ages, we have been writing about battery breakthroughs and yet none of them seems to appear in your smartphone.  However, a rapid-charging and non-flammable battery developed in part by 2019 Nobel Prize winner John Goodenough (pictured) has been licensed for development by the Canadian electric utility Hydro-Québec.

Big Blue comes up with batteries from the sea
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My lap-top smells of fish

Big Blue boffins have developed a new battery whose unique ingredients can be extracted from seawater instead of mining.