Toyota to Recycle Car Batteries into Energy Management Systems

February 5, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has recently announced its plans to recycle old NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hybrid) batteries from their hybrid cars. The batteries will be recycled into energy management systems. The venture will start from April and aims for the more effective use of resources used in batteries. The recycled systems will be sold via TMC's energy business company, Toyota Turbine and ...

FedEx to Test Nissan e-NV200, May Include in its Fleet

July 17, 2012 / No Comments

FedEx, one of the largest courier services company in the world, will test the new 100% Electric Nissan e-NV200, starting this month. FedEx will test the EV in the Yokohama area in Japan. FedEx has already conducted a trial of the vehicle last winter in Europe. Hope this final test would be enough to convince the courier giant to include the ...

New Li-ion Battery Holds Seven Times More Energy

July 2, 2012 / No Comments

Development of clean technologies has made dependence on batteries, especially Lithium-ion batteries, a lot more than before. They find application in a wide variety of stuff, ranging from electric cars to energy back up storage and also most electronic gadgets like smart phones and laptops. To accentuate these technologies the battery life has to shoot up, without increasing the size. Researches ...

Old Electric Car Batteries May Find Use in Solar and Wind Farms

April 15, 2010 / No Comments

The increase in the number of electric vehicles means there will be a lot of batteries. Some of these batteries may complete their lifecycle with the life of the vehicle, and some may go out early, and that means we will have a lot of batteries to deal with in the future. Recycling, of course sounds like a very viable ...

Nanotech-enhanced Clothes to Store Energy for Charging Gadgets

February 23, 2010 / No Comments

Stanford University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering has made advances in creating clothes that would be capable of acting like batteries, holding enough energy to charge our gadgets. The way things appear, these fabrics would be more like lightweight batteries in conventional clothing, and not some weird, impractical dress hiding batteries.

Panasonic to Work With Tesla on EV Batteries

January 7, 2010 / No Comments

About a month ago, Panasonic's president, Fumio Ohtsubo, made an announcement that the company has plans to invest $1 billion in developing green technologies. It seems that not only was he serious, he actually already had solid plans in mind.

New Power Packed Lithium Battery, Charges Up in Seconds

March 13, 2009 / No Comments

Lithium ion batteries that are in the market today are already being hailed as major breakthroughs and are helping both the automobile industry as well as the electronic field in producing gadgets that are smaller, lighter and far more efficient than ever before. But how about turning that up a couple of notches by creating cell phones that are fully charged ...