05 décembre 2016

Fisker officially unveils the design of its new electric car: EMotion

Credit photo Fisker After releasing a few teasers over the past few weeks and using some shady techniques to hype the product in subsequent articles, Henrik Fisker officially unveiled the design of its upcoming new electric car today and gave it a name: EMotion.As you can see from the renders above and below, the vehicle features a low profile, quite aggressive-looking front fascia, and a large curved windshield not unlike the Tesla Model X’s. In a press release for the unveil today (read in full below), Fisker claims that the... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2015

Electric-Car Battery Breakthroughs: Ultimate Guide

If it wasn't so important for the future of electric cars, it could almost get tiresome: Just how do you improve batteries for longer life, quicker charging and a greater range? Inspired by Popular Mechanics' look at potential electric vehicle and hybrid battery breakthroughs, here is a compilation of our previous battery tech articles into one handy guide. Which of the following will be our batteries of the future? Aluminum-air We've all heard--and laughed off--stories of water-powered cars. It just isn't possible on any practical,... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2015

Graphene Could Kill Lithium-Ion Batteries

Don’t break out the widow’s weeds just yet, but it looks like momentum is building for energy storage to move past the lithium-ion phase and get into the more powerful territory of lithium-sulfur technology. In the latest development, a multinational research team has figured out how to overcome a major obstacle in the path of lithium-sulfur energy storage, by using graphene as a “bridge” between different components. In theory, lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries possess far greater energy density than the familiar lithium-ion (Li-ion),... [Lire la suite]