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Scientists find new battery failure mechanism for electric vehicles

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries - a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery lifespan. The...

Hydrogen vehicles might soon become the global norm

Roughly one billion cars and trucks zoom about the world's roadways. Only a few run on hydrogen. This could change after a breakthrough achieved by...

New tech helps autonomous vehicles better detect nearby fast-moving objects

A self-driving car has a hard time recognizing the difference between a toddler and a brown bag that suddenly appears into view because of...

Uber or Lyft electric car swap could save 3 times more carbon than yours

Replacing a gas-powered ride-hailing vehicle with an electric vehicle can deliver three times the carbon benefits of a personally owned electric car, according to...

New battery design could extend the range of electric cars

A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of battery-powered electric vehicles. In a study published...

Solar energy farms could offer second life for electric vehicle batteries

As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for...

Graphene-reinforced carbon fiber could help produce affordable, stronger car materials

A new way of creating carbon fibers — which are typically expensive to make — could one day lead to using these lightweight, high-strength...

New tech could improve fuel economy for passenger vehicles, light duty trucks

A technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could pave the way for increased fuel economy and...

This clever new robot rover could conquer sand traps

Built with wheeled appendages that can be lifted, a new robot developed with U.S. Army funding has complex locomotion techniques robust enough to allow...

Scientists build promising supercapacitor for electronics and electric vehicles

A new supercapacitor based on manganese oxide could combine the storage capacity of batteries with the high power and fast charging of other supercapacitors,...

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