NIO launches its ES8 all-electric SUV in China

Electric vehicle startup NIO has launched its first production car, the ES8 – a fully electric SUV with 220 miles of range, fast charging that will top off the battery entirely in one hour of chargi

Quick-charging battery startup StoreDot gets $60M on $500M valuation led by Daimler

As we continue to see a proliferation of wireless connected devices make their way into the mainstream consumer electronics market, there has been growing attention on a key issue that will be central

Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi on the future of two-wheeled EVs

Electric cars and buses have already begun to take over the world, but the motorcycle industry has been much slower to put out all-electric and hybrid models. TechCrunch recently caught up with Zero M

Kado wants to make the world’s thinnest charger

What can you wrap up in ribbons? Stick in your sock? And what can you take out in public and not get thrown in the dock? The Kado phone charger, of course. This new product by Itay Hasid and Daniel As

Google ‘strongly’ recommends against third-party fast charging technology on Android

Everyone, it seems, is going the fast charging route these days. Thanks to the nearing ubiquity of USB-C on flagship devices, the feature is quickly becoming a standard – “standard” in the sense

Crunch Report | GoPro Seriously Botches Earnings

GoPro's earnings report is pretty bad, Yelp to lay off 4% of workforce, YouTube upgrades its comments system, Ford has ideas for last-mile tech and the Obama administration looks to create 48 national

Nissan expands its free charging promotion as electric car competition from Tesla and others heats up

To say that Nissan is watching Tesla’s every move would be an understatement. The Japanese automaker started this month with a splash, announcing it is expanding its No Charge to Charge promotio

Amazon bans the sale of rogue USB-C cables

There's good news in the fight against rogue USB-C cables, some of which have caused major problems with smartphones and laptops, after Amazon tightened the regulations around the type of cables that

Intel Invests In Qnovo’s Battery Boosting Tech

Qnovo, a Newark, California-based firm that's been developing battery charging enhancement technology since 2010, is today announcing an $8.6 million Series B funding round, with Intel Capital joining

Tesla’s Robotic Metal Snake Charger Is “For Realz”

Tesla is coming off of a rough earnings day, but that didn't stop the company from showing off some awesome stuff. Today, the company tweeted out a demo of something its founder and CEO Elon Musk h

Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

Tesla showed off its upcoming battery swapping technology for the Model S electric vehicle last year, which would let users change out their battery rather than charging when on the road for a quick f

Meet Phorce, A Smart Bag That Charges Your Gadgets And Provides Power Management Via Bluetooth

I like gadgets, and almost out of necessity I also like bags. The Phorce, a new project hitting Kickstarter today, knows that there are many out there like me, and wants to provide a bag-based chargin

Fujitsu Developing True Wireless Charging System

<img src="" />While there's been other attempts to create a truly convenient wireless charging solution, not all of them have bee

Curbside car chargers should start showing up next year

<img src="" />Given the limited range in fully electric cars, charging points are going to be an important part of the infrastructure i

Fact: iPhone 4 takes 23 percent longer to charge via USB than via electrical outlet

<img src="" />Well look at this. The <a HREF="">iPhone 4</a> takes an average of 23 percen

Hidden gadget charging station could save marriages

<img src="" />I have what I consider to be a modest number of gadgets lying around the house. The exact number is usu

All hail the ten-armed USB charging cable

<img src="" alt="charger" />Aaaand here we have the only charging cable you'll ever need. Is it a tangled mess wait

Portable USB hub features solar charging

<img src="" alt="solar" />Here we have a combination USB hub, rechargeable battery extender, and solar doodad in one. The 2.5- by 2.5-inch squ

Review: InCharge for Wii induction charger

  Short Version: Wii owners sick of replacing controller batteries every couple weeks will find Tekno Creations’ $35 InCharge contact-less charging system to be a good investment.

Power your notebook with a little foot power and the YoGen MaxT

<img src="">Perfect! Now you can go camping and not worry about recharging your notebook in the great outdoors. The <a href="http:
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