• Porsche offering new li-ion battery for the new 911 and Boxster

    So you know that old lead acid battery in your car? It’s time to think about replacing it with something new. It never occurred to me, but it makes sense – why not replace that old technology with something a bit more efficient? Read More

  • Panasonic unveils Lithium-Ion battery module and home fuel cell cogeneration facility

    Panasonic has on display at CEATEC a “1.5 kWh battery module [made] from 18650-type (18 mm in diameter x 65 mm in length) lithium-ion battery cells, which are widely used in laptop computers, to provide energy storage solutions for a wide range of environmentally friendly energy technologies.” String a couple of these suckers together to store the juice collected from the solar… Read More

  • MIT engineers remodel the Li-ion battery to recharge in a matter of seconds

    MIT engineers, led by Professor Gerbrand Ceder, have developed a type of high-speed tunnel for transporting electrical energy through lithium iron phosphate. Why should we care what those snooty MIT engineers are up to? Because this new process could allow for smaller and lighter cell phone batteries that recharge in a matter of seconds rather than hours. It could also lead to a quick recharge… Read More

  • Li-ion battery makers appeal to Congress for $1bn in aid

    There’s a lot of money going out the door for the auto makers (well, maybe) and more so for the finance business, so I think it’s wise for some of the less bubble-orientated sectors to point out now just how little they need to establish or reinvigorate themselves. Public radio could use a boost, space programs are comparatively cheap, and now a consortium of battery makers is… Read More