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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

No cobalt, no Tesla?

The battery industry uses 42 percent of global cobalt production, critical for Lithium-ion cells. Much of the world’s supply of cobalt comes out of Africa. Chinese players recently bought controllin

This battery is powered by bacteria

Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have created a “bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper.” The project is aimed at creating batteries for disposable microelectr

DOE small biz voucher awards include vehicles and fuel cells

The US Department of Energy has awarded $8 million in Small Business Vouchers to 43 businesses, including ten projects aimed at making hydrogen fuel cells cheaper and more efficient, and six projects

Used BMW i batteries store solar power at home

BMW i joins Tesla and Mercedes-Benz in bringing energy storage home with its new system, which has yet to be given a catchy name. The system uses new or used batteries from the BMW i3 electric car to

New technology extends lithium-ion battery life

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/eamex_lithium_ion.jpg" /> A Japanese company called <a href="http://www.eamex.co.jp/index_e.html">Eamex</a> claims it has found <a href=

New battery material could boost efficiency of electric cars by a factor of ten

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/picture-17.png" /> Electric cars have one major problem: Especially in the case of long drives, owners have to make too many stops to ch