Two sensors attached at the sides of the batteries measure the magnetic field generated by the flow of electrical current in order to determine the battery’s level of charge.
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The McLaren P1 looks like it belongs on a race track, but its maker hints that this “production-ready version” might someday be an option for your daily commute. The super-PHEV, which will make its world debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, uses the combined force of a V8 gas engine and an electric motor… Read more »
Wildcat Discovery Technologies is a venture-backed start-up residing in sunny San Diego. Launched in late 2006, it makes efficient use of just 32 employees. The company has developed proprietary methods for rapidly synthesizing energy-storage materials. Serial entrepreneurs Prof. Peter Schultz and Robert Downs have worked together for a number of years at the Genomics Novartis… Read more »
Nissan announced that, “as a good will gesture,” it has bought two LEAFs back from Arizona owners, using a formula in the state’s “lemon law.” Apparently, the battery brouhaha that started back in May did not end with Nissan’s statement last week, in which the company acknowledged that the LEAF’s batteries may wear out faster… Read more »
Envia Systems crushed the record for energy density of an automotive rechargeable Li-ion battery at 400Wh/kg. Now all the small start-up has to do is partner with everybody, become the industry standard, and change the world. Most of us know the public library as a place to get some free Wi-Fi, meet up with people for… Read more »
Croatian firm Rimac Automobili’s Concept_One EV will be on display at next week’s Top Marques Monaco, a trade show for the most luxurious of cars, boats and other billionaire supplies, hosted by Prince Albert himself. The “supercar event” takes place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, next to the Monaco Formula 1 circuit. The… Read more »
Getting the most out of an electric vehicle requires an understanding of the charging basics. Two of the most common issues people ask me about are where to charge and how long charging takes. Often, people are concerned that charging stations aren’t on every corner the way gas stations are. On a recent trip, my… Read more »