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Toshiba claims EV battery breakthrough: 200-mile charge in 6 minutes

Toshiba's next-gen SCiB battery uses a new anode material.

Faster charging, more density and longer life through a titanium niobium oxide anode.

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Lithium air battery makes breakthrough with graphene electrode

Not Ready For Prime Time, But Tech Looks Promising

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a lithium-air battery that demonstrates high density, high efficiency, and long cycle life.

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A123 to collaborate with SolidEnergy on a battery to quadruple range

A123 makes a pretty good lithium battery that has a high-cycle life and can put out loads of power. What it's not so good at, however, is holding a lot of energy. At least, not when compared to the Panasonic cells that Tesla Motors uses in the Model S. Sure, it's great for hybrids and city-car applications like the Domenick Yoney

Neal Saiki claims battery breakthrough gives more range, costs less

Engineering challenges are like a siren's call to Neal Saiki. Since leaving Zero Motorcycles in early 2011, the company he co-founded with his wife Lisa, he's spent lots of time and effort wrestling

GM-backed Envia claims huge advance in cheaper, better batteries for 300-mile EVs

Looking for signs that the automotive landscape may be changing sooner than most people realize? Here's one. Domenick Yoney

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Mindset E-Motion re-emerges with doubly-dense battery claim

Remember the Mindset E-Motion? When last we had news of this Murat Günak creation, the folks behind it (Spirt Avert AG, now known as Mindset Holding AG) were seeking 152 million development dollars at a time when many of the world's major economies were sitting on their posteriors, looking up at the cliff from which they'd fal

Plug-in batteries could offer 10 times more range, 10 times faster charging in near future

What is perceived as the main barrier to seeing an electric vehicle (EV) in every driveway? Simple: a range that's too short and charging times that are too long. Now, what if a battery technology was developed that would allow you could drive for 500 miles straight and then recharge the battery in 10 minutes? Exactly. There would be a lot wailing and gnashing of teeth by those who just sank billions into tar sand projects and pipelines.

Supercapacitor breakthrough beats batteries with graphene *UPDATE

In the coming decades, hybrids, and maybe even all-electric vehicles, may cruise without batteries. Instead, the energy in these vehicles of the future will be stored in a supercapacitor which could be recharged in minutes, possibly seconds. We've heard of the potential of supercaps (and ultracapacitors) before, but res

Breakthrough battery to drop this year?

Last week, John Doerr (pictured right) was giving a briefing to a Senate committee discussing the current economic, climate and energy security crises and possible solutions. Doerr is a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and as