January 17th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Tesla recently wowed the world with another innovation introduced at the end of 2017—the Tesla Semi. Engineer Brian McManus wanted to know how much energy a battery will need to power the Tesla Semi, and how much the battery would weigh. Watch the video to see his conclusions.
January 5th, 2018 | by April Gocha
NGK Spark Plugs, the Japanese company that leads the global spark plug market, is turning its focus away from its namesake product and instead concentrating its efforts to develop solid-state batteries for electric vehicles.
November 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Electric car maker Fisker has plans to use a new solid-state battery technology to drive its electric vehicles to offer vast improvements over driving range, charging time, energy density, and battery cost.
November 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha
A team of scientists from CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, the University of Oslo, and the Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a promising new ceramic membrane that could reduce the cost and enhance the feasibility of hydrogen generation far enough to bring the technology to the forefront of clean energy solutions.
November 16th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The December 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an in-depth analysis of the role of ceramics and glass in the global automotive industry, in addition to the annual ceramicSOURCE 2018 reference and buyer’s resource directory—is now available online.
November 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha
An article recently published in The Economist science and technology section takes on a technology that most people look at everyday, yet hardly ever notice—glass.
October 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The automotive industry is speeding toward an electric car future. Beyond the drivers influencing these changes, there are some important factors that are actually enabling this shift to take place—and at their heart is materials science and engineering.
October 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Forty-two solar-powered vehicles are currently competing with one another in the World Solar Challenge, a long-distance solar vehicle race across the Australian continent.
October 10th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory claims the U.S. will need 8,000 fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations to accommodate the increasing number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the coming decades.
August 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The air around major roadways is rife with particulate air pollution. However, new research from Washington University suggests there is a simple fix to help keep the air you breathe inside your car a little cleaner—and it only requires the click of a switch.