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.
October 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha
According to a new analysis by researchers at MIT, University of California Berkeley, and Rochester Institute of Technology, adequate supply of critical lithium-ion battery materials lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite, and nickel should not disrupt battery production, at least in the short term.
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.
April 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Major breakthrough in smart printed electronics from 2-D nanomaterials, innovative glass sensor can screen toxic drugs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 12, 2017.
December 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Double-layer coating material creates full spectrum of colors, finger swipe-powered phones are one step closer, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 14, 2016.
December 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Saint-Gobain buys Pietta Glass plant in Romania, Toyota says new technology means longer battery life, Tesla officially acquires SolarCity, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for December 9, 2016.