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Pump electrolytes instead of gas? New flow battery technology for electric vehicles

By Faye Oney / June 16, 2017

Electric cars may soon see another resurgence, as a research team from Purdue University recently developed a flow battery that recharges instantly—by replacing spent battery fluids with electrolytes.

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ACEEE: All-gasoline and natural-gas 2011 U.S. vehicles not ceding ‘greenest’ label yet

By / February 20, 2011

Smart ForTwo Cabriolet. Credit: Smart USA Here’s cautionary lesson about the hype around hybrid and all-electric automobiles: A respected nonprofit group dedicated to energy efficiency just released its list of “greenest” cars among the 2011 class and seven of the top 13 rely on piston-driven “conventional” engines. In fact, the top performer on the list…

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Cheaper, stronger lithium-ion batteries for cars

By / January 4, 2010

According to Technology Review, a British defense technology company, Qinetiq, is testing a new type of lithium-ion battery for hybrids and electric vehicles that could be cheaper and more powerful than existing batteries. The battery is based on lithium-ion iron-sulfide chemistry, which has a number of advantages over the chemistry of existing batteries, says Gary…

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