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Is Tesla A Step Closer To The 1 Million-Mile Battery?

In 2019, Elon Musk announced that Tesla had a “1 million-mile battery pack” in the making. He said that it was going into production “next year,” which is now here. Tesla, while in a partnership with physicists from Canada’s Dalhousie University, filed a patent in December for new lithium-ion battery tech

Green Delusion Persists: Tesla Crash Victim Can’t Find Anyone To Recycle His Wrecked Car

It was just over a month ago that we reported on a Tesla accident in Austria that resulted in firefighters needing to use a special container to transport the remains of the vehicle and the battery at the scene of…

New electrolyte stops rapid performance decline of next-generation lithium battery

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have designed and tested a new electrolyte composition that could greatly accelerate the adoption of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.

Simple hydrothermal method to produce tin dioxide for lithium-ion battery

(World Scientific) In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, a group of researchers led by Wei Zhang from the Yunnan Minzu University, China have developed a simple, low cost and eco-friendly method to synthesize SnO2 nanorods for lithium ion batteries.

Sorry, Electric Scooters Aren’t So Climate-Friendly After All

Bird boasts that its dockless electric scooters allow customers to “cruise past traffic and cut back on CO2 emissions—one ride at a time.” Its rival Lime claims the vehicles “reduce dependence on personal automobiles for short-distance transportation and leave future…