Apple will repair iPhones with third-party batteries

In a change to its longstanding policy, Apple is apparently repairing iPhones with third-party batteries at its Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers. This is a about-face from its previous stance, which was to refuse repairs on iPhones with aftermarket batteries. According to MacRumors, which saw a copy of Apple’s internal memo regarding the […]

Under current policies, residential batteries increase emissions in most cases

A Tesla Powerwall 2. Another year, another reason to take the promises of residential home batteries with a grain of salt. This month, a group of researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) published a paper in Environmental Science and Technology reporting that there are very few cases in which operating a residential home battery […]

Daimler is trying to set the standard for EV batteries (BMWYY, DMLRY, VWAPY)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. German auto behemoth Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, plans to buy a whopping $ 23 billion worth of electric vehicle (EV) batteries through 2030, according to Automotive […]

After working with Tesla’s Australia battery, wind company wants more batteries

Enlarge / Bloomberg Best of the Year 2017: Powerpacks which will be used to form the world’s largest lithium-ion battery stand on display during a Tesla Inc. event at the Hornsdale wind farm, operated by Neoen SAS, near Jamestown, South Australia, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (credit: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images) In the first half of 2018, energy […]

New electrolyte recipe keeps lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

Enlarge / Adding powdered silica to the electrolyte used in lithium-ion batteries keeps them from catching fire. (credit: Gabriel Veith) Exploding lithium-ion batteries can wreak havoc on airline flights or in waste facilities after people toss their old electronics into the trash. Now, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a new […]

Tesla whistleblower tweets photos of allegedly damaged batteries

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Etc.,Green,Tesla,Technology,Electric,Luxury ‘Are any of these VINs YOUR car? …’ Continue reading Tesla whistleblower tweets photos of allegedly damaged batteries Tesla whistleblower tweets photos of allegedly damaged batteries originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email […]

Former Tesla employee’s tweets show allegedly flawed batteries

The employee Tesla is suing for theft of proprietary information has tweeted photos and other details, perhaps in an attempt to back up some of the claims he made against the automaker. Two of the photos Martin Tripp has tweeted out show what he says are punctured battery cells used in Model 3 vehicles before […]

Californian, Hawaiian homeowners charging ahead on residential batteries

(credit: sonnen) A new report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA) says that US homeowners added 36 megawatt-hours (MWh) worth of batteries to their residences in the first quarter of 2018. That’s more than the previous three quarters combined. The gains were driven by local and state policies that actually reduced the […]

Panasonic’s Android Toughbooks can swap batteries on the fly

Panasonic has launched two new handheld Toughbooks for the workplace, and in addition to being rugged, they also have removable batteries. To be precise, the company says their batteries are “warm swappable,” which likely means they be replaced without rebooting the devices. The Toughbook T1 phone has a 5-inch display and runs Android 8.1 Oreo […]

Volkswagen using quantum computers to build better EV batteries

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