Liquid-air energy storage: The latest new “battery” on the UK grid

Enlarge / A view of the Pilsworth Liquid Air Energy Storage system (credit: Highview Power) A first-of-its-kind energy-storage system has been added to the grid in the UK. The 5MW / 15MWh system stores energy in an unusual way: it uses excess electricity to cool ambient air down to -196°C (-320°F), where the gases in […]

Tesla flies in new battery production line for Gigafactory

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Bluesmart shuts down following smart luggage battery ban

Smart luggage maker Bluesmart is shutting down after concerns over batteries in checked luggage kept travelers from using its bags as intended. The company has sold its intellectual property and is ending refunds, sales and warranty support. Bluesmart’s bags were a hit, with the company raising over $ 4.1 million in crowdfunding since its first […]

Volkswagen bets big on electric with $25 billion battery bonanza

Come with us and explore the I.D. Buzz concept. Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) After seriously tarnishing its reputation with the diesel scandal, Volkswagen Group has changed strategy. As we reported last September, the company is now heavily committed to electrifying all of its brands by 2030, with 30 new plug-in […]

Volkswagen assigns $24 billion in battery orders to speed EV push

BERLIN — Volkswagen has selected partners to provide battery cells and related technology worth around 20 billion euros ($ 24.7 billion) for electric vehicle projects in Europe and China, pushing ahead with a shift to zero-emission cars. But that’s just the beginning: VW last year started looking for partners in China, Europe and North America […]

‘Proton’ battery uses cheap carbon instead of lithium

A big challenge for the EV and renewable energy revolution is that the much-needed batteries are made from lithium, a relatively rare and pricey metal. Rather than focusing on other metals like magnesium, a team of scientists from RMIT University in Melbourne have figured it out to build rechargeable “proton” batteries from abundant carbon and […]

You can charge an iPhone X by up to 50% battery in 30 minutes with these 2 accessories

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Justin Sullivan/Getty When the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X were announced late last year wireless charging was one of their most touted features. And for good reason; […]

Google Pixel 2 users report warming phones and shortened battery life

If you’ve noticed your Pixel 2 running warm lately or found its battery life to suddenly be shortened, you’re not alone. As 9to5Google points out, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users are reporting on Reddit and Google’s Pixel User Community that their phones are having some issues since they installed Google’s February security update. […]