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Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party
A nanomaterial could make zinc-air batteries better at recharging
Gold and Rust Unlikely Partners in Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Duke University
Hydrogen fuel cells generate electricity directly from hydrogen and generate zero carbon dioxide emissions, unlike conventional methods of electricity generation. In order to accomplish this feat, a catalyst in the hydrogen fuel cell starts and maintains the reaction. Hydrogen in the fuel, typically...
Fiat Doesn't Believe in Hydrogen Powered Cars, Advances CNG Option
Fiat, one of the oldest automobile manufacturers, has turned its back on hydrogen these days, Autocar reports. They favor CNG instead of hydrogen fuel cells, which they say are still unreliable. After developing three generations of hydrogen-powered cars, Fiat says that it is still too difficult for...
Honda Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles With Vehicle to Grid Technology
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and plug-in vehicles are both essentially electric vehicles, but hydrogen refuels in minutes, compared to hours required to recharge a plug-in. Some electric vehicle makers and aftermarket companies have been producing vehicle-to-grid [V2G] technology, which enables an el...
New lithium-ion battery design with improved capacity and recharge more quickly
New design uses silicon nanoparticles to improve capacity and recharge more quickly