Explained: How Electric Vehicles Can Be Enhanced With Solid State Batteries

Solid-state batteries can be a game changer for electric vehicles (EVs), storing more energy, charging faster and offering greater safety than liquid lithium ion batteries, helping to accelerate the shift from fossil fuel-powered cars. How are they different from liquid lithium ion batteries? Solid-state batteries use thin layers of solid electrolytes, which carry lithium ions … Read more

Award-winning battery pioneer Akira Yoshino at Tesla, Apple and the electric future

Akira Yoshino, co-winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work with lithium-ion batteries, can take credit for the revolution in the automotive and technology industries. Li-ion batteries provided the first serious competition in a century for fossil fuels and transportation combustion engines. Now an honorary member of Asahi Kasei, the Japanese chemical … Read more

Tesla autopilot faces US investigation after 11 crashes, CEO Elon Musk defends

US safety officials have opened a preliminary investigation into Tesla’s autopilot after identifying 11 accidents involving the driver assistance system, officials said on Monday. Incidents dating back to 2018 included one fatal accident and seven that resulted in injuries to 17 people, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency “is committed to … Read more