Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have come up with a magic ingredient that may improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries by a factor of three. It’s common beach sand.
“This is the holy grail — a low cost,… Continue Reading →
One of the greatest appeals of switching to an alternative-fuel vehicle — electric, compressed natural gas or hydrogen — is saving money and freeing yourself from the clutches of foreign oil. But another is being able to supply your own… Continue Reading →
Elon Musk said he was going to shake things up in the auto industry and he certainly has. The billionaire PayPal founder from South Africa caught everyone by surprise two weeks ago when he announced that he will make most… Continue Reading →
The electric car depends on batteries, and before EVs become a large chunk of our automotive fleet, there are probably going to be some changes.
Right now, Elon Musk is betting he can produce millions of small lithium-ion batteries not… Continue Reading →
In 1962, German researcher Hanns-Peter Boehm suggested the versatile carbon atom, which can form long chains, might be configured into a chicken-wire pattern to create a stable molecule one atom thick.
The idea remained a theoretical construct without even a… Continue Reading →
Fuel Freedom recently learned about a man named David Ramey who drove his 1992 Buick Park Avenue from Blacklick, Ohio to San Diego using 100 percent butanol, without making any adjustments to his engine.
Ordinarily this wouldn’t be big news.… Continue Reading →
Good news for a world often filled with bad news has recently been generated by two major U.S. universities, both in regards to the efficacy of alternative fuels. Maybe the announcements will lend confidence that America can find a way… Continue Reading →
I do not wish to join the intense dialogue concerning whether or not the government should allow exports of crude oil. Others are already doing a good job of confusing and obscuring the pros and cons of selling increased amounts… Continue Reading →
This will be a week for watching Tesla, not only because the company’s stock had soared to new heights but because Elon Musk seems poised to take it to the next level – manufacturing batteries.
Musk has scheduled a conference… Continue Reading →
According to several well-known writers of blogs and columns, based on a recent study by North Carolina State University, EDV’s (electric cars, hybrids and plug ins) are not all they are cracked up to be. Because they may be powered… Continue Reading →