Electric Cars: The Next Smartphone?

What if a clever business model could lower the retail price of a Tesla compact sedan to less than $20,000, or make an extended range option like BMW’s i3 attainable for under $30,000? Could such pricing make electric vehicle adoption… Continue Reading →

Making batteries out of sand

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 →