Volvo Is Going All-In On Electric And Hybrid Vehicles
The Sweden-based carmaker announced Wednesday that it plans to stop making vehicles powered solely by gasoline or diesel fuel by 2019.LEARN MORE
Automakers at CES are teasing advances in battery technology that could help electric cars go farther and charge faster.
It wouldn't be a modern Consumer Electronics Show without a flurry of new electric vehicles. And while some of the flashy prototypes might never make it to market, the technology under their hoods could improve electric cars everywhere.
Batteries in modern EV's won't always take you as far as gasoline. And filling a tank takes way less time than charging, even with special hardware to speed up the process.
But Fisker says its newest car will include flexible, solid-state batteries that could deliver more power and range than lithium-ion cells while taking up the same amount of space and taking less time to charge. This would also be useful for just about anything that uses rechargeable batteries, not just vehicles.
For today's lithium-ion cars, AeroVironment is showing off a new charger the company claims will top off more batteries faster.
And Continental is teasing inductive charging — similar to wireless charging for cellphones but scaled up. It could be as efficient as some of today's plug-in standards, providing almost 40 miles of range per hour of charging.
Carmakers are hoping advances like these make the EV market more appealing for U.S. drivers. For all the hype, electric vehicles still make up less than 1 percent of U.S. vehicles.
The rules would go into full effect in 2025, and could serve as a blueprint for regulators elsewhere in the world.
The new PlayStation 5 controller promises to make it easier for gamers who can't hold onto devices for long periods.
A Senate leader is urging the Department of Justice to let tech companies be more transparent about the data they collect from push notifications.
Most Americans disapprove of President Biden's handling of the economy and the war in Israel less than a year before the 2024 election.
Musician Jason Aldean topped several search categories, while a hit summer flick also led another search genre.
LeBron James' son made his USC debut in front of his father and thousands of other fans months after going into cardiac arrest during practice.