Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Battery

Who’s making those EV batteries that are catching fire?

Poorly made batteries of electric vehicle are putting people’s lives at risk. This is a result of carmakers’ impatience, inability to properly assess risks in emerging technologies.

How this IIT-Madras grad is pushing battery tech in US that could power passenger planes

Venkat Viswanathan says regional aircraft can be fully electrified with known battery tech, while narrowbody requires work. Batteries may not work for widebody aircraft, he adds.

India’s aluminum vs China’s lithium: IOC, Israeli firm develop new battery tech to cut imports

Lithium is the key metal in EV batteries. An aluminum-air battery could do better than lithium-ion ones as it's 'potentially cheaper, safer & EVs using it will have a longer range'.

Lack of this technology is a reason why there are not enough green vehicles on roads yet

The technical challenges of making better batteries, and therefore, electric vehicles, are enormous and the fantasy of better battery science doesn’t match reality.

Power pioneer invents new battery that’s 90% cheaper than lithium-ion

Japan's Hideaki Horie, who helped commercialize the batteries, has developed an approach he says can speed up manufacturing, making it as easy as 'buttering toast.'

Electric car battery boom hits a sudden slump, but there’s hope for the future

From Silicon Valley labs to Chinese manufacturers, optimism over the lithium-ion battery’s longer-term outlook is undimmed as companies say the battery will become more powerful, cheaper and ubiquitous.

Modi govt drafts new rules on battery waste management, wants people to give suggestions

The rules will make it mandatory for manufacturers and dealers to collect used batteries against the new ones they sell.

Batteries are the next big thing in energy as the world moves away from coal and gas

The switch from an electricity system supplied by large fossil fuel plants that run virtually uninterrupted to a more haphazard mix of smaller, intermittent renewable sources will need batteries to store energy.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.