Where Einstein Meets Edison

Going beyond 50 miles

Going beyond 50 miles

Jun 19, 2011

2011 is a remarkable year for electric vehicles. GM is finally rolling out the long‑anticipated, plug‑in hybrid Chevrolet Volt, and Nissan is releasing their full‑electric Leaf—both bringing the first electric vehicles to the mass market.  At price tags of $40,000 and $33,000 (retail) respectively, both Volt and Leaf offer about ~50 miles of...

Small Steps, Big Impact: Where’s the Nanotechnology Energy Revolution?

Small Steps, Big Impact: Where’s the Nanotechnology Energy Revolution?

Jan 6, 2011

When it comes to energy storage technology, many researchers have set their sights on new and disruptive discoveries: novel chemistries for battery electrodes that can improve energy density, or cheaper catalysts for fuel cells that can compete with prohibitively expensive platinum. However exciting, the discoveries or designs of new, suitable chemistries will...