Toyota is currently testing a new wireless charging system for plug-in hybrids and electric cars in three homes in Japan. The system is comprised of a unique electromagnetic coil set that is in the ground and uses inductive battery charging methods that could eliminate the use of wires and plugs.
When Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in as Mexican president last December, he promised to boost Mexico’s science and technology infrastructure. One year later, the Mexican Congress approved a 20% rise in the 2014 budget of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) in Mexico City.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation to review two batteries fires in Tesla Motors Model S sedans. There have been three reports of fires in six weeks that have prompted concerns about safety of the electric cars.
With the wild fluctuations in fuel prices over the last few years, world concern over global warming, and simply the idea of creating new and more sustainable technologies, immense interest and progress has developed recently in the world of battery development.
In fact, it seems that every day we hear of a new breakthrough, and another step closer to that long sought elusive goal of a truly workable battery storage system!