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IBM research unveils a new battery free of heavy metals

With the increasing demand for solar powered buildings, solar powered vehicles (electric vehicles(EVs) ) and smart grid power solutions; it is certain that there will be high demand for batteries. Many batteries including nickel and cobalt batteries pose an environmental threat to our natural ecosystem because of heavy metals. From a system thinking perspective or a life-cycle basis – EVs, as well as all other going solar concepts, need alternative…

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Are all electric car chargers the same?

Are all electric car chargers the same? Go to a gas station and fill your car with gasoline. It’s easy and it’s fast, no matter if you drive a Ford or a Mercedes. An electric car is different because there are different charging systems available for these cars. And this can complicate the use of an electric car considerably. Instead of having one type of fuel (gasoline) that is available…

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Sustainability concerns for electric vehicles (EVs)

With the increasing demand for EVs every year, concerns about their environmental performance is a highly debated topic. As such, the following three (3) issues seem to be the leading ecological concerns for EVs and must be acknowledged and addressed as the EV technology continues to evolve while finding sustainability solutions to these challenges. Also, no technological change is without consequences, and in most cases, there are trade-offs to assess.…

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How green are electric vehicles?

Electric vehicles claim to be the green and sustainable solution. But where does this electricity come from? Electric Vehicles, also called EVs, can either be recharged via a plug connection or by exchanging the drained battery with a charged one at designated locations. The latter variant is referred to as AC charging (Alternating Current) or fast charging and enables to reach 80% of the maximum capacity within 30 minutes. DC…