A New Smart and Safe Way to Monitor Powertrain Equipment in Hazardous Areas

Operators can carry out remote real-time health checks on powertrain equipment in hazardous areas with ABB Ability™ Smart Sensors that offer improved analytics, functionality and communications. ABB will launch its Smart Sensor for rotating machine operating in hazardous areas at Hannover Messe 2020, the leading international technology fair. It further …

Electric Cars Could Be Charged in 10 Minutes in Future, Finds Research

New battery technology could give electric cars more than 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes, according to new research. Lithium ion batteries have had a dramatic impact because of their ability to store a large amount of energy in a small, compact battery and be recharged …

China Starts Solid-State Battery Production

Chinese startup Qing Tao Energy Development claims it has started producing solid-state batteries in the city of Kunshan in the east of the country. The firm says it has already invested 1 billion yuan (£113m) in developing the technology and adds it has clients buying its products already. These customers …

Blue Dye Could Be the Next Key to Harnessing Renewable Energy

Scientists at the University of Buffalo have discovered an adept way of storing renewable energy thanks to wastewater produced from the textile industry. Polluted water containing blue dye, chemically referred to as methylene blue, has been found to have electrical properties and may soon be repurposed to revolutionize the battery …

Cheap Material Could Radically Improve Battery Charging Speed

Discovery could accelerate adoption of electric cars and solar energy, as well as helping to recharge your smartphone in minutes. A newly identified group of materials could help recharge batteries faster, raising the possibility of smartphones that charge fully in minutes and accelerating the adoption of major clean technologies like …

Tesla Unveils 18.2MW Big Battery in Belgium

Tesla has unveiled its latest large-scale battery project, this time in Europe, where an 18.2MW collection of 140 Powerpacks and inverters has been connected to the grid in Terhills, Belgium The project – which Tesla says took six months to complete from inception to operation, with the battery installation itself …

Report Shows Half of Public Buses Will be Electric by 2025

The total number of electric buses servicing the public will more than triple by 2025, according to a new report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). In 2017, there were 386,000 electric buses in service. The BNEF report predicts that number will balloon to about 1.2 million in the …