We’re driving to an electric future, but how do we keep the kettle on? – BBC News

Electric vehicles are now a reality, but boiling a kettle at the same time as charging your car may not be, according to insights published by the National Grid.

In July, the government announced that all sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK will cease by 2040.

Bio-Compatible, Flexible, Aqueous, Salt-Powered Batteries for Implantable Devices |

Implantable medical devices powered by batteries only exist in a few spheres of clinical practice. It is partly because most batteries are made of nasty things that have to be safely contained inside a strong metal case, making impractical a lot of what is actually possible.

Electric cars won’t get us very far. Because they can’t | The Spectator

When I heard the government’s announcement that petrol and diesel cars are to be banned from 2040, I resorted, as I often do, to the British Pathé news archive. I found a 1967 film showing trials of a prototype electric Mini, as well as a similar experiment from Ford.

After electric cars, what more will it take for batteries to change the face of energy?

ABOUT three-quarters of the way along one of the snaking production lines in Nissan’s Sunderland plant, a worker bolts fuel tanks into the chassis of countless Qashqais—the “urban crossover” SUVs which are the bulk of the factory’s output.

Battery innovations might make electric cars cost-effective as early as 2022

A new statistical tool can predict how the price of energy storage tech will drop. Given current trends, the price for batteries could lower enough to make electric cars rival gasoline and diesel vehicles as early as 2022 under the most optimist scenario.

A wind pioneer is sceptical about batteries

ONE of Ignacio Galán’s early jobs was to design lead-acid batteries for the milk floats that used to trundle around Britain’s streets. So the 66-year-old Spaniard, who heads Iberdrola, one of the world’s largest utilities, claims he has been thinking about the storage of electricity for his whole career

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