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Gadgets Thrown in the Trash Are Causing Battery Fires at Waste Centers

Gadgets Thrown in the Trash Are Causing Battery Fires at Waste Centers We’ve read countless stories over the years of unstable lithium-ion batteries suddenly exploding, including in smartphones, hoverboards, and vape pens — sometimes with tragic consequences — so it’s kind of surprising we’re not more careful about how we …

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Owner survey suggests Tesla’s batteries see only limited degradation

Owner survey suggests Tesla’s batteries see only limited degradation Tesla’s batteries display less than 10 percent degradation of their energy capacity after 160,000 miles. That means, by extension, that the firm’s cars could retain a longer driving range than previously believed. The post Owner survey suggests Tesla’s batteries see only limited …

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Billionaire to build world’s biggest battery, beating Elon Musk’s effort

Elon Musk and his Tesla team switched on the world’s biggest battery in South Australia last year. But thanks to the backing of a British billionaire, there’s an even bigger one on the way. The post Billionaire to build world’s biggest battery, beating Elon Musk’s effort appeared first on Digital …

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Apple is looking into reports of iPhone 8 batteries swelling

Reports from a few iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers have suggested there could be an issue with the battery inside the device swelling, causing the case of Apple’s new iPhone to split open and expose the smartphone’s internals. Apple has now confirmed it is looking into it, although a spokeswoman …

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