ARPA-E faces a tricky mandate—invest in risky technologies that no one else wants to fund, while still showing results.
Software is taking over cars. But it may be a while before it can be updated without a trip to the dealer.
A factory that takes in raw materials and produces finished battery packs could lower costs for the most expensive part of an EV.
The company has managed the nearly impossible for a solar startup over the last few years: it is still in business.
The electric car company’s CTO explains what’s going on under the hood.
By making a cheaper LED lightbulb, the newcomer to the industry hopes to dominate the market for energy-efficient lighting alternatives.
If it can convert natural gas to transportation fuels and commodity chemicals, it could reduce our dependence on oil.
Aquion manufactures cheap, long-lasting batteries for storing renewable energy.
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price--accurate information about driving habits--may be too much to ask.
ARPA-E is funding several projects that use liquid battery electrodes to cut costs and increase energy density.