Children In The Congo Found Mining Cobalt For BatteriesChildren in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are being used to mine cobalt, a mineral found in virtually all batteries, including those in cellphones, laptops and electric cars.
Apple Apologizes For Slowing Down Older iPhonesApple publicly apologized to customers for the battery performance of older iPhone models and announced it is slashing prices for replacement batteries from $79 to $29 for one year.
Tesla To Build Battery System, Supply Southern California With PowerTesla announced Thursday that it will build a battery storage system at a California utility substation that will have the largest output of any existing lithium-ion storage facility.
Tesla: $5 Billion Gigafactory To Have Largest Footprint Of Any BuildingIn heat and dust, huge machinery and around 1,000 workers are racing to build the factory that Tesla says will be by far the biggest maker of lithium-ion batteries in the world, and a huge gamble for Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Bay Area Company Develops Deterrent For Hybrid Car Battery ThievesHybrid car owners are being warned over an uptick in battery thefts, and a Bay Area company has come up with a simple solution to stop them.
Tesla Stock Getting Juiced Over Home BatteriesTesla's home batteries could offset hurdles in its car business
Tesla's Mystery Product May Be Battery Power For Your HomeTesla shares are getting a charge from a Bloomberg report that the company will unveil a home battery and a large-scale utility battery, at an event at its Hawthorne design studio next week.
Apple Wants To Begin Production Of Electric Cars By 2020Bloomberg Business reports that the car team already consists of about 200 people and Apple has ramped up hiring within the past few months.
Safeway Fined $10M For Illegally Dumping Electronics, Pharmaceuticals In California LandfillsThe Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.
Tesla Announces Major Upgrades To Roadster 3.0, Expected To Be Able To Travel 400 Miles On Single ChargeThe Palo Alto-based company is expected to unveil the upgrades in early 2015, with a non-stop trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Tesla Looking Outside Of California For Battery "Giga Factory"Electric car maker Tesla Motors is considering sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas for a massive battery factory that would employ around 6,500 people.
Hayward Metal Firm Getting Huge Boost From Tesla Motors' SuccessShares of Tesla Motors surged Friday following better than expected fourth-quarter results, and now another Bay Area company is getting a charge from electric car maker’s success.