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Does a Faster Engine Equal a Faster Battery Charge?

12.18.2014
Today: Chris heard that you can recharge your battery faster by running your engine faster. Is this true? Car Talk weighs in, right here. 

Is it OK to Disconnect the Battery for Eight Months?

12.16.2014
Vinnie has a Subaru Outback that he only uses for winter driving. He wonders if it's OK to disconnect the battery and leave it sitting for eight months out of the year. Car Talk's answer, right here. 

Breakthrough Batteries: Fighting to be the Next Big Thing

05.21.2014
Today's standard lithium-ion cells are today's standard, but disruptive technology that's cheaper, lasts longer and charges faster may be around the corner. Here's what's in the works.

Jury's Still Out on Aftermarket Batteries

11.07.2013
Anne's Prius needs a new battery and she's tempted to replace it with a much-cheaper, aftermarket version. Tom and Ray aren't quite ready to endorse this move yet because they don't know enough about these batteries. Want to help Tom and Ray? If you've replaced your hybrid battery with an aftermarket part, write in and tell us what happened. 

Today: Harvey's Harebrained Idea

08.13.2013
Harvey has an idea... he wants to develop a lawnmower type pull-start system to start his truck in case the battery dies and there's no one around to give him a jump. Just how bad is this idea? And what should he do instead? Tom and Ray's take, right here.

Perk Up a Dead Battery With . . . Cola?

04.18.2013
Martha's car battery died this week and her neighbor suggested that she pour a can of Coke on it to clean off the corrosion. Martha is skeptical. Tom and Ray talk about this and other home remedies for batteries. Find out what works and what doesn't, right here. 

Wiring the World

05.10.2012
Meet Idan Ofer, Israel’s wealthiest man, who pushes an ambitious plan to plug in the planet and save us from climate change, starting with switchable battery stations.

Battery Breakthroughs

04.24.2012
Colorado’s Prieto Battery is poised to change the game for EVs with 400-mile range and fast charging, but it has to prove first that its technology works. Other companies are in the hunt, too.

The Big Battery Breakthrough

03.07.2012
If Envia Systems’ claims are true, then EV packs will soon cost a fraction of what they do now. And that’s good news the embattled electric car industry needs.

Car Saves NPR Station

02.03.2012
A little creative automotive thinking helped WCBE stay on the air this summer after a power failure.

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