Cold War computers, California supercars, and the pursuit of lithium-ion power

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Abstract

The electric vehicle’s history offers a lesson to the wise: Harvesting the fruits of basic science requires industrial foresight, investment, and a healthy dose of realpolitik.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Today
Volume69
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Cold War
  • lithium-ion battery
  • computing

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