Batteries that could charge in a matter of minutes would make electric vehicles more appealing and convenient — but do we have what’s needed to power them? Researchers Solomon Brown and Rachel Lee break down the potential of ultrafast charging batteries.

Formula E, the world’s first fully electric racing series, has cars that swish rather than scream — and all the┬ádrivers drive the same design of car. Driver Nicolas Prost shares the secrets behind a very modern contest.