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Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

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The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a range of 200-plus miles, the Model 3 aims to be the first true mass-market electric car. Its sales are targeted at 500,000 per year by 2020—fully 10 times the production.

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Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water

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The world now has something around half a million plug-in electric cars on the roads, and electric propulsion is slowly spreading into other types of transportation. One of them is electric boats, which have been around for more than a century but are now seeing renewed interest. Just as with automobiles at the turn of the last century

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All-Electric SRT Viper: Battery-Powered Supercar On Sale Now

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With hybrid supercars starting to appear at last--the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 among them--many electric-car fans wonder when we''ll see another battery-electric supercar to follow the Tesla Roadster. One already exists, it turns out--and we didn''t even notice.

Plans revealed for battery powered Mercedes

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The automotive lithium-ion battery joint venture formed between Daimler AG and Evonik Industries last year, known as Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. It is hoped that the lithium-ion battery systems will start to appear in Mercedes vehicles beginning in 2012. KG Evonik Lithium-ion batteries Smart car

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UK’s biggest trial of electric cars converts drivers to battery power

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What’s more, of the 349 participating drivers, 80 per cent said they coul[.]. Electric cars

Johnson Controls’ Lithium-ion batteries power Hybrid Range Rover

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Johnson Controls is supplying the Lithium-ion battery pack for the Hybrid Range Rover ( earlier post ), announced in 2013. Click to enlarge.

AKASOL to provide Li-ion batteries for electric buses to Scandinavian OEM through 2030; up to 4,500 systems

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In total, the order includes the delivery of up to 4,500 battery systems—revenue on the order of up to some triple-digit million euro figure.

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Sumitomo installs first large-scale power system using used EV batteries

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in September 2010, to address the secondary use of EV lithium-ion batteries. Earlier post.)

New Battery And Energy Research And Technology: What We're Reading

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Modern electric cars have been on sale for over four years, and in that time they've proven that battery power works in the real world. Batteries hydrogen research plug-in carsNow, they're being joined by the first retail hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles as well.

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Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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Power savings in plug-in vehicles versus total savings per car. Using wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)s for power electronics can improve efficiency and thereby reduce the high cost of battery packs, according to a new report from Lux Research. Source: Lux. Click to enlarge.

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Consortium successfully runs silicon carbide multiport DC-DC converter in EV

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The converter controls power flow between multiple energy sources and has been able to achieve efficiency of 98.7%, while increasing power density and reducing the size and weight of the converter when compared to silicon-based systems. kW/kg and a volumetric power density of 20 kW/liter. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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New nanoparticle copper compound cathode could enable low-cost, long-life and high-power potassium-ion batteries for grid storage

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Yi Cui has developed nanoparticle copper hexacyanoferrate (CuHCF) battery cathode materials that demonstrate long cycle life and high power for use in grid storage applications. Stationary energy storage systems that can operate for many cycles, at high power, with high round-trip energy efficiency, and at low cost are required.

Sanyo outlines plans for lithium-ion battery market

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Having already outlined its plans to become a key player in the lithium-ion battery market, the Nikkei now reports that Sanyo Electric will launch mass production of the batteries for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles by fiscal 2012.

M5BAT 5MW storage system integrates multiple battery technologies

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electric utility company, battery manufacturers Exide and beta-motion and inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) have joined forces to build the first multi-technology, modular large-scale 5MW battery storage system. Beta-motion GmbH’s high-output lithium-ion batteries will be used for efficient load management.

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Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference. Brief

Toyota working on all-solid-state batteries as mid-term advanced battery solution; prototype cell with 400 Wh/L

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Ragone plot showing various types of secondary batteries. Batteries Source: Iba and Yada 2014. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.).

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Stanford study quantifies energetic costs of grid-scale energy storage over time; current batteries the worst performers; the need to improve cycle life by 3-10x

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Using a new metric—“Energy Stored on Invested, ESOI”—they concluded that batteries were the worst performers, while compressed air energy storage (CAES) performed the best, followed by pumped hydro storage (PHS). The five battery technologies fared much worse. Batteries Power Generation Smart Grid Solar Wind

MIT team calls initial performance results of magnesium-antimony liquid metal battery “promising”

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Sectioned Mg||Sb liquid metal battery operated at 700 °C showing the three stratified liquid phases upon cooling to room temperature. Resources.

Hanyang/BMW team develops high-energy density Li-ion battery with carbon-nanotube-Si composite anode and NCM concentration gradient cathode

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Batteries Electric (Battery A report on their work is published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science. Co 0.05 Co 0.2 Co 0.1

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Volvo Trucks NA offers battery-powered parking cooler

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The battery-powered parking cooler allows drivers to keep the cab and sleeper comfortable without idling the engine. Brief

CMU study concludes lithium market fluctuations unlikely to impact Li-ion battery prices significantly

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A new study by a team from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering has found that even large increases in lithium prices are unlikely to increase significantly the cost of batteries or battery packs for end users such as vehicle manufactures or consumers—although some manufacturers may see reduced profit margins.

BMW Group developing self-driving robots for supply logistics; recycled BMW i3 batteries for power

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For power, the robot vehicle uses batteries previously fitted in BMW i3 vehicles. —Dr. Autonomous driving Manufacturing

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2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

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When that car is a reboot of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, the tiny battery-powered European city slicker—and you’re surrounded by a sea of drivers who couldn't care less about keeping to a speed. minicar plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) two-seat

Siemens and Fjellstrand partner on battery-electric car ferry

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Rendering of the battery-electric car ferry. These motors are powered by a Li-ion battery weighing 10 metric tons. Resources.

New lithium polysulfide flow battery for large-scale energy storage

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Stanford / SLAC’s new lithium-polysulfide flow battery design compared to conventional “redox” flow batteries. Click to enlarge. Yi Cui.

Vanished 1950s Electric Car: Pioneer By Nic-L-Silver Battery Co.

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George Lippincott was the founder and president of Nic-L-Silver Battery Company, Santa Ana, California, which made a popular line of American car batteries in the 1950s. Inspired by fiberglass-bodied sports cars being developed in Southern California at the time, he considered building his own line of battery powered vehicles.

Drayson Racing and Lola unveil battery-electric Le Mans prototype; application of structural composite batteries

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The car showcases technologies such as inductive charging, moveable aerodynamics, structural composite batteries and electrical regenerative damping.

BorgWarner launches its first integrated electric drive module for the EV market; first application in China

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Electric (Battery) Motors Transmissions Vehicle SystemsProduction is expected to begin in summer 2017. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.

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Pike Research forecasts worldwide grid energy storage spending to reach $22B by 2021, down from 2010 forecast of $35B

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Energy storage technologies represent an alternative to traditional grid management using generation assets such as natural gas peakers to balance the grid by adding power to it. The value of the ESG market is now measured by using the value of energy ($/kWh), not power ($/kW). Batteries Power Generation Smart Gridperiod.

ARPA-E launches PNDIODES program to boost power electronics work

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million in funding, seeks demonstrations of arbitrarily placed, reliable, contactable, and generally useable p-n junction regions that enable high-performance and reliable vertical power electronic semiconductor devices. Technical advances in power electronics promise enormous energy efficiency gains throughout the United States economy.

Sandia researchers developing new family of metal-based ionic liquids for low-cost, efficient flow batteries

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Schematic of a redox flow battery. achievable in aqueous vanadium redox battery chemistries, which is up to 2.5 Staiger et al. These.

Norwegian shipping industry pursuing battery-powered ships

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The Norwegian shipping industry is teaming up to develop battery-powered ships. Electricity stored in batteries on board ships is another opportunity in the future energy mix and another technology race has started. —Narve Mjøs, Director of Battery Projects in DNV. Earlier post.) Brief

Audi & FAW sign strategic growth plan for China; focus on electrification and digitalization; 5 more e-tron models

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China Electric (Battery) Vehicle ManufacturersAudi AG and FAW Group have crafted a strategic growth plan for China. Click to enlarge.

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Rechargeable membrane-less hydrogen bromine flow battery shows high power density

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MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable, membrane-less hydrogen bromine laminar flow battery with high power density. The membrane-less design enables power densities of 0.795?W?cm 2 at room temperature and atmospheric pressure, with a round-trip voltage efficiency of 92% at 25% of peak power. Click to enlarge.

PNNL team develops sodium-manganese oxide electrodes for sodium-ion rechargeable batteries

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low-cost Na-ion battery system for upcoming power and energy. Sodium-ion batteries have been discussed in the literature. 12 (0.1

A123 Systems to supply 1MW Li-ion grid storage system to Maui Electric Company; 2MW system for NSTAR demonstration

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Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems will supply a Grid Battery System (GBS) to Maui Electric Company (MECO), a utility serving residents and businesses on the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai in Hawaii. The system, NSTAR’s first battery energy storage project, is proposed for installation at a substation in Medway, Mass. NSTAR.

DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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million to develop and demonstrate a battery-powered electric school bus that improves propulsion energy efficiency by 20-30% and that can connect to the electric grid (vehicle-to-grid). Electric (Battery) LPG Natural Gas Plug-ins V2XOdyne Systems, LLC will receive $2.9 Blue Bird Body Company will receive $4.9

Williams: Formula E battery power to increase to 170 kW for season two; 70 kWh pack for Evoque-E

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The batteries showed excellent reliability during season one, with only one on track failure during the eleven races when operating at 150kW.

Valence Technology introduces new high-power Li-ion battery modules

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Valence Technology recently announced the availability of the U-Charge P40-24, the first in a new generation of high-power battery modules utilizing the company’s lithium iron magnesium phosphate chemistry. The modules are configured and controlled by Valence’s own in-house developed battery management system (BMS). Batteries

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GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

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Distributed Energy Storage (DES) demonstration with GM Volt battery pack and ABB PQF inverter. In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter.