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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

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

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. A key aspect of the converter is the use of silicon carbide devices. Click to enlarge.

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.)

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

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Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins.

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Yesterday's hybrid car is tomorrow's Energizer battery

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That battery-powered alarm clock or flashlight in your house could very well contain a piece of an old hybrid car. Energizer now makes rechargeable AA and AAA batteries with four-percent recycled content, by weight. This new Recharge line includes some material from retired hybrid-car battery packs.

Zillion-Dollar Super-Luxury 270-Foot Mega-Yachts Now Run Hybrid Too

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DON''T MISS: Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water That may be why one company Luxury carmakers are showing increasing interest in hybrid powertrains, but what about makers of luxury boats?

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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.

Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first production electric car; deposits open, no price given

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The battery-powered 1,050-horsepower vehicle is intended to rival (or perhaps best) anything Tesla Motors may have up its sleeve. Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Autonomous cars CES Consumer Electronics Show Faraday Future FF 91

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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.

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

Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

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Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. Solar-car racing is nothing new, and solar panels have been used to a very limited extent to supplement battery power in a few production cars. DON'T. Australia solar roof plug-in cars solar

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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 M vanadium. These.

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. Sodium.

Nissan and Yamato Transport begin test drives of battery-powered refrigerator trucks

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The lithium-ion battery system installed on the vehicle was developed by 4R Energy Corporation. ATLAS F24 Refrigerator Truck by Li-ion Battery”.

PNNL study outlines requirements for grid storage, reviews four electrochemical energy storage systems: vanadium redox flow, Na-beta, Li-ion and lead-carbon

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In addition, it can provide services to solve more localized power quality issues and reactive power support. Lithium-ion battery.

DOE announces $26.6M SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 1 Release 2 awards; fuel cells, batteries, power electronics and efficient combustion engines

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Earlier post.) Of these, 16 are vehicle-related, encompassing projects developing batteries, power electronics and improved combustion engine technology including on-board reformers, and two are specifically hydrogen fuel cell-related. Batteries Engines Fuel Cells Hydrogen Li-Sulfur Power ElectronicsOrganization.

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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DOE issues $10M incubator FOA for batteries, power electronics, engines, materials, fuels and lubricants

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VTO is seeking projects that address the major challenges to developing and commercializing batteries for plug?in energy batteries. ion batteries is approximately four times too high on a kWh basis; current batteries are two to three times too heavy and large, and high? EERE is focused on achieving well?defined energy Li?ion

How Does Formula E Electric-Car Racing Work? What You Need To Know

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That series is Formula E, an open-wheeled single-seater motorsport running on battery power alone. It''s positioned as a top tier series for electric racing and could be instrumental in aiding the development of batteries and control systems for electric road cars. Charged EVs has

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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.

NETL investigating researching chemistries for large-scale battery- and supercapacitor-based grid energy storage systems

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This includes research on appropriate anodes, cathodes, and electrolytes for magnesium (Mg)-, sodium (Na)-, and lithium (Li)-based batteries and novel transition metal oxide- and nitride-based supercapacitor electrode materials. High-energy density magnesium batteries for smart electrical grids. Batteries Power Generation Smart Grid

Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Concept Video

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Now it’s taking a much riskier step by showing off the upcoming battery-powered Bolt—a pure electric car with a promised 200-mile range. Chevrolet went out on a limb back in 2010 when it introduced the 2011 Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle.

UK’s Network Rail developing a prototype battery-powered train; trying Li-ion and sodium-nickel batteries

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The UK’s Network Rail, the company that runs, maintains and develops Britain’s rail tracks, signaling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations, is part of an industry study into the feasibility of using battery electric trains on parts of the railway which have not been electrified. Brief

Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Battery-Powered A-Class E-CELL; Production Run of 500

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Both energy storage units in the electric A-Class are the same as the battery in the smart fortwo electric drive. The A-Class E-CELL. seconds.