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Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery charging

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When it comes to Tesla and electric-car batteries, the eyes of most analysts are currently on the automaker's "Gigafactory," which began battery-cell production earlier this year. Batteries Patent plug-in cars metal-air battery

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Electric car battery warranties compared

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It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time.

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study.

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Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

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Automakers can create longer-range electric cars simply by installing larger battery packs, but that adds significant cost tot he car's single priciest component. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in carsJust ask Tesla, which sells multiple versions of its Model.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq to have lifetime battery-failure warranty

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Hyundai is extending the lifetime battery warranty offered on previous electrified models to the 2017 Ioniq lineup as well. Warranties Batteries Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsThe warranty applies to all versions of Hyundai's first dedicated green car, including the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

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nanoFLOWCELL unveils flow cell battery prototype vehicle

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Flow cells or flow batteries combine aspects of an electrochemical battery cell with those of a fuel cell. Batteries Electric (Battery

2014 72

Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

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The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. Batteries lithium-ion Future Cars research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Yet another news story out of Japan has company executives suggesting that it has finally.

2016 43

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.

Nissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far

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Based on the concept car and prototype battery pack that officially bowed this past week, coinciding with the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s increasingly likely. Batteries battery pack research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Nissan’s IDS Concept from Tokyo is noteworthy on several.

2015 45

Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

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Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, it's by far the most resistant of the three to the notion of battery-electric cars. lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV But a recent news story might possibly indicate a crack in the.

BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. ChargeForward.

2016 52

Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

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The Japanese carmaker will offer standalone battery packs for home energy storage. Available for pre-order in September, the xStorage line of battery packs was developed in concert with. Batteries plug-in cars energy storage

Volkswagen Will Adopt Flat Batteries For Future Electric Cars

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One of the biggest challenges in designing a battery-electric car is how to configure its large battery pack. The BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S all have flat battery packs under their cabin floors, but they are purpose-built electric cars without gasoline equivalents.

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.

2017 45

Nano Flowcell liquid-battery car briefly driven by outsider

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Nano Flowcell Holdings hasn't been shy about promoting its flow-cell battery technology. Batteries plug-in cars flow cell Quant NanoFlowcellIt's displayed flashy concept cars at multiple auto shows, offering bold performance claims for what it said were near production-ready designs.

2016 39

Graphene 3D Lab showing prototype 3D printed battery; potential for structural batteries

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CEO Daniel Stolyarov, presented the prototype 3D printable graphene battery at the Inside 3D Printing Conference in Santa Clara, CA last week.

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Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Degradation Update

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Last summer, I wrote in this space about an apparent loss of battery capacity in my 2013 Tesla Model S after a three-month Supercharging binge. battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Life battery capacitywondered whether, despite assurances from Tesla Motors, the two events might have been related.

2015 40

Electric-Car Buyers Expect Battery Upgrades To Be Available

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With battery-electric cars now on the market for five years, and perhaps 200,000 on U.S. One learning is that an undercurrent among some electric-car buyers that suggests they fully expect carmakers to offer future battery. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Future Cars Tesla Roadster 3.0

Panasonic Commits $1.6 Billion For Tesla Battery Gigafactory

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Throughout its project to build a massive battery "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, Tesla has had assistance from its current battery supplier, Panasonic. Green Batteries Manufacturing Panasonic gigafactory lithium-ion plug-in carsPanasonic hasn't previously disclosed the amount it.

New thermally durable solid-state Li-ion battery technology from Hitachi and Tohoku University

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This technology is significant as it allows the thermally durable Li-ion battery to be used in a wider variety of applications. Batteries

2015 70

Batteries from junkyard scrap metal and household chemicals?

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The increasing importance of batteries for electric cars, renewable energy, and consumer electronics has researchers looking for alternatives to the currently-dominant lithium-ion chemistry. Batteries research Recycling plug-in carsBut could one of those alternatives be a combination of junkyard scarp metal and household chemicals?

Fueled By Battery Boom: A Lithium Rush For Australia's Outback?

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If electric-car sales continue to rise, then demand for battery cells will rise along with them. Lithium-ion is currently the dominant chemistry for battery cells in electrified cars, and that's creating a lithium-mining boom. Batteries lithium-ion Australia plug-in carsDON'T MISS: LG Chem's Large.

Battery-Based Energy Trading: Next Step After Reverse Metering?

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The combination of battery-based energy storage and solar power already has some electric utilities worried. Batteries energy infrastructure electric utilities renewable energy solar energy storageThey believe consumers' ability to store energy harvested by home solar arrays for later use could be a threat to their business model.

2016 46

Daimler and partners deploying world’s largest 2nd-life EV battery storage unit for grid support

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The world’s largest 2nd-life battery storage unit will soon go into operation in the Westphalian town of Lünen. It also markets electricity.

2015 57

Electric-car battery costs not too sensitive to lithium prices

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Relatively low lithium-ion battery-cell prices are crucial to keeping the prices of electric cars reasonable. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in carsBut how much does the volatility of the price of lithium itself affect the prices of those cells? DON'T MISS: Fueled By.

2016 42

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.

2016 59

VW to make big electric-car commitment; battery factory too?

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Volkswagen is reportedly considering building its own battery factory as part of a large commitment to electric cars. Green Batteries Manufacturing VW plug-in carsThe company is targeting sales of 1 million electric cars within 10 years. DON'T MISS: Daimler to spend $500 million.

Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

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Green Batteries Manufacturing Study battery pack costs lithium-ion plug-in cars solid-state cell It''s widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models. And by far the most.

2015 47

Tesla Motors Talking To German Government About Battery Factory

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Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors is reportedly in talks with the German government to establish a lithium-ion battery plant in that country, which could kickstart slow sales of its Model S and future vehicles. Germany battery pack Tesla Motors gigafactory Tesla Powerwall

Saint Jean Carbon building a high performance lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material

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Saint Jean Carbon Inc., a carbon science company engaged in the design and build of energy storage carbon materials, and a battery manufacturing partner will build a high-powered full-scale lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material from an electric car power pack and upcycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon.

2016 41

Electric-car battery costs: Tesla $190 per kwh for pack, GM $145 for cells

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Lithium-ion cells and the battery packs that hold them are the single most costly part of modern electric cars. Batteries lithium-ion GM battery pack costs Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3And how fast their costs will fall remains the defining factor in making those cars affordable for the mass market.

2016 42

Faradion Electric Bike: Prototype Powered By Sodium-Ion Batteries

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Lithium-ion battery cells are currently dominant in electric cars and energy storage, but researchers are constantly looking to improve on them. The need to increase the amount of electricity a battery can store, decrease charging times, and lower costs is driving experimentation with other battery chemistries.

LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

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Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Then there's LG Chem, which sells lithium-ion batteries to quite a number of different car manufacturers. Manufacturing Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars lg-chem

2015 47

Energy storage batteries face biggest test in California

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By storing energy in battery packs for later use, energy storage can make intermittent renewable sources like solar and wind into more reliable forms of power. From the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits. It also helps utilities "balance" the gird by.

2017 38

Is Next Battery Advance Not In Chemistry But Fabrication?

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Electric cars today are hampered by relatively short ranges, long charging times, and higher costs than comparable internal-combustion models--all problems that stem from their battery packs. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars StartupsBut what if.

2015 47

Used Toyota Hybrid Batteries Repurposed At Yellowstone National Park

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Even after they're no longer suitable for their original purpose, the battery packs from hybrids and electric cars can still be useful. Battery energy-storage capacity diminishes over time, to the point where packs are no longer suitable for use in cars. Batteries Recycling

2015 42

Hybrid Supercapacitor Gives Energy Density Of Lead-Acid Batteries (Video)

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The need to increase electric-car ranges and decrease charging times has led to huge amounts of research into improved battery chemistries.

Mercedes Follows Tesla, Will Offer Home Energy Storage Batteries Too

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That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with its recently-announced plans to sell standalone battery packs for home and commercial energy storage. Batteries Mercedes-Benz Tesla Motors plug-in cars energyAs the newest carmaker on the block, it's perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently.

2015 47

Nissan Leaf S quietly gets 30-kwh battery upgrade, higher price

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For 2016, the model year just ending, the Nissan Leaf electric car got a larger-capacity battery for all but its lowest trim level. The Leaf SV and SL models this year have been fitted with a 30-kilowatt-hour battery, up from the previous 24-kwh capacity, that boosts their EPA-rated range from 84 to 107 miles.

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CMU study suggests difficulties in reaching targeted low price points for Li-ion batteries

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Historical prices and future cost predictions for lithium-ion batteries. Batteries ManufacturingCiez and Whitacre. Click to enlarge.