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Samsung SDI-Bosch Li-ion joint venture SB LiMotive targeting battery capacity for about 50,000 EVs by 2013, 180,000 by 2015

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SB LiMotive, the Samsung SDI-Bosch Li-ion 50:50 joint venture formed in 2008 ( earlier post ) has been working on developing automotive lithium-ion energy-storage systems, including various sizes of cell, entire battery systems, and battery management systems, as well as its production capacity. Click to enlarge.

Researchers boost performance of lithium-rich cathode material 30-40% by creating oxygen vacancies

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In Li-ion cathode materials, these vacancies play a vital role in determining the material’s electron and ion transport properties.

USABC awards $1.64M to NOHMs Technologies for development of ionic liquid electrolytes for Li-ion batteries

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, recently awarded $1.64 NanoLyte electrolytes come in two classes: one optimized for high voltage, the other for high temperature. LCO, NCA, LMNO, NMC and others). Batteries

Navitas Systems receives $1.55M contract for 2nd-gen 6T Li-ion battery; double energy density, +50% power density

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million to develop a next-generation lithium ion “6T” battery system for use in military applications, with a focus on ground combat vehicle applications. Currently, there are three companies funded by Alion to develop a first-generation lithium 6T Battery: Navitas Systems, Saft ( earlier post ), and Eagle Picher. Resources.

SB LiMotive to supply Mahindra & Mahindra with Li-ion pack for hybrid SUV in 2013

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SB LiMotive, the 50:50 Li-ion battery joint venture between Robert Bosch and Samsung SDI, will supply Li-ion battery packs to Mahindra & Mahindra for a new hybrid SUV from the Indian company in 2013. The company is also present in the United States through its subsidiary Cobasys. Brief

Study finds resource constraints should not be a limiting factor for large-scale EV battery production

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On the order of 1 billion 40 kWh Li-based EV batteries could be built with the currently estimated reserve base of lithium, according to a recent study by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley. 90% for Li-ion couples). Source: Wadia et al. Click to enlarge.

Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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The lithium-ion battery comprises 168 prismatic cells and is liquid-cooled. Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro plug-in hybrid. mph) in 6.0

DOE to award up to $184M for advanced vehicle research and development in 8 areas of interest

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The engines shall have extremely low engine-out nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and particulate matter (PM) as a target; and shall have efficiency similar to state-of-the-art direct injection diesel engines (i.e., Fuels currently sourced or that can be sourced in the United States are highly encouraged. Alloy or Li metal anodes.

ARPA-E Selects 37 Projects for $106M in Funding in Second Round; Electrofuels, Better Batteries and Carbon Capture

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The grants will go to projects in 17 states. Electrofuels approaches will use organisms able to extract energy from other sources, such as solar-derived electricity or hydrogen or earth-abundant metal ions. The target liquid fuel is isooctane, which fits well into the existing transportation fuel system in the United States.

DOE to Award Up to $2.4B for Advanced Batteries, Electric Drive Components, and Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration/Deployment Projects

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The battery manufacturing area is focused on battery manufacturing plants, material and component supplier manufacturing plants, and recycling plants, including facilities and manufacturing equipment, for Li-ion and other advanced batteries for advanced vehicles such as electric drive vehicles (EDVs) and micro-hybrids. Resources.