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Bosch highlighting solid-state Li-ion cells; double current energy density, production-ready in 5 years

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To this end, in 2014 Bosch joined GS Yuasa and Mitsubishi Corporation in establishing the joint venture Lithium Energy and Power GmbH & Co.

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Bosch, GS Yuasa, Mitsubishi form JV for next-gen Li-ion battery technology; targeting a doubling of capacity

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and Mitsubishi Corporation have set up a joint venture—Lithium Energy and Power GmbH & Co. KG—to develop next-generation lithium-ion battery technology with a goal of doubling energy capacity. Our aim is to make lithium-ion batteries twice as efficient. and Mitsubishi Corporation each holding 25 percent.

MHI to supply 2 electric buses featuring MLIX Li-ion batteries for Kitakyushu City

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The buses—full-size, low-floor models for the city’s regular route network—will operate on MHI’s high-performance “ MLIX ” lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Load capacity is 72 passengers. The MLIX cells use MHI’s own prismatic cell design and stacking architecture.

Mitsubishi Plastics completes new Li-ion battery separator plant

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Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. has completed construction of its new plant for Li-ion battery separators. Mitsubishi expanded production to meet rising demand, with almost ¥2.5 The SEPALENT produced at the new plant will undergo quality testing to be certified by each lithium-ion secondary battery manufacturer. Brief

Mitsubishi Heavy develops containerized large-scale Li-ion energy storage system

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., (MHI), has developed Japan’s first cargo container-type large-capacity energy storage system using Li-ion batteries. Japan’s first container-type large-capacity energy storage system using lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Click to enlarge. Brief

GS Yuasa to supply Li-ion batteries to PSA Peugeot Citron for electric commercial vehicles

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plans to supply lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles to PSA Peugeot Citroëën SA. GS Yuasa now supplies lithium ion batteries to Mitsubishi Motors for use in the i-MiEV electric car. and Mitsubishi Corp. Nikkei. GS Yuasa Corp. Brief

Mitsubishi Chemical to produce formulated electrolyte for Li-ion batteries in China

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) will establish a new subsidiary in China in February 2012 to manufacture and sell formulated electrolyte for Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs). Commercial operation is expected by the end of 2012. MCC anticipates a sharp raise in demand for formulated electrolyte in the near future. Brief

Mitsubishi Heavy to supply 500 kWh (normal) containerized Li-ion energy storage system to power grid of Orkney Islands

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The project aims at demonstrating power supply stabilization in the region by introducing cargo container-type large capacity energy storage system using a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which has a maximum power output capacity of 2MW. Brief

Report: Bosch and GS Yuasa targeting production of lower-cost, higher-capacity Li-ion battery in 2020

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Udo Wolz, the president of Bosch Japan, told reporters that Bosch and its partner GS Yuasa ( earlier post ) “ are on a good path ” in developing a lithium-ion battery with twice the energy density at half the cost, according to a report in Automotive News Europe. and Mitsubishi Corporation each holding 25%. Earlier post.). Brief

GS Yuasa bringing new automotive Li-ion battery factory online; targeting lowering production costs to 25% of 2009 level

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will bring a new automotive Li-ion battery factory in Shiga Prefecture online next month, with the aim of reducing production costs. The annual output of the factory, which is being built with Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Nikkei. GS Yuasa Corp. at a cost of ¥37.5 Brief

Bosch, GS Yuasa, and Mitsubishi Corporation to set up JV for next generation lithium-ion batteries

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and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed to work together on the next generation of high-performance lithium-ion batteries. Bosch intends to hold a 50% stake in the joint venture, with GS Yuasa and Mitsubishi Corporation each holding 25%. Robert Bosch GmbH and the Japanese companies GS Yuasa International Ltd. Earlier post.)

MHI delivers large-capacity Li-ion energy storage system for advanced microgrid study and verification testing at Shimizu Corp.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., (MHI) has delivered a large-capacity Li-ion battery energy storage system to the Shimizu Institute of Technology in Tokyo. The energy storage system, which is capable of 100 kW output with 60 kWh capacity, is currently one of the largest indoor lithium-ion battery-based systems in Japan.

SK Innovation to supply Li-ion batteries for SLS AMG E-Cell

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SK Innovation (formerly SK Energy) will supply lithium-ion batteries for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell electric super sportscar. The company will also supply lithium-ion batteries for hybrid commercial vehicles made by Mitsubishi Fuso, a Japanese subsidiary of Daimler, starting in 2012. Chosunilbo. Earlier post.). Brief

Mitsubishi Chemical Increasing Li-ion NMC Cathode Material Production 3.7x

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is increasing its production capacity of lithium-ion battery cathode materials some 3.7 Mitsubishi is manufacturing nickel-cobalt-manganese materials with a lower cobalt ratio (about 10%) than typical (usually about Ni:Mn:Co = 1:1:1, or about 33% cobalt content).

Mitsubishi Heavy selling MLiX Li-ion rechargeable battery business to Delta Electronics; focus shifting to ESS systems

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) is selling its Li-ion rechargeable battery business to Delta Electronics. MHI will focus on energy storage system (ESS) products using Li-ion batteries. The batteries are used in diverse products ranging from electric buses to ESS products, including container-based systems.

GS Yuasa books $30M in extraordinary losses for faulty batteries in Mitsubishi PEVs

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set aside ¥3 billion (US$30 million) for the April-June quarter as extraordinary losses associated with Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s Mitsubishi Motors in June issued the recall, which incurs collection and replacement costs for GS Yuasa. The Nikkei reported that GS Yuasa Corp. Earlier post.). Brief

Report: GS Yuasa, Mitsubishi and Magna Planning JV for Automotive Li-ion Batteries in Europe

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Mitsubishi Corp. are planning to set up a joint venture for the European production of automotive Li-ion batteries. GS Yuasa reportedly will have a majority stake, Magna 20-40% and Mitsubishi the remainder. GS Yuasa is also in a joint venture with Mitsubishi and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

Report: Mitsubishi to use Toshiba Li-ion battery in Minicab MiEV

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The Nikkei reports that Mitsubishi Motors Corp. ’s lithium-ion batteries for the MMC Minicab MiEV. MMC) will use Toshiba Corp.’s

CMU/MIT study finds large-scale battery manufacturing will do little to reduce unit costs past a 200-300 MWh annual production level

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The cost of Li-ion batteries is arguably the single largest barrier to mainstream adoption of EVs. electrode designs (e.g.: Sakti et al.

Mitsubishi Chemical Boosting Production of Li-ion Anode Materials by 130%

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Mitsubishi Chemical will increase its production capacity of anode materials for rechargable lithium-ion batteries to 7,000 tons annually by next May from its current output level of 3,000 tons. Mitsubishi will boost that by an additional 2,000 tons next May.

AES Selects Mitsubishi-GS Yuasa and Parker-Hannifin to supply Li-ion grid Energy Storage System in Chile

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The battery energy storage system will be supplied by Mitsubishi Corporation with the lithium-ion battery module manufactured by GS Yuasa and the lithium ion battery cells by Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture of Mitsubishi Corporation and GS Yuasa. Brief

Honda and GS Yuasa Formalize Li-ion Joint Venture

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GS Yuasa Corporation and Honda signed a joint venture contract to establish a new joint venture company for manufacturing, sales and R&D of Lithium-ion batteries for hybrid vehicles. The new company will manufacture batteries based on GS Yuasa’s 6Ah-class prismatic Li-ion EH6 cell. Earlier post.) Earlier post

Mitsubishi Heavy completes construction of test plant for Li-ion batteries; annual capacity 66 MWh

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) has completed the construction of a commercial test plant for lithium-ion secondary batteries at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. Besides producing lithium-ion secondary batteries, MHI has entered into the market for the products using the battery.

Toshiba Partnering with Mitsubishi To Develop Li-ion SCiB Battery Systems for EVs

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Toshiba Corporation announced that it is working with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to bring its SCiB battery ( earlier post ) to electric vehicles (EVs). The SCiB is Toshiba’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery that combines high levels of safety with a long life and rapid recharging. Earlier post.).

Masdar Institute files US patent for Li-ion solid polymer electrolyte battery technology

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UAE-based Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has filed a provisional patent application with the US Patents and Trademarks Office for a new solid polymer electrolyte technology for Li-ion batteries. This can be achieved without adding any flammable organic solvents that are typically used with lithium-ion batteries.

Mitsubishi Motors offering i-MiEV in two trim levels: more affordable and more capable

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will offer the i-MiEV electric vehicle in two trim levels in Japan. Li-ion. The new i-MiEV M. Click to enlarge. The M model will go on sale 25 July. In addition to the choice of trim levels, basic vehicle performance and the equipment specification have been upgraded. Entry-level M. 1070 kg.

GS Yuasa Developing 25 Ah Li-ion Iron Phosphate Cell

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GS Yuasa, the provider of the LEV50 Li-ion cell ( earlier post ) used in the battery pack for the i-MiEV, is developing a 25 Ah lithium iron phosphate (LFP) prototype, said Dr. Masanori Kitamura from GS Yuasa’s Corporate Strategic Planning group in a presentation at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC).

SK Energy to Supply Li-ion Batteries to Daimlers Mitsubishi Fuso

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South Korea-based SK Energy said it has been chosen as a supplier of lithium-ion batteries for a hybrid electric vehicle project for Daimler commercial vehicle subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso; Daimler holds 85% of Fuso. Reuters. Earlier post.). SK cells have an energy density of up to 140 Wh/kg.

Lithium Energy Japan Building Second Li-Ion Plant for Mitsubishi i MiEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. earlier post ), plans to construct a battery factory in response to Mitsubishi Motors’ plans to boost production of its i MiEV electric vehicle. The joint venture will spend ¥2-3 billion (US$21-32 million) to build the lithium-ion battery factory in Kyoto. Nikkei.

Continental and SK Innovation move forward on automotive Li-ion battery joint venture

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Moving forward on their Heads of Agreement signed earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post ) Korea-based SK Innovation and the international automotive supplier Continental signed an agreement to found a jointly managed company to develop, to produce and to market automotive Li-ion battery systems. Batteries

SK Energy to Supply Li-ion Batteries to Hyundai, Kia for EVs

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will provide Li-ion batteries ( earlier post ) to Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors for electric vehicles (EVs), beginning with the i10 ( earlier post ). South Korea-based SK Energy Co. The i10 will have a single charge range of 160 km (99 miles) and a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). Earlier post.). Earlier post.).

Toshiba’s SCiB battery for the Fit EV

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Honda selected Toshiba Corporation’s SCiB rechargeable Li-ion battery to power the Fit EV. times that of other Li-ion batteries.

SK Energy and USABC to Evaluate SK Li-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

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SK Energy, Asia’s fourth largest energy provider and Korea’s first oil refining company, develops and manufactures lithium-ion battery separators (LIBS) as well as lithium-ion batteries for applications ranging from consumer electronics to transportation. USABC will provide 50% of the funding for the project, according to SK.

Lithium Energy Japan Commits to Construction of New Li-ion Plant with Annual Capacity for 50,000 i MiEVs

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Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, will build a new Plant in Ritto City, Shiga Pref., million cells a year, enough to equip 50,000 Mitsubishi i-MiEV EVs with their 16 kWh packs. Lithium Energy Japan (LEJ), the joint venture between GS Yuasa Corp., Japan; start of production is targeted for early 2012. Location. 2,300.

2013 Honda Fit EV receives EPA fuel economy rating of 118 MPGe; highest yet

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The 2013 Honda Fit EV ( earlier post ) received a combined adjusted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency (MPGe) rating of 118 MPGe—the highest yet awarded by the EPA. City and highway cycle fuel-economy ratings are 132 and 105 MPGe, respectively. Honda Fit EV Efficiency Comparison. Model.

Mitsubishi reports fire in i-MiEV battery pack, melting in Outlander PHEV pack

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Mitsubishi Motors reported two separate incidents with Li-ion battery packs: one, a fire in a i-MiEV battery pack at the Mizushima battery pack assembly plant; the other, heating and melting in a pack installed in an Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Earlier post.). Brief

Mitsubishi reveals diesel-electric hybrid and battery-electric concepts at Geneva: GR-HEV and CA-MiEV

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The system is fitted with a 28 kWh Li-ion battery pack (compared to the 16 kWh pack in the i-MiEV) and an 80 kW electric motor.

Mitsubishi Electric Shows Prototypes of Ultracapacitor-Battery Hybrid Energy Storage Device

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The key to realize the new device is the structure of the shared anode, Mitsubishi Electric said. Comparison of cycle life, 8C.

Report: Mitsubishi Motors Planning Five More EV Models

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The Nikkei reports that Mitsubishi will soon introduce five other electric models, and that by fiscal 2013, it intends to sell upwards of 30,000 electric vehicles and be profitable. Anderman projected in a value proposition analysis for automotive Li-ion batteries that the small EV and extended range electric vehicle segment—i.e.,

Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. Powertrain elements in the Outlander PHEV. Click to enlarge. mpg US, 1.6 l/100km) and a cruising range in excess of 880 km (547 miles). Series Hybrid Mode.