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Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery Could Cut Winter Range Woes

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Batteries lithium-ion winter driving research plug-in cars Winter WeatherFor some electric-car drivers--and potential buyers--range loss in cold winter weather is a significant concern. To tackle that problem, Penn State researchers are working on a.

Scientists make lithium-ion battery breakthrough

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Latest News Green cars Electric cars Lithium-ion batteries So imagine if that lifecycle became even longer?

What Comes After Lithium-Ion Batteries To Power Electric Cars, And When?

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They are powered by battery packs composed of cells with lithium-ion chemistries. All mass-market plug-in electric cars on sale today have one thing in common. Batteries research research and development plug-in cars

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Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

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As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time. Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they lose a little capacity. Day to day you don''t really notice, but over a year, or two, it means being able to use your phone (or car) a little less.

Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

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Batteries lithium-ion Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic gigafactoryThat's the equivalent of more than 260 U.S.

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How Lithium-Ion Batteries Age: Scientists Offer Insight

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Aging is a part of life, even for lithium-ion batteries. And battery life is an important consideration for electric-car owners, especially in these early days before there''s sufficient real-world data on actual life of electric-car battery packs over the 10- or 15-year lifespan of a typical vehicle.

Samsung wants to be major battery player, just like LG Chem

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The market for lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars is currently dominated by a handful of companies. Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars SamsungKorean electronics giant Samsung hopes to become one of those companies.

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New Lithium-Ion Battery Uses Peroxide To Boost Energy Density By 7 Times: Report

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All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs. Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important--the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer range.

Tesla's Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory: What You Need To Know

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This afternoon, Tesla Motors released details on its proposed "Gigafactory" to build lithium-ion cells for its future electric cars. To provide enough cell capacity to build a projected 500,000 electric vehicles in the year 2020, Tesla would require more cells than last year''s entire global production.

Lithium-Ion Batteries For Lighter, Compact Jump-Starting Pack

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Lithium-ion batteries are the hearts of modern electric cars, but could this battery chemistry have other automotive uses? Juno Power has applied lithium-ion technology to a different type of car battery. The Jumpr is a jump-starting pack that Juno Power says is the world''s "most portable."

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. But how much does the volatility of the price of lithium itself affect the prices of those cells? Global lithium prices have doubled over the last six months, leading to a scramble for new supplies of the metal.

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Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

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Dual-Carbon Battery: Same Energy Density, Safer, Longer Life Than Lithium-Ion, Says Power Japan Plus

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In the search for better electric-car batteries, lots of lab research has to happen before anything can be announced.

Daimler to ramp up lithium-ion battery production

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Lithium-ion battery production could increase by 10x its original target number if Daimler and Evonik get their way. According to a report in Germany’s Handelsblatt, the companies want to invest an additional €200million in their joint lithium-ion manufacturing venture Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. The [.].

Nissan lithium-ion battery factory breaks ground

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Nissan has taken an important step towards its electric vehicle future by breaking ground on its lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee. At full [.].

Tesla and Panasonic reach lithium-ion battery agreement

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Electric super car maker Tesla Motors has reached an agreement with the Panasonic Corporation for the supply of lithium-ion battery cells. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Tesla Motors Lithium-ion batteries Panasonic Tesla Tesla Model S

More efficient Zinc-air batteries could replace lithium ion

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Because they don''t need expensive catalysts made of platinum or iridium, zinc air [.]. Green credentials

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

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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.

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Johnson Controls and Saft to end lithium-ion joint venture

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Both Johnson Controls Inc and Saft have reached an agreement which will end their joint venture on lithium-ion vehicle batteries – known as Johnson Controls-Saft. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Johnson Controls Johnson Controls Saft joint venture Saft

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

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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 carsIf electric-car sales continue to rise, then demand for battery cells will rise along with them. DON'T MISS: LG Chem's Large.

12-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery For Advanced Start-Stop Coming In 2018

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As fuel-economy rules get stricter, lithium-ion batteries may no longer be limited to electric cars. An increasing number of new cars are now being fitted with engine start-stop systems to reduce fuel consumption, and the most advanced of those systems require a stouter battery.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Soon, Woven From 'Yarn' That Carries Energy?

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Could your car seats become large, comfortable batteries? If experiments by scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai, China become reality, perhaps they could--as the group has developed battery technology that can be woven into fabrics. According to Phys.org, researcher Wei Weng and his colleagues have designed and fabricated carbon nanotube

Tesla gigafactory grand opening event to be held July 29

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Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars gigafactoryTesla will open the doors to its massive battery "gigafactory" to the general public July 29. The company will host a grand opening event attended by, among others, owners who won tickets by participating in its most recent referral program.

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Huge spike in lithium-ion battery sales predicted

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Though only $878million of lithium-ion batteries are expected to be sold next year, by 2015 the industry could be worth nearly $8billion a year. This in turn will boost the lithium-ion market, largely fuelled by government subsidies, incentives and production goals. per cent of the world’s fleet in 2015.

Nissan to breathe new life into lithium-ion batteries

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What will happen to lithium-ion batteries once they have been used in electric cars? The two companies are planning to initiate a business venture to “Reuse, Resell, Refabricate and Recycle” lithium-ion batteries, in what is known simply as the 4R business model.

Is Next Battery Advance Not In Chemistry But Fabrication?

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Legions of researchers are trying to improve on the currently-dominant lithium-ion chemistry, hoping to increase energy density and lower cost. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars StartupsBut what if.

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Samsung aims to be leading lithium-ion producer

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You may know it for its mobile phones, but now South Korea based Samsung SDI wants to establish itself as the leading lithium-ion battery producer in the world. Currently, it is supplying lithium-ion batteries to BMW [.].

Panasonic Commits $1.6 Billion For Tesla Battery Gigafactory

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

Have battery makers become more important for electric cars than carmakers?

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Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars LG Chem Panasonic SamsungWhen it comes to electric cars, range and cost are still two of the biggest obstacles barring the way to mass adoption. Carmakers strive to put battery packs with the most capacity at the lowest price in their vehicles to make them more attractive to consumers.

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Study finds rapid charging and draining doesn’t damage lithium-ion electrode as much as thought

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Click to enlarge. A new study has found that rapid-charging a lithium-ion battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought, and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated. Yiyang Li. Source: SLAC.

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.

French oil company Total agrees to buy battery maker Saft

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With lithium-ion cells at the forefront of both electric cars and stationery batteries used to store renewable energy for later use, batteries are hot. Green battery pack energy infrastructure energy storage lithium-ion oilNow French oil and gas company Total has agreed to buy.

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Nissan seeks to sell AESC electric-car battery venture: report

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lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars NEC LG Chem PanasonicNissan, alone among high-volume electric car makers, owns half of the company that makes the battery cells for its cars. Tesla Motors doesn't own any of Panasonic, which has supplied all cells to date for its three vehicles (though Panasonic owns a small part of Tesla).

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Tesla talks to LG, Samsung about Model 3 battery cell supplies

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Since the start of Tesla Model S electric-car production in 2012, the company's lithium-ion cells have been supplied by its Japanese partner Panasonic. lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars LG Chem Panasonic Samsung gigafactory Tesla Model 3

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Daimler to spend $500 million on electric-car battery factory

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Some buy in both lithium-ion cells and complete battery packs, some purchase cells but design and assemble them into packs in-house, and some own part of the cell maker. Green Daimler Electric Drive LG Chem battery pack lithium-ion plug-in carsNow Daimler has announced that its Deutsche Accumotive battery.

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Why new Tesla 100D battery may be crucial for the Tesla Model 3

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lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic Tesla Model 3Last month, when Tesla Motors announced new, even larger battery packs for its Model S sedan and Model X crossover utility vehicle, reaction was less than ecstatic. Specifically, shouldn't it be focusing every last.

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Expect A 500-Mile Electric Car By 2025, Says Tesla's Elon Musk

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lithium-ion future Elon Musk battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in carsIt was a relatively brief projection of the future from a man who's juggling a lot of balls in the present, but even Elon Musk's quick hits can be newsworthy. His remarks, last.

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Report: Lithium-ion battery market to be worth $22billion by 2020

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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.

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