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Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

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The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Relatively short ranges and long charging times accorded by current lithium-ion cells still limit the appeal of electric cars in the minds of many new-car buyers.

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

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lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Toyota is one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with General Motors and Volkswagen Group. But a recent news story might possibly indicate a crack in the.

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.

Why lithium-ion cells with hollow cores matter (Apple Car or not)

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Batteries lithium-ion Apple plug-in carsOne of the biggest news stories in the automotive industry has been a car that still isn't officially confirmed to exist. It's "Project Titan," Apple's much-discussed project to allegedly develop an electric car.

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.

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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.

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

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Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in carsModern electric cars have developed to the point where range itself may become less of an issue than the cost of providing it. Just ask Tesla, which sells multiple versions of its Model.

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Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

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Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. Batteries lithium-ion Recycling plug-in cars energy storageBattery packs can store energy generated by renewable.

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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.

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.

Electric car battery warranties compared

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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. lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacity

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.

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.

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."

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.

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

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

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

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Safety standards created for lithium-ion batteries

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Lithium-ion batteries may soon be subject to safety performance standards after SAE International Battery Standards Committee looked into base standards for the systems. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries battery standards SAE International Battery Standards Committee

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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Hyundai finds lithium-ion battery partner

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Hyundai Heavy Industries is to team up with Magna E-Car Systems on a brand new lithium-ion battery joint venture. Green cars Hyundai Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Magna Magna E-CarNow the two companies will form a $200million joint venture [.].

CODA abandons lithium-ion battery plant plans

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Despite enjoying some early success with the CODA Sedan (pictured), CODA Automotive has decided to abandon its plans to build a lithium-ion battery plant. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Coda Automotive electric cars green carsHowever, [.].

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

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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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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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.

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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Tesla starts cell production at Gigafactory, shows it off to investors

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Slightly less than three years after it was first announced, Tesla is now producing lithium-ion battery cells at its massive "Gigafactory." Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion Tesla Motors plug-in cars gigafactoryIt has.

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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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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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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.

Why one Finnish city thinks it's ideal for next Tesla Gigafactory

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The Tesla "gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, is already billed as the largest lithium-ion battery cell plant in the world. Europe Batteries lithium-ion Finland Tesla Motors plug-in cars gigafactoryOne Finnish city is now making an official bid.

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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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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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 [.].

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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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

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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