Ionic Materials raises $65M in Series C; polymer electrolyte for solid-state batteries

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The investors include companies from the battery manufacturing, consumer electronic and electric vehicle ecosystem which will be working with the company to speed the development of its solid polymer electrolyte battery material. Joy served as chief scientist there until 2003.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive opens battery factory in Shenyang; 3rd battery factory in BMW Group production network

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the BMW Group opened a new “High-Voltage Battery Center” in Shenyang, China. The battery factory will supply the nearby Dadong plant, which is operated by the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture and will produce the BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid for the local market.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive expands battery factory in China

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Seven months after opening its battery factory in China ( earlier post ), the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has laid the foundation for a comprehensive expansion of the plant. At the “High-Voltage Battery Centre Phase II”, BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for the fully-electric BMW iX3. In this regard, we further increase the capacity of our local battery production.

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Swedish bus operator orders 8 electric, 42 natural gas Solaris buses

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The Solaris 12 electric will be fitted with 200 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries. Cooperation between Solaris and the Swedish operators dates back to 2003. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas

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So how about all-electric supersonic aircraft, then?

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Supersonic airliners haven't flown since 2003, when the last Concorde was retired. That's the vision of Luke Workman, a designer of lithium-ion battery packs who believes all-electric supersonic aircraft are attainable. emissions Batteries aircraftBut could supersonic planes carrying large number of passengers make a comeback—and with electric power no less?

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Honda develops process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from old NiMH batteries for new NiMH batteries for hybrid vehicles

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Honda’s process for recycling NiMH batteries. has established what it says it is the first process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from old nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries for new nickel-metal hydride batteries for use in hybrid vehicles. Honda has been extracting an oxide containing rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., Proceedings of EMC 2003). Batteries

Solaris to supply electric buses to Paris

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The energy needed to drive it will be stored in 160 kWh Solaris High Energy batteries. Solaris vehicles have been present in France since 2003. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2019 116

SolarCity introduces energy storage for businesses; Tesla battery technology

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Developed with battery technology from Tesla Motors, SolarCity DemandLogic storage includes learning software that automates the discharge of stored energy to optimize utility charge savings for customers. The US experienced 679 major weather-related power outages between 2003 – 2012, including 7 of the 10 costliest storms in American history.

RAV4 EV with 95,000 miles sells at auction

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32K is about what the original purchaser paid back in 2003, after the $9000 rebate then in effect in California. Tags: RAV4 EV toyota battery electric car Occasionally a RAV4 EV sells used on the open market. Yesterday one sold at auction for $32,600. Why so low, some bloggers are asking? Why so high is the real question. Is there another car that has so retained it's value?

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EnerDel, ITOCHU Announce Second Smart Grid Battery Storage Project

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US-based lithium-ion battery producer EnerDel is partnering with the real estate arm of Japan’s industrial trading giant, ITOCHU Corporation, to develop and produce the advanced battery systems for a residential smart grid energy storage project to be installed in a major apartment building near Tokyo. We are pushing hard to drive pioneering initiatives like this to develop a secondary market for automotive grade lithium-ion batteries. since 2003.

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Pellion Technologies leveraging high throughput computational materials design to make progress on Mg-ion rechargeable batteries

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While the current generation of lithium-ion batteries has enabled the very visible return of a still-nascent plug-in electric vehicle market, industry stakeholders on all sides are clear about the need for more advanced energy storage technologies that transcend the limitations of current Li-ion couples in terms of cost and/or capacity in order to support a mass market for these plug-ins. However, Mg-ion batteries have suffered from a number of limitations. Batteries

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Tom Hanks on his electric car

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However, by the time I began shopping for an all-electric car, in 2003, the EV1 had already been yanked from showrooms as if the car had never existed. My electric car recently crossed fifty thousand miles on the odometer with its original battery but without so much as a splash of gasoline.

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IHS Markit: global oil demand still growing in the short term despite increasing focus on EVs

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Current global total liquids oil demand growth is at similar levels to what was recorded during the 2003 to 2007 commodity super-cycle, referred to as the “golden age” of refining. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Fuel Efficiency Market Background Oil

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Lithium-Ion Battery Maker Ener1 Receives $20M Strategic Equity Investment from ITOCHU

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Large-format lithium-ion battery maker Ener1, Inc. ITOCHU, which began its strategic relationship with Ener1 in 2003, purchased 3.2 At the recent LA Auto Show, Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker said that his company would announce the provider of their battery packs by the end of the year.) Ener1 battery packs are also being tested by the US Department of Defense in a prototype hybrid Humvee.

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Royal Mail to buy 100 Peugeot electric vans for delivery vehicles

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Royal Mail—since 2003 a quoted company with shares traded on the LSE—is the UK’s designated Universal Postal Service Provider. kWh lithium-ion batteries offer a range of up to 106 miles (171 km), measured on the NEDC cycle. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets

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London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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London has committed to procuring roughly 300 zero emission buses by 2020, with 51 battery electric buses recently going into service on the 507/521 route, taking the number of completely electric bus routes to three, with 79 zero emission buses in total in the fleet. This was the 10 th Edition of the IFCBW, continuing efforts begun in 2003 by the US Department of Transportation, US Department of Energy, and the European CUTE/HyFLEET CUTE programs.

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Menahem Anderman: Enough Already

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Menahem Anderman, PhD, is Mister Battery Consultant. CARB, DOE, Congress all seem to turn to him to analyze the state of battery technology. His reports always suggest batteries won't quite cut it for freeway-capable cars. His report at CARB in 2003 seemed to suggest the electric cars then on the road couldn't be functioning as well as they were. Drivers of electric cars were stunned at his low opinion of the state of battery technology.

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Ford Launching Transit Connect in US Starting This Summer; Battery-Electric Version Due in 2010

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Ford also said that the first product in Ford’s new electric vehicle plan announced in January( earlier post ) will be a battery electric-powered version of the Transit Connect commercial vehicle. In the UK, Ford is already collaborating with Tanfield to offer battery-electric versions of the Ford Transit and Transit Connect commercial vehicles for fleet customers in the UK and European markets. Battery Electric Transit Connect. The 2010 Ford Transit Connect.

Aral car buying trends study: German new car buyers looking to gasoline, hybrid vehicles

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Between 2003 and 2013, only 7-11% were interested in a new car. Behavior Diesel Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Surveys

2017 78

CARB's Conflict of Interest

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As I stated in my testimony before CARB's Zero Emission Vehicle Program meeting last week, to understand the conflict of interest one need look no further than the CARB homepage, where hydrogen and fuel cells – not ZEVs - receive prominent placement, with no equivalent recognition of battery electrics. Tags: fuel cell partnership california air resources board battery electric car

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Tesla and Toyota Formalize Agreement to Develop Electric Version of RAV4; Targeting US Sales in 2012

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2002 - 2003 Toyota RAV4-EV. From 1998 to 2003, Toyota leased or sold 1,485 first-generation RAV4-EVs to fleet customers and private individuals in California as part of the state’s Zero-Emission Mandate program. Tags: Electric (Battery A conventional 2009-2010 RAV4.

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Some of the Facts : Automakers Comment to CARB

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What is missing in this presentation is the ZEV Program requirements endorsed by CARB in 2003, the requirements as they stand now. Back then, when the intention was to kill the electric car, automakers signed on to an “alternative path” replacing battery electric vehicles with fuel cell vehicles. Absent of course, since including it would make clear that the staff revision in fact lops off 90% of the 2003 ZEV requirement.

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First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

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It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003. However, industry reviewers believe the Havel-e will have a battery-only operating range of about 35 miles. Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market?

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Tom Hanks, The New Yorker — and Electric Cars

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However, by the time I began shopping for an all-electric car, in 2003, the EV1 had already been yanked from showrooms as if the car had never existed. My electric car recently crossed fifty thousand miles on the odometer with its original battery but without so much as a splash of gasoline. Tom Hanks in His Rav 4.

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Researchers discover new efficient lithium collection method using MOF membranes; Li from produced water

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The team’s material operates on principles inspired by highly effective biological cell membranes, whose mechanism of operation was discovered by Roderick MacKinnon and Peter Agre and was the subject of the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Batteries Materials

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The car

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

2003 Honda S2000 Curb Weight: 2800 lbs Battery space: Not much. I think I can squeeze 12(12v 115AH) batteries I'm shooting for a 144v system. There is just no way this vehicle could go with less than 12v batteries since it can't handle the weight.

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First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

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It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003. However, industry reviewers believe the Havel-e will have a battery-only operating range of about 35 miles. Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market?

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Alvant’s aluminum matrix composites deliver 40% weight saving for electric motor rotors

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In addition, we can also offer better thermal resistance, up to 300 °C, making AMCs a more suitable material than polymer composites for applications such as motors, batteries, energy recovery systems, fans and flywheels.

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Tesla Powered Th!nks?

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Michael Kanellos over at CNetNews.com reports from the recent Clean-Tech Investor Summit that Tesla Motors will be selling its battery packs to other electric car companies. Martin Eberhard, CEO of Tesla Motors, said that Tesla has formed a group called Tesla Energy Now to sell battery packs to other companies. "A The redesigned 2003 Th!nk nk Global, has been searching for a viable, affordable battery to power the new Th!nk

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EnerDel Partners with Mazda, Itochu, and Others for Smart Grid Integration Project in Japan

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US-based lithium-ion battery producer EnerDel will supply the advanced battery systems at the heart of a new project, based in Tsukuba City, Japan, combining electric vehicles (EVs), stationary grid storage, solar power and a rapid charging infrastructure a in a real-world operating environment. The combination of on-site battery storage with rapid charging allows the use of direct current throughout the system, sharply reducing the amount of time needed to charge a vehicle.

2009 78

EIA: China promoting both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use

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million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2003 to more than 2 million bbl/d in 2013, according to figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). China Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Oil Policy Consumption of gasoline in China grew from 0.9

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JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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percentage points lower than their peak in 2011, and the fuel type’s lowest market share since 2003, when diesels accounted for 43.4% —the highest level since 2003. Battery-Electric-Vehicles (BEVs) experienced meagre growth too.

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Zipcar introduces Honda Fit EV into UC Davis West Village fleet

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Zipcar has introduced a 2014 Honda Fit battery electric vehicle (EV) at The University of California, Davis’ (UC Davis) West Village , the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States. Zipcar was the first car-sharing company in the United States to introduce electric vehicles, starting in Boston in 2002, and the first to offer hybrid vehicles through a partnership with Honda in Seattle in 2003.

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AC Propulsion powers Yokohama-sponsored EV to new Pikes Peak record

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lithium-ion batteries. That motor powered the Yokohama-sponsored EV that beat the previous EV record set by Jeri Unser in 2003 by 65 seconds.). Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Power ElectronicsExposed chassis of the winner.

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IEEE: Will CARB Take Part in Plug-in Car Revival?

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The IEEE Spectrum Magazine for November 07 touts on its cover "Battery or Fuel-Cell Cars? Batteries could always use a nudge, but the 100+ mile battery has existed for over a decade. Not five years ago we had thousands (about 6000) of battery electrics as daily drivers for consumers like you and me and utilities' fleets like PG&E and SCE. That which they don't kill (EVs in 2003) they hope to delay (FCVs in 2008). Only battery cars can do that near term.

2007 100

DENSO’s new e-compressor making world debut on Ford’s electrified vehicles

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DENSO introduced electric compressors for hybrid electric vehicles in 2003. This helps extend the lithium-ion battery range when the air-conditioning (A/C) is running. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Systems

2012 101

London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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Thanks in large part to Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, who enacted London's much criticized congestion charge policy in 2003. Sakura Battery Co is offering a line of EVs, including the Italian Maranello4 microcar.

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Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

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policy shifts to favor battery-powered autos. Honda has yet to announce plans to sell one, citing highcosts for the lithium-ion batteries needed to power them andpoor range. “We Bush in 2003 committed$1.2

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October '06 - CARB Takes Testimony on Electrics; LA Takes Action on RAV4 EVs

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Presenters included automakers; battery, hydrogen and fuel cell companies; electric utilities; and energy and emissions analysts. Lithium batteries and the possibilities of Vehicle-to-Grid technology provided the real buzz at ZEVTech.

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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CA, NY, MA and other states have had Zero-Emission Vehicle programs since the early 1990s because battery electric vehicles in those states, taking into account power plants, are far cleaner than gasoline cars in reducing urban air pollution and smog.

ITOCHU Takes Equity Stake in THINK; Expanded Partnership for THINK EV and Drive System in Asia

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ITOCHU has been an equity investor and strategic partner of Ener1 since 2003. Tags: Batteries Electric (Battery THINK and ITOCHU Corporation announced an expanded partnership for marketing and distribution of the THINK City electric vehicle (EV) and EV drive system in Asia. The two companies have been in a cooperative relationship since 2009, through a number of demonstration projects in association with Ener1, Inc. Earlier post.).

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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The benefit of a higher voltage connector has nothing to do with the speed at which the battery will charge it has to do with the conductor size.

Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid buses to enter service next year in the CHIC project

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Experience will also be leveraged from ongoing projects in cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Whistler (Canada) which have already been involved in successful previous CUTE and HyFLEET:CUTE projects run between 2003 and 2009. Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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