Fraunhofer joins AddESun project to develop new generation of lead-acid batteries

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The Fraunhofer R&D Center Electromobility Bavaria, located at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, has joined a consortium of partners from industry and research to develop a new generation of lead-acid batteries.

New silicon-based lead-acid batteries could power new generation of micro-hybrids

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When is a hybrid not a hybrid? Potentially when it’s a conventional gas-powered car using an electrified powertrain. Many automakers have announced that they will build some percentage of their car fleet as pure electrics. The gas-powered vehicles that remain will still need a significant boost in fuel economy. READ THIS: 48-volt mild

Aqua Metals opens first AquaRefining center for low-pollution lead-acid battery recycling

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The company says that its proprietary AquaRefining is first environmentally friendly process to recycle lead-acid batteries (LABs). The AquaRefining technology extracts lead from LABs with a room temperature, closed-loop, water-based process that results in significant reductions of hazardous waste and direct human contact with the lead itself. The process produces lead that is as pure as—or purer than—mined lead, requiring no secondary processing.

First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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From 1 August 2018, the serially-produced lithium-ion AGVs are being delivered to Hamburg weekly from the Konecranes yard in Düsseldorf. They can be fully charged in around an hour and a half, weigh only a third of a standard lead-acid battery and need no maintenance.

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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Hyundai’s 2018 Plug-in Hybrid Ioniq ( earlier post ) is heading to dealerships now—joining the Hybrid and Electric models—with an aggressive starting price of $24,950—$5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq but with more than five times the range.

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BYD unveils new electric airport GSE tow tractor models

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BYD tugs offer greater energy and productivity efficiencies as well as lower operating costs and easier maintenance, as compared to its diesel, gas or lead acid battery counterparts. BYD unveiled two new electric tow tractor models, or tugs, this month.

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Johnson Controls and Toshiba partner to bring leading automakers low-voltage lithium-ion solutions; dual-battery systems

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Under the agreement, Johnson Controls will collaborate with Toshiba to develop and manufacture lithium-ion batteries at its Holland, MI, plant and pair them with existing lead-acid battery technology as part of dual-battery systems. It is also a good match with lead-acid batteries, and we are sure our joint work with Johnson Controls will greatly benefit automakers around the globe facing efficiency challenges.

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Exide and Leclanché launch Li-ion battery JV in India

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Exide Industries Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, and Switzerland-based Li-ion battery manufacturer Leclanché SA announced a joint venture to build lithium-ion batteries and provide energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications. Exide Industries is India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider.

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Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries jointly to develop 12V Li-ion starter batteries

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The three companies will work together to develop durable, heat- and impact-resistant 12-Volt lithium-ion batteries as a viable replacement for lead-acid starter batteries in motor vehicles by 2021. Lithium-ion batteries offer a promising alternative to conventional lead-acid car batteries, as environmental regulations in some regions restrict the use of lead and engineers aim to reduce vehicle weight for improved fuel economy.

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2019 Ram drops weight, gains 48V eTorque mild hybrid system

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The battery pack includes a 3-kilowatt DC-to-DC inverter to maintain the battery’s state of charge and convert 48 volts to 12 volts to power the Ram 1500’s accessories and charge its conventional 12-volt lead-acid battery.

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Hyundai’s 2019 IONIQ electrified line-up adds active safety features, voice recognition, remote charge management

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In ECO mode, the DCT optimizes gear selection for efficiency, upshifting earlier to achieve class-leading fuel economy. In addition, the lead-acid auxiliary 12V battery found in competitors’ hybrid models has been omitted for the Ioniq Hybrid, resulting in a 26-pound reduction in weight. Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert help to warn the driver of surrounding vehicles that could lead to a collision.

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OXIS Energy and Lithium Balance partner on Li-sulfur battery system for China e-scooter market; targeting spring 2018

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kWh using 10Ah OXIS Long Life cells; weighs 60% less than the current lead acid battery; and delivers a significant increase in range. The volume of E-scooters in China is 30 million, of which 98% use lead acid with the remaining 2% using Lithium-ion. The development of the first Lithium Sulfur e-scooter battery system will allow Chinese manufacturers to circumvent the use of unsafe, toxic and environmentally damaging battery systems such as lead acid and Lithium-Ion.

Pike forecasts sales of electric two-wheelers in Asia Pacific to reach more than 65M units in 2018; China dominates

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Pike Research forecasts that annual sales of electric two-wheel vehicles (e-scooters, e-motorcycles, and e-bicycles) will show robust growth and reach more than 65 million units in 2018. more than 60 million units in 2018 at a CAGR of 6.6%. China will reach more than 355 million units by 2018, with cumulative electric two-wheel vehicle sales in Asia Pacific will reach more than 381 million units in 2018. and 11.3%, respectively, between 2012 and 2018.

Pike Research forecasts annual sales of electric bicycles to surpass 47M units by 2018; Li-ion battery share to climb to 12%

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between 2012 and 2018, resulting in global sales of 47.6 million vehicles in 2018, up form more than 30 million units in 2012. billion revenue in 2018, Pike suggests. million e-bicycles sold in 2018 and a CAGR of 11.8%. The North American market will be comparatively small with e-bicycle sales of 105,682 in 2012, growing to 342,526 units in 2018. By 2018, North American e-bicycle sales are expected to near their peak, according to Pike.

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Electrovaya secures C$4.3M purchase orders from Walmart Canada for forklift battery systems

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The retailer will convert the forklifts in one distribution center from lead acid batteries to Electrovaya’s drop-in lithium ion battery systems. Electrovaya’s lithium-ion forklift battery line, ELivate, features the company’s ceramic separator and industry-leading cycle-life. Deliveries are to be made by Q1, CY 2018. Electrovaya Inc. has secured initial purchase orders worth approximately C$4.3 million (US$3.51

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Chevron invests in Prussian Blue battery tech company Natron Energy; stationary storage for EV charging stations

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This eliminates the conversion reactions and electrolyte decomposition that limit the lifetime of lead acid and lithium-ion cells. In 2018, researchers from Natron, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NYU published a paper in Nature Communications reporting results on a high-rate long-life low-cost sodium-ion battery full-cell system based on a redox couple of manganese (I/II) in Prussian blue analogs for a high-rate and stable anode.

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Navigant Research tags Jiangsu Xinri E-Vehicle Company as leader in e-scooter market

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The company noted, however, that Western Europe is among the fastest-growing regions in terms of e-scooter sales and is expected to top 100,000 vehicles by 2018.). Navigant ranks Jiangsu Xinri E-Vehicle Company as the top e-scooter company. Source: Navigant. Click to enlarge.

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Navigant Research forecasts stop-start vehicles to account for 53.4% of global vehicle sales by 2022

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of new vehicles sold in North America by 2018 having the feature. Lead-acid batteries will lead in revenue for energy storage in SSVs, according to Navigant, with 99.1% Annual stop-start light duty vehicle sales by region, world markets: 2013-2022. Source: Navigant. Click to enlarge. By 2022, total global annual sales for light duty stop-start vehicles (SSVs) will exceed 55 million, accounting for 54.3%

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