Lithium-ion vs. nickel-metal hydride: Toyota still likes both for its hybrids

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Toyota continues to stay the course with nickel-metal hydride battery cells for many of its hybrid vehicles, even though most other hybrid vehicles from other brands have moved on to using lithium-ion cells exclusively. Los Angeles Auto Show lithium-ion nickel-metal-hydride battery

Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion

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Researchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety.

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Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

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The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack research and development plug-in carsThe performance of those cells improves at about 7 percent a year, give or take: Either the same cell costs 7 percent less after a year, or a carmaker gets 7 percent more energy capacity for the same price. Those.

New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements.

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ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

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The model predicts lithium-ion batteries to be the cheapest technology in the coming decades. We have found that lithium-ion batteries are following in the footsteps of crystalline silicon solar panels.

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Siemens, Northvolt partner in next generation lithium-ion battery cell production; Siemens invests €10M

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Siemens and Northvolt, a company working to build a European Li-ion gigafactory with 32 GWh of battery capacity ( earlier post ), are partnering for the development of best-in-class technology to produce high-quality lithium-ion batteries. Supply of lithium-ion batteries.

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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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Johnson Controls Power Solutions and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation have partnered to deliver low-voltage lithium-ion solutions to meet automaker demands for improved efficiency, lower costs and less complexity. 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.

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Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

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He's one of the pioneers of lithium-ion battery technology. DON'T MISS: Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025. We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. But Akira Yoshino is different.

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Hydro-Québec grants an operating license and partners with Nouveau Monde Graphite to develop materials used in lithium-ion batteries

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Hydro-Québec (HQ) and Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) recently signed a license and a research and development agreements concerning the processing of graphite for use in lithium-ion batteries. This collaboration is intended to enable NMG to commercialize battery material technologies developed by HQ over the past 30 years, helping to position Québec strategically in the lithium-ion battery market.

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Argonne team releases 2018 GREET LCA model

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Group announced the 2018 release of the suite of GREET models and associated documentation. For the 2018 release, we added three bio-derived products: bio-ethylene oxide (EO), bio-ethylene glycol (EG), and bio-terephthalic acid (TPA).

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VW's last engines, Toyota batteries, Ford names: Today's Car News

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lithium-ionVW announced that it is now designing the last combustion engines it will sell. Ford trademarks two possible names that could go on its upcoming electric SUV. Toyota explains why it still uses nickel-metal hydride batteries. And a Chinese battery company says it will pass the magic $100-per-kilowatt-hour threshold as soon as 2020. All this and.

MAN Truck & Bus presents electric delivery truck CitE at IAA 2018

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At the IAA 2018, MAN Truck & Bus is presenting the MAN CitE 15-tonne electric truck concept, designed specifically for city cargo traffic. Using this agile approach, the MAN CitE could thus be implemented in a period of only 18 months and finally presented ready to drive at the IAA 2018.

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Battery tech may be getting a big solid-state boost soon

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lithium-ion Battery Heating Battery LifeA Woburn, Massachusetts, company may be attracting big name attention for its solid-state technology that it says can withstand higher temperatures and offer higher capacity. For battery makers, producing a stable solid to withstand the rigors of charging and discharging has proved elusive. Ionic Materials said in February that it had secured $65.

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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. DON''T MISS: Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years?

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Nissan Leaf refurbished batteries offered for older electric cars, in Japan

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Batteries lithium-ion battery pack Recycling plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reuse ReplacementWith more than 300,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars on the road, some more than six years old, battery degradation is becoming more and more of an issue. The different rates of capacity loss are a topic of much discussion among Leaf owners, but it now seems likely that Nissan's choice of passive air cooling rather than active liquid cooling has.

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Nissan Leaf 30-kwh battery decline 3 times that of earlier electric cars: study

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Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery LifeThe Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold. One of the measures that kept its cost down was the use of passive air cooling for its battery pack, rather than the pricier liquid cooling used by other makers to keep battery temperatures within limits. Nissan has.

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China's largest electric-car battery maker, CATL, sets sights on U.S. market

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China Batteries lithium-ion Plug-In Hybrids BYD plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem PanasonicJust a handful of companies today make the bulk of battery cells used in plug-in electric cars worldwide. Now the largest single maker of electric-vehicle cells in China has expanded its focus, from the home market to global markets and specifically the U.S. The name, CATL, may not be familiar to North American electric-car advocates, but the.

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BMW: we won't mass-produce electric cars until 2020, with cheaper cells

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Batteries lithium-ion Future Cars Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) SamsungBMW sold more than 100,000 cars with plugs last year, adding together its battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. That's roughly on a par with Tesla, and ahead of both General Motors and Nissan, two other pioneers in modern electric cars. The company has put far more plug-in cars on the road to date than its German counterparts, both Daimler.

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Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

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Batteries lithium-ion Elon Musk Germany Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactorySometimes it's the task of the Tesla communications department to explain, or provide context, or simply clean up the confusion after CEO Elon Musk says or tweets something about the electric-car maker. In the latest case, it was Musk's statement about Tesla Model 3 production equipment that required the good people of the company's long-suffering.

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MAN exhibiting eTGE 4.140 electric van at IAA 2018; production starts in July 2019

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The battery-electric MAN eTGE 4.140 van is celebrating its world première at the IAA 2018 Commercial Vehicles in Hanover. The MAN plant in Wrze?nia nia will start production in July 2019. With a range of around 160 kilometers and a payload of 1 t–1.75

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Lucid Motors and Samsung SDI in strategic partnership on next-gen lithium-ion cells

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Samsung SDI will be a major supplier of lithium-ion cells for Lucid’s first vehicle, an electric executive sedan scheduled to begin production in late 2018. Samsung SDI and luxury EV startup Lucid Motors have entered a strategic partnership for battery cell supply.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2018 Hybrid and Plug-in will be produced in Asan, Korea, with Hybrid availability in the first quarter of 2018 and Plug-in availability in the second quarter of 2018.

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UVA researchers devise method for converting retired Li-ion anodes to graphene and GO

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Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) have devised a process for converting retired Li-ion battery anodes to graphene and graphene oxide (GO). So far, only 1% of end-of-life Li-ion batteries have been recycled.

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Hyundai lowers entry price, bumps all-electric range on new 2018 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

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Hyundai has lowered the price and slightly increased the all-electric range of the refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). The starting price for the 2018 Sonata Hybrid Plug-In is $33,250, a $1,350 reduction from the 2017 model.

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XALT Energy’s XPAND Li-ion battery system achieves 2018 DNV GL type approval for marine vessels; rack system

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US-based Li-ion battery manufacturer XALT Energy’s XPAND Battery system has been certified as acceptable for installation on all marine vessels classified by DNV GL.

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DAF delivers first electric truck to Jumbo

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The center of this intelligent powertrain is a 210-kW electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack with a current total capacity of 170 kWh. DAF Trucks delivered its first fully electric truck to Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo.

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Amprius’ silicon nanowire Li-ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS solar aircraft

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a manufacturer and developer of high energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries, announced that the company is supplying advanced lithium-ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Amprius, Inc.,

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

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). The lithium-ion automated guided vehicle (AGV), weighing 26.5

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(Reverse) Engineering Explained: What happens to old electric car batteries?

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Knowing what happens to lithium-ion batteries from phones, cameras, and other electronic devices, many electric-car critics express a reasonable concern about what might happen to the similar batteries on a much larger scale that. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

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Johnson Controls’ 12V Lithium-ion battery for advanced start-stop vehicles debuts in China

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For the first time in China, Johnson Controls unveiled its Lithium-ion automotive battery for Advanced Start-Stop vehicles at Auto Shanghai 2015. Second, a 12-volt Lithium-ion battery, which uses a proprietary Titanate chemistry, will primarily accept and store regenerative braking energy during vehicle deceleration, enabling greater power and load management capabilities.

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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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Next-Battery secures strategic relationship with China-based Lvchi Automobile Technology

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Next-Battery , a start-up developing high energy-density Li-ion battery technology, has secured a strategic relationship with Lvchi Automobile Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd. The diagram shows how the unique nano-structure allows more lithium ions (Li + ) to be packed into the electrodes.

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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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Kia launching new diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain in 2018 on Sportage; more models to come

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Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The Kia Sportage will be the first model to offer the new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain later in 2018.

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Nanjing team develops solar-powered electrolysis process for extraction of lithium from seawater

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Researchers from Nanjing University have developed a new method for the extraction of lithium metal from seawater using solar-powered electrolysis with a NASICON solid-state electrolyte as the selective membrane. the lithium extraction rates of the current techniques are relatively slow.

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Porsche commissions MAN electric eTruck for green logistics at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

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Lithium-ion batteries with a storage capacity of 149 kWh are used to store energy, making it possible for the eTruck to cover a range of 130 kilometers (81 miles).

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Kyoto University team proposes selective dismantling to increase recycling potential of precious metals from end-of-life vehicles

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ABS, ETC, NiMH, LIB and PWB signify anti-lock braking system, electronic toll collection, Nickel metal hydride (battery), Lithium-ion battery, and printed wiring board, respectively.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

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The electric campaign is now gaining momentum at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show. If the transporter covers fairly normal distances in the city on a daily and weekly basis, a lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 48 kWh is recommended. kWh lithium-ion battery.

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Japanese automakers team up to solidify next-gen batteries

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Facing competition from American scientists, Japanese automakers are teaming up to develop solid-state lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, according to a Nikkei report. Some engineers see solid state batteries as the holy grail for cars because they are safer and have higher energy density than today's lithium-ion batteries.

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UMD researchers create new architecture for solid-state Li metal batteries

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a flexible lithium-ion conducting ceramic textile featuring fast lithium-ion conductors, good electrochemical stability, and scalable processing approaches to device integration for solid-state lithium metal batteries.

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Toyota, UH researchers improve performance of high-energy magnesium-ion batteries

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Scientists have spent decades searching for a high-energy magnesium battery, hoping to take advantage of the natural advantages that magnesium has over lithium, the element used in standard lithium ion batteries.

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Hyundai NEXO FCEV and Kona electric CUV win spots in 2019 WardsAuto 10 Best Engines

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The Kona Electric powertrain employs a high-efficiency 150 kW (201 horsepower) permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor supplied by a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery.

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LG Chem invests in Enevate; silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology

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Introduced in November 2017, Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology for EVs enables Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells with up to 50% higher capacity than conventional graphite cells.

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