2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first BEV to earn 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

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The 2019 Audi e-tron SUV is the first pure battery-electric vehicle to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest rating awarded by the nonprofit organization. Electric (Battery) Safety

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 awarded to developers of Li-ion battery

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to John B. Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University, State University of New York; and Akira Yoshino, Asahi Kasei Corporation, for the development of lithium-ion batteries. Whittingham’s battery.

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Electric-car battery prices dropped 13% in 2019, will reach $100/kwh in 2023

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From 2010 to 2019, lithium-ion battery prices (when looking at the battery pack as a whole) have fallen from $1,100 per kilowatt-hour to $156/kwh—an. Batteries

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Adamas: lithium usage for EV batteries up 76% year-over-year in February 2019

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In February 2019, 76% more lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) was deployed globally in batteries of newly-sold passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to a model-by-model build-up using Adamas Intelligence’s “EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker”.

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BNEF annual Li-ion battery price survey finds prices fell 13% from 2018 to average $156/kWh in 2019

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Battery prices, which were above $1,100 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 87% in real terms to $156/kWh in 2019. Cost reductions in 2019 are thanks to increasing order size; growth in battery electric vehicle sales; and the continued penetration of high energy density cathodes.

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Adamas: EV sales up just 20% in April 2019 but total battery capacity deployed up 69%

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Despite weak EV sales growth in April 2019 versus the same month the year prior (up just 19.6%), total battery capacity deployed in newly-sold EVs (in GWh) increased markedly over the same period, according to Adamas Intelligence’s “ EV Battery Capacity Monthly ”.

2019 90

Great Wall Motor battery offshoot SVOLT premieres Li-ion battery lineup, targeting EVs

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New battery company SVOLT Energy Technology Co. Ltd, whose precursor was the Battery Business Unit of Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd, introduced its cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA). Batteries China Electric (Battery

2019 165

Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The lithium-ion battery has an energy content of 80 kWh. The high-safety design begins with the installation position of the high-voltage battery beneath the vehicle floor.

2019 151

Adamas: China, US and Japan drove 73% of electrified vehicle battery nickel deployment in May 2019

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In May 2019, 73% of all nickel metal equivalent (NME) deployed in passenger electrified vehicle batteries globally went into vehicles sold in China, the US and Japan, collectively, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Nickel Monthly ’ report. In China, battery nickel is consumed mainly as nickel sulfate. In the US, as in China, battery nickel is consumed mainly as nickel sulfate. Batteries Materials

2019 78

BMW targeting doubling energy density of battery cells by 2030, with current i3 as basis

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The BMW Group has pooled its years of experience with battery cells and extensive knowledge in the field in a new Competence Center in Munich. The purpose of the facility is to advance battery cell technology and carefully dissect the production processes.

2019 146

BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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million electric vehicles to be sold globally in 2019. China’s market is in transition, and the recent annual doubling of sales every year looks unlikely to hold in 2019. The ‘New Energy Vehicle’ quota takes effect this year but the requirements for 2019 are relatively modest. Sales in Italy have been slow but should start picking up in 2019, while sales in the UK will likely be flat or declining after the government eliminated support for popular plug-in hybrid models.

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AKASOL introducing new high energy battery system

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At the Battery Show North America 2019, AKASOL will present a wide portfolio of new solutions to the battery community. Fully electric city buses can be equipped with battery system capacities between 600-1,000 kWh using the AKASOL system, depending on the vehicle size.

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TeraWatt Technology solid-state battery prototype tests showing 432 kWh/kg

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TeraWatt Technology announced that its 4.5Ah prototype solid-state battery design achieved a record-breaking energy density of 432Wh/kg (1122Wh/L) in validation tests conducted by third parties, including TOYO System based in Japan. Ken Ogata, Senior Manager, Battery Technology of SERES.

2019 160

Lucid’s Atieva powers Formula E Season 6 with spec battery pack

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Atieva, the Silicon Valley-based technology wing of Lucid Motors, announced that the spec battery pack of its own design will power the entire 24-car Formula E field for the upcoming 2019/20 race season in association with its partners. Batteries Electric (Battery) Motorsport

2019 140

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Which electric car is best?

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Big strides in battery capacity mean that picking between the 238-mile 2019 Chevy Bolt EV and the recently boosted 226-mile 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus comes down to a dozen miles of range. We’re a long way from peak electric car, but we’ve finally left base camp. After a week behind the wheel of both electric cars, I’m not sure there

2019 85

Tesla reports record deliveries of ~95,200 vehicles in Q2 2019

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In a filing with the SEC, Tesla said that in Q2 2019, it achieved record production of 87,048 vehicles and record deliveries of approximately 95,200 vehicles. Tesla Q2 2019 production and deliveries. Biobutanol Electric (Battery) SalesIn addition, it made significant progress streamlining global logistics and delivery operations at higher volumes, enabling cost efficiencies and improvements to its working capital position.

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Mercom Capital: VC funding for battery storage companies up 139% YoY in 1H 2019 to $1.4B; led by Northvolt financing

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VC funding in Battery Storage companies in 1H 2019 was up by 139% with $1.4 The Top 5 VC funding deals in 1H 2019 were: Northvolt’s $1-billion raise; Sila Nanotechnologies raised $170 million; Romeo Power secured $88.6 A total of 41 VC investors participated in Battery Storage funding in 1H 2019. There were four announced battery storage project funding deals in 1H 2019 bringing for a combined $499 million compared to $34 million in four deals in 1H 2018.

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Daher, Airbus and Safran team up to develop distributed hybrid propulsion aircraft demonstrator: EcoPulse 2019

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Daher, Airbus and Safran are partnering for the design and development of the wing-mounted EcoPulse distributed hybrid propulsion demonstrator with a maiden flight scheduled in 2022.

2019 126

Northvolt & Mälarenergi partner to deploy battery energy storage for EV charging

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Northvolt and Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden. The battery system will provide power output up to 220 kW and a usable energy capacity of 320 kWh. Batteries Smart charging Smart Grid

2019 130

New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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In China, the recently opened Airbus China Innovation Center (ACIC) battery lab is looking to power a new generation of electric-powered aerial vehicles. Asia is the global epicenter of battery development and production, with Japan and Korea as the worldwide leaders.

2019 125

Mack Trucks unveils battery-electric Mack LR Refuse demonstration model

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Mack Trucks unveiled the Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV) at WasteExpo 2019. Four NMC lithium-ion batteries (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) are charged via a 150kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2019 153

Volkswagen targeting recycling 97% of raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs

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Volkswagen plans to build one million electric vehicles a year by 2025; given this target, handling battery recycling internally is a priority for cost and environmental reasons. In the long term, Volkswagen wants to recycle about 97% of all raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs.

2019 162

XALT Energy batteries powering MCI all-electric passenger coach

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NFI), to supply ultra-high energy lithium-ion battery packs for its zero-emission, MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE long-distance motor coach. We are prepared to deliver a 100 percent battery electric coach that performs the same or better than our current clean diesel, hybrid and CNG models.

2019 122

Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Factory vehicles in Audi’s production plants such as fork-lift trucks and tow tractors have so far been powered by lead-acid batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2019 158

World’s largest electric ferry completes maiden voyage; 4.3MWh Leclanché battery system

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Capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers, is powered by a 4.3MWh battery system provided by Leclanché SA. We are very proud to provide specifically designed unique lithium-ion battery system to this ferry, the precursor to a new era in the commercial marine sector.

2019 151

INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle. The concept’s SUV packaging means the high-capacity battery pack can be located below the vehicle floor, feeding power to a pair of electric motors (one on each axle).

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Canada ZEV sales up 30% in 1H 2019 after launch of federal incentive program

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Sales of all zero-emission vehicles in Canada for the first six months of 2019 are up 30% compared with last year. Zero-emission vehicles represented roughly 3% of all new, light-duty vehicles sold in the first half of 2019, compared to roughly 2% during the same period in 2018. Since 1 May 2019, Canadians who purchase or lease an eligible battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell, or longer range plug-in hybrid vehicle, will receive an incentive of $5,000.

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Scania unveils modular battery-electric self-driving urban concept vehicle

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The cylindrical cell batteries are placed under the floor, thereby utilizing otherwise dead space as well as contributing to better weight distribution. With the low vehicle weight of less than eight tonnes, the range with present-day batteries is estimated at 245 kilometers.

2019 152

Honda to unveil new EV prototype at 2019 Geneva Show; mass production version out this year

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Honda has confirmed the global premiere of a prototype version of its new electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. Electric (Battery A mass production version of the car will be on sale later in the year.

2019 108

How One Bad Manny Can P**s Away Your Brand

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Manny and Leviton got their failed unit retuned by UPS on October 17, 2019. When we bought our first electric car in January of 2013, the Toyota Rav4 EV with the Tesla battery and powertrain, we followed Toyota’s advice on the right home charger to buy.

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Webasto announces modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions

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Webasto exhibited elements of a new modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions in Ford Motor Company’s booth recently at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Webasto modular battery system. Conditioning the battery is essential for battery life and health.

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New concept with anthraquinone-based organic cathode advances aluminum battery technology

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The new battery uses an anode made of aluminum and a cathode made of an anthraquinone-based organic material. Additionally, our new battery concept has twice the energy density compared with the aluminum batteries that are ‘state of the art’ today. Batteries

2019 127

Toyota to show production-ready ultra-compact BEV at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show; introducing new BEV business model

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Toyota Motor will display its new, production-ready Ultra-compact BEV (battery electric vehicle) at the FUTURE EXPO special exhibition of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show ahead of the vehicle’s planned commercial launch in Japan in 2020. Electric (Battery) Japan

2019 85

Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure; counters conventional wisdom

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The discovery, published in Nature , challenges the conventional belief that lithium metal batteries fail because of the growth of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) between the lithium anode and the electrolyte. Our ultimate goal is to enable a commercially viable lithium metal battery.

2019 136

Adamas: 5 cell suppliers responsible for 78% of global EV battery cobalt demand in 2019

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CATL took the lead in 2019 with a 21% global market share by cobalt deployed, followed closely by last year’s leaders LG Chem and Panasonic with 20% and 17%, respectively. Batteries Materials Sales

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Toshiba showcasing hybrid-diesel-battery locomotive demonstrator

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Kiel-Toshiba Railway Europe GmbH (TRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Infrastructure Systems and Solution (TISS), Toshiba Group’s core group in the infrastructure business, will showcase Toshiba’s modular diesel electric hybrid locomotives at Transport Logistic 2019 this week.

2019 119

BYD 60-foot battery-electric bus completes full Altoona Pass/Fail test

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BYD achieved a first when its 60-foot battery-electric articulated transit bus completed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2019 134

Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

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Under the agreement, CATL will become Honda’s partner in the field of lithium-ion EV batteries. CATL will guarantee the supply to Honda of about 56 GWh of lithium-ion EV batteries before 2027. Batteries Electric (Battery Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

2019 166

Penn State Li-ion battery design could charge an EV in 10 minutes; asymmetric temperature modulation

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Penn State researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature to increase reaction rate but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes. Batteries

2019 120

Solaris top electric bus OEM in Europe in terms of contracts in 2019

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Solaris has claimed the lead spot in Europe in terms of contracts for electric buses in 2019. In the first months of 2019, Solaris secured three large orders for the supply of electric buses to Berlin (BVG); Milan (ATM); and Warsaw (MZA). Solaris accounts for a total of 25% electric buses for which European carriers have called tenders in 2019. Two battery types are available to customers: Solaris High Energy and Solaris High Power.

2019 78

Valmet Automotive starts EV battery pack production in Salo

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Valmet Automotive has started the production of EV battery packs in its new plant in Salo, Finland. The battery plant project has progressed on schedule, and with the ramp up of production volumes, Valmet Automotive will continue recruiting more employees to the Salo plant.

2019 90

BMW and VW aim for close control over batteries, don’t want to make them

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Like nearly all global automakers, BMW has decided it doesn’t want to manufacture battery cells. Batteries

2019 109

Bimbo Bakeries USA orders 5 Motiv all-electric EPIC-equipped step vans; delivery in Q3 2019

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The step-van system, also available on the Ford E-450, has a 22,000 lbs GVWR chassis rating, with a range of up to 90 miles (106 or 127 kWh battery pack capacity) and a top speed of 60 mph. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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