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

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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 ”.

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Hong Kong team devises new strategy for regenerating Li-ion battery electrode materials

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Researchers in Hong Kong have used biodegradable organic methanesulfonic acid (MSA) to leach valuable metals from waste LiCoO 2 powders for battery material regeneration. Batteries Materials Recycling

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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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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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Forklift Batteries in a Pickup Conversion?

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I am doing research on the possible conversion of 1980s to 1990s pickup truck. I pan to power with a ac motor but the main question I have is would one

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Jump-Charging Dead Golf Cart Batteries

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Left golf cart over winter inside heated area. Yamaha 48V charger won’t charge. Have automotive 6 & 12V charger—How might I bring up the 6 pack charge

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.

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Adamas: lithium deployment in passenger EVs up 47% y-o-y in May 2019

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In May 2019, 47% more lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) was deployed globally in batteries of passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest subscription-based “ EV Battery Lithium Monthly ” report. Global sales of passenger HEVs, PHEVs and BEVs collectively increased by 12% in May 2019 versus May 2018, translating to an increase in deployment of li-ion batteries. Batteries Materials

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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.

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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.

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Adamas: Tesla on track to exceed 20 GWh deployed by 2019 year-end; 22% of passenger EV capacity in May

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In May 2019, the Tesla Model 3 alone was responsible for 16% of all passenger EV battery capacity deployed globally versus 4% for the second-ranked BYD Yuan and 3% for the fifth-ranked Nissan Leaf, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “ EV Battery Capacity Monthly ” report. From January through May of this year, mor than 7 GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in Tesla EVs. Batteries Electric (Battery) Sales

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Fort Worth buying four New Flyer electric buses for new zero-emission route

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The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (Trinity Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for four heavy-duty, thirty-five-foot Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses. Trinity Metro’s first Xcelsior CHARGE was unveiled in Fort Worth during a May 2019 event, which previewed The Dash service.

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.

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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

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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

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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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CATL and Toyota form comprehensive partnership for new energy vehicle batteries

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Limited (CATL) and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement for the stable supply and further development of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) batteries. The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries. Batteries China Vehicle Manufacturers

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18 more Solaris trolleybuses going to Italian cities; 45 kWh battery packs

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The vehicles feature a central traction motor and traction batteries with a capacity of 45 kWh and a cooling system, all of which will allow the vehicles to cover a much longer distance without the need to be attached to overhead wires. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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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.

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Continental to begin series production of new integrated electric axle drive this year

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Continental is presenting its third generation of electric powertrains at the IAA 2019, with the new, very high-performance, light and compact axle drive set to take to the roads in various electric models from several Chinese and European manufacturers later this year.

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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

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Reports: Tesla working to develop its own batteries

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Unlike other electric automakers, Tesla has long had a lock on its own battery supplies through an exclusive deal with Panasonic and the companies' jointly owned battery Gigafactory in Nevada. lithium-ion batteries

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BYD, Toyota jointly to develop battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Core parts for electrified vehicles such as batteries, motors and power electronics are among the products that BYD develops in-house. China Electric (Battery

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US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background

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Canada launches new $4.5M challenge to accelerate battery innovation; $1M grand prize

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Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi, announced a new $4.5-million Impact Canada challenge aimed at accelerating made-in-Canada battery innovation to better position the country in the highly competitive global market. The Charging the Future Challenge was announced during the 2019 Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference (EMMC), held in Cranbrook, B.C., Ultimately, the most promising battery breakthrough will be awarded a $1-million grand prize.

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Imec doubles energy density of its solid-state Li-metal batteries to 400 Wh/liter

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With its engineering roadmap for solid-state batteries, imec aims to surpass wet Li-ion battery performance and reach 1000 Wh/L at 2-3C by 2024. As such, the assembly of the new cells could be done by slight modification of existing manufacturing lines for Li-ion batteries.

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Adamas: deployment of nickel-rich cathode chemistries drives battery nickel demand higher in May

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In May 2019, 57% more nickel metal equivalent (NME) was deployed globally in batteries of new passenger EVs than the same month the year prior, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Nickel Monthly” report. Over the same period, the amount of NME used in li-ion batteries (primarily in the form of nickel sulfate) increased 69% whereas the amount of NME used in NiMH batteries (primarily in the form of nickel hydroxide and AB5 nickel-REE alloy) increased 26%.

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75% of plug-in vehicles sold in the US in 2018 were made in the US

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Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010–2018, ANL/ESD-19/2, March 2019. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Sales

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UCSD, South 8 team report improved liquefied-gas electrolytes for Li-metal batteries

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Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017—liquefied gas electrolytes—could pave the way to replacing the graphite anode with a lithium-metal anode. High-Efficiency Lithium-Metal Anode Enabled by Liquefied Gas Electrolytes, Joule (2019), doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.06.008.

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Nissan Leaf batteries are lasting a very long time

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Since even before the first market deliveries of its Leaf electric car in late 2010, Nissan has made frequent mention about the need to create second-use demand for the Leaf's battery packs. Batteries Green Life

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Adamas: high-nickel cathodes making significant gains in passenger EV market

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In April 2019, 6.7 GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in newly-sold passenger BEVs, PHEVs and HEVs, an increase of 69% year-over-year, according to a model-by-model build-up using Adamas Intelligence’s ‘ EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker ’.

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Volkswagen says its battery supplies are secure

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Despite its plans to become the biggest EV-maker in the world by 2023, Volkswagen says it won't be affected by the tightening battery supplies that have roiled the industry, including Audi, the company's Volkswagen Group partner. lithium batteries

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Rivian CEO confirms auxiliary batteries, truck-to-truck charging

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Batteries Battery Life RivianThe U.S.-based based startup electric automaker Rivian is already showing plenty of signs that it's doing things differently than Tesla.

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Toyota premieres Toyota-brand battery electric vehicles ahead of 2020 China launch

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Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its activities on the opening day of Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to launch in China under the Toyota brand. China Electric (Battery

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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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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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British Columbia passes Zero-Emission Vehicles Act; 10% LDVs ZEV by 2025, 100% by 2040

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In the first quarter of 2019, they made up more than 6% of new light-duty vehicle sales in BC. Due to the popularity of its CEVforBC rebate program, the government recently topped up the incentives with another $10 million, part of the $42 million that was committed in Budget 2019.

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Lightning Systems Gen 2 electric Ford Transit named in CARB executive order; new NMC batteries for longer range

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The Lightning Electric Ford Transit is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the Ford Transit 350HD, a product used extensively by commercial and government fleets. The new batteries are all housed under the floor of the vehicle, with no impact on ground clearance.

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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.

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Honda releases more technical detail about Honda e EV

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kWh battery in the Honda e is one of the most compact in its class, contributing to an exceptional balance of low weight, fast-charging capability of 80% in 30 minutes, and a range of more than 200 km (124 miles), suited for every day urban commuting. Electric (Battery

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Graphene oxide aerogel helps lithium-sulfur batteries reach new potential

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a free-standing reduced graphene oxide (r-GO) aerogel for use as a supporting electrode for the electrochemical redox reaction of sulfur in a catholyte-based lithium-sulfur battery. Batteries Graphene Li-Sulfur

Ford partnering with Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for next-gen EVs

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Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Solid Power ( earlier post ) to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries.

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