ŠKODA AUTO resumes production of high-voltage traction batteries

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At ŠKODA’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav, assembly of high-voltage traction batteries for Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid models has recommenced as planned. ŠKODA AUTO has resumed production at its Czech plants. —Christian Bleiel, Head of Component Production at ŠKODA AUTO.

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Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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The auto industry has seen this need to improve familiarity in the past, with some advanced driver assist features such as ACC and even autonomous driving. Behavior Electric (Battery) Market Background Surveys

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Geely Auto forms new premium electric car company Zeekr; SEA EV architecture

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Geely Auto Group (Geely Auto) officially announced the widely reported formation of Zeekr—a new electric mobility technology and solutions company based in China that will serve growing global demand for premium electric vehicles.

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Lexus to display new LF-Z Electrified concept at Auto Shanghai 2021

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Lexus plans to display the LF-Z Electrified Concept at Auto Shanghai 2021, which opens on 19 April 19 in Shanghai, China. The LF-Z Electrified achieves an ideal balance and inertia by optimally positioning the battery and motors. Electric (Battery

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InoBat Auto acquires Slovakia site for battery R&D and prototype production

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European R&D and battery production company InoBat Auto has acquired a 290,000 sq ft (27,000 sq m) facility close to Bratislava, Slovakia. The property will house a 100MWh facility combining proprietary High Throughput Process ( HTP ) R&D with prototype battery cell-manufacturing capabilities. Backed by IPM Group and Wildcat Discovery Technologies, InoBat Auto will manufacture the first bespoke battery cells in 2021. Batteries Europe Manufacturing

Volvo Cars and Geely Auto to deepen collaboration; new combined powertrain company

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto have agreed on a wide-ranging collaboration that will maximize the strengths of the Swedish and Chinese automotive groups, delivering synergies in powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies and aftersales. Volvo Cars and Geely Auto confirmed the combination of their existing powertrain operations into a new standalone company. Electric (Battery) Engines Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Hyundai showcases RM20e racing midship electric sports car, Prophecy concept EV at Auto China

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At the 16 th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020), Beijing Hyundai Motor Company showcased its RM20e electric racing midship sports car prototype and Prophecy concept EV model, demonstrating the reach of its EV ambitions.

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Electric car battery research pact seeks to keep German auto prowess

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For the past 50 years, the German auto industry has enjoyed quite the roll of growth and success in the U.S., But now the importance of that advantage is fading, with electric cars on the rise and the highest-value component within them the battery pack. VW battery pack lithium-ion batteries battery reusebuilt largely on its expertise with one specific technology: the internal combustion engine.

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Volkswagen launches the battery-electric e-Golf in Germany; “Das e-Auto”

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The e-Golf shown at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January. Volkswagen has launched the battery-electric version of the Golf, the e-Golf, in Germany with immediate availability. The e-Golf, sporting signature LED headlights, is available from €34,900 (US$47,796), including an 8-year / 160,000-kilometer (99,419-mile) battery warranty. The Golf A7 was developed from the outset to be a battery electric vehicle. Electric (Battery

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Kia unveils new Soul EV at LA Auto Show

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Kia Motors unveiled the new Soul EV, a completely new iteration of Kia’s award-winning electric compact crossover, at the LA Auto Show. The new Soul EV has a new liquid-cooled lithium-ion polymer 64 kWh battery pack with Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast-charge as standard equipment. The Soul EV is currently being tested to ascertain its estimated range, with the overall battery range due to be announced early in 2019. Electric (Battery

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Mitsubishi Motors showcases e-Evolution concept at LA Auto Show; battery-electric crossover w/triple motor 4WD

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MMNA) unveiled the e-Evolution Concept vehicle at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, marking the vehicle’s North American debut. The e-Evolution Concept uses two high-torque, high-performance electric motors, fed by a high-capacity battery system to deliver a smooth and powerful performance. The drive battery is located under the floor mid-ship of the vehicle, providing a low center of gravity for the utmost driving stability. Electric (Battery

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GM EV Factory ZERO first US auto plant to install 5G technology

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Both the upcoming GMC HUMMER EV and the Cruise Origin will be built at Factory ZERO on GM’s Ultium battery platform. 5G Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market BackgroundGeneral Motors announced that Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, the company’s all-electric vehicle assembly plant, is the first automotive plant in the US to install dedicated 5G fixed mobile network technology.

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Mini Electric Concept revealed before Frankfurt auto show debut

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Now, we can see the first renderings of the car that will make its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show in two weeks. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini EWe've known since last July that an all-electric Mini Cooper will go into production in 2019. The Mini Electric Concept is recognizable as the three-door hardtop version of the famous British small car, but numerous design.

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JBM Auto to launch 9-, 12-meter electric buses at Auto Expo 2018 in India

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JBM Auto will launch its EcoLife 9- and 12-meter electric buses at the Auto Expo 2018 in February in India. JBM Auto Limited, the bus division of JBM Group, partnered with Solaris on the development of the buses. EcoLife buses use a four-pole, asynchronous traction motor and lithium-ion batteries; power (80 - 160 kWA) and capacity can be adapted to the route on which the bus is to be used.

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Hyundai Kona Electric crossover teased before Geneva auto show reveal

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Geneva Motor Show Future Cars Geneva Auto Show Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtubeThe lack of plug-in electric crossover utility vehicles with all-wheel drive is a growing and obvious gap in the market. And where there's a gap, aggressive South Korean carmaker Hyundai may try to fill it. The company has now issued a teaser photo of the Hyundai Kona Electric small SUV it plans to unveil on February 27 before next month's Geneva.

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: 124 miles of range, more motor power, LA Auto Show debut

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Later this morning, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf will be unveiled at the second of two Los Angeles Auto Show media preview days. Along with the many updates made to other models in the 2017 Golf lineup, VW's electric car gets a 50-percent boost in battery capacity and a more powerful electric motor. The battery rises from 24.2 Los Angeles Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Clean Energy Ventures leads investment battery startups Nth Cycle and Volexion; upstream, downstream

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Clean Energy Ventures , a $110-million venture capital firm investing in early-stage climate tech startups, is leading the investments in two battery startups: one in the upstream ( N th Cycle ) and one in the downstream ( Volexion ). Batteries Materials Mining Recycling

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Nissan unveils LEAF-based Sylphy BEV at Auto China 2018

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Nissan unveiled the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan’s first electric car made in China for Chinese consumers, at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. The EV platform allows the battery to be placed under the seats. At Auto China 2018, Nissan is also showcasing the IMx KURO, an electric crossover concept vehicle, that offers a glimpse of the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. China Electric (Battery

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2019 Kia Niro EV crossover utility makes North American debut at LA Auto Show

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The 2019 Kia Niro EV made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show. Energy and power for Niro EV comes from a liquid-cooled 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery packaged under the floor of the vehicle to allow for minimal passenger space intrusion. Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast-charge is standard equipment, supporting an approximately 100-mile recharge in 30 minutes at on the 50 kW charger at 200 amps; 80% total battery capacity is available in 75 minutes.

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Dana showcasing electrified technologies at Auto Shanghai

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At Auto Shanghai 2017, Dana Incorporated is showcasing select technologies from its Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies, as well as thermal-management products for electric and hybrid vehicles. On display is Dana’s new Spicer electric motor-driven gearbox, which is specifically engineered to deliver better acceleration and higher torque in high-speed battery electric vehicles (BEV).

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All-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept teased for Shanghai auto show

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The Shanghai auto show is shaping up to be a showcase for all the green cars and concepts that were absent from last week's New York auto show. Shanghai Auto Show e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Among them is a concept for a "four-door coupe" version of the Audi e-tron all-electric SUV that'll go into production sometime next year. The Audi e-Tron Sportback Concept doesn't necessarily preview a.

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Volkswagen showcasing electric I.D. BUZZ CARGO, Cargo e-Bike concepts at LA Auto Show

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen is showcasing two electric concepts. BUZZ CARGO,in its auto show debut, is an electric panel van concept based on the MEB toolkit that offers up to 340 miles of range on the WLTP cycle. With the auto show premiere of the I.D. family models, a variety of battery packs can be fitted, according to vehicle usage. Depending on the size of the battery pack, CARGO can achieve ranges between about 200 and 340 miles on the WLTP cycle.

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5 things about the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric we learned at the NY auto show

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After a Detroit auto show that was about little except pickup trucks and a new Jeep, followed by a tepid Chicago show, New York proved to be relatively rich in interesting new green cars. The standout was clearly the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, the 250-mile battery-electric small hatchback that will go on sale before the end of the year. New York Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation to end all legal disputes over EV batteries in US and Korea

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LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have agreed to settle all legal disputes relating to EV batteries in the United States and Korea. LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have decided to settle to compete in an amicable way, all for the future of the US and South Korean electric vehicle battery industries. US President Joe Biden issued a statement on the resolution: This settlement agreement is a win for American workers and the American auto industry.

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Audi unveils e-tron GT concept at LA Auto Show; production version in about 2 years

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Audi is presenting the battery-electric e-tron GT concept four-door coupé as a show car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Together with the targeted airflow of the body, large air inlets in the front effectively cool the assemblies, battery and brakes. While elsewhere the drive is switched to overdrive for thermal considerations, the Audi e-tron GT concept can provide the driver with the full potential of both motors and the battery because of its sophisticated cooling strategy.

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NEVS and Phantom Auto collaborating on autonomous vehicles

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Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer NEVS is using Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety technology to ensure safe deployment of electric autonomous vehicles. NEVS (formerly Saab Automobile) and Phantom Auto, the leading provider of teleoperation safety technology for autonomous vehicles (AVs), are collaborating to ensure the optimally safe and efficient deployment of NEVS’ electric AVs throughout the world. Autonomous driving China Electric (Battery

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Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show

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The latest to join the growing pool of pricey battery-electric sedans and crossover utilities is the Jaguar i-Pace, revealed tonight as a concept at a splashy event before the Los Angeles Auto Show. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars plug-in carsLuxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it?

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DOE awards Magna a grant to develop and ‘auto qualify’ advanced motor; 1/2 the cost, 8x power density

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Magna has been awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy to develop and ‘auto-qualify’ advanced electric motor technologies for next-generation vehicle propulsion systems. Electric (Battery) Motors

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Volkswagen teases electric crossover for Shanghai auto show

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Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Volkswagen appears to be quite clearly committed to an ambitious program of electric cars following its diesel emission scandal. But aside from two adapted models launched a few years ago—the VW e-Golf and e-Up hatchbacks—and a few low-range plug-in hybrids, it doesn't yet have much to put in showrooms. Instead, it's launching a series.

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Guangzhou Automobile Group to show battery-electric SUV concept at Detroit Auto Show

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Ltd (GAC Group) is showing the Trumpchi GS5-BEV Pure Electric Vehicle Concept at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 35 kWh Li-ion battery pack is mounted low for vehicle stability and is managed by ACP’s “LOM” monitor and control system. The high efficiency of the system and excellent energy management enable the vehicle to achieve a driving range of 100 miles (161 km) with a single charge of the battery. Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.,

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BMW unveils BMW Vision iNEXT at LA Auto Show; all of ACES in one vehicle

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The BMW Group unveiled the BMW Vision iNEXT concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Electric (Battery The BMW Vision iNEXT represents a building block for the future of the BMW Group, encompassing technology, design and new ways of thinking that are set to filter through across the company and its brands.

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BASF and GAC R&D Center co-develop 3 electric concept cars; debut at Auto Guangzhou 2018

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GAC R&D Center) introduced three co-developed electric concept cars at Auto Guangzhou 2018, featuring futuristic designs that address the diverse needs of China’s drivers. Car sharing and electrification are highly important developments in the world’s largest auto market. BASF’s solutions span holistic air cleaning solutions to seat fabrics, as well as materials used to build the body panels and battery pack of the electric vehicles. Car Sharing China Electric (Battery

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Jaguar I-Pace electric concept at LA Auto Show: video walkaround

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Add another nameplate to that battery-powered mix. CHECK OUT: Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show. Los Angeles Auto Show Videos Future Cars plug-in cars I-PaceElectric vehicles are hardly a new concept any more, but they've largely been the province of Nissan and Tesla. The future of Jaguar arrives next year, in the shape of this gas-free SUV. Meet the Jaguar I-Pace concept.

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Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid sedans revealed at NY auto show

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At the New York auto show this morning, Honda revealed the second and third powertrains for its Clarity mid-size sedan, now offered only in California with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain. The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric and 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid are powered by a battery pack and a plug-in hybrid powertrain, respectively. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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Toyota is introducing the Corolla Hybrid to the US market at the LA Auto Show. The nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack employs a newly developed technology called Hyper-Prime Nickel (developed by Primearth EV Energy—originally Panasonic EV Energy—in Japan) to boost battery performance in a smaller and lighter package. The battery location also contributes to the vehicle’s lower center of gravity, a boon to agility.

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China BAK to supply high-power Li-ion batteries to Brilliance Auto Group for testing

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China BAK Battery, Inc. will supply high-power Li-ion batteries to Brilliance Auto Group, one of the largest state-owned automobile manufacturers in China. Under this arrangement, China BAK will deliver a sample order of five lithium-ion high-power battery units to Brilliance Auto by July 2012. Brilliance Auto will utilize the high-power battery units to power its electric cars to test the performance and reliability of the battery cells.

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Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. The gas engine and MG2 work in concert to deliver dynamic performance, while both MG1 and MG2 charge the hybrid battery. The battery pack is small enough to be installed under the rear seats, so it does not take up any cargo or passenger space. ECO mode gets maximum efficiency from the fuel and battery, while NORMAL mode is ideal for everyday driving.

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BMW i4 EV’s debut at the Geneva Auto Show gets cancelled by COVID-19!

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March 3 rd , 2020: with the Geneva Auto Show cancelled due to the coronavirus, automakers have been forced to present their new cars via digital debuts online. Both won prestigious awards and added impetus to the public’s perception that e-mobility is where the auto industry is headed.

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Geneva auto show green car preview: concepts, electric cars, new models

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Several significant new production cars powered entirely by batteries are expected to make their debuts. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Audi e-tron Geneva Auto Show A-Class plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Jaguar I-PaceMedia days at the huge and influential Geneva show are March 6 and March 7, and this year it looks like the show will offer a lot of news for plug-in electric car fans.

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Volkswagen ID Crozz concept for all-electric crossover debuts at Shanghai auto show

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The Shanghai auto show this week demonstrates that multiple global automakers are stepping up to the plate, both with production cars and concepts. Future Cars VW Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Chinese government wants more plug-in electric cars sold in the country—and quickly. The Volkswagen ID Crozz Concept shows what a future all-electric compact crossover utility vehicle might.

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SGL Carbon produces prototypes of fully integrated composite battery enclosures for NIO; battery swapping

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In collaboration with SGL Carbon, Chinese automotive manufacturer NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles. The battery enclosure is extremely lightweight, stable and safe. The entire battery enclosure, including the batteries, can be changed at swapping stations of NIO within just three minutes. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials

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Daimler-BYD JV unveils battery-electric DENZA at Auto China; 47.5 kWh pack; focus on safety

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BDNT) officially unveiled its DENZA all-electric vehicle at Auto China 2014, in Beijing. kWh lithium iron phosphate battery capacity, DENZA has a range of up to 300 km (186 miles). DENZA has been designed around its lithium iron phosphate battery which is framed by a lightweight aluminium case with extrusion profiles. China Electric (Battery DENZA. Click to enlarge. Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co.,

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