Komatsu and Proterra partner to develop battery-electric hydraulic excavator

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Proterra, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Komatsu, a global leader in construction equipment, are partnering to leverage Proterra’s battery technology for the development of Komatsu’s first battery-electric middle class hydraulic excavator.

ARPA-E Battery/Storage Exposition 14 Jan

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The projects in the AMPED Program seek to develop advanced sensing, control, and power management technologies that redefine the way we think about battery management. BEEST (Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation). ARPA-E Batteries

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NIO launches Battery as a Service (BaaS) in China; battery swap system

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Premium EV manufacturer NIO has launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) for customers in China. In addition, BaaS also represents a systematic solution to the long-existing challenges for EV penetration, including battery degradation, battery upgradability, and lower resale value.

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Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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QuantumScape releases performance data for its solid-state battery technology

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QuantumScape’s solid-state battery is designed to enable up to 80% longer range compared to today’s lithium-ion batteries. Stan Whittingham, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery and winner of the 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

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Blackstone announces progress with printed battery cells

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Switzerland-based Blackstone Resources AG announced that it has achieved a series of important milestones for producing any kind of printed battery cells. The company has been investing in the next generation of battery technology through its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH.

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Octillion Power Systems enters US bus market to supply batteries for motorcoaches, city buses

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, is providing battery packs for all-electric motorcoaches and city transit buses offered by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

BYD launches Blade Battery to address battery safety in EVs

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BYD launched the Blade Battery, a development intended to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles. The Blade Battery has been developed by BYD over the past several years. The individual cells are arranged together in an array and then inserted into a battery pack. While undergoing nail penetration tests, the Blade Battery emitted neither smoke nor fire after being penetrated, and its surface temperature only reached 30 to 60 °C.

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Solaris Bus in Polish second-life battery consortium

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and TAURON Polska Energia will implement a project titled “Second Life ESS” with the aim to create a prototype system to store electric energy based on retired electric bus batteries. This means that in some of them it will be necessary to replace their battery packs.

VanadiumCorp beginning work on next-generation vanadium redox flow batteries for ships

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announced that commercial development work has commenced for the first phase of key design and engineering of next-generation vanadium redox flow-battery systems (VRFB Battery) for marine propulsion applications. Batteries Ports and MarineVanadiumCorp Resource Inc.

CBAK Energy partners with JAC Motors to develop new battery cells, including 4680 format

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CBAK Energy Technology, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer and electric energy solution provider, signed a three-year strategic agreement with Anhui Jianghuai Motors Group Co., It owns a world-class battery cooling technology and is the sole producer of such technology in China. Pursuant to the agreement, CBAK will provide customized implementation solutions for power batteries and battery packs based on the latest technical requirements of JAC Motors.

NIO launches 100 kWh battery with flexible battery upgrade plans; cell-to-pack technology

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China-based EV maker NIO launched its 100 kWh battery together with battery upgrade plans. With more than 300 patents filed and gained, the 100 kWh battery features CTP (cell to pack) technology, realizing 37% higher energy density. Powered by the 100 kWh battery, the NEDC range of NIO models can now reach up to 615 km (382 miles). NIO models with the 100 kWh battery will be available for pre-order starting 7 November 2020. million battery swaps.

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Nio ET7 flagship teases 150-kwh solid-state battery, arrival in 2022

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BNSF and Wabtec commence battery-electric locomotive pilot test in California

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BNSF Railway Company and Wabtec began testing battery-electric locomotive technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, California. As BNSF seeks ways to further reduce its environmental impact, the advancement of battery technology offers some possible solutions.

QuantumScape battery tech: A fast-charging electric-car game-changer?

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Volkswagen-backed startup QuantumScape on Tuesday revealed new data showing the capabilities of its solid-state battery tech. Several companies are working to develop solid-state batteries, which use a solid electrolyte instead of the liquid or gel used in current lithium-ion battery cells.

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Lotus Engineering launching new pilot containerized battery test facility

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Lotus Engineering is launching a pilot containerized battery testing facility to assess energy storage solutions for the booming EV sector. The project has been named BattCon, an abbreviation of Battery Containerized Test Facility. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Nio teases 150-kwh battery, next-gen battery swapping for flagship sedan

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Chinese automaker Nio on Tuesday revealed that a 150-kilowatt-hour battery pack and a next-generation battery-swapping system will be rolled out with its upcoming flagship sedan. Batteries

Bremen orders five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries

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Bremen’s public transport provider Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered five new Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses equipped with solid-state batteries. The batteries combine a very high energy density with a particularly long service life.

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New Flyer and Li-Cycle complete heavy-duty lithium-ion battery recycling pilot; 3,200 lbs of Li-ion batteries

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one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, announced the successful completion of a battery recycling pilot with North America’s largest lithium-ion battery recycler, Li- Cycle Corporation. Li-Cycle offers a proprietary, closed-loop lithium-ion battery resource recovery service producing minimal solid waste, and zero liquid and air emissions that can sustainably produce battery grade lithium, cobalt, and nickel products.

NIO launches autonomous driving model ET7; up to 621 miles range with solid-state 150 kWh battery

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The ET7 has a pre-subsidy price starting from RMB 448,000 (US$69,000), or from RMB 378,000 (US$58,400) with BaaS (Battery as a Service). With a 70 kWh battery pack, the ET7 has an NEDC range of more than 500 km (311 miles), or more than 700 km (435 miles) with a 100 kWh battery.

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IDTechEx: NiMH batteries still dominant in full hybrids, largely due to Toyota

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While the lithium-ion battery is dominant in battery-electric vehicles, NiMH batteries are still the most common in full hybrid vehicles (HEVs), according to a new report—“ Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets 2021-2041 ”—from IDTechEx.

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Proterra unveils ZX5 next-generation battery-electric transit bus

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Proterra introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle: the Proterra ZX5 electric bus. The Proterra ZX5 features Proterra battery systems, which have been proven on the road through more than 13 million miles in service for mass transit. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery

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LG Chem spinning off battery business

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LG Chem plans to spin-off its global battery business. LG Chem will seek approval from an extraordinary meeting of stockholders on 30 October and officially launch the spin-off—tentatively named LG Energy Solution—as a new corporation exclusively in charge of the battery business from 1 December. billion) in 2024 and become the world’s best energy solutions company based on batteries. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

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Toyota EV with solid-state batteries: 10-minute full charge, prototype reportedly due in 2021

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Toyota hopes to be the first automaker to launch an electric car with solid-state batteries, aiming to unveil a prototype next year, ahead of a production launch relatively soon after that, Nikkei Asia reported Thursday. Batteries

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Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) to corporate users, local governments and other organizations that have been exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs. Electric (Battery) Japan

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EV battery test simulation technique helps OEM overcome fast-charge challenge

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The company deployed its battery simulation and correlation capability to enhance battery thermal management in a fast-charge scenario, accelerating the solution development process to reduce excess noise from high pumping power and help the dissipation of heat.

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Electric self-driving Apple car reportedly to use next-level battery tech in 2024

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Apple is planning to launch an electric car in 2024 with radical new battery tech, Reuters reported Monday. Batteries

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VW-backed solid-state battery firm QuantumScape is going public

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QuantumScape, the decade-old solid-state battery startup backed by Volkswagen, is going public. BatteriesThis will be accomplished through a reverse merger with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp., with an enterprise value of approximately $3.3

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Penn State team develops thermally modulated LFP battery; fast-charging, inexpensive, long-life for mass-market EVs

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A team of Penn State engineers has demonstrated a thermally modulated lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery to offer an adequate cruise range per charge that is extendable by a 10-minute recharge in all climates, essentially guaranteeing EVs that are free of range anxiety. We developed a pretty clever battery for mass-market electric vehicles with cost parity with combustion engine vehicles. There is no more range anxiety and this battery is affordable.

New generation of Freudenberg DIAvent valves supports 4x faster emergency degassing of batteries

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new generation of DIAvent valves ( earlier post ), which ensure that reaction gases can escape from damaged lithium-ion batteries four times faster than before. Batteries Electric (Battery

Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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The world is in a race to dominate the electric vehicle market—the Europeans have made their Battery Alliance a priority and the Chinese are chomping at the bit. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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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). million) will be invested to build a 24GWh battery factory, a factory for cathode materials and a battery technology center. Batteries China Electric (Battery

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Heritage Environmental Services and battery-maker Romeo Power looking for fleet electrification partners

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Heritage Environmental Services, a provider of environmental and recycling services, and battery-maker Romeo Power launched a program to select fleet electrification partners to execute on HES’ fleet electrification strategy. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Market Background

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NIO Power completes more than 500,000 EV battery swaps

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As of 26 May 2020, NIO Power has completed more than 500,000 EV battery swaps in China, becoming one of NIO’s most well-received power services. Power Swap is at the core of NIO’s “chargeable, swappable, upgradable” user experience, alongside a comprehensive battery and vehicle e-powertrain inspection. Nio’s battery swap is enabled by more than 500 patented technologies. As of 20 May 2020, 131 battery swap stations had been installed across 58 cities nationwide.

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Novel Li-S cathode design significantly improves performance of next-generation battery

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A team led by Professor Cheong Ying Chan at Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology (HKUST) Energy Institute, has proposed a novel cathode design concept for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery that substantially improves the performance of this kind of promising next-generation battery.

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Corvus Energy to supply batteries for five new electric ferries

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With the new batteries from Corvus, we get are able to equip ships with bigger power demands which mean that we expand the number of hybrid vessels. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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Celanese expands UHMW-PE production to meet EV battery demand

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GUR UHMW-PE microporous membranes have multiple applications as separators in lithium-ion batteries, ultracapacitors and fuel cells. GUR UHMW-PE can be gel processed for such applications as battery separators, synthetic paper or high-strength fiber applications.

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EC proposes modernizing EU legislation on batteries to enhance sustainability and safety

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The European Commission is proposing modernizing EU legislation on batteries; this would be the first initiative delivered among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan. Batteries that are more sustainable throughout their life cycle are key for the goals of the European Green Deal and contribute to the zero pollution ambition set in it. The proposal addresses the social, economic and environmental issues related to all types of batteries.

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EV battery pack prices fell 13% in 2020, some are already below $100/kwh

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Electric-car battery-pack prices have fallen 13% in 2020, in some cases reaching a crucial milestone for affordability, according to an annual report released Wednesday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Batteries

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Octillion becomes official battery supplier for FNM electric trucks in Brazil

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Li-ion battery provider Octillion Power Systems is working with the reborn FNM (now Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) in Brazil to produce battery-electric trucks; FNM has selected Octillion as the official battery supplier for the coming lineup.

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Soteria BIG licenses ORNL Li-ion battery safety technology

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Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) has exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to eliminate thermal runaway in lithium ion batteries due to mechanical damage. Batteries Manufacturing Safety

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ORNL researchers develop new class of cobalt-free cathodes with enhanced energy density for next-gen Li-ion batteries: NFA

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new family of cobalt-free cathodes with the potential to replace the cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today’s lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and consumer electronics. Ion Batteries.”

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PNNL: single-crystal nickel-rich cathode holds promise for next-generation Li-ion batteries

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High-energy nickel (Ni)–rich cathode will play a key role in advanced lithium (Li)–ion batteries, but it suffers from moisture sensitivity, side reactions, and gas generation. While nickel holds great promise, in high amounts it can pose problems in batteries.

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