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. He Long, Vice President of BYD and Chairman of FinDreams Battery Co.,

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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. Nio’s battery swap is enabled by more than 500 patented technologies. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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European project to develop cobalt-free EV batteries awarded €11.8M

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The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications) project has been awarded a €11.8-million grant to develop Next Generation Cobalt-free batteries. Batteries Europe Manufacturing Materials Sustainability

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Deep Cycle Batteries vs. SLIs

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Deep cycle batteries or regular auto batteries for your electric car? Don't waste your money

First Lexus EV to offer 10-year battery warranty

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Lexus’ first full electric vehicle, the UX 300E, unveiled in China in November 2019, will offer a 10-year (or 1 million kilometer / 621,000 mile) battery warranty. For the UX 300e, Lexus developed a battery cell air-cooling system which is safer and lighter than water-cooled systems.

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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). Batteries China Electric (Battery

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Battery giant CATL ready to make million-mile, 16-year batteries for more than Tesla

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The battery field is moving so quickly that the idea of the million-mile battery seemed far out just a year ago. Batteries

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Volkswagen boosts investment in solid-state EV battery firm QuantumScape

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Volkswagen is increasing its stake in solid-state battery firm QuantumScape. based battery company. BatteriesThe German automaker said in a press release Tuesday that it will invest an additional $200 million in the U.S.-based

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WSU, PNNL researchers develop viable sodium battery

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Although O3-layered metal oxides are promising cathode materials for high-energy Na-ion batteries, they suffer from fast capacity fade. Interface stability, particularly the structural and chemical stability, has been known to be essential for battery performance. Batteries

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Hey Tesla, China's Nio has completed 500,000 battery swaps

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Tesla once promised battery swaps for its electric cars as a quicker alternative to charging, before abandoning the idea. Batteries

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Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery-powered ferries

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In addition to the design, for each ferry Wärtsilä will supply the thruster motors, batteries, onboard and shore-based battery charging equipment, the back-up generators, and various electrical systems. Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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Mercedes-Benz gradually increasing battery production in Kamenz plant

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Local battery production is an important success factor for Mercedes-Benz AG’s electric offensive and the key element to meet the global demand for electrified vehicles flexibly and efficiently. Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz.

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Li-Cycle delivers first commercial shipment of recycled battery material

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a North-America-based lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, recently completed its first shipment of commercially recycled battery material, containing energy metals concentrate. Batteries RecyclingLi-Cycle Corp. ,

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Alstom signs first contract for battery-electric regional trains in Germany

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Following this order, Alstom offers all types of traction systems on the market as well as the full range of emission-free drives, from efficient electric motors to hydrogen fuel cells and advanced battery traction. They will have a top speed of 160 km/h in battery mode.

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Researchers use copper ions to enhance performance of Mg battery

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However, Mg batteries suffer from sluggish kinetics and poor reversibility, making it difficult to achieve high volumetric capacity. Adding a copper ion improves performance of new magnesium battery. Beyond being cheaper, magnesium-based batteries would also be safer.

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Battery modeling among new features in Ricardo Software 2020.2 release

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With battery systems a key focus of hybrid and electric vehicle development, both the Ricardo VECTIS CFD package and IGNITE complex systems modeling product now provide solutions for optimizing battery systems. Batteries Electric (Battery

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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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However, improper employment of fast charging can damage the battery and bring safety hazards. Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries.

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Using cloud charging data to estimate EV battery life

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A team from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, with colleagues from Tsinghua University and China Electric Power Research Institute, have developed a method to estimate EV battery life based on cloud data. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Tesla's battery approach vs. others: Teardown video breaks it down

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As other automakers have launched competing electric cars, Tesla has managed to maintain an advantage in several key areas, including batteries. This teardown video provides a glimpse at how Tesla's battery approach differs from that of rivals. Batteries youtube

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KIST researchers develop promising solid electrolyte for solid-state batteries

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Cl 1.5 ) in all-solid-state batteries without a decreased intrinsic electrochemical window in various electrode configurations. Resolving this is one of the most important and difficult challenges in the development of all-solid-state battery technology. Batteries Solid-state

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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. The company’s flagship product is the new high-energy lithium-ion battery AKASystemAKM CYC , which has entered serial development for the battery module and system.

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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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Hyundai-Kia and LG Chem hope to woo battery-tech startups

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Hyundai, sibling brand Kia, and battery maker LG Chem are launching a competition for battery-tech startups. The "EV & Battery Challenge" will select up to 10 battery startups for "potential investment and collaboration," Hyundai said in a press release Monday.

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Nissan and Sunwoda jointly to study battery development for e-POWER vehicles

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and Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery Co., will begin studying joint development of next-generation vehicle batteries for Nissan’s e-POWER vehicles. The e-POWER system includes a gasoline engine with a power generator, an inverter, a battery and an electric motor. Nissan Motor Co.,

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Samsung solid-state battery tech under development doubles energy density

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Samsung announced last week that is developing new solid-state batteries that could offer double the energy density of current lithium-ion batteries. Batteries

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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

Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., The stake will give Daimler the option to nominate a representative for a seat on the supervisory board of the battery cell manufacturer.

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Mercedes-Benz details how it will ramp up battery production for EVs

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Mercedes-Benz has ambitious plans to produce 50,000 electric cars this year, and now the German automaker has offered more detail on how it plans to supply those cars with batteries. Batteries

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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. At the Mladá Boleslav site, we produce high-voltage traction batteries used in plug-in hybrids from various Group brands.

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ASKO deploys two Scania battery-electric distribution trucks in Norway

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Norwegian wholesaler ASKO is deploying two battery electric Scania distribution trucks in its operations in Oslo, Norway. The two trucks that will go into ASKO’s operations have a battery capacity of 165 kWh, giving them a range of 120 km (75 miles), and are charged by 130 kW cable charging.

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Report: Tesla considering battery format change in China

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Tesla has made major investments into cylindrical battery cells, using 18650-format cells in the Model S and Model X, and 2170-format cells in the Model 3 and upcoming Model Y. China Batteries

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Stanford team proposes new design strategy for electrolytes for lithium metal batteries

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Stanford University scientists have proposed a design strategy for electrolytes that enable anode-free Li metal batteries with single-solvent single-salt formations at standard concentrations. The electrolyte has been the Achilles’ heel of lithium metal batteries. Batteries Li-metal

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Tesla and Panasonic renew battery commitment, but no Gigafactory expansion yet

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Tesla and Panasonic are deepening their partnership with a three-year battery-pricing deal. Batteries

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SK Innovation to build second EV battery plant in US, increasing investment to $2.5B

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SK Innovation announced plans for additional investment in its US battery business, following approval by the SK Innovation Board of Directors to fund the start of construction of a second electric vehicle battery plant in Georgia. Batteries Manufacturing

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Faradion receives first order for sodium-ion batteries for Australian market

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the leader in sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery technology, has received its first order from ICM Australia for high-energy sodium-ion batteries for use in the Australian market. Unlike lithium-ion batteries, Faradion’s sodium-ion batteries have exceptional thermal stability and safety.

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BorgWarner introduces onboard battery charger

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BorgWarner introduced its Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), adding to the company’s impressive portfolio of technologies for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. It is compatible with all battery chemistries and voltages of 400 volts, 650 volts and 800 volts.

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EV startup Atlis Motor Vehicles to host “Battery Day” to demo small-scale prototype of battery tech, XP platform

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Atlis Motor Vehicles, an electric vehicle technology startup designing an electric pickup truck (Atlis XT pickup), announced the first Atlis Battery Day event, where it will showcase early prototypes of its proprietary ultra-fast charging battery technology and 100% electric XP Platform.

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Tesla launches battery recycling at Nevada Gigafactory

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In its latest environmental impact statement, Tesla announced that it will open its own battery recycling facility. Tesla has been recycling batteries made at the factory using third-party recyclers. Now, as the earliest Model Ses reach 7 years old, and the company is starting to receive some batteries back after use in those early cars, it's. Battery recycling lithium batteries

Silicon wafer batteries promise lower cost, better stability

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In an effort to make longer-lasting, safer, and more affordable batteries, Washington-based XNRGI aims to build lithium batteries on plentiful, off-the shelf silicon wafers. Most such batteries. youtube lithium batteries

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DOE issues RFI to strengthen battery critical materials supply chains

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a request for information (RFI) ( DOE-FOA-0002358 ) on challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical-materials battery supply chains. In this RFI, DOE specifically seeks input on the current state of the battery cathode materials supply chains, as well as opportunities for near-term and long-term research and development (R&D).

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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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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

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