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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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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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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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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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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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. This includes patented 3D-printing techniques and research into the mass production of solid-state batteries: these can offer greater energy density and a higher number of charging cycles.

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BMW Group Plant Leipzig to start battery module production in 2021

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From 2021, the Leipzig plant will also produce battery modules for the high-voltage batteries of the BMW Group’s electrified vehicles. Now we are also stepping up our battery production output in Germany. Production of battery modules.

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GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS) for production electric vehicles. will be a primary driver of GM’s ability to ultimately power many different types of electric vehicles from a common set of battery components.

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UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

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UNCTAD predicts that some 23 million electric vehicles will be sold over the coming decade: the market for rechargeable car batteries, currently estimated at $7 billion, is forecast to rise to $58 billion by 2024. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials Sustainability

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BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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And we are preparing for future growth: With this new Battery Center, we more than double the capacity of our local battery production in China. The high-voltage batteries it requires will be supplied by the nearby new battery center.

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Musk: Battery Day tech will go high-volume in 2022, help offset cell shortage

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IHS Markit: average cost of lithium-ion battery cell to fall below $100/kWh in 2023

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The average cost of a Li-ion battery cell—used to power electric vehicles and to provide flexibility in the power grid as more renewables, such as solar and wind, are added will fall below $100 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the next three years, according to a new analysis by IHS Markit. The average cost of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery has already fallen 82% from 2012-2020. Batteries Electric (Battery) Forecasts Manufacturing Market Background

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Lithium-ion battery capacity for new BEVs sold in US reached a record high in 2019

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With a 1% increase in sales and increasing battery pack size, all-electric vehicles (EVs) captured a record amount of total plug-in vehicle battery capacity sold in 2019, 17.4 PHEV sales decreased 32% from 2018 to 2019, about the same as the decrease in PHEV battery capacity.

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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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Octillion Power Systems debuts new EV battery-leasing plan

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility ( earlier post ), announced a new demonstrator program for battery-leasing that allows batteries to be leased to fleet customers when they purchase vehicles. Under the program, participating fleet operators will be allowed to source batteries through a five-year “lease-to-own” program, with no up-front payment. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background

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Li-Cycle selects Rochester, NY as site for Li-ion battery recycling hub

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a lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, will invest more than US$175 million in its first commercial lithium-ion battery recycling Hub at Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester, New York. The Hub is a wet chemistry/hydrometallurgical facility that will refine battery-grade materials from black mass generated from pre-processing spent lithium-ion batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials RecyclingLi-Cycle Corp.

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BearingPoint and TWAICE partner in the area of HV battery analytics; digital twins

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Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint and battery analytics software provider TWAICE recently signed a long-term strategic partnership. The goal is to enable real-time simulations and predictions of battery aging processes. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

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To supply EV production, another European battery company rises: Verkor

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As European automakers ramp up production of electric cars, a new company aims to supply them with batteries. Batteries

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Valmet Automotive sees battery systems as the main growth driver

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Valmet Automotive expects sales from its battery business for electric vehicles (EV) to reach or exceed the level of contract manufacturing of vehicles in just a few years. The growth will focus primarily on the EV Systems business line with its services for the development and manufacture of battery systems. The Valmet Automotive Group sees battery systems as the main growth driver. Battery development is also bundled under the umbrella of the EV Systems business line.

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SK Innovation accelerates hiring at its first US-based EV battery site in Georgia

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In one of the largest economic projects in Georgia’s history, SK Innovation affirmed its long-range investment plans for the facility that would make Georgia one of the largest hubs of EV battery manufacturing in the world. Batteries Manufacturing

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Mercedes-Benz and CATL enhance battery partnership

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Limited) announced an enhanced partnership in the field of battery technology. Limited) have entered the next stage of their strategic partnership and will create advanced battery technology in support of the high-volume electrification of the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio. This also includes the CATL cell-to-pack (CTP) design, which eliminates conventional modules and integrates the cells directly into the battery. Mercedes-Benz and CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

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Solid-state battery company Quantumscape to list on NYSE; $3.3B valuation

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QuantumScape Corporation, a developer of next generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles, and Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp., Batteries Market Background Solid-state

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BNEF: China dominates the Li-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

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China dominates BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking in 2020, having quickly surpassed Japan and Korea that were leaders for the majority of the previous decade. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

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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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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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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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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. kWh battery pack which supports 400 km (249 miles) of range in the NEDC cycle, corresponding to more than 300 km (186 miles) target range in the WLTP cycle. For increased control and battery life, sensors monitor the voltage of each battery cell and block, as well as the battery cell temperature.

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New public analytical model from Rice University helps fine-tune battery performance

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A simpler and more efficient way to predict performance will lead to better batteries, according to Rice University engineers. Tang said it will allow researchers to quickly evaluate the rate capability of batteries that power the planet. Batteries Manufacturing

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Team at Naval Research Laboratory suggests design direction for structural batteries

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Decoupled structural batteries outperform coupled versions. Cell-level specific-energy values versus corresponding elastic moduli of reported structural batteries, numbered by their references. Challenges remain, however, for both types of structural batteries.

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Battery startup Anzode receives $1.7M to develop new generation of non-lithium batteries

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Battery startup Anzode Inc. has received a $1.7-million award for a three-year effort to develop a new generation of non-lithium batteries, as part of the California Energy Commission (CEC) Grant Funding Opportunity “Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals.” ( GFO-19-305 ). Anzode is building a generation of inexpensive green batteries that are safer for the environment. Batteries Market Background

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In China, Nio wants to lease battery packs for the EVs it sells

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Chinese automaker Nio plans to offer customers the option of leasing the battery packs in electric cars. Announced in a press release Thursday, this "battery as a service" model involves purchasing the car outright, but paying a monthly fee for use of the battery pack. Batterie

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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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PSA and Total create JV for manufacture of EV batteries in Europe; €5B investment

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With this partnership, the parties are setting up a world-class player in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023. Produce batteries for electric vehicles that will be at the highest technological level in terms of energy performance, autonomy, recharging time and carbon footprint. The construction of the European battery consortium that we wished for is now a reality.

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Volvo Buses partners with Batteryloop on second-life applications for electric bus batteries

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Volvo Buses and Stena Recycling subsidiary Batteryloop are collaborating on second-life applications for batteries from Volvo electric buses. Bus batteries are used for many years in regular traffic before they need to be replaced. Batteries Bus

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Proterra unveils new customizable battery pack to power wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles

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Proterra unveiled its newest series of battery packs, the H Series, which offers a customizable energy storage system to power a wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. S Series battery packs have a width of 860 mm and can contain up to 113 kWh of energy storage per pack.

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Dürr expands market access in battery manufacturing technology with cooperation with Techno Smart

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In order to keep up with the growing demand for e-cars, investments are being made in battery factories worldwide. The Japanese company’s coating systems are in high demand among battery manufacturers for electric cars. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

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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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FreeWire installs first battery-integrated ultrafast EV charger at ampm in California

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Boost Charger is the first battery-integrated ultrafast electric vehicle (EV) charger deployed in the US. Boost Charger supports CHAdeMO and CCS connectors, which are compatible with all battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and Tesla models with an adapter.

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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

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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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. The project will result in a unique battery system that features superior energy density, low cost, increased cycles and reduced critical materials. The proposed Li-ion battery technology will be demonstrated at TRL6 (battery pack) and validated on an automotive EV testbed.

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Octillion marks 100,000 EVs on the road with its batteries, 2 billion km driven

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Octillion Power Systems, a provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility, announced it has reached two milestones: 100,000 electric vehicles worldwide powered by its batteries and 2 billion kilometers driven. In India, for example, Octillion has become the leading battery pack manufacturer after having shipped more than 600 buses worth of batteries to the country’s rapidly expanding market. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Backgroun

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