Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train

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Bombardier Transportation has introduced a new battery-operated train: the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 train. The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years. Electric (Battery) Rail

2018 117

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

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The models can be delivered with different battery sizes according to the vehicles’ intended use and budget. With the MEB it is possible—dependent on battery size and the model concerned—to achieve ranges of about 330 to more than 500 km (as per WLTP).

2018 133

SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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Maxus is presenting a range of zero emission EV80 battery electric vans at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover. Maxus offers a three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a battery warranty of five years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first. Electric (Battery) Europe

2018 93

DOE to renew JCESR for advanced battery research; $120M over 5 years

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will renew the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research ( JCESR ), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Argonne National Laboratory and focused on advancing battery science and technology ( earlier post ). Batteries

2018 113

Li-ion battery-maker Farasis Energy raises $1B+ to accelerate global automotive battery manufacturing expansion

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Farasis Energy, a global developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion cells, modules and large battery systems, recently completed C-round financing exceeding 1 Billion US dollars. The compay will use the capital raised to accelerate the expansion of its global automotive battery manufacturing infrastructure. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 69

Battery company Kreisel Electric introduces automated 2-speed transmission for EVs

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The automated 2-speed transmission not only had to be able to guarantee unique acceleration values and top speeds, but also act as a reliable link between the high-performance powertrain and a correspondingly powerful and lightweight battery, which was also specially developed for the vehicle.

2018 98

Supplier tests compact 100-kwh battery pack in BMW i3

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Using new battery-pack architecture, BMW battery supplier Lion Smart has crammed tripled the battery capacity into a BMW i3s. Lion Smart's 100-kiloowatt-hour battery gives the little city car a range of 435 miles on a charge, in the same footprint as the original battery pack.

2018 82

LowCVP LCA study finds matching battery size with vehicle use is crucial for the environment

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However, if a race for bigger and bigger batteries is left unchecked, EVs doing low mileages could undermine some of the potential benefits, the report finds. Electric (Battery) Emissions Heavy-duty Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing

2018 117

Jülich researchers developing fast-charging solid-state batteries

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Low current is considered one of the biggest hurdles in the development of solid-state batteries; it is the reason why the batteries take a relatively long time to charge fully—some 10 to 12 hours for a solid-state battery. Their battery takes less than an hour to recharge.

2018 85

Japan researchers develop all-solid-state batteries with low resistance at electrode/solid electrolyte interface

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A team from Tohoku University and Tokyo Tech have addressed one of the major disadvantages of all-solid-state batteries by developing batteries with a low resistance at their electrode/solid electrolyte interface. cm 2 in solid-state Li batteries with Li(Ni 0.5

2018 116

Researchers develop MOF membrane coating to prolong lithium–sulfur battery life

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Although rechargeable lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries promise high energy density storage—particularly attractive for electric vehicle applications—the technology is currently limited by the shuttling polysulfides between the battery’s electrodes. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2018 98

Lithium Air Batteries for EVs?

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Maybe there's something even better for EVs than lithium ion batteries. These have never been very robust, but maybe that's all changing now

Lithium Air Batteries for EVs?

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Maybe there's something even better for EVs than lithium ion batteries. These have never been very robust, but maybe that's all changing now

CMU-led team develops method of aerosol jet 3D printing battery electrode materials for exceptionally high capacity batteries

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3-D printing this microlattice structure, the researchers show in a paper published in the journal Additive Manufacturing , vastly improves the capacity and charge-discharge rates for lithium-ion batteries. 3D printing Batteries Materials

2018 98

Swiss battery maker ecovolta building 200 MWh automated Li-ion battery pack assembly plant

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The Swiss company ecovolta is building a fully automated Li-Ion battery pack assembly plant in Schwyz with an annual capacity of 200 MWh. The construction principle used by ecovolta enables the flexible mass production of prismatic and cylindrical battery types in a fully automatic process.

2018 78

Nickel Cadmium Batteries

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Nickel cadmium batteries can be scavenged from used electric buses and vans for your electric car. Here's what you need to know

Montréal and Laval award Canada’s largest-yet battery-electric bus contract to New Flyer

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The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Société de transport de Laval (STL) have awarded New Flyer a contract for 40 forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses, marking the largest-yet battery-electric bus contract in Canada.

2018 106

Honda and Panasonic to begin experiment on battery sharing using detachable mobile batteries and electric motorcycles in Indonesia

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and Panasonic Corporation will conduct a research experiment in Indonesia on battery sharing using the Honda Mobile Power Pack (“Mobile Power Pack”) detachable mobile battery with electric mobility products, including electric motorcycles powered by the Mobile Power Pack. Batteries

2018 98

Lithium Polymer Batteries

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New lithium polymer batteries for electric cars - cheaper, lighter, and.400 miles on a charge

Electric car battery warranties compared

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It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time. Replacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than. lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacity

2016 72

Stena Line introducing battery-electric operation to ferry; three stages up to 50 all-electric nautical miles

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Stena Line, one of Europe’s leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 21 routes in Northern Europe, is introducing battery power to its operations. If the project is successful, battery operation may also be applicable to other vessels in the Stena Line fleet.

2018 128

Hyundai invests in solid-state battery materials startup Ionic Materials

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Ionic Materials is a materials technology company developing advanced materials for high-energy-density batteries that are safer and less expensive than current ones. Ionic Materials will sell its polymer to the battery industry as an advanced materials supplier.

2018 85

Car Battery Charger

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Can you save a lot of money using one car battery charger for each EV battery? Here's how it's done

2012 130

First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Ports and Marine

2018 111

Electric Car Batteries: Lithium!

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Best electric car batteries for conversions are LiFePO4 prismatic cells. Interview with Lithium Storage and EVTV on the marriage of lithium and EVs

2011 145

Nissan, Renault to buy CATL batteries for electric vehicles

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The Nikkei reports that Chinese automotive battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.) will provide lithium-ion batteries to Nissan Motor and Renault. Renault plans to use CATL batteries for the electric version of its Kangoo compact van under development.

2018 95

RMIT researchers demonstrate working rechargeable proton battery

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Researchers at Australia’s RMIT University have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery”. The rechargeable battery is environmentally friendly, and has the potential, with further development, to store more energy than currently-available lithium ion batteries.

2018 78

Exide Battery Cycle Life

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What is cycle life of Exide 8 volt golf car batteries? Hi, John! Well, I called Exide's customer service hotline to get the answer straight from

2012 125

Who Makes Pacer Batteries?

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Who is the manufacturer of the Pacer 6 volt electric golf cart battery? Hi, Joe - (Sorry if your name is Jerry and you're from New Brunswick, but

Lithium Battery Management Systems

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Lithium battery management systems for your electric car: When you need it, and when you don't. Controversial interview included;

2011 133

Cummins acquires Johnson Matthey’s automotive battery systems business; the two will collaborate on eLNO high energy battery materials

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has acquired Johnson Matthey’s UK automotive battery systems business , a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 95

Hyundai invests in solid-state battery materials startup Ionic Materials

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Ionic Materials is a materials technology company developing advanced materials for high-energy-density batteries that are safer and less expensive than current ones. Ionic Materials will sell its polymer to the battery industry as an advanced materials supplier.

2018 78

New group of materials could lead to faster-charging Li-ion batteries

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The researchers, led by Professor Clare Grey, found that lithium ions move through the materials at rates that far exceed those of typical electrode materials, which equates to a much faster-charging battery. The faster this process occurs, the faster the battery can be charged.

2018 110

Johnson Matthey to build eLNO battery materials demonstration plant; targeting EV batteries; full production plant in 2021/22

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Johnson Matthey (JM) is building a demonstration-scale plant in Clitheroe, UK to manufacture next-generation battery materials to power electric vehicles. The material is designed to enable large-scale adoption of pure battery electric vehicles with greater range and lifetime. …

2018 85

Volkswagen Braunschweig to build up to 500K battery systems per year for MEB EVs

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Volkswagen Braunschweig has been awarded the contract to further the development and production of battery systems for the Modular Electric Drive Modular System (MEB). The Braunschweig site has built up extensive know-how in the development and production of battery systems in recent years.

2018 109

Northvolt progressing towards European battery Gigafactory

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Aspiring European battery gigafactory developer Northvolt ( earlier post ) has begun the the construction of Northvolt Labs. Once completed in 2019, the scale-up and research facility will be used to develop, test and industrialize lithium-ion battery cells before large-scale production. It also marks the first step towards the creation of a European value chain for large-scale battery cell manufacturing. Batteries Manufacturing

2018 73

New prototype rechargeable lithium-nitrogen battery

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a rechargeable lithium-nitrogen (Li-N–) battery with the proposed reversible reaction of 6Li + N– ⇋ 2Li–N. The assembled N– fixation battery system, consisting of a Li anode, ether-based electrolyte, and a carbon cloth cathode, shows a promising electrochemical faradic efficiency (59%).

Forsee Power to supply NMC Li-ion batteries for Alstom Aptis electric bus

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Alstom has selected French battery manufacturer Forsee Power to provide Li-ion batteries for Alstom Aptis electric bus ( earlier post ), scheduled for series delivery from 2019 onwards. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 85

U of Western Ontario team proposes Se as promising candidate for all-solid-state Li batteries

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Researchers at the University of Western Ontario are proposing selenium (Se) as a promising cathode material for all-solid-state Li batteries, paired with a lithium-tin (L-Sn) alloy as an anode and Li 3 PS 4 as the electrolyte. a) Schematic diagram of an all-solid-state Li-Se battery. (b)

2018 98

Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group form automotive battery JV; Aston Martin launch customer

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Two UK-based companies—Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group—have formed a new joint venture—Hyperbat Limited—to produce batteries for future hybrid and electric vehicles. What will be the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturer will open in early 2019 in Coventry. The launch customer for Hyperbat batteries is the Aston Martin Rapide E, which will be a limited production run. Batteries

Nissan begins offering rebuilt Leaf battery packs

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Starting this month, Nissan has begun offering rebuilt battery packs for the older Leafs, filling a gap for drivers of older cars whose packs have begun to run down. BEV Recycling Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The company built a new facility in Japan to rebuild the packs, and will sell them for about $2,850 (based on the price in Japan), according to Inside EVs. Electric car repair trainer.

2018 63

Rolls-Royce launches new modular Li-ion battery system for ships: SAVe Energy

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Illustration of a ship system setup with batteries. Rolls-Royce now offers SAVe Energy, a cost-competitive, highly efficient and liquid-cooled battery system with a modular design that enables the product to scale according to energy and power requirements. Batteries Ports and Marine

2018 98

U Waterloo team shows four-electron conversion for Li-O2 batteries for high energy density; inorganic molten salt electrolyte, high temperature

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Chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries, and in the process created a working battery with near 100% coulombic efficiency. By operating the battery at 150 ?C Batteries Li-O2