Fisker files patents on solid-state battery technology; anticipating automotive-ready from 2023

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Fisker’s scientists, including a co-founder of solid-state battery start-up Sakti3 (acquired by Dyson, earlier post ), filed patents this week (under a non-publication request) on flexible, superior energy density solid-state batteries. times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

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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

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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%).

Argonne team develops new fluorinated sulfone electrolytes for high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have synthesized a new class of fluorinated sulfone electrolytes to enable high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are ubiquitous power sources for consumer electronics due to high energy density and long cycle life.

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nanoFLOWCELL unveils flow cell battery prototype vehicle

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Liechtenstein-based nanoFLOWCELL unveiled the QUANT e-Sportslimousine, a prototype vehicle equipped with a nanoFLOWCELL flow cell battery powertrain, at the Geneva Motor Show. Flow cells or flow batteries combine aspects of an electrochemical battery cell with those of a fuel cell.

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AKASOL to showcase high-performance battery systems for e-buses at Busworld Europe; expanding production

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At Busworld Europe in Belgium later this month, AKASOL will present its AKASYSTEM OEM battery system as a complete roof installation including the chiller and other additional components. Batteries Heavy-duty

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Graphene 3D Lab showing prototype 3D printed battery; potential for structural batteries

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which develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary graphene-based nanocomposite materials for various types of 3D printing, including fused filament fabrication, has developed a 3D printable graphene battery. The components of the prototype 3D printed battery. Graphene 3D Lab Inc.,

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Fisker still aims at solid-state electric-car batteries, as patents attest

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At first, Fisker had promised its upcoming EMotion electric sedan would launch with revolutionary solid-state batteries. Instead, the EMotion will launch with conventional lithium-ion batteries. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Fast Charging Fisker EMotionThe company then backtracked in June, saying the technology would not be ready. Fisker announced on Monday it has made headway with solid-state cell.

BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. The system utilizes BMW i3 high-voltage batteries and can be expanded to incorporate second-life batteries as they become available in the market.

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Toshiba doubles anode capacity in next-generation Li-ion battery; titanium niobium oxide; application in FY 2019

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Toshiba Corporation announced the development of its next-generation SCiB (Super Charge ion Battery), which uses a new material to double the capacity of the battery anode. The new battery offers high-energy density and the ultra-rapid recharging required for automotive applications.

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Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery charging

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When it comes to Tesla and electric-car batteries, the eyes of most analysts are currently on the automaker's "Gigafactory," which began battery-cell production earlier this year. Batteries Patent plug-in cars metal-air batteryThe Gigafactory is expected to build cells in massive numbers, but using a variation of the same lithium-ion chemistry that currently dominates in the electric-car.

New thermally durable solid-state Li-ion battery technology from Hitachi and Tohoku University

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and Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Material Research (AIMR) have demonstrated technology reducing the internal resistance of all-solid-state lithium ion batteries (Li-ion battery) through the use of LiBH 4 -based complex hydrides as novel solid electrolytes. Batteries

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New ORNL protocol reduces Li-ion battery formation time 6x or more without affecting battery performance

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A new process developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory could alleviate a bottleneck in battery manufacturing and deliver higher capacity batteries for electric vehicles and consumer devices. The ORNL method, published as an open-access paper in the Journal of Power Sources , also conserves lithium, which improves battery capacity. The process is applicable to all lithium-ion batteries and can be tuned for other chemistries as well, said principal investigator David Wood.

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Israeli firm StoreDot claims battery with 5-minute charging time

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It's one of the Holy Grails for battery researchers and electric-car advocates alike: a battery that could recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to stop for gasoline. lithium-ion battery pack Israel research plug-in cars

Daimler and partners deploying world’s largest 2nd-life EV battery storage unit for grid support

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The world’s largest 2nd-life battery storage unit will soon go into operation in the Westphalian town of Lünen. The stationary storage unit, with a total capacity of 13 MWh, uses second-life battery systems from the second generation of smart electric drive vehicles.

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How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study. Manufacturing Batteries Study plug-in cars

Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

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Although automakers have begun to curb "range anxiety" with longer-distance electric cars, battery charging times on lengthy road trips remain a hurdle for many buyers. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars charging Fast ChargingElectric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance.

New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

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Some of them, especially the lowest-range cars from the two earliest model years (2011 and 2012), have started to see significant battery capacity degradation. battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Replacement Battery LifeThe 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use on U.S. roads.

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VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

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Specifically, VVolkswagen believes the industry will face a shortage of lithium-ion batteries if new investment is not made soon for additional cell fabrication factories, often referred to using. Manufacturing Batteries Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory battery capacityVW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead.

Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

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Tesla is currently ramping up lithium-ion battery cell production at its U.S. But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one additional Gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S. While Tesla continues to mull that second battery. Europe Batteries lithium-ion battery pack Sweden plug-in cars StartupsGigafactory" near Reno, Nevada.

High-performance tin anode for Li-ion batteries

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A team from Nanjing University in China, using a titanium nitride (TiN) nanotube array as the substrate, has synthesized a high-performance composite tin anode (TiN@Sn) for Li-ion batteries. Batteries

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Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

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Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. That's led several automakers to experiment with alternative uses for these "second-life" batteries in stationary energy storage. Battery packs can store energy generated by renewable. Batteries lithium-ion Recycling plug-in cars energy storage

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EU announces launch of battery alliance to boost cells for electric cars

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As it stands today, Asia dominates the production of electric-car battery cells globally, with Japanese and Korean companies representing the bulk of the industry outside of booming Chinese makers. Europe, however, lacks a single major player in the fabrication and assembly of lithium-ion battery cells for cars that plug in. Europe Batteries lithium-ion battery pack EU plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Yesterday's hybrid car is tomorrow's Energizer battery

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That battery-powered alarm clock or flashlight in your house could very well contain a piece of an old hybrid car. Energizer now makes rechargeable AA and AAA batteries with four-percent recycled content, by weight. This new Recharge line includes some material from retired hybrid-car battery packs. DON'T MISS: Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For. Manufacturing Batteries Recycling

Nissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far

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Based on the concept car and prototype battery pack that officially bowed this past week, coinciding with the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s increasingly likely. Batteries battery pack research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Will the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf offer an option that could provide 200 miles of more of real-world driving range?

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Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

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Batteries lithium-ion Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic gigafactoryIf it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet. That's the equivalent of more than 260 U.S.

2022 Toyota electric car to use solid-state batteries for faster fast charging: report

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Toyota has long been the laggard on battery-electric cars, claiming they're only suitable for shorter trips and promoting hydrogen fuel cells as the best zero-emission vehicle technology. Batteries Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) solid-state cellPushed by China and its increasingly tough emission rules, the company reluctantly committed to building all-electric cars by 2020. Now a report suggests that.

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How much is a replacement Chevy Bolt EV electric-car battery?

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It's one of the most common questions among electric-car buyers: what happens if the battery fails? The answer is that all electric-car batteries are warranted against failure for either 8 years/100,000 miles or 10 years/150,000 miles, depending on which state you live in. The followup is often: OK, then, what does a battery cost once my car's out. Chevy battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Replacement

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Tesla Model S battery life: what the data show so far

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Perhaps the biggest question in buyers' minds over electric cars is how long the batteries will last. Most new-car buyers have mobile phones whose batteries have only lasted a couple of years, perhaps less. Even as electric-car battery packs are warranted against outright failure for eight or 10 years, how much degradation should owners. lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life

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BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars

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Electric cars provide a zero-emission driving experience, but one of the most important raw materials for their batteries—cobalt—has a supply chain that needs some work. Batteries materials Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) battery capacityAbout half of the world's cobalt supply comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country with high rates of child labor under very poor working conditions.

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Lux suggests how LG Chem might overtake EV battery leader Panasonic

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Panasonic’s 39% share of the battery market for plug-in vehicles makes it the leading supplier, but its reliance on a single deal with EV leader Tesla leaves it vulnerable, according to the consultancy. Batteries Electric (Battery) Forecasts Market Background

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Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

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Automakers can create longer-range electric cars simply by installing larger battery packs, but that adds significant cost tot he car's single priciest component. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in carsModern electric cars have developed to the point where range itself may become less of an issue than the cost of providing it.

World's 3rd largest battery firm may ally with VW for electric cars in China

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With more electrified cars on the road, battery production will become increasingly more important. China Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Many automakers have announced they will electrify entire vehicle portfolios in the years to come. Adding to the positive outlook for lithium-ion cell makers is Volkswagen's potential partnership with CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Company.

AKASOL to provide Li-ion batteries for electric buses to Scandinavian OEM through 2030; up to 4,500 systems

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Germany-based Li-ion manufacturer AKASOL ( earlier post ) has signed a contract for the supply of Li-ion batteries to an unnamed international commercial vehicle manufacturer in Scandinavia for its entire electric bus fleet through 2023. Batteries Fleets Heavy-duty

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Volkswagen Will Adopt Flat Batteries For Future Electric Cars

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One of the biggest challenges in designing a battery-electric car is how to configure its large battery pack. The BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S all have flat battery packs under their cabin floors, but they are purpose-built electric cars without gasoline equivalents. Now Volkswagen says it will move to a flat battery pack design for. Future Cars VW battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

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Launched in 2012 with a 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the five-door subcompact hatchback had an effective range of 60 to 90 miles. Renault France plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault Zoe battery leasingWhen the updated 2017 Renault Zoe was unveiled last fall at the Paris auto show, it became one of the few electric cars whose range effectively doubled over its model life.

Battery maker A123 quietly became a half-billion-dollar company

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China Batteries lithium-ion battery pack A123 Systems Fisker Automotive Wanxiang Karma ReveroTen years ago, lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems was a hot startup and a much-publicized company. This author, in fact, profiled the company for IEEE Spectrum in the technology magazine's September 2007 issue. The six years that followed proved enormously painful for the Massachusetts company, however. DON'T MISS: A123 Systems To Recall.

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Degradation Update

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Last summer, I wrote in this space about an apparent loss of battery capacity in my 2013 Tesla Model S after a three-month Supercharging binge. battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Life battery capacityI wondered whether, despite assurances from Tesla Motors, the two events might have been related. My doubts had started when I noticed that, after a 210-mile trip, the car’s data readout told me I.

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Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

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The Japanese carmaker will offer standalone battery packs for home energy storage. Available for pre-order in September, the xStorage line of battery packs was developed in concert with. Batteries plug-in cars energy storageThe Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena.

Electric-Car Buyers Expect Battery Upgrades To Be Available

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With battery-electric cars now on the market for five years, and perhaps 200,000 on U.S. One learning is that an undercurrent among some electric-car buyers that suggests they fully expect carmakers to offer future battery. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Future Cars Tesla Roadster 3.0 Upgrades battery pack lg-chem plug-in carsroads, we now know more about how the cars and their drivers behave in the real world than we did when they first arrived.

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