Deep Cycle Batteries vs. SLIs

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EV traction battery with thermal storage

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Among the OPTEMUS projects is a traction battery with thermal storage, which the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF has helped to design. Batteries D-I-Y Electric (Battery

2018 113

Toshiba making SCiB battery business an independent unit; higher energy density batteries with titanium niobium oxide anodes for EVs

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Toshiba Corporation is taking its SCiB rechargeable battery business from Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation (TISS) to make it an independent business unit within Toshiba. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 106

Study finds crystallinity reduces resistance in all-solid-state batteries

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Reducing electrical resistance at the interface of a solid- electrolyte and electrode (solid-electrolyte/electrode) is crucial for the development of fast charge/discharge solid-state Li batteries. We stress here that the Li-ion pathway is defined in this thin-film battery.

2019 110

Researchers in Korea propose graphene/Ni foam as Li metal storage medium for advanced batteries

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BatteriesResearchers in Korea have developed three-dimensional monolithic corrugated graphene on nickel foam electrode as a Li metal storage framework in carbonate electrolytes.

2019 156

ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

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The model predicts lithium-ion batteries to be the cheapest technology in the coming decades. We have found that lithium-ion batteries are following in the footsteps of crystalline silicon solar panels. Batteries

2019 126

Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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Volvo Buses is participating in a research project in which used electric bus batteries are used as solar energy storage units. Batteries from electric bus route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden are being used for solar energy storage in a second-life application.

2018 118

Karsan using BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electric city bus

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The BMW Group and Turkish manufacturer Karsan have signed an agreement for the supply of BMW i3 motors and batteries for the battery-electric 6-meter city bus “Jest electric”, which is produced in Bursa in Turkey for both the domestic market and for international markets.

2018 133

Next-Battery secures strategic relationship with China-based Lvchi Automobile Technology

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Next-Battery , a start-up developing high energy-density Li-ion battery technology, has secured a strategic relationship with Lvchi Automobile Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd. Source: Next-Battery. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 109

Sustainable aluminum for battery housing of Audi e-tron

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With the Performance Standard certification, the ASI confirms that Audi meets the ASI requirements for industrial users of aluminum and sustainably designs and manufactures the aluminum components of the battery housing of the Audi e-tron.

2018 110

EMBATT-goes-FAB project developing bipolar Li-ion batteries and production processes

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With the EMBATT battery, the project partners are pursuing a new approach to achieving system-level energy densities of more than 450 Wh/l and hence making the range of electric vehicles suitable for everyday use. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 115

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 123

Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck to Penske Truck Leasing

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The batteries of the new electric version provide 325 KWh for up to 480 hp. The batteries can be recharged to around 80% within 60 minutes, sufficient for a range of around 300 km (184 miles). Electric (Battery) Fleets

BMW boosts i3 and i3s batteries to 120Ah; 42.2 kWh pack almost doubles original range

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BMW has released the new 2019 i3 and i3s electric vehicles with 120 Ah batteries. Since launch in 2014, the battery capacity and range of the i3 has grown from the original 60Ah / 81 miles to 94Ah / 115 miles in 2017 and now 120Ah for 2019. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 125

Researchers report advances toward room-temperature fluoride-ion batteries

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Rechargeable fluoride-based batteries could offer very high energy density. However, current fluoride batteries use molten salt electrolytes, and thus need to operate at high temperatures. Now, a team of researchers from Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (managed by Caltech for NASA), the Honda Research Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report two advances that could lead the way toward room-temperature fluoride batteries. Battery testing is underway.

2018 94

Groupe Renault launching project to build biggest energy stationary storage system from EV batteries in Europe

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Groupe Renault is launching its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries yet designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW / energy: 60MWh). Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 128

Amprius’ silicon nanowire Li-ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS solar aircraft

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a manufacturer and developer of high energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries, announced that the company is supplying advanced lithium-ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Aviation Batteries SolarAmprius, Inc.,

2018 130

EC launches €10M EIC Horizon Prize for innovative batteries for EVs; EU Battery Alliance progressing

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The European Commission (EC) has launched the fifth of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, on Innovative batteries for eVehicles, worth €10 million (US$12.3 The battery should also be of relatively low cost, durable, safe and fully recyclable. EU Battery Alliance.

2018 98

BMW Group Dingolfing factory to supply batteries for MINI EV from 2019

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The BMW Group’s Dingolfing plant in Germany will supply the batteries for the all-electric MINI to be built in late 2019 in Oxford, South England. Since 2015, the Dingolfing plant has been producing batteries and electric motors for plug-in hybrid models of the BMW Group.

2018 113

Workhorse Group secures $35M in financing from Marathon Asset Management; $1.3M battery purchase by Duke Energy

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On November 28, 2018, as the first step in the relationship, a subsidiary of Duke Energy purchased 615,000 Panasonic battery cells for $1.3 The transaction is intended as an initial step toward an arrangement between Duke Energy and Workhorse in creating an innovative battery leasing program designed to provide customers a cost competitive electric vehicle product alternative. Batteries Electric (Battery) FleetsWorkhorse Group Inc.,

2019 87

ecovolta develops standardized Li-ion traction battery; saving cost and time

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The Swiss battery system manufacturer ecovolta has developed a standardized Li-ion traction battery which can significantly reduce the time and expense needed to bring electric vehicles to the serial production stage. Batteries

2018 112

Waterloo researchers use MgB2 as Li-S battery cathode host to improve performance

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Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, despite their high theoretical specific energy, face practical challenges including polysulfide shuttling and low cell-level energy density. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2018 130

AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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Supercapacitors are able to accept and deploy electrical charge much faster than conventional batteries, and are less affected by charge and discharge cycles, thereby giving them a longer life. Batteries China

2018 129

Lithium Australia produces LFP cathode material and Li-ion batteries from mine waste

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Lithium Australia NL reported that its wholly owned subsidiary VSPC Ltd has successfully produced Li-ion battery cathode material, and Li-ion batteries (LIBs), from tri-lithium phosphate produced directly from mine waste using the SiLeach process. LFP and batteries from waste.

2018 123

LG Chem invests in Enevate; silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology

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Enevate Corporation, developer of a silicon-dominant composite anode material and high energy density batteries ( earlier post ), announced that LG Chem has participated in Enevate’s recent funding. Batteries

2018 134

GM researchers demonstrate hierarchical electrode architectures for high energy lithium-chalcogen rechargeable batteries

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Lithium-chalcogen batteries, such as lithium-sulfur (Li-S) and lithium- selenium (Li-Se), have been recognized as promising systems beyond conventional Li-ion systems due to their higher specific capacity. Batteries Li-SulfurLithium-chalcogen batteries—e.g.,

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 74

China team uses LiPON coating to protect Li metal anode in Li-S batteries

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A team of researchers in China has devised a simple and mass-produceable method to modify a Li metal anode to avoid the formation of an unstable solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) and the subsequent growth of Li dendrites in high-energy-density Li-S batteries. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2018 110

Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion

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Researchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety. All battery chemistries come with tradeoffs. battery tech

2018 88

Daimler buying more than €20B of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030

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Daimler will buy more than €20 billion (US$23 billion) of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030, the company announced. The suppliers are already producing battery cells in Asia and Europe and are continuing to expand in Europe and additionally in the US. Daimler currently has battery cell supply deals with SK Innovation, LG Chem and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 87

Tsinghua review of solid-state Li-metal batteries finds great promise, but much work still to be done

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However, the competitive solid-state Li-metal batteries encounter formidable challenges, including dendrite issues and poor solid-solid contact. The large impedance can result in fatal effects on the cycling performance of solid-state batteries. Batteries Solid-state

2019 109

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 137

Testing shows Talga graphene silicon boosts capacity of Li-ion battery anode; Safevolt project

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Major Li-ion battery manufacturers are requiring higher energy density via increasing amounts of silicon in graphite anodes, however silicon use is hindered by a range of battery life and stability problems. Batteries Graphene

2018 117

Study links carbon fiber microstructure to Li insertion mechanism in structural batteries

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Carbon fibers have already beeen demonstrated as high-capacity Li-ion battery anodes, opening the way for their use as structural electrodes—i.e., 2018) “Graphitic microstructure and performance of carbon fibre Li-ion structural battery electrodes” Multifunct.

Novel solid-phase transformation enables high-energy Li-S batteries in conventional Li-ion electrolyte

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Researchers from Western University, Canadian Light Source, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have proposed a novel solid-phase Li-S transformation mechanism that enables high energy Li-S batteries in conventional Li-ion carbonate electrolytes. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2018 110

(Reverse) Engineering Explained: What happens to old electric car batteries?

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It's the same philosophy for electric-car batteries as for plastic grocery bags—almost. BatteriesReduce, reuse, recycle.

2018 105

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

Renault plans Europe's largest battery storage network

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European electric-carmaker Renault plans to build the continent's largest stationary battery storage network next year using old electric-car batteries. Renault announced on Tuesday that it will install used (and some new) electric car batteries in three locations: two Renault factories in France, and the site of a former coal-fired power plant in. Batteries power grid

2018 82

SK Innovation to build $1.67B EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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South Korea-based SK Innovation, a developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, will invest $1.67 billion to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. SK innovation is fitted with the entire value chain for mid/large-sized battery production from electrodes and separators to battery cells and packs. SK Innovation has applied high energy density ternary materials to lithium-ion batteries for mass production. Batterie

2018 94

Li-ion battery maker CATL opens its first North American sales and service facility

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Ltd ( CATL ), a leading global supplier and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery products for electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage facilities, is renewing its commitment to the US market by opening its first North American sales and service facility. CATL currently supplies the North American market with core battery technologies for EVs and energy storage solutions. Batteries Electric (Battery Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

2018 82

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 103

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 117

24M raises $21.8M to accelerate SemiSolid battery development and deployment; round led by Kyocera and ITOCHU

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million in funding from ARPA-E in 2016 to further the development of the next generation of high-energy-density, low-cost batteries ( earlier post ), has raised a $21.8 Batteries24M , part of a team that received $3.5

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