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

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To remedy this, the researchers have developed a method for charging at lower temperatures with less risk of catastrophic damage and loss of storage capacity. However, improper employment of fast charging can damage the battery and bring safety hazards.

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First charging station for EVs using second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is in service

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The first charging station for EVs that uses energy storage based on second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is up and running. Irizar e-mobility and Ibil earlier signed a collaboration agreement to give a second life to electric bus batteries.

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POSCO introduces e Autopos’ battery pack

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Following its launch of the e Autopos brand, an EV body concept (PBC-EV) and new electrical steel for notors ( earlier post ), POSCO has introduced its battery pack and steel. In the event of a car accident, Giga Steel protects the battery.

Porsche planning on silicon-anode batteries; own fast-charging network

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Porsche is researching high-performance batteries with silicon instead of graphite anodes in order to achieve an even higher energy density and better fast-charging capability. The new batteries will be produced in Europe and initially used in limited-production, high-performance vehicles and in customer motorsport. Porsche is also planning its own fast-charging stations along the most important European major highways and motorways. Batteries

ARBOC launches its first fully-accessible, battery-electric low-floor bus: Equess CHARGE

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introduced its battery-electric low-floor purpose-built bus: the Equess CHARGE. Extended range configurations allow for up to 437 kWh battery capacity with anticipated transit ranges of approximately 230 miles on a single charge. Bus Electric (Battery

New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

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A research team from Japan has recently developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate, which results in improved performance. However, they have never been applied to all-solid-state batteries.

StoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries

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StoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries charges in 5 minutes . For an electric vehicle, one of the major challenges is charging time. But a company called StoreDot from Israel successful in charging an electric scooter battery in Just 5 minutes.

Northvolt & Mälarenergi partner to deploy battery energy storage for EV charging

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Northvolt and Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden. The battery system will provide power output up to 220 kW and a usable energy capacity of 320 kWh.

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Volkswagen starts up second line for MEB batteries in Braunschweig

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The Volkswagen Group Components plant in Braunschweig is significantly expanding its production of battery systems for the latest electric vehicle generation. In addition to that, the plant will produce up to 100,000 battery systems for the e-up!,

ATLIS Motor Vehicles produces first AMV battery cell

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ATLIS is developing its own battery cells and packs to power 300, 400 and 500-mile range batteries for the ATLIS XP platform and XT pickup truck. ATLIS says batteries can be charged in less than 15 minutes. 2,000 rapid charge cycles.

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Volkswagen Group presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging

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The Volkswagen Group presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030 today on its first “Power Day”. The goal of the roadmap is to reduce the complexity and cost of the battery significantly in order to make the electric car attractive and viable for as many people as possible. At the same time, the Group is aiming to secure the supply of battery cells beyond 2025. Expanding the global fast-charging network.

Gentherm leads investment in electric battery cooling technology maker Carrar

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Carrar’s two-phase cooling technology has the potential to enable fast charging and discharging of a battery to overcome the challenges for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, on-board electronics, and charging infrastructures. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Ampcera announces internal battery heating architecture for fast-charging solid-state batteries

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a developer of solid electrolyte technologies for advanced electric vehicle batteries ( earlier post ), announced a new, low-cost, energy-efficient internal heating battery architecture that directly targets the solid electrolyte separator, the key component in solid-state batteries. The combination of enhanced conductivity and reduced interface resistance enables solid-state batteries to be rapidly charged in a few minutes. Batteries Solid-state

EV battery test simulation technique helps OEM overcome fast-charge challenge

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Advanced engineering company D2H Advanced Technologies has delivered a project for a major vehicle manufacturer that solves a known charging issue with a production electric vehicle (EV). Batteries Simulation Vehicle Manufacturers

Motor Coach Industries unveils its first battery-electric luxury coach in the N American market: J4500 CHARGE

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NFI Group subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE coach. The 544 kWh pack uses XALT cells and supports a charge rate of 150 kW. Bus Electric (Battery

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.

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SEI team finds heavy-duty battery-electric trucks more economically feasible than thought

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If fast charging is available, the competitiveness of battery electric trucks compared with diesel trucks can actually improve with larger trucks, according to a new study by Björn Nykvist and Olle Olsson from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

Nissan using second-life LEAF batteries in factory AGVs

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Nissan has begun using second-life battery modules from first-generation LEAF electric vehicles as the power supply for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in its plants. Nissan was exploring new ways to reuse its Nissan LEAF batteries, and hit upon the idea of using them in AGVs.

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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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Penn State team investigates battery requirements for eVTOL applications vs EVs

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The unique operating profiles and requirements of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft—also known as flying cars—present formidable challenges to batteries. EVTOL requirements on battery specific power and energy.

Enevate announces new production license agreement for silicon-dominant battery technology

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South Korea-based EnerTech International is a leader in delivering lithium-ion cells using state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to produce high-performance, large format batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery

QuantumScape releases performance data for its solid-state battery technology

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QuantumScape’s solid-state battery is designed to enable up to 80% longer range compared to today’s lithium-ion batteries. Stan Whittingham, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery and winner of the 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

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Store DotStoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries

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StoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries charges in 5 minutes . For an electric vehicle, one of the major challenges is charging time. But a company called StoreDot from Israel successful in charging an electric scooter battery in Just 5 minutes.

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NIO and Sinopec enter strategic partnership; launch of inaugural Gen2 battery swap station

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This is NIO’s inaugural second-generation battery swap station and also the first under the NIO-Sinopec partnership, representing the rollout of NIO Power Swap Station 2.0. As a smart battery swap system enabled by software-defined cloud computing, NIO Power Swap Station 2.0

Novel membrane-free Mg-CO2 battery sequesters CO2 and generates electricity

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Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have designed a membrane-free (MF) Mg-CO 2 battery as an advanced approach to sequester CO 2 emissions by generating electricity and value-added chemicals without any harmful by-products.

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Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Volkswagen Group Components begins battery recycling pilot

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Volkswagen Group Components opened the Group’s first plant for recycling electric car batteries in Salzgitter. The Salzgitter plant only recycles batteries that can no longer be used for other purposes. The used battery systems are delivered, deep discharged, and dismantled.

ARPA-E Battery/Storage Exposition 14 Jan

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The projects in the AMPED Program seek to develop advanced sensing, control, and power management technologies that redefine the way we think about battery management. BEEST (Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation). ARPA-E Batteries

BYD introducing battery-electric Type D school bus

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BYD is introducing a battery-electric Type D school bus. With length options of 35, 38, and 40 feet, BYD’s Type D battery-electric school bus can seat up to 84 and can be equipped with an ADA liftgate. The bus has a range of up to 155 miles on a single charge.

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University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for Li-metal, solid-state batteries

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In a perspective piece in the journal Joule , researchers at the University of Michigan lay out the main questions facing lithium-metal, solid-state batteries. Those lithium-ion batteries are approaching their peak performance in terms of the EV range on a single charge.

SLAC, MIT, TRI researchers advance machine learning to accelerate battery development; insights on fast-charging

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Scientists have made a major advance in harnessing machine learning to accelerate the design for better batteries. Instead of using machine learning just to speed up scientific analysis by looking for patterns in data—as typically done—the researchers combined it with knowledge gained from experiments and equations guided by physics to discover and explain a process that shortens the lifetimes of fast-charging lithium-ion batteries. AI Batteries

Bombardier (now Alstom) to convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power

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To help France meet its sustainability targets, Bombardier will now convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power. The partners will modify existing AGC trains into battery-operated trains to help decarbonize French rail transport.

TWAICE launches new battery model library

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Munich-based battery analytics company TWAICE has launched its new battery model library. The TWAICE battery model library contains numerous cells of different chemistries and formats. Covering the proprietary charge will ensure that models are not made available to anyone else.

INL, UCSD researchers find slow, low-energy charging of Li batteries creates glassy lithium; high-performance Li-metal batteries

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Scientists from Idaho National Laboratory and the University of California San Diego have shown that slow, low-energy charging causes lithium atoms to deposit on electrodes in a disorganized way that improves charging behavior. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials

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Ford launches new global battery center of excellence

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Ford announced a new global battery center of excellence—called Ford Ion Park—to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing. Investing in more battery R&D ultimately will help us speed the process to deliver more, even better, lower cost EVs for customers over time. Ford’s new Battery Benchmarking and Test Laboratory in Allen Park, Mich.,

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€6.5M eHaul project developing automated battery swapping for electric heavy-duty trucks

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A consortium led by researchers at TU Berlin has launched a €6.5-million project to develop an automated battery exchange station for electric heavy goods vehicles. Long-haul heavy-duty trucks are used for journeys of distances which cannot be covered by a single battery charge.

Penn State team develops thermally modulated LFP battery; fast-charging, inexpensive, long-life for mass-market EVs

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A team of Penn State engineers has demonstrated a thermally modulated lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery to offer an adequate cruise range per charge that is extendable by a 10-minute recharge in all climates, essentially guaranteeing EVs that are free of range anxiety. We developed a pretty clever battery for mass-market electric vehicles with cost parity with combustion engine vehicles. There is no more range anxiety and this battery is affordable.

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New machine learning method accurately predicts battery state of health

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Researchers from the Smart Systems Group at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, working together with researchers from the CALCE group at the University of Maryland in the US, have developed a new method to estimate battery health irrespective of operating conditions and battery design or chemistry, by feeding artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms with the raw battery voltage and current operational data. AI Batteries

Adams Intelligence releases 4th biannual EV batteries and materials report

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Adamas Intelligence has released its 4th biannual ‘ State of Charge: EVs, Batteries and Battery Materials ’ report. This latest report covers the global EV market’s performance over 2020 H2 and its implications on the ever-evolving battery and battery materials supply chains.

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Daimler Truck and CATL expand global partnership on truck-focused batteries and supply

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Daimler Truck AG and lithium-ion battery manufacturer and developer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. CATL will be the supplier of lithium-ion battery packs for the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul battery-electric truck, which is planned to be ready for series production in 2024.

Gaussin partners with Microvast for batteries in next-gen skateboard road truck platform

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Gaussin will partner with Microvast for batteries for Gaussin’s next-generation skateboard road truck platform. Microvast was officially announced as battery supplier of Gaussin to power the new skateboard-based electric and hydrogen trucks.

ion Ventures and LiNa Energy conclude successful test of solid-state sodium-nickel battery platform

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LiNa Energy is commercializing a safe, ~$50kWh (at mass manufacturing), cobalt-free battery platform that is suited to grid storage and the electrification of transportation. The battery is constructed from easily sourced, low-cost materials and does not contain any cobalt or lithium.

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Komatsu and Proterra partner to develop battery-electric hydraulic excavator

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Proterra, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Komatsu, a global leader in construction equipment, are partnering to leverage Proterra’s battery technology for the development of Komatsu’s first battery-electric middle class hydraulic excavator.