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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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

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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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.

MCI launches new D series and unveils battery-electric commuter coach: D45 CRT LE CHARGE

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Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of NFI Group, unveiled its new battery-electric commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE, and also launched its new D series of coaches. Bus Electric (Battery

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

As EV charging networks grow, Nio plans to keep boosting battery swapping

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Chinese automaker Nio is the only company to achieve any real success with battery swapping, and it has no plans to stop anytime soon, according to a recent Reuters report. charging

Toyota extends battery warranty for self-charging hybrid electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

Toyota extends battery warranty for self-charging hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said that it has increased the warranty on batteries for its self-charging hybrid electric vehicles (SHEVs) since August 1, 2021. Toyota extends battery warranty.

GM introduces Ultium Charge 360

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General Motors introduced Ultium Charge 360, a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners. Ultium Charge 360 builds on GM’s existing charging efforts to provide GM EV owners more confidence and convenience when it comes to EV charging. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Vehicle Manufacturer

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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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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

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

GM bringing Charge 360 to fleets

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General Motors and BrightDrop, a new business created and wholly owned by GM focused on electric commercial delivery and logistics, announced the Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service, a comprehensive approach designed to help make the switch to electric seamless for fleet customers by connecting them with services, features and resources. The Ultium Charge 360 fleet service will offer: Fleet and facility management tools.

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Store DotStoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries

Electric Vehicles India

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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Exro unveils new application for Coil Driver motor controller: optimizing charging and V2G

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Exro Technologies is introducing a new application for its patented Coil Driver technology—enabling EVs to fast charge seamlessly and provide electricity back to the grid regardless of power source or charger type. Controls and controllers Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Motors V2X

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Blackstone Battery production capacity to increase tenfold

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Blackstone Resources AG announced that its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH will increase its battery production capacity tenfold to 500 MWh per annum by 2022 for Li-ion batteries, which contain 3D-printed battery electrodes, at Blackstone’s Döbeln site in Saxony.

Volkswagen Group Components previews mobile charging robot

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Volkswagen Group Components provided the first glimpse of the prototypes of its mobile charging robot. This is one of the visionary charging concepts that Volkswagen hopes will expand the charging infrastructure over the next few years. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Robotic

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EV battery manufacturing expert network launched: Batteryline.com

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Batteryline.com introduces a new network website for experts in the manufacturing of EV batteries based on the need for more knowledge in the related automotive industry. In the drive to supply the world with high quality and cost-effective batteries there is a need to improve worldwide production. The fast-growing market already faces the challenges of the supply of raw materials, the supply chain towards the automotive industry and flexibility towards new innovative battery types.

HOP Electric Mobility launches battery charging & swapp stations

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HOP Electric Mobility launches battery charging & swapp stations. Earlier, the company had implemented a pilot network with five swapping stations and 50 batteries in Jaipur. In just six months, over 2,000 batteries have been swapped, adding 1,40,000+ clean km.

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

GM and LG identify cause of battery fires in Bolts; new recall for MY2017-2019 vehicles

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Experts from GM and LG have identified the simultaneous presence of two manufacturing defects in the same battery cell as the root cause of battery fires in certain Chevrolet Bolt EVs. As a result, GM will be conducting a new recall for the previous population of Bolt EVs (2017-2019) to address the risk of battery fires in these vehicles. As part of this new recall, GM will replace defective battery modules in the recall population.

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GreenFlux, Eneco eMobility and Royal HaskoningDHV implement smart charging based on machine learning

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Royal HaskoningDHV’s office in the city of Amersfoort, the Netherlands, is the first location in the world where electric vehicles are smart charged using machine learning. With smart charging these costs can be significantly reduced, by ensuring that not all vehicles charge at the same time.

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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.

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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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.

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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King County Metro to purchase up to 120 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses from New Flyer

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The announcement follows Metro’s 2018 electric bus evaluation program, which used New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE buses, and is a major milestone in the county’s efforts to improve air quality, reduce carbon and create a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040 or earlier.

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Opinion: EV Charging Solutions for Commercial Parking Sites

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That’s a pretty good incentive to invest in an EV charging station, but it’s not the only reason: Competitive Car Parking. EV charging can bring customers. You’ll have noticed that many places offer free charging for an hour; this is to entice the customer in.

Audi plans to pilot charging hub concept for quick charging later this summer

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Audi is working on a concept for quick charging for premium-level electromobility: the Audi charging hub. With the growing number of electric models, the requirements for the charging infrastructure will also grow. Cubes form the foundation of the Audi charging hub.

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Iron-air batteries, dynamic wireless charging, EQS first drive: Today’s Car News

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A dynamic wireless charging project could put the tech on the Interstate in Indiana. And are iron-air batteries good for a smart-energy grid? The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS establishes the serene side of a growing cohort of large electric luxury cars.

Volkswagen’s new European charging service has 150K+ public charging points

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Volkswagen is rolling out its own charging service to coincide with the market launch of the ID. With We Charge, customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles at more than 150,000 public charging points all over Europe.

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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!,

Virtual Peaker partners with Fermata Energy to bring V2G bi-directional vehicle charging technology to utilities

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Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Internet of Things Smart charging V2X

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GEM E825 DeltaQ Quiq Wont Charge

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I have an electrical issue with a Delta-Q Quiq charger that won`t charge 6 GEL batteries that are used in a 2004’ GEM E825 golf cart. There are a bunch of wires that need to be connected in order to charge the batteries. 1 Red wire (Battery +). 1 Black wire (Battery -). 1 Green wire(Interlock to prevent driving when charging). GEM E825 DeltaQ Quiq Wont Charge. Batteries and Charging

New Flyer unveils lighter, more efficient, longer range Xcelsior CHARGE NG electric bus

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unveiled its next-generation battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit bus. New Flyer manufactures its own batteries in its bus production facilities. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery New Flyer of America Inc.

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Webasto announces modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions

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Webasto exhibited elements of a new modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions in Ford Motor Company’s booth recently at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Webasto won Ford’s 2019 Best of Show Stand Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design for Mustang Lithium, a one-off battery electric prototype with 1,000 ft-lbs of torque and more than 900 horsepower. Webasto modular battery system. Batteries

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Charging Forward: Creating a World-Class UK Charging Network

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By Eoin Bannon The shift to battery-electric cars in the UK is accelerating with more than one in 10 sales in 2020. The post Charging Forward: Creating a World-Class UK Charging Network appeared first on EV Obsession. EV Charging Stations UK Charging

EV charging stations boosting electric vehicles adoption 

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EV charging stations boosting electric vehicles adoption . In this article, we will see EV charging stations installations and the initiative taken by the governments and the private companies as well. Delhi govt-issued tender to set up charging stations for EVs .

Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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Hager Group and Audi are thus bidirectional charging at home, otherwise known as Vehicle to Home (V2H). The battery of an Audi e-tron could supply a single-family home with energy for around one week independently. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

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Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Addionics to collaborate on high-power, high-capacity solid-state batteries for long-range, fast-charging EVs

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Saint-Gobain, the global technical material expert, will partner with the Israeli battery technology start-up Addionics to develop next generation solid-state lithium-ion batteries with novel electrode components under the Israel - US BIRD Energy program. Batteries Solid-state

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PNNL study finds 2028 grid resource adequacy likely sufficient for high EV penetration; managed charging strategies can double adequacy

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The corresponding electric fleet sizes for the WECC footprint are 9 million LDVs, 70,000 MDVs and 94 HDV charging stations. Unmanaged charging is predicated on arrival time at home in the evening—the time at which the PNNL team assumed charging would begin.

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