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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Jump-Charging Dead Golf Cart Batteries

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Yamaha 48V charger won’t charge. Have automotive 6 & 12V charger—How might I bring up the 6 pack chargeLeft golf cart over winter inside heated area.

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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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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

2020 96

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

2020 88

Nio is providing a fully charged battery in 3 minutes for free, in China

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The Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio, in a bid to win over new customers, is waiving the fees for something that could be a real selling point in the increasingly tight Chinese EV market: battery swapping. Fast Charging Battery Swapping Nio

2019 114

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.

2020 123

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

2020 88

Charging network EVgo goes tagless, tests battery buffers at stations

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EVgo announced earlier this week that it will be the first charging network—other than the Tesla Supercharger network, of course—to enable a feature for its DC fast chargers that doesn't rely on RFID tags or even credit cards to be activated. The charging network will roll out the ISO Plug&Charge standard on its CCS chargers used. Fast Charging Charging Networks battery reuse

2019 70

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.

2020 125

Audi research project proves the potential of bi-directional charging: What's next?

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Audi is the latest automaker to experiment with bi-directional charging, which allows electric cars to discharge electricity from their battery packs back into the grid—or to a smart-home energy management system. charging

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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 modular battery system. Conditioning the battery is essential for battery life and health.

2019 96

Rivian CEO confirms auxiliary batteries, truck-to-truck charging

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Batteries Battery Life RivianThe U.S.-based based startup electric automaker Rivian is already showing plenty of signs that it's doing things differently than Tesla.

2019 112

Fast-charging method claims to help electric-car batteries last longer

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Heat is the enemy of electric-car battery packs. And while high-performance driving might heat up the packs momentarily, few things you can do to the pack come close to the potential wear and tear inflicted by the kind of charging you’d need to use on a highway trip: DC fast charging.

2020 95

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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Aral to build more than 100 350kW ultra-fast charging points at retail sites in Germany

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Following a successful 12-month pilot project at five of its retail sites, Aral, bp’s market leading fuel retail brand in Germany, is set to roll out more than 100 ultra-fast charging points across its retail network in Germany over the next 12 months. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructur

2020 139

Penn State Li-ion battery design could charge an EV in 10 minutes; asymmetric temperature modulation

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Penn State researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature to increase reaction rate but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes. Batteries

2019 120

Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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What are you going to do when your battery runs low? Welcome to the world of electric car charging So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car.

2018 153

Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

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The city of Beverly Hills, California, has issued new regulations for parking and electric-car charging. As of Monday, April 2, only battery-electric cars will be allowed to park and plug in at any of the city's 35 public charging stations—plug-in hybrids will not. DON'T MISS: Charging etiquette for electric-car. Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations

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Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project gets green light; tying in renewables

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Testing of the first 50 BMW i3 cars equipped with bidirectional charging technology is expected to start under real-world everyday conditions in early 2021. The BMW Group has already succeeded in implementing methods of intelligent charging control in pilot projects.

2019 123

Nickel Cadmium Batteries: Charging

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Nickel cadmium batteries can be scavenged from used electric buses and vans for your electric car. Part 2, talking about charging Ni-cads

Used Renault electric-car batteries provide DC fast-charging on highway

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Renault hasn't tackled the home-energy storage market to the degree its alliance partner Nissan has, but it has found another use for "second-life" batteries. The French brand has worked with UK-based Connected Energy to install two electric-car DC fast-charging stations powered by second-life batteries. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Charging station DC Rapid Charging

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MAN, Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein and Volkswagen begin pilot of 500 kWh second-life battery in charging network

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In the Bergedorf quarter of Hamburg, a container with a total capacity of approximately 500 kWh has been connected to the depot charging network at the Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) depot. The 50 batteries in the container were previously installed in VW Passat GTE vehicles.

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UL establishes new electric vehicle battery laboratory in China to advance battery, charging systems safety

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UL, a leading global safety science organization, is establishing a large-scale electric vehicle (EV) battery laboratory to support the growing EV market. To be fully operational by April 2020 and located in Changzhou, China, the facility will be one of the most advanced in the world and provide comprehensive EV battery testing and advisory services for EV automotive and battery manufacturers as well as top suppliers. 3D printing Batteries China

2019 73

USABC awards $2.4M contract to WPI for development of low-cost/fast-charge batteries for EV applications

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), and a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has awarded a $2.4-million contract to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to lead a program to develop low-cost/fast-charge batteries for electric vehicle (EV) applications. Batteries Manufacturing

2020 68

Lightning Systems launches new energy division to provide charging solutions to fleets

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Lightning Systems, a developer and manufacturer of zero-emission commercial electric vehicles, has launched Lightning Energy, a new division that offers charging technologies and services to commercial and government fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Infrastructure

2020 104

Ford fast charging, Cadillac EV design, Rivian batteries, hybrid payback: Today’s Car News

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Ford is wrapping a few fast charges in with the Mach-E. And Rivian has made sure its batteries are ready for the activity of your choice—and a second life. Cadillac’s EVs won’t look like its gasoline models.

2020 78

Researchers move closer to faster-charging Li-ion batteries; real-time tracking of Li ions in LTO

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A team of scientists led by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has captured in real time how lithium ions move in lithium titanate (LTO), a fast-charging battery electrode material made of lithium, titanium, and oxygen. Graphite is commonly employed as the anode in state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries, but for fast-charging applications, LTO is an appealing alternative. Batteries

2020 103

Octillion Power Systems debuts new EV battery-leasing plan

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility ( earlier post ), announced a new demonstrator program for battery-leasing that allows batteries to be leased to fleet customers when they purchase vehicles. Under the program, participating fleet operators will be allowed to source batteries through a five-year “lease-to-own” program, with no up-front payment. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background

2020 84

Mercedes-Benz and CATL enhance battery partnership

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Limited) announced an enhanced partnership in the field of battery technology. Limited) have entered the next stage of their strategic partnership and will create advanced battery technology in support of the high-volume electrification of the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio. This also includes the CATL cell-to-pack (CTP) design, which eliminates conventional modules and integrates the cells directly into the battery. Mercedes-Benz and CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

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US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. A DC fast charger adds 60 to 80 miles of range per 20 minutes of charging, while a Level 2 charger adds 10 to 20 miles of range per one hour of charging.

2019 136

Smart habits for EV batteries, electric truck charging, Model Y heat pump: Today’s Car News

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Charging infrastructure for commercial trucks could use some help in Europe. And we have some advice on making your battery last. Hyundai has distilled advice on how to make your electric vehicle battery last longer.

2020 76

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. Batteries Solid-state

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Rice University scientists show adding atom-scale defects to battery materials may help them charge faster

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Their theoretical calculations show a potential improvement in performance of up to two orders of magnitude and point the way to similar improvements in other types of batteries. Tang said the model could be applied as a general strategy to improve phase-changing battery compounds.

2019 85

Ford Mustang Mach-E EV improves charging time by ~30%

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The all-wheel-drive version with extended-range battery is estimated to add an average of 52 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes as well. Home charging. The available 48-amp Ford Connected Charge Station will be able to charge a Mustang Mach-E in 10.1

2020 88

HUBER+SUHNER launches new DC high-power charging system

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HUBER+SUHNER, a leading worldwide supplier of electrical and optical connectivity solutions, has launched its new Direct Current (DC) high-power charging system RADOX HPC200, completing the company’s RADOX HPC portfolio. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

2020 88

Electrify America to add Tesla battery storage to more than 100 new charging stations

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Electrify America plans to install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more than 100 of its electric vehicle charging stations nationwide over the course of 2019. Each site will consist of a 210 kW battery system with roughly 350 kWh of capacity.

2019 88

Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

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But when it comes to buying your first electric car, there are a few things you need to know about charging. Like the better-known measurements, the rate at which a plug-in car can charge its battery is a specification you. plug-in cars charging Charging station ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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ABB to provide charging infrastructure for ASKO electric truck fleet

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ABB has entered into an agreement with Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler ASKO, and its owner NorgesGruppen, to supply charging infrastructure for its growing fleet of electric trucks. Initially, they are charging two battery electric Scania trucks, with more to follow.

2020 102

First Lexus EV to offer 10-year battery warranty

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Lexus’ first full electric vehicle, the UX 300E, unveiled in China in November 2019, will offer a 10-year (or 1 million kilometer / 621,000 mile) battery warranty. For the UX 300e, Lexus developed a battery cell air-cooling system which is safer and lighter than water-cooled systems.

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Chevron invests in Prussian Blue battery tech company Natron Energy; stationary storage for EV charging stations

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Natron Energy , a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has closed a strategic investment by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) to support the development of stationary energy storage systems for demand charge management at electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Natron’s patented technology uses Prussian blue pigments in both the positive and negative electrode of the battery.

2019 95

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

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EVgo adds used BMW i3 battery packs to charging stations in California

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Charging network EVgo has installed second-life batteries from two BMW i3s to its charging station in Union City, California, the company announced last week. The two batteries each store 22 kwh of electricity to help balance the load on the power grid when electric cars are charging at peak times, according to a report in Charged EVs. eVgo charging network battery backup

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