Toshiba launches 20Ah-HP SCiB rechargeable Li-ion battery; high energy and high power

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Toshiba Corporation expanded its SCiB product offering with the launch of a 20Ah-HP rechargeable lithium-ion battery cell that delivers high energy and high power at the same time. Input power. Output power. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Bosch starting volume production of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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After several years of development, Bosch is now starting volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors to supply automotive manufacturers worldwide. Since the SiC chips also emit significantly less heat, the power electronics require less in the way of costly cooling.

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Na-ion battery developer Faradion collaborating with battery manufacturer AMTE Power

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UK-based battery manufacturer AMTE Power and Faradion Ltd. , a leader in non-aqueous sodium-ion battery technolog ( earlier post ), announced a collaboration which combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE Power’s design and manufacturing capabilities. Batteries Manufacturing

Sion Power introducing 17 Ah, 810 Wh/L, 400 Wh/kg lithium-metal battery for EVs

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Lithium-metal rechargeable battery developer Sion Power will introduce its Licerion rechargeable battery for electric vehicles at The Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan in September. —Tracy Kelley, CEO of Sion Power. Batteries Electric (Battery

EIA: US large-scale battery storage power capacity increased 35% in 2020

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The United States continued a trend of significant growth in large-scale battery capacity, with US battery power capacity reaching 1,650 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2020. Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Hawaii each have more than 50 MW of power capacity.

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NIO Power completes more than 500,000 EV battery swaps

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As of 26 May 2020, NIO Power has completed more than 500,000 EV battery swaps in China, becoming one of NIO’s most well-received power services. Nio’s battery swap is enabled by more than 500 patented technologies. Power Swap made its debut at NIO Day in December 2017.

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Cummins invests in lithium-metal battery company Sion Power, multi-year development agreement

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has entered into an agreement with Sion Power Corporation ( earlier post ), a leading developer of high-energy rechargeable battery technology, to design and to supply battery cells based on their proprietary lithium-metal technology for commercial vehicle applications. Under the agreement, Sion Power will engage in a multi-year development program to design and supply large-format lithium metal battery cells for use in Cummins battery packs. Cummins Inc.

Power Global, Rap Eco Motors to launch mass electric auto-rickshaw line powered by swappable battery technology

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Power Global and Rap Eco Motors partner to deliver 50,000 made-in-India electric auto-rickshaws built upon the swappable eZee module. Compared to existing fossil fuel-powered auto-rickshaws on the road today, each RANIE vehicle is expected to cut CO 2 e emissions by 3.7

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AMTE Power launches ‘Power Up’ project to develop ultra high-power battery cells for automotive

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UK-based AMTE Power has secured a project from the Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, worth £1 million, to develop a higher energy density variant of its Ultra High-Power (UHP) lithium-ion cell, with support from Imperial College London for battery modeling. AMTE Power will have access to gigascale manufacturing production capability and use the facility’s 300x100 pouch assembly line in the development of its high-performance cells.

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BorgWarner receives $4.97M DOE award for SiC-based high power-dense inverter

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million US Department of Energy (DOE) Award for the development of a Scalable Ultra Power-dense Extended Range (SUPER) inverter. Viper inverter power switch ( earlier post ). Electric (Battery) Market Background Power ElectronicsBorgWarner is the recipient of a $4.97

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Proterra battery technology to power Lightning eMotors Electric Transit commercial van

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Proterra , a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Lightning eMotors announced a new collaboration to power the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van using Proterra’s battery technology. Batteries Electric (Battery

Octillion Power Systems enters US bus market to supply batteries for motorcoaches, city buses

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, is providing battery packs for all-electric motorcoaches and city transit buses offered by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors. —Paul Beach, president, Octillion Power Systems.

NREL thermal management system greatly increases power density of SiC inverters in heavy-duty applications

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A thermal management system developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with John Deere promises to increase the power density of silicon carbide (SiC) inverters within heavy-duty EV applications significantly.

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Renault Group, STMicroelectronics enter strategic cooperation on power electronics

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Renault Group and STMicroelectronics announced a strategic cooperation on the design, development, manufacturing, and supply to Renault Group of STMicroelectronics’ products and related packaging solutions for the power electronics systems of battery-operated and hybrid vehicles. As Renault’s key innovation partner, STMicroelectronics will benefit from significant volumes guaranteed for the annual usage of these power modules and transistors from 2026-2030.

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Heritage Environmental Services and battery-maker Romeo Power looking for fleet electrification partners

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Heritage Environmental Services, a provider of environmental and recycling services, and battery-maker Romeo Power launched a program to select fleet electrification partners to execute on HES’ fleet electrification strategy.

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XPeng launches new LFP-battery powered versions of EVs

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China-based EV maker XPeng expanded its product offering by launching three new vehicle versions powered by lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for the Chinese market. XPeng also launched a new G3 460c version with LFP-powered batteries. New w/ LFP battery).

Buses powered by Octillion batteries reach 20M kilometers driven; Caspian pack

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In advance of next week’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Octillion Power Systems announced that bus operators have driven 20 million kilometers powered by its lithium-ion batteries. —Paul Beach, president of Octillion Power Systems.

UQ, GMG graphene-enhanced aluminum-ion batteries show very high power density, long life

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GMG) reported initial performance data for graphene-enhanced aluminum-ion batteries developed by GHG and the University of Queensland (UQ). This is a real game-changing technology which can offer a real alternative with an interchangeable battery technology for the existing lithium-ion batteries in almost every application with GMG’s Graphene and UQ’s patent-pending aluminum ion battery technology. The current nominal voltage of our batteries is 1.7 Batteries

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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. —Paul Beach, president, Octillion Power Systems.

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Nissan and Sunwoda jointly to study battery development for e-POWER vehicles

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and Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery Co., will begin studying joint development of next-generation vehicle batteries for Nissan’s e-POWER vehicles. The e-POWER system includes a gasoline engine with a power generator, an inverter, a battery and an electric motor.

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High-power battery company MOBIUS.energy secures $50M investment commitment from GEM

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MOBIUS will use the funds to scale-up battery module production to support electric aircraft customers through a subscription model including maintenance and salvage services. Aviation & Aerospace Batteries Electric (Battery

Plug Power & Gaussin collaborate on hydrogen-powered logistics vehicles

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Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, and Gaussin are collaborating to bring a commercial suite of ProGen-powered Gaussin transportation vehicles to market in 2021 as a solution to decarbonize the logistics ecosystem.

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XALT Energy batteries powering MCI all-electric passenger coach

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XALT Energy is powering the US’ first, long-distance, all-electric passenger coach in tests with private and public transportation providers in the United States. In addition, each has designs for the power to energy ratio needed. Bus Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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STMicroelectronics introducing third generation of SiC power devices

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STMicroelectronics is introducing its third generation of STPOWER silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs for power control for electric-vehicle (EV) powertrains and other applications where power density, energy efficiency, and reliability are critical. The market leader in SiC power MOSFETs, ST has incorporated new and advanced design know-how to open up even more of SiC’s energy-saving potential. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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CTR begins drilling at Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power

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Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) has begun the company’s drilling program, initiating Stage One of the Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power project in Imperial, California. Each well is expected to produce clean, firm power for decades. Batteries Geothermal Market Background Materials

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Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery-powered ferries

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In addition to the design, for each ferry Wärtsilä will supply the thruster motors, batteries, onboard and shore-based battery charging equipment, the back-up generators, and various electrical systems. Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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Solid-state battery company Solid Power closes $130M Series B led by BMW, Ford and Volta

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Solid Power, a developer of all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, announced a $130-million Series B investment round led by the BMW Group, Ford Motor Company and Volta Energy Technologies. —Doug Campbell, CEO and co-founder of Solid Power.

Solid Power, SK Innovation partner to produce automotive-scale all-solid-state batteries; $30M investment from SK

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Solid Power, a leading developer of all-solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles ( earlier post ), announced a partnership with SK Innovation to manufacture automotive-scale all-solid-state batteries under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and joint development agreement (JDA).

Qorvo acquires United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC), a leading provider of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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Qorvo, a provider of innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions, has acquired United Silicon Carbide ( UnitedSiC ), a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors. Electric (Battery) Market Background Power Electronics

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GMC introduces 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1; powered by all-new Ultium battery tech

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The HUMMER EV will get its energy from General Motors’ all-new Ultium batteries and power from Ultium Drive, GM’s proprietary EV drive units. 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery propulsion system that will offer excellent range and power to three motors.

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Romeo Power and Dynexus Technology collaborate to introduce advanced battery sensing and diagnostics for battery-electric commercial vehicles

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Romeo Power and Dynexus Technology, a provider of battery sensing solutions and data-driven battery intelligence, will collaborate to integrate Dynexus Technology’s actionable battery performance and health sensors into Romeo Power’s battery ecosystem. —AK Srouji, CTO of Romeo Power. Traditional measurement methods treat the battery as a blackbox. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

UH, Toyota researchers develop new cathode and electrolyte for high-power Mg battery rivaling Li-ion

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Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) report in Nature Energy that they have developed a new cathode and electrolyte—previously the limiting factors for a high-energy magnesium battery—to demonstrate a magnesium battery capable of operating at room temperature and delivering a power density comparable to that offered by lithium-ion batteries. Batteries Market Background Materials

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QM Power and University of Kentucky demonstrate 50 kW/liter electric motor; DOE 2025 power density goal

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QM Power and the SPARK Lab at University of Kentucky shared the combined results of a large-scale, multi-objective design optimization study, and lab testing of a prototype motor designed to meet the 2025 power density goals set by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Leclanché to provide battery technology for Canadian Pacific’s hydrogen-powered locomotive project

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Leclanché SA will provide its proprietary battery technology to Canadian Pacific (CP) for its innovative Hydrogen Locomotive Program. The CP hydrogen-powered locomotive pioneering project, first announced in December 2020, will retrofit a line-haul diesel freight locomotive with hydrogen fuel cells and Leclanché's European-manufactured lithium-ion batteries to power the locomotive's electric traction motors. Batteries Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

3D solid-state battery startup LionVolt closes €4M seed round

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European 3D solid-state battery start-up LionVolt successfully closed a seed round of €4 million, bringing its total funding this year to more than €5 million. The battery that LionVolt is developing is based on 3D technology and solid-state layers. 3D solid-state battery (3DSSB).

New Bosch system for testing power electronics of e-vehicles in development lab

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Bosch Engineering has developed a new high-voltage lab rig (HVLR) for fast, efficient and safe testing of electric vehicle power electronics in the development lab. In the laboratory, a large number of tests have to be carried out directly on the live components of the power electronics.

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Toyota & Honda partner on fuel cell bus mobile power generation system to supply electricity in disasters

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will create a mobile power generation/output system—Moving e—that comprises a fuel cell bus that can carry a large amount of hydrogen; portable external power output devices; and portable batteries. Honda’s Power Exporter 9000 portable external power output device.

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Used Nissan Leaf batteries are already making money as power brokers

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While several automakers have demonstrated second-life use of EV battery pack, one California-based company is actually making money using Nissan Leaf packs for energy storage. Batteries youtube

Power Global launches eZee swappable battery EVs in India 

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Power Global launches eZee swappable battery EVs in India . A Noida based Power Global is a leading high-performance clean energy and mobility product for everyday applications has launched its first eZee swappable battery in India. Power Global swappable battery.

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Gaussin partnering with TGO to test hydrogen-powered terminal tractor

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Gaussin and Terminal du Grand Ouest (TGO), concessionaire and sole operator of the Montoir-based Multipurpose Cargo and Container Terminal (MCCT) near Saint- Nazaire, France, are partnering to test a hydrogen-powered heavy-duty terminal tractor.

Battery capacity needs to power EVs in India from 2020 to 2035

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Battery capacity needs to power EVs in India from 2020 to 2035. The battery pack and its capacity in an electric vehicle are very important. Here in this article, we will be discussing the need for the battery capacity to power electric vehicles in India from 2020 to 2035.

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Rio Tinto to triple Weipa solar capacity and add battery storage to help power bauxite mining operations

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Rio Tinto has approved a new solar farm and battery storage at Weipa in Queensland, in a move that will more than triple the local electricity network’s solar generation capacity and help provide cleaner power to Rio Tinto’s operations. The Weipa operations in Far North Queensland includes three bauxite mines, processing facilities, shiploaders, an export wharf, two ports, power stations, a rail network and ferry terminals.

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Solid Power awarded up to $12.5M to develop nickel- and cobalt-free all-solid-state battery cells; ?500 Wh/kg target

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Solid Power, Inc., a developer of all-solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, announced an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) for a multi-phase, multi-year research contract to develop nickel- and cobalt-free all-solid-state battery cells. Solid Power expects to receive up to $12.5 The IARPA RESILIENCE program is a natural fit for Solid Power given our history working with this chemistry.