StoreDot develops technology that enables consistent driving range for life of EV batteries

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StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs) ( earlier post ), has developed a now-patented technology that gives EV batteries fixed capacity and driving range throughout their lifespan. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Lightning eMotors repowers Van Hool TD925 double-deck coach; 640 kWh battery, 200+ miles range

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Lightning eMotors and ABC Companies, a leading provider of motor coach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment, announced the sale of the largest battery-electric double-decker motor coach to All Aboard America! Bus Conversions Electric (Battery

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Lucid Air EPA-rated at 520 miles of range

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Lucid Group announced that the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range has received an official EPA rating of 520 miles of range. It is the longest-range electric vehicle ever rated by the EPA, delivering at least 100+ miles of additional range over its closest competitor.

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Volkswagen ID.4 range Expands with Addition of 52 kWh battery

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range expands with addition of 52 kWh battery, two new motors and an entry-level model eligible for the Plug-in Vehicle Grant ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ battery and motor options now available New powertrains available in City or Style trim levels Entry-level ID.4

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Geely’s Farizon Auto reveals Homtruck commercial vehicle; methanol hybrid, range-extender or swappable battery powertrains

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China Electric (Battery) Engines Heavy-duty MethanolGeely Holding Group’s commercial vehicle brand, Farizon Auto, unveiled its next-generation smart new energy semi-truck, the Homtruck, with production and first deliveries planned for early 2024.

CMU team evaluates range and battery tradeoffs between vehicle automation and electrification

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A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has used a vehicle dynamics model to evaluate the trade-off between automation and electric vehicle range and battery longevity. They also found that the impact of automation on battery longevity is negligible.

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Libertine awarded $3.6M to develop renewable-fueled free-piston-engine range extenders for battery electric trucks

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million) in Innovate UK funding to advance development of its range-extender concept for heavy-duty applications. While the FPE concept is not new, Libertine’s control and manufacturing know-how has unlocked its potential as a vehicle range-extender. Electric (Battery) Engines

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Study: diluting high concentration electrolytes can improve cycling of Li-metal batteries over a wide range of temperatures

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Researchers from DGIST (Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea) have demonstrated lithium metal battery cycling over a wide range of temperatures (2-60°C) by adopting a new dilution technique for high concentration electrolytes. Batteries

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NIO launches autonomous driving model ET7; up to 621 miles range with solid-state 150 kWh battery

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The ET7 has a pre-subsidy price starting from RMB 448,000 (US$69,000), or from RMB 378,000 (US$58,400) with BaaS (Battery as a Service). With a 70 kWh battery pack, the ET7 has an NEDC range of more than 500 km (311 miles), or more than 700 km (435 miles) with a 100 kWh battery.

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StoreDot develops technology for self-repairing cells allowing longer battery life and better EV performance

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StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs) ( earlier post ), has developed new patented technology that will allow battery cells to regenerate while they are in use, through a seamless background repair mechanism.

News: Range Milestones Hit by Lucid and Rivian

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Lucid Air Tops Out with 520-mile range; Rivian Bests 300 with Pickup & SUV. The numbers tell the story—we’ve entered a new stage of long-range electric vehicles. EPA with a 520-mile range. Significantly, the start-up did without simply relying on a larger battery pack.

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EPA confirms 249-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV

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AWD Pro has an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range on a full charge and the AWD Pro S has an EPA-estimated 240 miles of range on a full charge. Electric (Battery Volkswagen of America announced another round of fuel economy figures for the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV. The ID.4

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Tesla switches Standard Range vehicles to LFP battery chemistry

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Among the most interesting announcements made by Tesla during its Q3 2021 Earnings Call yesterday was the strategy to move all of its Standard Range vehicles to a cheaper LFP, or lithium iron phosphate, battery chemistry. This battery has a range of 253 miles (est).”

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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Proterra unveils new customizable battery pack to power wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles

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Proterra unveiled its newest series of battery packs, the H Series, which offers a customizable energy storage system to power a wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. S Series battery packs have a width of 860 mm and can contain up to 113 kWh of energy storage per pack.

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Audi introduces longer range and AWD quattro versions of Q4 e-tron compact electric SUV

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Audi is now adding two new versions to the range—the Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron, the model with the longest range in the series; and an all-wheel-drive version, the Q4 45 e-tron quattro. This explicitly includes the production of the vehicles’ high-voltage battery. Electric (Battery

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Polestar releases LCA reports for long-range and standard-range single-motor versions of Polestar 2 EV

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Polestar has released the LCA reports for the new Polestar 2 versions (Long-range Single-motor and Standard-range Single-motor), including all emissions from cradle to grave. The company published an evaluation of the carbon footprint of the Long-range Dual-motor Polestar 2 in 2020.

BloombergNEF annual battery price survey finds prices fell 6% from 2020 to 2021

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Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,200 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 89% in real terms to $132/kWh in 2021, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). On a regional basis, battery pack prices were cheapest in China, at $111/kWh.

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GM Chevy Bolt EV battery fix could bring many owners more range than they originally had

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Owners of 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV models have had to contend with a reduced driving range for many months, as GM attempted to find a remedy for a battery related fire issue that culminated with a plan to replace all battery modules.

Mercedes-Benz eVito panel van receives updated powertrain and battery

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Benz eVito Tourer, the eVito panel van will also receive a comprehensive update of its electric powertrain and a new battery with an usable capacity of 60 kWh from the beginning of December. By housing the battery in the vehicle underfloor, the interior is fully available and offers up to 6.6

Researchers show economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric

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Now, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), collaborating with UCLA and UC Berkeley researchers, suggest that the US can retrofit diesel-electric trains with batteries in a way that is cost-competitive with diesel.

DOE: median driving range of EVs tops 250 miles for MY2020

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Since 2011, significant improvements in battery technologies and overall EV efficiency have led to an expanding number of EV models and increased driving ranges. The 2020 model year also marked the first year that an EV achieved an EPA-estimated maximum range of more than 400 miles.

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Magna providing aluminum battery enclosures for 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup

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Magna is providing battery enclosures for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup. Magna’s battery enclosure for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning protects power source. Magna’s the lightweight aluminum enclosure helps minimize added mass from the truck’s battery.

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Tesla launches “Cyberquad for Kids” with 36V battery, 15-mile range, and 10 mph max speed

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The all-electric ATV features a max speed of 10 mph, and thanks to its 36V lithium-ion battery, it could travel 15+ miles in one charge. This should make the Cybertruck for Kids a cut above comparable products that utilize lead-acid batteries.

GM aims for affordable EVs with longer range with battery innovation center

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On Tuesday GM announced another step it sees as essential for making that happen: an “innovation center” for battery technology, with the aim of accelerating development and. Batteries

Anadolu Isuzu and Proterra partner on next-generation Citi VOLT battery-electric buses in Europe

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Anadolu Isuzu, Turkey’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, and Proterra announced a new collaboration to power the new generation of Anadolu Isuzu’s all-electric Citi VOLT public transportation buses with Proterra’s commercial vehicle battery technology. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery

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Arkema launches new renewable PVDF range from crude tall oil for Li-ion batteries

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Arkema has launched its new sustainable Kynar PVDF range. Kynar CTO PVDF grades using the mass balance approach under the ISCC+ certification process will be produced first in Arkema’s Pierre-Bénite plant in France for its European customers, focusing initially on grades specifically targeted for the lithium-ion battery market. Batteries Biomass Materials

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Solvay invests in Li-metal battery company Sepion

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Solvay Ventures, the venture capital fund of Solvay, invested in Sepion, a California-based start-up that specializes in advanced membranes for batteries with Li-metal anodes and liquid electrolytes. Batteries Electric (Battery

GM details Ultium EV motor family, enabling more range without bigger batteries

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Motor design and efficiency is an unsung hero in the drive for pushing EV range higher without having to upsize the battery—and the demand on charging infrastructure—so GM’s. Batteries

Rosenbauer introduces extinguishing system for emergency responders for EV battery fires

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With the increase in battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs, HEVs and PHEVs) on the road, statistically the risk potential for an accident or technical defect of the inherently safe battery systems also increases. Temperature recording from battery escalation through to de-escalation.

BYD launches Blade Battery to address battery safety in EVs

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BYD launched the Blade Battery, a development intended to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles. The Blade Battery has been developed by BYD over the past several years. He Long, Vice President of BYD and Chairman of FinDreams Battery Co.,

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Tevva and Vattenfall collaborate to develop zero-emission transport solution; electric with hydrogen range extender

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UK-based Tevva, a developer of long-range electric trucks, and Vattenfall Network Solutions, a division of Vattenfall, the leading European energy company, are partnering to help businesses switch to a zero-emission vehicle fleet and to reduce the overall carbon impact of their operations.

Porsche updates the Taycan; more range, more connectivity, more colors

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The Porsche Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo will start the new model year (2022) in September with a number of upgrades , perhaps foremost among them an increase in range. The new Taycan model year will not be homologated separately, so there will not be any new WLTP range values.

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.

SES unveils 107 Ah hybrid Li-metal battery, announces new Shanghai gigafactory

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Scheduled for completion in 2023, the Shanghai Giga will be a 300,000 square-foot facility located in Shanghai, capable of producing 1 GWh of Li-Metal batteries annually. SES made the announcements at SES Battery World, the company’s inaugural Battery World virtual event.

New BMW X1 xDrive25Le PHEV boosts electric range 83% to 110 km; new NCM battery technology

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The compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) developed exclusively for the Chinese automotive market with extended wheelbase and plug-in drive now achieves an electrically powered range of up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) due to its new battery technology. The 83% increase in range as compared to the predecessor model and the reduction in fuel consumption by 72% to 1.3 liters per 100 km (181 mpg US) were made possible by advances in the area of battery cell technology.

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Renault Trucks to offer an electric range for each market segment from 2023

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To support these developments and be able to offer a complete and competitive Renault Trucks range on the market, the company is setting up an organization dedicated to electric mobility. Renault Trucks now offers a comprehensive all-electric range, from 3.1

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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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Lyten introduces next generation Lithium-Sulfur battery for EVs; 3X energy density of Li-ion

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Lyten , an advanced materials company, introduced its LytCell EV lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The technology is optimized for the electric vehicle market and is designed to deliver three times (3X) the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.

QUANTRON presents Q-Light fuel-cell transporter; 3.5t-4.2t range

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tonne range, the Q-Light FCEV is unique in Europe. The battery capacity is 37 kWh and, like the 15 kW fuel cell used, has a long service life. Depending on requirements, the vehicle can be equipped with up to four hydrogen tanks and thus achieve a range of up to 500 km.

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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. With the high voltage battery cell capacity increased to 120 ampere hours (Ah) and a gross energy content of 42.2 The 2019 i3 REX model range is expected to be similarly improved, pending EPA certification.

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Chevrolet Silverado EV to make global debut at CES 2022; fixed-glass roof, Four-Wheel Steer, 400-mile range

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The electric Silverado will offer customers a GM-estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. Electric (Battery

ORNL team develops low-cost scalable method to join materials in solid-state batteries; electrochemical pulse

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a scalable, low-cost method to improve the joining of materials in solid-state batteries, resolving one of the big challenges in the commercial development of safe, long-lived energy storage systems.