Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

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The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a range of 200-plus miles, the Model 3 aims to be the first true mass-market electric car. Its sales are targeted at 500,000 per year by 2020—fully 10 times the production. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water

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The world now has something around half a million plug-in electric cars on the roads, and electric propulsion is slowly spreading into other types of transportation. One of them is electric boats, which have been around for more than a century but are now seeing renewed interest. Just as with automobiles at the turn of the last century

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All-Electric SRT Viper: Battery-Powered Supercar On Sale Now

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With hybrid supercars starting to appear at last--the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 among them--many electric-car fans wonder when we''ll see another battery-electric supercar to follow the Tesla Roadster. One already exists, it turns out--and we didn''t even notice. You can literally put a plug-in electric SRT Viper in your garage today if you

Plans revealed for battery powered Mercedes

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The automotive lithium-ion battery joint venture formed between Daimler AG and Evonik Industries last year, known as Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. It is hoped that the lithium-ion battery systems will start to appear in Mercedes vehicles beginning in 2012. The site is close to Li-Tec Battery GmbH, another joint venture between Daimler and Evonik. KG Evonik Lithium-ion batteries Smart car

A123: Increasing 48V battery power up to ~25 kW enables advanced mild hybrid capabilities with greater fuel savings

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Improving battery power to such as level would further enable hybridization to near-HEV levels as well as engine downsizing, thereby enabling fuel economy improvements beyond the current 10-15% MHEV limit. Right: Generalized MHEV topology with advanced high-power 48V battery packs.

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Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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Power savings in plug-in vehicles versus total savings per car. Using wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)s for power electronics can improve efficiency and thereby reduce the high cost of battery packs, according to a new report from Lux Research. As silicon struggles to meet higher performance standards, WBG materials are benefiting critically from evolving battery economics. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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Consortium successfully runs silicon carbide multiport DC-DC converter in EV

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The converter controls power flow between multiple energy sources and has been able to achieve efficiency of 98.7%, while increasing power density and reducing the size and weight of the converter when compared to silicon-based systems. This has resulted in a significant reduction in the size of the magnetic components and has enabled the converter to achieve an efficiency of 98.7%, a gravimetric power density of 10.5 kW/kg and a volumetric power density of 20 kW/liter.

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Sumitomo installs first large-scale power system using used EV batteries

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Sumitomo Corporation has developed and installed the first large-scale power storage system which utilizes used batteries collected from electric vehicles. in September 2010, to address the secondary use of EV lithium-ion batteries.

Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference. Thackeray from the Argonne National Laboratory (Reflections on the Evolution of Metal Oxide Cathodes for Li-Ion Batteries) are among the keynote speakers.

New nanoparticle copper compound cathode could enable low-cost, long-life and high-power potassium-ion batteries for grid storage

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Yi Cui has developed nanoparticle copper hexacyanoferrate (CuHCF) battery cathode materials that demonstrate long cycle life and high power for use in grid storage applications. Stationary energy storage systems that can operate for many cycles, at high power, with high round-trip energy efficiency, and at low cost are required. Potassium will just zoom in and zoom out, so you can have an extremely high-power battery. A team at Stanford led by Prof.

Volvo Trucks NA offers battery-powered parking cooler

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Volvo Trucks North America introduced a battery-powered parking cooler as a factory-installed option for its VNM 630, VNL 630, VNL 670, VNL 730 and VNL 780 sleeper models. Smart energy management software is also included and protects the engine’s starting batteries from being run down.

Stanford study quantifies energetic costs of grid-scale energy storage over time; current batteries the worst performers; the need to improve cycle life by 3-10x

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Using a new metric—“Energy Stored on Invested, ESOI”—they concluded that batteries were the worst performers, while compressed air energy storage (CAES) performed the best, followed by pumped hydro storage (PHS). Most importantly, for grid integrated storage, cycle life must be improved to improve the scalability of battery technologies. The data revealed that all five battery technologies have high embodied-energy costs compared with pumped hydroelectric storage.

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Sanyo outlines plans for lithium-ion battery market

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Having already outlined its plans to become a key player in the lithium-ion battery market, the Nikkei now reports that Sanyo Electric will launch mass production of the batteries for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles by fiscal 2012. The company is pouring $2.126billion into rechargeable batteries and solar cells over the next three years which will [.].

M5BAT 5MW storage system integrates multiple battery technologies

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electric utility company, battery manufacturers Exide and beta-motion and inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) have joined forces to build the first multi-technology, modular large-scale 5MW battery storage system. The unique feature of the M5BAT (Modular Multimegawatt, Multitechnology Medium-Voltage Battery Storage System) storage system lies in its modular design, which combines different battery technologies for optimal use. The E.ON

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Pike Research forecasts worldwide grid energy storage spending to reach $22B by 2021, down from 2010 forecast of $35B

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Energy storage technologies represent an alternative to traditional grid management using generation assets such as natural gas peakers to balance the grid by adding power to it. For the long-duration segment of the energy storage market, pumped hydro storage and advanced flow batteries will represent the largest portions of the total revenue opportunity during the next decade. The value of the ESG market is now measured by using the value of energy ($/kWh), not power ($/kW).

MIT team calls initial performance results of magnesium-antimony liquid metal battery “promising”

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Sectioned Mg||Sb liquid metal battery operated at 700 °C showing the three stratified liquid phases upon cooling to room temperature. Antimony is less costly and more earth-abundant than Bi and Te, but until now had not been demonstrated in a liquid metal battery.

ARPA-E launches PNDIODES program to boost power electronics work

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has launched a new program—Power Nitride Doping Innovation Offers Devices Enabling SWITCHES (PNDIODES) ( DE-FOA-0001691 )—to fund transformational advances and mechanistic understanding in the process of selective area doping in the III-Nitride wide band gap (WBG) semiconductor material system. ARPA-E Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

Norwegian shipping industry pursuing battery-powered ships

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The Norwegian shipping industry is teaming up to develop battery-powered ships. Electricity stored in batteries on board ships is another opportunity in the future energy mix and another technology race has started. —Narve Mjøs, Director of Battery Projects in DNV. The Viking Lady, owned by Eidesvik Offshore, will have a battery package installed this spring. Later on, Norled will install a battery package on board an existing diesel-electric ferry.

A123 Systems to supply 1MW Li-ion grid storage system to Maui Electric Company; 2MW system for NSTAR demonstration

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Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems will supply a Grid Battery System (GBS) to Maui Electric Company (MECO), a utility serving residents and businesses on the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai in Hawaii. The system, NSTAR’s first battery energy storage project, is proposed for installation at a substation in Medway, Mass. A123’s GBS applies the technology used in hybrid electric transportation to meet the power sector’s growing need for energy storage.

Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

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Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins. As electric-car drivers in less temperate climes know, heating the cabin to room temperature has an enormous impact on battery range--conceivably as high as 40 percent.

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Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases

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The battery-powered cars are now scheduled to debut by 2022 instead of by 2025, company officials have confirmed. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is speeding up its shift towards electrification. The auto-maker remains on track to bolster its portfolio with 10 electric vehicles, but they’ll arrive three full years sooner than expected.

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Yesterday's hybrid car is tomorrow's Energizer battery

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That battery-powered alarm clock or flashlight in your house could very well contain a piece of an old hybrid car. Energizer now makes rechargeable AA and AAA batteries with four-percent recycled content, by weight. This new Recharge line includes some material from retired hybrid-car battery packs. DON'T MISS: Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For. Manufacturing Batteries Recycling

Zillion-Dollar Super-Luxury 270-Foot Mega-Yachts Now Run Hybrid Too

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DON''T MISS: Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water That may be why one company Luxury carmakers are showing increasing interest in hybrid powertrains, but what about makers of luxury boats? A large yacht can consume 130 gallons of fuel per hour just while idling, so there''s clearly room for improvement there.

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New lithium polysulfide flow battery for large-scale energy storage

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Stanford / SLAC’s new lithium-polysulfide flow battery design compared to conventional “redox” flow batteries. The new flow battery uses only one tank and pump and uses a simple coating instead of an expensive membrane to separate the anode and cathode.

Audi confirms (again) 3 electric cars on the market by 2020

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Audi has once again reconfirmed its plans to bring three battery-powered electric vehicles to production by the year 2020. German automakers are beginning to play catch-up with electric vehicles, as Tesla continues to corner the market. The German luxury brand reiterated the plan at the annual general meeting in Neckarsulm, Germany, and said it. e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars

Williams: Formula E battery power to increase to 170 kW for season two; 70 kWh pack for Evoque-E

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Williams Advanced Engineering, the sole supplier of the battery packs for the FIA Formula E Championship, confirmed that the maximum power output of the batteries for the racers will increase to 170kW during each race in season two of the Championship.

Sandia researchers developing new family of metal-based ionic liquids for low-cost, efficient flow batteries

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Schematic of a redox flow battery. The ionically conductive ILs act as both electrolyte and active material in flow batteries, and are based on inexpensive, non-toxic materials that are readily available within the US, such as iron, copper and manganese.

Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

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Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. Solar-car racing is nothing new, and solar panels have been used to a very limited extent to supplement battery power in a few production cars. But what if they could actually put those panels directly on their electric cars instead?

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2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

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When that car is a reboot of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, the tiny battery-powered European city slicker—and you’re surrounded by a sea of drivers who couldn't care less about keeping to a speed. minicar plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) two-seatOn a hot, muggy day in south Florida, nothing is more comforting than knowing that your well-cooled car will make it to its destination.

Rechargeable membrane-less hydrogen bromine flow battery shows high power density

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MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable, membrane-less hydrogen bromine laminar flow battery with high power density. The membrane-less design enables power densities of 0.795?W?cm 2 at room temperature and atmospheric pressure, with a round-trip voltage efficiency of 92% at 25% of peak power. For applications that require the storage of large quantities of energy economically and efficiently, flow batteries have received renewed attention.

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PNNL team develops sodium-manganese oxide electrodes for sodium-ion rechargeable batteries

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low-cost Na-ion battery system for upcoming power and energy. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries perform well, but are too expensive for widespread use on the grid. Sodium-ion batteries have been discussed in the literature. Na-ion batteries.

Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first production electric car; deposits open, no price given

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The battery-powered 1,050-horsepower vehicle is intended to rival (or perhaps best) anything Tesla Motors may have up its sleeve. Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. As an upright crossover, it appears to be designed to rival the Tesla Model X—and perhaps the future. Autonomous cars CES Consumer Electronics Show Faraday Future FF 91

Nissan and Yamato Transport begin test drives of battery-powered refrigerator trucks

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will conduct test drives of the ATLAS F24 Refrigerator Truck by Li-ion Battery for a one-year period starting this month, in cooperation with Yamato Transport Co., The lithium-ion battery system installed on the vehicle was developed by 4R Energy Corporation. Nissan Motor Co.,

PNNL study outlines requirements for grid storage, reviews four electrochemical energy storage systems: vanadium redox flow, Na-beta, Li-ion and lead-carbon

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published in the ACS journal Chemical Reviews , reviews in detail four stationary storage systems considered the most promising candidates for electrochemical energy storage: vanadium redox flow; sodium-beta alumina membrane; lithium-ion; and lead-carbon batteries. Lithium-ion battery.

DOE announces $26.6M SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 1 Release 2 awards; fuel cells, batteries, power electronics and efficient combustion engines

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Of these, 16 are vehicle-related, encompassing projects developing batteries, power electronics and improved combustion engine technology including on-board reformers, and two are specifically hydrogen fuel cell-related. Fuel Cell-Battery Electric Hybrid for Utility or Municipal MD or HD Bucket Trucks (H2BT) The fuel cell bucket truck has no emission and saves 1,400 gallons of diesel fuel per year. Batteries Engines Fuel Cells Hydrogen Li-Sulfur Power Electronics

Fraunhofer IAF develops first monolithically integrated GaN half bridge for voltage converters for e-mobility

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In power electronics components, this is the standard volt class for grid-connected electrical devices, ranging from tablets and washing machines to e-bikes and electric cars. A switching frequency of up to 3 MHz allows us to achieve a much greater power density.

DOE issues $10M incubator FOA for batteries, power electronics, engines, materials, fuels and lubricants

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VTO is seeking projects that address the major challenges to developing and commercializing batteries for plug?in energy batteries. ion batteries is approximately four times too high on a kWh basis; current batteries are two to three times too heavy and large, and high? energy batteries struggle to meet PEV cycle and calendar life requirements; and. ion batteries are not intrinsically tolerant to abusive conditions.

New Battery And Energy Research And Technology: What We're Reading

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Modern electric cars have been on sale for over four years, and in that time they've proven that battery power works in the real world. Batteries hydrogen research plug-in carsNow, they're being joined by the first retail hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles as well. Yet while it took considerable effort to get both of these technologies into the hands of consumers, there's still a lot to be.

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How Does Formula E Electric-Car Racing Work? What You Need To Know

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That series is Formula E, an open-wheeled single-seater motorsport running on battery power alone. It''s positioned as a top tier series for electric racing and could be instrumental in aiding the development of batteries and control systems for electric road cars. This September, a new motorsport series launches in Beijing, China.

GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

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Distributed Energy Storage (DES) demonstration with GM Volt battery pack and ABB PQF inverter. In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter. We took a production battery, a production inverter, made the necessary modifications and found that it could perform the function needed.