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BorgWarner introduces onboard battery charger

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BorgWarner introduced its Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), adding to the company’s impressive portfolio of technologies for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. It is compatible with all battery chemistries and voltages of 400 volts, 650 volts and 800 volts.

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Volkswagen targeting recycling 97% of raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs

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Volkswagen plans to build one million electric vehicles a year by 2025; given this target, handling battery recycling internally is a priority for cost and environmental reasons. In the long term, Volkswagen wants to recycle about 97% of all raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs.

2019 161

Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Factory vehicles in Audi’s production plants such as fork-lift trucks and tow tractors have so far been powered by lead-acid batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2019 157

SGL Carbon produces prototypes of fully integrated composite battery enclosures for NIO; battery swapping

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In collaboration with SGL Carbon, Chinese automotive manufacturer NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles. The battery enclosure is extremely lightweight, stable and safe.

2019 94

Jump-Charging Dead Golf Cart Batteries

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

Tesla launches battery recycling at Nevada Gigafactory

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In its latest environmental impact statement, Tesla announced that it will open its own battery recycling facility. Tesla has been recycling batteries made at the factory using third-party recyclers. Now, as the earliest Model Ses reach 7 years old, and the company is starting to receive some batteries back after use in those early cars, it's. Battery recycling lithium batteries

2019 88

Rechargeable ultrahigh-capacity tellurium-aluminum batteries

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Researchers at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, with colleagues at Beijing Institute of Technology, have demonstrated the potential of rechargeable tellurium (Te) nanowire positive electrodes to construct ultrahigh-capacity rechargeable tellurium-aluminum batteries (TABs).

2019 114

Volkswagen plans $1.1 billion battery partnership in Germany

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Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to build a large new battery factory—with an unspecified partner or partners—in its home state of Lower Saxony in Germany. lithium batteries

2019 95

Volvo announces battery suppliers for upcoming EV lineup, including Polestar

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Volvo, one of the first automakers to announce it would add electric power to its whole lineup, on Wednesday took the unusual step of formally announcing who will supply the batteries for all those electric cars. Polestar 2 lithium batteries

2019 91

Lightning Systems introduces Generation 2 model of its battery-electric Ford Transit powertrain

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The Lightning Electric Ford Transit is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the Ford Transit 350HD, a product used extensively by commercial and government fleets. Battery pack capacity for the two options is 43 kWh and 86 kWh, respectively. Conversions Electric (Battery

2019 124

Volkswagen says EV batteries to last "the life of the car"

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In an announcement last month, Volkswagen joined Nissan and Tesla as the only automakers to explicitly warranty not just the batteries in its cars but specifically how much life it expects them to retain. lithium batteries

2019 109

Graphene oxide aerogel helps lithium-sulfur batteries reach new potential

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a free-standing reduced graphene oxide (r-GO) aerogel for use as a supporting electrode for the electrochemical redox reaction of sulfur in a catholyte-based lithium-sulfur battery. Batteries Graphene Li-Sulfur

2019 119

Report: Tesla-Panasonic battery waste could lead to battery flaws

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The same can't be said for its partner Panasonic, as it struggles to build enough new lithium-ion batteries to power them. battery fireTesla's manufacturing struggles to build the Model 3 at its Fremont, California, factory have been well documented. A report by Business Insider, quoting three current and former employees, says that the company scraps enough.

2019 67

Tesla Model Y production will strain battery supplies: Panasonic

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Tesla's main battery supplier, Panasonic, says the two companies won't have enough battery-building capacity to support production of the Model Y. Panasonic lithium batteries

2019 76

Could battery lawsuits, material shortages delay some EVs?

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Shortages of raw materials for batteries, as well as a new lawsuit among battery suppliers, may lead to delays in some upcoming electric cars. On Thursday, according to Reuters, Tesla's global supply manager for battery metals, Sarah Maryssael, told a conference of mining executives and lawmakers in Washington that the company expects global. Batteries lithium batteries

2019 70

Lithium battery production set to grow 50 percent a year

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One of the biggest upcoming challenges for electric cars is having having an adequate supply of lithium batteries. A new report by Benchmark Minerals, first cited by CleanTechnica, shows battery makers are working quickly to meet growing demand for new lithium-ion battery cells from automakers. According to the company's Battery Factory Data. lithium-ion batteries

2019 87

EV traction battery with thermal storage

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Among the OPTEMUS projects is a traction battery with thermal storage, which the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF has helped to design. Batteries D-I-Y Electric (Battery

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Purdue scientists test flow battery for EVs, claim 300-mile range

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According to scientists at Purdue University, the best way to charge electric car batteries may be to take them to a gas station, and have them serviced at an instant oil-change shop. Batteries

2019 109

Audi opens 1.9 MWh battery storage unit on EUREF Campus in Berlin

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Audi has opened Germany’s largest multi-use battery energy storage unit on the EUREF Campus in Berlin. MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid.

2019 93

Volvo reuses bus batteries for solar storage

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As solar installations ramp up and electric vehicles have been on the market for a few years, automakers are starting to look for ways to get more life out of old electric-car batteries, repurposing them for stationary storage. And if you're going to use vehicle old batteries for storage, you might as well use big ones. battery pack Buses

2019 83

Ford partnering with Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for next-gen EVs

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Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Solid Power ( earlier post ) to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries.

2019 122

Honda, American Electric Power developing 2nd life applications for used EV batteries

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Honda is conducting research with Ohio-based electric utility American Electric Power to develop a network of used electric vehicle (EV) batteries that could be integrated into AEP’s electricity system. Storing additional power in used EV batteries can help utilities meet demand by using renewable energy resources. Honda will provide used Fit EV batteries to AEP, which will study integrating the batteries into the utility’s electricity grid.

2019 92

Novelis creates first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution; flat-rolled, cost-effective design

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has developed the first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution to address customers’ needs in the rapidly growing electric vehicle and battery markets. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials Weight reductionNovelis Inc.

2019 103

Reused Nissan Leaf batteries make happy campers with powered pop-up trailer

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Electric-car batteries need to get recycled or reused at the end of their road. And campers are always in need of more batteries to stay out longer and run more things without resorting to gas power. youtube camping lithium-ion batteries battery reuse

2019 102

Volkswagen setting up pilot plant for Li-ion battery recycling at Salzgitter

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Volkswagen is setting up a pilot plant for Li-ion battery recycling at Salzgitter factory, south-west of Braunschweig, Germany. Batteries can be recycled here as early as 2020—initially 1,200 tons per year. This corresponds to 3,000 vehicle batteries.

2019 140

Lion Electric launches battery-electric Class 8 urban truck

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The Lion8 supports a battery capacity of up to 480 kWh (LG Chem NMC cells) for a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge. The battery management system is designed by Lion. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyCanada-based Lion Electric Co.

2019 115

Report: Battery shortages lead to Audi E-tron production delays

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According to a report last week in the Brussels Times, Audi is delaying the production of its planned E-tron Sportback and slowing production of its E-tron SUV following battery shortages from supplier LG Chem. LG Chem lithium batteriesBuilding electric cars is harder than it looks.

2019 86

American Manganese begins testing of lithium-ion battery materials recycling pilot plant

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AMY is a critical metal company with a patent-approved process for the recovery of metals from lithium-ion batteries such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. Battery Recycling Flow Sheet. million per GWh of LCO batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Recycling

2019 128

Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist vessels going battery-electric; ABB power and propulsion

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ABB will supply a comprehensive integrated power and propulsion solution for the new-build vessels, including lithium-ion battery packs and an onshore charging system, enabling sustainable operation with maximum reliability. Electric (Battery) Ports and MarineNew York Governor Andrew M.

2019 133

W Australia to host $135M national battery research hub: Future Battery Industries CRC

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Western Australia will host a national consortium to position Australia as a global leader in the manufacture and supply of batteries after a A$135-million (US$96.4-million) industry-backed research hub was supported by the Federal Government. The world is transitioning to electricity systems powered by renewable energy and the global use of energy materials is booming, driven by the rising demand for batteries to store this power. Australia Batteries

2019 76

BYD introducing second-generation battery-electric yard tractor

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2019 105

Toshiba making SCiB battery business an independent unit; higher energy density batteries with titanium niobium oxide anodes for EVs

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Toshiba Corporation is taking its SCiB rechargeable battery business from Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation (TISS) to make it an independent business unit within Toshiba. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 107

(Reverse) Engineering Explained: What happens to old electric car batteries?

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It's the same philosophy for electric-car batteries as for plastic grocery bags—almost. BatteriesReduce, reuse, recycle.

2018 108

Daimler takes minority stake in Sila Nanotechnologies; next-generation lithium-ion battery materials

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Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in US battery material specialist Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. Founded in 2011, Sila Nano is a developer of new battery materials which outperform existing lithium-ion technologies. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

2019 108

DOE launches its first Li-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell; driving toward closed-loop recycling

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched its first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center. The ReCell Center will help expedite the pursuit to profitable lithium-ion battery recycling. Batteries Recycling

2019 137

Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

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Under the agreement, CATL will become Honda’s partner in the field of lithium-ion EV batteries. CATL will guarantee the supply to Honda of about 56 GWh of lithium-ion EV batteries before 2027. Batteries Electric (Battery Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

2019 126

Toyota premieres Toyota-brand battery electric vehicles ahead of 2020 China launch

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Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its activities on the opening day of Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to launch in China under the Toyota brand. China Electric (Battery

2019 132

First project in European BATTERY 2030+ research initiative begins this month

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The European BATTERY 2030+ initiative launches this month with its initial project which will lay the basis for this large-scale research initiative on future battery technologies. Battery challenges. Source: BATTERY 2030+. Batteries Europe

2019 119

Sulfur-rich organic cathode material for high-performance Li-S batteries

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Researchers at Beihang University in Beijing have developed a linear molecule sulfur-rich organic material as sulfur cathode for a lithium-sulfur battery. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2019 99

Renault plans Europe's largest battery storage network

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European electric-carmaker Renault plans to build the continent's largest stationary battery storage network next year using old electric-car batteries. Renault announced on Tuesday that it will install used (and some new) electric car batteries in three locations: two Renault factories in France, and the site of a former coal-fired power plant in. Batteries power grid

2018 84

Toronto orders an additional 10 New Flyer battery-electric transit buses

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New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, announced an award from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for an additional ten forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 161

Nano Flowcell Quantino covers 218,000 miles on flow batteries

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Absent from last month's Geneva auto show, and largely absent from recent discussions of electric car progress, have been Swiss NanoFlowcell and its flow-battery technology. flow cell Quant flow batteriesLast week the company revealed that it has covered 218,000 test miles (350,000 kilometers) in its Quantino 48Volt test car, 125,000 on the road and 93,000 in a test lab.

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