Deep Cycle Batteries vs. SLIs

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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

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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

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New superionic conductor could result in highest energy density solid-state batteries to date

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Scientists from Tohoku University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date. Batteries Solid-state

2019 113

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 114

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

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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 107

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.

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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

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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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Electric car battery research pact seeks to keep German auto prowess

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But now the importance of that advantage is fading, with electric cars on the rise and the highest-value component within them the battery pack. VW battery pack lithium-ion batteries battery reuseFor the past 50 years, the German auto industry has enjoyed quite the roll of growth and success in the U.S., built largely on its expertise with one specific technology: the internal combustion engine.

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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. liters per 100 km (181 mpg US) were made possible by advances in the area of battery cell technology. In the new battery cells, the ratio of nickel, cobalt and manganese (NCM) in the electrode material is 8 : 1 : 1.

2019 81

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 126

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

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 160

New solid-electrolyte interphase may boost prospects for rechargeable Li-metal batteries

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Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers. Batteries Materials

2019 124

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

NIO aiming to innovate with battery cooling, patents suggest

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and works on a next generation of vehicles that may be sold here, China's NIO is thinking a lot about batteries getting hot—more specifically, how to avoid the issue altogether. Nio battery techAs it works toward an entry in the U.S. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Thursday a number of new patent applications from NIO USA, Inc., the American.

2019 84

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 106

Volkswagen Group invests $10M in Forge Nano; ALD coatings for battery materials to boost performance

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with a view to reinforcing its specialist knowledge in the field of battery research. Volkswagen has been collaborating with Forge Nano on advanced battery material research since 2014. With its specific ALD technology, Forge Nano aims to boost energy density of vehicle battery cells.

2019 133

24M to unveil novel dual electrolyte system for high energy density (>350 Wh/kg) batteries

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Semi-solid battery developer 24M has developed a novel dual electrolyte system that makes it possible to manufacture Li-ion battery cells with compositionally distinct electrolytes—anolytes and catholytes—at scale, enabling next-generation chemistries capable of providing industry-leading energy density (more than 350Wh/kg), while improving cycle life, safety and cost. Batteries Solid-state

2019 100

(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.

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Adamas Intelligence: all metals/materials but manganese for passenger vehicle battery cells see accelerated gains in 2018

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In 2018, global deployment of nickel, graphite, copper, LCE, aluminum and cobalt by passenger vehicle cell suppliers increased by 75% to 99% versus the year prior, according to data from Adamas Intelligence’s “ EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker ”.

2019 122

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

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Audi plans to put old EV batteries to work in factory tugs

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Factory tugs in Audi's Ingolstadt factory now sport the latest in second-hand lithium-ion batteries. With automakers on the hook in jurisdictions around the world to take back and properly reuse or recycle all the batteries they install in electric cars, various automakers are experimenting with different ways to reuse the depleted batteries that. lithium-ion batteries

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DOE launches Battery Recycling Prize and establishes Battery Recycling R&D Center

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the launch of a Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize and the establishment of an associated Battery Recycling R&D Center. cobalt and lithium) from lithium-based battery technology used in consumer electronics, defense, energy storage, and transportation applications. The goal of Recycling Prize and R&D Center is to develop technologies to profitably capture 90% of all lithium based battery technologies in the United States.

2019 81

Epsilor Li-ion 6T battery under evaluation and field testing in five NATO countries

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Epsilor’s lithium-ion 6T NATO-standard battery is currently being evaluated and field tested by industrial clients and armed forces in five NATO countries. Li-Ion, 4,300 Wh (176Ah) battery: this product offers the highest energy density in the market. kWh) LiFePO 4 battery at IAV.

2019 113

Munich Re insuring battery performance; stationary first, EVs in second phase

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Munich Re is the world’s first insurer to offer a product that covers battery performance. The product allows manufacturers in the booming battery market to offer long-term performance guarantees—whose value is backed by the insurance coverage. The new coverage allows battery manufacturers to insure their customer warranties. In a second phase, the product will be introduced onto the mobility market, for example to insure performance of batteries in electric vehicles.

2019 79

Karsan using BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electric city bus

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The BMW Group and Turkish manufacturer Karsan have signed an agreement for the supply of BMW i3 motors and batteries for the battery-electric 6-meter city bus “Jest electric”, which is produced in Bursa in Turkey for both the domestic market and for international markets.

2018 133

Study finds crystallinity reduces resistance in all-solid-state batteries

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Reducing electrical resistance at the interface of a solid- electrolyte and electrode (solid-electrolyte/electrode) is crucial for the development of fast charge/discharge solid-state Li batteries. We stress here that the Li-ion pathway is defined in this thin-film battery.

2019 106

AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

2019 98

Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion

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Researchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety. All battery chemistries come with tradeoffs. battery tech

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Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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Volvo Buses is participating in a research project in which used electric bus batteries are used as solar energy storage units. Batteries from electric bus route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden are being used for solar energy storage in a second-life application.

2018 116

Battery entrepreneur releases new invention to reduce cobalt

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As other battery scientists are working to develop the solid-state lithium batteries of tomorrow, technology entrepreneur Kenan Sahin is working to make the batteries of today more affordable. Sahin announced at a conference in Berlin this week that his company TIAX has invented a new battery compound that he calls GEMX that reduced the need for. Batteries

2018 85

Mercedes-Benz moves to build battery supply chain in Europe

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A key obstacle to getting more electric cars on the road at the moment may be building up a big enough supply of batteries to power them. So far, the only automaker with a large enough supply of batteries to produce electric cars in large volumes is Tesla. Volkswagen has also announced a $10 billion investment in electric-car batteries, but those. Mercedes-Benz lithium-ion batteries

2019 78

Battery Racks, Continued

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I did some more work on the battery racks over the past few days. Here is a closeup of the front battery rack on the driver side. Here's the front battery rack again, but on the passenger side of the vehicle. Moving onto the firewall battery rack.

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Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train

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Bombardier Transportation has introduced a new battery-operated train: the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 train. The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years. Electric (Battery) Rail

2018 119

Nikola Motor to introduce all-battery versions of Nikola Two and Tre fuel-cell heavy-duty trucks

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In a series of tweets on Friday, Nikola Motor, developer of heavy-duty hydrogen-electric trucks, said that it will introduce all-battery versions of the Nikola Two and Nikola Tre models at Nikola World in April. kWh/mile as the battery version, and will get around 7-10 miles per kg H 2.

2019 127

Electric cars cheaper than gas ones by 2020, says Chinese battery supplier

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Envision Energy, a Chinese company that bought Nissan's former AESC battery business, says it will be able to make battery packs for less than $100 per kilowatt-hour in the next two years. Batteries youtube

2018 114

Zinc air battery project claims $100/kwh cost, could be headed to vehicles

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Until now, solid-state lithium-ion cells have been the likely path forward for battery technology, potentially finding their way into some production vehicles by 2025. But one other battery possibility is increasingly looking viable for the near future: zinc-air. Batteries Zinc-Air Battery metal-air battery

KAIST team develops stable, high-rate Li-S batteries using hierarchically porous titanium nitride

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A KAIST research team has developed ultra-stable, high-rate lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs) by using hierarchically porous titanium nitride (h-TiN) as a sulfur host. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2019 139

Nickel Cadmium Batteries

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Nickel cadmium batteries can be scavenged from used electric buses and vans for your electric car. Here's what you need to know

Sustainable aluminum for battery housing of Audi e-tron

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With the Performance Standard certification, the ASI confirms that Audi meets the ASI requirements for industrial users of aluminum and sustainably designs and manufactures the aluminum components of the battery housing of the Audi e-tron.

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