Toyota introduces home storage battery system based on EV battery technology

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Toyota Motor is introducing the O-Uchi Kyuden System, a home storage battery system based on its electrified vehicle battery technology. The O-Uchi Kyuden System uses electrified vehicle battery technology such as Toyota’s battery control to provide a rated capacity of 8.7

CATL launches EVOGO battery swap services in second city: Hefei

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CATL recently officially launched its EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, capital of east China’s Anhui Province, making it the second EVOGO city in the country. It is also one of the first batch of national pilot cities for the EV battery swapping trial.

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Nissan unveils prototype production facility for all-solid-state batteries

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Nissan unveiled its prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery (ASSB) cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028. All-solid-state batteries are expected to be a game-changing technology for accelerating the popularity of electric vehicles.

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Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

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Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, plans to open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga. We all win when we prevent batteries from going to landfill.

NIMS researchers report 500 Wh/kg+ Li-air battery

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Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the NIMS-SoftBank Advanced Technologies Development Center have developed a lithium-air battery with an energy density of more than 500 Wh/kg—significantly higher than currently lithium ion batteries.

Basque solid-state battery initiative launches

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Newly created Basquevolt, the Basque solid-state battery initiative, will begin production of battery cells in 2027 with the aim of reaching 10GWh capacity. Basquevolt aims to become the European leader in solid-state batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background Solid-stateBasquevolt founding shareholders include the Basque Government, through the venture capital fund Ezten, Iberdrola, CIE Automotive, Enagás, EIT InnoEnergy and CIC energiGUNE.

Toyota launches battery-electric bZ4X SUV

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Through this architecture, bZ4X achieves a low center of gravity and greater rigidity thanks to the high-capacity Lithium-ion battery pack placed flat under the floor. Handling is due in part to the battery cross-framing structure, which adds to overall vehicle rigidity.

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NEO Battery Materials to partner with A&P on mass production of silicon anode materials

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NEO Battery Materials Ltd. NEO Battery Materials Ltd. is a Vancouver-based company focused on electric vehicle lithium-ion battery materials. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials

Volvo Trucks opens its first battery plant; cells and modules from Samsung SDI

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Volvo Trucks is opening its first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks. The number of batteries depends on each customer’s specific range and load capacity demands.

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New self-purifying electrolyte for high-energy Li-ion batteries

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A research team in China has developed a new type of electrolyte for high-energy Li-ion batteries with a self-purifying feature that opens a promising approach for electrolyte engineering for next-generation high-energy Li-ion batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery

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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).

Toyota to collaborate with Redwood Materials on sustainable, closed-loop electrified vehicle battery ecosystem

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Toyota Motor North America has embarked on a mission to create a sustainable, closed-loop battery ecosystem for its electrified powertrains. Initially, this collaboration will focus on the collection, testing and recycling of Toyota hybrid electric vehicle batteries.

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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Benchmark launches Li-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched a Lithium-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index. The index is published every month for the following lithium ion battery chemistries: NCM High-Nickel (8 and 9 series blends, e.g. NCM 811, NCM 9). Battery grade lithium carbonate (EXW China).

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Project Triumph TE-1 prototype revealed; Williams Advanced Engineering battery system

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Williams Advanced Engineering: final iteration of prototype WAE battery pack incorporating dedicated cell packaging for optimum centre of gravity, vehicle control unit, DCDC converter, integrated cooling, charge port, and styled carbon covers. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Northvolt assembles first lithium-ion battery cell at Swedish gigafactory

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Northvolt has assembled the first battery cell at the newly commissioned Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden. The cell is the first to have been fully designed, developed and assembled at a gigafactory by a homegrown European battery company.

Argonne hosting webinar on profitably recycling EV batteries; EverBatt tool

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Argonne National Laboratory will host a public webinar on the challenges of recycling Li-ion batteries and possible solutions. EverBatt is an Excel-based model that evaluates cost and environmental impacts for the various lifecycle stages of a lithium-ion battery.

NIO launches Battery as a Service (BaaS) in China; battery swap system

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Premium EV manufacturer NIO has launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) for customers in China. In addition, BaaS also represents a systematic solution to the long-existing challenges for EV penetration, including battery degradation, battery upgradability, and lower resale value.

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DOE: cobalt is the most expensive material used in lithium-ion battery cathodes

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With the accelerating transition to electric vehicles (EVs), demand for the materials used to produce batteries will increase significantly and rapidly. Cobalt is an important ingredient in lithium-ion battery cathode production, accounting for about a quarter of the cost of the battery.

BMW unveils new 7 Series; battery-electric i7

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The extremely slim high-voltage battery with a cell height of just 4.3-inches is located low down in the vehicle floor and provides 101.7 The high-voltage battery is heated using a dedicated 5.5 Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Sakuu reports 800 Wh/L with first-generation solid-state Li-metal battery

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Sakuu , developer of the first 3D-printed solid-state battery ( earlier post ), reports achieving an energy-density of 800 Wh/L in its first-generation non-printed lithium-metal battery. 3D printing Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

EPA issues RFI on end-of-life management of batteries

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing best practices with respect to the collection of batteries to be recycled, as well as establishing a program to promote battery recycling through the development of voluntary labeling guidelines for batteries and communication materials for battery producers and consumers as directed by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. Batteries Recycling

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Volvo Energy invests $4.9M in Connected Energy for second-life battery business; 10% stake

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In its mission to support and secure an attractive and sustainable circular business model for batteries, Volvo Energy is investing approximately SEK 50 million (US$4.9 million) for a 10% stake in the UK-based second-life battery energy storage specialist Connected Energy.

U Mich team develops 1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery

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A University of Michigan team has shown that a network of aramid nanofibers, recycled from Kevlar, can enable lithium-sulfur batteries to overcome their Achilles heel of cycle life, delivering an estimated 1,000 real-world cycles. Batteries Li-Sulfur

BMW Group creates closed recycling loop for high-voltage batteries in China

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The BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) has established a closed loop for reuse of the raw materials nickel, lithium and cobalt from high-voltage batteries that are no longer suitable for use in electric vehicles. Batteries China Closed-loop Electric (Battery) Recycling

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AKASOL introducing Gen 3 battery systems with increased energy density

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AKASOL AG is introducing its third generation of battery systems manufactured in series production. The ultra-high energy battery system will be manufactured in the Gigafactory 1 in Darmstadt from 2023. Batteries Electric (Battery

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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.

Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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Cummins and GILLIG announced the production of the 100 th GILLIG battery-electric bus built since the two companies began partnering on the heavy-duty transit vehicle. Bus Electric (Battery

Audi switching from truck to rail for battery delivery

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Components for the production of batteries at Audi’s Brussels plant will no longer be delivered by truck from Hungary, but by rail with DB Cargo. The supplier of the battery modules in Hungary does not have its own rail siding. Batteries Emissions Manufacturing Rail Supply chain

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Battery start-up Theion unveils Li-S “Crystal Battery” for mobile applications

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Berlin-based Theion , a developer of lithium-sulfur cathode technology, appointed Dr. Ulrich Ehmes as CEO and announced the upcoming commercial availability of its Crystal Battery for applications, beginning with the aerospace sector. Dr. Ehmes also serves on the Board of major battery research clusters funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education, and is a member of European and German battery associations. Batteries Li-Sulfur

Leclanché develops third-generation marine battery system for electrification of broad range of vessels

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Leclanché SA has completed development of a third-generation marine battery system designed to support the needs of ship builders in producing 100% electric and hybrid marine vessels. The newest version features significant improvements in battery energy density, modularity and safety.

EST-Floattech delivers battery systems to 3 Damen patrol vessels

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The Waterpieper and Waterhoen will sail under the name of the City of Amsterdam and are outfitted with a battery pack of 273 kWh from EST-Floattech , a provider of maritime energy storage systems. kWh battery pack. It was a tough puzzle to get 273 kWh of batteries on board the 13.5

SABIC introduces new NORYL resin for ultra-thin-wall insulation film in higher-voltage EV batteries

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SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has introduced NORYL NHP8000VT3 resin, a product well-suited for insulation film used in electric vehicle (EV) battery modules to help improve protection against short circuits and fire propagation. 800V Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials

Stellantis-LG Energy Solution battery joint venture named NextStar Energy; 45 GWh plant in Windsor

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as the official name of its battery joint-venture company. NextStar Energy will be Canada’s first large-scale lithium-ion battery production plant. billion USD) to establish automotive battery operations in Windsor, Ontario, with support from the municipal, provincial and federal levels of the Canadian government. Lee has held a series of global and regional sales and marketing roles for the promotion of lithium-ion batteries at LG Chem since 2001.

Researchers find annealing significantly reduces interface resistance in all-solid-state-batteries

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All-solid-state lithium batteries could address a number of the shortcomings of conventional lithium-ion batteries in advanced applications such as in electric vehicles, which demand high energy densities, fast charging, and long cycle lives. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

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A research team from Japan has recently developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate, which results in improved performance. However, they have never been applied to all-solid-state batteries.

NIO completes 2,000,000 battery swaps

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NIO’s battery swap is enabled by more than 500 patented technologies. NIO also launched its 150 kWh battery on NIO Day. The new battery has an ultra-high energy density of 360 Wh/kg, and is compatible with all NIO models. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

Sysco Corporation intends to purchase up to 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 trucks

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Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) a leading US foodservice distribution company, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to deliver up to nearly 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

BASF to build commercial-scale battery recycling black mass plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

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BASF will build a commercial-scale battery recycling black mass plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. The plant will have an annual processing capacity of 15,000 tons of EV batteries and production scrap. The site is an ideal location for the build-up of battery recycling activities given the presence of many EV car manufacturers and cell producers in Central Europe. Batteries Electric (Battery) Recycling

Blackstone announces progress with printed battery cells

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Switzerland-based Blackstone Resources AG announced that it has achieved a series of important milestones for producing any kind of printed battery cells. The company has been investing in the next generation of battery technology through its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH.

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Mercedes-Benz xEV sales up 37% in Q1; 32% of those battery-electric

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Mercedes-Benz xEV sales (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles) rose 37% ub Q1 2022 to 67,800 units of which 21,900 (+210%) units were battery-electric vehicles (BEV). Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered 2,700 battery-powered vans (+133%) during Q1.

Van Hool introduces new A range of electric buses; battery-electric, fuel cell (hydrogen) and trolley

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The Van Hool A12 Battery Electric is the first vehicle in a completely new range of buses in four different lengths (12m, 13m, 18m and 24m) equipped with exclusively zero emission powertrains: battery-electric, fuel cell (hydrogen) and trolley. Batteries Bus Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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