Johnson Matthey to build eLNO battery materials demonstration plant; targeting EV batteries; full production plant in 2021/22

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Johnson Matthey (JM) is building a demonstration-scale plant in Clitheroe, UK to manufacture next-generation battery materials to power electric vehicles. The material is designed to enable large-scale adoption of pure battery electric vehicles with greater range and lifetime. …

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Hyundai invests in solid-state battery materials startup Ionic Materials

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Ionic Materials is a materials technology company developing advanced materials for high-energy-density batteries that are safer and less expensive than current ones. Ionic Materials will sell its polymer to the battery industry as an advanced materials supplier.

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Swiss battery maker ecovolta building 200 MWh automated Li-ion battery pack assembly plant

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The Swiss company ecovolta is building a fully automated Li-Ion battery pack assembly plant in Schwyz with an annual capacity of 200 MWh. The construction principle used by ecovolta enables the flexible mass production of prismatic and cylindrical battery types in a fully automatic process.

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Honda and Panasonic to begin experiment on battery sharing using detachable mobile batteries and electric motorcycles in Indonesia

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and Panasonic Corporation will conduct a research experiment in Indonesia on battery sharing using the Honda Mobile Power Pack (“Mobile Power Pack”) detachable mobile battery with electric mobility products, including electric motorcycles powered by the Mobile Power Pack. Batteries

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EC launches €10M EIC Horizon Prize for innovative batteries for EVs; EU Battery Alliance progressing

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The European Commission (EC) has launched the fifth of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, on Innovative batteries for eVehicles, worth €10 million (US$12.3 The battery should also be of relatively low cost, durable, safe and fully recyclable. EU Battery Alliance.

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BYD opens 24 GWh battery factory in Western China; targeting 60 GWh by 2020

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BYD opened a 24 GWh power battery factory in Western China’s Qinghai province; the company is preparing to increase its total production capacity to 60 GWh by 2020. Power battery factory in Western China’s Qinghai province. All our batteries come with a unique identification code.

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First customers order the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro bus, deliveries this year; solid-state batteries, fuel-cell range-extender coming

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The first Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eCitaro bus ( earlier post ) will be delivered at the end of the year and will go into practical operations in the context of a customer-oriented driving test. The batteries are divided between as many as ten modules, each supplying around 25 kWh.

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Nissan, Renault to buy CATL batteries for electric vehicles

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The Nikkei reports that Chinese automotive battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.) will provide lithium-ion batteries to Nissan Motor and Renault. Renault plans to use CATL batteries for the electric version of its Kangoo compact van under development.

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RMIT researchers demonstrate working rechargeable proton battery

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Researchers at Australia’s RMIT University have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery”. The rechargeable battery is environmentally friendly, and has the potential, with further development, to store more energy than currently-available lithium ion batteries.

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Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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The Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. The focus of the 14 GWh plant is on the automated production and intelligent production of batteries. European knowledge in battery manufacturing. However, the EV battery segment represented around 95.6%

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Northvolt progressing towards European battery Gigafactory

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Aspiring European battery gigafactory developer Northvolt ( earlier post ) has begun the the construction of Northvolt Labs. Once completed in 2019, the scale-up and research facility will be used to develop, test and industrialize lithium-ion battery cells before large-scale production. It also marks the first step towards the creation of a European value chain for large-scale battery cell manufacturing. Batteries Manufacturing

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Volkswagen Braunschweig to build up to 500K battery systems per year for MEB EVs

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Volkswagen Braunschweig has been awarded the contract to further the development and production of battery systems for the Modular Electric Drive Modular System (MEB). The Braunschweig site has built up extensive know-how in the development and production of battery systems in recent years.

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Cummins acquires Johnson Matthey’s automotive battery systems business; the two will collaborate on eLNO high energy battery materials

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has acquired Johnson Matthey’s UK automotive battery systems business , a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle Manufacturers

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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

Exide and Leclanché launch Li-ion battery JV in India

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Exide Industries Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, and Switzerland-based Li-ion battery manufacturer Leclanché SA announced a joint venture to build lithium-ion batteries and provide energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications. Exide Industries is India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider.

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Lightning Systems converting 35-foot diesel buses to battery-electrics in Boulder; cost-effective electrification

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission solutions for commercial fleets, is partnering with the City of Boulder and transit provider Via Mobility Services to repower diesel buses with battery-electric systems. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Electric Car Batteries: Lithium!

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Best electric car batteries for conversions are LiFePO4 prismatic cells. Interview with Lithium Storage and EVTV on the marriage of lithium and EVs

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New hybrid Li-ion/oxygen battery offers high energy and high power

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A team at Sichuan University in China is proposing a novel lithium-ion/oxygen hybrid battery system that exploits the advantages and minimizes the disadvantages of both lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and lithium-oxygen batteries (LOB). Herein, we propose a novel lithium ion/oxygen hybrid battery system by parallel connection of LIB and LOB, which possesses the characteristics of both LIB and LOB, compensating the disadvantages of one another. Batteries

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Lithium Polymer Batteries

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New lithium polymer batteries for electric cars - cheaper, lighter, and.400 miles on a charge

New prototype rechargeable lithium-nitrogen battery

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a rechargeable lithium-nitrogen (Li-N–) battery with the proposed reversible reaction of 6Li + N– ⇋ 2Li–N. The assembled N– fixation battery system, consisting of a Li anode, ether-based electrolyte, and a carbon cloth cathode, shows a promising electrochemical faradic efficiency (59%).

Study suggests lithium and cobalt for batteries may face supply risks by 2050

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Lithium and cobalt are fundamental components of present lithium-ion batteries. The researchers present these results in the journal Nature Reviews Materials as part of a cost and resource analysis of sodium-ion batteries. … in: “Behaviour of Lithium-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles.“

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Ionic Materials raises $65M in Series C; polymer electrolyte for solid-state batteries

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The investors include companies from the battery manufacturing, consumer electronic and electric vehicle ecosystem which will be working with the company to speed the development of its solid polymer electrolyte battery material. Batteries Solid-state

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GM and Honda partner on next-gen batteries for EVs for N America

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General Motors and Honda are partnering on new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles. The next-generation battery will deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging capabilities for both companies’ future products, mainly for the North American market. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Car Battery Charger

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Can you save a lot of money using one car battery charger for each EV battery? Here's how it's done

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New hybrid Li-ion/oxygen battery offers high energy and high power

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A team at Sichuan University in China is proposing a novel lithium-ion/oxygen hybrid battery system that exploits the advantages and minimizes the disadvantages of both lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and lithium-oxygen batteries (LOB). Batteries

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Hyundai Motor Group and Wärtsilä partner on second-life electric vehicle batteries

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has selected Wärtsilä for a technology and commercial partnership designed to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries for the growing energy storage market. The partnership will target advanced energy storage products and platforms that maximize HMG’s second-life EV batteries to be commercialized in Wärtsilä’s existing customer and channel networks across 177 countries globally. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Boeing HorizonX invests in lithium-metal rechargeable battery startup Cuberg

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a startup founded by former Stanford University researchers developing next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications. Aviation Batteries Li-O2 Li-SulfurBoeing has invested in Berkeley, Calif.-based based Cuberg , Inc.,

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XALT Energy’s XPAND Li-ion battery system achieves 2018 DNV GL type approval for marine vessels; rack system

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US-based Li-ion battery manufacturer XALT Energy’s XPAND Battery system has been certified as acceptable for installation on all marine vessels classified by DNV GL. The certification includes XALT Energy’s XMP71P-based systems, including XALT’s Battery Management System (BMS).

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ION ENergy exits stealth mode with launch of UDYR 48V Li-ion battery for two- and three-wheelers

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ION Energy, a startup energy storage company, launched UDYR, an intelligent, modular and portable 48V, 32 Ah lithium-ion battery supported by ION’s proprietary battery management system, software platform, and backend analytics. Batteries

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Fisker files patents on solid-state battery technology; anticipating automotive-ready from 2023

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Fisker’s scientists, including a co-founder of solid-state battery start-up Sakti3 (acquired by Dyson, earlier post ), filed patents this week (under a non-publication request) on flexible, superior energy density solid-state batteries. times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

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BP invests in ultra-fast charging battery company StoreDot

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BP Ventures has invested $20 million in Israel-based ultra-fast charging battery developer StoreDot. StoreDot has developed a lithium ion-based battery technology which enables ultra-fast charging for the mobile and industrial markets. Using this technology, StoreDot is also developing a new type of electric-car battery that will aim to achieve a charging experience that is comparable to the time spent to refuel a traditional car. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Exide Battery Cycle Life

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What is cycle life of Exide 8 volt golf car batteries? Hi, John! Well, I called Exide's customer service hotline to get the answer straight from

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Who Makes Pacer Batteries?

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Who is the manufacturer of the Pacer 6 volt electric golf cart battery? Hi, Joe - (Sorry if your name is Jerry and you're from New Brunswick, but

AKASOL developing second-generation Li-ion battery systems for Mercedes-Benz’ eCitaro; 35% more energy in 2020

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This autumn, AKASOL will begin serial production of the first-generation battery system AKASYSTEM OEM for the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric bus. AKASOL is also starting to develop second-generation lithium-ion battery systems in close cooperation with Daimler Buses. Instead of currently 25 kWh storage capacity per battery pack, the second generation will be able to store 33 kWh per battery pack. Batteries

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Akasol unveiling new high energy density battery module for coaches and trucks; cylindrical cells

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Akasol is introducing its first cylindrical-cells battery system with very high energy density (221 Wh/kg) at The Battery Show Europe this week. AKAModule 60 CYC allows building high-energy battery systems thanks to its modular structure. Detail of Citaro battery system.

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Lithium Battery Management Systems

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Lithium battery management systems for your electric car: When you need it, and when you don't. Controversial interview included;

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SK Innovation to begin production of NCM-811 batteries

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Korea-based SK Innovation said it will start the first commercial production of mid-and large-size pouch-type NCM-811 batteries. —Lee Jon-ha, SK battery R&D center. SK Innovation currently supplies batteries to Mercedes-Benz, Kia Motors and China’s BAIC Motor Corp.

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Fraunhofer joins AddESun project to develop new generation of lead-acid batteries

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The Fraunhofer R&D Center Electromobility Bavaria, located at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, has joined a consortium of partners from industry and research to develop a new generation of lead-acid batteries. Batteries

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Toshiba researchers use TiNb2O7 anodes for high-energy, fast-charging, long-life Li-ion batteries for EVs

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The team fabricated large-size lithium-ion batteries using the HD-TNO anode and a LiNi 0.6 Development of large-size lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications such as electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) has focused on enhancement of energy density. Long-life of batteries is also required for reduction of the total cost for long-term using EVs and saving the resource. Batteries

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Iron triflouride could make better electric-car batteries

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Researchers at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new battery cathode material that they say could triple the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. BatteriesThe new material is an engineered variety of iron trifluoride, a well-known material that has had problems with rechargeability and low.

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