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

Toyota launches 3-wheeled battery-electric scooter for walking areas

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The removable lithium-ion battery can be fully charged in approximately 2.5 At typical human walking speeds, the vehicle is capable of traveling approximately 14 km on a single battery charge. Batteries Electric (Battery) Micromobility Personal Transit

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DOE estimates that EV battery pack costs in 2021 are 87% lower than in 2008

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Research by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office estimates the cost of an electric vehicle lithium-ion battery pack declined 87% between 2008 and 2021 (using 2021 constant dollars). Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background

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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.

Lyten introduces next generation Lithium-Sulfur battery for EVs; 3X energy density of Li-ion

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Lyten , an advanced materials company, introduced its LytCell EV lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The technology is optimized for the electric vehicle market and is designed to deliver three times (3X) the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.

POSCO starts production of high-purity nickel for batteries

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The demand for high purity nickel as one of the necessary materials for the cathode materials used in high-capacity batteries, will increase 23% yearly on average, and may lead to supply constraints after 2025, according to global market research firm WoodMac.

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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Faraday Battery Challenge awards $14M to 17 battery projects

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UKRI announced a further investment of £10 million (US$14 million) from the Faraday Battery Challenge to support collaborative R&D projects co-funded by industry and managed by Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This latest round of Faraday Battery Challenge funding will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK. Batteries Manufacturing

Argonne white paper outlines battery and R&D requirements for electric aviation

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The white paper is the result of a two-day meeting to understand the unique R&D needs for electric aviation batteries held in December 2019 at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne has a storied history of battery and energy storage innovations.

Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer now available with a lower capacity battery variant

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For more than a year, the Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer battery-electric van has demonstrated its suitability for daily operations—be that as a hotel shuttle vehicle, a high-capacity taxi or a vehicle for on-demand mobility concepts in public transport. Batteries Electric (Battery

Blackstone Battery production capacity to increase tenfold

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Blackstone Resources AG announced that its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH will increase its battery production capacity tenfold to 500 MWh per annum by 2022 for Li-ion batteries, which contain 3D-printed battery electrodes, at Blackstone’s Döbeln site in Saxony.

GM building new center for next-generation battery cell technology

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General Motors announced the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, an all-new facility that will significantly expand the company's battery technology operations and accelerate development and commercialization of longer range, more affordable electric vehicle 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

UMD, Army Researchers design new electrolyte enabling high energy density rechargeable Mg and Ca batteries

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Rechargeable magnesium and calcium metal batteries (RMBs and RCBs) are promising alternatives to lithium-ion batteries because of the high crustal abundance and capacity of magnesium and calcium. This work provides a versatile electrolyte design strategy for divalent metal batteries.

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.

SK Innovation to spin off battery business and E&P business

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SK Innovation has decided to spin off its battery production and exploration & production (E&P) business as independent companies. SK Innovation’s EV battery plant located in Seosan, South Korea. The SK Battery Co., Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

BASF and Shanshan form battery materials joint venture in China

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Following the approval of all relevant authorities, BASF and Shanshan have formed the joint venture “BASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., It already has a strong position in the battery materials value chain including raw materials, precursor cathode active materials (PCAM), cathode active materials (CAM) and battery recycling. With this investment in China, we are ideally positioned to serve the world’s largest battery market.

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MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy unveil lithium-carbon battery technology with ultra-fast recharging

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MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy have unveiled a new battery technology which offers ultra-fast recharging coupled with good power density. Lithium-carbon battery. Batteries Electric (Battery

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

BMW i Ventures invests in battery startup ONE; cell-to-pack architecture

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Michigan-based battery startup Our Next Energy Inc. ONE is working to develop longer range, lower cost batteries for electric vehicles. The Aries battery pack will have the highest known cell to pack ratio of 76%.

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POSCO introduces e Autopos’ battery pack

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Following its launch of the e Autopos brand, an EV body concept (PBC-EV) and new electrical steel for notors ( earlier post ), POSCO has introduced its battery pack and steel. In the event of a car accident, Giga Steel protects the battery.

SES begins pilot production of solvent-in-salt electrolyte for hybrid Li-metal batteries

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SES), a developer of high-performance hybrid lithium-metal rechargeable (Li-Metal) batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications ( earlier post ), has established the first pilot production line capable of scaling up high-concentration, solvent-in-salt electrolyte production.

BMW Group launches battery component production in Leipzig and Regensburg

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The BMW Group is launching production of battery components at its plants in Leipzig and Regensburg and expanding its e-drive production network. High-voltage batteries will also be produced in Regensburg from 2022. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of battery-electric vehicles in Q3 to 122,100

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Despite a shortage of semiconductors, the Volkswagen Group delivered 122,100 BEVs (battery-electric vehicles) to customers in the third quarter (July to September), an increase of 109% compared with the prior-year quarter. Electric (Battery) Sales

Sakuú develops 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery; additive manufacturing platform

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a developer of multi-process additive manufacturing (AM) technology, has produced a 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery (SSB) that equals or betters current lithium-ion batteries. 3D printing Batteries Solid-stateSakuú Corporation (previously KeraCel Inc.),

Sion Power introducing 17 Ah, 810 Wh/L, 400 Wh/kg lithium-metal battery for EVs

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Lithium-metal rechargeable battery developer Sion Power will introduce its Licerion rechargeable battery for electric vehicles at The Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan in September. The Battery Show of North America is held each year in Novi, Michigan.

Monash researchers stabilize Li-S battery with saccharide-based binder

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Researchers from the Monash Energy Institute, with colleagues from CSIRO, have used a saccharide-based binder system to develop a durable sulfur cathode with minimal polysulfide escape in a lithium-sulfur battery. the viability of many emerging technologies, for example in aviation, require lighter-weight batteries. Until now, the realization of Li-S batteries has been challenging, mainly due to the instability of both electrodes, which results in a short cycle life of the battery.

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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Volkswagen starts up second line for MEB batteries in Braunschweig

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The Volkswagen Group Components plant in Braunschweig is significantly expanding its production of battery systems for the latest electric vehicle generation. In addition to that, the plant will produce up to 100,000 battery systems for the e-up!,

Toshiba, Sojitz and CBMM partner to commercialize next-generation Li-ion batteries with NTO anodes

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Toshiba Corporation, Sojitz Corporation, and CBMM have entered into a joint development agreement for the commercialization of next generation lithium-ion batteries using niobium titanium oxide (NTO) as the anode material. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials

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VinFast partnering with StoreDot, ProLogium on advanced batteries for EVs

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Aiming to gain a competitive advantage in the global EV market, Vietnam-based EV maker VinFast has been developing a number of partnerships with developers of advanced battery technologies. VinFast is collaborating with Israeli StoreDot, a company developing extreme fast charging (XFC) technology that allows the battery to charge to 80% of capacity in only 4-5 minutes. VinFast earlier announced a partnership with Gotion High-Tech for LFP battery technology.

E.ON and Volkswagen introduce fast charger with storage battery

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Drive Booster doesn’t need to draw its power directly from the grid but rather has its own integrated battery storage system. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructureand Volkswagen have introduced the E.ON Drive Booster, built by Volkswagen Group Components in operation.

Factorial Energy testing results for 40Ah solid-state battery: 97.3% capacity retention after 675 cycles

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In April, Factorial Energy, a start-up solid-state battery technology company, emerged from stealth mode with a 40Ah solid-state battery cell for electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications. Solid-state batteries have struggled in the past to scale-up cell capacity.

FCAB releases US blueprint for lithium batteries

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The Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries (FCAB) ( earlier post ) has released the National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries 2021–2030 to guide investments in the urgent development of a domestic lithium-battery manufacturing value chain. The worldwide lithium-battery market is expected to grow by a factor of 5 to 10 in the next decade. Support the growth of a US materials-processing base able to meet domestic battery manufacturing demand.

Wrightbus unveils two new single-deck fuel-cell- and battery-electric buses

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Wrightbus unveiled the new new single-deck GB Kite Hydroliner fuel-cell-powered bus and single-deck GB Kite Electroliner battery-powered bus last week at the Millbrook Proving Ground. Bus Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen

BloombergNEF: battery metals rebounding; by 2030, annual Li-ion battery demand to pass 2TWh

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Battery metal prices have recovered strongly in the first half of the year, incentivizing new projects to come online. China controls the battery chemical industry, with the biggest market share for all of the five main battery materials: lithium, nickel, manganese, cobalt and graphite.

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QuantumScape releases performance data for its solid-state battery technology

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QuantumScape’s solid-state battery is designed to enable up to 80% longer range compared to today’s lithium-ion batteries. Stan Whittingham, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery and winner of the 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

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University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for Li-metal, solid-state batteries

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In a perspective piece in the journal Joule , researchers at the University of Michigan lay out the main questions facing lithium-metal, solid-state batteries. Those lithium-ion batteries are approaching their peak performance in terms of the EV range on a single charge.

Toyota will invest $14.3B in development of a battery supply system and research and development by 2030

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In a livestreamed briefing on batteries and carbon neutrality, Toyota Chief Technology Officer Masahiko Maeda said that the company will invest ¥1.5 billion) in the development of a battery supply system and research and development by 2030.

ARPA-E Battery/Storage Exposition 14 Jan

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The projects in the AMPED Program seek to develop advanced sensing, control, and power management technologies that redefine the way we think about battery management. BEEST (Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation). ARPA-E Batteries

ORNL researchers develop robotic disassembly system for spent EV batteries

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a robotic disassembly system for spent electric vehicle battery packs to recycle and reuse critical materials safely and efficiently while reducing toxic waste.

Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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BYD introducing battery-electric Type D school bus

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BYD is introducing a battery-electric Type D school bus. With length options of 35, 38, and 40 feet, BYD’s Type D battery-electric school bus can seat up to 84 and can be equipped with an ADA liftgate. Bus Electric (Battery

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