Researchers in Belgium develop new class of solid composite electrolytes for Li-ion batteries: Eutectogels

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Researchers at Hasselt University in Belgium are proposing a new class of solid composite electrolytes (SCEs) for Li-ion batteries: deep eutectic solvent (DES)–silica composites. Batteries Solid-state

Volvo sells 11 electric hybrid buses with 2 ABB automated fast-chargers to Namur, Belgium

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Volvo has received an order for 11 electric hybrid buses and 2 ABB automated electric bus fast-chargers to the city of Namur in Belgium with public transport authority and operator TEC. This allows the bus to have a smaller, lighter battery pack which increases passenger capacity.

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Volvo Buses receives order for 90 electric hybrid buses and fast charging stations from Belgium

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Battery recharging takes 3 to 4 minutes with opportunity charging. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins SalesVolvo Buses has secured its largest order yet for complete solutions for electric bus traffic.

Umicore to Build Battery Recycling Plant in Belgium

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Umicore will build an industrial scale recycling facility for end-of-life rechargeable batteries in Hoboken, Belgium. The investment will enable Umicore to deal with the expected growth in the availability of end-of-life Lithium-ion, Lithium-Polymer and Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries. Increasingly stringent legislation is also placing a heavy premium on the efficient and eco-friendly recycling of end-of-life materials, such as used batteries.

European team discovers new top-performing solid-state fast ionic conductor for Li-ion batteries

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Solid-state materials with high ionic conduction are necessary for many technologies, including all-solid-state lithium (Li)-ion batteries. The move to solid state batteries offers a number of advantages, including safety, but lithium ions in solids are less mobile than in liquids.

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Imec doubles energy density of its solid-state Li-metal batteries to 400 Wh/liter

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Imec also announced that it has started to upscale the materials and processes in a pilot line for fabrication of solid-state pouch cells at the EnergyVille Campus in Genk (Belgium) and is set-up in collaboration with the University of Hasselt. Batteries Solid-state

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EC approves €3.2B public support by 7 Member States for a pan-European battery push

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The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.

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Scania unveils new hybrid, battery-electric buses

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At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, Scania unveiled the hybrid Scania Interlink Low Decker and the battery-electric Scania Citywide bus. Scania is also premiering its battery-electric Scania Citywide Low Floor bus at Busworld. The Scania Interlink Low Decker is presently available for diesel, biodiesel, HVO, CNG/CBG, ethanol and, with the latest addition, hybrid.

2017 65

Groupe Renault, Connected Energy install EV charging with 2nd-life batteries at highway rest areas

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UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. The E-STOR technology developed by Connected Energy uses second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles.

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Imec produces prototype solid-state Li-ion battery with 200 Wh/L; solid electrolyte applied as a liquid

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Imec, a global research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, has fabricated an innovative type of solid-state Li-ion battery achieving an energy density of 200 Wh/liter at a charging speed of 0.5C (2 hours). Batteries Solid-state

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Volvo Car Group signs multi-billion Li-ion dollar battery supply deals with CATL and LG Chem

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Volvo Car Group has signed long-term agreements with leading battery makers CATL and LG Chem to ensure the multi-billion dollar supply of lithium-ion batteries over the coming decade for next generation Volvo and Polestar models. The agreements cover the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming SPA2 and the existing CMA modular vehicle platforms and represent a major step towards realizing Volvo Cars’ ambitious electrification strategy.

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Bombardier battery-electric powered tram sets range record: 25.9 miles of catenary-free operation

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miles) catenary-free test run using a Bombardier-built tram, powered entirely by its PRIMOVE battery in combination with BOMBARDIER MITRAC (Modular Integrated TRACtion system). A PRIMOVE tram battery double unit. The battery units are provided by AKASOL. Electric (Battery) Rail

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology vying to establish international center for solid-state batteries

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The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is vying to establish an international center to develop solid-state batteries which will be safer, cheaper, smaller and more efficient than lithium ion batteries. Smirnova says the solid-state batteries developed in CEPS would be ideal for portable and medical applications, the automotive industry, centralized and decentralized electric grids, military applications and energy security. Batteries Solid-state

MAN eTGE battery-electric van to be mass-produced from July onwards

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MAN, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is now selling a battery-electric van, the MAN eTGE. A 40 kW charging station fills a battery up to 80% in 45 minutes. Electric (Battery

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AKASOL to showcase high-performance battery systems for e-buses at Busworld Europe; expanding production

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At Busworld Europe in Belgium later this month, AKASOL will present its AKASYSTEM OEM battery system as a complete roof installation including the chiller and other additional components. Batteries Heavy-duty

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Prayon and Pulead to create JV for manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate material for Li-ion batteries

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Major cathode material producer Pulead (China) and phosphate leader Prayon (Belgium) have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture for the manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) under licence from LiFePO 4 +C Licensing LLC. Global demand for LFP is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 30% between 2014 and 2020, mainly driven by industrial batteries, e-buses and e-cars.

2015 88

New bio-inspired macro-meso-microporous material offers significant improvement in battery performance

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Examples include photocatalysis, gas sensing and as Li-ion battery electrodes. Batteries

2017 101

Audi Brussels to produce exclusively e-tron quattro SUV, battery packs; A1 production moving to Spain

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As of 2018, Audi Brussels will produce exclusively the commercial version of Audi’s e-tron quattro battery-electric SUV ( earlier post ). The plant will also produce its own battery packs. The site in Belgium will thus become a key plant for electric mobility at the Volkswagen Group.

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Saft building European alliance for 7-year R&D push on advanced Li-ion and solid-state batteries; targeting gigafactory production scale

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France-based advanced battery-maker Saft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of international energy giant Total, is building an alliance with other European partners to launch an ambitious program of research, development and industrialization for new generations of batteries focusing on advanced high-density Li-ion and solid-state battery technology. These new generation batteries will provide performance, cost and safety advantages, compared to current lithium-ion products.

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ACEA: electric buses made up 4% of new bus registrations in Europe in 2019

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However, nearly all registrations were concentrated in just six countries: Germany (454 units), Spain (427), Belgium (371), Italy (255), France (210) and the Netherlands (125). Bus Electric (Battery) Europe SalesLast year, 85.0% of all new medium- and heavy-buses (over 3.5

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Leclanché signs preferred partnership agreement with Škoda Electric to supply battery packs for electric buses

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Energy storage company Leclanché SA and Škoda Electric, a manufacturer of electric drives and traction motors for trolley and electric buses, have signed a Joint Development Agreement and Framework Purchase Contract through which Leclanché will provide Škoda Electric with battery solutions for its electric bus expansion strategy. In 2015 Leclanché unveiled its first all-electric bus in Belgium. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2017 64

AR?V eBikes from GM are available for preorder; two models on BikeExchange.com

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V eBikes are launching first in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, due to the popularity of lithium-ion battery-powered eBikes in those markets. In Belgium and the Netherlands, the AR?V The battery was validated to rigorous safety standards similar to GM’s EV batteries.

2019 115

First DAF CF Electric refuse collection truck delivered to ROVA

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While DAF has commenced limited sales of its CF Electric tractor in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, four fully electric 6x2 chassis are now entering a field test for refuse collection applications. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Prayon obtains worldwide sublicense for lithium iron phosphate battery material

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Belgium-based Prayon Group has obtained a worldwide. A new production facility will be operated in Belgium (at its main production site in Engis) in summer 2012. This licensing agreement will now help us to address the growing demand from global battery and automotive industries for reliable sources of high quality lithium iron phosphate.

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Stanford’s GCEP awards $10.5M for research on renewable energy; solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy

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million for seven research projects designed to advance a broad range of renewable energy technologies, including solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy. The following Stanford faculty members received funding for advanced research on photovoltaics, battery technologies and new catalysts for sustainable fuels: Self-healing polymers for high energy density lithium-ion batteries. Photo-electrochemically rechargeable zinc-air batteries.

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MAN Lion’s City 18 E articulated electric bus to begin practical testing in Barcelona and Cologne later this year

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The energy for this comes from the modular batteries with 640 kWh of installed capacity. Here, MAN relies on the fully developed lithium-ion (NMC) battery cell technology from the Volkswagen Group’s modular kit. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe

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EC awards Better Place and partners €4.95M for EV infrastructure project, including battery switch stations

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The project envisions the analysis, testing and deployment of a multi-transport mode network using the current road infrastructure and railways coupled with an electric car charging network of battery switch stations and charge spots powered by renewable energy along with intelligent transport systems. Six European Ministries of Transport—Denmark, The Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg—have endorsed the project during its application phase.

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4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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digit gains were also seen in Belgium (+17.7%), Slovenia (+18.2%), Hungary (+18.4%), Sweden (+30.5%) and Romania (+31.1%). chargeable vehicles (ECV) were among the main drivers of this growth (+80.5%; 155,572 units in total), with both the battery?electric

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TNO joins H2-Share project to build and demo 27t hydrogen fuel cell truck and mobile refueler

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While battery-electric trucks can operate efficiently in urban areas, hydrogen technology is one of the options for zero-emission logistics over longer distances. The goal is to test the truck at six locations in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.

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Volvo Cars sales return to growth in China, but down 43.8% in April y-o-y overall; plug-in share doubles to 14%

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The European sales performance was significantly impacted in April due to restriced movement in several key markets including Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Belgium. China Electric (Battery) Plug-ins SalesVolvo Cars sold 31,760 cars in April, down 43.8% compared with the same month last year, as demand in Europe and the US continued to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. China, meanwhile, returned to growth in April as showroom traffic began to return to normal levels.

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New Renault KANGOO Z.E. electric van to add 50% more range

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on 13 January at the 2017 European Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium. with a new motor/battery package that will increase the model’s driving range by more than 50%, from 170 km to 270 km (106 miles to 168 miles) NEDC. Renault Pro+ will present the all-electric New KANGOO Z.E.

2016 113

BMW eDrive Zone function now available in several PHEV models in Europe

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The plug-in hybrid vehicle is locally emission-free for as long as the charge level of the high-voltage battery allows within the eDrive zone. Besides that, there are 20 other core areas of major cities in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

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Scania and European Gigafactory developer Northvolt partner for heavy vehicle electrification

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Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and Northvolt, a 2016 startup building a European Gigafactory (planned 32 GWh annual capacity) for Li-ion batteries ( earlier post ), have agreed to develop and commercialize battery cell technology for heavy commercial vehicles. The companies have also entered into an off-take purchase agreement for battery cells. For optimal effect, battery and cell technologies must therefore be developed to support varying needs.

2018 83

ZF becomes “Official Powertrain Partner” of Mahindra Racing for Formula E

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Pascal Wehrlein of Germany and Jerome D’Ambrosio of Belgium are competing as drivers for the team. Electric (Battery) Motors Motorsport Power Electronics TransmissionsWith immediate effect, ZF Friedrichshafen AG is the new “Official Powertrain Partner” of Mahindra Racing, one of the founding teams in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Together with Mahindra Racing, ZF has already started development of the electric driveline for the 2020/2021 season.

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Tesla to use Umicore in Li-ion battery recycling program in Europe

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Tesla Motors has launched a recycling program in Europe for its Li-ion battery packs, and will recycle its battery packs at Umicore ’s UHT facility in Belgium. After that, Umicore will transform the cobalt into high-grade lithium cobalt oxide, which can be resold to battery manufacturers. Earlier post.)

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Porsche expanding Charging Service in Europe; more than 49,000 charging points

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Alongside Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland, the charging service is now also available in Norway, France, Spain, Great Britain and Italy. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure

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Umicore and Prayon form beLife JV to develop and produce phosphate-based cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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phosphate-based cathode materials for use in lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable batteries. beLife will initially focus on developing advanced, cost-competitive products and production processes for lithium iron phosphate cathode materials used in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. industrial pilot plant in Engis, Belgium, that will be operational in the coming months with all materials produced. The materials are dedicated to batteries for energy storage applications as.

2012 76

Van Hool orders 20 Ballard fuel cell modules to power buses in Holland

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Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Van Hool, a leading bus OEM and Ballard partner headquartered in Belgium, for 20 FCveloCity-HD 85kW fuel cell modules to power buses in Groningen, the Netherlands, under the JIVE2 funding program. Bus Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydroge

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Peugeots Electric Partner Origin Venturi van; Zebra battery pack

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Peugeot earlier this year began marketing a new battery-electric version of its Partner Origin van, the Electric Partner Origin Venturi. kWh ‘Zebra’ (Sodium nickel chloride) battery pack and a 42 kW (peak) electric motor with maximum torque of 173 N·m (128 lb-ft). Batteries are positioned at the front of the vehicle to maximize cargo capacity; the load area is unchanged from the conventionally-powered model.

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Taking a Day off to see the EV Show

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

This was originally just a human powered vehicle made in Belgium, but the owner added an electric motor to power the rear third wheel to get up the hills in Portland (of which there aren't many in Belgium). With batteries and additional items, the final cost is around $5000.

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Renault boosts range of ZOE EV to 400 km with new 41 kWh pack option

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40 battery, ZOE now has a range of up to 400 km (249 miles) NEDC—twice the distance of the original launch version of the ZOE. 40 battery are made at Renault’s Flins plant in France and will be available for delivery before the end of the year. Like the 22kWh battery, the new Z.E.

2016 144

JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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In Europe, the e-vehicle market is almost equally divided between battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid cars. Behavior Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background

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Audi Q6 e-Tron Quattro Electric Car Production Site In 2018 Chosen

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Audi has announced that it will build its upcoming all-electric SUV in Belgium. The Brussels factory will also build the SUV's battery pack, with lithium-ion cells supplied by Samsung SDI and LG Chem under a. The German carmaker says it will dedicate an existing plant in Brussels to the new electric model, which will start production in 2018. e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Audi Q6 Q6

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