OXIS Energy to build Li-sulfur battery plant in Brazil; initial capacity 2M cells/year

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OXIS Energy Ltd UK has signed a contract with CODEMGE PARTICIPACOES SA, a public company incorporated in the city of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to establish the world’s first digital manufacturing plant for the mass production of OXIS’ lithium-sulfur cells.

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Brazil’s Aerotec to invest ~$5M in Li-S battery company OXIS Energy; expanding into Brazil

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million) in Li-Sulfur battery company OXIS Energy. Established in 2005, OXIS Energy has developed, and continues to advance, an innovative Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) battery chemistry. The Aerotec investment paves the way for OXIS Energy to open a subsidiary in Brazil.

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Brazil’s Ambev Brewery will use 1,600 electric trucks from Volkswagen; electric version of the Delivery

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Brazil-based Ambev Brewery, owner of brands such as Skol, Brahma, Antarctica and Guaraná, announced that by 2023, it will use 1,600 electric trucks made by Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) to transport beverages. It uses LiFePO 4 lithium-ion battery packs. Electric (Battery) Fleet

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Nissan Frontier Sentinel pickup concept unveiled in São Paulo; two LEAF battery packs

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Nissan unveiled the Frontier Sentinel, a concept pickup truck designed by Nissan Brazil’s styling studio, at the 2018 São Paulo Motor Show. Frontier Sentinel integrates a host of features, including two battery packs from the Nissan LEAF to deliver auxiliary power. Batteries Brazil

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Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus announces partners for first series-produced electric truck: 14t e-Delivery

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CATL and Moura are responsible for the supply, management, distribution and maintenance of batteries. And this involves, for example, analyzing and installing recharging terminals in customers’ garages anywhere in Brazil. Brazil Electric (Battery

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BYD building factory in Brazil for electric buses and battery packs

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BYD will build its first factory in Brazil in the city of Campinas (in the São Paulo region of Brazil). The factory is slated to open in 2015 and will launch the manufacturing and assembly of the BYD’s electric transit bus in South America as well as the Iron-Phosphate battery packs. Maximum capacity in the first year of operation (starting in 2015) will be 1,000 electric buses as well as all of their batteries, said BYD Brazil’s General Manager Tyler Li.

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Iveco Electric Daily Prototype Begins Testing in Brazil

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The Electric Daily in Brazil. Iveco has presented a prototype of its new Electric Daily in Brazil, destined to be the first zero emission light commercial vehicle produced in Latin America. Tags: Brazil Electric (Battery Click to enlarge.

MIRA and FPTI partner in Brazil to develop new Li-ion battery for stationary and transportation applications

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announced a collaborative agreement with Fundação Parque Tecnológico Itaipu ( FPTI ) to develop a new centre of excellence for energy storage in Brazil. Their first project together will focus on the research and development for a new and flexible architecture lithium battery for stationary power and transportation applications. UK-based advanced vehicle and systems technology consultancy MIRA Ltd.

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Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus introduces e-Delivery electric truck, e-Flex Volksbus architecture

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Brazil-based Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, part of the TRATON Group, introduced the e-Delivery electric truck ( earlier post )—a battery electric version of the company’s Delivery mode—at IAA Commercial vehicles. This energy is used to charge the battery.

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GlobalData: Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13B by 2023

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The global battery energy storage market will to grow to $13.13 Asia-Pacific (APAC) and EMEA will be the dominant markets for battery energy storage systems over the forecast period 2019-2023. Batteries Forecastsbillion by 2023, according to a new forecast by GlobalData.

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Iveco brings electric prototype to Brazil

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The company presented a prototype of the vehicle earlier this week in Brazil and now hopes to spread its wings across South America. The project marks collaboration between Iveco and Itaipu Binacional, an organisation that manages the largest hydroelectric generating station in the world on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Could the first zero emission light commercial vehicle ever produced in Latin America be the Iveco Electric Daily?

BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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BYD electric buses are servicing markets in many countries across Latin America, including Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Latin America

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MHI to supply 2 electric buses featuring MLIX Li-ion batteries for Kitakyushu City

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The buses—full-size, low-floor models for the city’s regular route network—will operate on MHI’s high-performance “ MLIX ” lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The drive motor is a 3-phase asynchronous AC induction unit with maximum output of 240kW; the 621.6VDC battery pack has 93.24 The MLIX lithium-ion rechargeable battery to be featured on the new electric buses is lightweight, compact in size, and offers reliability and long service life.

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Oxis Energy to build plant for mass production of Li-sulfur cells

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The plant will supply the OXIS Energy Brazil Holding’s manufacturing plant, which has been jointly set up between the State Government of Minas Gerais and OXIS Energy UK. OXIS is currently working on the design of the Brazilian Plant with NORDIKA Pharmaceutical of Brazil. The Western seaboard of the ports in Wales, Cardiff, Newport, Port Talbot and Swansea are ideally placed and accessible for exports to Brazil. Batteries Li-Sulfur

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Study concludes that sugar cane-based biorefineries producing ethanol and electricity could power a global auto fleet of hybrids and EVs using only 4% of available cropland

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If sugar cane is used as the feedstock to produce ethanol and electricity for the same final use—fueling vehicles for personal mobility—only 4% of the world’s available cropland area would be sufficient to produce fuels that would power a global car fleet consisting of hybrids and electric vehicles, according to a new study by Sergio Pacca and Jose Moreira at the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil. Biorefinery Brazil Electric (Battery) Ethanol Hybrids Plug-ins Power Generation

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Embraer expecting first flight of all-electric prototype aircraft in 2020

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The aircraft’s electric motor and controller are being manufactured by WEG at the company’s headquarters in Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, as part of the scientific and technological cooperation agreement for joint development of electrification technologies.

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Fedex Express and Nissan expand cooperative testing of battery electric e-NV200 compact van; new panel version

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Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero-emission vehicle, the battery electric e-NV200 compact van. Going forward, the proving tests will be newly expanded to countries such as Singapore, the USA and Brazil. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins

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FedEx Express and Nissan to begin testing e-NV200 battery-electric van in DC

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and Nissan will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200 battery-electric compact cargo vehicle under real world conditions in Washington, D.C. FedEx Express and Nissan have conducted similar e-NV200 tests with fleets in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil. The battery-electric model offers the same versatility, functionality and roominess as its gasoline-powered sibling. The e-NV200 powertrain is based on that of the Nissan LEAF and the same advanced lithium-ion battery.

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Pike forecasts 26.4% CAGR for electric-drive buses to 2018; hybrid, battery-electric and fuel cell

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Pike Research forecasts that the global market for all electric-drive buses—including hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell buses—grow steadily over the next. The Latin American market will be driven largely by uptake in Brazil, but other countries will also spur adoption, notably Uruguay which recently indicated it. would purchase 500 battery electric buses. Since 2009, hundreds of battery buses have been deployed. Li-ion batteries.

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MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

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The breakthrough could revolutionize electric car battery technology and pave the way for ultra-fast charging electric vehicles in as little as two years. For electric vehicles with large battery packs, the biggest limiter is already in the circuit panel.

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Nissan and FedEx Express expand collaborative testing of the e-NV200 battery-electric compact van to Singapore

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Upon completion in Singapore, the test program will be extended to other countries, such as Brazil and the United States. Nissan and FedEx Express have begun testing of the 100% electric e-NV200 commercial vehicle in Singapore. Earlier post.) This is a part of the comprehensive field testing program announced jointly by Nissan and FedEx Express at the Hannover Motor Show (Germany) last fall.

GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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High growth in demand for lithium batteries is spurring three-fold growth in mine production of lithium over the next four years, with 86kt of new lithium metal capacity coming on stream, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. Strong results in India, Brazil, Russia and South East Asia offset stalling sales in Europe, China and the US. Electric (Battery) Market Background Sales

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Rice team shows that thin nanotube films stop dendrite growth from Li metal anodes

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The Rice University lab of chemist James Tour has shown that thin nanotube films effectively stop dendrites that grow naturally from unprotected lithium metal anodes in batteries. Over time, dendrites can pierce the battery’s electrolyte core and reach the cathode, causing the battery to fail.

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Ford adds 2nd North American site to build BEVs

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Ford is expanding its production capacity for the company’s next-generation battery electric vehicles at a second North American plant. The plant will become the production home to vehicles from the company’s next-generation battery electric flexible architecture. This builds on Ford’s recent announcements to exit the heavy truck business in Brazil, restructure its operations in Europe and improve results in China. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels in its passenger cars in EMEA by 2021; electrification roadmap

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Company executives also laid out broad as well as brand-specific electrification plans—running the gamut from 48V mild-hybrids (mHEVs) and high voltage hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric vehicles—as well as alternative fuels.

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Toyota digs for Lithium

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Lithium, a highly reactive and versatile metal, is expected to be in increasing demand as carmakers choose costly but more efficient lithium-ion batteries to power hybrid and electric vehicles. “When it comes to mass production of hybrids, the main hurdle has been a shortage of batteries,&# said Yoshihiko Tabei, chief analyst at Kazaka Securities. Battery Technology International Business Deals Argentina Japan Lithium Batteries Orocobre Ltd

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Wrightspeed partners with AxleTech on heavy-duty electric drive

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The company has manufacturing, distribution, and engineering facilities in Troy, Michigan; Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Saint-Étienne, France; Osasco, Brazil; and Pune, India. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyWrightspeed Inc.,

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Daimler Trucks launches E-Mobility Group; single global electric architecture

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This will enable us to provide our customers with the best solutions in battery systems, charging systems or energy management. In Brazil, India and Japan the company also holds a leading position. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2018 95

Volkswagen Truck & Bus and Hino Motors agree to enter into full strategic partnership

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus features leading market positions in Europe and Brazil through its strong brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and RIO. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Hybrids Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersHino Motors, Ltd. and Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (SCFA) aiming to build a mutually beneficial strategic long-term partnership.

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Navigant forecasts global road transportation energy consumption to increase 25% by 2035; 84% from conventional fuels

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Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the BRIC nations) will represent the largest increases, as the percentage of global road transportation energy consumed by these nations is forecast to grow from 20% in 2014 to 36% in 2035. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Fuels Hydrogen

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Nissan to launch 3 new EVs and 5 new e-POWER models in Japan by FY2022; 100K LEAFs sold in Japan

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e-POWER technology features a small gasoline engine that charges a high-output battery, eliminating the need for an external charging source. —Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s executive vice president for global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and the battery business and chairman of the Management Committee for Japan/Asia & Oceania. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan

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Volkswagen launches new engineer training program for ID EV family

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Plants in China, Brazil, Argentina, the US and Mexico are also participating in the program, which is supported by Volkswagen’s volunteering initiative and local universities. Electric (Battery) ManufacturingThe Volkswagen brand has launched a program—the “Future Electronic Engineer Program” (FEEP)—to train 100 young engineers and skilled workers throughout the world as top production experts in e-mobility.

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Mitsubishi’s PlugIn ElectricSUV

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The next target might be China or other developing countries like Brazil or India.”. The engine works with two electric motors and includes batteries for storing electricity. According to the company the engine, motors, and batteries work together to maximize efficiency.

Audi unveils its first all-electric racer for Formula E; new powertrain from Audi/Schaeffler

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Competing for Audi will be Daniel Abt (Germany) and title defender Lucas di Grassi (Brazil). Power to the Audi e-tron FE04 is supplied by a battery weighing 200 kilograms (441 lbs) developed by Williams Advanced Engineering and that is identical for all cars.

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Audi to increase participation in Formula E; full factory-backed motorsport program for 2017/2018

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The drivers of Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport are Daniel Abt (Germany) and Lucas di Grassi (Brazil) who are now tackling their third joint Formula E season as teammates. Electric (Battery) Motorsport

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Renault’s new 2017-2022 plan: 8 EVs, 12 electrified models, 15 autonomous models

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Growing market opportunities in Brazil, India, Iran. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Hybrids Vehicle ManufacturersGroupe Renault announced “Drive The Future,” a new six-year plan to deliver annual revenues of more than €70 billion and achieve a group operating margin of more than 7% by the end of the plan, with a floor at 5%, and positive free cash flow every year.

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Volkswagen Group to spend >$40B over next 5 years to develop electric mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalization

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The Volkswagen Group expects Brazil, China, Russia and North America to be the main growth drivers in the coming years. Successful implementation of Roadmap E would result in around one in four new vehicles produced by the Group being a battery-only electric vehicle. To this end, the Company has invited tenders for one of the largest purchasing volumes ever, with plans to spend over €50 billion (US$60 billion) on battery cells.

2017 60

Emerging Countries Could Get Plug-In Outlander

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Some reports say that to convert the well-liked gasoline-only Outlander to a hybrid, the third row of seats will need to be removed to make room for the battery pack. There has been great speculation over the last two years about Mitsubishi’s hybrid SUV plans.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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On the systems and fuels side, Audi discussed battery technology; wireless charging; 48 V electrification ( earlier post ); Audi fuel cell technology; and Audi e-fuels ( earlier post ). The lithium-ion battery comprises 168 prismatic cells and is liquid-cooled.

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KPMG survey finds global auto execs expect ICE dominance for some time; ICE downsizing and PHEVs to receive greatest investment over next 5 years; mobility-as-a-service in cities

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OEMs are allocating a higher proportion of their resources into hybrids (either plug-in or pure), with just 8% investing primarily in battery technology. “.more Brazil: 35% believe the share will be 1-5%. Biggest investments in powertrain technologies over next five years. Source: KPMG.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance delivers significant growth in 2016; cumulative EV sales hit nearly 425,000

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Sales grew in the United States and Australia, but were offset by lower sales in Brazil, Russia, and the Middle East. Electric (Battery) SalesThe Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant sales growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles—including Mitsubishi Motors sales of 934,013 vehicles globally. Mitsubishi Motors joined the Alliance last fall with Nissan’s acquisition of a 34% equity stake in the company. Earlier post.)

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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