Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Mercedes-Benz gradually increasing battery production in Kamenz plant

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Local battery production is an important success factor for Mercedes-Benz AG’s electric offensive and the key element to meet the global demand for electrified vehicles flexibly and efficiently. Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz.

2020 104

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First Lexus electric car: Battery covered by 10-year, 600,000+ mile warranty

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The first Lexus electric car will get the most generous battery warranty coverage of any EV so far when it arrives in Europe by early next year. Batteries

2020 96

First Lexus EV to offer 10-year battery warranty

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Lexus’ first full electric vehicle, the UX 300E, unveiled in China in November 2019, will offer a 10-year (or 1 million kilometer / 621,000 mile) battery warranty. For the UX 300e, Lexus developed a battery cell air-cooling system which is safer and lighter than water-cooled systems.

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Deep Cycle Batteries vs. SLIs

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Deep cycle batteries or regular auto batteries for your electric car? Don't waste your money

Nissan, Mitsubishi opt for Toshiba SCiB rechargeable battery for hybrid kei cars

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The battery will be integrated into the recuperation battery system supplied by Marelli Corporation. In 2019, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced they would introduce new kei cars as their collaboration expanded. Batteries Hybrids Japan

2020 104

Tesla's battery approach vs. others: Teardown video breaks it down

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As other automakers have launched competing electric cars, Tesla has managed to maintain an advantage in several key areas, including batteries. This teardown video provides a glimpse at how Tesla's battery approach differs from that of rivals. Batteries youtube

2020 96

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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(Reverse) Engineering Explained: What happens to old electric car batteries?

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It's the same philosophy for electric-car batteries as for plastic grocery bags—almost. BatteriesReduce, reuse, recycle.

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Electric car battery warranties compared

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It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time. Replacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than. lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacity

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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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VW electric sports car, Lucid batteries, Mercedes EQA compact EV: Today’s Car News

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Volkswagen considers building an EV sports car. Lucid reveals its battery pick. And Mercedes teases its EQA electric small car in the snow. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2020 85

UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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However, improper employment of fast charging can damage the battery and bring safety hazards. Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries.

2020 165

Could Tesla's million-mile battery help it undercut gasoline vehicles in sticker price?

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Achieving price parity with gasoline cars is a prerequisite of widespread electric-car adoption. A new Tesla battery could achieve that, according to a new report. Batteries

2020 94

Alstom signs first contract for battery-electric regional trains in Germany

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Following this order, Alstom offers all types of traction systems on the market as well as the full range of emission-free drives, from efficient electric motors to hydrogen fuel cells and advanced battery traction. The three-car-trains will be 56 meters long and equipped with 150 seats.

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Samsung solid-state battery tech under development doubles energy density

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Samsung announced last week that is developing new solid-state batteries that could offer double the energy density of current lithium-ion batteries. This would be a major breakthrough for electric cars. Batteries

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Keep your parked electric car and its battery healthy with these simple tips

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With the electric car parked for extended times, what's the best strategy for not damaging the battery? The general advice hasn't changed much over the years, and it just requires knowing a few key pieces of information about your car.

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Electric Car Battery Chargers

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Electric car battery chargers are expensive, and for some reason are the last thing folks want to spend money on

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ŠKODA AUTO resumes production of high-voltage traction batteries

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At ŠKODA’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav, assembly of high-voltage traction batteries for Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid models has recommenced as planned. At the Mladá Boleslav site, we produce high-voltage traction batteries used in plug-in hybrids from various Group brands.

2020 86

Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Like all automobile manufacturers, Audi is obliged by law to take back energy carriers after they have been used in cars. They then install 24 modules in each new battery tray.

2019 158

GM battery tech, Nissan electric ambulance, pop-up chargers: Today’s Car News

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General Motors talks future battery tech. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsNissan shows an electric ambulance. And everyone likes those pop-up chargers that hide away otherwise.

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Smart habits for EV batteries, electric truck charging, Model Y heat pump: Today’s Car News

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And we have some advice on making your battery last. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Hyundai has distilled advice on how to make your electric vehicle battery last longer. Today in Car News

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Volkswagen says EV batteries to last "the life of the car"

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In an announcement last month, Volkswagen joined Nissan and Tesla as the only automakers to explicitly warranty not just the batteries in its cars but specifically how much life it expects them to retain. lithium batteries

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Today's Electric Cars and Battery Recycling

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So you may have heard a little about the not-so-clean business of lead acid battery recycling.but hey, what about all the lithium ion batteries being used in today's electric cars? This NYT article connects the electric car manufacturers with their long-term battery recycling plans

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Crisis could tighten material supply for EV batteries and clean energy, IEA warns

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The global coronavirus pandemic could present a major issue for electric cars and clean energy by restricting supplies of materials needed for batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned in a report Wednesday.

2020 93

Tesla battery teardown, Mercedes electric sedan, Camry Hybrid vs. Sonata Hybrid mpg: Today’s Car News

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Tesla batteries look different down to the cell. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Tesla builds and configures its battery packs quite differently than most other carmakers—right. Today in Car News

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Electric-car battery prices dropped 13% in 2019, will reach $100/kwh in 2023

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Although electric cars haven’t quite taken off in the 2010s the way some had anticipated, sheer economics are pointing to the 2020s as the time when EVs will find that market fever pitch. Batteries

2019 86

Ford Mach-E charging rates, Tesla battery tech, Mini Cooper SE drive: Today’s Car News

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And is the “million-mile battery” part of what Tesla is planning to show at its upcoming Battery Day? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsThe Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV will be very speedy at restoring miles in short charging stops.

2020 58

Mercedes-Benz Cars starts production of PHEV batteries in Bangkok; 3rd plant in global battery production network

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Mercedes-Benz Cars has opened a factory for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) batteries in the Bangkok region in Thailand. The new battery factory was built on a 50,000 m² site located at the vehicle manufacturing plant in the Bangkok region. Batteries Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-ins

2019 85

Hyundai has 5 reminders for making your EV battery last longer

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Electric cars require much less maintenance than internal-combustion vehicles, but owners still need to be aware of certain maintenance practices. This video from Hyundai offers five tips for maximizing battery life. Batteries youtube

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Automotive supplier tests immersion-cooled batteries for EVs

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The two biggest challenges for electric carsbattery life and charge times—come down to battery cooling. lithium batteries

2019 109

Volvo batteries, California superhighways, more efficient motors: Today's Car News

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Volvo is pulling depleted batteries out of electric buses to use as energy storage for solar in a large apartment complex in Sweden. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Batteries Today in Car NewsCould high-speed rail be replaced with high-speed highways? Argonne National Lab has developed a smaller, lighter, more efficient electric motor. As California's high-speed.

2019 69

Electric cars cheaper than gas ones by 2020, says Chinese battery supplier

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Envision Energy, a Chinese company that bought Nissan's former AESC battery business, says it will be able to make battery packs for less than $100 per kilowatt-hour in the next two years. Batteries youtube

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Tesla launches battery recycling at Nevada Gigafactory

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In its latest environmental impact statement, Tesla announced that it will open its own battery recycling facility. Tesla has been recycling batteries made at the factory using third-party recyclers. Now, as the earliest Model Ses reach 7 years old, and the company is starting to receive some batteries back after use in those early cars, it's. Battery recycling lithium batteries

Sonata Plug-In Hybrid lease deal, Lexus battery warranty, Prius 2020 Edition: Today’s Car News

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Lexus is offering the strongest battery coverage yet—in Europe. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsTesla might no longer be a California company. The Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is being cleared out under a great lease deal.

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Mercedes' carbon-neutral future, Volvo's battery suppliers, Honda's EV: Today's Car News

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Honda names its electric city car, bound for Europe. And Volvo names its battery suppliers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsMercedes-Benz plans to go all-renewable—globally.

2019 105

Could 20-year, million-mile battery be Tesla’s next breakthrough?

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Battery research revealed earlier this month and affiliated with Tesla could suggest that the company is well on its way to bringing a million-mile battery to market. Batteries

2019 113

Porsche says batteries are still too heavy for its smaller sports cars

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Porsche has committed to making electric cars a permanent part of its lineup, but that doesn't mean every model will get an all-electric powertrain.

2020 96

Lucid’s Atieva powers Formula E Season 6 with spec battery pack

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Atieva, the Silicon Valley-based technology wing of Lucid Motors, announced that the spec battery pack of its own design will power the entire 24-car Formula E field for the upcoming 2019/20 race season in association with its partners. Batteries Electric (Battery) Motorsport

2019 137

Toyota hybrid milestone, Hyundai battery tech, Chicago combats charging desert: Today’s Car News

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Hyundai hybrids tackle battery downsizing with a novel approach. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsWhat started with the Prius has now hit 15 million. And Chicago is requiring more EV charge points.

2020 62

Volkswagen targeting recycling 97% of raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs

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Volkswagen plans to build one million electric vehicles a year by 2025; given this target, handling battery recycling internally is a priority for cost and environmental reasons. In the long term, Volkswagen wants to recycle about 97% of all raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs.

2019 161

Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel sign cooperation agreement on Li-ion battery recycling

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Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a Li-ion battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market. This would enable a successful “closed loop” cycle to re-use the critical metals present in used batteries.

2020 127

Rivian CEO confirms auxiliary batteries, truck-to-truck charging

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While Tesla CEO Elon Musk discusses potential features of the company's new cars on Twitter, Rivian has held back on boasting about some of its most innovative ideas. Batteries Battery Life RivianThe U.S.-based

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