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

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

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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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Porsche introduces entry-level electric Taycan 4S; two battery sizes

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Shortly following on the global debut of the electric Taycan in September, Porsche is presenting the third version of the electric sports car: the Taycan 4S. The new model is available with two battery sizes: the Performance battery (79.2 Electric (Battery

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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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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

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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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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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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.

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Dyson cancels its electric car, refocuses remains toward solid-state batteries

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But not cars. In an update yesterday that now occupies what formerly was a teaser for the automotive project, James Dyson, the company’s founder, called the car they’d developed “fantastic,” yet explained that “though we have tried very. Batteries

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Mazda electric car, Mercedes’ carbon-neutral batteries, the cheapest EV: Today’s Car News

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Daimler is shopping around for its battery cells but being very particular about what goes into them. Mazda is readying its first electric car for multiple markets. This and more today at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2019 68

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

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.

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Reports: Tesla working to develop its own batteries

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Unlike other electric automakers, Tesla has long had a lock on its own battery supplies through an exclusive deal with Panasonic and the companies' jointly owned battery Gigafactory in Nevada. lithium-ion batteries

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UK Faraday Battery Challenge awards £23M to support development of electrified car batteries

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The UK government announced £23 million (US$29 million) in third-round funding from the Faraday Battery Challenge to projects to support the development of the latest electrified vehicle technology. The £23-million investment is part of the total £274 million (US$349 million) that will be awarded to consortia across the UK through the Faraday Battery Challenge, part of the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). —Faraday Battery Challenge Director Tony Harper.

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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.

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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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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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World’s largest electric ferry completes maiden voyage; 4.3MWh Leclanché battery system

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Capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers, is powered by a 4.3MWh battery system provided by Leclanché SA. We are very proud to provide specifically designed unique lithium-ion battery system to this ferry, the precursor to a new era in the commercial marine sector.

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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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PNNL team pinpoints cause of dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries; ethylene carbonate a culprit

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have uncovered a root cause of the growth of dendrites and whiskers that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. Both can pierce the separator inside a battery. Batteries

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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.

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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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Nissan Leaf batteries are lasting a very long time

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Since even before the first market deliveries of its Leaf electric car in late 2010, Nissan has made frequent mention about the need to create second-use demand for the Leaf's battery packs. Batteries Green Life

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Electric car battery research pact seeks to keep German auto prowess

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But now the importance of that advantage is fading, with electric cars on the rise and the highest-value component within them the battery pack. VW battery pack lithium-ion batteries battery reuseFor the past 50 years, the German auto industry has enjoyed quite the roll of growth and success in the U.S., built largely on its expertise with one specific technology: the internal combustion engine.

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VW ID 3 for Canada, Tesla million-mile battery, an EV digital divide: Today’s Car News

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Tesla-affiliated research suggests a million-mile battery is close. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Golf-sized Volkswagen ID 3 electric car might be sold in Canada, eventually, but. Today in Car News

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Volkswagen plans $1.1 billion battery partnership in Germany

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Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to build a large new battery factory—with an unspecified partner or partners—in its home state of Lower Saxony in Germany. lithium batteries

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Polestar production, Bollinger prototypes, GM battery tech: Today's Car News

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And GM is aiming for solid-state battery tech. All this and more at Green Car. Today in Car NewsPolestar has started producing its Polestar 1 flagship plug-in hybrid coupe, and it’s looking increasingly independent from Volvo. Bollinger is at work on its vintage-chic electric SUV and pickup. Toyota is planning to show off its mobility range at the Olympics.

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Bosch and CATL collaborating on battery cells for 48V hybrids

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Limited (CATL) have concluded a long-term strategic cooperation agreement under which the partners will jointly specify high-performance battery cells. The cells are to be used in the 48-volt battery developed by Bosch. Bosch 48V battery pack. 48V Batteries Hybrids

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Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

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Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. Although automakers have begun to curb "range anxiety" with longer-distance electric cars, battery charging times on lengthy road trips remain a hurdle for many buyers. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars charging Fast Charging

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RAV4 plug-in hybrid, Tesla insurance, Nio battery swapping: Today’s Car News

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Nio positions battery-swapping as an alternative to fast-charging. All this and more at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsTesla is launching its own insurance product. GM faces another drop in its EV tax credit amount next month.

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Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

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We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. He's one of the pioneers of lithium-ion battery technology. DON'T MISS: Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025. Batteries Future Cars Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life self-driving cars battery capacity

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VW starting battery-cell production in Germany, aiming to keep "know-how" there

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Volkswagen announced Monday that it has started a pilot line for manufacturing battery cells, with the aim of keeping electric-car battery development and production resources in Germany. BatteriesThat will lead to the creation of more than 1,000 new jobs by 2024 surrounding the facility in Salzgitter, Germany—including 300 in VW’s development.

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VW batteries, GM-UAW tension over EVs, Mirai power to make Prius: Today’s Car News

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Toyota fuel cells might be making plug-ins if not powering cars, and Volkswagen has started making battery cells in Germany. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Electric-car battery progress: incremental improvements, not revolutionary leaps

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The report that Toyota is planning an electric car with a solid-state battery for 2022 has led some fans and advocates to suggest huge new leaps in electric cars are imminent. Batteries Future Cars battery pack research plug-in cars battery capacityThe 2011 Nissan Leaf had an EPA-rated range of 75 miles combined; the comparable figure for a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is 238 miles. That's remarkable progress, and clearly.

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Nissan, Sumitomo open electric-car battery recycling plant in Japan

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Batteries battery pack Recycling plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reuse energy storageThe town of Namie, in eastern Japan, was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and has struggled to recover from the devastation of that day. Almost seven years later, the first new plant in town is set to open, one contributing to clean energy and zero-emission vehicles to boot. Carmaker Nissan and an arm of the giant trading company.

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Volvo announces battery suppliers for upcoming EV lineup, including Polestar

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Volvo, one of the first automakers to announce it would add electric power to its whole lineup, on Wednesday took the unusual step of formally announcing who will supply the batteries for all those electric cars. Polestar 2 lithium batteries

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Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

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Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. That's led several automakers to experiment with alternative uses for these "second-life" batteries in stationary energy storage. Battery packs can store energy generated by renewable. Batteries lithium-ion Recycling plug-in cars energy storage

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Purdue scientists test flow battery for EVs, claim 300-mile range

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According to scientists at Purdue University, the best way to charge electric car batteries may be to take them to a gas station, and have them serviced at an instant oil-change shop. Batteries

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Toyota and Panasonic to jointly make electric-car batteries, explore solid-state tech

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Toyota has been a laggard in the race to transition to electric cars. The company was an early leader in fuel-efficient hybrids, but has since focused on developing fuel-cell vehicles, and executives have expressed skepticism about electric cars and lithium-ion batteries. Now in an effort to accelerate its move to electric cars, the company may be. Batteries lithium-ion

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Mercedes-Benz Cars lays foundation for a battery factory at the Untertürkheim site

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At the site of the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant in Germany, the construction of the battery factory at the Brühl sub-plant has begun with the symbolic foundation-laying ceremony. By the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz Cars will produce high-efficiency traction batteries for future Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles of the EQ product and technology brand on 12,000 m 2 in a newly erected and carbon-neutral battery factory at Brühl.

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UECC contracts for two battery hybrid LNG car carrier vessels

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United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract for the construction of two new generation PCTC (Pure Car And Truck Carrier) with China Ship Building Trading Co.,

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Fisker: about those graphene electric-car batteries? Never mind

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Fisker's promise to bring advanced, solid-state graphene cells to the battery pack of its upcoming Emotion electric car is officially dead. Automotive-grade graphene batteries have yet to be perfected, but Fisker was poised to become the first company to utilize the technology. The batteries provide greater range and shorter charging times, but. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker EMotion