Subaru using NI HIL technology to reduce time and cost of EV testing

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Subaru is using NI (National Instruments) hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology to simulate actual road conditions for electric vehicle testing, eliminating environmental factors to reduce test time and costs. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

2018 106

UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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UPS plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies—an industry first that would breaki a key barrier to large scale adoption of electric fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets

2018 103

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US DRIVE releases comprehensive cradle-to-grave analysis of light-duty vehicle GHGs, cost of driving and cost of avoided GHGs

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The US DRIVE Cradle-to-Grave Working Group has published the “Cradle-to-Grave Lifecycle Analysis of US Light-Duty Vehicle-Fuel Pathways: A Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Economic Assessment of Current (2015) and Future (2025–2030) Technologies” Argonne National Lab Report.

2016 119

Tesla Model 3 Will Benefit From Lowest Battery Costs Of Any Maker: Jefferies

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Whether Tesla can actually achieve those two targets has been the subject of much speculation. Batteries plug-in cars Tesla Model 3The Tesla Model 3 electric sedan will start production in 2017, if the carmaker can keep to its schedule. Tesla is aiming for a 200-mile range and $35,000 base price, in the hope that it can significantly increase volume with a more-affordable product.

2015 87

Lux Research: fuel cell vehicles lag other drivetrains in terms of cost of ownership; ICE and HEV lowest cost

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The Lux analysts ran scenarios associated with operation and ownership, broken out into fuel cost alone; fuel cost plus operation, but excluding purchase or lease; and fuel cost plus operation, including purchase or lease (total ownership cost).

2014 132

Great Wall Motor battery offshoot SVOLT premieres Li-ion battery lineup, targeting EVs

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New battery company SVOLT Energy Technology Co. Ltd, whose precursor was the Battery Business Unit of Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd, introduced its cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA).

2019 165

Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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A new report produced by the American Lung Association concludes that over-reliance on petroleum-based fuels for transportation costs the 10 ZEV states in the US (California and nine other states that have adopted the California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program) an estimated $37 billion in health expenses and climate costs every year—with California costs alone hitting $15 billion. For the average driver, every tank of gas burned costs $18.42

2016 85

BNEF forecasts EVs to be 35% of global new car sales by 2040; cost of ownership below conventional-fuel vehicles by 2025

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A new study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts that sales of electric vehicles will hit 41 million by 2040, representing 35% of new light duty vehicle sales worldwide. This would be equivalent to nearly 8% of global electricity demand in 2015.

2016 104

EPRI: lifetime cost of ownership of plug-ins is roughly comparable with conventional vehicles

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Consumers who purchase an electric vehicle will find that lifetime costs to own the vehicle are competitive with conventional and hybrid vehicles, according to an analysis conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The baseline analysis relies on a cost-of-ownership model that examines only current vehicles; current fuel prices; and a relatively conservative set of customer values. —“Total Cost of Ownership for Current Plug-in Electric Vehicles”.

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Stanford study quantifies energetic costs of grid-scale energy storage over time; current batteries the worst performers; the need to improve cycle life by 3-10x

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A plot of ESOI for 7 potential grid-scale energy storage technologies. Benson from Stanford University and Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) has quantified the energetic costs of 7 different grid-scale energy storage technologies over time. The Stanford study considered a future US grid where up to 80% of the electricity comes from renewables. The current total energy storage capacity of the US grid is less than 1%, according to Barnhart.

2013 101

NREL and GM announce multi-year R&D partnership to reduce cost of automotive fuel cells

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The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and General Motors (GM) are partnering on a multi-year, multi-million dollar joint effort to accelerate the reduction of automotive fuel cell stack costs through fuel cell material and manufacturing research and development (R&D). The effort includes staff collaboration and the exchange of equipment, knowledge, and materials.

2014 91

CMU researchers find controlled charging of PHEVs can cut cost of integration into electricity system by 54-73%; higher benefits with wind power

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In a new study published in the journal Applied Energy , Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers found that controlled charging of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) reduces the costs of integrating the vehicles into an electricity system by 54–73% depending on the scenario.

2014 125

Consortium seeks to show total cost of EVs can be less than combustion engine reference car

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Michelin and Siemens, in cooperation with research partners at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, are launching a project to demonstrate that the total cost of electric vehicles can be less than that of a conventional combustion-engined car. million) project will be funded by the BMVBF and the project partners at a ratio of 50:50. —Max Nastold, managing director of e-MotionLine.

2013 83

KIT seeking to halve manufacturing costs of batteries and electric powertrains

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Costs of manufacturing batteries and electric powertrains can be halved by 2018, if the gaps in the innovation chain can be closed, according to researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). KIT presented its concept of the €200-million (US$275-million) project at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt.

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Axeon awarded EU funding to reduce size, weight and cost of EV & hybrid vehicle batteries

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European Li-ion automotive battery supplier Axeon has been awarded research funding from the EU to reduce the weight, volume and cost of batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles as part of a €3.32-million (US$4.72-million) consortium program called SmartBatt. Reduction in battery pack cost by 5%-10%. The SmartBatt project is scheduled to last 24 months up until the end of 2012.

2011 69

Ford poll finds Europeans want freedom of car ownership, but worry about traffic, cost of driving, environment

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A new Ford Motor Company-sponsored poll of 6,000 people across Europe found that most Europeans remain committed to car ownership, but have growing concerns about traffic congestion, the cost of driving and the environment. The Ford survey showed the majority of people say life would be “impossible” without a car; however 76% of Europeans say they are affected by stress from traffic congestion and fuel prices.

2012 105

Study finds technology cost of achieving European 2020 LDV CO2 targets more than offset by resultant fuel savings

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Provisional 2030 economic impact of achieving the 2020 targets in the two Phase I scenarios—Current Policy Initiatives and Tech 1— compared to baseline. A report published by Cambridge Econometrics and Ricardo-AEA concludes that overall, the cost of technologies required to meet proposed European 2020 CO 2 regulations for vehicles (95 g/km for cars and 147 g/km for vans) will be more than offset by the resultant fuel savings.

2013 89

DOE Lab Investment Incubator Activity targeting advanced EV battery development

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For example, over the past 10 years, DOE-funded research and development has helped reduce the cost of lithium-ion batteries by 80%, lowering the cost of electric vehicle packs to $185/kWh. While significant progress has been made with batteries, for electric vehicles to become more widespread, costs must be driven down further. Batteries

2019 76

Report: Sumitomo and Kyoto University developing lower temperature molten-salt battery; about 10% the cost of Li-ion

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in partnership with Kyoto University, has developed a lower temperature molten-salt rechargeable battery that promises to cost only about 10% as much as lithium ion batteries. Sumitomo intends to commercialize the battery around 2015 and market it as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries used in automobiles and homes, according to the report. The ZEBRA battery is an example of a molten salt battery.

DOE seeking input on analysis methodology and assumption for estimating total cost of ownership of future advanced vehicle technologies

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DOE analysis of ownership costs for future mid-size car. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0000592 ) seeking input from the public on its analysis methodology and assumptions used for estimating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of various advanced vehicle technologies within DOE’s portfolio that have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas GHG) emissions and petroleum consumption.

2011 76

ICCT Senior Fellow projects incremental manufacturing cost of hybrids can drop to ~$1,200 by 2020; subsequent surge in adoption to ~70% of new vehicle sales by 2030

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I don’t think there is going to be much of a sales increase up to about 2020 or so. It will take more time to build up sales so that you can actually design the vehicles around the hybrid system and that’s where you get a lot of cost reduction.

2012 122

CSIRO and Piotrek partner on next-gen solid-state Li-ion batteries for global market

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Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek , are partnering to commercialize Australian-developed battery technologies globally within the next five years. Batteries Solid-state

2019 97

Accenture study finds PEV rollouts challenged by cost of charging infrastructure and grid management

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The large scale rollout of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will be hindered unless investors stimulate demand, lower the cost of public charging infrastructure and manage the impact on the grid, according to a report published by Accenture. The report, “Changing the game: Plug-in electric vehicle pilots”, analyzed a range of electric vehicle trials around the world, focusing on pure electric vehicles (EVs) that depend entirely on charging from the electric grid.

2011 73

XALT introduces low-profile Li-ion battery pack for commercial vehicles; scalable high-density storage

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XALT Energy introduced a new low-profile, high-energy-density battery pack for commercial vehicles at Busworld 2019. The flat, scalable package offers easier installation of new powertrain technologies. Batteries Heavy-duty

2019 78

National Academies Report Examines Hidden Cost of Energy Production and Use in US; Estimates $120B in 2005

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Health and other non-climate damages by life-cycle component for different combinations of fuels and light-duty automobiles in 2005 (top) and 2030 (bottom). Source: “Hidden Costs of Energy”. The report estimates dollar values for several major components of these costs.

2005 111

DOE launches its first Li-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell; driving toward closed-loop recycling

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched its first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center. The ReCell Center is supported by DOE with $15 million over three years and its work will include development of test beds and a process scaleup facility at Argonne.

2019 139

MIT team develops data-driven safety envelope for lithium-ion batteries for EVs

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The safety envelope refers to the the range of mechanical loading conditions ensuring safe operation of battery cells. The biggest challenge of developing such a safety envelope lies in the acquisition of a large data bank of battery failure tests.

2019 106

Electric Drive Director Duvall Confirms NRC Reports Overstated Cost of Plug-ins and Batteries

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The reports were met with great criticism for many reasons including obvious faults in calculating the future costs of lithium-ion battery. The NRC reports stated excessively high costs for li-ion batteries and have been criticism for this fault. Recently we posted findings on this site from a report posted by the National Research Council.

ITM Power reports completion of HydroGEN alkaline electrolyzer project; prototype stack 43% the cost of its PEM counterpart

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This material, together with the low-cost catalysts and injection moulded components developed, offer a prototype stack costing 43% of its PEM counterpart. In addition, ITM said, the properties of the membrane material enable simplification of electrolyzer balance of plant, providing routes to further balance of plant savings. The alkaline environment enables alternative, lower cost non-precious metal catalyst materials to be used.

2011 78

ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

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Researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) developed a model to determine the lifetime costs (i.e., levelized cost)—as opposed to the investment cost—of 9 electricity storage technologies for 12 different applications between 2015 and 2050. Batteries

2019 130

Driving down the cost of electric car batteries. The Green Piece

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While many of the drawbacks of electric cars, such as limited range and the lack of charging infrastructure are gradually being addressed, there remains one hugely prohibitive feature – the price tag. At the heart of this issue is that the batteries used in the vehicles simply cost [.]. The Green Piece age batteries components cost degrade Electric carsMarch 22, 2011. The Green Piece Column.

2011 53

Proterra and Mitsui create $200M credit facility to scale Proterra battery leasing program

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to create a $200-million credit facility in support of a battery lease program. Mitsui, a leading Japanese investment and trading company, holds a diversified portfolio of businesses in various sectors, including mobility, infrastructure and renewable energy.

2019 90

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer.

2019 164

Study sees gradual, focused replacement of lead-acid SLI batteries by Li-ion batteries over next couple of years

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A study by a team of researchers from Germany and South Africa forsees the gradual replacement of lead-acid SLI (starter, lighting and ignition) batteries with Li-ion batteries over the next couple of years. In a paper in the Journal of Power Sources , they suggest that the replacement will probably be specific to certain vehicle OEMs and geographical locations. That will see an uptake of more hybrid-, plug-in hybrids and BEVs in the EU. Batterie

2019 87

SmartBatt aims to reduce weight, size and cost of EV batteries

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A project to reduce the size weight and cost of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries has been awarded research funding from the EU. Axeon, one of Europe’s biggest suppliers of lithium ion battery systems for autos is one of the companies which will be working on the consortium programme called SmartBatt.

Tier 1 Musashi invests in solid-state battery company KeraCel; long-term partnership

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Tier 1 Musashi invests in solid-state battery company KeraCel; long-term partnership. a Silicon-Valley-based venture developing solid-state batteries using 3D printing technologies. The long-term strategic partnership with KeraCel allows Musashi to have priority rights to produce and to supply solid-state batteries with KeraCel’s 3D printing technologies, to provide power system solutions to electric motorcycle market and to explore other potential market opportunities as well.

2019 81

MIT, Stanford and Toyota Research Institute use AI to predict accurately the useful life of batteries

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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) have discovered that combining comprehensive experimental data and artificial intelligence provide the key for accurately predicting the useful life of lithium-ion batteries before their capacities started to wane. The predictions were within 9 percent of the actual cycle life. Here, the predictions were correct 95 percent of the time.

2019 94

Munich Re insuring battery performance; stationary first, EVs in second phase

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Munich Re is the world’s first insurer to offer a product that covers battery performance. The product allows manufacturers in the booming battery market to offer long-term performance guarantees—whose value is backed by the insurance coverage. The new coverage allows battery manufacturers to insure their customer warranties. It will also become easier to obtain project financing, because the maximum costs for any warranties are capped by the insurance cover.

2019 83

UCSD, South 8 team report improved liquefied-gas electrolytes for Li-metal batteries

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Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017—liquefied gas electrolytes—could pave the way to replacing the graphite anode with a lithium-metal anode. C, the team demonstrated lithium-metal anode cycling efficiency of 98.4%. Batteries

2019 111

Southern California Edison Introduces Online Plug-in Car Rate Assistant to Estimate Cost of Fueling Electric Vehicles

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Southern California Edison has launched an online Plug-in Car Rate Assistant to help customers estimate the cost of fueling an electric vehicle and the impact on their electricity bill. The online car rate assistant will provide an idea of the bill impacts and the benefits of charging electric vehicles during off-peak hours, 9 p.m. It’s important for customers to understand the advantages of the various rate plans.

2010 69

Stena Line introducing battery-electric operation to ferry; three stages up to 50 all-electric nautical miles

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Stena Line, one of Europe’s leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 21 routes in Northern Europe, is introducing battery power to its operations. The objective of accomplishing this in several steps is to test and gather knowledge about electrical operation along the way.

2018 130

Electrify America to add Tesla battery storage to more than 100 new charging stations

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Electrify America plans to install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more than 100 of its electric vehicle charging stations nationwide over the course of 2019. Each site will consist of a 210 kW battery system with roughly 350 kWh of capacity.

2019 90

AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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AVEVAI , a new B2B e-mobility and logistics solutions and technology provider based in Singapore, launched its range of IONA electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) at the 5 th Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show in China (16-25 November 2018). Batteries China

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