Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles. In this context, electric vehicles can help ease overproduction of current by using some of the surplus to charge their batteries.

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Albemarle signs definitive agreement to acquire lithium salts production assets in Asia

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Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate conversion assets and supporting business functions currently operated by Jiangxi Jiangli New Materials Science and Technology Co. The transaction includes manufacturing assets located in both Jiangxi and Sichuan, China focused on the production of battery-grade lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide.

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A123 Systems and Wanxiang execute definitive agreements for investment of up to $465M in A123

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US-based Li-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems announced the execution of definitive agreements with China’s Wanxiang Group Corporation, which follows the non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) that A123 signed with Wanxiang on 8 August 2012. Under the terms of the definitive agreements, Wanxiang plans to invest up to $465 million in A123, which includes an initial credit extension of $25 million that A123 expects to receive this week. Batteries China

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DeepGreen lifecycle analysis argues for sourcing EV battery materials from deep-sea polymetallic nodules

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a company focused on sourcing metals with the least environmental and societal impact, has released the results of a year-long study it commissioned into the impacts of sourcing metals to produce battery cathodes and wiring for electric vehicles (EVs). Canada-based DeepGreen Metals Inc.,

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One North East and Nissan Sign Definitive Agreement on EV Rollout; 619 Free Charging Points by 2011 in North East England, Support for 3kW, 7kW and 50kW Charges

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entered the next phase of their partnership by signing a definitive agreement which sets out a road map for the roll-out of electric vehicles and infrastructure in North East England. The Definitive Agreement also includes One North East’s commitment to a £2.4 Tags: Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Regional Development Agency One North East and Nissan Motor Co.,

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Demand for battery electric vehicles in Europe doubles in July; growth driven by Tesla and Renault

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Even if they still makeup a comparatively marginal part of the overall market, electric vehicles are definitely becoming the industry’s bright spot during these challenging times. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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DOE to award $89M for advanced manufacturing R&D, battery manufacturing a key focus

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Awards will be made at one of two funding levels: Tier 1 - up to $500,000 for up to 2 years - concept definition and proof of concept projects are limited to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2 and TRL 3 activities. A key focus is developing and scaling new, low-cost manufacturing processes to catalyze increased domestic battery manufacturing for vehicle and stationary applications. Batteries Manufacturing

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New group of materials could lead to faster-charging Li-ion batteries

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The researchers, led by Professor Clare Grey, found that lithium ions move through the materials at rates that far exceed those of typical electrode materials, which equates to a much faster-charging battery. The faster this process occurs, the faster the battery can be charged.

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Sony to sell battery business to Murata

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Sony Corporation, the company that in 1991 commercialized the world’s first lithium-ion battery, and Murata Manufacturing have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer of the Sony Group’s battery business to the Murata Group. Sony has operated its battery business since 1975. Batteries

2016 65

New “convection battery” could significantly increase performance of existing as well as new, improved battery chemistries

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Researchers at the University of Missouri’s Department of Chemical Engineering (MU) have developed and demonstrated a new type of battery, referred to as the “convection battery” or “convection cell”. Gordon (2011) High-Energy Density Flow Battery Validation. Batteries

2012 115

SF Motors to acquire EV battery module startup InEVit, headed by Martin Eberhard

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an electric vehicle (EV) battery modularization startup headed by former Tesla CEO Martin Eberhard. InEVit has developed and patented a novel EV chassis architecture, battery module design innovations, and manufacturing techniques that it says will allow the EV industry to scale up the manufacturing of cost-and-feature-competitive vehicles rapidly. InEVit has been working on a chemistry- and form-factor-agnostic battery module design. Batteries Electric (Battery

2017 65

Nissan to sell AESC automotive Li-ion battery business to GSR Capital

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Nissan Motor has entered into a definitive sale and purchase agreement with GSR Capital (GSR), a private investment fund, for the sale of Nissan’s automotive electric battery operations and production facilities to GSR. The sale and purchase agreement covers Nissan’s battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation ( AESC ), as well as battery manufacturing operations in Smyrna, Tennessee, owned by Nissan North America Inc. Batteries Vehicle Manufacturers

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Swiss researchers devise simple procedure to enhance performance of conventional Li-ion batteries without changing chemistries

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The procedure is scalable in size, so the use of rechargeable batteries can be optimized in all areas of application—e.g., Battery storage capacity can be significantly extended, and charging times reduced. The chemical composition of batteries remains the same. Batteries

2016 85

Technical review outlines challenges for both batteries and fuel cells as basis for electric vehicles

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Gasteiger, Chair of Technical Electrochemistry, Technische Universität München; and Dr. Jens-Peter Suchsland, SolviCore GmbH, delve into the technological barriers for all-electric vehicles—battery-electric or PEM fuel cell vehicles. Batteries Fuel Cells

2015 100

ASX and Spirit AeroSystems partner to develop affordable eVTOL aircraft for mass production

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Polypore sells itself; battery separators to Asahi Kasei for $2.2B, separations media to 3M for $1B

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Asahi Kasei projects significant growth in demand for Li-ion battery separators in the automotive segment. a manufacturer of microporous membranes, signed definitive agreements for its sale. Polypore’s energy storage business comprises two main elements: Celgard Li-ion battery separators and Daramic lead-acid battery separators. Batteries Source: Asahi Kasei. growth in Click to enlarge. Polypore International, Inc.,

2015 78

Kenworth, Peterbilt working with Dana on electric truck powertrain development

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At CES 2020, Kenworth displayed a Kenworth K270E battery-electric vehicle—the initial result of the collaboration. PACCAR has worked with leading experts in the field of high-definition mapping, localization, perception and path planning to deliver an integrated autonomous solution.

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California ARB posts final modifications for ZEV rule on fast refueling/battery exchange for public comment

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These final tweaks to the ZEV rule involve the allocation of ZEV credits for different types of ZEV vehicles and the handling of the associated fast-refueling accreditation, which includes the possible use of battery-swapping. plug-in hybrid, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies). Under provisions adopted in 2001, ZEVs with the ability to refuel to 95% of full capacity within 15 minutes are allowed to earn more credit under the Type IV and Type V ZEV definitions.

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Life cycle analysis of three battery chemistries for PHEVs and BEVs; environmental impacts higher than expected

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Flow diagram of the battery system, defined by the functional unit of 50 MJ stored and delivered to the powertrain. The battery systems were investigated with a functional unit based on energy storage, and environmental impacts were analyzed using midpoint indicators.

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VisIC and ZF partner on R&D effort to develop EV inverter based on GaN semiconductor technology; focus on 400V

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The inverter—which converts DC power from the traction battery to AC power that drives the motor—is a key part of the electric drive chain. This conversion comes from a complex sequence of switching events which reconstruct an AC signal from the DC output of the battery.

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ARB hosting public hearing on ZEV modifications; battery swapping out for fast refueling of ZEVs

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Staff is returning to the Board with amendments in four areas: changes to effectuate an agreement between other states adopting California motor vehicle emission standards including the ZEV regulation (Section 177 states) and regulated manufacturers; provisions to ensure ZEVs are delivered for sale in California every year; modifying the fast refueling definition; and adding conforming and clarifying language where needed. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen Policy

2013 85

Nissan team gains insight into atomic structure of SiO using new methodology; potential benefit for Li-ion battery capacity

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The heterostructure model well explains the distinctive structure and properties of the material, which could play an important role in boosting the capacity of Li-ion batteries. Batteries

2016 85

AIST researchers synthesize new class of high-voltage, high-capacity cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

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Since the commercialization of Li-ion batteries by Sony in 1991, lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO 2 ) has been extensively studied as a positive electrode material in rechargeable lithium batteries. Nevertheless, the energy density of LiFePO 4 is approximately 500 Wh kg -1 , which does not meet the specifications for battery devices in electric vehicles. However, so far, no definitive electrode material has been utilized commercially. Batteries

2016 65

Fords View on Electrification Enablers; Looking for Battery Commonization

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During his talk, he suggested that migrating to some battery commonality would be a huge win for the industry simply because it would support a more rapid achievement of the higher production volumes required to bring prices down. But we definitely have this in mind as a long-term goal.

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Kia Futuron concept points to the electric "SUV coupe" of the future

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With its new "tiger face" and big-coupe proportions, Kia's Futuron is a look at the Hyundai subsidiary's battery-electric future, albeit a somewhat distant one. Kia says that the design of its concept—which is definitely, totally, absolutely not a Hyundai EV 45 in disguise—embraces its "360-degree" theme "in the best traditions of UFO

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Second life for Chevrolet Volt batteries

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What will happen to the batteries used in the Chevrolet Volt once they are no longer needed for automotive use? Earlier this year it signed a definitive agreement with ABB Group to identify joint research and development projects that would reuse the Volt battery systems after automotive use – [.]. Chevrolet general motors Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries ABB ABB Power Electronics Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt batteries GM

New operando technique shows atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real-time; applications for batteries and fuel cells

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This may have a tremendous impact on research on catalysts, batteries, fuel cells, and other major energy technologies. Now we can make definitive statements. Batteries Catalysts Fuel Cells

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Boeing details improvements to Li-ion battery system for 787; more than 200,000 engineering hours applied so far

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On 12 March, Boeing received approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration of its plan to test and certify improvements to the 787’s Li-ion battery system. To do so, Boeing is making changes to the battery, to the battery charger, and is building a new enclosure for the battery.

2013 104

Has GM really 'already lost' the electric-car race to Tesla?

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They're easy to understand, and definitive. GM's 238-mile battery-electric hatchback is rolling out. General Motors GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Lots of people like horse races, win-or-lose competitions, and rankings. They may also lose the forest for the trees, which is what we're tempted to suggest about a new article that addresses the launch of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car.

2017 67

Battery maker saved as new agreement is reached

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One week ago we told you how lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123Systems (logo, pictured) was set for a reprieve after reaching an agreement with China’s Wanxiang Group Corporation (see article) – and now the deal has been made official. The companies have now announced the execution of definitive agreements, following on from the earlier signed memorandum [.].

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TU Graz researchers identify singlet oxygen as major cause of deleterious side reactions in Li-air batteries; suggested approach to counter

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Researchers led by a team from Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Austria have shown that singlet oxygen ( 1 O 2 ) forms in the cathode of a Li–O 2 battery during discharge and from the onset charge, and that it is responsible for a major fraction of side products that cause fast ageing in the battery. The researchers identified a class of molecules that can provide a function for the Li-O 2 battery similar to that of the enzyme superoxide dismutase in biological systems.

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-May 2017

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Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles continue to earn a healthy share of the European car market, and it's clear there's still a definitive electric car for Europeans. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Another month, and another round of European electric car sales data is ready for dissemination.

2017 66

Xpeng launches P7 EV in China; up to 706 km NEDC

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kWh CATL high-density slim-profile prismatic battery pack, 110mm height, reaching 170 Wh/kg pack energy density. The P7’s lane-level positioning function is backed by AutoNavi’s high-definition high-precision maps with high-level accuracy. China Electric (Battery

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Dow Energy Materials launches new manganese iron phosphate material for improved battery performance; 10–15% higher energy density

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Dow Energy Materials (DEM), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has introduced a newly developed phosphate-based battery material, Lithium Manganese Iron Phosphate (LMFP), which increases energy density by 10—15% in battery cells over iron phosphate material [LFP]. Dow Energy Materials (DEM) is a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company formed in 2010 to focus on the development of advanced battery systems (cathode, anode, electrolyte). battery manufacturers).

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Abt life-cycle analysis of different Li-ion chemistries for PHEVs and EVs identifies opportunities for improving environmental profile of batteries

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Generic process flow diagram for lithium-ion batteries for vehicles (color coded to present LCI data sources). In addition, a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) anode technology for possible future use in these batteries was assessed. Vehicle/battery types.

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Maxwell Technologies sells HV product line to Renaissance to focus on energy storage for EVs

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a leading developer and manufacturer of energy storage and power delivery technology, has simultaneously signed and closed a definitive agreement to sell its High Voltage (HV) product line to Renaissance Investment Foundation. BatteriesMaxwell Technologies, Inc.,

2018 124

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miles) The range and speed performance is not bad for used UPS (uninterrupted power supply) batteries from a computer back up system. EV Grinning, we have just completed our conversion from gas to electric, two weeks ago the Fiero passed it's safety test with no problems.

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Gallup, EC develop globally consistent, harmonized Degree of Urbanization variable

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In response to this lack of a common definition, a coalition of six international organizations (the EU, FAO, ILO, OECD, UN-Habitat and the World Bank) have developed a single global definition called the Degree of Urbanization.

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GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

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Distributed Energy Storage (DES) demonstration with GM Volt battery pack and ABB PQF inverter. In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter. We took a production battery, a production inverter, made the necessary modifications and found that it could perform the function needed.

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Albemarle signs exclusivity agreement with Mineral Resources for 50/50 lithium JV in W. Australia; $1.15B deal

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The proposed JV, which remains subject to negotiation of definitive documents, would combine Albemarle’s lithium production and marketing expertise with Mineral Resources Limited’s (MRL) leading regional presence and mining capabilities. The first stage, once fully commissioned, is expected to produce at least 50 ktpa of battery-grade lithium hydroxide. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

2018 81

Bolivian-German lithium extraction project takes major step forward; YLB partners with ACISA

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right up to manufacturing battery systems as end-products. YLB-ACISA’s tasks include the precise definition of the areas of activity. innovative and sustainable manufacturing solutions for the photovoltaic, battery and automotive industries. Batteries Latin America Materials

2018 131

BMW i3 REx: owner's 3 years with range-extended electric car

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It’s definitely not perfect, but then again no car is. ownership plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine long-term BMW i3 RExThis week, my 2014 i3 REx turned three years old; I picked it up on May 21, 2014. For the most part I’ve been very pleased with the car.

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Dassaults SVE to Combine with and Dow Kokam in Li-ion Battery Partnership for EVs

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Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault (Dassault) and Dow Kokam LLC have signed an agreement that outlines the intention to combine the business activities of Dassault’s Société de Vehicles Electriques (SVE) unit with Dow Kokam, making Dassault a minority owner of Dow Kokam, a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Townsend Kokam for Li-ion batteries. The transaction is subject to negotiation of definitive agreements and any applicable regulatory approvals. Tags: Batteries

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