(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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International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

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the ICE, and IC engine research have a bright future, in contrast with some widely distributed media reports… The power generation and the vehicle and fuel industries are huge, representing trillions of dollars (US) per year in turnover, with a massive infrastructure. Engine lubrication.

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Williams Advanced Engineering showcases Adaptive Multi-Chem battery technology; 223 lightweighting

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Williams Advanced Engineering showcased its latest low-carbon vehicle technologies at Cenex LCV2019 in the UK this week. Williams Advanced Engineering’s Adaptive Multi-Chem technology offers both. Batteries

2019 92

DEUTZ acquires battery specialist Futavis to advance electrification strategy

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Engine company DEUTZ AG has purchased Futavis GmbH, a development service provider for battery management hardware and software. The purchase of Futavis GmbH enables DEUTZ AG to incorporate batteries, a crucial core component, in its electrification strategy. Futavis has extensive technical expertise in electronics, software, battery technology, and battery testing and in ensuring functional safety. Batteries Engines

2019 75

VW's last engines, Toyota batteries, Ford names: Today's Car News

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VW announced that it is now designing the last combustion engines it will sell. Toyota explains why it still uses nickel-metal hydride batteries. And a Chinese battery company says it will pass the magic $100-per-kilowatt-hour threshold as soon as 2020. Ford trademarks two possible names that could go on its upcoming electric SUV. All this and. lithium-ion

Ricardo, Geely to present high-efficiency Magma xEV engine for hybrid applications at Aachen

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At the Aachen Colloquium next week, Ricardo and Geely will present research work into the application of the Ricardo Magma xEV gasoline engine concept into a commercial vehicle series hybrid powertrain, delivering 45% brake thermal efficiency. Engines Hybrids

2019 97

Wärtsilä launches 31SG pure gas engine for marine applications; suited for hybrid systems

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Wärtsilä has launched the 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications. The 31SG is based on the successful Wärtsilä 31 product platform; the diesel version of the engine has been recognized by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine.

2019 97

Zap&Go bringing C-Ion technology to Williams Advanced Engineering-led consortium as part of £246M Faraday Battery Challenge

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Zap&Go Ltd has been selected to contribute its unique Carbon-Ion (C-Ion) technology to a consortium led by Williams Advanced Engineering to develop next-generation battery systems for electric vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 106

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.

2019 151

Altair adds Sendyne battery system simulation software to support advanced EV battery systems design

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Altair , a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, is adding the CellMod Virtual Battery by Sendyne to the Altair Partner Alliance. The default battery model for CellMod is the Panasonic NCR18650A.

2019 85

DOE FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 2 topics include fuel cells, EV batteries, engines

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The Phase I Release 2 topics also include four vehicle subtopics, including electric drive vehicle batteries; SiC device qualification for electric drive vehicle power electronics; fuel efficiency improvement technologies for conventional stoichiometric gasoline direct injection multi-cylinder internal combustion engines; and wide-range high-boost turbocharging system. The vehicle topics: Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries.

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SGL Carbon produces prototypes of fully integrated composite battery enclosures for NIO; battery swapping

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In collaboration with SGL Carbon, Chinese automotive manufacturer NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles. The battery enclosure is extremely lightweight, stable and safe.

2019 97

KIT establishing institue to help combustion-engine SMEs re-orient to e-mobility; Fit4E

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is establishing a “Transformation Hub Electric Mobility” to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) with specialized knowledge in the process chain for manufacturing a combustion engine re-orient for electric mobility.

2019 97

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

2019 97

Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group form automotive battery JV; Aston Martin launch customer

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Two UK-based companies—Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group—have formed a new joint venture—Hyperbat Limited—to produce batteries for future hybrid and electric vehicles. What will be the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturer will open in early 2019 in Coventry. The launch customer for Hyperbat batteries is the Aston Martin Rapide E, which will be a limited production run. Batteries

Concept: modular EV-hybrid features battery and engine swapping

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The front-wheel drive traction motor (blue) and in-floor 5 kWh battery pack (green) are always present. The car can change between a rear engine-pack (red) and a larger battery-pack (green) to enable hybrid or full EV operation. A Romanian team—Dan Scarlat (automotive journalist), Marian Cilibeanu (designer) and Cristian Ionescu (engineer)—are proposing the SCI hyMod modular concept car. Full hybrid system output (front motor and rear engine) is 150 hp.

2012 96

ULEMCo and Revolve demonstrate 45% thermal efficiency for 100% hydrogen engine

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ULEMCo and its R&D partner Revolve Technologies have demonstrated thermal efficiencies of 45% in engine control strategies for a 100% hydrogen-fueled engine being developed for the Mega Low Emissions (MLE) truck demonstrator unveiled earlier this year. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure; counters conventional wisdom

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The discovery, published in Nature , challenges the conventional belief that lithium metal batteries fail because of the growth of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) between the lithium anode and the electrolyte. Our ultimate goal is to enable a commercially viable lithium metal battery.

2019 136

Two new V6 engines with 48V mild hybrid system for Audi Q8; gasoline and diesel

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Audi is expanding the engine line-up for its luxury SUV, the Q8—as well as its roll-out of its 48V mild hybrid system ( earlier post )—by adding two V6 engine versions. With the turbocharged gasoline engine, the Audi Q8 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1

2019 111

Stanford-led team devises new coating for stable lithium-metal batteries

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A Stanford-led research team invented a new coating—a multifunctional network material—to stabilize lithium-metal anodes and finally make lightweight lithium-metal batteries safe and long lasting, which could usher in the next-generation of electric vehicles. Batteries

2019 116

Mazda to develop BEV and EREV with rotary engine range extender

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Mazda said that overall, it will deploy compact, lightweight electrification technologies while further refining the internal combustion engine. Mazda expects that by 2030, internal combustion engines combined with some form of electrification will account for 95% of the vehicles it produces and battery electric vehicles will account for 5%. The range extender will recharge the battery when necessary to effectively increase the vehicle's driving range.

2018 79

Ford partnering with Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for next-gen EVs

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Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Solid Power ( earlier post ) to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries.

2019 139

Williams Advanced Engineering and Airbus collaborate on materials and battery technologies for Zephyr HAPS program

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In 2015, Airbus Defence and Space and Sion Power Corporation signed a three-year Collaborative Agreement under which Sion Power enhanced and supplied proprietary lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries for use in Zephyr aircraft. Aviation Batteries Materials Weight reduction

2017 78

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. This investment works to overcome the technology and engineering challenges that hinder these DOE lab-developed technologies. Batteries

2019 76

Williams Advanced Engineering wins award for the Formula E battery

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Williams Advanced Engineering, the engineering services and technology division of the Williams Group, won the “Most Innovative New Motorsport Product” award for the Formula E battery at the Race Tech World Motorsport Symposium.

2015 85

HELLA develops battery solutions for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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With its new Dual Voltage Battery Management System and PowerPack 48 Volt products, the company is now one of the first on the market to offer innovative battery module solutions for mild-hybrid vehicles. 48V Batteries Hybrids

2019 95

Ford Europe bringing 48V mild hybrid tech to Tourneo van; new diesel engines

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Ford Europe will introduce more powerful and fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engines, new 48V EcoBlue mild Hybrid powertrains; and driver assistance technologies including Active Park Assist in the enhanced Ford Tourneo Custom people-mover from mid-2019. 48V Diesel Engines Hybrids

2019 111

UECC contracts for two battery hybrid LNG car carrier vessels

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The vessels will be equipped with a Battery Hybrid LNG Solution which will place UECC beyond IMO’s target for a 40% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. In our strategy we take a long-term view, and that’s why we go for a battery hybrid LNG fuel solution on our new buildings.

2019 102

US Air Force contract awarded to ZAF Energy Systems for nickel-zinc battery system

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ZAF), a developer of next-generation battery technology, has been awarded a $1.4-million contract for a nickel-zinc (NiZn) battery system to support the US Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ground facility. BatteriesZAF Energy Systems, Inc.

2019 85

Hyundai NEXO FCEV and Kona electric CUV win spots in 2019 WardsAuto 10 Best Engines

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Hyundai has taken two out of the ten spots in the 2019 WardsAuto 10 Best Engine competition with the all-new 2019 NEXO FCEV fuel cell vehicle and 2019 Kona Electric CUV. Additionally, the Kona’s Electric battery is covered by Hyundai’s industry leading Lifetime Battery Warranty.

2018 137

Purdue engineers use upcycled plastic to boost performance and lifespan of Li-S batteries

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Purdue engineers have used upcycled low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic to boost the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries. When a PSC layer was utilized as an interlayer in lithium–sulfur batteries, the sulfur cathode delivered an improved capacity of 776 mAh g –1 at 0.5C However, systemic problems of lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries are associated with polysulfide shuttling effect and poor Coulombic efficiency. Batteries Li-Sulfur

2018 69

2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

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dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx battery capacityThis year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S.

2017 72

Siemens partners with Chinese R&D center TIES to develop new technologies for EV batteries

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Siemens Digital Industries Software has partnered with Tianmu Lake Institute of Advanced Energy Storage Technologies (TIES), a major Chinese energy storage research and development center, to build an Advanced Battery Technology Innovation Center. The Innovation Center will provide the advanced battery innovation chain and industry chain with comprehensive digital services, including design and simulation, test and analysis, pilot verification and engineering simulation.

2019 81

Mercedes plant to make batteries, electric motors after 113 years of engines

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Batteries Germany Production Daimler battery pack plug-in carsThe first vehicle in history considered to be an automobile was the Benz Motorwagen of 1885. It was also the first vehicle from an automaker that has been around for the duration of the industry: we know it today as Mercedes-Benz. In other words, the company has been building cars for 132 years. DON'T MISS: Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by.

2017 67

MIT team proposes flex-fuel gasoline-alcohol engine PHEV long-haul trucks

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In a paper being presented at WCX SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit this week, a team from MIT is proposing the use of a flex-fuel gasoline-alcohol engine approach for a series-hybrid powertrain for long-haul Class 8 trucks. In this approach the engine would provide comparable (or possibly greater) efficiency than a diesel engine while also providing around 90% lower NO x emissions than present cleanest diesel engine vehicles.

2019 85

Imec doubles energy density of its solid-state Li-metal batteries to 400 Wh/liter

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With its engineering roadmap for solid-state batteries, imec aims to surpass wet Li-ion battery performance and reach 1000 Wh/L at 2-3C by 2024. As such, the assembly of the new cells could be done by slight modification of existing manufacturing lines for Li-ion batteries.

2019 129

Electric car battery research pact seeks to keep German auto prowess

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built largely on its expertise with one specific technology: the internal combustion engine. 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.,

2019 84

Toronto orders an additional 10 New Flyer battery-electric transit buses

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New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, announced an award from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for an additional ten forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses. Canada Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 162

Rheinmetall/HUAYU JV develops new casting process suited for complex engine block geometries and motor housings

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Engineers merged the advantages of various casting processes to deliver high-quality, highly robust engine blocks that can also be cast in comparatively short cycle times. This is exactly what engine builders want for today’s highly stressed engine generations.

2019 92

Rüsselsheim Engineering Center developing next four-cylinder gasoline engine generation for Groupe PSA; optimized for hybrids

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The Rüsselsheim Engineering Center will take on the global responsibility for the development of the next-generation of high-efficiency gasoline engines for all Groupe PSA brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall). The next generation of four-cylinder engines will be optimized for operation in combination with electric motors and will be used in the drive train of hybrid systems. —Opel’s Managing Director Engineering, Christian Müller.

2018 69

Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

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How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts of the global auto industry. In 2019, the small Japanese maker will offer a combustion-engine technology never before achieved in production: a gasoline engine that can work.

2017 64

DOE awards $17M for vehicle technologies; batteries, PEEM, engines, materials, fuel

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The newly selected projects are in five areas: energy storage; power electronics and electric motors (PEEM); advanced combustion engines; materials technologies, and fuels and lubricant technologies. High speed precision printing and UV curing for ceramic separators This project will develop the next generation of safer Lithium Ion PEV batteries by combining high speed precision printing and UV curing to instantly fixture ceramics on separator film.

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Novelis creates first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution; flat-rolled, cost-effective design

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has developed the first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution to address customers’ needs in the rapidly growing electric vehicle and battery markets. The design incorporates direct feedback from industry partners as well as automotive design engineers. Novelis Inc.

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