Toyota and Toyota Industries announce new battery for hybrid electric vehicles

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Industries Corporation announced that they have jointly developed a new battery for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) in anticipation of the further development and market introduction of HEVs, which are forecasted to expand rapidly in the future. The companies said they will release information such as target vehicle models as well as battery specifications and performanc prior to equipping Toyota HEVs with the new batteries.

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SES unveils 107 Ah hybrid Li-metal battery, announces new Shanghai gigafactory

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Scheduled for completion in 2023, the Shanghai Giga will be a 300,000 square-foot facility located in Shanghai, capable of producing 1 GWh of Li-Metal batteries annually. SES made the announcements at SES Battery World, the company’s inaugural Battery World virtual event.

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Roskill sees recovery in lithium industry, buoyed by demand from rechargeable battery applications

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Despite the trend toward transportation electrification, the lithium industry has had a rough few years. In 2019, rechargeable batteries accounted for 54% of total lithium demand, almost entirely from Li-ion battery technologies.

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Hyliion introduces next-generation battery module for Class 8 hybrid systems; Toshiba LTO cells

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Hyliion Holdings, a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, instroduced its next generation battery module which integrates Toshiba’s LTO cells with Hyliion’s technology to achieve longer battery life, higher charging rates and improved safety.

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Thailand’s EV industry growing rapidly

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According to the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand, the number of companies that are part of Thailand’s electric vehicle industry has risen significantly since 2015, from 76 to 420 in 2019. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

Geologists discover new path to rare earth mineral formation; implications for green energy and tech industries

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and tech industries. electronics, wind turbines, hybrid cars).

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OC&C survey finds US consumers lag behind major industrialized countries in embracing electric/hybrid vehicles

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Americans are much less likely than consumers in other major industrialized countries to purchase an electric vehicle or hybrid, largely because of concerns over access to charging stations away from home, according to a survey by global consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants. Just 53% of US consumers said they would consider purchasing an EV/hybrid. Only 10% of US consumers said they purchased an EV/hybrid as their most recent vehicle.

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Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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Cummins and GILLIG announced the production of the 100 th GILLIG battery-electric bus built since the two companies began partnering on the heavy-duty transit vehicle. Bus Electric (Battery

Magna providing aluminum battery enclosures for 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup

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Magna is providing battery enclosures for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup. Magna’s battery enclosure for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning protects power source. Magna’s the lightweight aluminum enclosure helps minimize added mass from the truck’s battery.

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Event: Battery Show and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

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Senior leaders from the Department of Energy, Ford Motor Company and LG Energy Solutions are set to headline the upcoming jointly located Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo that will take place in Novi, Michigan, September 14-16, 2021. More Battery News.

Volta Power Systems, Stellar Industries partner on anti-idling Li-ion system for utility service and work trucks

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Volta Power Systems has partnered with Stellar Industries to provide lithium-ion power systems that reduce idling from fleet utility and work trucks. kWh, 48V automotive-grade Li-NMC battery, along with a 110V 48V chassis alternator for recharging. Batteries Hybrids Off-road

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Geely’s Farizon Auto reveals Homtruck commercial vehicle; methanol hybrid, range-extender or swappable battery powertrains

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China Electric (Battery) Engines Heavy-duty MethanolGeely Holding Group’s commercial vehicle brand, Farizon Auto, unveiled its next-generation smart new energy semi-truck, the Homtruck, with production and first deliveries planned for early 2024.

Plug Power partners with Lightning Systems on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks for logistics industry; “middle-mile” solution

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The electric commercial trucks produced by the partnership will be powered by an integrated hybrid-electric drivetrain consisting of Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engines coupled with Lightning Systems’ electric vehicle drivetrain and batteries. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-dut

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Norwegian shipping industry pursuing battery-powered ships

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The Norwegian shipping industry is teaming up to develop battery-powered ships. The first four hybrid vessels will start to sail in 2013/14. Electricity stored in batteries on board ships is another opportunity in the future energy mix and another technology race has started. —Narve Mjøs, Director of Battery Projects in DNV. The first hybrid offshore supply ship, will start to operate within a few weeks.

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Toshiba launches 20Ah-HP SCiB rechargeable Li-ion battery; high energy and high power

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Toshiba Corporation expanded its SCiB product offering with the launch of a 20Ah-HP rechargeable lithium-ion battery cell that delivers high energy and high power at the same time. Toshiba expects to see the new cell deployed in automobiles, industrial equipment, and storage battery systems.

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Honda signs joint development agreement with SES for Li-metal batteries; to take 2% stake

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the area of Lithium-metal rechargeable batteries. Honda has been concurrently looking into several options for next-generation batteries, including all-solid-state batteries Honda is developing independently. This joint development agreement with SES is part of the overall battery strategy of Honda. From here onward, Honda and SES will pursue joint research for the realization of safe, high-durability and high-capacity next-generation EV batteries.

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BHP orders two Wabtec FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives

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Wabtec Corporation announced an order from BHP Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) for two FLXdrive battery locomotives ( earlier post ). The deal builds momentum in the market for the world’s first 100%, battery-powered locomotive and supports the Australia-based natural resource company’s plan to decarbonize its rail network. The FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive represents the future of sustainable rail operations. Electric (Battery) Mining Rail

SAE International revises recommended practice for electric and hybrid electric vehicle safe battery testing

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SAE International has released J2464: Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing , a revised recommended practice for establishing safe battery systems. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) depend on rechargeable energy storage devices such as batteries and capacitors to realize the benefits of improved performance and fuel economy. Batteries Safety Standards Testing

Leclanché picks Comau to develop automated industrial-scale manufacturing lines for Li-ion battery modules for transport

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Leclanché has commissioned Comau to develop an automated manufacturing line for lithium-ion battery modules for transport applications. Comau, a member of the FCA Group, is a worldwide leader in delivering advanced industrial automation products and systems. The all-in-one solution selected by Leclanché is capable of automating the entire battery manufacturing process, from pouch cell stacking and welding to the final assembly of up to 32 different product configurations.

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Airbus and RollsRoyce end E-Fan X hybrid-electric aircraft initiative

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Launched in 2017, the E-Fan X project sought to develop a near-term hybrid-electric flight demonstrator for commercial aircraft. decarbonizing the aviation industry is no small feat. Aviation Electric (Battery) Hybrids

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BMW Group Thailand begins local assembly of high-voltage batteries for BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles

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BMW Group Thailand has inaugurated local high-voltage battery production plant in partnership with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a partner of BMW Group since 1966. The high-voltage battery assembly plant is assembling both battery modules and the battery itself. The start of local battery production enables us to better respond to growing domestic demand for electrified vehicles in Thailand.

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XL Fleet partnering with Curbtender to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid refuse trucks

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Under the terms of the agreement, XL Fleet and Curbtender will jointly develop a series of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial trucks for use in waste management applications. The Quantum is the US Waste Industry’s #1 selling small rear loader.

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Toyota extends battery warranty for Model Year 2020 hybrid, plug-in, and fuel cell electric vehicles

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In the US, Toyota announced it will extend its hybrid battery warranty from 8 years / 100,000 miles to 10 years from date of first use/150,000 miles, whichever comes first. This extension is valid for all new model year 2020 Toyota hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles. All other HV components will retain coverage under the Hybrid System Warranty at 8 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Batteries Fuel Cells Hybrids

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Germany launches R&D facility for industrial-scale Li-ion cell manufacturing; €500M in funding

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the Battery Cell Research Production Center, a new R&D and large-scale industrial manufacturing plant for lithium-ion cells; the center will receive an investment of €500 million. The objective of the facility is to act as an enabler for the development of mass industrial production based on state-of-the-art cell chemistry and cell design. Batteries Europe

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Leclanché to supply battery storage system for two hybrid-powered ferries

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Swiss shipbuilding company Shiptec AG, based in Lucerne, and Siemens Energy SRL, Milan, have selected Leclanché to supply energy storage systems for two new hybrid-powered vessels that will operate on Lake Geneva. Leclanché’s Marine Rack System (MRS), powered by the company’s proprietary lithium-ion cell batteries, was developed especially for the maritime industry and will reduce the ships’ consumption of fossil fuels by 40%. Batteries Hybrids Ports and Marine

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Roy Hill purchases Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive

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Roy Hill , the largest single iron ore mine in Australia, has purchased Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive, the world’s first 100% battery-electric, heavy-haul locomotive ( earlier post ) for the region and the mining industry. The FLXdrive locomotive will be the first for the region and the first for the mining industry and will improve our rail operations from the mine to Port Hedland. Australia Electric (Battery) Mining Rail

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. This is a giant leap towards decarbonization, and unlike anything else that has been done previously in our industry, I believe, and something that we are extremely proud of. To make the vessels even more environmentally friendly and to cut CO 2 emissions further, the vessels will also be equipped with battery packages.

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Kongsberg selects Leclanché for energy storage solutions for electric and hybrid marine industry; 45 MWh for 9 vessels

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Leading global maritime technology company Kongsberg Maritime has selected Leclanché as its battery partner and supplier of customized marine energy storage solutions. The partnership contributes to Kongsberg’s new generation of hybrid power solutions, which are set to deliver efficiencies and to reduce the environmental impact of transportation with autonomous and crewed vessel newbuilds. Leclanché’s batteries will be an integral part of Kongsberg’s hybrid solutions.

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Ford opens portfolio of patented technologies to competitors to accelerate industry-wide electrified vehicle development

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Ford Motor Company is offering competitors access to its electrified vehicle technology patents in a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles. Ford currently offers six hybrid or fully electrified vehicles including Ford Focus Electric; Ford Fusion Hybrid; Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid; Ford C-MAX Hybrid; Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid; and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

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Electric Vehicle Industry Associations – Joining Forces to Drive Adoption

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That’s where EV industry associations come in. The organizations’ annual conferences and webinars promote information sharing among eMobility leaders to drive the industry forward. Blog EV charging infrastructure EV industry E-Mobility EV Charging

Proton Motor Fuel Cell, Torqeedo partner on new Ma-Hy-Hy project for marine hydrogen hybrid propulsion system

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Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH is working with Torqeedo on an innovative hydrogen hybrid propulsion system building kit for maritime mobility, which will be able to deliver fuel cell powers between 30 and 120 kW and variable hydrogen storage capacity. As part of the DEUTZ Group, Torqeedo offers marine electric and hybrid drives from 0.5 Joint sales and marketing activities as well as steps towards industrialization are planned after the successful end of the project.

Rolls-Royce and Flanders Electric to develop hybrid retrofit solution for mining trucks

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Rolls-Royce and Flanders Electric have agreed to develop a retrofit concept for hybridizing mining trucks that can reduce CO 2 emissions by up to 30%. It integrates mtu engines, batteries and hybrid control systems, and Flanders drive train solutions.

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Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing. Super Store Industries leveraged funds from the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to purchase their Orange EV trucks. Super Store Industries is the first dairy manufacturer in the U.S.

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Australian startup H2X launches to produce hydrogen-powered hybrid vehicles

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Australian startup H2X has launched with the mission of producing a range of hydrogen-powered hybrid vehicles targeting different applications and markets. The hybrid concept mixes hydrogen fuel cell, battery, and supercapacitors according to what is best suited to each application.

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Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to form JV for Li-ion battery production in N America; 40 GWh plant

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Stellantis and LG Energy Solution have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America. The parties intend that the joint venture will establish a new battery manufacturing facility that will help power Stellantis’ goal of realizing more than 40% of its sales in the US composed of electrified vehicles by 2030. Batteries Electric (Battery) Lubricating Oils Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Audi locating high-voltage battery development center at Neckarsulm

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Audi is establishing a high-voltage battery development center at the Neckarsulm site. Audi is already developing high-voltage batteries for plug-in hybrids (PHEV) in Neckarsulm. Now, development of complete high-voltage battery portfolios for fully electric vehicles is being predominantly settled at that location and gradually expanded for that purpose. A battery center for testing high-voltage storage technologies will go into operation by 2023.

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Audi upgrades battery capacity in Q5, A6 and A7 Sportback PHEVs

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Audi has upgraded the battery capacity for the Q5, A6, and A7 Sportback PHEVs. The dimensions of the lithium-ion battery have not changed despite its increased energy content. As in all plug-in hybrid models from Audi, charging system compact is part of the standard equipment.

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CWind launches first hybrid-powered surface effect ship: CWind Pioneer

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The vessel was developed in response to an industry-wide push to develop and deploy innovative technologies that reduce CO 2 emissions, while cost-effectively servicing windfarms located further offshore. Diesel Hybrids Ports and Marine

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BNSF and Wabtec commence battery-electric locomotive pilot test in California

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BNSF Railway Company and Wabtec began testing battery-electric locomotive technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, California. As BNSF seeks ways to further reduce its environmental impact, the advancement of battery technology offers some possible solutions.

High-power battery company MOBIUS.energy secures $50M investment commitment from GEM

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MOBIUS will use the funds to scale-up battery module production to support electric aircraft customers through a subscription model including maintenance and salvage services. Aviation & Aerospace Batteries Electric (Battery

Ulstein introduces second hydrogen vessel design: J102 hydrogen hybrid wind turbine installation vessel

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Ulstein has introduced its second hydrogen hybrid vessel design for the offshore industry. Most new jack-up designs feature a battery hybrid system in addition to diesel gen sets, with a future option for hydrogen-powered fuel cell systems, Ulstein said.

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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

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Porsche increases electric range for all Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEVs by up to 30%

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Porsche has increased the electric range of all its Cayenne plug-in hybrid models. The gross capacity of the high-voltage battery is now 17.9 Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé. The Cayenne E-Hybrid models for the new model year are available to order now. Batteries Hybrids Plug-ins

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