Sumitomo Chemical to more than double PERVIO Li-ion separator production capacity; supplier to Panasonic, Tesla

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Sumitomo Chemical will more than double its production capacity for lithium-ion secondary battery separators, marketed under the PERVIO brand name. PERVIO, which combines a heat-resistant layer composed of aramid fiber and ceramics with a polyolefin substrate, contributes to battery safety. PERVIO is chiefly used in automotive battery cells through its use in Panasonic’s high-capacity and high-energy density cylindrical lithium-ion secondary batteries.

2015 91

Tesla to use Umicore in Li-ion battery recycling program in Europe

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Tesla Motors has launched a recycling program in Europe for its Li-ion battery packs, and will recycle its battery packs at Umicore ’s UHT facility in Belgium. After that, Umicore will transform the cobalt into high-grade lithium cobalt oxide, which can be resold to battery manufacturers.

2011 71

Tesla Powered Th!nks?

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Michael Kanellos over at reports from the recent Clean-Tech Investor Summit that Tesla Motors will be selling its battery packs to other electric car companies. Martin Eberhard, CEO of Tesla Motors, said that Tesla has formed a group called Tesla Energy Now to sell battery packs to other companies. "A nk Global, has been searching for a viable, affordable battery to power the new Th!nk A Tesla-powered Th!nk

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Panasonic and Tesla expand supply agreement for Li-ion cells; nearly 2 billion through 2017

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Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have expanded their 2011 supply agreement so that Panasonic will now supply nearly 2 billion automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla through 31 December 2017 at long-term preferential prices. Panasonic also has a position in Tesla, having purchased $30 million of Tesla’s common stock in a private placement transaction that closed in November 2010. — Tesla Co-Founder and CEO Elon Musk.

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Daimler, Evonik Automotive Li-ion JV to Build Factory This Fall in Kamenz; Application in Mercedes Vehicles from 2012

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KG, the automotive lithium-ion battery joint venture formed in 2008 by Daimler AG and Evonik Industries AG ( earlier post ), will begin construction of its production facility this autumn in Kamenz, Germany. Production is slated to begin in 2011, with the first application of Li-ion battery systems in Mercedes vehicles from 2012. One of the key technologies for this is the lithium-ion battery. Tags: Batteries

2009 60

Dalhousie team demonstrates stable cycling of anode-less Li-metal cell with liquid electrolytes; possible shift away from solid-state batteries

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A team at Dalhousie University led by Professor Jeff Dahn, with colleagues from Tesla Canada R&D and the University of Waterloo, has demonstrated stable cycling of an anode-less Li metal cell by using a dual-salt electrolyte (1 M lithium difluoro(oxalate)borate (LiDFOB) and 0.2 The researchers suggest that their results could shift research focus away from solid-state batteries (SSBs) as a rechargeable, high-energy-density solution. Batteries

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Lux Research: Panasonic battery division back to profitability and expanding due to Tesla Model S

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Panasonic’s lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery division is resurgent, largely due to the shipments of Tesla Motors’ Model S, notes Lux Research. In Q2 2013, Panasonic’s battery division made about $40 million in profits, a turnaround from one year before, when it lost $20 million in Q2 2012. Battery cell sales for hybrids, plug-in hybrids and EVs.

2013 91

Dahn Lab at Dalhousie signs exclusive 5-year research partnership with Tesla, beginning in 2016

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Tesla Motor’s Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel signed a 5-year research agreement with Dalhousie University’s Jeff Dahn, Li-ion battery researcher with the Faculty of Science, and his group of students, postdoctoral researchers and technical staff. 3M and NSERC have funded Dahn’s Industrial Research Chair in Materials for Advanced Batteries since 1996.). New Li-ion electrode materials. Batteries

2015 84

Lux: Tesla likely to miss 2020 vehicle target by >50%; Gigafactory to bring only modest reduction in costs, >50% overcapacity

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Lux Research forecasts that Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory—the announced new 35 GWh lithium-ion cell production facility that is the target of hot competition between five states ( earlier post )—will bring about only a modest reduction in Li-ion battery costs and create significant overcapacity, given likely Tesla EV sales in 2020 of less than half of the company’s targeted 500,000.

2014 108

Mercedes-Benz presenting new battery-electric B-Class concept at Paris show

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Mercedes-Benz will present a battery-powered electric concept variant of the B-Class at the Paris Motor Show, reportedly developed in partnership with Tesla Motors. This concept vehicle is one of the first models to incorporate the term “Electric Drive” into its model designation; in the future, “Electric Drive” lettering will be featured on all battery-powered electric passenger cars from Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG and smart.

2012 83

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporations All-Electric Walk-In Van Chassis Debuts at NTEA Work Truck Show; Enova Drive System, Tesla Battery Pack

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The FCCC electric WIV also marks the first commercial vehicle application of a Tesla Motors Li-ion battery pack, which provide up to a 100-mile driving range on a single charge. The battery pack will charge from fully depleted to fully charged in six to eight hours.

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IBM Almaden Lab Exploring Lithium-Air Batteries for Next-Generation Energy Storage

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General schematic of a lithium-air battery. The team plans to explore rechargeable Lithium-Air systems, which could offer 10 times the energy capacity of lithium-ion systems. Lithium-ion rechargeable (secondary) batteries are based on a pair of intercalation electrodes.

Tesla previews “Roadster 3.0” update; 70 kWh pack

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In a post on the company blog, Tesla Motors outlined the areas addressed with an upcoming a Roadster 3.0 Tesla also said no new Model S battery pack or major range upgrade is expected in the near term. package consists of three main improvement areas: Batteries. Tesla said it has identified a new LI-ion cell that has 31% more energy than the original Roadster cell.

2014 84

Toyota introduces new RAV4 EV; 41.8 kWh pack, 100-mile range

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., The battery-electric SUV features a 41.8 kWh Li-ion pack, offering an expected driving range rating of approximately 100 miles (161 km). The battery warranty is 8 years or 100,000 miles. The RAV4 EV—22 months in development—combines a Tesla Motors-designed and -produced battery and electric powertrain with Toyota’s most popular SUV model. Electric (Battery) Plug-insRAV4 EV. Click to enlarge.

2012 101

Tesla Unveils Model S Electric Sedan

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Tesla Motors Inc. unveiled its long-anticipated second model, the four-door Model S battery-electric sedan. The Tesla Model S. Tesla says that rapid charging will recharge the battery pack in 45 minutes. Tesla plans to produce 20,000 Model S sedans a year.

2009 90

ALTe Developing Series Plug-in Hybrid Powertrains for Conversion and OEM Applications

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ALTe already has Gen 1 proof-of-concept systems running in a Crown Vic taxi equipped with a 20 kWh Li-ion battery pack. “The series plug-in hybrid is the best transitional powertrain technology due to cost and range issues of current battery science.”

2009 128

Pike Research makes 10 electric vehicle predictions for 2013

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Within that context of accelerating sales growth, the 10 specific predictions are: Capital veers from vehicles to battery components. During 2013, investment will shift toward companies developing battery components, rather than companies that develop complete packs. The EV battery industry continues to await commercially viable breakthroughs in energy and power density that could lead to a new level of performance. 48-Volt batteries.

2012 120

Toyota RAV4 EV key for meeting California ZEV requirements; Tesla powertrain uses Model S components

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The converted RAV4 is the result of the partnership between Toyota and Tesla Motors announced in May 2010; Toyota has contracted for 2,600 units. Depending upon consumer response and demand, Toyota could consider contracting with Tesla for additional units, perhaps to be rolled out in cities such as Boston and New York, or in other California ZEV states. The RAV4 EV combines a Tesla-designed and produced battery and electric powertrain with Toyota’s most popular SUV model.

2012 94

BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

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The battery pack is comprised of 5,088 lithium-ion cells for a cummulative 35kWhrs of energy storage. These specifications sound strikingly similar to the electric drive and energy storage system found in the very impressive AC Propulsion eBox electric vehicles which also sport a 5,088 lithium-ion cell battery with 35kWhrs of capacity. second li-ion powered tzero. The rechargeable battery is made up of 5,088 cells grouped into 48 modules.

2008 100

Toyota Concerned About Market Viability of Plug-ins, Sees Clear Path to Commercialization of Fuel Cell Technology in 2015

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Based on its 15 years of experience with advanced battery technology and the now-mainstream Prius, Toyota has key unanswered questions regarding market acceptance of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and who the target buyers—in numbers sufficient to meet California ZEV mandates—might be, according to Michael O’Brien, Toyota’s US corporate manager for advanced technology vehicle planning. The higher energy density of lithium batteries will be required for EVs and plug-in hybrids.

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Batteries Included $142,000 Grant 2006 Archive GM Plug-in Series Hybrid? Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One? Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car?

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