Investigating hexatitanate for lithium rechargeable battery anodes

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Researchers in Europe have been investigating the potential of the protonated hexatitanate H 2 Ti 6 O 13 as an anode material for rechargeable lithium batteries.

Electric Car Battery Research: Graphene Foam For Faster Recharging?

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It's incredibly light, incredibly strong and very simple. Made up from sheets of carbon only a single atom thick, it's the material's potential use in batteries that has us excited. Graphene is described as a "wonder material" within the scientific community, winning the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. Graphene foam, says arstechnica, is the latest

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EU funded project developing fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles

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million (US$5 million) research project to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer batteries for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The PolyZion (Fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery based on ionic liquids) received funding of €2.4 This research involves the development of a new class of fast rechargeable batteries based on a zinc-plastic system incorporating a novel, inexpensive, environmentally sustainable solvent.

Cambridge team successfully tests hybrid light aircraft; 30% fuel savings

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Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested a light aircraft powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system, in which an electric motor and gasoline engine work together to drive the propeller. Hybrid in flight. Click to enlarge.

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AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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AKASOL will supply battery systems for more than 40 Coradia iLint hydrogen trains ( earlier post ), which have been ordered from Alstom by the Lower Saxony Transit Authority and the Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association. Batteries Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

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Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

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Hyundai Motor is introducing a hydrogen fuel cell concept version of its H350 light commercial van at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover. The H350 Fuel Cell’s powertrain is formed of a hydrogen tanks, fuel cell stack, high-voltage battery pack, inverter, and electric motor.

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New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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In China, the recently opened Airbus China Innovation Center (ACIC) battery lab is looking to power a new generation of electric-powered aerial vehicles. Asia is the global epicenter of battery development and production, with Japan and Korea as the worldwide leaders.

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PowerGenix to supply NiZn batteries for traffic light backup systems

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PowerGenix, the manufacturer of high performance, rechargeable Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) batteries ( earlier post ), has entered an exclusive agreement with PSI Acquisition, LLC to supply battery cells for UP-Stealth, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for the traffic industry. Starting in April, PowerGenix NiZn battery packs will be deployed in traffic installations in metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Nikkei reports Mitsubishi Motors to release electric light truck in FY12

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has started developing an electric light truck—its third electric vehicle—with a fiscal 2012 launch in mind. The new EV reportedly will be targeted at farmers, contractors and others who use light trucks for their work—applications in which limited range is less of an issue. The electric light truck will allow users to recharge its battery off normal household power outlets. The Nikkei reported that Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

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Saft to deliver e6T Li-ion batteries to Lockheed Martin for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program

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Saft has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin for delivery of e6T Li-ion battery systems for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Program. The Saft e6T Li-ion battery system is designed as an auxiliary power source for military vehicles and features an advanced, lightweight design within the dimensions of a traditional lead-acid battery, enabling easy integration into the vehicle.

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Sevcon Motor Controllers for new AUCMA EV light electric truck

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Ltd has selected Sevcon as the motor controller supplier for its new light truck, the A-2. Aimed at municipal fleets in both domestic and overseas markets, the new A-2 light duty truck is powered by a 72V 16 kW AC motor. The A-2 can be fully recharged via a 220V 30A socket in 8 hours, with the onboard charger safely switching off when the battery is fully charged. Chinese firm AUCMA Electric Vehicle Co.

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Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist vessels going battery-electric; ABB power and propulsion

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ABB will supply a comprehensive integrated power and propulsion solution for the new-build vessels, including lithium-ion battery packs and an onshore charging system, enabling sustainable operation with maximum reliability. Electric (Battery) Ports and MarineNew York Governor Andrew M.

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Altair ProductDesign to support development of the New Edison2 Very Light Car

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Altair ProductDesign is partnering with Edison2 to assist in the design of the new Very Light Car 4.0 (VLC VLC 4.0), the next generation version of the innovative, light-weight, fuel-efficient vehicle entered in the Progressive Automotive XPRIZE in 2010.

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Bosch offers more details on the light-duty hydraulic-hybrid drive developed with PSA

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Bosch, in collaboration with PSA Peugeot Citroën, is developing a hydraulic full-hybrid powertrain to reduce fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions in light-duty vehicles. The pressure accumulator has a more limited capacity and range than the lithium-ion batteries found in electric cars.

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Nissan displays 3 light commercial truck models using Nissan LEAF systems and components

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Atlas F24 Refrigerator Van by Li-ion Battery The Atlas F24 Refrigerator Van by Li-ion Battery features a refrigerating compressor that operates on a combination of an electric motor with a lithium-ion battery power system developed by 4R Energy Corporation. Nissan Motor Co.,

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Robert Allan Ltd. designs new battery-electric pilot boat

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It features a fully electric twin screw drivetrain and a substantial bank of high energy density batteries that are recharged from shore power. This boat is suited for short run applications of 5 nautical miles (NM) or less and where there is time between jobs to recharge the batteries.

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Lead battery research consortium promises big leap in performance; technical roadmap under development

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A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares a new technical roadmap designed to extend both the performance and lifetime of the core battery technology. Since it was formed as the ALABC 25 years ago, the Consortium for Battery Innovation has ushered in innovations including start-stop batteries to help reduce CO 2 emissions and boost fuel economy. Batteries

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Honda to add new dedicated hybrid model with i-MMD in US in 2018; hybrid system to expand to light trucks

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kWh Li-Ion battery pack. This was achieved by utilizing VDA-standard, high-energy density Li-Ion battery cells, unifying the battery ECU and cell voltage sensor into one component and utilizing a single rather than dual cooling duct. The battery pack is recharged by the propulsion motor operating in regenerative braking mode, and by the generator motor, which is powered by the gasoline engine.

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U Waterloo team shows four-electron conversion for Li-O2 batteries for high energy density; inorganic molten salt electrolyte, high temperature

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Chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries, and in the process created a working battery with near 100% coulombic efficiency. By operating the battery at 150 ?C Batteries Li-O2

MAN eTGE battery-electric van to be mass-produced from July onwards

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MAN, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is now selling a battery-electric van, the MAN eTGE. Around 70% of light commercial vehicles used in urban areas travel fewer than 100 kilometers per day on average. A 40 kW charging station fills a battery up to 80% in 45 minutes.

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ANL researchers report photo-excitation can speed up Li-ion charging by factor of two

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have reported that a new photo-excitation mechanism can speed up the charging of lithium-ion batteries by a factor of two or more. The principle of a photo-accelerated lithium-ion battery cell. Batteries

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EDAG Showcases Latest Version of Light Car Concept EV at Geneva; Emphasis on Space Frame

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EDAG’s Light Car - Open Source at the Geneva Motor Show. Global engineering services provider EDAG showcased its latest technical advances in the development of its concept car, the “Light Car - Open Source”, at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

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Navigant: 2016 advanced battery shipments through Q3 = 323M cells and $3.8B in sales

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According to a new report from Navigant Research, the shipment volume of advanced batteries for the first three quarters of 2016 equates to more than 323.5 million individual battery cells, 16.1 Advanced batteries energy capacity by segment, world markets: 3Q 2016.

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MPK Pozna? orders 21 Solaris electric buses; ~$18.5M

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based carrier will be fitted with Solaris High Power batteries. In the case of the 12-meter Urbinos, the batteries will feature a capacity of 116 kWh; the articulated units, 174 kWh. Energy storage will be adapted to fast and frequent recharging using high charging power.

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DOE to issue funding opportunity for batteries and electrification to enable extreme fast charging

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends ( DE-FOA-00001807 ) to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001808) targeting the development plug-in electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels. Batteries for Extreme Fast Charging (XFC). Batteries Electric (Battery

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FUSO eCanter electric truck delivering gas bottles in London?s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

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Daimler Trucks continues deliveries of the FUSO eCanter, its fully electric light-duty truck. Calor’s vehicle typically covers around 50 kilometers a day, and its batteries are replenished overnight at a recharging point in the depot. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Volkswagen to introduce battery-electric compact SUV in US in 2020; based on I.D. CROZZ

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Volkswagen Group of America announced it will introduce a new battery-electric compact SUV in the US in 2020. The I.D.CROZZ combines an 83 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a pair of electric motors, one on each axle. In manual driving mode, the ambient lighting in the I.D.

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OSU hybrid “solar battery” uses photo-assisted charging to improve performance of Li-air batteries; “negative overpotential”

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Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a novel strategy to improve the efficiency and performance of non-aqueous lithium-oxygen (Li-air) batteries. Thus, Li-air batteries are of great interest (as evidenced by more than 300 research papers on the topic in the past 3 years).

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JCESR team identifies new mechanism hampering Mg-ion batteries; unforeseen reactivity

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Rechargeable magnesium batteries are of great interest as potential “beyond Li-ion” systems for extended electric vehicle range. Toyota, for one, has been pursuing Mg batteries at the research level for a number of years. This wastes electrolyte, drying out the battery over time.

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Advanced Battery Technologies to supply Li-ion batteries for 20K Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile electric cars

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Advanced Battery Technologies signed a strategic partnership agreement with Jiangsu Duke New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd to supply its fast charging lithium-ion batteries for Jiangsu Duke’s 20,000 electronic sports cars in 2015. It expects to produce 20,000 electric sports cars in 2015 and Advanced Battery Technologies will provide the fast charging lithium batteries for all these vehicles.

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24M and partners awarded $3.5M from ARPA-E to develop ultra-high-energy density batteries with new lithium-metal anodes

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The funds will be used to develop novel membranes and lithium-metal anodes for the next generation of high-energy-density, low-cost batteries. 24M’s core technology is semi-solid lithium-ion, a new class of lithium-ion batteries that will be initially deployed in stationary storage.

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Yale team develops dendrimer-graphene oxide composite film for improved cycling of Li-sulfur batteries

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Sulfur, a light and abundant element capable of gaining multiple electrons, is a promising alternative cathode material for high-energy-density rechargeable batteries (i.e., Li–S battery) due to its high theoretical capacity of 1,672 mAh g −1. Batteries Li-Sulfur

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Driving the VW e-Golf; strategy, assembly in Wolfsburg, Braunschweig battery plant

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The e-Golf (“Das e-Auto” earlier post ), the Volkswagen brand’s second series production battery-electric vehicle after the e-up!, Early display cutaway of the e-Golf battery pack. Training cutaway of the production battery pack. Installing the battery pack. The e-Golf.

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Johnson Controls partners with Toshiba on new Li Titanate start-stop battery with SCiB cells

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Johnson Controls’ 12-V Lithium Titanate battery will power advanced start-stop vehicles. At the upcoming Detroit Auto Show, Johnson Controls will unveil a new 12V Lithium Titanate battery developed in collaboration with Toshiba for advanced start-stop applications. Batteries

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Alcoa and Phinergy enter joint development agreement for high energy-density aluminum-air batteries

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Alcoa and Israel-based Phinergy have entered into a joint development agreement to develop further Phinergy ’s aluminum-air batteries. Announced at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Atlanta, the partnership will collaborate on new materials, processes and components to commercialize the aluminum-air battery, which could significantly extend electric vehicle range. kWh/kg of Al—second only to the Li-air battery (13.0 Batteries Electric (Battery

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King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro, the public transit authority of King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, will soon begin testing long-range battery-powered buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge, the latest milestone toward a zero-emission fleet.

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Volkswagen’s first two production battery-electric vehicles debut at Frankfurt

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Volkswagen marked its serious entry into the battery-electric vehicle market with the introduction in Frankfurt of its first two series production EVs: the e-up! Volkswagen itself developed all of the components, including the battery. Battery pack. Li-ion battery.

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Yamato, Toyota, Hino start trials of battery-electric 1-tonne delivery truck

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Hino) will begin trials using a small battery-electric truck (EV Truck) in Yamato delivery operations. In light of current battery performance, TMC and Hino believe that it is possible to offer practical commercial electric vehicles for lightweight and short-distance applications.

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EIA AEO2012 projects potential impacts of significant breakthroughs in battery technology

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Relative to the Reference case, the prices of HEVs and PHEV10s (plug-in hybrids with 10-mile electric range) in the High Technology Battery case are 5% below the price in 2035. Cost to consumers of battery storage in two AEO cases. Recharging times.

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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

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Stanford team develops new simple approach for viable Li-metal anodes for advanced batteries

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Lithium-metal anodes are favored for use in next-generation rechargeable Li-air or Li-sulfur batteries due to a tenfold higher theoretical specific capacity than graphite (3,860 mAh/g vs. 372 mAh/g); light weight and lowest anode potential. Batteries Li-O2 Li-Sulfur

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First Solaris electric buses in service in Pozna?; 21 total

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based carrier will be fitted with Solaris High Power batteries. In the case of the 12-meter Urbino vehicles, the batteries will have a capacity of 116 kWh; the articulated bus batteries have a capacity of 174 kWh. Bus Electric (Battery

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European automotive and automotive battery industries call for extension of the exemption of lead-based batteries from the EU ELV Directive

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The EU must continue to allow the use of lead-based batteries in vehicles as they are essential for the needs of future generations of European cars, according to the automotive and automotive battery industries in Europe. Lead battery and car manufacturers have requested that the current exemption for lead-based batteries within the ELV Directive’s wider ban on lead in light-duty vehicles is maintained for at least another eight years.

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