MIT team develops data-driven safety envelope for lithium-ion batteries for EVs

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The safety envelope refers to the the range of mechanical loading conditions ensuring safe operation of battery cells. The biggest challenge of developing such a safety envelope lies in the acquisition of a large data bank of battery failure tests. Batteries Safety

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Lithium-ion vs. nickel-metal hydride: Toyota still likes both for its hybrids

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Toyota continues to stay the course with nickel-metal hydride battery cells for many of its hybrid vehicles, even though most other hybrid vehicles from other brands have moved on to using lithium-ion cells exclusively. Los Angeles Auto Show lithium-ion nickel-metal-hydride battery

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Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

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The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack research and development plug-in carsThe performance of those cells improves at about 7 percent a year, give or take: Either the same cell costs 7 percent less after a year, or a carmaker gets 7 percent more energy capacity for the same price. Those.

Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion

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Researchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety. All battery chemistries come with tradeoffs. battery tech

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ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

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The model predicts lithium-ion batteries to be the cheapest technology in the coming decades. We have found that lithium-ion batteries are following in the footsteps of crystalline silicon solar panels. Batteries

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American Manganese begins testing of lithium-ion battery materials recycling pilot plant

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AMY) announced that its processing partner, Kemetco Research, has commenced the processing of a select sample of Li-ion cathode scrap material through Stages 1 and 2 of a pilot recycling plant. Lithium recovery and water recycle. Battery Recycling Flow Sheet.

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Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

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Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, it's by far the most resistant of the three to the notion of battery-electric cars. lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Toyota is one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with General Motors and Volkswagen Group.

Daimler takes minority stake in Sila Nanotechnologies; next-generation lithium-ion battery materials

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Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in US battery material specialist Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. Founded in 2011, Sila Nano is a developer of new battery materials which outperform existing lithium-ion technologies.

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EV battery suppliers face glut of lithium, tight supply of other materials

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Lithium is a critical ingredient for today’s electric-vehicle batteries. Although a host of chemistries show promise—such as sodium-ion, fluoride-ion, or iron-ionlithium-ion is proven, and the demand for it has been increasing rapidly as electric cars take off.

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Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery Could Cut Winter Range Woes

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Batteries lithium-ion winter driving research plug-in cars Winter WeatherFor some electric-car drivers--and potential buyers--range loss in cold winter weather is a significant concern. Range anxiety" is already an issue for many consumers, and the potential for a loss of up to one-third of the total rated range in cold weather compounds the problem. To tackle that problem, Penn State researchers are working on a.

Why lithium-ion cells with hollow cores matter (Apple Car or not)

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Batteries lithium-ion Apple plug-in carsOne of the biggest news stories in the automotive industry has been a car that still isn't officially confirmed to exist. It's "Project Titan," Apple's much-discussed project to allegedly develop an electric car. Now, reports out of South Korea indicate that the most unusual feature of this rumored electric car—if it exists—could very.

Researchers expand the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries with new functional electrolytes

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed new functional electrolytes containing multiple additives to enable Li-ion batteries (LIBs) to perform well in a wide temperature range from ?40 The electrolyte solutions in Li-ion batteries conduct ions between the negative electrode (anode) and positive electrode (cathode) to power the battery. Batteries

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BMZ Holding and KION Group to launch joint venture for lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks

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BMZ Holding GmbH, a European manufacturer of lithium-ion battery systems, will join forces with KION GROUP AG, a global provider of intralogistics solutions, to form a joint venture under the name of KION Battery Systems GmbH. This joint venture will manufacture lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks in the EMEA region. Initially, the new JV will focus on the production of 48-volt and 80-volt batteries for counterbalance trucks.

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Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

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The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Relatively short ranges and long charging times accorded by current lithium-ion cells still limit the appeal of electric cars in the minds of many new-car buyers. Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars Samsung

Reports: Tesla working to develop its own batteries

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Unlike other electric automakers, Tesla has long had a lock on its own battery supplies through an exclusive deal with Panasonic and the companies' jointly owned battery Gigafactory in Nevada. lithium-ion batteries

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Scientists make lithium-ion battery breakthrough

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Lithium-ion batteries are at the centre of the electric car revolution: boasting longer lifecycles than the majority of zinc-air batteries that they have effectively replaced. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Lithium-ion batteries

New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements. Batteries Sensors

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Lithium battery production set to grow 50 percent a year

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One of the biggest upcoming challenges for electric cars is having having an adequate supply of lithium batteries. A new report by Benchmark Minerals, first cited by CleanTechnica, shows battery makers are working quickly to meet growing demand for new lithium-ion battery cells from automakers. According to the company's Battery Factory Data. lithium-ion batteries

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Siemens, Northvolt partner in next generation lithium-ion battery cell production; Siemens invests €10M

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Siemens and Northvolt, a company working to build a European Li-ion gigafactory with 32 GWh of battery capacity ( earlier post ), are partnering for the development of best-in-class technology to produce high-quality lithium-ion batteries. Batteries Manufacturing

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Johnson Controls’ Lithium-ion batteries power Hybrid Range Rover

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Johnson Controls is supplying the Lithium-ion battery pack for the Hybrid Range Rover ( earlier post ), announced in 2013. Production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan.

Elastic wire-shaped lithium-ion batteries with high electrochemical performance

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Structure of the flexible wire-shaped lithium-ion battery. As the researchers report in the journal Angewandte Chemie , they were able to weave their batteries into light, flexible, elastic, and safe textile batteries with a high energy density. Batteries

Reused Nissan Leaf batteries make happy campers with powered pop-up trailer

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Electric-car batteries need to get recycled or reused at the end of their road. And campers are always in need of more batteries to stay out longer and run more things without resorting to gas power. youtube camping lithium-ion batteries battery reuse

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BMW doubles battery production in US for coming X3 and X5 plug-in hybrids

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BMW is doubling is battery production capacity in preparation for producing two new plug-in hybrids at its South Carolina factory. The two vehicles—and the expanded battery. Plug-In Hybrids lithium-ion batteries

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Johnson Controls and Toshiba partner to bring leading automakers low-voltage lithium-ion solutions; dual-battery systems

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Johnson Controls Power Solutions and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation have partnered to deliver low-voltage lithium-ion solutions to meet automaker demands for improved efficiency, lower costs and less complexity. Under the agreement, Johnson Controls will collaborate with Toshiba to develop and manufacture lithium-ion batteries at its Holland, MI, plant and pair them with existing lead-acid battery technology as part of dual-battery systems.

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Lithium-ion battery prices set to tumble

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The price of a lithium-ion battery pack (pictured) for passenger cars could be set to tumble – from around $500-$600/kWh now, to just $200/kWh in 2020: and as low as $160/kWh in 2025. That’s the verdict of a new analysis by McKinsey & Company, with the figures taking into account battery management systems, battery cells [.]. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries batteries green cars lithium-ion battery costs

Audi plans to put old EV batteries to work in factory tugs

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Factory tugs in Audi's Ingolstadt factory now sport the latest in second-hand lithium-ion batteries. With automakers on the hook in jurisdictions around the world to take back and properly reuse or recycle all the batteries they install in electric cars, various automakers are experimenting with different ways to reuse the depleted batteries that. lithium-ion batteries

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Panasonic to increase automotive lithium-ion battery production in Japan

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Panasonic Corporation will start production of automotive lithium-ion batteries at a factory in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, expanding domestic production amid increasing demand for such batteries. Panasonic has been building up its production capacity of automotive batteries in Japan, the United States, and China. The world market for automotive batteries is growing rapidly.

Toyota and Panasonic to jointly make electric-car batteries, explore solid-state tech

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The company was an early leader in fuel-efficient hybrids, but has since focused on developing fuel-cell vehicles, and executives have expressed skepticism about electric cars and lithium-ion batteries. Batteries lithium-ionToyota has been a laggard in the race to transition to electric cars.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries For Lighter, Compact Jump-Starting Pack

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Lithium-ion batteries are the hearts of modern electric cars, but could this battery chemistry have other automotive uses? Juno Power has applied lithium-ion technology to a different type of car battery. The Jumpr is a jump-starting pack that Juno Power says is the world''s "most portable." With a weight of just 7 ounces, it''s hard to argue with

Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

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We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. He's one of the pioneers of lithium-ion battery technology. DON'T MISS: Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025. Batteries Future Cars Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life self-driving cars battery capacity

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24M delivers initial quantity of production-size semi-solid Lithium-ion cells to NEC Energy Solutions

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On schedule, 24M has successfully delivered an initial quantity of production-size battery cells to NEC Energy Solutions, Inc. With 24M semisolid lithium-ion battery cells, NEC ES will be able to include better batteries for a better price in our next generation energy storage systems.

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Saint Jean Carbon building a high performance lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material

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a carbon science company engaged in the design and build of energy storage carbon materials, and a battery manufacturing partner will build a high-powered full-scale lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material from an electric car power pack and upcycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon. The outcome—if successful—will be step one in a multi-design build project that would ideally see a test vehicle built using the batteries.

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Automotive Class Lithium-Ion Cells from A123

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The California Air Resources Board may still be living in an alternate universe where hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles are making meaningful (if glacial) progress toward commercialization, but back here on earth battery power is where it's at. A123 Systems has introduced Automotive Class Lithium-ion cells. Tags: california air resources board lithium-ion a123 systems

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European project aims to extend life of lithium-ion batteries

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8.4million that is aiming to boost the life and energy density of lithium-ion batteries. Known as the Batteries 2020 project, it comes with three parallel strategies: to understand aging and degradation; to reduce battery cost; and to focus on developin[.].

Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

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As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time. Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they lose a little capacity. Day to day you don''t really notice, but over a year, or two, it means being able to use your phone (or car) a little less. Now, research scientists

Saft America receives $6.13M USABC award for lithium-ion 12V stop-start battery technology development

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has received a competitively bid, $6.13-million award from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC ( USABC ) in collaboration with the US Department of Energy (DOE) for 12-volt stop-start battery technology development. Batteries Fuel EfficiencySaft America Inc.

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Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Cars

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Why aren't lithium ion batteries being used in electric cars instead of lead-acid? First, Li-ion batteries are more expensive Hi, Drew - Several reasons.

How Lithium-Ion Batteries Age: Scientists Offer Insight

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Aging is a part of life, even for lithium-ion batteries. And battery life is an important consideration for electric-car owners, especially in these early days before there''s sufficient real-world data on actual life of electric-car battery packs over the 10- or 15-year lifespan of a typical vehicle. Just like any other car part, batteries degrade

GS Yuasa to set up SLI lithium-ion battery plant in Hungary

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in Hungary and build a new plant for lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries will be assembled in a new plant with lithium-ion cells made in Japan. These batteries will be used for SLI (Starting, Lighting, and Ignition) applications which are expected to be expanded in the European market. GS Yuasa will also consider manufacturing lithium-ion cells in this plant in future.

Tesla builds world's largest lithium-ion battery, for utility use, in Australia

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bet that he'd build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in Australia in 100 days. If his company failed, Musk would personally pay for the project, but the battery is now ready for its first test ahead of full operation—and on schedule. The massive 129-megawatt-hour battery will plug into South Australia's. Batteries Elon Musk Australia electric utilities renewable energy clean energy grid storage

Tesla's Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory: What You Need To Know

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This afternoon, Tesla Motors released details on its proposed "Gigafactory" to build lithium-ion cells for its future electric cars. To provide enough cell capacity to build a projected 500,000 electric vehicles in the year 2020, Tesla would require more cells than last year''s entire global production. Hence, as CEO Elon Musk has said several

Researchers learn how to better predict battery degradation

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Some electric-car owners go to great lengths to preserve the battery life in their electric cars. Maybe, according to new research announced earlier this week, the durability of batteries can be determined after only the first few charge cycles, and may have. Battery Life lithium-ion batteriesOthers just plug them in every time they're finished driving and charge them up to full.

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Electric car battery research pact seeks to keep German auto prowess

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

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