CSIRO and Piotrek partner on next-gen solid-state Li-ion batteries for global market

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Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek , are partnering to commercialize Australian-developed battery technologies globally within the next five years. Batteries Solid-state

2019 97

GlobalData: Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13B by 2023

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The global battery energy storage market will to grow to $13.13 Asia-Pacific (APAC) and EMEA will be the dominant markets for battery energy storage systems over the forecast period 2019-2023. APAC will continue to be the largest market, reaching $6.05

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BYD, Toyota jointly to develop battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Core parts for electrified vehicles such as batteries, motors and power electronics are among the products that BYD develops in-house. China Electric (Battery

2019 90

Porsche and Boeing to partner on premium urban air mobility market; electric VTOL concept

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Porsche and Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace. We are combining the strengths of two leading global companies to address a potential key market segment of the future.

2019 117

AKASOL entering N. American market with new battery production facility for commercial vehicles

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Germany-based AKASOL, a manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles, plans to open a production facility in the metro Detroit area of Michigan. AKASystem OEM PRC battery system. Batteries Manufacturing

2019 92

Volkswagen’s ID.3 debuts for the European market

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1ST models feature the most popular battery variant that provides a usable energy content of 58 kWh. batteries, thus safeguarding longevity. This drive has been optimized around the battery to achieve maximum ranges while keeping costs to a minimum. Electric (Battery

2019 97

California BEV sales in Q2 stable from Q1; 5.5% market share; 73% Tesla

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Sales of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in California during the second quarter of 2019 were largely stable from the prior quarter with a slight increase to 26,754 units from 26,053, although with a slight drop in market share from 5.6% Additionally, FCEVs (fuel cell electric vehicles) also would count towards the ZEV total, but data show total market share for these vehicles to date at around 0.1%. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins Sales

2019 78

JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said.

2019 120

Adamas: high-nickel cathodes making significant gains in passenger EV market

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GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in newly-sold passenger BEVs, PHEVs and HEVs, an increase of 69% year-over-year, according to a model-by-model build-up using Adamas Intelligence’s ‘ EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker ’. BatteriesIn April 2019, 6.7

2019 139

How Nissan hopes to market its future electric cars

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The Nissan Leaf with a roughly 60-kilowatt-hour battery was expected to make its public debut at the LA Auto Show earlier this month. Advertising Marketing nissan leafIt didn’t. That car is expected to appear “very soon,” perhaps at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas a month hence. DON'T MISS: Long-range Nissan Leaf missing from LA Auto.

2018 86

ICCT quantifies the EV charging infrastructure gap across US markets

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Across major US markets through 2017, about one-fourth of the workplace and public chargers needed by 2025 are in place. Cities, states, automakers, and utilities with electric vehicle growth ambitions can learn from these leading markets to fill the charging gaps. Markets”.

2019 121

Could 20-year, million-mile battery be Tesla’s next breakthrough?

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Battery research revealed earlier this month and affiliated with Tesla could suggest that the company is well on its way to bringing a million-mile battery to market. Batteries

2019 113

Market launch of BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid

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With the market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e ( earlier post ), the drive portfolio of the Sporty Activity Vehicle (SAV) is now being expanded to include a plug-hybrid system.

2019 103

Webasto starts EV battery production in Germany

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Webasto, a global systems partner to the automotive industry, has started the production of batteries for electric vehicles in Germany. The manufacture of battery packs for a European bus maker has already commenced at the company’s Schierling site in the district of Regensburg.

2019 103

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.

2019 125

Volkswagen further strengthens activities in China with market entry of SEAT and Smart City Project; smaller EVs

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The Volkswagen Group is further expanding its business in its most important market, China, with the entry of SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and the Smart City Project. Volkswagen Group China, SEAT and the Chinese auto manufacturer JAC, which together form the joint venture JAC Volkswagen, continue to drive SEAT’s market-entry strategy. The Spanish brand aims to enter the Chinese market in the coming two to three years.

2019 78

Xtalic enters EV market with materials that improve battery charger connector wear by up to 40 times

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Xtalic Corporation , a leader in providing nano-scale metal alloys and coatings, has entered the electric vehicle market with products that extend the life of connectors in electric battery chargers by up to 40 times. Electric (Battery) Materials

2018 97

Silicon wafer batteries promise lower cost, better stability

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In an effort to make longer-lasting, safer, and more affordable batteries, Washington-based XNRGI aims to build lithium batteries on plentiful, off-the shelf silicon wafers. Most such batteries. youtube lithium batteries

2019 105

Researchers suggest using pharma as model to bring battery innovations to market

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The path to bringing more efficient, effective, and economical batteries to market over the last 25 years is overwhelmingly littered with failure. The model is informed by pharma, an industry that faces many similar commercialization challenges yet, unlike energy, boasts a deep history of successful market debuts. As the head of Chicago-based SiNode Systems, Mayekar confronts the challenges of battery commercialization daily. Batteries Market Background

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Ford reorganizes Asia Pacific markets; establishes stand-alone China business

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Fleet will also oversee the establishment of a new International Markets business unit, which will initially comprise Ford’s existing Asia Pacific businesses outside of China and other markets globally—the subject of a future announcement. The moves are designed to accelerate Ford’s return to profitable growth in China, the world’s largest vehicle market and a key pillar of Ford’s global strategy. China Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 75

China's largest electric-car battery maker, CATL, sets sights on U.S. market

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Just a handful of companies today make the bulk of battery cells used in plug-in electric cars worldwide. Now the largest single maker of electric-vehicle cells in China has expanded its focus, from the home market to global markets and specifically the U.S. China Batteries lithium-ion Plug-In Hybrids BYD plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem Panasonic

2018 70

UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

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as ongoing confusion over low emission zones and diesel, the removal of key ultra low emission vehicle incentives and an overall decline in buyer confidence affected the market. of the market. The month saw growth for gasoline and battery-electric registrations, up 3.0%

2019 106

Daimler enters stationary energy storage market with ACCUmotive battery systems; 500 kWh unit already on line for grid stabilization

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Daimler is entering the commercial and residential stationary energy storage system (ESS) market with its wholly-owned subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive. The battery modules with an energy capacity of 2.5 Deutsche ACCUmotive has delivered more than 60,000 lithium-ion batteries to date.

2015 153

As used electric-car batteries set to flood market, Automakers ramp up reuse efforts

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With the growth of electric cars has come a flood of used batteries that is set to skyrocket in the next five years, according to a Bloomberg report. Bloomberg Businessweek notes that about 55,000 used battery packs were removed from electric cars this year as the cars' packs reach their 10-year lifespan. That number is poised to skyrocket by a. grid storage

2018 85

ARB sees beginning of market penetration of battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its draft technology assessment of medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric trucks and buses. Overall, the assessment finds that BEVs are beginning to penetrate the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle markets.

2015 115

Roskill: graphite prices could push higher on tightening markets for batteries & electrodes

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The tight supply/demand situation for graphite electrodes is expected to persist for much longer than many market observers expect. Meanwhile, needle coke is being increasingly diverted into the battery market. Batteries underpin growth in natural graphite. Both synthetic and natural graphite compete for use in lithium-ion battery anodes, along with an increasing amount of needle coke and other existing carbon materials. Batteries Forecasts Materials

2018 75

Johnson Matthey targets coming EV market with $270M investment in battery material technology

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In addition to what it projects as “breakout growth” in Battery Materials, Johnson Matthey also said it expects to deliver sustained growth in Clean Air markets—including automotive exhaust treatment solutions—driven by share gains in European light duty and upcoming tighter legislation.

2017 78

UK Consortium in £8M project to design EV powertrain for global market

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GKN Automotive, Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham are collaborating on an £8-million (US$10 million) project to design and develop a world-leading electric vehicle powertrain for the global market. Electric (Battery) Motors Power Electronics Transmissions

2019 103

Roskill forecasts increasing dependence of Li market on batteries; switch from portable electronics to hybrids

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Consumption of lithium in rechargeable batteries by end use, 2012-2017, kt LCE. In a forecast of the Lithium market through 2017, Roskill Information Services estimates that rechargeable batteries will, in the base-case growth scenario, contribute 75% of the growth in forecast lithium demand to 2017, when total demand for lithium is expected to reach slightly more than 238,000t lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE). Batteries Forecasts Market Background Materials

2013 99

Japan and France to explore broad-ranging cooperation on future automotive industry; autonomy, batteries, fuel cells, policy

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Enhancement of the automotive battery supply chain. The teams will share views on the development of the reuse of batteries and the perspectives of standardization on related issues, such as the residual evaluation of batteries. Also of concern is efforts for ensuring a level playing field for battery production and enhancing transparency of supply chain of battery resources, by identifying ways to promote ethical sourcing of raw materials.

2019 71

Gogoro introduces VIVA ultralight electric smartscooter; battery swapping

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VIVA leverages Gogoro’s Smartscooter electric powertrain, smartphone connectivity and battery swapping in a lightweight urban design for shorter, quicker trips. VIVA rides like a Gogoro but is optimized for shorter rides and uses a single battery, a first for a Gogoro Smartscooter.

2019 108

Xtalic enters EV market with materials that improve battery charger connector wear by up to 40x; XTALIUM alloy

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Xtalic Corporation, a provider of nano-scale metal alloys and coatings, has entered the electric vehicle market with products that extend the life of connectors in electric battery chargers by up to 40 times. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Materials Weight reduction

2018 85

SEAT unveiling MEB-based el-Born EV at Geneva; in-market in 2020

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seconds; a 62 kWh battery pack supports a real world range of up to 420 km (261 miles) based on the WLTP drive cycle. With compatibility with up to 100kW DC supercharging, the battery can be returned from 0 to 80% in as little as 47 minutes. The car is expected to hit markets by 2020.

2019 111

UL establishes new electric vehicle battery laboratory in China to advance battery, charging systems safety

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UL, a leading global safety science organization, is establishing a large-scale electric vehicle (EV) battery laboratory to support the growing EV market. To be fully operational by April 2020 and located in Changzhou, China, the facility will be one of the most advanced in the world and provide comprehensive EV battery testing and advisory services for EV automotive and battery manufacturers as well as top suppliers. 3D printing Batteries China

2019 75

More than 1M plug-in vehicles sold in China in 2018; 8.1% of LDV market

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of the light-duty vehicle market there, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). This compared to 386,000 plug-in vehicles sold in Europe and 361,000 plug-in vehicles in the United States—about 2% of the market in both places. China Electric (Battery) Sales

2019 97

Honda battery deal could give it a new charge in China's EV market

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Thus far, Honda lags in the race to develop electric cars. Its most recent model still has only 89 miles of electric range, in an era when most new electric cars come with at least 235 miles of range, and many are approaching or exceed 300 miles. The company is aiming to change that with new tie-ups with General Motors to develop electric cars

2019 75

Nissan Leaf batteries are lasting a very long time

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Since even before the first market deliveries of its Leaf electric car in late 2010, Nissan has made frequent mention about the need to create second-use demand for the Leaf's battery packs. Batteries Green Life

2019 114

T&E report: electric cars sales in Europe doubled in 2015; now at 1% market share

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EV sales have now reached the milestone of a 1% market share; figures for 2016 to date suggest significantly more than 200,000 plug-in vehicles will be sold in Europe this year. Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background Plug-ins Policy Sales

2016 95

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

Anjie Wireless licenses WiTricity technology for China EV market

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Under the terms of the agreement, Anjie Wireless will license WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology and industry-leading designs to develop and commercialize highly efficient wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems for sale to leading carmaker brands in the China market. A recent McKinsey report claims that China now has a larger EV market—primarily Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)—than Europe and the United States combined.

2018 83

BMW Group plants stepping up activities in balancing-power market to contribute to grid stability

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The energy control stations at BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their activities in the balancing-power market in Germany. In addition, Dingolfing produces both high voltage batteries and electric motors for the BMW Group’s plug-in hybrid models.

2018 92

GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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Data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts that the demand for lithium needed for the production of lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022. Batteries Electric (Battery) Forecasts Materials

2018 124

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

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