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.

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Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. petroleum oil refineries Big Oil battery electric carI just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles.

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Gamma Technologies and Sendyne introducing comprehensive hybrid and EV simulation with integrated battery model

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This new platform provides total electric and hybrid vehicle multi-physics simulation including engine, vehicle, electric machines, cooling, and aftertreatment systems, along with a Compact Physical Model (CPM)-based virtual battery pack. Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Simulation

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NREL: battery second use offsets EV expense, improves grid stability; recommendations

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PEV battery life cycle with second use. Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are identifying battery second use (B2U) strategies capable of offsetting vehicle expenses while improving utility grid stability. We not only confirmed that reusing batteries this way is feasible, we found that it has potential to deliver great benefits to automakers and utilities, as well as car owners. B2U Batteries Plug-ins

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DOE FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 2 topics include fuel cells, EV batteries, engines

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The Phase I Release 2 topics also include four vehicle subtopics, including electric drive vehicle batteries; SiC device qualification for electric drive vehicle power electronics; fuel efficiency improvement technologies for conventional stoichiometric gasoline direct injection multi-cylinder internal combustion engines; and wide-range high-boost turbocharging system. The vehicle topics: Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries.

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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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International Rectifier showcasing advanced energy management system to extend battery life in EVs

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IR’s Evaira EMS provides the battery pack designer the ability to make trade-offs between battery pack service life, cycle times, and usable capacity without necessarily incurring cost penalties.Source: IR. Power management technology company International Rectifier is showcasing an advanced energy management system, Evaira, designed to extend battery life in electric vehicles at SEMA 2011 in Las Vegas, 1-4 November 2011. Batteries

CCM: demand for ternary Li-ion batteries in China to more than double to 10 GWh in 2016 from 4.4GWh in 2015 due to subsidy fraud and response

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Li-ion batteries with ternary cathode materials such as LMO, NCM/NCA, LFP, etc.—will For example, the access standard (including vehicle energy consumption, driving range, power battery safety and enterprise integrity) will be raised, the subsidy amount will be decreased, and the money allocation cycle will be extended. Changes of subsidy policy to help increase demand of ternary power Li-ion power batteries. Batteries China Forecasts

2016 76

US Army Researchers develop diagnostic approach to evaluate SEI in Li-ion batteries

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A team at the US Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland reports on a diagnostic approach to study and to study and to characterize the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) on graphitic anodes of Li-ion batteries. In state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries, the graphitic anode typically operates at potentials (?3.03 electrode interaction in all advanced battery chemistries. Batteries SEI live formation on a graphite surface in electrolyte. Credit: ACS, Cresce et al.

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Roskill: world copper market size previously underestimated; EVs to account for 3.1-4.0Mt net growth by 2035

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This new original data has been used to verify historical time series statistics of apparent and reported refined copper consumption and to calculate new unique series of direct scrap use volumes that are now the most comprehensive and accurate available to the industry. This was mainly due to the weak coverage and analysis of several fast emerging markets where there are little or no published statistics. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials

2019 68

Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

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But unless they're charged entirely on renewable energy—still statistically unlikely today—there are emissions associated with generating the electricity used to charge their batteries. Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions when running. For several years now, rigorous "wells-to-wheels" analyses of the carbon-dioxide emissions. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars GRID

2017 66

CRU: Lithium prices plunging as hype meets reality; impact of new supply, disappointing BEV sales

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CRU calculates that the Li-ion battery sector accounts for 60% of lithium demand in China, of which EV and portable electronics have the largest share. in July based on official CAAM statistics. Batteries Market Background Materials

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Axeon awarded funding to study recycling and re-use of EV batteries

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UK-based Li-ion battery system producer Axeon is one of six British companies to receive a share of nearly £500,000 (US$798,000) in funding from the Technology Strategy Board for feasibility studies into the recycling and re-use of batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. The Axeon-led project, which looks into the economic viability of automotive battery recycling in the UK, involves Oxford Brookes University as a partner.

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Study shows 99% of used lead-based vehicle batteries in the EU are collected and recycled

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Ninety-nine percent of used lead-based automotive batteries in the EU available for collection are recycled, making them one of the most recycled consumer products, according to a new report by consultancy IHS. The study was commissioned by EUROBAT, representing Europe’s automotive battery industry; the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA); the automobile manufacturers’ associations of Japan (JAMA) and South Korea (KAMA); and the International Lead Association (ILA).

2014 76

DOE issues FY 2015 SBIR/STTR Release 2 funding opportunity, including hydrogen fuel cells, electric drive batteries

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Technical topics for this FOA—which span the range of DOE interests from fossil to nuclear to renewable and low-carbon energies—include two hydrogen- and fuel-cell-related topics: fuel cell-battery electric hybrid trucks and in-line quality control devices for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Also included are electric drive vehicle batteries, power electronics, on-board reformers, and advanced crank and ignition mechanisms for combustion engines.

2014 76

Dot Transportation deploys Orange EV electric yard truck at California distribution center

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the largest food industry redistributor in North America, announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series battery-electric terminal truck at Dot’s operation in Modesto, CA. Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyOrange EV and Dot Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of Dot Foods, Inc.,

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California cap-and-trade spending doubles to $1.4 billion in 2018; xEV rebates, affordable housing, wildfire prevention, public transit

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The report includes statistics on a variety of other environmental and economic benefits from these investments. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Policy

2019 129

Will Toyota Prius Prime outsell Chevy Volt this year?

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sales of, say, full-size pickup trucks, the monthly reports on deliveries of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric cars contain some fairly low numbers. That statistic excludes Tesla, since. Compared to the U.S. The Ford F-Series routinely sells 80,000 a month or more, while the most any plug-in car has ever sold in the U.S. is about 3,000 a month. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars

2017 68

Fujitsu and RESC collaborate on infrastructure to support electric scooters; consolidated cloud-based management of battery information

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Under this agreement, the portable cassette-type secondary batteries used in RESC’s electric scooters and the charging lockers that recharge them will be managed and analyzed by Fujitsu’s cloud service that employs location data, the Fujitsu Intelligent Society Solution SPATIOWL. This will make it possible to monitor travel-related information, such as road traffic and vehicle statistics. Electric vehicle users will be able to use batteries that are in good condition.

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CCM: slowdown in China Li-ion unit output growth signals shift in market structure toward new energy vehicle applications

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In 2015, China’s total output of Li-ion batteries increased by 3.13% year-on-year (YoY)—a significant slowdown in the output growth rate from the prior 5 years, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China.

2016 90

Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

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Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Until last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that metric were made by Tesla Motors. Now, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has a 238-mile EPA rating for range—and that's usually the leading point about the Bolt EV in discussions or. EPA Efficiency plug-in cars range anxiety EPA Ratings MPGe

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INL study suggests fast charging can take longer in cold temperatures

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The reason: cold temperatures impact the electrochemical reactions within the cell, and onboard battery management systems limit the charging rate to avoid damage to the battery. The authors conducted statistical analysis on the effects of temperature and constructed an electric vehicle charging model that can show the dynamics of DCFC charging process under different temperatures. The more the temperature dropped, the longer it took to charge the battery.

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ChargEVC: New Jersey plug-in electric vehicle registration up 79% for MY 2016 vehicles over 2015

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These statistics include full-scale vehicles with a plug (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles) and do not include smaller neighborhood electric vehicles, natural gas fueled vehicles, or traditional hybrids (without a plug). Electric (Battery) Sales

Dalia EuroPulse survey finds 58% of Europeans would consider buying an EV; 34% approve of more gov’t support

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The survey setup treats the EU, from a statistical and sampling perspective, as if it were one country. Electric (Battery) Europe SurveysIn August, Berlin-based Dalia Research conducted an EU-wide survey to find out the demand for electric vehicles (EV) among Europeans.

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DOE awards $54M to 13 projects for transformational manufacturing technologies and materials; top two awards go to carbon fiber materials and electrodes for next-gen batteries

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The top two awards, one of $9 million to a project led by Dow Chemical, and one of $8.999 million to a project led by PolyPlus, will fund projects tackling, respectively, the manufacturing of low-cost carbon fibers and the manufacturing of electrodes for ultra-high-energy-density lithium-sulfur, lithium-seawater and lithium-air batteries. PolyPlus Battery Company, Innovative Manufacturing of Protected Lithium. Electrodes for Ultra High Energy Density Batteries.

Chevy Volt? Old News! CleanAir Electric Car Did It 20 Years Ago

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What car can be charged up via a plug, then offers an all-electric range of around 40 miles, before a range-extending generator kicks in to supply power and top up the batteries? If you answered "Chevrolet Volt", then you'd be correct--but the Volt certainly isn't the first car to tout these statistics. Back in 1991, another car was under

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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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An important outcome of this first infrastructure build up would be to be able to provide significant statistical data to evaluate the benefits for wireless charging according to SAE J295. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Standards Wireless

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TUM CREATE introduces tropical megacity e-taxi prototype at Tokyo; super-fast charging with twin charge ports

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EVA was designed from the ground-up as an e-taxi and is a result of interdisciplinary research in the areas of energy storage, battery charging, thermal management, and lightweight materials and design. Power is supplied by a 50 kWh battery pack, comprising 216 63 Ah lithium polymer cells.

2013 102

ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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The base regional unit for the study was the metropolitan statistical area (MSA). These typically range from $1,000 to $3,000 per battery electric vehicle in most states, and they are typically about half as much for plug-in hybrid vehicles due to their lesser all-electric driving capability.

2016 113

DRIVEtheARC EV fast charging corridor opens in Nor Cal; 55 new fast chargers at 25 locations

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Driving statistics will allow Nissan, Kanematsu, EVgo and NEDO to analyze and measure charger use patterns to support future EV charging projects globally. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

2017 78

ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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A statistical regression revealed that the total monetary benefit to consumers from state incentives significantly positively correlates with BEV sales when all 50 states and the District of Columbia are included. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Policy Sales

2014 155

New LowCVP report highlights need to go “beyond the tailpipe” for CO2 metrics for vehicles

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It clearly shows that there are a range of potential routes to deliver significant carbon reductions, including both increased electrical mobility with battery vehicles and plug-in hybrids but also low carbon liquid and gaseous fuels. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).

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International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

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The authors assert that “zero emissions” BEVs will not replace IC engines in commercial transport to any significant degree because of the weight, size and cost of the batteries required.

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IEA: Electric vehicles posted strong gains in 2016; 2M now in global parc

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When available, stock numbers from official national statistics have been used, provided good consistency with sales evolutions. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Sales

2017 90

EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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For the second successive year, the share of diesel vehicle sales declined and in 2016 fell below 50% of new sales—the lowest share of new sales since 2009 according to the official statistics. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Fuel Efficiency Sales

2017 85

ICCT assesses factors driving EV market in US cities

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Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Policy SalesA new white paper from a team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses the growing US electric vehicle market and the factors that are driving it, with a focus on the 50 most populous US metropolitan areas.

2017 90

Study finds testing the technology the strongest initial motivation for fleet managers adopting EVs

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For the study, electric vehicles were defined as automobiles that charged their battery with a plug; this included full electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle such as the Chevy Volt. Behavior Electric (Battery) Fleets Plug-ins Policy Sales

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ABB introducing new DC fast-charger in Europe for €9,988

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Its key optional features include RFiD and PIN code authorization; a billing interface for parking operators; and a web-based statistics module with data per user to support energy usage reporting. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-insThe Terra SC. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla says Model S comes out on top in US-NCAP crash testing with lowest Vehicle Safety Score

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A relative risk score factor (RRS) is calculated as the quotient from combined injury probability and a statistical quantifying parameter. The Model S lithium-ion battery did not catch fire at any time before, during or after the NHTSA testing. Electric (Battery) Safety

2013 115

Production and sales of plug-ins boomed in China in 2014

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The production and sales of plug-in vehicles in China boomed last year, according to statistics from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). Among the total, 48,605 units were battery electric vehicles (BEV) (62%) and 29,894 units were plug-in hybrids (PHEV) (38%)—2.4 Total production reached 78,499 units, 3.5 times the number in 2013.

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Integrating traffic simulation and propulsion modeling to estimate EV range for drivers

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A team at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering has explored the integration of traffic simulation and vehicle propulsion modeling to estimate energy consumption—and hence range—for battery electric vehicles (BEV) to better assist BEV owners in route planning. Building meta-models from field-test data requires statistical regression of public-road vehicle data (PRVD) over very large geographic areas.

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Wireless charging J2954 testing to 11 kW in 2017 for LD, HD starting up to 250 kW; autonomous charging and infrastructure proposal for California

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With a coordinated preliminary rollout of this technology, statistical information to gauge customer acceptance of both this new charging methodology as well as increased acceptance of the electric vehicle (for instance with convenience less or no range anxiety using wireless charging) can be gauged.

2017 90

JRC study finds 8 metals for low-carbon energy technologies at risk of shortages; EVs, wind and solar, and lighting the applications of most concern

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The technology mix between permanent magnet motors and induction systems was also found to be a key sensitivity, as to some extent was the choice of battery chemistry. Research into the implications for raw materials of continued improvements of internal combustion engines, including advanced lead acid batteries and catalytic convertors. Improving statistics on the contribution of recycling to world production for a number of metals.

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