ATLIS Motor Vehicles and Clemson University partner to advance development of EV batteries

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles, Inc. and Clemson University have partnered to advance development of electric-vehicle batteries that charge faster, last longer and can be scaled to fit a variety of vehicle classes. Batteries Electric (Battery

Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) to corporate users, local governments and other organizations that have been exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs. Electric (Battery) Japan

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NIO completes 2,000,000 battery swaps

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On 24 March 2021, China-based electric vehicle maker NIO completed its 2,000,000 th NIO Power Swap in Suzhou Delivery Center, China. NIO’s battery swap is enabled by more than 500 patented technologies. NIO also launched its 150 kWh battery on NIO Day.

Volta Trucks selects Proterra to supply vehicle battery for full-electric Volta Zero

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Volta Trucks, a full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has selected Proterra as the battery supplier for the Volta Zero. The Volta Zero is the first purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city freight distribution.

New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

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A research team from Japan has recently developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate, which results in improved performance. However, they have never been applied to all-solid-state batteries.

Nissan and Sunwoda jointly to study battery development for e-POWER vehicles

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and Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery Co., will begin studying joint development of next-generation vehicle batteries for Nissan’s e-POWER vehicles. The e-POWER system includes a gasoline engine with a power generator, an inverter, a battery and an electric motor.

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Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Because they still have a large proportion of their original charging capacity, an interdisciplinary project team is now investigating how batteries from Audi e-tron test vehicles, for example, or from hybrid models such as the Audi A3 e-tron and Audi Q7 e-tron, can continue to be used sensibly. They then install 24 modules in each new battery tray.

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Li-ion battery recycling and manufacturing startup Battery Resourcers completes $20M Series B

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Battery Resourcers , a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round with financing led by Orbia Ventures, the venture capital arm of the multinational Orbia, and participation from other investors including At One Ventures, TDK Ventures, TRUMPF Venture, Doral Energy-Tech Ventures andJaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures. Battery Resourcers was founded in 2015 in Worcester, Mass.

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Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at Boron plant

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Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California. The demonstration plant has a design capacity of 10 tonnes per year of battery-grade lithium. Batteries Materials Mining

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AYRO launches low-speed Electric Vaccine Vehicle

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a designer and manufacturer of light-duty, short-haul, and last-mile delivery electric vehicles (EVs), has launched the Electric Vaccine Vehicle (EVV). Club Car will provide sales and service support for the vehicles to Element and its Clients. AYRO, Inc.,

BYD launches Blade Battery to address battery safety in EVs

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BYD launched the Blade Battery, a development intended to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles. The Blade Battery has been developed by BYD over the past several years. He Long, Vice President of BYD and Chairman of FinDreams Battery Co.,

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Mercedes-AMG reveals performance hybrid and battery-electric AMG derivative strategy

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Battery-electric AMG derivatives based on the new Mercedes Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA) for luxury and premium-class vehicles. The lightweight high-performance battery is located in the rear above the rear axle. AMG High Performance Battery.

Octillion Power Systems enters US bus market to supply batteries for motorcoaches, city buses

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, is providing battery packs for all-electric motorcoaches and city transit buses offered by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

Nissan using second-life LEAF batteries in factory AGVs

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Nissan has begun using second-life battery modules from first-generation LEAF electric vehicles as the power supply for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in its plants. Nissan was exploring new ways to reuse its Nissan LEAF batteries, and hit upon the idea of using them in AGVs.

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Scania unveils modular battery-electric self-driving urban concept vehicle

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Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, has developed a new modular battery-electric self-driving urban concept vehicle–NXT—designed with the flexibility to shift from ferrying commuters to and from work in mornings and evenings, delivering goods during the day and collecting refuse at night. The bus module of this innovative concept vehicle is on display at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, 10–12 June. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery

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Breakthrough in EV Battery technology

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A Breakthrough in EV Battery technology. Massless battery technology for electric vehicles . The battery technology which they are claiming is told to be made completely of carbon fibre. This increases the safety rating of these massless batteries.

NIO launches Battery as a Service (BaaS) in China; battery swap system

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Premium EV manufacturer NIO has launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) for customers in China. In addition, BaaS also represents a systematic solution to the long-existing challenges for EV penetration, including battery degradation, battery upgradability, and lower resale value.

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CMU team evaluates range and battery tradeoffs between vehicle automation and electrification

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A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has used a vehicle dynamics model to evaluate the trade-off between automation and electric vehicle range and battery longevity. They also found that the impact of automation on battery longevity is negligible.

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NIO launches 100 kWh battery with flexible battery upgrade plans; cell-to-pack technology

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China-based EV maker NIO launched its 100 kWh battery together with battery upgrade plans. With more than 300 patents filed and gained, the 100 kWh battery features CTP (cell to pack) technology, realizing 37% higher energy density. Powered by the 100 kWh battery, the NEDC range of NIO models can now reach up to 615 km (382 miles). NIO models with the 100 kWh battery will be available for pre-order starting 7 November 2020. million battery swaps.

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Lux Research: battery electric vehicles will be less reliant on lightweighting by 2030

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A new report from Lux Research, Electric Vehicle Lightweighting 2030 , analyzes the future of vehicle lightweighting and necessary BEV success factors over the next decade. Lux then compared the range of the vehicles to the ratio of total mass to battery pack size.

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CATL and Toyota form comprehensive partnership for new energy vehicle batteries

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Limited (CATL) and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement for the stable supply and further development of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) batteries. The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries. Batteries China Vehicle Manufacturers

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Low-cost 5V dual carbon battery development for EV 

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Low-cost 5V dual carbon battery development for EV . A 5V Dual Carbon Battery that uses self-standing carbon fibre mats as both electrodes such as cathode and anode has been developed by the Electrochemical Energy Storage Lab at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH).

EV startup Atlis Motor Vehicles to host “Battery Day” to demo small-scale prototype of battery tech, XP platform

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Atlis Motor Vehicles, an electric vehicle technology startup designing an electric pickup truck (Atlis XT pickup), announced the first Atlis Battery Day event, where it will showcase early prototypes of its proprietary ultra-fast charging battery technology and 100% electric XP Platform.

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REE unveils new REEcorners and EV platforms for range of vehicle and market segments

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Israel-based REE Automotive (REE) revealed 5 new and improved REEcorner architecture designs and the technology behind its EV platforms designed to support a broad range of commercial electric vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery) Motors Vehicle Systems

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Proterra unveils new customizable battery pack to power wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles

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Proterra unveiled its newest series of battery packs, the H Series, which offers a customizable energy storage system to power a wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. S Series battery packs have a width of 860 mm and can contain up to 113 kWh of energy storage per pack.

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Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Northvolt acquires US Li-metal battery company Cuberg; next-gen battery cells for electromobility

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European battery-maker Northvolt has acquired Cuberg , a US-based battery technology company delivering high-performance lithium-metal cells produced on existing lithium-ion manufacturing lines for electromobility solutions. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

Romeo Power, Ecellix to partner on development of next-gen battery technology for commercial vehicles

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the developer of eCell micro-porous silicon anode battery materials intended to replace graphite in lithium-ion batteries, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the development, validation and launch of next-generation battery technology. Ecellix says that its eCell offers Lithium-ion battery manufacturers a 300-500% gain in anode capacity compared to the current industry standard material. Batteries Electric (Battery

Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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A growing consumer awareness led to an increased desire to have them in vehicles. Globally, vehicle owners and those considering purchasing BEV agree the top benefits of going electric are improving the environment, adding convenience and reducing ownership costs.

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QuantumScape releases performance data for its solid-state battery technology

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QuantumScape’s solid-state battery is designed to enable up to 80% longer range compared to today’s lithium-ion batteries. Stan Whittingham, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery and winner of the 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

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€6.5M eHaul project developing automated battery swapping for electric heavy-duty trucks

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A consortium led by researchers at TU Berlin has launched a €6.5-million project to develop an automated battery exchange station for electric heavy goods vehicles. Long-haul heavy-duty trucks are used for journeys of distances which cannot be covered by a single battery charge.

Volkswagen Group presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging

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The Volkswagen Group presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030 today on its first “Power Day”. The goal of the roadmap is to reduce the complexity and cost of the battery significantly in order to make the electric car attractive and viable for as many people as possible. At the same time, the Group is aiming to secure the supply of battery cells beyond 2025. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

ARPA-E Battery/Storage Exposition 14 Jan

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The projects in the AMPED Program seek to develop advanced sensing, control, and power management technologies that redefine the way we think about battery management. BEEST (Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation). ARPA-E Batteries

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles moves ahead with Autonomous Driving RD; ID. BUZZ the first AV

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, a brand within the Volkswagen Group, is consistently and rapidly advancing the development and implementation of autonomous driving. BUZZ by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

Fitch Solutions forecasts nickel demand for EV batteries to grow 29.2% per year to 2030

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Fitch Solutions expects nickel demand for EV battery manufacturing to experience an annual average growth rate of 29.2% In January 2021, Musk stated in an investor call that the company did not have enough battery cells to scale production for new vehicles such as its Semi truck.

EV battery test simulation technique helps OEM overcome fast-charge challenge

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Advanced engineering company D2H Advanced Technologies has delivered a project for a major vehicle manufacturer that solves a known charging issue with a production electric vehicle (EV). Batteries Simulation Vehicle Manufacturers

Komatsu and Proterra partner to develop battery-electric hydraulic excavator

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Proterra, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Komatsu, a global leader in construction equipment, are partnering to leverage Proterra’s battery technology for the development of Komatsu’s first battery-electric middle class hydraulic excavator.

First charging station for EVs using second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is in service

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The first charging station for EVs that uses energy storage based on second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is up and running. Irizar e-mobility and Ibil earlier signed a collaboration agreement to give a second life to electric bus batteries.

Octillion becomes official battery supplier for FNM electric trucks in Brazil

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Li-ion battery provider Octillion Power Systems is working with the reborn FNM (now Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades) in Brazil to produce battery-electric trucks; FNM has selected Octillion as the official battery supplier for the coming lineup.

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Global OEM selects Eaton’s power distribution technology for new electric commercial vehicle platform

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Power management company Eaton announced its eMobility business secured a contract to supply power distribution units (PDUs) and Bussmann series fuses to a global vehicle manufacturer for use in a new battery electric (BEV) light-duty commercial vehicle—a rapidly growing segment for BEVs.

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Lion Electric to build battery gigafactory in Québec

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Canda-based Lion Electric, a manufacturer of all-electric trucks and buses, is building a battery manufacturing plant and innovation center in Québec. The factory is planned to begin operations in early 2023 and will produce battery packs and modules made from Lithium-ion cells. With a planned yearly production capacity of 5 gigawatt-hours in battery storage, Lion will be able to electrify approximately 14,000 medium and heavy-duty vehicles annually.

Bosch introducing CVT for electric vehicles: CVT4EV

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Bosch is introducing a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Bosch push belt, specially designed for electric vehicles: the CVT4EV. CVT4EV is a compact variable ratio transmission that supports the performance demands of electric vehicles for a wider audience.

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Proterra battery technology to power Lightning eMotors Electric Transit commercial van

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Proterra , a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Lightning eMotors announced a new collaboration to power the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van using Proterra’s battery technology. Batteries Electric (Battery