GM and LG identify cause of battery fires in Bolts; new recall for MY2017-2019 vehicles

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Experts from GM and LG have identified the simultaneous presence of two manufacturing defects in the same battery cell as the root cause of battery fires in certain Chevrolet Bolt EVs. As a result, GM will be conducting a new recall for the previous population of Bolt EVs (2017-2019) to address the risk of battery fires in these vehicles. As part of this new recall, GM will replace defective battery modules in the recall population.

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles produces first AMV battery cell

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ATLIS is developing its own battery cells and packs to power 300, 400 and 500-mile range batteries for the ATLIS XP platform and XT pickup truck. ATLIS says batteries can be charged in less than 15 minutes. ATLIS plans to commercially launch its AMV battery cell in Q4 2021.

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Toyota extends battery warranty for self-charging hybrid electric vehicles

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Toyota extends battery warranty for self-charging hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said that it has increased the warranty on batteries for its self-charging hybrid electric vehicles (SHEVs) since August 1, 2021. Toyota extends battery warranty.

Faraday Battery Challenge awards $14M to 17 battery projects

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UKRI announced a further investment of £10 million (US$14 million) from the Faraday Battery Challenge to support collaborative R&D projects co-funded by industry and managed by Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This latest round of Faraday Battery Challenge funding will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK. Batteries Manufacturing

ICCT LCA study finds only battery and hydrogen fuel-cell EVs have potential to be very low-GHG passenger vehicle pathways

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The results show there is no realistic pathway to full decarbonization of internal combustion engine vehicles, and that only battery and hydrogen fuel-cell EVs have potential to be very low-GHG passenger vehicle pathways.

Nearly 76 GWh of battery cell capacity was produced for US plug-in vehicle market from 2010 to 2020

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Nearly 76 GWh of battery cell capacity was produced for the US plug-in vehicle market from 2010 to 2020, according to a recent analysis of the Li-ion battery supply chain by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Plug-ins

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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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Blackstone Battery production capacity to increase tenfold

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Blackstone Resources AG announced that its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH will increase its battery production capacity tenfold to 500 MWh per annum by 2022 for Li-ion batteries, which contain 3D-printed battery electrodes, at Blackstone’s Döbeln site in Saxony.

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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EV battery manufacturing expert network launched: Batteryline.com

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Batteryline.com introduces a new network website for experts in the manufacturing of EV batteries based on the need for more knowledge in the related automotive industry. In the drive to supply the world with high quality and cost-effective batteries there is a need to improve worldwide production. The fast-growing market already faces the challenges of the supply of raw materials, the supply chain towards the automotive industry and flexibility towards new innovative battery types.

Factorial Energy testing results for 40Ah solid-state battery: 97.3% capacity retention after 675 cycles

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In April, Factorial Energy, a start-up solid-state battery technology company, emerged from stealth mode with a 40Ah solid-state battery cell for electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications. Solid-state batteries have struggled in the past to scale-up cell capacity.

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.

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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GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS) for production electric vehicles. —Kent Helfrich, GM executive director of Global Electrification and Battery Systems. Batteries Electric (Battery

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POSCO introduces e Autopos’ battery pack

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Following its launch of the e Autopos brand, an EV body concept (PBC-EV) and new electrical steel for notors ( earlier post ), POSCO has introduced its battery pack and steel. In the event of a car accident, Giga Steel protects the battery.

Tesla produced and delivered more than 200K vehicles in Q2 2021

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In the second quarter of 2021, Tesla produced 206,421 vehicles (2,340 Model S/X and 204,081 Model 3/Y) and delivered 201,250 (1,890 Model S/X) and 199,360 Model 3/Y). Over a multi-year horizon, it expects to achieve 50% average annual growth in vehicle deliveries.

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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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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.

NIO and Sinopec enter strategic partnership; launch of inaugural Gen2 battery swap station

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This is NIO’s inaugural second-generation battery swap station and also the first under the NIO-Sinopec partnership, representing the rollout of NIO Power Swap Station 2.0. As a smart battery swap system enabled by software-defined cloud computing, NIO Power Swap Station 2.0

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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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.

BloombergNEF: battery metals rebounding; by 2030, annual Li-ion battery demand to pass 2TWh

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Battery metal prices have recovered strongly in the first half of the year, incentivizing new projects to come online. China controls the battery chemical industry, with the biggest market share for all of the five main battery materials: lithium, nickel, manganese, cobalt and graphite.

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Ford anticipates 40% of its global vehicle volume to be all-electric by 2030; spending to $30+B by 2025, IonBoost batteries

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During Ford Capital Markets Day, Hau Thai-Tang, Chief Product Platform and Operations Officer, said that Ford anticipates 40% of Ford’s global vehicle volume will be fully electric by 2030—“ a massive shift from the low single digits today.”. Batteries. Vehicle architectures.

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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SK Innovation expects to produce 500 GWh of batteries in 2030

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At the “SK Innovation Story Day” briefing session in Seoul last week, Dong-Seob Jee, President of SK Innovation’s Battery Business, said from its current 40 GWh battery production level, the company expects to reach 85 GWh in 2023, 200 GWh in 2025 and more than 500 GWh in 2030.

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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New battery-electric vehicles take 5.7% share in Europe in Q1; hybrids 18.4%, gasoline 42.2% , diesel 23.2%

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In the first quarter of 2021, hybrid electric vehicles made up 18.4% Demand for electrically-chargeable cars also increased in Q1: battery-electric vehicles made up 5.7% Alternatively-powered vehicles (APV). in Italy (the largest EU market for these vehicles).

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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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Volkswagen starts up second line for MEB batteries in Braunschweig

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The Volkswagen Group Components plant in Braunschweig is significantly expanding its production of battery systems for the latest electric vehicle generation. In addition to that, the plant will produce up to 100,000 battery systems for the e-up!,

Ford launches new global battery center of excellence

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Ford announced a new global battery center of excellence—called Ford Ion Park—to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing. We’re already scaling production of all-electric vehicles around the world as more customers experience and crave the fun-to-drive benefits of electric vehicles with zero emissions. lab already have analyzed more than 150 types of battery cells.

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BYD announces ultra-safe Blade Batteries for its all-electric vehicles 

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BYD announces ultra-safe Blade Batteries for its all-electric vehicles . BYD the world’s leading global EV maker has officially announced that its all-electric vehicles will now come with the company’s ultra-safe Blade Batteries. for electric vehicles.

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GM to source US-based lithium for future EV batteries from CTR; closed-loop, direct-extraction process

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GM announced today that a “significant portion” of GM’s future battery-grade lithium hydroxide and carbonate could come from the Hell’s Kitchen development. Most lithium used in lithium-ion batteries is currently mined and processed outside of the US.

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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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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.,

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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Porsche invests in high-performance battery JV Cellforce; Si anodes; BASF NCM cathode materials

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Porsche and joint venture partner Customcells, a spin-off from Fraunhofer, also announced the launch of production of high-performance battery cells at Porsche’s Weissach Development Center. Another feature of the Cellforce battery cell is its ability to withstand high temperatures.

BASF & Porsche Partner to Develop High-Performing Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric vehicles

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BASF has been selected by Cellforce Group (CFG), a joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, as the exclusive cell development partner for its next generation lithium-ion battery. Batteries Specific Technologies Uncategorized BASF & Porsche Electric Vehicles lithium ion batteries

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

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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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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Argonne study compares life cycle emissions of battery-grade lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide from brines and ores

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have conducted life cycle analyses (LCAs) for battery-grade lithium carbonate (Li 2 CO 3 ) and lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LiOH•H 2 O) produced from Chilean brines (Salar de Atacama) and Australian spodumene ores.

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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