Toshiba launches 20Ah-HP SCiB rechargeable Li-ion battery; high energy and high power

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Toshiba Corporation expanded its SCiB product offering with the launch of a 20Ah-HP rechargeable lithium-ion battery cell that delivers high energy and high power at the same time. Toshiba expects to see the new cell deployed in automobiles, industrial equipment, and storage battery systems.

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Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

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Nuvera is a developer of fuel cells for commercial power, especially for motive applications. With existing and forthcoming emissions mandates, DANNAR and Nuvera would be able to meet the needs of organizations and industries seeking clean energy options for mobility.


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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries. An electric car battery before and after industry standard fast charging.

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DOE: high-temperature, downhole rechargeable energy storage device ready for commercialization

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the commercialization of a rechargeable energy storage device capable of operating in the extreme temperatures necessary for geothermal energy production. The stable performance and extreme long life of these cells position the technology for commercial deployment without further development, FastCap said.

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Boeing HorizonX invests in lithium-metal rechargeable battery startup Cuberg

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a startup founded by former Stanford University researchers developing next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications. Cuberg developed an advanced lithium metal rechargeable battery cell that is designed to be a drop-in solution to existing large-scale battery manufacturing processes. However, inadequate lithium plating efficiency at high charging rates limits the cycle life that can be achieved in a commercial cell.

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Lightning eMotors and Ricardo partner to provide commercial EVs to UK customers

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Ricardo and Lightning eMotors, a leading US-based provider of medium-duty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, entered into a strategic partnership agreement to deploy commercial electric vehicles in the UK, a market with more than 700,000 commercial vehicles in operation today.

Toyota Industries to Begin Selling Rechargers for EVs and PHEVs

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Toyota Industries Corp. are rated for single-phase 200VAC 16A 50Hz/60Hz current, and are targeted for installation at commercial facilities and public places. Toyota Industries recharger on a stand. The recharger—147cm tall, 30cm wide and 18cm deep—can be wall mounted or mounted on a stand. The company says it plans to produce a recharger for home use as well.

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SES expands in South Korea to facilitate commercialization of Li-metal batteries

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Boston-based SES AI Corporation, a developer of high-performance lithium-metal (Li-Metal) rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and other applications, has incorporated its subsidiary SES Korea and plans to build a pre-production facility in South Korea.

How Long Until EV Fleets Take Over the Supply Chain?

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When will the same happen for commercial fleets? Electric concepts like the E-Fuso from Daimler Trucks have helped advance commercial truck EV toward production. News: The Upsizing of Electrification Is Underway. EVs have become increasingly common on today’s roadways.

SolidEnergy targeting rechargeable Li-metal smartphone battery in 2016, EV battery with 2x range in 2017

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SolidEnergy , an MIT spin-out commercializing solid electrolyte technology enabling the use of lithium metal anodes for high energy density rechargeable batteries ( earlier post ), says that in 2016, it and its battery manufacturing partners will release a 2 Ah commercial battery for the smartphone and wearable market. Termed a graft copolymer electrolyte (GCE), this material was prepared by a facile free-radical synthesis method that is industrially scalable.

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Utilities Are Taking an EV-industry Leadership Role


Vehicle to Grid (V2G) is one approach being taken, where stored energy from the electric vehicles is used to power the grid during peak hours, and then the vehicles are recharged during non-peak times. The post Utilities Are Taking an EV-industry Leadership Role appeared first on Driivz.

DOE announces more than $65M in public and private funding to commercialize promising energy technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $30 million in federal funding, matched by more than $35 million in private sector funds, for 68 projects that will accelerate the commercialization of promising energy technologies—ranging from clean energy and advanced manufacturing, to building efficiency and next-generation materials. The awards are facilitated by the DOE Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). Praj Industries Ltd.

Penske Truck Leasing joins CharIN to promote electric commercial vehicle charging standards

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Penske Truck Leasing has joined the Charging Interface Initiative ( CharIN ), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles (EVs) of all types. Penske will focus its attention on helping to promote electric vehicle charging standards for commercial vehicles in North America by participating with the group’s “High Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles Task Force” (HPCCV Task Force).

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Mitsubishi Heavy to Enter Lithium-ion Secondary (Rechargeable) Battery Business

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) has decided to build a commercial production verification plant in Nagasaki Prefecture and launch its operation by autumn 2010 in a move toward the company’s full-scale entry into the lithium-ion secondary (rechargeable) battery market. The commercial production verification plant, slated for.

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Report: Honda and Saitec develop practical Mg-ion battery with vanadium oxide cathode; commercialization by 2018

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The Nikkei, citing unnamed sources, reports that R&D organization Saitec (Saitama Industrial Technology Center) and Honda Motor have developed a practical magnesium-ion rechargeable battery and hope to commercialize it. According to the Nikkei, the developers expect to first commercialize the technology in smartphones and other portable devices.

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CCM: LiPF6 industry in China may face overcapacity in 2017

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Soaring prices for and profits from LiPF 6 —lithium hexafluorophosphate, the dominant Li-salt used in electrolytes in commercial rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) based on a graphite anode and a 3–4 V cathode material—has encouraged enterprises in China to expand LiPF 6 production while also attracting new players. However, according to market analyst firm CCM , based on the current planned capacity expansions, the LiPF 6 industry may face overcapacity in 2017.

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ABB wins 1st commercial order for 600 kW 15-second flash charging technology; electric buses in Geneva

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The bus recharges at stops using its roof-mounted contacts that engage using laser guidance. Short top-up charges maintain the battery level until full recharge at a terminus. A further 4- to 5-minute charge at 400 kW at the terminus at the end of the line enables a full recharge of the batteries.

2016 204

BorgWarner showcasing electrification technologies for commercial vehicles; expects 32% CAGR in hybrid and electric CV market from 2017 to 2020

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BorgWarner, is showcasing its range of combustion, hybrid and electric technologies at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in Atlanta, Georgia. A forecast by Knibb, Gormezano and Partners (KGP), cited by BorgWarner, predicts the hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market will experience a 32.9% Thomas, Chief Technology Officer, BorgWarner, said that the growth drivers in commercial vehicle propulsion systems are changing.

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Renault and Eco2charge developing “energy ecosystems” for EV charging at commercial buildings; second-life battery packs

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France’s Eco2charge consortium, coordinated by Bouygues Energie & Services, recently launched an R&D program at the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics (National federation of public works) to accelerate the deployment of charging solutions for electric vehicles, especially in commercial buildings. In addition to delivering environmental benefits through extending the use of the battery packs, this solution leverages advances in the automotive industry.

2014 195

UK Researchers Developing Rechargeable Lithium-Air Battery; Up to 10X the Capacity of Current Li-ion Cells

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Researchers in the UK are developing a rechargeable lithium-air battery that could deliver a ten-fold increase in energy capacity compared to that of currently available lithium-ion cells. The four-year EPSRC research project , which reaches its halfway mark in July, is targeting the development of a Li-air cell that is rechargeable and can sustain cycling. Bruce estimates that it will be at least five years before the STAIR cell is commercially available.

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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And Tata Motors , an Indian industrial giant, is "working on an electric version of the Indica for the overseas market, slated to be launched by 2009," according to the Hindu Business Line. If the tests turn out as Daimler hopes, the company plans to begin commercial production in 2010, before the end of the pilot. “We London could soon replace California as the electric car capital of the world.

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EC rolls out CARS 2020 action plan for European auto industry

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Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, introduced the EC’s CARS 2020 Action Plan aimed at reinforcing the European automotive industry’s competitiveness and sustainability heading towards 2020. The anticipated action plan comes at a time when the automotive industry is facing particular pressure due to a strong decline of the EU market and structural overcapacities.

2012 204

Industry study finds lead-acid to remain most wide-spread automotive energy storage for foreseeable future; new chemistries continue to grow

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The study, which provides a joint industry analysis of how different types of batteries are used in different automotive applications, concludes that lead-based batteries will by necessity remain the most wide-spread energy storage system in automotive applications for the foreseeable future. At high voltages, lead-based batteries are so far limited by their more modest recharge and discharge power and capacity turnover.

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European automotive and automotive battery industries call for extension of the exemption of lead-based batteries from the EU ELV Directive

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The EU must continue to allow the use of lead-based batteries in vehicles as they are essential for the needs of future generations of European cars, according to the automotive and automotive battery industries in Europe. The comments are part of the formal submission made by the industry group to EU regulators who concluded the public consultation phase of the review of the End of Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive this week.

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China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

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China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. Natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicle technology is basically mature, the government said, and is headed toward initial industrialization. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report. Developing the industrial system.

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Top electric vehicles battery manufacturers in India

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The Company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Zinc carbon, Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable batteries and lighting products. Exide Industries Ltd. It is the largest manufacturer of automotive and industrial lead-acid batteries in India and the fourth-largest in the world.

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NYSERDA Commits $8M to Develop and Commercialize 19 New York Battery and Energy-Storage Technology Projects

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will award $8 million to help develop or commercialize 19 advanced energy storage projects. The awards are being made to companies and universities across New York that are involved in advanced research and development of energy storage applications that could benefit transportation, utility Smart Grid applications, renewable energy technologies, and other industries.

2010 195

Why are some EV chargers more expensive than others?

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Recently, the automobile industry has developed quickly. The automobile industry is investing in protecting the environment. It’s because a motor drives these vehicles, while the rechargeable batteries provide power to run the engine. Commercial drivers use these chargers.

Burlington Hydro Takes Delivery of First EV in Commercial Fleet Application in Canada

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Ontario, Canada) has taken delivery of the first all-electric vehicle to be used in a commercial fleet application in Canada—the REV 300 ACX (a retrofit Ford Escape). It is designed to increase understanding of the operating characteristics of an all-electric fleet vehicle, including recharging patterns and requirements; how to optimize the usage and recharging cycle in a “real life” setting; overall performance, drive-cycle, battery state-of-health; and electricity grid impacts.

2010 195

The Essential Guide to EV Smart Charging and Smart Energy Management


Smart EV Charging in Commercial and Industrial Buildings. Fleet operators, like commercial charge point operators, need a comprehensive back-end system for centralized control and management of charging. Smart EV charging in Commercial and Industrial Buildings.

University of Illinois licenses StructurePore cathode technology to Xerion for commercialization of the ultra-rapid charging technology

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Xerion and the University believe that this technology, now called “StructurePore”, will enable Xerion to develop a rechargeable battery with significantly higher charging capacity than that which is presently available with ultra-fast charge / ultra-fast discharge capabilities. Robert Zavala, CEO of Xerion, expressed the Company’s primary goal of developing delivery capabilities for rapid-charging batteries to military, industry and consumers.

2011 183

SAE taskforce J2954 on wireless charging and positioning standards looking to have final draft of guideline this year; significant industry involvement

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Wireless Charging enables the customer the ability to have “transparent” recharging of plug-in electric vehicle—EV, combustion engine (IC) PHEV, fuel cell (FC) PHEV—through a seamless connection to the EVSE charger and automated charging process. Industry involvement. There is heavy involvement from industry and government in the effort. Under the emerging J2954 guidelines, communications for wireless charging will use DSRC. Source: J2954. Click to enlarge.

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The Business of Plugging In: Building the Full Ecosystem for a Successful Plug-in Vehicle Industry in the US

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Infrastructure, recharging and business models. The point to be made is that the automotive industry, policy makers and also utilities need to go to work as early as possible to deal with this great opportunity. Duvall looks at recharging infrastructure in two pieces: privately-owned (recharging companies, workplace and home charging); and publicly-owned. Actions and communications strategies we choose can significantly improve chance of successful commercialization.

2009 190

SAIC Displays Six Models of New Energy Vehicles to Be Used at Expo 2010; Commercialization Plans for Hybrid, PHEV and BEVs by 2012

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At the China International Industry Fair held earlier in November in Shanghai, SAIC Group displayed six models of new energy vehicles, which will serve the Expo 2010. SAIC Group says it has set up a relatively complete new energy vehicle industrial supply chain, laying a solid foundation for integrated vehicle development. This vehicle is specially developed for implementing the phase II project of GEF/UNDP, i.e. Demonstration Project of China’s Fuel Cell City Bus Commercialization.

2009 231

EPA issues RFI on end-of-life management of batteries

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EPA is interested in both single-use batteries (primary batteries), and rechargeable batteries (secondary batteries). This includes lithium-based, nickel-metal hydride, and other battery chemistries, as well as all battery types, such as small consumer batteries, large format batteries (including electric vehicles and grid energy storage), and industrial batteries used in manufacturing, commercial businesses, and healthcare operations.

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Eaton to Support Project to Develop and Deploy Medium-Duty Plug-in Hybrid Systems; Stimulus Funding to Support Largest Commercial PHEV Demonstration to Date

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This will represent the largest deployment of commercial PHEVs to date. Eaton will work with grant recipient South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and other affiliates, including the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), Altec Industries, Compact Power Inc., Ford Motor Company and Southern California Edison, in the deployment of plug-in hybrid electric commercial vehicles to more than 50 utility and municipal fleets nationwide.

2009 150

Hyliion introduces next-generation battery module for Class 8 hybrid systems; Toshiba LTO cells

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Hyliion Holdings, a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, instroduced its next generation battery module which integrates Toshiba’s LTO cells with Hyliion’s technology to achieve longer battery life, higher charging rates and improved safety.

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UK to invest £200M in fleet of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks

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The 3-year comparative programme will begin later this year to help decarbonize the UK’s freight industry with initial competitions for battery-electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell technology launching shortly. This could see hundreds more zero-emission HGVs rolled out across the nation and save the industry money, due to overall running costs of green vehicles being cheaper than gasoline and diesel equivalents. As part of these trials, commercial vehicle manufacturer Leyland?Trucks

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Mitsubishi Fuso to deliver 20 eCanter trucks to Australia Post

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The trucks will be supported by the FUSO retail network and the e-mobility experts of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, which oversees the import and distribution of FUSO, Mercedes-Benz, and Freightliner brand commercial vehicles. hours to fully recharge.

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.

Umicore to supply high-nickel cathode materials to ACC in Europe

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The plant will start commercial production in the second quarter of 2022 and will employ 400 people. The long-term agreement will start with an annual offtake commitment of 13 GWh to a major platform of a European car manufacturer with first commercial volumes expected in early 2024.

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SES unveils 107 Ah hybrid Li-metal battery, announces new Shanghai gigafactory

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SES’ strategy is to dominate in the lithium metal battery market by first commercializing a hybrid method that combines a liquid electrolyte and a solid coating, which is easier to implement than an all-solid solution.

Toshiba doubles anode capacity in next-generation Li-ion battery; titanium niobium oxide; application in FY 2019

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The new battery offers high-energy density and the ultra-rapid recharging required for automotive applications. A compact EV with a 32 kWh next generation SCiB pack could recharge to a 320 km (199 miles) drive range (JC08 test cycle) after six minutes—three times the distance possible with current lithium-ion batteries Toshiba said.

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