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INL, UCSD researchers find slow, low-energy charging of Li batteries creates glassy lithium; high-performance Li-metal batteries

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Scientists from Idaho National Laboratory and the University of California San Diego have shown that slow, low-energy charging causes lithium atoms to deposit on electrodes in a disorganized way that improves charging behavior. This noncrystalline, amorphous, “glassy” lithium had never been observed, and creating such amorphous metals has traditionally been extremely difficult.

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GM fast-charging, Hummer EV details, Lucid DreamDrive, Kandi cars: The Week in Reverse

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Which Chinese brand is aiming to have the most affordable EV in the U.S. market? What looks like a modern-but-downsized electric VW Microbus? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending July 31, 2020. General Motors showed a little more of its upcoming GMC Hummer EV on. The Week In Reverse

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GM and EVgo partner to add more than 2,700 fast-charging plugs nationwide

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General Motors and EVgo plan to triple the size of the US’ largest public fast charging network by adding more than 2,700 new fast chargers over the next five years. The two companies will add fast charging stations to cities and suburbs, intending to unlock new EV customer segments and provide increased charging access to drivers who live in multi-unit homes; rent their homes and can’t install chargers; or who might not have access to workplace charging.

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DOE awards $97M to 33 bioenergy research and development projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy. These projects will improve the performance and lower the cost and risk of technologies that can be used to produce biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts from biomass and waste resources.

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