Cegasa Group Begins Developing Li-ion Batteries for EVs

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Spain-based battery manufacturer Cegasa Group has started developing its first prototypes of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. Cegasa is also participating in the “Green Project”, led by SEAT and in the DEIMOS Project for research into fuel cells, besides other initiatives within the EU 7 th Framework Program involving these technologies, such as the upcoming Green Car Initiative.

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$11M European project seeks to increase lifetime and energy density of automotive Li-ion batteries; second-life use

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A €8.4-million (US$11-million) European research project will seek to increase the lifetime and energy density of large-format automotive Li-ion batteries, with a target of a 4,000-cycle lifetime at 80% DOD (depth of discharge) and an energy density of 250 Wh/kg. Batteries2020 is part of the EU’s Green Car initiative which is seeking to generate the knowledge needed to improve the performance of electric cars.

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And the winner of the X Prize is…

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The X Prize winners are Edison2 of Lynchburg, Virginia; X-Tracer of Winterthur, Switzerland; and Li-ion Motors Corporation of Mooresville, North Carolina. Tags: Green cars Latest news E85 Edison2 Li-ion Motors Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize Very Light Car X prize X-Tracer Three teams will share $10million after successfully completing the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize.

Envia Systems announcement may herald the first wave of DOE-supported commercial high energy density Li-ion cells with Si-C anodes

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Envia Systems’ recent announcement of achieving Li-ion pouch cells with a specific energy density of 400 Wh/kg ( earlier post ) may be the market opener for a number of similar systems developed with US Department of Energy (DOE) support using different silicon-carbon anode materials, combined with an advanced cathode material and an appropriate electrolyte. LIB capacity is limited in part by the intercalation of Li ions by the anode material—i.e.,

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A More Detailed Look at a Prismatic Li-ion Cell and Pack Manufacturing Process

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EnerDel believes its Hague Road plant is the first, and as yet at this time only, plant capable of achieving high volume production of transportation-grade, lithium ion cells within the US. Green Car Congress appreciates EnerDel’s cooperation in sharing their process with our readers.

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Profile: Li-ion Provider Compact Power, Inc. Focusing on the Automotive and Vehicle Markets

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Green Car Congress recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Prabhakar Patil, the CEO of Compact Power, Inc. CPI) shortly after GM selected CPI and its parent LG Chem as the provider for the Li-ion batteries for the Extended Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Chevy Volt. (GM

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Profile: Li-ion Battery and Pack Supplier Valence Technology

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The polyhedra aid the eye in seeing the ions grouped as (green) Fe/Mg-enclosing octahedra and (yellow) phosphate tetrahedra. The (blue) oxygen ions are made very small to permit viewing of the arrangement of the other ions. Green Car Congress had the opportunity recently to have a discussion with Mark Donaghy, the Global Marketing Manager for Valence Technology, Inc., a provider of lithium-ion batteries, modules and packs. by Bill Cooke.

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Quallion Remains on Track in Development of Li-ion-Based Anti-Idling HVAC System

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Quallion LLC, a developer of customized lithium-ion batteries, modules and packs for medical, military, aerospace, and vehicle applications, remains on track to develop an advanced lithium-ion anti-idling HVAC system for heavy-duty trucks, Dr. Hisashi Tsukamoto, the company’s co-founder, CEO and CTO, recently told Green Car Congress.

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Li-ion Manufacturer Boston-Power Names Former GM Senior Executive Bob Purcell to Board; Expansion Into Transportation With a Focus on PHEVs and BEVs

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Li-ion manufacturer Boston-Power, Inc., Boston-Power is bringing to the transportation industry a game-changing lithium-ion battery that delivers unmatched levels of high energy density, safety, low cost, fast charge and environmental sustainability.

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Report: Sanyo Plans Mass Production of Li-ion Batteries for Plug-in Hybrids and EVs by Fiscal 2012; Targeting 40% Market Share by FY 2020

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The Nikkei reports that Sanyo Electric plans to launch mass production of lithium ion batteries for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles by fiscal 2012 as part of a ¥200-billion investment (US$2.126 billion) over the next three years in rechargeable batteries and solar cells. By beefing up production facilities, including a plant in Hyogo Prefecture, the company aims to capture 40% of the global market for green-car rechargeable batteries by fiscal 2020.

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Toyota provides update on status of green car technology, future plans; 21 new hybrid models, new gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EV and fuel cell stack

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Li-ion batteries are from Panasonic. In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) outlined the progress of development of its green technologies as well as its vehicle deployment plans through 2015. Toyota again noted that hybrid technology, capable of both high levels of fuel efficiency and driving performance, can be easily combined with various types of fuel and also includes core technologies necessary for developing many types of “eco-cars”.

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Details of Subaru electric vehicle revealed

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Just a week ago we told you how Subaru is to launch a diesel car in Japan and that it would begin leasing its plug-in STELLA electric vehicle from this summer. The model will be sold in Japan directly through Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, the maker of Subaru cars, with delivery beginning at the end of July. It includes a 9kWh, 346V li-ion battery pack that comprises 16 modules with a range of 56 miles when they are driven in the Japan 10-15 mode cycle.

A123 Systems reports Q3 revenue and shipments up, along with losses; gross margin improving

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Li-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems reported. Future cost reductions aside, A123 has been emphasizing the usable energy in a Li-ion battery pack as a key metric in assessing battery costs, rather than the widely used metric of cost per kWh.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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We Promote PHEV Conversion Programs: First CalCars in 2004, then a number of aftermarket companies, have converted over 200 cars — at first most were for fleets, but more and more are going to individual owners. See Conversions to Electrify Worlds 900+ Million Cars.

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Volkswagen targeting 5% of Jetta sales in US with new sporty Hybrid model; expected 45 mpg combined

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kWh Li-ion battery pack. The Jetta is the first Volkswagen hybrid with a Li-ion pack (cells from Sanyo). Combined, the system puts out 170 hp (127 kW) at 5000 rpm and 184 lb-ft (249 N·m) of torque at a low 1000 rpm, giving the car smooth acceleration.

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Mercedes-Benz eyeing introducing a sedan model hydrogen fuel cell vehicle around MY 2017

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Our customers would like to drive our E-Class as a fuel-cell car. I do believe that it is as easy to build a fuel cell car as an ICE [internal combustion engine] car today—and we are almost there—without the need for plug-in capacity. It drives like a normal car.

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ERTRAC publishes roadmap on energy carriers and powertrains; role for power-to-gas

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Solutions for passenger ‘greencars with market maturity and infrastructure availability. MJ or 213 Wh/kg, competitive with high energy density Li-ion batteries. Green electricity is the very promising feedstock for energy carries for mobility in the future.

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Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé plug-in makes its European debut; showcasing the MQB

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Volkswagen brought the new CrossBlue Coupé plug-in hybrid sporty mid-size SUV show car, introduced in April at Auto Shanghai 2013 ( earlier post ), to a media event in Berlin for its European premiere. Engine compartment of the CrossBlue Coupé plug-in hybrid shows the transverse-mounted 3.0L

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Volvo Planning ts Driveline Architectures All To Be Plug-in Hybrid Capable; Considering a Range-Extended Electric-Drive Architecture in the Future

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kWh Li-ion battery pack (8 kWh is usable) under the trunk floor. Green Car Congress spoke with Gustavsson on the phone following Volvo’s affirmation at the Paris Motor Show that it would introduce a series-produced plug-in hybrid diesel as early as 2012.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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All three variants were available for media drives this week (drive impressions embargoed until next Monday); the hybrid and EV versions were production cars, the plug-in was still characterized as “prototype.” This is our first dedicated green vehicle. Chevrolet Bolt is a great car.

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Update on ALTe; EREV powertrain company tracking for production-caliber units by December, production ramp in 1Q 2013

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Extended range electric vehicle powertrain company ALTe ( earlier post ) is tracking to produce a limited number of production-caliber vehicle powertrains by December, and plans to ramp up production in the first quarter of 2013, said CEO John Thomas in a recent interview with Green Car Congress. kWh Li-ion pack from A123 Systems.

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XL1 dive and drive: Volkswagen aggressively optimizes for efficiency in its sleek diesel plug-in hybrid

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XL1 represents the third evolutionary stage of Volkswagen’s 1-liter car strategy, referring to the goal set by Prof. kWh Li-ion battery pack—which is sited in front of the passenger area. Despite its aggressive design, the XL1 can still be considered a practical car.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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All three variants were available for media drives this week (drive impressions embargoed until next Monday); the hybrid and EV versions were production cars, the plug-in was still characterized as “prototype.” This is our first dedicated green vehicle. Chevrolet Bolt is a great car.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? Prop 87 Missed Opportunity RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA Holiday EVangelism ZEVTech Saving RAVs Holiday EVangelism Who Killed the Electric Car? nk City Electric car www.thinkelectric.org Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation. Who Killed the Electric Car?"

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Audis e-tron quattro EV: evolutionary powertrain with a dash of revolution for production in 2018; MLB evo

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Power is provided by a liquid-cooled 95 kWh Li-ion pack. The new two-motor rear axle system leverages the work Audi has already done with the two-motor rear-wheel drive on the R8 e-tron sports car. Regulators want to ensure that the car will drive straight, Pint said.

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Axion supplying PbC batteries to Norfolk Southern for all-battery switcher and working on line-haul hybrid locomotives; micro-hybrid and stationary expansion

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The contract is also a milestone in NS’ quest for a battery/hybrid locomotive, which reaches back a number of years to the Green Goat effort. The PbC battery would run all the electronics in the car. The battery-electric NS-999, “under the long hood”. Source: NS. Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen: e-mobility and sustainability; Part 1, the e-Golf and Golf GTE

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earlier post ); and currently has two battery-electric passenger cars on the market (e-Up! Although the other electric-drive vehicles are prominent, the focus is on the new e-Golf—the first electric version of the most successful European car. The e-Golf. Click to enlarge.

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Big Science tools for clean transportation: neutron scattering at ORNL

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Images of Li-air cathode produced by neutron-computed tomography. For some areas of neutron-assisted research, such as the investigation of advanced Li-ion batteries, this is crucial.). Li, C., Source: ORNL. Click to enlarge.

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