Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

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The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack research and development plug-in carsThe performance of those cells improves at about 7 percent a year, give or take: Either the same cell costs 7 percent less after a year, or a carmaker gets 7 percent more energy capacity for the same price. Those.

Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025: Bloomberg analysis

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lithium-ion battery pack costs plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) battery capacityBattery-pack prices are the lowest they've ever been, and like a yoga-obsessed limbo contestant, they're primed to go even lower. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based on a survey of "more than 50 companies," states the average cost of a electric-car battery pack is now $209 per kilowatt-hour. But the real shocker is the report's claim.

Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

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lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Toyota is one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with General Motors and Volkswagen Group. Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, it's by far the most resistant of the three to the notion of battery-electric cars. But a recent news story might possibly indicate a crack in the.

Why lithium-ion cells with hollow cores matter (Apple Car or not)

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Batteries lithium-ion Apple plug-in carsOne of the biggest news stories in the automotive industry has been a car that still isn't officially confirmed to exist. It's "Project Titan," Apple's much-discussed project to allegedly develop an electric car. Now, reports out of South Korea indicate that the most unusual feature of this rumored electric car—if it exists—could very.

Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

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The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Relatively short ranges and long charging times accorded by current lithium-ion cells still limit the appeal of electric cars in the minds of many new-car buyers. Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars Samsung

Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery Could Cut Winter Range Woes

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Batteries lithium-ion winter driving research plug-in cars Winter WeatherFor some electric-car drivers--and potential buyers--range loss in cold winter weather is a significant concern. Range anxiety" is already an issue for many consumers, and the potential for a loss of up to one-third of the total rated range in cold weather compounds the problem. To tackle that problem, Penn State researchers are working on a.

Scientists make lithium-ion battery breakthrough

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Lithium-ion batteries are at the centre of the electric car revolution: boasting longer lifecycles than the majority of zinc-air batteries that they have effectively replaced. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Lithium-ion batteries

New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements.

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Automotive Class Lithium-Ion Cells from A123

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A123 Systems has introduced Automotive Class Lithium-ion cells. Tags: california air resources board lithium-ion a123 systems The California Air Resources Board may still be living in an alternate universe where hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles are making meaningful (if glacial) progress toward commercialization, but back here on earth battery power is where it's at. Read the press release here.

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24M delivers initial quantity of production-size semi-solid Lithium-ion cells to NEC Energy Solutions

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24M is leveraging existing, preferred energy storage chemistry but using a new cell design with semi-solid (a mixture of solid and liquid phases) thick electrodes and manufacturing innovations to deliver what it says will be up to a 50% reduction in current Li-ion costs.

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Johnson Controls’ Lithium-ion batteries power Hybrid Range Rover

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Johnson Controls is supplying the Lithium-ion battery pack for the Hybrid Range Rover ( earlier post ), announced in 2013. Cutaway of the Li-ion battery pack for the Range Rover.

Panasonic to increase automotive lithium-ion battery production in Japan

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Panasonic Corporation will start production of automotive lithium-ion batteries at a factory in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, expanding domestic production amid increasing demand for such batteries. To further boost the capacity, the company has decided to produce prismatic automotive lithium-ion batteries at the Himeji factory, which currently produces LCD panels.

Lithium-ion battery prices set to tumble

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The price of a lithium-ion battery pack (pictured) for passenger cars could be set to tumble – from around $500-$600/kWh now, to just $200/kWh in 2020: and as low as $160/kWh in 2025. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries batteries green cars lithium-ion battery costsThat’s the verdict of a new analysis by McKinsey & Company, with the figures taking into account battery management systems, battery cells [.].

GS Yuasa to set up SLI lithium-ion battery plant in Hungary

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in Hungary and build a new plant for lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries will be assembled in a new plant with lithium-ion cells made in Japan. GS Yuasa will also consider manufacturing lithium-ion cells in this plant in future. GS Yuasa Corporation will establish a manufacturing subsidiary company, GS Yuasa Hungary Ltd.

Elastic wire-shaped lithium-ion batteries with high electrochemical performance

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Structure of the flexible wire-shaped lithium-ion battery. 3 , which are an order of magnitude higher than the densities reported for lithium thin-film batteries. In addition to other barriers, the safety problems associated with lithium-ion batteries are a factor.

Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

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He's one of the pioneers of lithium-ion battery technology. DON'T MISS: Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025. We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. But Akira Yoshino is different.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries For Lighter, Compact Jump-Starting Pack

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Lithium-ion batteries are the hearts of modern electric cars, but could this battery chemistry have other automotive uses? Juno Power has applied lithium-ion technology to a different type of car battery. The Jumpr is a jump-starting pack that Juno Power says is the world''s "most portable." With a weight of just 7 ounces, it''s hard to argue with

European project aims to extend life of lithium-ion batteries

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8.4million that is aiming to boost the life and energy density of lithium-ion batteries. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Lithium-ion batteries Europe is launching a research project worth ?8.4million

Saint Jean Carbon building a high performance lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material

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a carbon science company engaged in the design and build of energy storage carbon materials, and a battery manufacturing partner will build a high-powered full-scale lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material from an electric car power pack and upcycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon. Saint Jean Carbon Inc.,

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Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

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As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time. Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they lose a little capacity. Day to day you don''t really notice, but over a year, or two, it means being able to use your phone (or car) a little less. Now, research scientists

Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Cars

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Why aren't lithium ion batteries being used in electric cars instead of lead-acid? First, Li-ion batteries are more expensive Hi, Drew - Several reasons.

Hydro-Québec grants an operating license and partners with Nouveau Monde Graphite to develop materials used in lithium-ion batteries

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Hydro-Québec (HQ) and Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) recently signed a license and a research and development agreements concerning the processing of graphite for use in lithium-ion batteries. This collaboration is intended to enable NMG to commercialize battery material technologies developed by HQ over the past 30 years, helping to position Québec strategically in the lithium-ion battery market.

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Tesla builds world's largest lithium-ion battery, for utility use, in Australia

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bet that he'd build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in Australia in 100 days. If his company failed, Musk would personally pay for the project, but the battery is now ready for its first test ahead of full operation—and on schedule. The massive 129-megawatt-hour battery will plug into South Australia's. Batteries Elon Musk Australia electric utilities renewable energy clean energy grid storage

Tesla's Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory: What You Need To Know

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This afternoon, Tesla Motors released details on its proposed "Gigafactory" to build lithium-ion cells for its future electric cars. To provide enough cell capacity to build a projected 500,000 electric vehicles in the year 2020, Tesla would require more cells than last year''s entire global production. Hence, as CEO Elon Musk has said several

How Lithium-Ion Batteries Age: Scientists Offer Insight

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Aging is a part of life, even for lithium-ion batteries. And battery life is an important consideration for electric-car owners, especially in these early days before there''s sufficient real-world data on actual life of electric-car battery packs over the 10- or 15-year lifespan of a typical vehicle. Just like any other car part, batteries degrade

Saft America receives $6.13M USABC award for lithium-ion 12V stop-start battery technology development

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The 30-month contract will focus on the development and delivery of lithium-ion 12-volt modules for vehicle stop-start battery applications consistent with USABC goals based on Saft’s advanced lithium-ion battery technologies along with battery management electronics.

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Report: Lithium-ion battery market to be worth $22billion by 2020

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Well, if a new report is to be believed then few industries are going to be more successful than the production of lithium-ion batteries (pictured) for light duty transportation. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries electric cars green cars Pike Research

AKASOL supplies lithium-ion battery systems to Canadian mining equipment provider Medatech

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the Canadian provider of sustainable drive systems for the mining industry, now incorporates AKASOL GmbH’s AKASystem AKM NANO lithium-ion battery systems into its designs for electrically powered equipment and drives. Medatech Ltd.,

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Lucid Motors and Samsung SDI in strategic partnership on next-gen lithium-ion cells

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Samsung SDI will be a major supplier of lithium-ion cells for Lucid’s first vehicle, an electric executive sedan scheduled to begin production in late 2018. Samsung SDI and luxury EV startup Lucid Motors have entered a strategic partnership for battery cell supply.

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Continental embarks on lithium-ion battery venture

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The firms will work together on a company that will produce and market lithium-ion battery systems with SK Innovation having developed both battery cells and separators [.]. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Continental green cars SK InnovationAutomotive supplier Continental (logo, pictured), perhaps most famous for its brand of tyres, is taking its business in a new direction after signing an agreement with Korea’s SK Innovation.

Sensor offers lithium-ion battery failure warning

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The bright minds at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, have made an important breakthrough that could help warn about impending lithium-ion battery failure. They have developed an inexpensive sensor based on a study between the internal temperature of lithium-ion cells and the electrical parameter of the cell itself.

Lithium-ion battery company aims for China dominance

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Boston Power has set its sights on dominating the lithium-ion battery market in China after announcing $125million in new funding in the country. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Boston Power China GSR Ventures lithium-ion battery

Honda CR-Z gets boost from lithium-ion batteries

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That’s because the 2013 Honda CR-Z (pictured), which goes on sale tomorrow, will feature a host of powertrain upgrades as well as a new lithium-ion battery pack that replaces [.]. Green credentials Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries green cars Honda CR-Z hybrid cars

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Tester Tightens Standards

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Recent high-profile battery failures have been seized with zeal whether automobile-related or not, but one product safety company is aiming to curtail that with tighter safety standards for lithium-ion batteries Electric cars aren''t cut much slack in the mainstream media, and any issues are usually jumped upon before facts have time to surface.

Study finds rapid charging and draining doesn’t damage lithium-ion electrode as much as thought

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A new study has found that rapid-charging a lithium-ion battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought, and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated. The results, Chueh said, can be directly applied to many oxide and graphite electrodes used in today’s commercial lithium ion batteries and in about half of those under development.

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Toyota Accelerates Switch To Lithium-Ion Batteries, Still Lags Others

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Reuters reports that the company aims to boost production of more common lithium-ion technology by six times for its future products. Toyota has intended to use lithium-ion batteries before Toyota is one of few automakers still using nickel-metal hydride batteries in its hybrid vehicles, but that could change for its next generation vehicles.

Audi reveals details of Q5 lithium-ion battery pack

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The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference saw Daniel Andree, a battery development engineer at Audi, take centre stage as he outlined how a Sanyo lithium-ion battery pack would be used in the upcoming 2012 Audi Q5 compact crossover hybrid. Audi Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Audi Q5 Audi Q5 Hybrid Audi Q5 Quattro Hybrid Lithium-ion batteries lithium-ion battery pack

Lithium-ion battery costs to fall by a third

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It is one of the most prohibitive aspects of electric cars – the price of lithium-ion batteries. Pike Research suggests that with manufacturing efficiencies improving and access to lithium starting to expand; the installed cost of lithium-ion batteries is set to [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries electric cars green cars lithium-ion battery costs Pike Research

Lithium-ion battery maker secures huge partnership

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Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries A123Systems IHI Corporation japan lithium-ion batteryBattery technology giant A123Systems has expanded its partnership with IHI Corporation, and subsequently secured a $25million equity investment. A123 will licence its battery system to IHI, which is one of the largest industrial equipment manufacturers in Japan, with IHI offering the equity investment in return.

12-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery For Advanced Start-Stop Coming In 2018

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As fuel-economy rules get stricter, lithium-ion batteries may no longer be limited to electric cars. An increasing number of new cars are now being fitted with engine start-stop systems to reduce fuel consumption, and the most advanced of those systems require a stouter battery. DON''T MISS: Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years?

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Panasonic opens its first automotive lithium-ion battery factory in China

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Panasonic Corporation has opened a new automotive lithium-ion prismatic battery cell factory in Dalian, China—the company’s first automotive battery cell production site in China. Panasonic has provided automotive lithium-ion batteries to a number of auto manufacturers on a global basis—notably Tesla—and currently leads the automotive battery market.

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Peugeot Citroen makes lithium-ion battery agreement

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PSA Peugeot Citroen has established an agreement with GS Yuasa Corporation to supply its lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Citroen Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Peugeot GS Yuasa Mitsubishi Peugeot CitroenGS Yuasa is already supplying batteries for Mitsubishi Motors to use in its’ i-MiEV vehicles and so it is a natural step for PSA Peugeot Citroen, which already has an agreement with Mitsubishi on electric vehicles [.].

NEC to expand lithium-ion battery production

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With demand constantly increasing, the NEC Group is aiming to boost its production of rechargeable high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Japan Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry lithium-ion battery production NEC