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

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.

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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.

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.

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.,

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

Safety standards created for lithium-ion batteries

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Lithium-ion batteries may soon be subject to safety performance standards after SAE International Battery Standards Committee looked into base standards for the systems. Its document, entitled “J2929 – Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion Battery System Safety Standard – Lithium-based Rechargeable Cells” provides a foundation from which all battery and vehicle manufacturers can create safe battery [.].

Hyundai finds lithium-ion battery partner

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Hyundai Heavy Industries is to team up with Magna E-Car Systems on a brand new lithium-ion battery joint venture. Green cars Hyundai Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Magna Magna E-CarMagna E-Car (logo, pictured) is a global supplier of components and systems for both electric and hybrid vehicles and has supplied powertrains to Ford, among others. Now the two companies will form a $200million joint venture [.].

CODA abandons lithium-ion battery plant plans

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Despite enjoying some early success with the CODA Sedan (pictured), CODA Automotive has decided to abandon its plans to build a lithium-ion battery plant. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Coda Automotive electric cars green carsAccording to a report in the Columbus Dispatch, the company had been waiting for confirmation of a $500million loan from the US Department of Energy to help with its construction. However, [.].

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

New Lithium-Ion Battery Uses Peroxide To Boost Energy Density By 7 Times: Report

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All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs. Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important--the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer range. Researchers from the School of Engineering at the

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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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Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

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Tesla is currently ramping up lithium-ion battery cell production at its U.S. Europe Batteries lithium-ion battery pack Sweden plug-in cars StartupsGigafactory" near Reno, Nevada. But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one additional Gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S. While Tesla continues to mull that second battery.

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

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

Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

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Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. Batteries lithium-ion Recycling plug-in cars energy storageThat's led several automakers to experiment with alternative uses for these "second-life" batteries in stationary energy storage. Battery packs can store energy generated by renewable.

Daimler to ramp up lithium-ion battery production

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Lithium-ion battery production could increase by 10x its original target number if Daimler and Evonik get their way. According to a report in Germany’s Handelsblatt, the companies want to invest an additional €200million in their joint lithium-ion manufacturing venture Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. KG Evonik Lithium-ion batteries lithium-ion battery production Mercedes-Benz

Nissan lithium-ion battery factory breaks ground

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Nissan has taken an important step towards its electric vehicle future by breaking ground on its lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Nissan Nissan batteries Nissan electric car batteries Nissan electric cars Nissan LEAF Smyrna plant Smyrna Tennessee US Department of Energy

Dual-Carbon Battery: Same Energy Density, Safer, Longer Life Than Lithium-Ion, Says Power Japan Plus

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In the search for better electric-car batteries, lots of lab research has to happen before anything can be announced. Today, a company called Power Japan Plus came out of stealth mode to unveil a new battery chemistry, with both electrodes--anode and cathode--made of carbon.

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Tesla and Panasonic reach lithium-ion battery agreement

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Electric super car maker Tesla Motors has reached an agreement with the Panasonic Corporation for the supply of lithium-ion battery cells. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Tesla Motors Lithium-ion batteries Panasonic Tesla Tesla Model SUnder the terms of the agreement, Panasonic will supply enough cells to meet Tesla’s plans for an aggressive production ramp-up. This includes meeting 6,000 orders for existing Model S reservations and will actually be [.].

Johnson Controls and Saft to end lithium-ion joint venture

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Both Johnson Controls Inc and Saft have reached an agreement which will end their joint venture on lithium-ion vehicle batteries – known as Johnson Controls-Saft. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Johnson Controls Johnson Controls Saft joint venture SaftThe venture was formed in 2006 but now both parties have agreed to end their relationship and terminate all legal proceedings. Under the terms of the agreement, Johnson Controls will [.].

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More efficient Zinc-air batteries could replace lithium ion

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Scientists at Stanford University have developed a zinc air battery they hope could become the next generation of battery, costing less and delivering more power than the current generation of lithium ion batteries.

Israeli firm StoreDot claims battery with 5-minute charging time

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lithium-ion battery pack Israel research plug-in carsIt's one of the Holy Grails for battery researchers and electric-car advocates alike: a battery that could recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to stop for gasoline.

Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

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Batteries lithium-ion Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic gigafactoryIf it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet. That's the equivalent of more than 260 U.S.

Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

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Tesla claims that its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory"--currently under construction just outside Reno, Nevada--will be the largest of its kind in the world. Manufacturing lithium-ion Tesla Motors plug-in cars youtube nevada gigafactory

Huge spike in lithium-ion battery sales predicted

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Though only $878million of lithium-ion batteries are expected to be sold next year, by 2015 the industry could be worth nearly $8billion a year. This in turn will boost the lithium-ion market, largely fuelled by government subsidies, incentives and production goals. That’s the verdict of a new report from Pike Research, which predicts a rapidly growing global market for electric vehicles – and particularly plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars.

Nissan to breathe new life into lithium-ion batteries

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What will happen to lithium-ion batteries once they have been used in electric cars? The two companies are planning to initiate a business venture to “Reuse, Resell, Refabricate and Recycle” lithium-ion batteries, in what is known simply as the 4R business model. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Lithium-ion batteries Nissan 4R business model lithium-ion battery recycling second life batteries Sumitomo

Electric car battery warranties compared

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With 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time. lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacityIt's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery?

Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

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Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in carsModern electric cars have developed to the point where range itself may become less of an issue than the cost of providing it. Automakers can create longer-range electric cars simply by installing larger battery packs, but that adds significant cost tot he car's single priciest component. Just ask Tesla, which sells multiple versions of its Model.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Soon, Woven From 'Yarn' That Carries Energy?

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Could your car seats become large, comfortable batteries? If experiments by scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai, China become reality, perhaps they could--as the group has developed battery technology that can be woven into fabrics. According to Phys.org, researcher Wei Weng and his colleagues have designed and fabricated carbon nanotube

Samsung aims to be leading lithium-ion producer

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You may know it for its mobile phones, but now South Korea based Samsung SDI wants to establish itself as the leading lithium-ion battery producer in the world. Currently, it is supplying lithium-ion batteries to BMW [.]. Tags: Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Japanese Economic Centre Panasonic Group Samsung Sanyo SB LiMotive

LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

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Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Then there's LG Chem, which sells lithium-ion batteries to quite a number of different car manufacturers. Manufacturing Batteries parts suppliers lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars lg-chemPanasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors, while AESC is a joint venture half owned by Nissan.

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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?

Battery maker A123 quietly became a half-billion-dollar company

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Ten years ago, lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems was a hot startup and a much-publicized company. China Batteries lithium-ion battery pack A123 Systems Fisker Automotive Wanxiang Karma ReveroThis author, in fact, profiled the company for IEEE Spectrum in the technology magazine's September 2007 issue. The six years that followed proved enormously painful for the Massachusetts company, however. DON'T MISS: A123 Systems To Recall.

Sanyo outlines plans for lithium-ion battery market

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Having already outlined its plans to become a key player in the lithium-ion battery market, the Nikkei now reports that Sanyo Electric will launch mass production of the batteries for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles by fiscal 2012. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news battery electric cars battery powered cars Lithium-ion batteries Sanyo Sanyo Electric

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Battery legend Goodenough not done yet: new solid-state chemistry introduced

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Lithium-ion battery-cell chemistry is currently dominant in electric cars, not to mention consumer electronics and other fields. That includes one of the people who helped create lithium-ion batteries in the first place. Batteries lithium-ion research plug-in cars solid-state cellBut what seems to be an army of researchers thinks it can be improved. CHECK OUT: Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery.

Electric-car battery costs not too sensitive to lithium prices

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Relatively low lithium-ion battery-cell prices are crucial to keeping the prices of electric cars reasonable. But how much does the volatility of the price of lithium itself affect the prices of those cells? Global lithium prices have doubled over the last six months, leading to a scramble for new supplies of the metal. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars

Fueled By Battery Boom: A Lithium Rush For Australia's Outback?

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Lithium-ion is currently the dominant chemistry for battery cells in electrified cars, and that's creating a lithium-mining boom. Batteries lithium-ion Australia plug-in carsIf electric-car sales continue to rise, then demand for battery cells will rise along with them. That, in turn, will lead to increase demand for the raw materials that make up those cells.

Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

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Batteries lithium-ion Future Cars research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest vehicles in around-town use, the world's largest car company is changing its tune. Yet another news story out of Japan has company executives suggesting that it has finally.

Is Next Battery Advance Not In Chemistry But Fabrication?

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Legions of researchers are trying to improve on the currently-dominant lithium-ion chemistry, hoping to increase energy density and lower cost. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars StartupsElectric cars today are hampered by relatively short ranges, long charging times, and higher costs than comparable internal-combustion models--all problems that stem from their battery packs.

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