Lithium-ion vs. nickel-metal hydride: Toyota still likes both for its hybrids

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Toyota continues to stay the course with nickel-metal hydride battery cells for many of its hybrid vehicles, even though most other hybrid vehicles from other brands have moved on to using lithium-ion cells exclusively. Los Angeles Auto Show lithium-ion nickel-metal-hydride battery

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.

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ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

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The model predicts lithium-ion batteries to be the cheapest technology in the coming decades. We have found that lithium-ion batteries are following in the footsteps of crystalline silicon solar panels.

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Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion

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Researchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety.

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American Manganese begins testing of lithium-ion battery materials recycling pilot plant

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AMY) announced that its processing partner, Kemetco Research, has commenced the processing of a select sample of Li-ion cathode scrap material through Stages 1 and 2 of a pilot recycling plant. Lithium recovery and water recycle. Canada-based American Manganese Inc.

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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.

Daimler takes minority stake in Sila Nanotechnologies; next-generation lithium-ion battery materials

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Founded in 2011, Sila Nano is a developer of new battery materials which outperform existing lithium-ion technologies. Sila Nano’s chemistry demonstrates a 20% improvement today, with the potential to reach 40% improvement over state-of-the-art traditional li-ion.

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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.

Researchers expand the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries with new functional electrolytes

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed new functional electrolytes containing multiple additives to enable Li-ion batteries (LIBs) to perform well in a wide temperature range from ?40 The electrolyte solutions in Li-ion batteries conduct ions between the negative electrode (anode) and positive electrode (cathode) to power the battery.

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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

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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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.

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 [.].

Reports: Tesla working to develop its own batteries

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lithium-ion batteriesUnlike other electric automakers, Tesla has long had a lock on its own battery supplies through an exclusive deal with Panasonic and the companies' jointly owned battery Gigafactory in Nevada.

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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

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.

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

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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Siemens, Northvolt partner in next generation lithium-ion battery cell production; Siemens invests €10M

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Siemens and Northvolt, a company working to build a European Li-ion gigafactory with 32 GWh of battery capacity ( earlier post ), are partnering for the development of best-in-class technology to produce high-quality lithium-ion batteries. Supply of lithium-ion batteries.

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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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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.

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

Lithium battery production set to grow 50 percent a year

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One of the biggest upcoming challenges for electric cars is having having an adequate supply of lithium batteries. A new report by Benchmark Minerals, first cited by CleanTechnica, shows battery makers are working quickly to meet growing demand for new lithium-ion battery cells from automakers. lithium-ion batteries

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Johnson Controls and Toshiba partner to bring leading automakers low-voltage lithium-ion solutions; dual-battery systems

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Johnson Controls Power Solutions and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation have partnered to deliver low-voltage lithium-ion solutions to meet automaker demands for improved efficiency, lower costs and less complexity. Under the agreement, Johnson Controls will collaborate with Toshiba to develop and manufacture lithium-ion batteries at its Holland, MI, plant and pair them with existing lead-acid battery technology as part of dual-battery systems.

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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.

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.

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 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

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.

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

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.

Toyota and Panasonic to jointly make electric-car batteries, explore solid-state tech

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The company was an early leader in fuel-efficient hybrids, but has since focused on developing fuel-cell vehicles, and executives have expressed skepticism about electric cars and lithium-ion batteries. Batteries lithium-ionToyota has been a laggard in the race to transition to electric cars.

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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

Audi plans to put old EV batteries to work in factory tugs

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Factory tugs in Audi's Ingolstadt factory now sport the latest in second-hand lithium-ion batteries. lithium-ion batteriesWith automakers on the hook in jurisdictions around the world to take back and properly reuse or recycle all the batteries they install in electric cars, various automakers are experimenting with different ways to reuse the depleted batteries that.

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Lithium-ion batteries could be more powerful

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Lithium-ion batteries, which are used in the next generation of electric cars, have long been seen as the ultimate solution for the battery powered generation. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Cabot electric cars green cars hybrid carsHowever, now it appears they could be about to get even more powerful. That’s because Cabot Corporation has launched the LITX50 carbon conductive additive that is set to increase power [.].

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