Tokyo Tech team develops low-cost germanium-free solid electrolyte for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have devised a low-cost, scalable approach to developing all-solid-state batteries, improving prospects for scaling up the technology for widespread use in electric vehicles, communications and other industrial applications. Although further work will be required to optimize performance for different usage purposes, the new material raises hopes for low-cost production without sacrificing performance.

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Zotye launches low-cost car in China

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It is the first domestically made car sold below 20,000 yuan in China, costing only 2,000 yuan more than the world’s cheapest car, Tata Motor’s Nano, referred to as “The People’s Car.” ” An average mid-range family car costs around 150,000 yuan in Beijing Friday.Though the present basic model does not yet meet Beijing’s vehicle discharge standards, Zotye Auto is in the process of upgrading the vehicle to meet the capital's emission regulations.


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Suzuki and Daihatsu join CJP to apply CASE technologies in mini-commercial vehicles in Japan

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Suzuki Motor Corporation and Daihatsu Motor Co., As part of their participation in the project, Suzuki and Daihatsu are to each acquire 10% of issued shares of Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies, the joint venture for the CJP initiative, from Toyota Motor Corporation. Expanding CJP to include minivehicles with the participation of Suzuki and Daihatsu will enable the promotion of improved integrated logistics efficiency spanning from large trucks to mini-commercial vehicles.

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Kawasaki, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, and Yamaha partner on producing, transporting, and using carbon-neutral fuels, including hydrogen

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The company is currently conducting verification tests for transporting large-quantity, low-cost hydrogen to Japan produced from Australian lignite. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Subaru Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mazda Motor Corporation, and Yamaha Motor Co.,

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Intelligent Energy claims highest power densities yet for automotive fuel cells

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Importantly, we deliver these benchmark performance levels using our own patented technology which has been designed for high volume, low-cost manufacturing. In 2012, the company formed a joint venture in Japan with the Suzuki Motor Corporation to manufacture fuel cells for a range of automotive and other sectors.

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Intelligent Energy introduces new high performance 100kW automotive fuel cell architecture

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kW/kg (gravimetric), while being engineered for low cost, high volume series production. Intelligent Energy has a long association with the automotive industry, including an eight-year relationship with the Suzuki Motor Corporation. Intelligent Energy is expanding its PEM fuel cell offerings with a new 100 kW automotive fuel cell architecture.

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Electric Scooter vs Petrol Scooter : Huge Money Savings

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By Kamlesh & Atul There is a lot of misinformation in the mainstream media about the cost of electric vehicles. With the increased costs of BS6 engines, the rates of petrol scooters has gone up. The per km cost of running this petrol scooter is Rs 2.5

Intelligent Energy showcasing 100kW hydrogen fuel cell architecture at JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition

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kW/kg (gravimetric), while being engineered for low-cost, high-volume series production. Intelligent Energy has an existing collaboration with Suzuki Motor Corporation. Intelligent Energy will showcase its evaporatively-cooled 100kW automotive fuel cell architecture ( earlier post ) at the JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition in Japan, 20-22 May. The company’s unique stack technology offers leading power densities of 3.5 kW/l (volumetric) and 3.0

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Researchers use bacterial biogeneous iron oxide particles as anode material for Li-ion batteries

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L-BIOX, noted the researchers, can be ceaselessly produced at a high rate and at an extremely low cost. Hideki Hashimoto, Genki Kobayashi, Ryo Sakuma, Tatsuo Fujii, Naoaki Hayashi, Tomoko Suzuki, Ryoji Kanno, Mikio Takano, and Jun Takada (2014) “Bacterial Nanometric Amorphous Fe-Based Oxide: A Potential Lithium-Ion Battery Anode Material,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6 (8), 5374-5378 doi: 10.1021/am500905y. High-magnification SEM images of L- BIOX. Right. Discharge?charge

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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Some of the new and updated models, such as a battery-powered version of Geelys Panda hatchback, may hit the market as early as October, and in some cases they might carry price tags low enough for farmers and other rural residents with limited financial means. Another notable battery car, though its producer decided to skip the Shanghai show, is a super-low-cost, two-seat mini electric car that Chinese parts producer Wonder Auto Technology Inc. | ?? |

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