SolidEnergy targeting rechargeable Li-metal smartphone battery in 2016, EV battery with 2x range in 2017

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This is to be followed in 2017 by a 20 Ah electric vehicle battery offering more than two times the driving range of current Li-ion batteries.

2015 137

Fuji Pigment unveils rechargeable Aluminum-air battery; targeting initial commercialization this spring

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has developed a new type of aluminum-air battery which can be recharged by refilling with salt or fresh water and which uses a modified structure to ensure longer battery lifetime. An aluminum–air battery with a rechargeable battery was fabricated, and its properties were stable for one month.

2015 141

London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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Limited ranged, lead-acid battery based cars, they have nonetheless proven the demand of even less than perfect electric vehicles. To facilitate these EVs, Charging stations are being put in place by local councils, making even short range electric cars viable for commuters.

2007 130

Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

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Although automakers have begun to curb "range anxiety" with longer-distance electric cars, battery charging times on lengthy road trips remain a hurdle for many buyers. Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. The fastest "quick. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars charging Fast Charging

2017 71

Ford unveils C-MAX Solar Energi concept; “plug-in” hybrid not dependent on electric grid can fully recharge from sun

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Ford Motor Company announced the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a sun-powered hybrid vehicle that can deliver the efficiency of a plug-in hybrid without depending on the electric grid for recharging.

2014 152

How To Recharge Any Electric Car, Anywhere, Any Time (Video)

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With charging stations still scarce in many areas, "range anxiety" is a continual concern for electric-car owners. Portable generators can provide electricity where this is no infrastructure, so could one rescue a stranded electric car?

Public transport company VHH orders 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses; longer-range packs

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This results in a long range, even in difficult conditions at the height of summer and in winter, amounting to around 170 kilometers (106 miles) in accordance with SORT2, without recharging along the route.

2019 122

Tesla Roadster 3.0 Update: San Jose To LA Without Recharging

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Tesla claimed the update would boost the Roadster''s range 40 to 50 percent, and said a real-world demonstration was forthcoming. Back in December, we first received confirmation of the "3.0" update for the Tesla Roadster, the electric-car maker''s very first product, sold in the U.S. from 2008 through 2011. MORE: Tesla Roadster 3.0: 70-kWh Battery

BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

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BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

More work reported on approaches to stabilizing lithium metal anodes for high energy rechargeable batteries

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Metallic lithium, with a high theoretical capacity of ~3,860 mAh g -1 , is one of the most promising materials for anodes in next-generation high energy rechargeable battery systems for long-range electric vehicles. Arumugam Manthiram, Yongzhu Fu, Sheng-Heng Chung, Chenxi Zu, and Yu-Sheng Su (2014) “Rechargeable Lithium–Sulfur Batteries” Chem.

2014 94

BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

National Green Transportation

BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

New app makes EV recharging easier

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A new iPhone app could help EV drivers overcome ‘range anxiety’ by putting them in touch with other electric car users who have their own recharging points. The idea, established by Silicon Valley start-up Xatori, is to encourage an community-driven EV charging network where people with recharging facilities make them available to electric car owners [.]. Electric cars ev facilities iPad iPhone recharging Xatori

Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

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Electric cars have the great advantage that their batteries can be recharged anywhere there's electricity. But a century ago, drivers of gasoline cars had just as much range anxiety as electric-car. Fuel Gasoline History plug-in cars range anxiety gas stationIt may not be particularly fast, though modern plug-in vehicles get at least 60 miles overnight, and often double or triple that.

2018 67

Experimental nanowire-based battery cell recharges 100,000 times or more

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Many of the obstacles impeding widespread electric-car adoption—including range, durability, charging times, and cost—can be traced to the limits of current battery technology. That's produced a huge expansion in basic research into potential replacements for the lithium-ion chemistry that currently dominates the industry. One such. Green Batteries charging plug-in cars research

2016 63

Rechargeable membrane-less hydrogen bromine flow battery shows high power density

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MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable, membrane-less hydrogen bromine laminar flow battery with high power density. Low-cost energy storage remains a critical unmet need for a wide range of applications, including grid scale frequency regulation, load following, contingency reserves and peak shaving, as well as portable power systems. Schematic of reactant flow within the HBLFB.

2013 96

Researchers Develop Solid-State, Rechargeable Lithium-Air Battery; Potential to Exceed 1,000 Wh/kg

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Sample UDRI solid-state, rechargeable lithium-air batteries, and Dr. Binod Kumar. Engineers at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) have developed a solid-state, rechargeable lithium-air battery.

Volvo Car Corporation testing 22 kW on-board three-phase charger; recharging time down to 1.5h

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Volvo Car Corporation is testing a 22 kW, three-phase on-board charger for electric cars that cuts recharging time for a current EV down to 1.5 It offers the car owner two possibilities: Using a three-phase outlet with 32A gives an 80 km range in 30 minutes. This means that the total daily range is significantly extended, yet with the same low operating cost compared to a car with a conventional power train.

2012 85

Symbio targets European taxi market with fuel cell range extender in Nissan e-NV200; 500 km range

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Symbio has integrated a 15 kW (net) fuel cell range extender in a Nissan e-NV200 electric van, with plans to introduce the vehicle to the European taxi market. The new plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will deliver at least 500 km of range.

2017 85

Researchers directly visualize formation and disappearance of Li-O2 reaction products; insights to support development of rechargeable lithium-air batteries

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During discharge, Li ions meet with reduced oxygen on the surface of the Li x V 2 O 5 electrode forming Li 2 O 2 , which is decomposed upon recharge. The rechargeable Li?air Schematic summarizing the reaction mechanism.

Hyundai launches Sonata PHEV; 22-mile electric range

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Recharging takes as little as two and a half hours with a Level 2 charger. Recharge time ranges from two and a half hours at a 240V Level 2 charging station to five hours using a standard 120V outlet.

2015 117

AAA: EV HVAC use in frigid temperatures causes substantial drop in range

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C) and the HVAC system is used to heat the inside of an electric vehicle, the average driving range is decreased by 41%. This means for every 100 miles of combined urban/highway driving, the range at 20°F would be reduced to 59 miles. Testing was performed according to guidelines established in SAE International standard J1634, Battery Electric Vehicle Energy Consumption and Range Test Procedure. New research from AAA finds that when the outside temperature hits 20°F (-6.7 ?C)

2019 77

Recharging Electric Cars Away From Home: What To Expect

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If there's one thing any advocate of the electric car gets asked more than anything else, it's about range: "How far will it go? How long does it take to recharge? 8 hours!? I'd take me weeks to travel across the country! Help is at hand though, as there are several organizations here in the U.S. whose aim it is to develop an electric vehicle

PNNL team develops sodium-manganese oxide electrodes for sodium-ion rechargeable batteries

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The resulting improved electrical capacity and recharging lifetime of the nanowires. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries perform well, but are too expensive for widespread use on the grid. Discharge capacity of Na 4 Mn 9 O 18 nanowires calcined at 750 °C.

Mitsubishi Heavy selling MLiX Li-ion rechargeable battery business to Delta Electronics; focus shifting to ESS systems

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MHI) is selling its Li-ion rechargeable battery business to Delta Electronics. The batteries are used in diverse products ranging from electric buses to ESS products, including container-based systems. Leveraging the new agreement, going forward MHI and Delta Electronics also plan to join forces in pursuing further development of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery business, including ESS products. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2014 74

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

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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. The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Now Samsung SDI—the South Korean electronics. Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars Samsung

EU funded project developing fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles

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million (US$5 million) research project to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer batteries for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The PolyZion (Fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery based on ionic liquids) received funding of €2.4 This research involves the development of a new class of fast rechargeable batteries based on a zinc-plastic system incorporating a novel, inexpensive, environmentally sustainable solvent.

Mazda to develop BEV and EREV with rotary engine range extender

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Mazda will develop two battery electric vehicles, one powered solely by battery and another that pairs a battery with a newly developed range extender powered by Mazda’s small, lightweight and exceptionally quiet rotary engine. The range extender will recharge the battery when necessary to effectively increase the vehicle's driving range.

2018 78

Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes?

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That''s why so much attention is given to improving lithium-ion chemistry, which can help electric cars overcome current limits of range, charging times, and battery lifespan. Lithium-ion batteries help make modern electric cars possible, but they''re also responsible for those vehicles'' limitations. ALSO SEE: Nissan Leaf New Battery Cost: $5,500

Delphi introduces A/C recharging stations with a patented manifold for efficient refrigerant recovery

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As the price of R134a refrigerant continues to rise, Delphi has introduced four air conditioning (A/C) recharging stations to its service portfolio that utilize an efficient method of recovering as much refrigerant from the car as possible to help garages lessen their refrigerant costs, while helping to protect the environment. The recharging stations also feature a coalescent filter with a novel method of returning oil to the recovery compressor, ensuring a longer life.

2011 68

New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE H2 fuel-cell bus achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range in a test demonstration for OCTA

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New Flyer of America announced that a test demonstration with a New Flyer 40', heavy-duty fuel-cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) achieved 350-miles (563 km) of zero-emission range.

2019 106

New Lithium rechargeable semi-solid flow cell offers energy densities an order of magnitude greater than previous flow batteries; possible applications in transportation and grid-scale storage

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The SSFC could enable new models such as transportation ‘fuels’ tuned for power versus range, or cold versus warm climates, with flexible refueling and recycling options. 2011), Semi-Solid Lithium Rechargeable Flow Battery.

2011 144

Electric Aircraft Has Unlimited Range. With A Fleet Of Recharging Planes

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It's okay, you've not clicked on "Green Plane Reports", but every so often something from beyond the world of cars catches our attention. This time, it's electric flight. The concept is nothing new, and it's even been alluded to by people like Elon Musk of Tesla, but for the time being it remains a true flight of fancy, rather than a working

2012 54

Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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A Proterra 40-foot Catalyst XR (extended range) electric bus drove 258 miles (415 miles) on a single charge under test conditions at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds (LPG). This system can be recharged on-route in less than ten minutes with a 500kW charge rate.

2015 149

The range of electric bicycle, scooter and motorcycle choices

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There's a lot of concern about adopting electric cars, the high expense, the range limitations, and the recharging infrastructure. All those concerns are over-blown, because for example while todays electric cars have a higher up-front

2012 101

Loop Energy fuel cell range-extenders chosen for FAST TRACK project; zero-emission Class 8 drayage trucks

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Canada-based Loop Energy’s heavy-duty fuel cell range extender ( earlier post ) will power two new zero-emission hybrid-electric Class 8 drayage trucks that will operate for a one-year period as part of a FAST TRACK Fuel Cell Truck Project in southern California. The core of Loop’s fuel cell range extenders is the company’s patented technology eFlow—a design that maximizes power, efficiency and durability through an optimized air flow process.

2018 95

ITOCHU and InSpec ally to offer services to build rechargeable battery production plants in North America; Japanese battery manufacturing equipment

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and Oregon-based InSpec Group will commence contract services for the construction of manufacturing plants for secondary batteries, such as lithium-ion batteries, and a range of ancillary facilities. Demand for secondary (rechargeable) batteries in the North American market is expected to continue to grow, not only for use in hybrid and electric vehicles, but also for stationary power sources including housing, large facilities of various industries and grid scale storage applications.

Fraunhofer, KIT study finds CO2 mitigation potential of higher-range PHEVs greater than expected

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The team found that, contrary to common belief, a PHEV with about 60  km (37 miles) of real-world range currently electrifies as many annual vehicles kilometers as a BEV, despite having a much smaller battery. This implies that more long range trips could be electrified by a BEV.

2017 90

Hyundai introduces US market version of Kona Electric at New York show; 250-mile range

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Estimated range is 250 miles (402 km). kW rate of charge for rapid recharging characteristics. Kona Electric estimated range is a segment-leading 250 miles (402 km), meeting the varying needs of owner lifestyles.

2018 91

Opel bringing Ampera with special nav system and Meriva EVs to iZEUS project on intelligent electric driving and recharging

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Opel has presented a specially-equipped Ampera extended range electric vehicle to the Technical Institute Karlsruhe (KIT), marking the beginning of a field trial in the research project iZEUS (intelligent Zero Emission Urban System) in Stuttgart. iZEUS Ampera. Click to enlarge.

2013 74

ANL team develops new class of Li- and Na- rechargeable batteries based on selenium and selenium-sulfur; greater volumetric energy densities than sulfur-based batteries

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Here we explore the potential of selenium, a d-electron containing member of group 16 with high electrical conductivity, as an electrode material for rechargeable batteries. C in the range 0.8 Cycling performance of Li/SeS 2 ?C, C, Li/Se?C, C, Na/SeS 2 ?C, C, and Na/Se?C C systems.

2012 100

Ford Transit plug-in series hybrid van makes it debut in UK; 1.0L EcoBoost range extender

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Scheduled for volume production in 2019, the Transit Custom PHEV has an advanced series hybrid system that targets a zero-emission range exceeding 50 kilometers (31 miles), and features the multi-award winning Ford EcoBoost 1.0-liter gasoline engine as a range extender.

2017 91

BMW launching longer range i3 at Paris Show; 94 Ah cells for up to 124 miles real-world range; retrofit program

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BMW will launch its longer range BMW i3 at the Paris Motor Show. In both cases a version with range extender will also be offered. This system allows the BMW i3 (94 Ah) to be recharged in less than three hours, despite the significant increase in its battery capacity.

2016 88

Initial Results of UK EV Driver Study Show Increased Confidence and Low Cost Recharging

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Six months into the CABLED trial (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators) ( earlier post ), Aston University’s research reveals that drivers are travelling more miles more frequently and are undertaking longer journeys, indicating increased confidence and notably reduced ‘range anxiety’. The average cost to trial participants for recharging at home is between 25p and £1 (US$0.40