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Electric Car Range May Soon Triple, Thanks to New Research

As increasingly more companies and governments move to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, it is becoming apparent that electric car ranges must be further increased. We must expand battery life and output in order to both contend with and surpass gas-powered vehicles. To contend with this necessity, companies like Tesla , Toshiba , Panasonic , and Samsung More

As increasingly more companies and governments move to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, it is becoming apparent that electric car ranges must be further increased. We must expand battery life and output in order to both contend with and surpass gas-powered vehicles. To contend with this necessity, companies like Tesla , Toshiba , Panasonic , and Samsung More

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EV Federal tax credit reportedly safe in the compromised bill

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Republican tax bill, which didn’t include the proposed language that would have removed the federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

Now the bill is being reconciled with the House bill, which reportedly still included the removal of the EV credit, but some Republicans are reportedly leaking that they will side with the Senate More

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Republican tax bill, which didn’t include the proposed language that would have removed the federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

Now the bill is being reconciled with the House bill, which reportedly still included the removal of the EV credit, but some Republicans are reportedly leaking that they will side with the Senate More

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BYD power battery production to reach 16 GWh this year

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- According to BYD’s latest investor relations activity log, the company’s total power battery production capacity will reach 16 gigawatt-hours (GWh) by the end of this year. Its lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery production will be up to 10 GWh while the rest is NMC/NCA battery.
Besides, the log also revealed that the company will expand a battery factory in Qinghai p More

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- According to BYD’s latest investor relations activity log, the company’s total power battery production capacity will reach 16 gigawatt-hours (GWh) by the end of this year. Its lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery production will be up to 10 GWh while the rest is NMC/NCA battery.
Besides, the log also revealed that the company will expand a battery factory in Qinghai p More

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Electric Car Batteries Drop Closer to a Cost Tipping Point

The kind of battery that powers electric vehicles is now the cheapest it’s ever been thanks to a global ramp-up in production.

Lithium-ion battery packs are selling at an average price of $209 a kilowatt-hour, down 24% from a year ago and about a fifth of what it was in 2010, a Bloomberg New Energy Finance survey shows. The rate has further to fall — reaching below $100 a kilowatt-hour More

The kind of battery that powers electric vehicles is now the cheapest it’s ever been thanks to a global ramp-up in production.

Lithium-ion battery packs are selling at an average price of $209 a kilowatt-hour, down 24% from a year ago and about a fifth of what it was in 2010, a Bloomberg New Energy Finance survey shows. The rate has further to fall — reaching below $100 a kilowatt-hour More

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Lithium Giant Eyes New Project to Tackle Electric-Car Boom – Bloomberg

One of the world’s largest lithium producers is looking to expand into a new country as prices surge to record highs amid a nascent electric-vehicle boom led by car makers such as Tesla Inc. and Mitsubishi Corp .

Soc. Quimica & Minera de Chile SA is considering opportunities to establish a foothold in a fourth country, according to company More

One of the world’s largest lithium producers is looking to expand into a new country as prices surge to record highs amid a nascent electric-vehicle boom led by car makers such as Tesla Inc. and Mitsubishi Corp .

Soc. Quimica & Minera de Chile SA is considering opportunities to establish a foothold in a fourth country, according to company More

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​ Samsung develops ‘graphene ball’ to speed up battery charging | ZDNet

Samsung Electronics’ research arm has successfully synthesized a “graphene ball” that can be used to make lithium-ion batteries last longer and charge faster, the company has said.

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) said using graphene ball material to make batteries will increase their capacity by 45 percent and increase their charging speed by five times.

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Samsung Electronics’ research arm has successfully synthesized a “graphene ball” that can be used to make lithium-ion batteries last longer and charge faster, the company has said.

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) said using graphene ball material to make batteries will increase their capacity by 45 percent and increase their charging speed by five times.

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BMW invest $240 million to bring electric car range to 430 miles with new battery cell center | Electrek

In Munich today, BMW announced a 200 million euro investment in a new ‘BMW Group Battery Cell Competence Centre’ in order to develop their next generation electric vehicle powertrain.
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In Munich today, BMW announced a 200 million euro investment in a new ‘BMW Group Battery Cell Competence Centre’ in order to develop their next generation electric vehicle powertrain.
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Lithium battery factories inaugurated in Los Angeles and Europe | Energy Storage News

Start-up Romeo Power has opened a lithium battery pack factory in Los Angeles, aimed at the EV and stationary energy storage markets, aiming to ramp up to 4GWh production capacity by next year.

Romeo Power, which has Porter Harris, a former SpaceX battery engineer, as CTO, hit headlines in late August when it mobilised US$100 million towards getting its manufacturing operations started More

Start-up Romeo Power has opened a lithium battery pack factory in Los Angeles, aimed at the EV and stationary energy storage markets, aiming to ramp up to 4GWh production capacity by next year.

Romeo Power, which has Porter Harris, a former SpaceX battery engineer, as CTO, hit headlines in late August when it mobilised US$100 million towards getting its manufacturing operations started More

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Fisker claims solid-state battery ‘breakthrough’ for electric cars with ‘500 miles range and 1 min charging’ | Electrek

When Henrik Fisker relaunched its electric car startup last year, he announced that their first car will be powered by a new graphene-based hybrid supercapacitor technology , but he later announced that they put those plans on the backburner and instead will use more traditional li-ion batteries .

Now the company is announcing a “breakthrough” in solid-state ba More

When Henrik Fisker relaunched its electric car startup last year, he announced that their first car will be powered by a new graphene-based hybrid supercapacitor technology , but he later announced that they put those plans on the backburner and instead will use more traditional li-ion batteries .

Now the company is announcing a “breakthrough” in solid-state ba More

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Low-cost Lifetime Boost for Lithium Batteries EE Times -…

EE Times LAKE WALES, Fla. – Want to boost your lithium-ion battery’s lifetime without setting the house on fire? Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, Hsinchu) is proposing a quick-fix solution: a composite paste that OEMs can apply to …… More

EE Times LAKE WALES, Fla. – Want to boost your lithium-ion battery’s lifetime without setting the house on fire? Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, Hsinchu) is proposing a quick-fix solution: a composite paste that OEMs can apply to …… More

Nanodiamonds Found to Prevent Lithium Battery Fires

LAKE WALES, Fla . — Scientists researching battery-related fires and explosions, such as the incidents that got Samsung Galaxy Note 7s banned from airline flights last year, took the first step toward preventing the fires when they traced the source of the runaway heat buildup to small dendrites that form between the anode and cathode. Now a materials specialist at Drexel University (Ph More

LAKE WALES, Fla . — Scientists researching battery-related fires and explosions, such as the incidents that got Samsung Galaxy Note 7s banned from airline flights last year, took the first step toward preventing the fires when they traced the source of the runaway heat buildup to small dendrites that form between the anode and cathode. Now a materials specialist at Drexel University (Ph More

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Toshiba Develops More Powerful Lithium-Ion Battery Ward’s…

Ward’s Auto Toshiba launched the SCiB fast-charging Li-ion battery in 2008. For its next-generation SCiB, the company has developed a titanium niobium oxide anode material that has double the lithium storage capacity by volume of the graphite-based anodes …… More

Ward’s Auto Toshiba launched the SCiB fast-charging Li-ion battery in 2008. For its next-generation SCiB, the company has developed a titanium niobium oxide anode material that has double the lithium storage capacity by volume of the graphite-based anodes …… More

Broadbit Batteries | Green Battery Technology

BroadBit is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy.
We have already made high performance lab samples and are now commercializing the technology for next generation electric vehicles, portable electronics, starters and grid energy storage. Our batteries enable:
Increased range/use time
Lon More

BroadBit is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy.
We have already made high performance lab samples and are now commercializing the technology for next generation electric vehicles, portable electronics, starters and grid energy storage. Our batteries enable:
Increased range/use time
Lon More

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Toshiba claims its new electric car battery enables 200 miles of range with a 6-minute charge | Electrek

This week, Japanese electronics giant Toshiba unveiled a new battery that they developed using a new “titanium niobium oxide” anode material.

The company claims the new battery, which is aimed at the automotive market, can enable 200 miles (320 km) of range on an electric car with just 6 minutes of charging.

Its next-generation li-ion battery is the latest iteration of their ‘ More

This week, Japanese electronics giant Toshiba unveiled a new battery that they developed using a new “titanium niobium oxide” anode material.

The company claims the new battery, which is aimed at the automotive market, can enable 200 miles (320 km) of range on an electric car with just 6 minutes of charging.

Its next-generation li-ion battery is the latest iteration of their ‘ More

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Panasonic steps up lithium-ion battery production amid…

The Japan Times OSAKA – Panasonic Corp. said Friday it will start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric cars in fiscal 2019 at its plant in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, expanding domestic production to meet growing demand for green vehicles across the globe.… More

The Japan Times OSAKA – Panasonic Corp. said Friday it will start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric cars in fiscal 2019 at its plant in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, expanding domestic production to meet growing demand for green vehicles across the globe.… More

SolarCity’s solar Gigafactory will produce up to 10 GW/year under Tesla, says Elon Musk | Electrek

While discussing potential improvements in manufacturing efficiency with Tesla investor Ron Baron at his conference in New York today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that under Tesla and with the new partnership with Panasonic, SolarCity’s “solar Gigafactory” in Buffalo (pictured above) could produce up to 10 GW/year of solar products – up from the previous 1 GW/year of planned production. More

While discussing potential improvements in manufacturing efficiency with Tesla investor Ron Baron at his conference in New York today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that under Tesla and with the new partnership with Panasonic, SolarCity’s “solar Gigafactory” in Buffalo (pictured above) could produce up to 10 GW/year of solar products – up from the previous 1 GW/year of planned production. More

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Hitachi Zosen ready to commercialise solid state lithium battery | eeNews Europe

Hitachi Zosen in Japan has developed a prototype solid-state lithium-ion battery that it intends to commercialise over the next two years.
“We can offer solid-state lithium-ion batteries that are on par with the liquid type in performance even now,” said Takashi Tanisho, president of Hitachi Zosen, in reports. Solid-state batteries are more durable and have better temperature performance More

Hitachi Zosen in Japan has developed a prototype solid-state lithium-ion battery that it intends to commercialise over the next two years.
“We can offer solid-state lithium-ion batteries that are on par with the liquid type in performance even now,” said Takashi Tanisho, president of Hitachi Zosen, in reports. Solid-state batteries are more durable and have better temperature performance More

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Car Battery Breakthrough Claimed in Japan – IEEE Spectrum

Mitsubishi and GS Yuasa say they’ve developed a lithium-ion battery that will give electric cars twice the range that today’s designs do, for the same cost. The report, in yesterday’s Nikkei Business Daily , adds that the battery will go into mass production in 2020.

Such a battery would at the very least assuage range anxiety among potential car buyers. It could even More

Mitsubishi and GS Yuasa say they’ve developed a lithium-ion battery that will give electric cars twice the range that today’s designs do, for the same cost. The report, in yesterday’s Nikkei Business Daily , adds that the battery will go into mass production in 2020.

Such a battery would at the very least assuage range anxiety among potential car buyers. It could even More

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Lithium Processors Prepare to Meet Electric Car Demand | Fortune.com

Producers of processed lithium – an essential element for batteries used in electric cars – are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.
Demand for battery-grade lithium compounds is expected to skyrocket in the next decades in tandem with soaring demand for electric cars as governments and individual consume More

Producers of processed lithium – an essential element for batteries used in electric cars – are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.
Demand for battery-grade lithium compounds is expected to skyrocket in the next decades in tandem with soaring demand for electric cars as governments and individual consume More

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Tech Guru Bill Joy Unveils a Battery to Challenge Lithium-Ion – Bloomberg

On Thursday, Joy and Ionic Materials unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery at the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Energy Innovation Summit in Basalt, Colorado, that he says is safer and cheaper than the industry leader, lithium-ion. The appeal of alkaline: it could cost a tiny fraction of existing battery technologies and could be safer in delicate settings, such as aboard airplanes.

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On Thursday, Joy and Ionic Materials unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery at the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Energy Innovation Summit in Basalt, Colorado, that he says is safer and cheaper than the industry leader, lithium-ion. The appeal of alkaline: it could cost a tiny fraction of existing battery technologies and could be safer in delicate settings, such as aboard airplanes.

“What More

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Spongy zinc battery may beat lithium-ion on safety, price,…

North Bay Business Journal If nearly 500,000 deposits of $1,000 each on the new Tesla Model 3 indicate bridled demand, the electric cars have a sure future. Tesla plans to start delivery of the $35,000 vehicles on July 28, when it will release the first 30.… More

North Bay Business Journal If nearly 500,000 deposits of $1,000 each on the new Tesla Model 3 indicate bridled demand, the electric cars have a sure future. Tesla plans to start delivery of the $35,000 vehicles on July 28, when it will release the first 30.… More

World lithium battery production will nearly triple by 2021 | NextBigFuture.com

Chinese battery companies have plans for additional factories with the capacity to pump out more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021, according to a report published this week by Bloomberg Intelligence. That’s enough to supply batteries for around 1.5 million Tesla Model S vehicles or 13.7 million Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrids per year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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Chinese battery companies have plans for additional factories with the capacity to pump out more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021, according to a report published this week by Bloomberg Intelligence. That’s enough to supply batteries for around 1.5 million Tesla Model S vehicles or 13.7 million Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrids per year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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Panasonic CEO Tom Gebhardt talks betting big on electric cars – Business Insider

Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade.

New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the pie.

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Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade.

New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the pie.

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Sodium, magnesium to replace lithium in batteries — ScienceDaily

A project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide alternatives to the current lithium batteries. Lithium-based batteries have several drawbacks, such as the limited availability of the raw material itself as well as the numerous safety issues, which are primarily associated with the use More

A project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide alternatives to the current lithium batteries. Lithium-based batteries have several drawbacks, such as the limited availability of the raw material itself as well as the numerous safety issues, which are primarily associated with the use More

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New Battery Could Power Electric Cars 620 Miles on Single Charge

The average American drives about 30 miles (48 kilometers) per day, according to AAA , yet many people are still reluctant to buy electric cars that can travel three times that distance on a single charge. This so-called range anxiety is one reason gasoline-powered vehicles still rule the road, but a team of scientists is working to ease those fears.

Mareike Wolter, Project Manager o More

The average American drives about 30 miles (48 kilometers) per day, according to AAA , yet many people are still reluctant to buy electric cars that can travel three times that distance on a single charge. This so-called range anxiety is one reason gasoline-powered vehicles still rule the road, but a team of scientists is working to ease those fears.

Mareike Wolter, Project Manager o More

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New battery design for electric cars would stack up to…

New Atlas With an average range of only 100 mi (161 km) per charge, all-electric vehicles still can’t compete with more conventional cars.… More

New Atlas With an average range of only 100 mi (161 km) per charge, all-electric vehicles still can’t compete with more conventional cars.… More

Tesla Model S battery life: what the data show so far

But the stories of those early Leaf owners—and advice on how best to negotiate for that Leaf replacement battery—have generated intense interest on this site and others.

Beyond the Leaf, different electric cars appear to have different degradation rates: the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, for instance, seems to have little or no range loss even after 300,000 miles (in one h More

But the stories of those early Leaf owners—and advice on how best to negotiate for that Leaf replacement battery—have generated intense interest on this site and others.

Beyond the Leaf, different electric cars appear to have different degradation rates: the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, for instance, seems to have little or no range loss even after 300,000 miles (in one h More

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Researchers close in on world’s first 100% self-charging lithium-ion battery | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Lithium-ion batteries can only hold so much power, and must be recharged often. So researchers are developing a device that can harvest energy from light and store it. They just published a study showing a lithium-ion battery cathode can be sensitized to light by combining lithium-ion materials with dye molecules including solar cell technology. Here’s how More

Lithium-ion batteries can only hold so much power, and must be recharged often. So researchers are developing a device that can harvest energy from light and store it. They just published a study showing a lithium-ion battery cathode can be sensitized to light by combining lithium-ion materials with dye molecules including solar cell technology. Here’s how More

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Panasonic inaugurates electric vehicle battery factory in China | Electrek

Panasonic unveiled today its latest battery manufacturing facility and first in China. The ~$400 million plant, which was first announced in 2015 , will manufacture battery cells for the growing electric vehicle market in China.

The Japanese electronics giant claims that the projected annual capacity will support the production of “around 200,000 electric vehicles”

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Panasonic unveiled today its latest battery manufacturing facility and first in China. The ~$400 million plant, which was first announced in 2015 , will manufacture battery cells for the growing electric vehicle market in China.

The Japanese electronics giant claims that the projected annual capacity will support the production of “around 200,000 electric vehicles”

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Panasonic Hints At ‘Beyond Lithium’ Technology For EV Battery Improvements | CleanTechnica

Lithium-ion batteries represent a landmark technology that has made the current generation of electric vehicles possible. However, the day of their demise, while it still lies years in the future, is within view. Lithium-ion chemistries have a certain maximum energy density, dictated by those pesky laws of physics, and today’s batteries are not so far from that theoretical maximum. If drivers ke More

Lithium-ion batteries represent a landmark technology that has made the current generation of electric vehicles possible. However, the day of their demise, while it still lies years in the future, is within view. Lithium-ion chemistries have a certain maximum energy density, dictated by those pesky laws of physics, and today’s batteries are not so far from that theoretical maximum. If drivers ke More

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