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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2017-2027: Technology, Markets, Forecasts

In 2016, Li-ion batteries (LIB) celebrated their silver jubilee, i.e. they have been on the market, virtually unchanged, for the last 25 years. While this anniversary marks and underscores their worldwide success and diffusion in consumer electronics and, more recently, electric vehicles (EV), the underlying technology begins to show its limitations in terms of safety, performance, form factor, an More

In 2016, Li-ion batteries (LIB) celebrated their silver jubilee, i.e. they have been on the market, virtually unchanged, for the last 25 years. While this anniversary marks and underscores their worldwide success and diffusion in consumer electronics and, more recently, electric vehicles (EV), the underlying technology begins to show its limitations in terms of safety, performance, form factor, an More

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Tesla partner Panasonic says 30% energy density increase in lithium-ion batteries possible

The market for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is expected to exceed $33 billion by 2019 and $26 billion by 2023, according to global market research firm SIS International Research. The success of Tesla and its Nevada-based Gigafactory facility has generated a lot of excitement in the LIB industry. Panasonic’s automobile battery sales are forecast to grow to $4 billion a year by March 2019, largel More

The market for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is expected to exceed $33 billion by 2019 and $26 billion by 2023, according to global market research firm SIS International Research. The success of Tesla and its Nevada-based Gigafactory facility has generated a lot of excitement in the LIB industry. Panasonic’s automobile battery sales are forecast to grow to $4 billion a year by March 2019, largel More

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Hyundai reportedly started pilot production of next-gen solid-state batteries for electric vehicles | Electrek

The Korea Herald reported this week that Hyundai has “pilot-scale battery production facilities” making solid-state batteries:

“Hyundai is developing solid-state batteries through its Namyang R&D Center’s battery precedence development team and it has secured a certain level of technology,”

They are reportedly working on the technology on their own, without the More

The Korea Herald reported this week that Hyundai has “pilot-scale battery production facilities” making solid-state batteries:

“Hyundai is developing solid-state batteries through its Namyang R&D Center’s battery precedence development team and it has secured a certain level of technology,”

They are reportedly working on the technology on their own, without the More

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Tesvolt Pulls Millions of Euros to Scale the World’s Longest-Lasting Lithium-Ion Battery | Greentech Media

A German state-backed venture capital fund this week invested “several million euros” in Tesvolt, a startup that is claiming the world’s longest-lasting lithium-ion battery.

IBG Risikokapitalfonds III, a Sachsen-Anhalt state fund managed by Berlin-based venture capital investment house bmp Beteiligungsmanagement, announced the backing for Tesvolt after the three-year-old battery maker More

A German state-backed venture capital fund this week invested “several million euros” in Tesvolt, a startup that is claiming the world’s longest-lasting lithium-ion battery.

IBG Risikokapitalfonds III, a Sachsen-Anhalt state fund managed by Berlin-based venture capital investment house bmp Beteiligungsmanagement, announced the backing for Tesvolt after the three-year-old battery maker More

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Former Tesla executives plan their own Gigafactory in…

Electrek Tesla’s former Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Peter Carlsson, has officially launched his new startup called North Volt along with another former …… More

Electrek Tesla’s former Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Peter Carlsson, has officially launched his new startup called North Volt along with another former …… More

94-year-old inventor of li-ion battery unveils solid-state battery breakthrough for fast-charging, 3x energy capacity, and more | Electrek

John Goodenough, who is credited as the co-inventor of the li-ion battery cell, and his team at the Cockrell School of Engineering have released their findings of what is being described as a “breakthrough” for solid-state batteries.

We don’t really like to report on battery “breakthroughs” since most of them are usually just sensationalist statements that don’t really qualify a More

John Goodenough, who is credited as the co-inventor of the li-ion battery cell, and his team at the Cockrell School of Engineering have released their findings of what is being described as a “breakthrough” for solid-state batteries.

We don’t really like to report on battery “breakthroughs” since most of them are usually just sensationalist statements that don’t really qualify a More

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Solid state lithium battery triples capacity EETE Power…

EETE Power Management (registration) The researchers demonstrated that their new battery cells have at least three times as much energy density as today’s lithium-ion batteries and allows a greater number of charging and discharging cycles, which equates to longer-lasting batteries, as …… More

EETE Power Management (registration) The researchers demonstrated that their new battery cells have at least three times as much energy density as today’s lithium-ion batteries and allows a greater number of charging and discharging cycles, which equates to longer-lasting batteries, as …… More

Electric Vehicle Battery Prices Are Falling Faster Than Expected | CleanTechnica

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

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Samsung EV battery offers 500km range with 20 minutes of charge – Tires & Parts News

One of the main factors that has restricted the widespread use of electric cars is range anxiety. Charging stations, are still not as widespread as petrol stations and till we get to that point, range anxiety will continue to be a concern for those who are considering the purchase of an electric car. Another sticking point is the long time needed to recharge the car. Samsung SDI’s lithium ion an More

One of the main factors that has restricted the widespread use of electric cars is range anxiety. Charging stations, are still not as widespread as petrol stations and till we get to that point, range anxiety will continue to be a concern for those who are considering the purchase of an electric car. Another sticking point is the long time needed to recharge the car. Samsung SDI’s lithium ion an More

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40% Price Drop On Chinese EV Batteries Spells Trouble For…

Forbes Regardless of where you stand on Tesla, if EV batteries can be bought for much less this year in China than when produced by 2020 in Nevada, the Gigafactory, …… More

Forbes Regardless of where you stand on Tesla, if EV batteries can be bought for much less this year in China than when produced by 2020 in Nevada, the Gigafactory, …… More

Tesla reveals more details about ‘Gigafactory 1’: Model 3 battery pack, largest rooftop solar array in the world (70MW), & more

Electrek Now the company has released more details about the ‘Gigafactory 1’ (GF1) and its plan to build the largest rooftop solar array in the world by releasing the …… More

Electrek Now the company has released more details about the ‘Gigafactory 1’ (GF1) and its plan to build the largest rooftop solar array in the world by releasing the …… More

Huawei unveils long-lasting lithium-ion batteries » Manila Bulletin Technology

Huawei announced a major breakthrough in its research into lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, unveiling the world’s first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery able to withstand high temperatures.

The announcement was made by Watt Laboratory, an organization under Huawei’s Central Research Institute, at the 57th Battery Symposium held in Japan.

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Huawei announced a major breakthrough in its research into lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, unveiling the world’s first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery able to withstand high temperatures.

The announcement was made by Watt Laboratory, an organization under Huawei’s Central Research Institute, at the 57th Battery Symposium held in Japan.

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Tesla’s battery cost lead perfectly illustrated in one simple chart | Electrek

Considering most specs about Tesla’s batteries are kept secret, it can sometimes be difficult to understand the company’s competitive advantage in this space. Experience and data are certainly important factors. Tesla was the first company to treat battery cells as a commodity and build large battery packs using thousands of common cylindrical li-ion battery cells. That was over a decade ago.< More

Considering most specs about Tesla’s batteries are kept secret, it can sometimes be difficult to understand the company’s competitive advantage in this space. Experience and data are certainly important factors. Tesla was the first company to treat battery cells as a commodity and build large battery packs using thousands of common cylindrical li-ion battery cells. That was over a decade ago.< More

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Huawei’s new graphene Li-ion battery is one cool customer | MobileSyrup.com

Huawei announced a major breakthrough in its research into Li-ion batteries, unveiling the world’s first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery able to withstand high temperatures. The announcement was made by Watt Laboratory, an organization under Huawei’s Central Research Institute, at the 57th Battery Symposium held in Japan.
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Huawei announced a major breakthrough in its research into Li-ion batteries, unveiling the world’s first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery able to withstand high temperatures. The announcement was made by Watt Laboratory, an organization under Huawei’s Central Research Institute, at the 57th Battery Symposium held in Japan.
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