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Ford Invests In Solid Power For Future Solid-State Batteries

As most legacy automakers move forward with electric, autonomous, and shared vehicles, we will continue to see partnerships and new programs popping up. Take GM for example, as it bought out Cruise Automation, fired up Maven, and joined forces with Waymo.

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As most legacy automakers move forward with electric, autonomous, and shared vehicles, we will continue to see partnerships and new programs popping up. Take GM for example, as it bought out Cruise Automation, fired up Maven, and joined forces with Waymo.

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Lithium battery production set to grow 50 percent a year

One of the biggest upcoming challenges for electric cars is 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.

According to the company’s Battery Factory Data, battery suppliers ramped up their More

One of the biggest upcoming challenges for electric cars is 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.

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Patent Suggests Tesla Is On Cusp Of Battery Chemistry Breakthrough

The Tesla battery research group, led by renowned battery boffin Jeff Dahn, has applied for a patent on a new battery cell chemistry that the company says could deliver faster charging, longer life and lower cost.

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The Tesla battery research group, led by renowned battery boffin Jeff Dahn, has applied for a patent on a new battery cell chemistry that the company says could deliver faster charging, longer life and lower cost.

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New Battery Cell Patented By Tesla: Faster Charging, Lower Cost

The documentation attached to the patent application reveals how Dahn and his team were able to prove that using several additives to Li-ion batteries can improve the battery performance, lifetime expectancy, but also, cut the production costs associated with Li-ion battery cells as well. If you dug deeper into the matter, you’ll find out that, generally, five additives are needed. However, Dahn More

The documentation attached to the patent application reveals how Dahn and his team were able to prove that using several additives to Li-ion batteries can improve the battery performance, lifetime expectancy, but also, cut the production costs associated with Li-ion battery cells as well. If you dug deeper into the matter, you’ll find out that, generally, five additives are needed. However, Dahn More

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Tesla to buy energy tech company: What to know about Maxwell Technologies – Fox Business

Maxwell Technologies is a small company and has been around for more than 50 years. It is headquartered in San Diego, California, where it develops energy storage devices for the automotive, renewable energy, wireless communications and heavy transportation sectors. Read the full story More

Maxwell Technologies is a small company and has been around for more than 50 years. It is headquartered in San Diego, California, where it develops energy storage devices for the automotive, renewable energy, wireless communications and heavy transportation sectors. Read the full story More

Tesla to Buy Energy Storage Firm Maxwell Tech at $4.75 a Share

(Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc. agreed to acquire battery-technology company Maxwell Technologies Inc. for about $218 million in stock, as Elon Musk adds expertise in capacitors that could speed up electric-car charging.

The purchase price of $4.75 a share, announced by Maxwell in a statement on Monday, amounts to about a 55 percent premium to the target’s closing price on Feb. 1. Tesla is More

(Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc. agreed to acquire battery-technology company Maxwell Technologies Inc. for about $218 million in stock, as Elon Musk adds expertise in capacitors that could speed up electric-car charging.

The purchase price of $4.75 a share, announced by Maxwell in a statement on Monday, amounts to about a 55 percent premium to the target’s closing price on Feb. 1. Tesla is More

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Tesla patents new battery cell for faster charge, better longevity, and lower cost

Tesla’s battery research group led by Jeff Dahn in Halifax has applied for a patent that describes a new battery cell chemistry that would result in faster charging and discharging, better longevity, and even lower cost.

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Tesla’s battery research group led by Jeff Dahn in Halifax has applied for a patent that describes a new battery cell chemistry that would result in faster charging and discharging, better longevity, and even lower cost.

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30 GWh Battery Gigafactory In India Under Consideration

India badly would like to catch onto the electric car revolution. The visions and ambitions includes millions of EVs and a lithium-ion battery industry in the country.

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India badly would like to catch onto the electric car revolution. The visions and ambitions includes millions of EVs and a lithium-ion battery industry in the country.

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UPDATE: GBatteries Claims Amazingly Fast Charging Times For Electric Cars

GBatteries says its tech can charge a 60-kWh battery pack with ~120 miles of range in about five minutes. It also claims that the system will work with current lithium-ion battery packs. You’ll have to utilize this new fast-charging system and a special adaptor to make it all work. Still, the company was able to prove such claims in live demonstrations at 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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GBatteries says its tech can charge a 60-kWh battery pack with ~120 miles of range in about five minutes. It also claims that the system will work with current lithium-ion battery packs. You’ll have to utilize this new fast-charging system and a special adaptor to make it all work. Still, the company was able to prove such claims in live demonstrations at 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Panasonic plans to almost double its electric vehicle battery production in China

The two new lines should result in up to 80% increase in production capacity.

When starting production at the factory earlier this year, Panasonic said that it spent about ~$400 million on the plant.

At the plant, Panasonic is producing “prismatic type lithium-ion batteries,” which are the most popular in the industry outside of Tesla.

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The two new lines should result in up to 80% increase in production capacity.

When starting production at the factory earlier this year, Panasonic said that it spent about ~$400 million on the plant.

At the plant, Panasonic is producing “prismatic type lithium-ion batteries,” which are the most popular in the industry outside of Tesla.

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China starts solid-state battery production, pushing energy density higher

Qing Tao Energy Development Co, a startup that spun off of Tsinghua University, one of the highest-ranking technical universities in China, claims to have deployed the first solid-state battery production line in the country.

Solid-state batteries are thought to be a lot safer than common Li-ion cells and have more potential for higher energy density.

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Qing Tao Energy Development Co, a startup that spun off of Tsinghua University, one of the highest-ranking technical universities in China, claims to have deployed the first solid-state battery production line in the country.

Solid-state batteries are thought to be a lot safer than common Li-ion cells and have more potential for higher energy density.

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Renault-Nissan invests in battery startup claiming ‘5-minute fast charging’ and high energy density

Like many battery startups, Enevate was born out of a university.

It was founded in 2005 at the University of California and it spun out in 2008 to “focus on next-generation Li-ion batteries for high volume applications.”

On its website, the startup is making significant claims including “five-minute fast charging with high energy density and long driving range, with the added More

Like many battery startups, Enevate was born out of a university.

It was founded in 2005 at the University of California and it spun out in 2008 to “focus on next-generation Li-ion batteries for high volume applications.”

On its website, the startup is making significant claims including “five-minute fast charging with high energy density and long driving range, with the added More

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Tesla is working on new and improved battery cells

While Tesla mentioned improvements to the battery pack and battery module, it’s the first time that we’ve heard talk about improved Tesla battery cells since the launch of the 2170 cell almost two years ago.
It comes as Tesla is trying to further reduce battery costs as it attempts to deliver the standard battery pack for the promised base price of $35,000.

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While Tesla mentioned improvements to the battery pack and battery module, it’s the first time that we’ve heard talk about improved Tesla battery cells since the launch of the 2170 cell almost two years ago.
It comes as Tesla is trying to further reduce battery costs as it attempts to deliver the standard battery pack for the promised base price of $35,000.

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Solid-state battery startup secures backing from several automakers as it claims breakthrough for electric vehicles

“We are at the center of the ‘electrification of everything’ with ASSB technology emerging as the clear leader in ‘post lithium-ion’ technologies. Solid-state batteries are a game changer for EV, electronics, defense, and medical device markets, and Solid Power’s technology is poised to revolutionize the industry with a competitive product paying special attention to safety, performanc More

“We are at the center of the ‘electrification of everything’ with ASSB technology emerging as the clear leader in ‘post lithium-ion’ technologies. Solid-state batteries are a game changer for EV, electronics, defense, and medical device markets, and Solid Power’s technology is poised to revolutionize the industry with a competitive product paying special attention to safety, performanc More

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Lithium-ion battery deployments to increase 800% from 2017…

Utility Dive Li-ion’s growth is the result of several, related trends, the GTM analysts said. There has been a massive build-out in li-ion manufacturing capability in order to meet demand for electric vehicle batteries. That increase in so-called giga factories has aided …… More

Utility Dive Li-ion’s growth is the result of several, related trends, the GTM analysts said. There has been a massive build-out in li-ion manufacturing capability in order to meet demand for electric vehicle batteries. That increase in so-called giga factories has aided …… More

Scientists create battery that refuels electric cars in…

BBC News Scottish scientists have developed a liquid battery which could charge electric cars in seconds. A team at the University of Glasgow has created a prototype system that could revolutionise travel. The technology uses a metal oxide – described by researchers …… More

BBC News Scottish scientists have developed a liquid battery which could charge electric cars in seconds. A team at the University of Glasgow has created a prototype system that could revolutionise travel. The technology uses a metal oxide – described by researchers …… More

Tesla Files Patent To Make Electric Car Batteries Safer NDT…

NDTVAuto.com Although electric cars are considerably safer than their internal combustion counterparts – especially when it comes to catching fire in case of accidents. That said, there have been numerous cases of lithium ion batteries getting punctured and catching fire too …… More

NDTVAuto.com Although electric cars are considerably safer than their internal combustion counterparts – especially when it comes to catching fire in case of accidents. That said, there have been numerous cases of lithium ion batteries getting punctured and catching fire too …… More

Expert Says Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack Is Most Advanced Ever Produced

Tesla’s quest for a fantastic future consistently delivers surprising breakthroughs within the auto sector — popularizing long-range EVs is one of those game-changing developments and the Model 3 battery pack takes it to a whole new level according to one battery expert.

*This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Iqtidar A More

Tesla’s quest for a fantastic future consistently delivers surprising breakthroughs within the auto sector — popularizing long-range EVs is one of those game-changing developments and the Model 3 battery pack takes it to a whole new level according to one battery expert.

*This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Iqtidar A More

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Safe solid-state lithium batteries herald ‘paradigm shift’…

Tech Xplore The race to produce safe, powerful and affordable solid-state lithium batteries is accelerating and recent announcements about game-changing research using a solid non-flammable ceramic electrolyte known as garnet has some in the race calling it …… More

Tech Xplore The race to produce safe, powerful and affordable solid-state lithium batteries is accelerating and recent announcements about game-changing research using a solid non-flammable ceramic electrolyte known as garnet has some in the race calling it …… More

Norwegian nanoscientists reveal a battery boasting five…

Business Insider Nordic Many other research groups and companies are also trying to solve the limitations of lithium ion batteries. In the end the solution that dominates the market will be one that offers high capacity and low degradation in relation to production cost. Before batteries …… More

Business Insider Nordic Many other research groups and companies are also trying to solve the limitations of lithium ion batteries. In the end the solution that dominates the market will be one that offers high capacity and low degradation in relation to production cost. Before batteries …… More

Tesla Model 3 Has “Most Advanced Large-Scale Lithium…

CleanTechnica Even though Jack has been working on electric vehicles for years, he was floored by the Model 3 battery pack noting: “this is the BEST, most ADVANCED large-scale lithium battery ever produced on [the] planet and is YEARS ahead of anything currently in …… More

CleanTechnica Even though Jack has been working on electric vehicles for years, he was floored by the Model 3 battery pack noting: “this is the BEST, most ADVANCED large-scale lithium battery ever produced on [the] planet and is YEARS ahead of anything currently in …… More

China’s CATL to build first EU electric car battery plant…

Phys.Org Chinese firm CATL will build a battery factory in central Germany to supply the country’s key auto industry in its transformation toward electric cars, an investment hailed Monday by Chancellor Angela Merkel as a “new step” in Sino-European cooperation.… More

Phys.Org Chinese firm CATL will build a battery factory in central Germany to supply the country’s key auto industry in its transformation toward electric cars, an investment hailed Monday by Chancellor Angela Merkel as a “new step” in Sino-European cooperation.… More

Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries R & D…

R & D Magazine As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries–the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a promising solution for grid-scale …… More

R & D Magazine As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries–the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a promising solution for grid-scale …… More

India To Produce Indigenous Lithium-Ion Batteries NDTVAuto.…

NDTVAuto.com The government-run Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd have signed an agreement on first transfer of technology for lithium-ion batteries. According to the Science and Technology Ministry, this memorandum …… More

NDTVAuto.com The government-run Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd have signed an agreement on first transfer of technology for lithium-ion batteries. According to the Science and Technology Ministry, this memorandum …… More

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficienc…

New Atlas Combining the unique strengths of lithium batteries with crazy-fast charging, carbon ultra-capacitors could save a ton of weight and add significant range and power to electric vehicles, according to Nawa Technologies. Based outside Marseilles, this …… More

New Atlas Combining the unique strengths of lithium batteries with crazy-fast charging, carbon ultra-capacitors could save a ton of weight and add significant range and power to electric vehicles, according to Nawa Technologies. Based outside Marseilles, this …… More

world’s biggest maker of electric-vehicle batteries went IPO

Shares of the world’s biggest maker of electric-vehicle batteries jumped on their trading debut as investors bet on rising demand for new-energy cars worldwide.

Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. rose by the maximum 44 percent to 36.20 yuan at 10:17 a.m. in Shenzhen, China, valuing the company at about $12.3 billion. The manufacturer sold a 10 percent stake at 25.14 yuan a share in its More

Shares of the world’s biggest maker of electric-vehicle batteries jumped on their trading debut as investors bet on rising demand for new-energy cars worldwide.

Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. rose by the maximum 44 percent to 36.20 yuan at 10:17 a.m. in Shenzhen, China, valuing the company at about $12.3 billion. The manufacturer sold a 10 percent stake at 25.14 yuan a share in its More

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Tesla battery energy density cost breakthroughs

There was a lot of news that came out of Tesla shareholder meeting this week, but there was one important statement that sort of went under the radar.

Elon Musk is generally careful not to use the term “breakthrough” when describing advancements in battery technology but he has used it this week to talk about Tesla’s latest advancements in battery energy density and cost.

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There was a lot of news that came out of Tesla shareholder meeting this week, but there was one important statement that sort of went under the radar.

Elon Musk is generally careful not to use the term “breakthrough” when describing advancements in battery technology but he has used it this week to talk about Tesla’s latest advancements in battery energy density and cost.

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The First Teardown Of A Tesla Model 3 Battery Is Quite…

Jalopnik The heart of a Tesla, or, really, any electric car, is its battery pack. Engineering a pack that’s reasonably compact, light and structurally sound while holding as much electricity as possible is no joke, so it’s always interesting to rip these things open and see …… More

Jalopnik The heart of a Tesla, or, really, any electric car, is its battery pack. Engineering a pack that’s reasonably compact, light and structurally sound while holding as much electricity as possible is no joke, so it’s always interesting to rip these things open and see …… More

Europe up against Asian juggernaut in electric car battery…

Reuters LONDON/FRANKFURT/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD (1211.HK) is looking at launching battery production in Europe, joining Asian rivals aiming to cash in on a green car revolution and threatening attempts by Brussels to …… More

Reuters LONDON/FRANKFURT/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD (1211.HK) is looking at launching battery production in Europe, joining Asian rivals aiming to cash in on a green car revolution and threatening attempts by Brussels to …… More

Double the energy density of existing lithium-ion

The world’s most accomplished battery inventor says he has a new cell aimed at electric cars that delivers double the energy density of existing lithium-ion, and, in a first, actually achieves an increase in capacity when it’s charged and discharged.

Quick take: The claims, among the most ambitious by any major researcher in recent memory, come in a paper co-authored by John Go More

The world’s most accomplished battery inventor says he has a new cell aimed at electric cars that delivers double the energy density of existing lithium-ion, and, in a first, actually achieves an increase in capacity when it’s charged and discharged.

Quick take: The claims, among the most ambitious by any major researcher in recent memory, come in a paper co-authored by John Go More

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