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IT News Online > Business Wire India – Enevate Reveals Unique eBoost(TM) Feature for Li-ion Batteries with HD-Energy

Enevate Corporation, a technology leader in Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, announces its unique eBoost™ Feature for their batteries with HD-Energy® Technology.

The eBoost Feature immediately delivers up to 25% additional energy when needed for infrequent on-demand situations. Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology already delivers up to 25% higher energy density for everyday use in smartphone More

Enevate Corporation, a technology leader in Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, announces its unique eBoost™ Feature for their batteries with HD-Energy® Technology.

The eBoost Feature immediately delivers up to 25% additional energy when needed for infrequent on-demand situations. Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology already delivers up to 25% higher energy density for everyday use in smartphone More

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Envia Wins Battery Contract With Detroit Automakers

Battery company Envia Systems promised an affordable 200-mile battery pack to General Motors back in 2012, but failed to deliver. A revealing expose cast light on the company’s own doubts and troubles, though much of that appears to be behind them…hopefully.

Green Car Congress reports that the US Advanced Battery Consortium, which consists of GM, Chrysler, and Ford, has awarded a $7.7 m More

Battery company Envia Systems promised an affordable 200-mile battery pack to General Motors back in 2012, but failed to deliver. A revealing expose cast light on the company’s own doubts and troubles, though much of that appears to be behind them…hopefully.

Green Car Congress reports that the US Advanced Battery Consortium, which consists of GM, Chrysler, and Ford, has awarded a $7.7 m More

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Guess Who’s Back? Envia Returns With $7.7 Million Advanced Battery Contract Funded By U.S. Government

After developing lithium-ion battery cells with energy density of over 400 Wh/kg, followed by some strange scandal and lawsuits and more lawsuits, it seems that Envia is moving forward with developments together with the DoE, who recently awarded company $3.8 million with goal of exceeding 200 Wh/kg and now the USABC with another $7.7 million with a goal of 350 Wh/kg on the cell level.

It More

After developing lithium-ion battery cells with energy density of over 400 Wh/kg, followed by some strange scandal and lawsuits and more lawsuits, it seems that Envia is moving forward with developments together with the DoE, who recently awarded company $3.8 million with goal of exceeding 200 Wh/kg and now the USABC with another $7.7 million with a goal of 350 Wh/kg on the cell level.

It More

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Former Envia Systems execs drop their lawsuit

Last month, three of Envia’s top former executives filed a lawsuit alleging that Sujeet Kumar, the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer, created the company using intellectual property that he stole outright from Santa Clara-based NanoeXa, his previous employer. Envia claimed it had created a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for the electric vehicle market and was awarded a $4 mil More

Last month, three of Envia’s top former executives filed a lawsuit alleging that Sujeet Kumar, the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer, created the company using intellectual property that he stole outright from Santa Clara-based NanoeXa, his previous employer. Envia claimed it had created a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for the electric vehicle market and was awarded a $4 mil More

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The mysterious story of the battery startup that promised GM a 200-mile electric car

At the end of November 2012, Atul Kapadia and Sujeet Kumar hosted the staff of their startup company for a holiday lunch of Mexican food at a Palo Alto, California restaurant. For days, the pair—the CEO and CTO, respectively, of a lithium-ion battery company cal More

At the end of November 2012, Atul Kapadia and Sujeet Kumar hosted the staff of their startup company for a holiday lunch of Mexican food at a Palo Alto, California restaurant. For days, the pair—the CEO and CTO, respectively, of a lithium-ion battery company cal More

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Envia’s High-Energy Battery Cell Mired In Dispute, GM Cancels Deal

Researchers and development firms regularly reveal battery-technology breakthroughs.

Now, Envia Systems–one company that gained much public attention by promising such a breakthrough–faces two lawsuits. One claims that Envia stole its technology from other companies.

And General Motors, which invested $17 million into the company in January 2011, has canceled its deal wit More

Researchers and development firms regularly reveal battery-technology breakthroughs.

Now, Envia Systems–one company that gained much public attention by promising such a breakthrough–faces two lawsuits. One claims that Envia stole its technology from other companies.

And General Motors, which invested $17 million into the company in January 2011, has canceled its deal wit More

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Fremont Argus : Lawsuit alleges that battery startup Envia Systems was founded using stolen intellectual property; Envia denies it

Envia Systems, a battery startup based in the East Bay city of Newark, made a big splash in early 2012 when it claimed it had achieved a milestone: a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with the highest “energy density” ever recorded. The company had been awarded a $4 million grant from ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Department of Energy, and General Motors invested in the company with More

Envia Systems, a battery startup based in the East Bay city of Newark, made a big splash in early 2012 when it claimed it had achieved a milestone: a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with the highest “energy density” ever recorded. The company had been awarded a $4 million grant from ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Department of Energy, and General Motors invested in the company with More

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GM Director of Global Research and Development Says There are Battery “Prototypes Out There With 400Wh/kg”

Envia Graphic
The following, we assume, is linked to Envia Systems, which General Motors has long touted as having breakthrough battery technology ever since it invested in the startup in 2011.

Envia Info – Click to Enlarge
We’ve yet to witness any working systems from Envia, but GM seems set on still hyping the startup.

Take, for example, the recent words of Gary Smy More

Envia Graphic
The following, we assume, is linked to Envia Systems, which General Motors has long touted as having breakthrough battery technology ever since it invested in the startup in 2011.

Envia Info – Click to Enlarge
We’ve yet to witness any working systems from Envia, but GM seems set on still hyping the startup.

Take, for example, the recent words of Gary Smy More

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Awesome energy innovations, courtesy of Uncle Sam

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Someplace in America, some very smart scientists are busy revolutionizing our economy.

At least, that’s what a small federal agency — ARPA-E (the Advanced Energy Projects Agency-Energy) — hopes to accomplish by giving a few million dollars to each of hundreds of promising technologies that could change the way the world produces and consumes energy.

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Someplace in America, some very smart scientists are busy revolutionizing our economy.

At least, that’s what a small federal agency — ARPA-E (the Advanced Energy Projects Agency-Energy) — hopes to accomplish by giving a few million dollars to each of hundreds of promising technologies that could change the way the world produces and consumes energy.

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Consumer Battery Technology From a Quiet Startup: Leyden Energy

An advanced battery startup with actual customers
Eric Wesoff: January 16, 2013

“There are liars, damn liars, and battery guys. Although fuel cells are a different class altogether.” — Jeff Depew, CEO of defunct lithium-ion battery firm Imara

Battery startups can make performance claims about cost, cycle life, and energy density — but innovating and scal More

An advanced battery startup with actual customers
Eric Wesoff: January 16, 2013

“There are liars, damn liars, and battery guys. Although fuel cells are a different class altogether.” — Jeff Depew, CEO of defunct lithium-ion battery firm Imara

Battery startups can make performance claims about cost, cycle life, and energy density — but innovating and scal More

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Mercury News Interview: Atul Kapadia of battery-maker Envia Systems

The electric car industry faces two major challenges: the high cost of batteries and their limited range between charges. Envia Systems, a startup based in the East Bay city of Newark, made a big splash in February when it claimed it achieved a More

The electric car industry faces two major challenges: the high cost of batteries and their limited range between charges. Envia Systems, a startup based in the East Bay city of Newark, made a big splash in February when it claimed it achieved a More

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GM Says 100-Mile Battery Range Key Tipping Point for EVs

The U.S. auto makerhas invested millions of dollars in EV battery research, including startup companies such as Envia Systems seen as close to major improvements in range and affordability.

SAUSALITO, CA – The first auto maker to break the 100-mile (161-km) range on batteries for electrified vehicles will dominate a market segment where costs are keeping a lid on sales volumes, General More

The U.S. auto makerhas invested millions of dollars in EV battery research, including startup companies such as Envia Systems seen as close to major improvements in range and affordability.

SAUSALITO, CA – The first auto maker to break the 100-mile (161-km) range on batteries for electrified vehicles will dominate a market segment where costs are keeping a lid on sales volumes, General More

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Electric drive industry responds to A123’s bankruptcy, takeover by Johnson Controls

Statement from Atul Kapadia, the chairman and CEO of Envia Systems

“The drive to seek cost reduction in electric cars has accelerated since the advent of companies like A123. Carmakers want more than concept vehicles. They are now commercializing true mass-market electric cars. Envia’s technology, available to select customers, more than triples the energy storage capacity of ba More

Statement from Atul Kapadia, the chairman and CEO of Envia Systems

“The drive to seek cost reduction in electric cars has accelerated since the advent of companies like A123. Carmakers want more than concept vehicles. They are now commercializing true mass-market electric cars. Envia’s technology, available to select customers, more than triples the energy storage capacity of ba More

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Where The Real Battle For Electric Cars Is Happening

Forget Detroit, forget even European carmakers when you try to decipher the electric car market. The real action is in China and South Korea.

Not to burst anyone’s bubble but the real action defining tomorrow’s alternative energy cars is happening well away from our domestic concerns equally shared between China and South Korea.

Chinese Manufacturing Might. While politicians deba More

Forget Detroit, forget even European carmakers when you try to decipher the electric car market. The real action is in China and South Korea.

Not to burst anyone’s bubble but the real action defining tomorrow’s alternative energy cars is happening well away from our domestic concerns equally shared between China and South Korea.

Chinese Manufacturing Might. While politicians deba More

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The Scoop Behind GM’s New Electric Car

Around this time next year, General Motorswill unveil its first all-electric car since the EV-1. It’s a battery version of the Spark mini-car that’s hitting the showrooms now. In both gas and electric versions, the Spark is something of a pioneer. GM has never sold tiny A-Class vehicles in the American market, and it’s never before gone mainstream with an electric—the EV1 never made it out More

Around this time next year, General Motorswill unveil its first all-electric car since the EV-1. It’s a battery version of the Spark mini-car that’s hitting the showrooms now. In both gas and electric versions, the Spark is something of a pioneer. GM has never sold tiny A-Class vehicles in the American market, and it’s never before gone mainstream with an electric—the EV1 never made it out More

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One Step Closer to Game-Changing Electric Vehicle Batteries

Envia Systems’ breakthrough battery is one step closer to commercialization after a public vote of confidence last week from the CEO of General Motors (GM), Dan Akerson. ITIF has previously blogged about the battery, which performed at an energy density of 378-418 watt-ho More

Envia Systems’ breakthrough battery is one step closer to commercialization after a public vote of confidence last week from the CEO of General Motors (GM), Dan Akerson. ITIF has previously blogged about the battery, which performed at an energy density of 378-418 watt-ho More

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New battery technology means more power for electric cars

A SMALL battery company backed by General Motors is working on breakthrough technology that could power an electric car more than 300km on a single charge in the next two-to-four years, GM’s CEO says.

Speaking at an employee meeting, CEO Dan Akerson said the company, Newark, California-based Envia Systems, has made a huge breakthrough in the amount of energy a lithium-ion battery can More

A SMALL battery company backed by General Motors is working on breakthrough technology that could power an electric car more than 300km on a single charge in the next two-to-four years, GM’s CEO says.

Speaking at an employee meeting, CEO Dan Akerson said the company, Newark, California-based Envia Systems, has made a huge breakthrough in the amount of energy a lithium-ion battery can More

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USA; We need more energy: Envia Systems’ 400 Wh/kg Li-ion cells

Envia Systems crushed the record for energy density of an automotive rechargeable Li-ion battery at 400Wh/kg. Now all the small start-up has to do is partner with everybody, become the industry standard, and change the world.

Most of us know the public library as a place to get some free Wi-Fi, meet up with people for Craigslist transactions, and oh yeah, maybe even borrow a book. Sadly, m More

Envia Systems crushed the record for energy density of an automotive rechargeable Li-ion battery at 400Wh/kg. Now all the small start-up has to do is partner with everybody, become the industry standard, and change the world.

Most of us know the public library as a place to get some free Wi-Fi, meet up with people for Craigslist transactions, and oh yeah, maybe even borrow a book. Sadly, m More

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USA: Li-ion’s Roar: Is the Affordable Long-Haul Electric Car Almost at Hand?

Recently, Newark, California-based Envia Systems unveiled a 400-watt-hour/kilogram rechargeable lithium-ion battery that it said could be delivered for as little as $125/kilowatt-hour. That’s roughly twice the density at half the cost of the current state of the art. Magic, or the fruit of wise investments by the Department of Energy, GM, and a handful of venture capitalists?
Perhaps both. More

Recently, Newark, California-based Envia Systems unveiled a 400-watt-hour/kilogram rechargeable lithium-ion battery that it said could be delivered for as little as $125/kilowatt-hour. That’s roughly twice the density at half the cost of the current state of the art. Magic, or the fruit of wise investments by the Department of Energy, GM, and a handful of venture capitalists?
Perhaps both. More

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USA: Battery Science Marches On

A California-based battery maker, Envia Systems, this week announced that its researchers have produced a 400 watt-hours per kilogram battery. So far, this is the greatest power density for any automobile battery pack in use. Though the system has just been developed, and is not yet ready for market, the breakthrough means that a typical electric car using such a battery could have a 300-mile rang More

A California-based battery maker, Envia Systems, this week announced that its researchers have produced a 400 watt-hours per kilogram battery. So far, this is the greatest power density for any automobile battery pack in use. Though the system has just been developed, and is not yet ready for market, the breakthrough means that a typical electric car using such a battery could have a 300-mile rang More

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USA: EV Battery Might Triple Electric Car Range

A startup company has created a low-cost electric car battery with an energy density they say is almost three times as high as that of the Nissan Leaf battery.

California-based Envia Systems said that in tests performed under the sponsorship of the US Advanced Research Projects Agency, its new battery achieved energy densities of about 400Wh/kg. If the company is able to carry its battery&# More

A startup company has created a low-cost electric car battery with an energy density they say is almost three times as high as that of the Nissan Leaf battery.

California-based Envia Systems said that in tests performed under the sponsorship of the US Advanced Research Projects Agency, its new battery achieved energy densities of about 400Wh/kg. If the company is able to carry its battery&# More

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USA: Envia Systems battery breakthrough for affordable 300 mile range electric cars

Envia Systems is due to announce a dramatically improved lithium-ion battery design, with over twice the energy density and 1/4th the cost of current lithium-ion batteries, at the ARPA-E conference this week. Could lead to the long range affordable electric car of our dreams?

Lithium battery startup company Envia Systems plans to announce tomorrow, at the ARPA-E conference, development of a More

Envia Systems is due to announce a dramatically improved lithium-ion battery design, with over twice the energy density and 1/4th the cost of current lithium-ion batteries, at the ARPA-E conference this week. Could lead to the long range affordable electric car of our dreams?

Lithium battery startup company Envia Systems plans to announce tomorrow, at the ARPA-E conference, development of a More

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USA: GM Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in Envia Systems

Motors Ventures LLC invested $7 million in Newark, Calif.-based Envia Systems to
provide GM’s battery engineering team with access to advanced lithium-ion cathode technology that
delivers higher cell energy density and lower cost. In a separate agreement, GM has secured the right to
use Envia’s advanced cathode material for future GM electrically driven vehicles.
“Ske More

Motors Ventures LLC invested $7 million in Newark, Calif.-based Envia Systems to
provide GM’s battery engineering team with access to advanced lithium-ion cathode technology that
delivers higher cell energy density and lower cost. In a separate agreement, GM has secured the right to
use Envia’s advanced cathode material for future GM electrically driven vehicles.
“Ske More

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USA: Envia Systems Achieves World Record Energy Density for Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries

Breakthrough 400 Watt-hour/kilogram Lithium-ion Battery Poised to Revolutionize Cost, Range and Safety in Electric Vehicles

Envia Systems, a technology leader in high-performance, low-cost lithium-ion energy storage solutions today announced test results that verify the company’s next-generation rechargeabl More

Breakthrough 400 Watt-hour/kilogram Lithium-ion Battery Poised to Revolutionize Cost, Range and Safety in Electric Vehicles

Envia Systems, a technology leader in high-performance, low-cost lithium-ion energy storage solutions today announced test results that verify the company’s next-generation rechargeabl More

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USA:400 Wh/kg is here! by Envia Systems

1. Introduction

1.1 Naval Service Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) Test & Evaluation Branch was tasked by Advanced Research Products Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to perform Verification & Validation testing on two high capacity lithium ion pouch type cells, manufactured by Envia Systems of Newark, More

1. Introduction

1.1 Naval Service Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) Test & Evaluation Branch was tasked by Advanced Research Products Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to perform Verification & Validation testing on two high capacity lithium ion pouch type cells, manufactured by Envia Systems of Newark, More

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New NanoMarkets Report Projects Strong Growth for Lithium Battery Electrode Materials

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — In a newly released report, “New Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries -2012”, industry analyst firm NanoMarkets projects that the need for higher performance batteries for consumer electronics, hybrid/electric vehicles and other applications will quickly create a large market for novel lithium battery electrode mat More

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — In a newly released report, “New Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries -2012”, industry analyst firm NanoMarkets projects that the need for higher performance batteries for consumer electronics, hybrid/electric vehicles and other applications will quickly create a large market for novel lithium battery electrode mat More

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USA: Argonne electrifies energy storage research

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory is working to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of a nascent U.S. battery manufacturing industry, help transition the U.S. automotive fleet to one dominated by plug-in hybrid and electric passenger vehicles, and enable greater use of renewable energy technologies.

“Argonne has had some More

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory is working to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of a nascent U.S. battery manufacturing industry, help transition the U.S. automotive fleet to one dominated by plug-in hybrid and electric passenger vehicles, and enable greater use of renewable energy technologies.

“Argonne has had some More

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China: Automakers Try To Convince Chinese To Drive Green

by Rob Gifford, National Public Radio
May 16, 2011

The boom in car ownership in China has brought with it many problems familiar to Americans: bad traffic, of course, but also more pollution. So the Chinese government and the auto companies are trying to push a new generation of environmentally friendly car.

But it’s not easy.

Nancy Gioia, Ford’s director of More

by Rob Gifford, National Public Radio
May 16, 2011

The boom in car ownership in China has brought with it many problems familiar to Americans: bad traffic, of course, but also more pollution. So the Chinese government and the auto companies are trying to push a new generation of environmentally friendly car.

But it’s not easy.

Nancy Gioia, Ford’s director of More

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USA: Envia Systems charges ahead with smaller, denser car battery Read more: Envia Systems charges ahead with smaller, denser car battery | Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

With the advent of all-electric cars such as General Motors’ Volt, lots of companies are interested in enhancing the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries.

Newark-based Envia Systems Inc. is retooling some of the main components of a lithium-ion battery, starting with the cathode — the area of the battery where electrons exit. Envia is working to improve cathode material licensed from the More

With the advent of all-electric cars such as General Motors’ Volt, lots of companies are interested in enhancing the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries.

Newark-based Envia Systems Inc. is retooling some of the main components of a lithium-ion battery, starting with the cathode — the area of the battery where electrons exit. Envia is working to improve cathode material licensed from the More

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Canada: Element Hotels, Starwood’s Green Trailblazer, to Make Canadian Debut with Greater Vancouver Opening

The city striving to become the world’s greenest metropolis by 2020 is getting a hotel to match.

Greater Vancouver will become the site of Canada’s first Element, the trailblazer in eco-conscious hospitality from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). Set to welcome guests in 2014, Element Vancouver Metrotown is owned by Bosa Properties and will be managed by Atlifi More

The city striving to become the world’s greenest metropolis by 2020 is getting a hotel to match.

Greater Vancouver will become the site of Canada’s first Element, the trailblazer in eco-conscious hospitality from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). Set to welcome guests in 2014, Element Vancouver Metrotown is owned by Bosa Properties and will be managed by Atlifi More

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