Category: testing

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

If Electric Car Maker Enovate Can Produce An EV With A Solid-State Battery, Everything Changes

Chinese electric vehicle maker Enovate, which already has an all-electric SUV on the market, says they will bring a new vehicle to market in 2021 that will feature a holy grail of sorts in terms of its power source: a solid-state battery for motive power. Enovate currently offers the Sky ME-7 all-electric SUV, which uses mainstream battery…
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10th May 2019 0

BorgWarner invests in battery startup Romeo Power founded by Tesla and SpaceX engineers

BorgWarner, a large automotive supplier focused on powertrain components, is expanding into battery packs through a new investment in Romeo Power, a battery pack startup founded by former Tesla and SpaceX engineers. The companies have created a new joint venture to sell full electric powertrains. The electric vehicle revolution is not only affecting automakers but…
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9th May 2019 0

Lithium-Ion vs Lead Acid Battery Life

For years, lead-acid batteries have been the “go to” source of power for electronics, vehicles and equipment. However, thanks to several features that promote efficiency and safety, lithium-ion batteries are becoming a popular choice across several industries. One of the most important characteristics for a company that uses batteries in its forklift fleet is the…
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7th May 2019 0

Exclusive: U.S. seeks to challenge China’s electric-vehicle supply chain dominance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium, graphite and other electric-vehicle supply chain minerals, part of a plan to offset China’s dominance in the space. While Tesla Inc, Volkswagen AG and other electric-focused automakers and battery manufacturers…
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6th May 2019 0

France, Germany agree on first battery cell consortium, report says

France and Germany have earmarked 1.7 billion euros to support several company alliances looking to produce electric car battery cells to help reduce the dependence of European automakers on Asian suppliers such as China’s CATL, which plans to start operations at a cell factory like this one (shown) in Germany in 2022. BERLIN — France…
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3rd May 2019 0

Graphene aerogel sponge promises battery boost

Researchers in Sweden have used a graphene aerogel to develop lithium sulphur (Li-S) battery that retained 85 per cent capacity after 350 cycles. The highly porous quality of the graphene aerogel allows for high enough soaking of sulphur to make the catholyte concept worthwhile (Credit: Yen Strandqvist) Developed at the Chalmers University of Technology in…
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2nd May 2019 0

Proterra Ready For Electric Bus Battery Leasing With $200-Million Credit Facility

Telling someone who’s interested in buying one of your products that you have a new deal that can save them $75,000 sure seems like a good way to encourage purchases. And that’s the effect of a new $200-million credit facility to support battery leasing for its buses that Proterra announced this week. Proterra opened the…
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23rd April 2019 0

Tesla is developing a ‘unique battery recycling system’

Tesla confirmed this week that it is developing a “unique battery recycling system,” which the company believes will result in “significant savings” over the long-term. As we reported yesterday, Tesla released a fascinating new ‘impact report’ to look into how its products and operations are impacting the environment. In one of the sections, Tesla addressed…
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17th April 2019 0

How we get to the next big battery breakthrough

Electric planes could be the future of aviation. In theory, they will be much quieter, cheaper, and cleaner than the planes we have today. Electric planes with a 1,000 km (620 mile) range on a single charge could be used for half of all commercial aircraft flights today, cutting global aviation’s carbon emissions by about…
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12th April 2019 0

UCI Student ‘Accidentally’ Invents a Rechargeable Battery That Lasts 400 Years

A University of California Irvine student may have stumbled upon an invention to end your phone-charging woes for good. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of where that could take us as a society. Forget about your phone; the world would be a different place without ever having to worry about replacing car…
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11th April 2019 0