Category: battery storage market

28th March 2019 | International Centre | Telford | The Future of Energy Management Technology

This tiny Bluetooth chip doesn’t need a battery because it harvests energy from the air

Amazon and Samsung are both investors, and a full release planned for 2020 The Internet of Things promises to connect billions of otherwise ordinary devices to the internet, but when each one needs to have its own battery, there’s a limit to how small or cheap they can become. A new paper-thin Bluetooth chip that’s…
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16th January 2019 0

How Tesla Cracked The Code On EV Road Trips: Model 3 Performance

A big battery plus the Supercharger network equals a car capable of long-haul travel. By Bradley Berman I have a confession to make. In more than seven years of driving an electric vehicle, I had never taken a long-distance, all-electric road trip. But that changed a few weeks ago when I got behind the wheel…
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20th December 2018 0

Honda Makes Breakthrough in New Battery Technology

Honda says that it has made a breakthrough in battery technology. The Japanese automotive manufacturer, in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), developed a new battery chemistry called fluoride-ion which demonstrates better performance than lithium-ion batteries, which are currently used, while causing less damage to the environment.…
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17th December 2018 0

Daimler is buying nearly $23 billion of battery cells to power its electric vehicle offensive

Daimler plans to buy $23 billion worth of battery cells by 2030 as the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and commercial trucks prepares to bring dozens of electric and hybrid vehicles to market. The German automaker didn’t disclose which companies would supply them with batteries. However, Daimler does have supply deals with LG Chem and SK…
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13th December 2018 0

Australians Create Battery From Waste

Wherever you look these days there’s talk about batteries. Cheaper batteries, solid state batteries, recycled batteries, it’s breakthrough after breakthrough, it seems. Few of these, however, see the light of commercial production day. But the latest news in this segment of media streams combines recycling and low costs. Lithium Australia, a company whose stated ambition…
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4th December 2018 0

Electric vehicle car parks could provide more storage than Tesla big battery

A researcher from Sydney’s Macquarie University has said that car parks in an electric vehicle future have the potential to become power plants bigger than South Australia’s big Tesla battery. Professor Graham Town of Macquarie University’s School of Engineering is about to publish research that describes how large car parks – such as at shopping…
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3rd December 2018 0

BMW to Start Manufacturing Batteries in Thailand Next Year

The global EV offensive is forcing some manufacturers to look for alternative ways of cashing in from their experience in the field. BMW recently announced … The global EV offensive is forcing some manufacturers to look for alternative ways of cashing in from their experience in the field. BMW recently announced that their Thailand branch…
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29th November 2018 0

Is it Time for Electric Cars to Take Over?

Electric Vehicles or EV’s Are Entering The Mainstream There’s no doubt about it, electric vehicles, or EV’s, are becoming increasingly popular and a more common sight on the roads today. With fuel prices rocketing, ever-present concerns about pollution and various cities being very expensive places to take petrol or diesel vehicles, the move to electric…
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27th November 2018 0

Arsenal leads charge into battery power at Emirates Stadium

Club is first in UK to use large-scale system with capacity to last an entire match Arsenal has become the UK’s first football club to install large-scale battery energy storage, in a bid to cut electricity costs and support green energy. Tucked in the basement of the Emirates, the system is capable of powering the…
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26th November 2018 0

Tesla Has 20% Battery Cost Advantage On Competition, Says UBS Analyst

According to a report by the Financial Times (subscription), UBS has conducted an analysis of battery production costs for various manufacturers and concluded that Tesla enjoys a 20% cost advantage over its closest competitor, LG Chem. The analysis applies specifically to the battery cells produced at Gigafactory 1 for use in the Tesla Model 3.…
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22nd November 2018 0