Tag: battery industry

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

Battery replacement intervals

So you bought a battery with a nominal design life of “X” years. The realistic service life is actually significantly less than that, but you don’t know what it is. At around the “half-life” (i.e., half way through the design life) an individual cell-unit fails, then another. You replace the cell-units with new ones (maybe…
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19th February 2019 0

BATTERY DAY

Get a charge out of National Battery Day!  Observed each year on February 18th, this is a day to appreciate the convenience batteries provide to our everyday lives. Today we would be hard-pressed to find someone in the United States who doesn’t derive a benefit from a battery.  Even those who live “off the grid” have…
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18th February 2019 0

France’s Macron unveils plan to give electric battery industry a jolt

PARIS — France will invest 700 million euros ($790 million) over the next five years into projects to boost the European electric car battery industry and reduce its automakers’ reliance on dominant Asian rivals, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday. In a speech to the Paris-based International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Macron unveiled his…
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14th February 2019 0

New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide

Lithium-based battery could make use of greenhouse gas before it ever gets into the atmosphere. A new type of battery developed by researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to convert carbon dioxide to specialized chemicals using metal catalysts, which is currently highly challenging, this…
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11th February 2019 0

Energy Aggregation Brings Renewable Energy To More Companies

Power purchase agreements are wonderful for large energy consumers like Google, Facebook, and Apple, which can sign up with a renewable energy developer to take all or a major portion of the electricity produced by a solar or wind farm. But smaller companies are often unable to get the same access to renewables because they…
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21st January 2019 0

The changing face of energy production

The way in which we use and consume energy is set to change in the near future. There is a considerable increase in renewable energy capacity across the globe, notably for wind and solar. This increase is likely to continue with national and international energy initiatives, and further advances and developments in renewable energy technologies.…
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17th January 2019 0

Tesla’s Winter Testing Facility In Alaska Is Pretty Incredible

AN INSIDE LOOK AT TESLA’S WINTER TESTING FACILITY IN ALASKA When it comes to winter driving, electric vehicles have a couple of drawbacks, as CNET writer Tim Stevens, an EV owner who lives in a northern climate, knows from personal experience. Extreme temperatures, hot or cold, tend to have a negative effect on battery packs,…
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11th 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

A New Battery Could Store Ten Times the Power as Lithium-Ion

Caltech, NASA, and Honda teamed up to develop an extraordinary new battery. Batteries Not Included Batteries are great. They power many hallmarks of the future, from smartphones to electric cars. The problem, of course, is that batteries never seem to last quite long enough on a charge — and their environmental footprint is substantial. Now, though,…
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12th December 2018 0

Lotus plans £2m electric hypercar

Lotus is set to stun the world with a new £2 million-plus electric hypercar that acts as a statement of intent under new owner Geely. The new model will be built in strictly limited numbers, and will be the fastest, most expensive and most radical model made by Lotus in its 70-year history. The project…
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11th December 2018 0