Tag: battery industry

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

What do consumers need to make the switch to an electric car?

Two studies were recently undertaken by What Car? in the UK into what it would take for more consumers to take up electric vehicles can be summarised by one word. And the word is, of course: Knowledge! The first of these was a 3-month survey of 9,000 consumers, where 8.4% of respondents said they were…
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25th April 2019 0

The world has never needed so many batteries

From your everyday smart device to energy storage facilities, lithium-ion batteries of all sizes are just about everywhere. But over the last few years, one market trend has been driving this sector like never before: the rise of the electric car. Sure, electric cars aren’t exactly crowding the streets, whereas smartphones are in the pockets…
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24th April 2019 0

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 a growing demand for new lithium-ion battery cells from automakers. According to the company’s Battery Factory Data, battery suppliers ramped up…
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15th 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

New Thermal Battery Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Storing Renewable Energy

A South Australian company has unveiled the world’s first operational thermal energy device (TED). The TED creators report the battery can store renewable energy, has higher storage capacity than traditional batteries, and is completely recyclable. The thermal battery has similar functionality to lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries; it can take any form of electrical input and…
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9th April 2019 0

Tesla’s Vision Of An EV + Solar + Battery Storage Future Now Becoming Industry Norm

Part of investors’ fascination with Tesla has long been the company’s focus on the evolution of manufacturing hardware and software. The plan to integrate energy generation and storage — to “create stunning solar roofs with seamlessly integrated battery storage,” as described in Master Plan, Part Deux— has also provided allure. Sure, the Tesla acquisition of…
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8th April 2019 0

Electric car battery with 600 miles of range? This startup claims to have done it

Electric carmakers have long been clamoring for a battery breakthrough that will improve the range of their vehicles while also extending their lifespans. Innolith, a Swiss startup, says its new high-density lithium-ion batteries can do just that. The company claims to have made the world’s first 1,000 Wh/kg rechargeable battery. (Watt-hours per kilogram is a…
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5th April 2019 0

Scientists find new way to power electric cars using cobalt

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell developed a technique that uses only water, carbon dioxide and cobalt metal particles that have surface nanostructures measuring billionths of a meter in size, to produce hydrogen on demand at relatively low temperature and pressure and to use to power the next generation of electric vehicles. According to…
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25th March 2019 0

24M Unveils ‘Dual Electrolyte’ Battery Tech to Unlock Higher Energy Density

If commercialized, this design could produce lithium metal batteries that pack twice as much energy as what’s on the market today. Battery materials startup 24M revealed Wednesday that it has developed a “dual electrolyte” architecture that could unlock significant gains in battery performance for electric vehicles. The ongoing effort to improve lithium-ion batteries triggers a…
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22nd March 2019 0