Category: testing

8th October 2020 | Silverstone

Right climate for battery testing – Unitemp

Electric vehicles are widely regarded as the future. But while bold targets are in place for the UK and the EU to transfer its transport fleet to electric propulsion by 2035 or 2040, there needs to be substantial evolution of the technology before we get there. MAHLE Powertrain is one of the companies at the…
Read more


6th May 2020 0

Organic Battery Breakthrough Makes Lithium-Ion Batteries More Environmentally Friendly

York University researchers have discovered a way to make Lithium-powered batteries more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability and storage capacity. Their latest breakthrough is the creation of a new carbon-based organic molecule that can replace the cobalt now used in cathodes or positive electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. The new material addresses the shortcomings of…
Read more


27th March 2020 0

Tesla rolls out “range update” for Model S, Model X to reflect improved efficiency

Tesla has begun to roll out a new “Range Boost” software update to Model S and Model X vehicles to more accurately display the vehicle’s range following recent efficiency updates. The latest version 2020.4 firmware follows last month’s range increase for Model S and Model X. The Model S is now listed with a range…
Read more


19th March 2020 0

Dacia Spring Electric unveiled, on sale in early 2021

Dacia has revealed the next part in its product offensive with the Dacia Spring Electric: a concept car previewing its first all-electric model as it joins the zero-emission revolution. In just 15 years Dacia has grown to more 6.5 million customers worldwide across the Logan, Sandero and Duster models. The Spring Electric showcases the next…
Read more


18th March 2020 0

BMW to Livestream Debut of New Model After Geneva Show Called Off

With the annual Geneva car show cancelled for the first time since the World War II era, automakers are going virtual in a bid to wow the hordes who would otherwise descend on the Swiss city to get a closer look at the latest models. BMW AG will live stream the debut of its i4…
Read more


16th March 2020 0

Samsung Reveals New Solid State Lithium Metal Battery With 900Wh/L Density

Global battery powerhouse Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) just published a new study highlighting its next-generation solid-state battery. The new lithium metal solid-state battery delivers better energy density than more traditional lithium-ion batteries and promises to usher in a new generation of batteries to power all our…
Read more


13th March 2020 0

Government must secure the UK’s energy independence by investing in domestic production

We need to diversify our energy portfolio by moving away from fossil fuels and backing low-carbon technology fit for our net zero future, writes Peter Aldous MP Energy security is vital to UK prosperity. As a net importer of all main fuel types, further investment in domestic production is needed to not only limit our…
Read more


12th March 2020 0

EcoGraf advances funding process to build graphite plant for lithium-ion battery market

EcoGraf Ltd (ASX: EGR) has confirmed Export Finance will consider the provision of debt finance for the new US$72 million battery graphite purification plant in Kwinana, West Australia. Export Finance is a corporate entity that operates under the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, providing financial solutions for Australian companies to enable them to…
Read more


11th March 2020 0

Alstom To Deliver Its First Battery Electric Trains

Electrification of trains takes on a new form – battery-electric versions can now replace diesel series-hybrids. Alstom announced this month its first contract for battery-electric regional trains in Germany for the Leipzig-Chemnitz route, which requires the train to cover 80 km (50 miles) of the non-electrified track. The company will deliver 11 Coradia Continental BEMU…
Read more


4th March 2020 0

New Soft, Stretchable Battery Invented to Power Wearable Electronics

The experimental device promises to provide a safe and comfortable power source for technologies that must bend and flex with our bodies. Electronics are showing up everywhere: on our laps, in pockets and purses and, increasingly, snuggled up against our skin or sewed into our clothing. But the adoption of wearable electronics has so far…
Read more


27th February 2020 0