Category: technology

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Jaguar Land Rover get £500M Government Loan Guarantee for ELECTRIC car production

Jaguar Land Rover has secured a £500 million UK Government loan guarantee to support the design and manufacture of electric cars at Castle Bromwich. It’s no secret that Jaguar Land Rover has been struggling somewhat of late, with big drops in sales in China, buyers eschewing diesel-engined cars – the vast majority of JLR’s sales…
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16th July 2019 0

Lithium-ion recycling rates far higher than some statistics suggest

There is a good deal of misleading statistics surrounding lithium-battery recycling and China and South Korea have already emerged as the global hubs where most batteries end up at the end of their lifetime, a new report commissioned by the Swedish Energy Agency has found. The study states one of the reasons lithium-ion recycling rates…
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15th July 2019 0

New Solar + Battery Price Crushes Fossil Fuels, Buries Nuclear

Los Angeles Power and Water officials have struck a deal on the largest and cheapest solar + battery storage project in the world, at prices that leave fossil fuels in the dust and may relegate nuclear power to the dustbin. Later this month the LA Board of Water and Power Commissioners is expected to approve…
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9th July 2019 0

Lithium batteries: Far more widely recycled than second-hand statistics imply

Taking apart and recycling the larger battery modules used in grid-scale storage and EVs is a task requiring far more skill than doing the same in portable electronics, the report says. Image: AltaGas. Lithium-ion batteries are far more widely recycled than many people think, while China and South Korea are already leaders of the emerging…
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8th July 2019 0

Siemens Gamesa Unveils World First Electrothermal Energy Storage System

Spanish renewable energy giant and offshore wind energy leader Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy last week inaugurated operations of its electrothermal energy storage system which can store up to 130 megawatt-hours of electricity for a week in volcanic rock. Siemens Gamesa, a company known more famously for its offshore wind turbines, is nevertheless a large-scale renewable…
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5th July 2019 0

First battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian explorer who…
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2nd July 2019 0

India scrambles to look overseas for rare earths used in EVs

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI — Three Indian state-run companies are forming a joint venture to secure minor metals such as lithium and cobalt that could fuel India’s plan for mass adoption of electric vehicles by 2030. National Aluminum, Hindustan Copper and Mineral Exploration Corp. plan on exploring mines in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and other countries for metals…
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1st July 2019 0

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s in the works in Europe

Europe will be 90% renewable powered in two decades, experts say. The myth that a very high level of renewables can’t be integrated into the electric grid is being demolished by the cleantech and battery storage revolution. “By 2040, renewables make up 90% of the electricity mix in Europe, with wind and solar accounting for…
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28th June 2019 0

First of more than 100 solar-powered electric forecourts planned for Essex

It is part of GRIDSERVE’s £1bn UK-wide programme to make EV charging ‘as easy as using petrol stations’ he first of more than 100 electric forecourts powered by solar panels to be built in the UK has been announced for Braintree in Essex. The news follows GRIDSERVE’s previous commitment for a £1 billion UK-wide programme…
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26th June 2019 0

Nissan serves up electric ice cream van

Japan-based automaker Nissan has released a prototype of a zero-emission ice cream van based on its own electric van. Ice-cream vans have been singled out as being responsible for a lot of air pollution, on account of mostly running on diesel engines and having to keep the engine idling throughout the day, both for the…
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25th June 2019 0