Category: battery life

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Cryogenic storage could enable safe transport of car batteries

Researchers have shown that it’s possible to dramatically to reduce the cost of safely transporting damaged electric vehicle batteries by freezing them As sales of electric vehicles increases, there is more concern for the transportation of damaged and defective lithium-ion battery packs. Currently, it is an expensive process, as they are put in an explosion-proof…
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10th December 2019 0

Mercedes-Benz Cars starts production of PHEV batteries in Bangkok; 3rd plant in global battery production network

Mercedes-Benz Cars have opened a factory for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) batteries in the Bangkok region in Thailand. The new battery factory was built on a 50,000 m² site located at the vehicle manufacturing plant in the Bangkok region. The new plant is the third production facility in the company’s global battery production network. Together with…
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9th December 2019 0

Northvolt & Mälarenergi partner to deploy battery energy storage for EV charging

Northvolt and Swedish power provider Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden. The Northvolt battery system is intended to reduce peaks in electricity demand of the charging station by more than 80%, and thereby lessen the impact of EV charging on the local electricity network. The battery system will be commissioned in summer 2020 at the Rocklunda…
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4th December 2019 0

Electrical energy can be captured as liquid air

IN THE PAST few decades wind and solar power have gone from being exotic technologies to quotidian pieces of engineering that are competitive, joule for joule, with fossil fuels. Those fuels retain what edge they have only because of their reliability. The wind may not blow, or the sun may not shine, but—short of a…
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2nd December 2019 0

BMW orders more than 10 billion euros’ worth of battery cells

BERLIN (Reuters) – German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) on Thursday said it had ordered more than 10 billion euros’ ($11.07 billion) worth of battery cells from Chinese battery cell maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) (300750.SZ) and Samsung SDI (006400.KS). BMW said it had boosted its order with CATL to 7.3 billion euros from an original…
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22nd November 2019 0

Post-Lithium Technology: High-Energy-Density Next-Generation Rechargeable Batteries

High-energy-density polymeric cathode for fast-charge sodium- and multivalent-ion batteries. Next-generation batteries will probably see the replacement of lithium ions by more abundant and environmentally benign alkali metal or multivalent ions. A major challenge, however, is the development of stable electrodes that combine high energy densities with fast charge and discharge rates. In the journal Angewandte…
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20th November 2019 0

BMW opens Battery Competence Centre in Munich

BMW has opened its new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich-Milbertshofen. The centre will develop new battery cells, manufacture them on a prototype scale and test them. The Munich-based company is still not planning for in-house series production. The new building is about 12,000 square meters with about one third reserved for office space, the…
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18th November 2019 0

Second-life EV batteries

To promote the development of a more sustainable society, the European Union and other government agencies have set targets to drastically decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. With the rapid growth of the automobile industry and the continuous improvement of people’s living standards, car ownership and sales continue to rise, which brings a series of…
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14th November 2019 0

Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy

Scientists have designed an affordable ‘flow battery’ membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid. How do you store renewable energy so it’s there when you need it, even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing? Giant batteries designed for the electrical grid — called flow batteries, which store electricity…
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12th November 2019 0

New battery design could charge an electric car in just 10 minutes

Scientists in the U.S. have claimed a technological breakthrough that could resolve one of the key concerns surrounding all-electric vehicles, saying just 10 minutes of charging time could add 200 miles (320 km) of driving range. Writing in the journal Joule on Wednesday, researchers at Pennsylvania State University said that such a speedy charge rate…
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31st October 2019 0