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26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Toyota to reveal solid state battery-powered car next year

The concept of using innovative technology will be shown at the Olympics; mass production won’t be until the mid-2020s, however. Toyota will unveil a vehicle powered by solid-state batteries at the 2020 Olympics as a means of showcasing its battery capability, the firm’s chief technology officer Shigeki Terashi has revealed ahead of the Tokyo motor show. However,…
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23rd October 2019 0

Swedish car company is using British engineering for its electric dream

A Swedish electric car company has utilised British engineering expertise in Norfolk to develop and manufacture its debut vehicle. With headquarters in Lund, Sweden, Uniti was established in 2015 as an open innovation research project at Lund University. The project expanded and it now plans to build safe and affordable electric vehicles using premium technology…
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18th October 2019 0

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries. To celebrate the award, Nature Research presents this Collection including publications from the prize winners, and further research and review content focused on Li-ion batteries, and beyond — work that is…
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11th October 2019 0

Bolivia in push to become global battery industrial hotspot

Bolivia’s lithium reserves are centred around the salt flats scattered between the southwest cities of Uyuni, Potosí and Oruro. Image credit: Damien Ramos / Flickr Bolivia will try and capitalise on its large lithium reserves to set up an industrial ecosystem around batteries and other storage technologies, according to a top government official. The country’s…
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4th October 2019 0

Volvo teases all-electric XC40 SUV coming next month, releases images

The Volvo XC40 SUV has become the Swedish automaker’s second best-selling vehicle and now they are bringing an all-electric version of the XC40 next month. Volvo started teasing ahead of a launch next month. Last year, Volvo confirmed that it was going to bring an all-electric version of the very successful XC40 to market in…
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26th September 2019 0

Taiga Motors unveils new electric jet ski with a 23 kWh battery pack

Taiga Motors has unveiled its second electric vehicle: a new electric jet ski-like watercraft with a 23 kWh battery pack. We have been following Taiga Motors, a Montreal-based startup, for years now. In 2015, the company spun out of McGill’s racing team where the three co-founders, Paul Achard, Gabriel Bernatchez, and Sam Bruneau, worked on…
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19th September 2019 0

Los Angeles approves ‘historically low cost’ solar+storage project

Los Angeles regulators on Tuesday approved a “historically low cost” solar + storage project, which includes 400 MW of solar generation and a 300 MW / 1,200 MWh battery. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commission says its approval of the power purchase agreements for the Eland Solar and Storage Center,…
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12th September 2019 0

Next generation UK battery storage research receives US$68 million boost

A £55 million fund has been earmarked for five projects in the UK looking at developing the next generation of battery storage technology. The government-led Faraday Institution has allocated the funding to five consortium-led projects with the aim of overcoming battery challenges, in particular by improving performance and cost characteristics. The projects will look at chemistries, systems…
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9th September 2019 0

How Cheap Must Batteries Get For Renewables To Compete With Fossil Fuels?

While solar and wind power are rapidly becoming cost-competitive with fossil fuels in areas with lots of sun and wind, they still can’t provide the 24/7 power we’ve become used to. At present, that’s not big a problem because the grid still features plenty of fossil fuel plants that can provide constant baseload or ramp…
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2nd September 2019 0

SCHLENK’s new high-tensile battery foils boast enhanced mechanical strength

German metal foil specialist SCHLENK has developed a line of thin-rolled metal foils based on high-tensile alloys. Used as a current collector foil in batteries, these foils are designed to improve the stability of battery coatings. Companies have invested a lot of R&D effort in the field of high-power electrode coatings based on silicon or…
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29th August 2019 0