Category: electric mobility

8th October 2020 | Silverstone

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…
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27th March 2020 0

Coronavirus could have a lasting effect on China-dominated lithium sector

It’s been a tough time for miners of lithium, the metal essential to many high-performing batteries. Just as the market looked to be crawling out of a two-year slump that knocked about 60% off the battery metal’s prices, its biggest player, China, has been hammered by the novel coronavirus outbreak. Three major mining firms have…
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20th 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…
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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…
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18th March 2020 0

U.S. Launches Tool to Stake Claim to World’s Rare Earth Minerals

In a high-tech twist on hammering pickets into the ground, the U.S. State Department has helped launch an online tool aimed at staking America’s claim to many of the world’s rare-earth minerals. The U.S. has become increasingly concerned about securing a stable supply of critical minerals used in car batteries, solar panels and wind turbines. Many…
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17th 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…
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16th 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…
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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…
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11th March 2020 0

IndianOil to field test metal-air batteries for EVs

he State-run fossil fuel giant Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (Indian Oil) which is developing an aluminium air battery in collaboration with an Israeli company Phinergy. Recently it has taken a minority stake from the Israel based startup. It is all set to begin field trials with a couple of leading Indian original equipment manufacturers (OEM)s…
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10th March 2020 0

EV Charge Points at supermarkets double in two years

The number of electric vehicles (EV) charge points at supermarkets have doubled in the last two years, according to data analysed by Zap-Map and the RAC. Some 542 EV charger units were installed by supermarkets from the end of October 2017 to the end of 2019, taking the total on their sites to 1,115 –…
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9th March 2020 0