Month: August 2019

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Tesla in advanced talks with LG Chem on battery supply in China: source

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is in advanced talks with South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd (051910.KS) to source batteries for vehicles to be made in its Shanghai plant, a person familiar with the matter said. The move represents a push by Tesla to diversify sources of the key component for its electric vehicles…
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30th August 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

Lithium glut could see electric vehicle battery costs fall

A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests that the expected shortfall in lithium supply, and therefore a rise in battery prices, is not happening. Instead, there is a glut, and it is forcing prices down. This is the result of six new lithium mines opening in Australia (the world’s largest supplier of…
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28th August 2019 0

Renewable Energy Fire Suppression Systems

The threat of climate change and decentralisation in the energy industry have heralded a shift away from fossil fuels to alternative sources. Nobel has established itself recently as a significant player in this renewable energy sector across different technologies. Each technology requires a bespoke solution – the assets at risk being very different and sites…
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27th August 2019 0

Textile-based solar cells on a roll in Germany

A project aimed at boosting Germany’s textile industry has led to the development of pliable, textile-based solar cells that could be used on buildings and lorries. Dr Jonas Sundqvist, group manager for thin-film technology, with prototype textile-based solar cells (© Fraunhofer IKTS) Fraunhofer researchers and their partners envision the thin-film photovoltaics being used on lorry…
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23rd August 2019 0

JCB enters full production of its first fully electric digger

  JCB has entered full production of the construction industry’s first fully electric mini excavator – with more than 50 machines already delivered. The 19C-1E models, JCB’s first-ever electric diggers, are now coming off the assembly line at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffordshire, with orders rolling in from customers from across Europe and North…
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22nd August 2019 0

Renesas’s new battery management IC maximizes range for hybrids and EVs

Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics has announced its fourth-generation Li-ion battery management integrated circuit (IC). The company says its new ISL78714 IC provides accurate cell voltage and temperature monitoring, cell balancing, and extensive system diagnostics to protect 14-cell Li-ion battery packs, all while maximizing drive time and range for hybrid and electric vehicles. The ISL78714…
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21st August 2019 0

The highway to electrification

How fast we will transition from the internal combustion engine to the battery electric vehicle. All around the world, markets are transitioning from the internal combustion engine to rechargeable vehicles (EVs). The global automotive marketplace is going through a period of ultimate technological disruption. Commercial models, customers, and suppliers are all in a state of…
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20th August 2019 0

Gupta wins approval for Playford big battery, key part of ambitious solar plan

A 100MW/100MWh battery that forms a key part of Sanjeev Gupta’s ambitious plans to power South Australia’ manufacturing sector with solar and storage – has won development approval from the state government. The Playford Utility Battery (PUB) project – located near the former coal-fired generator in Port Augusta that shared its name – this week…
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19th August 2019 0

SK Innovation secures ‘green loan’ to invest more in battery biz

SK Innovation has raised an 800 billion won ($657 million) “green loan” from banks in the United States, Europe and China in an effort to invest more in plants manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and lithium-ion battery separators (LiBS), the energy and chemical arm of SK Group said Thursday. A green loan is the…
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16th August 2019 0