Month: October 2019

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

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

Researchers create blueprint for ‘quantum battery’ that doesn’t lose charge

Scientists from the universities of Alberta and Toronto developed a blueprint for a new quantum battery that doesn’t leak charge. “A quantum battery is a tiny, nano-size battery meant to be used for applications on the nanoscale,” explained U of A chemist Gabriel Hanna, who was the principal investigator on the study. He said the…
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29th October 2019 0

Wheels of fortune? A new age for electric motors

When it comes to making electric cars better, it’s the batteries that you’ll hear about the most. But what about the motor that actually drives the car? Car enthusiasts have long-obsessed about what is under the bonnet of a traditional car, but in the electric world, the motor gets little attention. That might be about…
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28th October 2019 0

Morrisons unveils ‘charge whilst you shop’ rapid EV chargers

Supermarket chain Morrisons is rolling out 100 rapid electric charging points for electric vehicles (EVs), allowing shoppers to charge from flat to full battery in under 45 minutes. This week the company has unveiled its first 50 GeniePoint rapid charging points at its stores nationwide, with a further 50 planned next year. The rapid chargers…
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25th October 2019 0

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

Progress in the development of solid state batteries for electric vehicles – Ilika to present at Battery Tech Expo 2020

Solid state battery technology is widely seen as a promising alternative to conventional lithium ion batteries for automotive powertrain applications, with expected advantages in terms of safety, energy density and rapid charging. The manufacturing of solid state batteries is reliant on the development of compatible and communicating functional materials within composite device structures. These include…
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22nd October 2019 0

The Worldwide King Of Battery Capacity Is Tesla

Tesla dominates the world’s electric vehicle market by any measure. The company’s Model 3 is currently the best-selling vehicle of any kind in Norway and the Netherlands, and it’s by far the best-selling electric vehicle just about everywhere in North America and Europe. It remains to be seen if this year’s spectacular initial sales figures…
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21st 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

A new concept could make more environmentally friendly batteries possible

A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials, and could lead to reduced production costs and environmental impact. The idea has the potential for large scale applications, including storage of solar and wind energy. A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice…
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17th October 2019 0

Batteries: New mobility demands see renewed emphasis on raw material sustainability in the EU

EIT Raw Materials held the Expert Forum on Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility, Electrification and Lightweight Design in Turin, Italy in early October. At the event, Roskill presented its outlook for raw materials impacted by growing demand from EV applications. The forum discussed European strategy in highlighting and securing raw material supply chains, including announcements…
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15th October 2019 0