Month: July 2020

How recent electric vehicle battery research has created a battery suited for a lightsaber.

Introduction to Lightsaber Lore Few objects have captured our imagination the way lightsabers have. The iconic weapon from a galaxy far, far away has become a symbol of battles between good and evil, light and dark. The glowing blade is instantly recognizable and reveals the nature of its wielder. Lightsaber color identifies whether they are seeking peace…
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29th July 2020 0

Lincad wins new battery repair contract from UK Ministry of Defence

Lincad, UK designer and manufacturer of specialist batteries and chargers, has won a significant new contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the repair of the L118 Light Gun Battery Power Management System (BPMS). All work will be carried out in Lincad’s new repair facility which was recently opened at its site in…
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28th July 2020 0

High spec bidirectional power supply from MDL simplifies EV powertrain testing

The new Chroma 62000D series of bidirectional DC power supplies from MDL Technologies is ideal for high current testing of electric vehicle powertrain components. The series provide two-quadrant operation with both programmable DC output and regenerative DC loading within a single unit.   High power components that can be tested include bidirectional on-board chargers (BOBC),…
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24th July 2020 0

OXIS Energy and Texas Aircraft Manufacturing to develop Brazil’s first fully electric commercial aircraft for Flight Training and regional transportation

The British Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) battery technology company, OXIS Energy and Texas Aircraft Manufacturing are developing a sleek and stylish, high-wing, all metal, fully electric aircraft. Based on Texas Aircraft’s popular Colt S-LSA (see image), the eColt will have a comfortable two-seat cabin. It will fill a growing demand for ecologically-friendly flight training, as well as…
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22nd July 2020 0

Lithium-ion Battery Market Worth $129 Billion by 2027 – Breakdown by Component, End-use Industry and Region –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Lithium-ion Battery Market by Component, End-use Industry and Industrial: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2027” report has been added to’s offering. According to the report, the lithium-ion battery market was valued $36.7 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $129.3 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 18% from 2020 to 2027. The global…
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21st July 2020 0

Hideaki Horie invents new battery 90% cheaper than lithium-ion

Lithium-ion batteries play a central role in the world of technology, powering everything from smartphones to smart cars, and now one of the people who helped commercialize them says he has a way to cut mass production costs by 90 percent and significantly improve their safety. Source: Hideaki Horie, formerly of Nissan Motor Co., founded…
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13th July 2020 0

Samsung Presents Groundbreaking All-Solid-State Battery Technology to ‘Nature Energy’

Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) presented a study on high-performance, long-lasting all-solid-state batteries to Nature Energy, one of the world’s leading scientific journals. Compared to widely used lithium-ion batteries, which utilize liquid electrolytes, all-solid-state batteries support greater energy density, which opens the door for…
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9th July 2020 0

Battery boost for low-carbon train travel without full electrification – E & T

Diesel-powered UK trains are to be retrofitted with batteries, allowing them to run on low-carbon electricity even on rail lines which have not been electrified. Currently, almost two-thirds (58 per cent) of the UK’s 32,000km rail network is not electrified despite ambitious decarbonisation targets set by the Government. Broader electrification plans have been scrapped or delayed in recent years,…
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7th July 2020 0


WAE awarded Gen3 battery contract of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship by the FIA World Motor Sport Council following a detailed tender process The announcement revives the highly successful relationship that began in 2014 The Gen3 battery specification will showcase energy density, power and fast charge capability Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has been…
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6th July 2020 0