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8th October 2020 | Silverstone

EV battery ‘can be charged in seconds’

Researchers at the University of Uppsala in Sweden have developed a more sustainable electric vehicle (EV) battery that can be charged in a matter of seconds.  The battery uses quinones as the active material which are organic carbon compounds that are plentiful in nature and occur during photosynthesis. According to the researchers, this makes the…
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7th April 2020 0

Ilika launches tiny new solid-state battery for medical devices

Solid-state battery technology company Ilika announced the launch of its ‘Stereax M50’ millimetre-scale solid-state batteries designed for medical implants. The AIM-traded firm said the Stereax M50 took solid-state batteries to “a new level” of miniaturisation, which would enable medical device innovations that had previously been limited by the available battery technology. It explained that the medical technology…
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3rd April 2020 0

BYD Unveils New Fire- & Explosion-Resistant Blade Battery

Even though there are hundreds of gasoline fires every day — so many that the news media don’t even bother reporting them — people focus on any story involving an EV battery as if it is an apocalyptic event. There is no doubt a battery fire is scary, as individual cells cook off and explode…
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30th March 2020 0

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

Total says to build France’s biggest battery power storage project

The 25 megawatt (MW) capacity battery power storage facility in Dunkirk, northern France, will be used to provide fast power reserve services to support the stability of the French electricity grid, the company said. Energy major Total said on Thursday it had launched a project to construct the largest battery storage facility in France which…
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26th March 2020 0

12V Marine Lithium Batteries the Boats of the Future

Whether you’re a commercial fisherman, captain, compete in fishing tournaments regularly, or simply just enjoy going out to the sandbar on the weekends, you probably realize that the number one problem when boating is having a reliable battery. Our marine lithium-ion batteries provide both starting power and can allow you to safely use 100% DOD…
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25th March 2020 0

Diamond batteries ‘could offer decades worth of energy’

Experts at the University of Bristol and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) have teamed up to develop diamond batteries that ‘could provide decades worth of energy in one charge’. The pilot project is in the early stages of establishing a production line of diamond batteries that could power computer chips, smoke alarms, pacemakers and…
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24th 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