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26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Mophie’s Palm battery pack may be the most niche charging accessory ever made

It costs $59.95 and your dignity The Palm phone is not a good phone. It is not a good replacement of a phone. But it is now a phone to join an incredible rare club: it now has a $59.95 Mophie Juice Pack battery case, making it the only device to get a custom case…
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13th March 2019 0

Tesla apparently negotiating with CATL for battery cells

Tesla appears to be negotiating with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for its Model 3, manufactured in Shanghai, China. The talks between Tesla and CATL have been concerning the required specifications for the cells. Bloomberg Quint reported the negotiations with reference to inside information. However, it is still unclear whether the deal…
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12th March 2019 0

The New Precious Metals

Demand for materials needed in batteries and energy storage has created a dynamic new market for once-obscure metals. Can supply keep up with demand? The global shift toward electric vehicles is already under way. In response to ever tougher emissions laws, the big automakers are investing billions of dollars in the next generation of electric…
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11th March 2019 0

Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

This is what a 5-megawatt, lithium-ion energy storage system looks like. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Jeremiah Johnson, North Carolina State University and Joseph F. DeCarolis, North Carolina State University Due to their decreasing costs, lithium-ion batteries now dominate a range of applications including electric vehicles, computers and consumer electronics. You might only think about energy…
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8th March 2019 0

Erik Buell launches electric bike line

AMERICAN engineering stalwart Erik Buell has made the leap to battery power as the legendary bike builder launched his Fuell brand of motorcycles today. The former Harley Davidson staple and EBR boss has teamed up with Spark Racing head honcho and Formula E supplier Frédéric Vasseur to create their new line of machinery under the Fuell…
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7th March 2019 0

All-electric GT unveiled with over 300 miles of range and 5-min charging enabled by mysterious battery

Piëch Automotive, a new electric car startup launched by Toni Piëch, a descendant of Volkswagen’s Ferdinand Piëch, is unveiling this week an all-electric GT with over 300 miles of range and 5-minute charging enabled by some mysterious new battery cells. The Piëch Mark Zero is going to be unveiled in full at the Geneva Motor…
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6th March 2019 0

THE MUSTARD SERVICES LAUNCHES NEW ‘MUSTPOWER+’ RANGE OF NIMH HIGH PERFORMANCE BATTERIES

Pioneering UK based battery & power management Company announces a new device that offers a critical power source in extreme conditions. Key Features: • FUNCTIONALITY – NiMH Next Generation Technology • PERFORMANCE – Incredible temperature and performance parameters, Non-Hazardous Class 8; • CHARGING – full charge inside 6 hours, using unique charging technology; • STYLISH…
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5th March 2019 0

Cobalt’s “Perfect Storm” Rattles Electric Car Supply Chain

Cobalt has been enjoying a booming bull run as the auto industry gears up for a major EV push, but now it’s hit a speed bump. So what happened? Over the last few years cobalt has emerged as one of the most critical materials powering the shift to electric vehicles, and as automakers have announced…
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4th March 2019 0

U.S. Bans Lithium Battery Cargo on Passenger Planes

The U.S. government said on Wednesday it is issuing new rules barring airlines from carrying potentially hazardous lithium-ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, and setting new requirements for transporting them on cargo planes. The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) unveiled the new rules after Congress last year…
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1st March 2019 0

Unitemp to showcase ESPEC environmental chambers ideal for battery cell evaluation at Battery Tech Expo

Unitemp will be showcasing ESPEC’s world renowned Battery Test Chambers at the Battery Tech Expo, on 28th March 2018 at International Centre, Telford. Visitors,  to stand G15/16 will discover the Espec range of battery test chambers for environmental tests and safety tests of devices such as secondary batteries, NIMH, lead acid & lithium ion batteries to ensure…
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28th February 2019 0