Tag: automotive industry

8th October 2020 | Silverstone

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

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

U.S. Launches Tool to Stake Claim to World’s Rare Earth Minerals

In a high-tech twist on hammering pickets into the ground, the U.S. State Department has helped launch an online tool aimed at staking America’s claim to many of the world’s rare-earth minerals. The U.S. has become increasingly concerned about securing a stable supply of critical minerals used in car batteries, solar panels and wind turbines. Many…
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17th March 2020 0

BMW to Livestream Debut of New Model After Geneva Show Called Off

With the annual Geneva car show cancelled for the first time since the World War II era, automakers are going virtual in a bid to wow the hordes who would otherwise descend on the Swiss city to get a closer look at the latest models. BMW AG will live stream the debut of its i4…
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16th March 2020 0

Samsung Reveals New Solid State Lithium Metal Battery With 900Wh/L Density

Global battery powerhouse Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) just published a new study highlighting its next-generation solid-state battery. The new lithium metal solid-state battery delivers better energy density than more traditional lithium-ion batteries and promises to usher in a new generation of batteries to power all our…
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13th March 2020 0

Government must secure the UK’s energy independence by investing in domestic production

We need to diversify our energy portfolio by moving away from fossil fuels and backing low-carbon technology fit for our net zero future, writes Peter Aldous MP Energy security is vital to UK prosperity. As a net importer of all main fuel types, further investment in domestic production is needed to not only limit our…
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12th March 2020 0

IndianOil to field test metal-air batteries for EVs

he State-run fossil fuel giant Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (Indian Oil) which is developing an aluminium air battery in collaboration with an Israeli company Phinergy. Recently it has taken a minority stake from the Israel based startup. It is all set to begin field trials with a couple of leading Indian original equipment manufacturers (OEM)s…
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10th March 2020 0

EV Charge Points at supermarkets double in two years

The number of electric vehicles (EV) charge points at supermarkets have doubled in the last two years, according to data analysed by Zap-Map and the RAC. Some 542 EV charger units were installed by supermarkets from the end of October 2017 to the end of 2019, taking the total on their sites to 1,115 –…
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9th March 2020 0