0

Lithium ion batteries are here to stay as the main choice for future hybrids and EVs, according to Navigant Research’s Electric Vehicle Batteries report. The steady increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has led to advances in EV batteries, particularly those using lithium ion (Li-ion) technology. While early hybrid vehicles featured nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) […]

+ Read More
0

Tesla’s gigafactory has echoes in the political spheres, but is also creating waves in the battery manufacturing and the mining industries. American Manganese Inc., a company mining in Arizona raw materials needed for EV batteries, added its views by stating where they would like to see raw materials sourced. According to the mining company, Tesla’s […]

+ Read More
0

A123 Systems is back into the spotlight and taking steps to focus on transportation batteries. The company announced March 24 an agreement to divest of its grid storage business and other assets related to energy storage for telecom and IT data storage applications. The company describes itself as a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate […]

+ Read More
0

Johnson Controls (JC) will focus on next-generation cooling systems for lithium-ion battery packs with the stated end goal bring to help save consumers money at the pump. Th company has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries. Scientists and […]

+ Read More
0

Johnson Controls will work in tandem with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Mich. on automotive batteries. Johnson Controls, a provider of vehicle energy storage for ICE, hybrids and EVs, announced today, January 29, its partnership with LTU to identify and validate new energy storage technologies within the total vehicle system. The company explained this […]

+ Read More
0

If all goes according to plan, we will see lithium-ion EV batteries with anode material sourced in North America. Northern Graphite Corporation announces that it has partnered with Coulometrics LLC to manage development of the company’s proprietary technologies for manufacturing spherical graphite (“SPG”) and improving the performance of lithium ion (“li-ion”) batteries. Northern Graphite explained […]

+ Read More
0

Yesterday Ford and the University of Michigan opened a new $8 million battery lab. This new lab will help Ford develop batteries that are smaller, lighter and less expensive to produce, according to Ford. The work could accelerate development of battery-powered vehicles that are more efficient and affordable than today’s models and that go farther […]

+ Read More
0

General Motors has nearly tripled the size of its Global Battery Systems Laboratory to a point where it is now the largest battery lab in North America owned and operated by a major auto manufacturer. The latest addition of 50,000 square feet brings to 85,000 the total square footage of the lab. GM said the […]

+ Read More
0

A new world record has been set by the Electric Vehicle Union (EVU) and Norwegian EV Association in Norway as 260-and-a-half electric vehicles (EVs) were united to drive together outside of Norway’s capital city, Oslo. Wait, 260-and-a-half? Yes, thanks to Nissan’s Half Leaf, a drivable half-cut Leaf opened-up to showcase the electric car’s drivetrain. Starting […]

+ Read More
0

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Deputy Director Cheryl Martin announced August 21 that 22 projects across 15 states will receive a total of $36 million to develop transformational electric vehicle (EV) energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures and designs. ARPA-E’s new program, Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE), aims to accelerate widespread […]

+ Read More