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A new lithium-oxygen battery is being touted as potentially able to provide much longer ranges between charges for EVs. Also known as lithium-air, the tech has been in the news before with promise for five to 15-times more efficiency than standard lithium-ion batteries. However, it has been held back by a few issues such as […]

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On Wednesday LG Chem announced a battery supply deal with AES, the world’s largest Energy Storage Supply company. According to the agreement, the largest of its kind, LG Chem would supply approximately one gigawatt-hour worth of lithium-ion batteries to the Virginia-based company. To put that figure into perspective, one GWh of batteries could power more […]

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We saw in a previous article that Tesla and General Motors use glycol liquid cooling to shed battery heat, and ended by saying there was room for improvement. Why? Better cooling will be needed as electric cars go to higher charging rates. These liquid cooled systems do now work OK during charging and vehicle operation, […]

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For its Roadster upgrade package, Tesla will reportedly use LG Chem as a supplier. This is according to Seeking Alpha which in a brief report stated this and little else. Tesla has relied on Panasonic 18650 cells for the Model S, and Seeking Alpha does add the LG deal could give Tesla leverage in dealing […]

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Expanding its manufacturing operations in China, Johnson Controls is beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop vehicles. “We’re excited to announce the delivery of our first batch of locally-manufactured batteries to power start-stop vehicles for local and global automakers in China,” said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Power Solutions China. […]

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Goodyear has presented a concept tire at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show that is aimed at helping electric vehicles charge their batteries. Known at the BHO3, this concept tire offers the possibility of charging the batteries of electric cars by transforming the heat generated by the rolling tire into electrical energy. Goodyear explained the […]

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Johnson Controls in collaboration with Toshiba is introducing a new 12-volt lithium titanate battery stop-start system. “Johnson Controls is pursuing opportunities to develop evolutionary low-voltage energy storage systems that will help our customers meet increasing fuel regulations at a lower cost than a hybrid or electric vehicle,” said Lisa Bahash, group vice president and general […]

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Analysts from IDTechEx have predicted that Automotive Thermoelectric Generators (ATEG), known as thermoelectric energy harvesting, will be on production hybrid electric road vehicles starting in 2018. These analysts said this technology will be commonplace on hybrids in 2020 and almost entirely to charge the battery, or increasingly supercapacitor or supercabattery used for power. As explained […]

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After a full assault on the electric-vehicle market with the Leaf, it looks like Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will be making some seriously tough decisions about how the company, and its French partner Renault, will build or source its batteries. According to a report in Reuters, Ghosn “is preparing to cut battery manufacturing…in a new […]

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Is Tesla heading towards overcapacity with its Gigafactory? Some researchers seem to think so. Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory plan is to build a new 35 gigawatt-hour lithium-ion cell production facility for electric vehicles. The exact location of this factory is still being debated. Researchers from Lux Research said that this Gigafactory will bring only a modest […]

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