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Secretive electric car startup Faraday Future yesterday announced that it had partnered with LG Chem to supply lithium-ion cells for its future battery electric cars. The Chinese-owned California-based electric car company made a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in January by showing its FFZero1, a 1,000 horsepower concept that can jet from 0 to […]

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After more than a half decade of hints and announcements, last week Sony decided now is the time to begin manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electrified vehicles. The electronics giant was a pioneer in the battery industry, commercializing the first lithium-ion battery in 1991, which are now mainstays in all kinds of electronic devices in addition […]

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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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LG is providing far more than just batteries for the upcoming Chevy Bolt, with details emerging about LG’s in-depth relationship with General Motors during a media briefing earlier this week. “Chevrolet needs to be disruptive in order to maintain our leadership position in electrification,” said GM Executive Vice President Mark Reuss. “By taking the best […]

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Audi has been loosely discussing its upcoming all-electric SUV for several months, and has now released a few details about the vehicle’s 300-mile battery. The automaker announced yesterday it will be collaborating with the Korean-based battery companies LG Chem and Samsung SDI to build this battery. These companies “plan to invest in the cell technology […]

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Just a few days ago there were several individual stories floating out there – each potentially unrelated but important nonetheless. First, the news that Opel was killing its Ampera plug-in hybrid, then LG Chem announced that it was working on a 200-mile-range EV with one automaker (but not confirming which one). Next was the bit […]

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General Motor representatives have said on different occasions GM could have a 200-mile range battery electric car as soon as 2016, but have been short on details beyond that. Yesterday it was reported LG Chem says it will be able to supply a 200-mile-range EV battery by 2016, said at least one automaker will get […]

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General Motors announced it is bringing all its electric vehicle battery building in-house with production of battery systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV at its assembly plant in Brownstown, Mich. This also means there is a new battery coming in the Chevy Spark EV. “Using our in-house engineering and manufacturing expertise enabled us to […]

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Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have risen as leaders in the emerging market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Steady but gradual growth in sales of electric vehicles, however, has limited opportunities for makers of advanced batteries, including Li-ion batteries. Several companies have either entered bankruptcy or shut down, leaving a few hardy firms struggling to remain […]

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