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Are you one of those who are looking forward to battery chemistry “beyond lithium ion” before EVs can seriously challenge gasoline-powered counterparts? That won’t quite be needed, said Tesla Motors’ JB Straubel, rather it’s inevitable battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will soon be cheaper to own than and this will lead to their market domination. It […]

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A company named 24M announced that it has developed a semisolid lithium-ion battery that significantly reduces manufacturing time and expense without sacrificing performance. It has been quietly working on developing the technology for the past five years, and said that applications include both electrified vehicles and home power storage, similar to other lithium-ion chemistries. According […]

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Within the next three years, A123 Systems plans to double the global production of its lithium-ion batteries to 1.5 gigawatt-hours. In order to meet these new levels, A123 said it will need to expand its factories, which are already at maximum production levels. “We’re at capacity at all of our production facilities,” said A123 CEO […]

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Ford and Samsung are working together on a dual battery system for hybrid and conventional vehicles. Ford Motor Company and Samsung SDI, an affiliate of Samsung Group, announced June 3 research on different levels of hybrid technology that they said could one day be produced in high volume on non-hybrid vehicles for greater fuel savings. […]

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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 […]

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The new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid has gained UK’s OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) Grant approval. Only a select handful of cars qualify for the UK Government-backed program, which entitles customers of qualifying ULEV (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles) models to a 25 percent grant towards the cost of the car, up to a maximum of […]

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