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Four types of advanced batteries could reportedly be nearing readiness for electrified vehicle and energy storage markets. While lithium-ion (Li-ion), advanced lead-acid, flow, and molten salt batteries have become the most commercially available advanced batteries, there are better battery technologies waiting in the wings, according to a study by Navigant Research. Lithium sulfur (Li-S), lithium […]

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Supplying lithium for the wildly popular Model 3 may be a hotspot for competitive bids at Tesla’s gigafactory. Tesla Motors may be stirring the pot by taking more low-cost supplier bids for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for its upcoming Model 3 at its Nevada factory. According to a Financial Post article, Tesla recently received proposals from […]

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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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The industry is now one step closer to being able to manufacture lithium-ion batteries from North American-sourced battery grade lithium carbonate. RB Energy Inc. confirmed June 5 it has achieved continuous production of battery grade lithium carbonate (99.9 percent Li2CO3) at its Quebec Lithium operation located at La Corne, Quebec, Canada. RB Energy Inc. stated […]

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