1,000 km battery: As part of the EMBATT project, Thyssenkrupp, IAV GmbH and Fraunhofer IKTS hope to develop EV batteries that are fully integrated into the EV chassis and enable a range of 1,000 km. Funding comes from the German state of Saxony. The partners will start developing concepts for lithium-batteries with energy density of 450 Wh/l, as well as production technologies.
ikts.fraunhofer.de (in German), techsite.io
Energy Management by BMW: Working with Viessmann Group, BMW embarks on a joint venture. Digital Energy Solutions will help small and medium enterprises to optimise energy use. That includes electric mobility, as BMW looks into EV batteries as stationery storage solution.
press.bmwgroup.com (in German)
Secure shut down: Stanford researchers have developed a battery that automatically shuts down before its overheats. They achieved this by using a protective polymer that stops conducting electricity at high temperatures and immediately comes back on once the battery is cool enough.
eandt.theiet.org, valuewalk.com, mirrordaily.com
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