Tag: Batteries

Jan 27, 2020 - 01:41 pm

Dutch research project to improve battery life cycle

In the Netherlands, the car-sharing platform Amber and research organisation TNO are studying the optimal use of electric cars. By collecting battery data from the Amber fleet, the partners want to find out whether fleet managers can organise car-sharing in such a way that battery life is extended in the long term.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Tesla under consideration for Gigafactory 4 subsidies

According to a local media report, Tesla has applied to the German government for subsidies for battery cell production and research in Germany. In return, Tesla could become part of one of the consortia that the Ministry of Economics wants to support.

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Jan 26, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Audi makes changes in Brussels factory for e-tron

Audi is making some major personnel changes at their Brussels plant, where the e-tron quattro electric SUV is manufactured. The jobs of at least 145 temporary workers are to be put on hold. In the worst case, this lot could threaten up to 250 employees.

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Jan 24, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Mercedes may be toning down EQC targets

According to a report, Daimler is said to have significantly reduced the sales targets of the Mercedes EQC for 2020 – mainly because of battery scarcity. The company denied this and maintains they are sticking to the original plans.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 03:18 pm

Breakthrough in sorting used batteries for second life

The University of Warwick has developed a procedure for Nissan that allows a quick assessment of the suitability of used electric car batteries for use in stationary energy storage. The classification works at the battery pack and battery module level.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 05:09 pm

Volkswagen to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan

Volkswagen wants to buy 20 per cent of the Chinese electric car battery manufacturer Guoxuan High-Tech. There had already been rumours to this effect in August. According to the Reuters news agency, most of the details of the deal have already been finalised.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 03:09 pm

Ford gears up for hybrid vehicle production in Spain

Ford is investing 42 million euros in its production plant in Valencia, Spain. Over half of the money will finance the two battery assembly lines for power packs designated for the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid, S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid models in future.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 01:57 pm

BMW to convert Munich plant for i4 production this summer

BMW will be closing its main plant in Munich for six weeks this summer to convert it to producing the all-electric BMW i4. The EV is scheduled to go into series production next year, still with battery cells bought in. However, this could change in future.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 11:00 am

First images of BYD’s Han available

BYD has released the first pictures of its new sedan Han, which will be offered as both BEV and PHEV and will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. The market launch is scheduled for June.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 03:41 pm

Enevate announces the next generation of batteries

The Californian battery startup Enevate has announced a new generation of its lithium-ion cells, which will also be produced in large quantities is to be installed in series-produced cars in a few years time. The specified charging speeds sound impressive. 

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Jan 14, 2020 - 02:04 pm

Ecovolta presents electric mini excavator

On behalf of Avesco AG, the Swiss battery system manufacturer Ecovolta has equipped a vehicle based on the Caterpillar Cat 301.7 with an electric drive and will supply its battery systems for series production. The mini excavator will be available for order from spring 2020.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 01:06 pm

Tesla distances from German battery production

Tesla does not plan to manufacture lithium-ion cells near Berlin in the first construction phase. This could be due to the tight schedule. Meanwhile, the Tesla Model Y has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the USA.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Volvo looking to build electric XC-90 in the USA

According to a media report, Volvo will produce the fully-electric version of its XC90 SUV model at its Ridgeville plant in South Carolina and will also build a plant to produce the battery packs for the model on the site starting this autumn.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Webasto builds new battery centre in China

The German supplier Webasto has opened a new battery centre in Jiaxing. The Chinese plant also produces roof systems. Jiaxing is the eleventh Webasto site in China – and not the first on the subject of electromobility.

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Jan 10, 2020 - 04:35 pm

SK Innovation to expand in Hungary and the USA

South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation apparently wants to further increase its production capacities in the USA and Hungary to meet rocketing demand for EV batteries. There is also talk of a joint venture with Volkswagen.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 02:10 pm

Monash U researchers advance Li-S battery tech

Researchers at Monash University in Australia say they are close to commercialising the world’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery. It could give electric cars a range of more than 1,000 kilometres and smartphones a runtime of five days.

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Jan 6, 2020 - 12:59 pm

ProLogium presents solid state battery at CES

The Taiwanese battery cell manufacturer ProLogium has presented a solid state battery package for electric cars, buses and two-wheelers at CES. ProLogium has already signed several strategic cooperation agreements with several car manufacturers to test its MAB solid state battery package.

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Jan 5, 2020 - 04:16 pm

BMW extends European i3 battery guarantee to 160,000 km

BMW has extended the warranty for the battery of the i3. With immediate effect, the Munich-based carmaker is increasing the maximum mileage in Europe associated with the eight-year warranty period from the previous 100,000 to now 160,000 kilometres.

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Jan 2, 2020 - 04:02 pm

Tesla patents new battery cell chemistry

Tesla has submitted a new patent for improved battery cell chemistry under the title “Dioxazolones and nitrile sulfites as electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries”. This is intended to increase the performance and service life of the batteries as well as reducing costs.

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Jan 2, 2020 - 02:28 pm

CATL begins building battery factory in China

CATL has begun construction of its planned battery cell plant in the city of Yibin in the southwest Chinese province of Sichuan. It is expected to produce 15 GWh in the first phase, which is scheduled for completion within 26 months, and 30 GWh per year in the second phase, which will start two years […]

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Jan 2, 2020 - 02:21 pm

Suzuki, Toshiba & Denso to build battery factory in India

In India, Japanese companies Suzuki, Toshiba and Denso are building a battery cell factory for electric vehicles in Gujarat. The Automotive Electronics Power Pvt. Ltd (AEPPL) joint venture was established for this purpose and is owned 50 per cent by Suzuki, 40 per cent by Toshiba and ten per cent by Denso. The JV is […]

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Dec 22, 2019 - 12:11 pm

MAN installs stationary battery in Hamburg

At the depot of the Hamburg-Holstein transport authority (VHH) in Hamburg Bergedorf, a stationary 500 kWh storage facility – fitted with discarded batteries – has been connected to the depot’s charging network. The aim is to optimise the power supply at the depot.

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Dec 17, 2019 - 04:17 pm

Audi and Umicore use recycled cobalt and nickel

Audi and Umicore have completed the test phase of their research cooperation. According to this, more than 90 per cent of the cobalt and nickel from e-tron batteries can be recycled. Starting in January, the recycled materials will be used in new battery cells.

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Dec 14, 2019 - 05:13 pm

Charging park GOFAST fights fake news

Gotthard FASTcharge (GOFAST) recently opened one of Switzerland’s largest fast-charging parks at a service station, using eight Nissan Leaf batteries as a buffer. “Fake news” of a diesel generator being used circulated so stubbornly on social media, however, that GOFAST now took counteraction.

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Dec 13, 2019 - 03:26 pm

Revolt: Northvolt enters battery recycling

The Swedish company Northvolt, managed by former Tesla manager Peter Carlsson, will dedicate itself not only to the planned mass production of battery cells but also to recycling them with the Revolt programme now presented.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Volvo Buses launches another 2nd life programme

Volvo Buses aims to give its e-bus batteries a second life. In cooperation with Stena Property and Stena Recycling, the company will use its electric bus batteries as stationary energy storage in the Fyrklövern complex in Gothenburg.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/27/dutch-research-project-to-improve-battery-life-cycle/
27.01.2020 13:00