Tag: Battery research

Nov 12, 2020 - 04:55 pm

TU Graz and AVL open lab for solid-state batteries

In Austria, the Graz University of Technology has opened a new facility for the development of solid-state batteries with their industrial partner AVL. Called the Christian Doppler Laboratory, the facility deals in depth with the reduction of interfacial resistances within the solid-state battery.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 08:20 pm

Volkswagen begins building battery lab in Chattanooga

Volkswagen of America began construction of its Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center last night. The 22 million dollar facility will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the North American region.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 05:14 pm

German-Dutch research for 1,000-km battery

A new type of battery technology called ‘Spatial Atom Layer Deposition’ (SALD) is to enable higher capacities and charging performance for electric cars for “well over 1,000 kilometres range.” A company has now been founded for the series production of such cells.

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Nov 8, 2020 - 05:21 pm

Max Planck Institute scores millions in EU grant

6.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) go to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany. With this funding, the researchers aim to increase the density of batteries four to six times.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 01:43 pm

TÜV & ConAC to open test lab for EV batteries

The German certification service provider TÜV Rheinland and the Aachen-based start-up ConAC have announced a test laboratory for electric car drive batteries. The laboratory, which is to become one of the “largest and most modern independent battery test centres in Europe”, is scheduled to start operations in September 2021 in the German-Dutch industrial park Avantis.

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Oct 19, 2020 - 02:23 pm

Tesla researchers present battery with 2 million mile lifecycle

Tesla battery researchers around Jeff Dahn have presented updated test results for their battery cells. Instead of one million miles, the batteries are now expected to last 10,000 cycles and provide traction power for more than two million miles – that’s about 3.2 million kilometers.

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Oct 13, 2020 - 04:47 pm

TU Graz researching hybrid supercapacitor

Researchers at the TU Graz have investigated energy storage in a hybrid supercapacitor, a combination of battery and supercapacitor that combines the advantages of both technologies. They now published details in a scientific journal.

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Oct 9, 2020 - 04:14 pm

InoBat presents AI-driven battery cell

InoBat Auto from Slovakia presents what it claims is the world’s first “intelligent” battery cell for electric vehicles. And not only that, the company says their approach to battery production makes it possible to produce better cells faster and more efficiently while offering more range.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 03:34 pm

Seat begins building battery lab in Spain

Seat has begun building a battery laboratory at its plant in Martorell, Spain. With an investment of more than seven million euros, the new centre will develop and test various battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 03:23 pm

BattLife battery research project launches in Germany

In Germany, Fraunhofer IKTS has just launched the research project called BattLife at the newly founded Battery Innovation and Technology Center BITC at Erfurter Kreuz. As part of the project, a digitised test centre for batteries and battery components will be established at BITC.

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Sep 7, 2020 - 02:50 pm

KIT & Skeleton developing graphene batteries

The ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies has announced a cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The partners are working together on the development of a graphene battery with a charging time of only 15 seconds.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:26 pm

Toyota’s flouride ion battery with 1,000 km range

Toyota is working with scientists from the University of Kyoto on a new fluoride ion battery, which should offer about seven times as much energy per unit weight as conventional lithium-ion batteries and could enable electric vehicles to drive 1,000 kilometres on one charge.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:20 pm

CATL aims to make the battery pack redundant by 2030

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL is working on a new approach for more powerful electric cars. After the so-called “cell-to-pack” technology, in which the cells are integrated directly into the battery pack without the intermediate step of modules, the focus is now on “cell-to-chassis”.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Battery research: high energy cells also suit aircraft

Tesla’s battery research partner Jeff Dahn from Dalhousie University provides an update on the new approach to cells with significantly higher energy density, which was presented last year. These should be suitable not only for cars, but also for electric aircraft and drones.

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Aug 13, 2020 - 11:05 am

VW is building a high voltage lab in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has begun to expand its Chattanooga plant in the USA in preparation for the production of the VW ID.4 before series production begins in 2022. The expansion not only applies not only to the assembly of electric cars but also to the development of new electric models.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 06:35 pm

BMW is awarded millions in battery research funding

BMW has received a grant of 60 million euros from the German federal government and the state of Bavaria for battery research. BMW apparently plans to use the money to establish its own pilot battery cell production in Parsdorf near Munich.

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Jul 10, 2020 - 02:29 pm

Honda and CATL forge battery cooperation

Honda has taken a one-percent stake in CATL as the company seeks a stable supply of battery cells and also closer cooperation in the areas of development and research as well as recycling and second-life approaches.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 07:25 pm

High performance battery developed in Switzerland

Battrion has jointly developed a battery cell prototype with the construction technology group Hilti. The developed battery is expected to offer a significant increase in performance compared to commercially available lithium-ion battery cells.

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Jun 25, 2020 - 03:20 pm

CATL invests millions in new battery research centre

CATL has begun construction of an innovation laboratory at its headquarters in Ningde in the eastern Chinese province of Fujian. The laboratory, named 21C Lab, will focus on the development of next-generation batteries and new energy conversion systems.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 06:08 pm

Korean e-mobility alliance launches startup competition

Hyundai, Kia and LG Chem have launched a start-up competition to identify promising newcomers in the field of e-mobility. The ‘EV & Battery Challenge’ calls domestic and foreign start-ups developing technologies and business models for EVs and batteries.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 03:47 pm

Volkswagen invests $200 million in QuantumScape

Volkswagen has announced an increase in its stake in QuantumScape. The car company is investing up to another 200 million dollars in the US battery specialist. The aim is to advance the joint development of solid state batteries and to prepare for their large-scale production.

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May 28, 2020 - 06:04 pm

ASTRABAT EU project to further solid-state batteries

A new EU project called ASTRABAT has been created to push forward with the development of solid-state battery cells. The aim of the project is to create such cells for electric vehicles and other applications in Europe. The project consortium comprises 14 partners from eight European countries.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/14/ilika-uk-battery-industrialisation-centre-sign-framework-agreement/
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