Jun 1, 2015 - 08:26 am

MIRA, PSC Motors, TE Connectivity, University of Maryland.

British-Brazilian battery development: UK-based MIRA entered a collaborative agreement with Fundação Parque Tecnológico Itaipu (FPTI). The plan is to develop a new research centre for energy storage in Brazil. The first joint project will see the partners research and develop a new and flexible architecture lithium battery to be used in transportation as well as stationary power applications.
greencarcongress.com, automotive-business-review.com

Hybrid Hypercar: PSC Motors from Las Vegas says it is working on a plug-in hybrid with a system output of 1,700 hp. The SP-200 SIN uses light-weight materials and is said to go from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 280 mph. Its electric range is given at 30 miles. Production is set for 2016.
electriccarsreport.com, hybridcars.com

3-D printed electric motorcycle: TE Connectivity has printed a fully functional electric motorcycle at the Rapid 2015 show in Long Beach, California. As the model serves as a demonstrator, the 750W electric motor only propels the bike at a speed of 15 mph with a battery that just lasts for a few minutes. Motor, tires and other components were added, not printed.

New material for solid-state battery: Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a solid-state Li-ion battery made from one material, which incorporates the properties of both electrodes and electrolyte. The new material consists of a mix of sulfur, germanium, phosphorus and lithium.

Apr 30, 2015 - 08:31 am

University College London, MIRA & Samsung Techwin, BASF, JCAP.

Realtime overheating: What really happens inside an overheated lithium battery before it explodes has been filmed by researchers at the University College of London. Using a combination of high-frequency X-ray imaging and thermal imaging, the team was able to record what was going on both inside and outside the Li-Ion battery when heated up to a few hundred degrees.
fusion.net, youtube.com (video)

Battery pact: British MIRA and Korean Samsung Techwin have forged an alliance to jointly work on cost-efficient battery and drive systems for electrified commercial, defence and niche vehicles. The partners promise to deliver state of the art cells and customised solutions for OEMs.
theengineer.co.uk, automotivepurchasing.com

BASF puts NiMH back on track: BASF says it has granted ARTS Energy a license to use its nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) patents in the manufacture and sale of batteries. In the meantime, BASF will continue R&D in NiMH technology through the Ovonic battery materials business it acquired in 2012.

75 million dollars will go to the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). Granted by the DoE, the money is to be used to continue research on producing liquid transportation fuels like hydrogen from a combination of sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide through artificial photosynthesis.

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