Tag: Solid-state

Oct 11, 2019 - 02:46 pm

Dyson discontinues electric car project

Dyson has axed all plans to build electric vehicles. Founder Sir James Dyson announced the surprise move in an email to employees, saying the project is not commercially viable. Dyson will rechannel the £2.5 billion already invested in other technology.

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Aug 26, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Nio & ProLogium working on solid-state batteries

China’s EV start-up Nio is cooperating with battery cell manufacturer ProLogium of Taiwan to develop solid-state batteries. The short-term goal is a prototype. Whether the longer-term goals can be achieved will probably also depend on the economic situation at Nio.

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Aug 6, 2019 - 01:29 pm

Graz researchers improve solid-state Li-Ion conductors

An international research team at the University of Technology in Graz presented a new solid electrolyte for batteries. According to a statement by the university, it shows one of the fastest lithium migration processes ever measured in a lithium-ion conductor. Toyota was also involved in the project.

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Jun 20, 2019 - 06:15 pm

Imec / EnergieVille revolutionise solid-state batteries

Belgian research partners Imec and EnergyVille have developed a solid-state battery cell with an energy density of 400 Wh/Liter that can be charged in two hours. Importantly, the production process should also be very similar to that of battery cells with a liquid electrolyte.

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Apr 11, 2019 - 06:30 pm

Ford cooperating with Solid Power on SS batteries

U.S. battery specialist Solid Power has now entered into a partnership with Ford to develop solid state batteries for next generation electric vehicles. The company had also entered into a similar cooperation with BMW at the end of 2017.

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Feb 23, 2019 - 03:43 pm

Fraunhofer and EMPA cooperate on solid state batteries

At the beginning of the year, the Fraunhofer Institute ISC and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa) launched a joint research project called IE4B to create the basis for production-ready solid-state batteries for electric cars.

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Nov 20, 2018 - 08:44 pm

Solid-state battery production begins in China

China’s first factory for solid-state batteries has gone live in the city of Kunshan in the east of China. The start-up Qing Tao (Kunshan) Energy Development invested around 1 billion yuan (€126M) and says it has clients already.

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Oct 23, 2018 - 03:12 pm

Fisker receives investment from Caterpillar

It is an unlikely pairing, an electric sports carmaker coming together with a heavy machinery manufacturer. Yet, Fisker announced that it received an investment from Caterpillar. The latter want to use Fisker’s future solid-state battery technology once it materialises.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 07:28 pm

Germany funding solid-state battery research

The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched a new cluster to foster basic research into solid-state batteries. Funding is at 16 million euros and the BMBF expects participants to translate their findings into applications.

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Sep 13, 2018 - 06:54 pm

Battery Alliance to enter serial production in 2020

There is news from the Battery Alliance initially announced in February: the partners Saft, Siemens, Solvay and Many have announced that they would enter serial production of an improved lithium-ion battery format utilising high-density liquid electrolytes in the first half of 2020.

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Sep 13, 2018 - 05:14 pm

Volkswagen boosts stake in QuantumScape

Volkswagen has now completed their planned stock increase of QuantumScape. The Germans have invested 100 million dollars in the battery specialist, with whom VW intends to establish mass production of solid-state batteries.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 01:44 pm

FZ Jülich team patents fast-charging solid-state battery

Researchers at the FZ Jülich have found a way to make solid-state batteries charging fast. They claim their concept allows currents up to ten times greater than those previously found. The clue lies in choosing materials with consistently good compatibility.

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Aug 7, 2018 - 04:43 pm

Low-res solid-state batteries from Japan

Researchers from Tohoku University and Tokyo Tech developed solid-state batteries with low resistance at the electrode and solid electrolyte interface. They showed great electrochemical properties that surpass those of traditional Li-ion batteries.

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Jul 29, 2018 - 03:56 pm

Continental looking for solid state research partner

Automobile supplier Continental is looking for partners to possibly enter into solid state battery production starting around 2025. The company has announced considerations of delving into the battery cell business before, but remains interested in only the solid-state area.

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Jul 10, 2018 - 02:46 pm

Mercedes-Benz premiers eCitaro electric bus (video)

Finally, Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps of its all-electric bus, the eCitaro. At the world premiere in Germany, the firm said battery-electric vehicles mark only the start of a large family of zero emission buses. Next generations with fuel cells and solid-state batteries are to allow for ranges hitherto unthinkable in the bus business.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 01:43 pm

VW secures solid-state technology from QuantumScape

Volkswagen has advanced to the largest shareholder of Stanford-spinoff Quantumscape as the German corporation invests 100 million dollars. Forming a new joint venture with the solid-state experts, VW hopes to secure their grip on the new battery technology first.

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Jun 13, 2018 - 10:16 pm

UK awards 22M GBP to next-gen battery solutions

The UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge worth 22 million pounds in funding has selected the winning projects. Among them are ultra-fast charging solid-state batteries from partners such as Honda or an electrified drive train from McLaren Automotive.

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May 14, 2018 - 04:39 pm

Fisker to use solid-state batteries from 2020 (video)

Fisker had been working on their comeback for some time and had got the industry talking when they first announced their EMotion would utilise solid-state batteries before later backing off, saying they’d resort to Li-ion cells by LG Chem. Now the story took another turn, this time on the executive level.

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Apr 23, 2018 - 01:19 pm

SOLID: scalable solid-state battery production

Researchers at Fraunhofer ISC have embarked on a collaborative effort to develop a low-cost method for mass production of solid-state batteries using sol-gel. Funded with 3.2 million euros, first results are due in a year with the project running until 2020.

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Feb 14, 2018 - 12:37 pm

Dyson to bring 3 electric cars as it invests 1bn pounds

Hoover’s British equivalent Dyson has reinforced its plan to enter the EV market. With a Bang it appears as Dyson is planning no less than three all-electric car models with the first to arrive by 2020 or 2021 in a limited number. Model 2 and 3 however aim for sales and solid-state batteries.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/11/dyson-discontinues-electric-car-project/
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