LG Chem & Smart, e²-Lenk, Voltabox & Triathlon, Dalhousie University.
LG Chem supplies Smart batteries: It is official – the next generation of the Smart will be electrified in 2016 and be powered by batteries from LG Chem. In addition to Daimler, automakers Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Audi, Chevrolet, Kia, and GM use LG Chem batteries for EV applications.
Steering EVs: In their joint research project “e²-Lenk,” the Karlsruher Institute for Technology and Schaeffler want to develop a new assisted steering concept for electric vehicles. It would require less system components, leading to savings in terms of weight and energy in EVs.
Voltabox partners with Triathlon: Paragon subsidiary Voltabox Deutschland has formed a strategic partnership with Triathlon Batterien for the European market to supply Li-ion batteries for use in intralogistic solutions like electric forklifts. The revenues over the next five years are expected to reach a double-digit million euro range.
Electrolyte additives: Researchers of the Canadian Dalhousie University report that the performance of lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt pouch cells can be greatly improved by adding blends of electrolyte additives, which also increase a cell’s lifetime.
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