Ford unveils its 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

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now includes a battery-electric pickup truck. Wednesday evening, Ford unveiled its long-awaited battery-electric pickup truck, dubbed the F-150 Lightning. The company designed a brand-new frame to accommodate a large, flat battery pack stretching almost from side to side, axle to axle.

Nissan releases photos and details of 2022 Ariya electric SUV

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The former will have a 65 kWh battery pack (63 kWh usable), and the latter will sport a 90 kWh pack (87 kWh usable). The prismatic NMC battery cells will be sourced from CATL. The Ariya’s battery pack has an active thermal management system with liquid cooling.

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Lordstown announces battery supplier for Endurance pickup, plans to produce electric van in 2022

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The Ohio-based EV builder confirmed that it has signed a multi-year battery supply agreement with LG Chem for the Endurance. Lordstown announced plans to unveil an electric van in June, and hopes to start production in the second half of 2022.

Enel Reveals Plan to Add 1GW of Batteries to US Renewables Fleet by 2022

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energy storage ambitions on Tuesday, saying it will add 1 gigawatts of storage capacity to its renewables fleet by 2022. gigawatts of renewable power capacity globally by 2022 through its Enel Green Power arm, along with 300 megawatts of energy storage from its Enel X unit.

7-Eleven to install 500 fast charging stations by the end of 2022

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Contrary to popular belief, EV drivers don’t have to subsist on kale and granola—now you can have a Slurpee and a microwaved burrito while topping up your battery pack. Eleven plans to deploy at least 500 DC fast charging stations at 250 selected stores in the US and Canada by the end of 2022.

Hyundai to expand electrified line-up to 10 models by 2022

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The first blitz was the 12 SUVs, and the second is a plan to expand its existing electrified line-up to 10 models by 2022.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV: Chevy’s lowest-priced electric car gets a big brother

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If it were a person, you might almost feel sorry for the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, which was launched in February. GM sells more vehicles in China than it does in North America, so it was clear that its Chinese lineup would need a greater variety of battery-electric vehicles.

2022 GMC Hummer EV: the biggest, baddest, butchest EV to hit the market?

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After a succession of carefully staged events for media and the public, we now know that the 2022 GMC Hummer EV will include at least two models: a sport utility truck (or SUT), with four doors and a short pickup bed, and a more conventional SUV.

2022 Bolt EUV model that Chevy calls an SUV joins an updated Bolt EV priced from $31,995

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For 2022, the Chevrolet Bolt lineup will expand from one to two models, with a new, so-called SUV version added alongside the original hatchback. The 2022 Bolt EV starts at $31,995, down a whopping $4,500 from the 2021 edition.

Enevate announces battery production agreement with EnerTech

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Battery maker Enevate has announced a new production license agreement with battery cell producer EnerTech International to commercialize Enevate’s silicon-dominant, XFC-Energy battery technology in the transportation, mobility and reserve power markets.

100 MW of solar and 10 MW of battery storage coming to San José CCA in 2022

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This week, San José’s Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) which is called San José Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 100 MW of new solar energy capacity and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, California. The project is anticipated to be operational in 2022.

Millor will manufacture cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in Europe

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The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications), a European consortium that aims to develop a new cobalt-free lithium-ion battery technology, has chosen Millor Battery to make the prototypes and first batteries. Source: Millor Battery.

Stadler demonstrates battery-electric train with 185 km range

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In 2018, Swiss rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler began a research project to develop a battery-powered train designed to operate on non-electrified or semi-electrified lines. The project team placed particular emphasis on testing the batteries in extreme weather conditions. “In

Optimizing battery management in high voltage energy storage systems

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The rechargeable battery industry has experienced significant growth and is expected to continue to grow into the future. Analyst firm Markets and Markets confirms the huge expected growth, estimating that the battery management system market will grow from 1.98 Sponsored by TTI.

BMW and Ford invest in solid-state battery startup Solid Power

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Solid Power, a producer of solid-state EV batteries, has announced a $130-million Series B investment round led by the BMW Group, Ford and Volta Energy Technologies. Solid Power plans to begin producing automotive-scale batteries on the company’s pilot production line in early 2022.”.

Plus Power Breaks Open New England Market for Massive Batteries

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Battery plants have established themselves in the sunny Southwest, but this week was the first time they won big in New England. That means that these two battery plants offered a compelling enough price to edge out some fossil fuel plants for delivering power on demand.

VW breaks ground on Battery Engineering Lab in Tennessee

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Volkswagen has begun construction of a Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center. The $22-million facility will test and validate EV cells and battery packs for the North American region. This testing will include batteries for the new ID.4

Li-Cycle and Ultium Cells partner to recycle battery manufacturing scrap

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Li-Cycle, the developer of a novel battery recycling system , has announced an agreement with Ultium Cells, a joint venture of GM and LG Energy Solution, to recycle up to 100% of the scrap generated by battery cell manufacturing at Ultium’s Lordstown, Ohio mega-factory.

High-voltage EV battery packs: benefits and challenges. More voltage, more better?

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In 2020, Porsche delivered just over 20,000 units of its luxury Taycan EV—the first vehicle from a major automaker to sport an 800 V (nominal) battery, which is more than double the voltage of its competitors (and firmly into light-rail and switchyard locomotive territory, actually).

GM and LG may build a second battery factory in Tennessee

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If GM is going to electrify most of its lineup by 2035 , it’s going to need a lot more batteries. That’s why we’re pleased to hear GM’s announcement that it’s evaluating a site in Spring Hill, Tennessee, to build a new multibillion-dollar battery factory with partner LG Energy Solutions.

PG&E’s Latest Energy Storage Procurement Includes Fleet of Behind-the-Meter Batteries

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Pacific Gas & Electric is asking state regulators to approve another massive round of energy storage procurements, including its first large-scale contract for behind-the-meter batteries to serve grid needs.

Battery Recycling, made by Northvolt

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Creating a circular European battery industry Summary - Northvolt has partnered with Hydro to establish a first-of-its-kind battery recycling facility. They are currently constructing their own gigafactory in Sweden, for which sustainable battery production is a key foundation.

From Pilot to Permanent: Green Mountain Power’s Home Battery Network Is Here to Stay

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Vermont utility Green Mountain Power not only verified the efficacy of residential batteries for meeting grid needs, it saved its customers millions of dollars with them. Households that host the batteries also benefit from backup power when the grid goes down.

Magna’s new Michigan plant to supply battery pack parts for Hummer EV

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Clair, Michigan, that will build battery enclosures for the upcoming 2022 GMC Hummer EV. Magna develops battery enclosure assemblies in steel, aluminum and multi-material configurations, including lightweight composites, to meet the individual needs of its customers.

Electric tanker ship to be powered by a 3.5 MWh battery pack

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Now Asahi Tanker has ordered two of the new electric tankers, and plans to put them into operation as soon as March 2022 and March 2023. MWh battery pack. Corvus Energy will supply the battery pack for the 62-meter ship.

Tesla Battery Day: Expect Battery Costs to Drop by Half Within 3 Years

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After much Muskian fanfare, Tesla's Battery Day revealed a smattering of improvements to cut battery prices in half. Powering electric cars and running a grid on renewable electricity requires a drastic expansion of battery production.

GM shows 12 future EVs, new Ultium battery system

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The main focus of the event, however, was the details of its future battery systems and vehicle platforms. The company provided substantial detail on its upcoming “Ultium” modular battery architecture, to be manufactured in a joint venture with Korean cell maker LG Chem.

4 Questions Going Into Tesla’s Battery Day

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Leave it to Elon Musk to turn battery chemistry into a viral phenomenon. Musk teased a forthcoming “Battery Day” during Tesla’s second quarter earnings call. But because Musk has built up expectations for battery day, it's become an event even before it happened.

Corvus Energy to supply battery for zero-emission tanker

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The battery-powered vessel was designed by e5 Lab, a consortium of Japanese shipping and maritime services companies, including Asahi Tanker, set up to build infrastructure services focused on electrically-powered vessels.

Vistra’s Oakland Battery Will Have Two Customers, Suggesting New Path for Storage Market

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Utility PG&E finalized its contract with a battery project slated to displace a jet fuel-burning power plant in downtown Oakland, California. Battery owners often contract services to an off-taker while playing in merchant markets themselves.

Can a Novel Zinc Battery Deliver Clean Multiday Backup Power?

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million grant from the California Energy Commission to demonstrate its long-duration zinc battery for the commercial and industrial market. Lithium-ion batteries are good at daily cycling for bill management, but they can’t run long enough to guarantee multiday backup, he noted.

BASF to build battery materials plant in Germany, supplying up to 400,000 EVs per year

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Chemical company BASF announced a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, as part of its multi-step investment in Europe’s EV value chain. The new plant will produce cathode active materials with an initial capacity enabling the supply of around 400,000 pure EVs per year with BASF battery materials. Startup of the two plants is planned for 2022. Newswire The Tech BASF Batteries Electric Vehicles in Germany

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Enovix secures $45 million to commercialize 3D Silicon Lithium-ion Battery

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Enovix Corporation has secured an additional $45 million to produce and commercialize its 3D Silicon Lithium-ion Battery. Present investors have added $10 million, and customers have contracted $10 million to develop batteries for specific products and to reserve production capacity.” ” The facility is expected to produce batteries for delivery in late 2020 and to reach a run rate of 8 million units per year as it ramps in 2021 and 2022.

Battery swapping is back: NIO Power has completed more than 500,000 swaps

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Remember battery swapping? However, over in China, NIO has been diligently improving its battery swapping technology. The company introduced its Power Swap system in December 2017, and opened its first battery swap station in Shenzhen in May 2018.

World’s largest battery storage facility will power The Red Sea Project with clean energy 24/7

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A development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia is to become the world’s largest battery storage facility and is part of an initiative to power the entire 28,000km2 coast with renewable energy, 24/7.

Hawaii Will Power Its Clean Grid with 6,000 Home Batteries Installed by Swell Energy

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Hawaii's largest utility enlisted a new tool in its quest for a carbon-free electricity system: thousands of batteries installed in people's homes. Sunrun, the nation's largest solar installer, has delivered more than 13,000 home battery systems nationally.

?TeraWatt’s solid-state battery prototype achieves energy density of 1,122 Wh/L

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Ah solid-state battery design achieved a record-breaking energy density of 1,122 Wh/L (432 Wh/kg) in validation tests conducted by third parties, including the Japanese testing service TOYO System. will be available for select early adopters in 2021 and for full release in 2022. Newswire The Tech BatteriesSilicon Valley startup TeraWatt Technology has announced that its prototype 4.5

EV Battery Prices Plunge 89% in Ten Years

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Summary - According to Oilprice, the price of a lithium-ion battery pack used to power an electric vehicle has plunged 89% in the last decade, from $1,100 per kWh to $137 per kWh. DNV expects the cost of batteries to be reduced even further with 56% by 2025.

Con Edison Contracts Its Biggest Battery to Date in New York City

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New York utility Con Edison has signed its biggest energy storage contract to date, a 100-megawatt/400-megawatt-hour lithium-ion battery project that will help balance a grid facing rising levels of offshore wind and other renewable power in the years to come.

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Southern California Edison Inks Another Massive Round of Utility-Scale Battery Contracts

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Six months after inking California’s largest single energy storage procurement, utility Southern California Edison has added another three massive utility-scale battery projects to its portfolio—plus a behind-the-meter battery project with Sunrun.

Northvolt’s battery recycling program aims to source 50% recycled material by 2030

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Swedish battery maker Northvolt is launching a new program, Revolt, that is devoted to recycling lithium-ion batteries. The first block will be operational in 2022 with capacity to recycle approximately 25,000 tons of battery cells per year. Over the last two years, Northvolt has been developing methods for key processes required for recycling lithium-ion batteries. Newswire The Tech Batteries Northvolt

SK Innovation speeds hiring at its first US EV battery plant in Georgia

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SK Innovation has announced plans to hire more than 1,000 skilled American workers by the end of 2021 as it prepares for initial production at the first of two EV battery plants being built in Commerce, about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. SK Innovation is building two EV battery plants at the Georgia site as part of a $2.6-billion investment in its US battery business.

Ford raises its EV game: 40% pure EVs by 2030, new platforms, new battery initiatives and more

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Ford has boosted its planned EV investment by more than a third—it now expects to spend more than $30 billion on electrification, including battery development, by 2030, and aims to increase pure EV sales to 40 percent of its global volume by 2030.