5 Bonus Battery Stories — Cobalt-Free Batteries, Battery Reuse …

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Following up on 7 bonus solar + storage articles — very cool stories that we just didn't get to covering in standalone pieces — here are 5 bonus electric vehicle battery stories.

The 2nd Life Of Used EV Batteries

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When an electric vehicle (EV) comes off the road, what happens to the vehicle battery? The fate of the lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles is an important question for manufacturers, policy makers, and EV owners alike.

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How Batteries Work, How They Fade, & Why So Much Buzz Around Tesla Battery Day (Video)

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According to Elon Musk, Tesla's much-anticipated "Battery Day" will be combined with the company's Shareholder Meeting on September 15th.

10 Bonus EV Battery Stories

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There is much EV battery news out there. Some of it is hard to decipher, some is misleading, and some is just downright cool. Here are 10 recent stories that couldn’t quite catch their own headline here on CleanTechnica but seemed worth highlighting.

LG Chem Secures Bigger Tesla Battery Contract

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Global battery giant LG Chem has reportedly secured a bigger order of batteries from Tesla due to higher demand and an inability for Tesla to produce enough batteries for its cars on its own.

Former Tesla Battery Supply Chain Manager: What You Should Know About Batteries (Video)

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He previously managed the global lithium-ion battery supply chain at Tesla (2016–2019). Kumar was responsible for sourcing over 100 materials used to make batteries at Tesla.

International Energy Agency: Electric Vehicle Battery Tech Rapidly Improving

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The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook is an annual publication that reports on the current state of electric mobility around the world. It always contains important insights about the EV market, and this year’s report is no exception.

Tesla Master Plan, Part Trois (Sort Of): Battery Day?

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Tesla hasn't officially released a Master Plan, Part Trois, but we could pretend this is essentially what Tesla Battery Day is. Sean Mitchell from All Things EV believes that this will reveal a strategy for more affordable energy.

Tesla Battery Pack Survives Tesla Model S Fire

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One of the major "concerns" critics have with Tesla is the battery pack. They believe that batteries catch fire more quickly or frequently than gasoline — not true.

China’s Svolt Announces Cobalt-Free Battery Production Launch

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SVOLT, a Chinese battery company founded in 2018, announced back in 2019 that it would build a 24 GWh lithium-ion battery that would be cobalt-free, and it seems to have made good on its promise.

Rumors Suggest Ground Breaking Battery News From Tesla Coming Soon

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Battery breakthroughs from Jeff Dahn and CATL could see cell prices fall below $60 per kWh in the near future.

Mercedes-Benz Increasing Battery Production In Kamenz, Germany

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Mercedes-Benz is increasing its battery production in its factory in Kamenz, Germany, as it preps for the rollout of more fully electric vehicles.

Mark Your Calendars: Tesla Shareholder Meeting & Battery Day Scheduled For September 22

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Tesla has set September 22 as the date for its annual shareholders meeting and the long awaited Battery Day.

LG Chem Has Begun Mass Production Of NCM712 Batteries In Poland

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Practically in my backyard in Wroclaw, Poland, LG Chem began mass production of NCM712 batteries in the 1st quarter of.

Why Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries May Be The Key To The EV Revolution

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Lithium iron phosphate batteries may be the new normal for electric cars, which could lower EV prices and ease consumer fears about the cost of replacing a battery.

Quick Guide To EV Battery Reuse & Recycling

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The growth in deployments of lithium batteries will inevitably create a large flow of retired or used batteries. By 2030, analysts predict that retirements could exceed half a million vehicles annually or over 2 million metric tonnes of batteries per year.

Recent LG Chem, CATL, & SK Innovation Battery News

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Three of the top companies in EV battery world had some notable news at the end of April that never saw the light of day here on CleanTechnica. Let's jump into them.

There’s A Global Battery Revolution Underway, & Tesla’s Leading It

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If you were looking to nominate a particular technology as the most influential of the early 21st century, batteries would be a logical choice.

NIO Completes More Than 500,000 Battery Swaps

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NIO Power now has 131 battery swapping stations in 58 cities in China and has completed more than 500,000 swaps. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage EV Charging Battery Swapping Nio Power

Tesla Battery Cell Production Tour Included At Coming Tesla Shareholder Meeting

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Elon Musk has announced that the Tesla annual meeting and Battery Day will take place together on September 15.

CATL Says It Has A Million-Mile Battery. Is There A Connection To Tesla?

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CATL says it has a battery ready for sale that has a 16-year life and can power an electric car for 2 million kilometers.

Audi & Umicore Collaborate On EV Battery Recycling

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Electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling has been a topic of discussion for years, but it took some time to get enough electric cars on the road (and then off the road) for commercially viable EV battery recycling outfits to grow.

USA’s Battery500 Initiative Has Achieved Li-Metal Battery Energy Density Of 350 Wh/kg

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The goal is in the name: reaching 500 Wh/kg battery energy density with lithium-metal battery cells, a target which was reportedly triple the battery energy density at the time.

Here’s Everything We Know About The Tesla Battery Patent Filed Last Week

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Tesla has received a patent for a new tabless battery cell that Elon Musk says is way more important that it may seem.

Tesla Cybertruck: Battery Price Dive

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Tesla’s Advantage With Its Battery Technology — Low Cost

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It appears Tesla has an advantage over its rivals, such as GM and Porsche, when it comes to the new battery technology that it is developing. Tesla has long been a leader on EV batteries, for years seeming to have a significantly lower cost (cost per kWh of capacity) for batteries than others.

MIT Study Says Using Retired EV Batteries For Grid-Scale Energy Storage Could Be Profitable

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An MIT study finds that second-use batteries from EVs could provide much needed grid-scale battery storage for less money than using new lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Cost vs. Pumped Hydro Or Flow Battery Cost Are Dependent On Time

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Honda Is Giving Batteries From Old EVs A Second Life

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Honda is expanding its partnership with European recycling specialists SNAM, which will collect used batteries from Honda dealers in 22 countries and prepare them for a second life as electrical storage systems for homes or businesses.

Neoen Says Hornsdale Tesla Battery Has Exceeded Expectations

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After two years in operation, the Hornsdale battery in South Australia is exceeding all expectations for stabilizing the grid and lowering costs. Batteries Energy Storage grid-scale battery Hornsdale battery Neoen storage battery fires

What Will Tesla Tell Us On Battery Day?

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Tesla will be holding a Battery Investor Day sometime soon. Batteries Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles Energy Storage battery cells Elon Musk EV batteries Maxwell Technologies Tesla Tesla batteries Tesla Battery Day Tesla Maxwell Tesla Model 3

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries To Help Electrify Brazil’s Bus Fleets

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Lithium-sulfur batteries are getting more competitive with cobalt driven lithium-ion batteries. The use of lithium-sulfur chemistries can actually bring down costs.

GM EV Batteries Will Last For 1 Million Miles & Have 600 Mile Range

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General Motors says it is making good progress toward new batteries with higher energy density and lower costs. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage battery cost General Motors lithium metal battery NCMA chemistry pouch cells Ultium battery

LG Chem & Panasonic In Tight Race To Be #1 EV Battery Supplier, CATL Solidly #3

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It's all about those batteries, 'bout those batteries, 'bout those batteries. However, it seems no single element is more important than the batteries.

19× More Invested In EVs & EV Batteries In Europe Last Year Than In 2018

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According to a Transport & Environment report, Europe poured €60 billion into EV production and EV battery production in 2019, a whopping 19 times more money than it put into them in.

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Behold The Potassium & Proton Batteries Of The Future!

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Battery news! Get your battery news here! Potassium and proton batteries are on the way. Batteries Energy Storage potassium battery proton battery Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Uppsala University

Where In Fremont Will Tesla Battery Day Be Held? We Have Some Clues (Maybe)

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Elon Musk says the promised tour of a battery making facility will take place in Fremont on Battery Day. But where in Fremont, exactly?

Oceans May Be Best Place To Get EV Battery Metals

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Testing A Tesla Model 3’s Battery Degradation After 14 Months & 60,000 Kilometers

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CATL-Built Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack Will Use Prismatic Cells

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Tesla will seemingly use prismatic lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries from CATL in its Made in China Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus.

Neoen Commits To Building 600 MWh Battery In Victoria

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Neoen, the developer of the Hornsdale battery in South Australia, proposes to build another grid scale battery in Victoria that is 6 times bigger. Batteries Energy Storage Australia grid scale battery storage Neoen Victoria Big Battery

The Volkswagen ID.3’s Battery

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s battery system is set up, including certain key specs and figures. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Press Releases volkswagen Volkswagen batteries Volkswagen Group Volkswagen ID Volkswagen ID.3

Humongous Tesla Battery Plant Approved In California Is 10× Bigger Than World’s Biggest Battery Plant

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Tesla has been approved to reinvent the Moss Landing power plant in California as a battery power plant. In fact, it will be approximately 10× bigger than Tesla's Hornsdale, which was 3× bigger than any other battery storage facility at the time it was built.