Batteries Are Breaking Through

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A new Rocky Mountain Institute report released the end of October, Breakthrough Batteries Powering the Era of Clean Electrification, continues to confirm that clean electrification of transport technology is advancing at an impressive rate.

Tesla Cybertruck: Battery Price Dive

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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

Neoen Is Hopeful New Tesla Battery Capacity Will Be Online In March

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Neoen, a French renewable energy developer, is hoping to have the additional capacity at Tesla's big battery in South Australia online in March.

The Last Battery Breakthrough Story Of 2019. (We Promise!)

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Researchers at the University of Illinois are working on a polymer battery that inhibits the growth of dendrites. Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries battery recycling Lithium-ion battery polymer battery solid-state battery

Is Tesla A Step Closer To The 1 Million-Mile Battery?

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In 2019, Elon Musk announced that Tesla had a "1 million-mile battery pack" in the making. Tesla, while in a partnership with physicists from Canada's Dalhousie University, filed a patent in December for new lithium-ion battery tech.

Volkswagen Buys A 20% Interest In Chinese Battery Manufacturer

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Volkswagen has invested $560 million for a 20 percent stake in Chinese battery manufacturer Guoxuan. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries battery manufacturing Guoxuan volkswagen VW

Tokyo University of Science Working on Sustainable, Nontoxic, Potassium-Driven Rechargeable Batteries

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The Rocky Mountain Institute recently had a report about batteries powering the era of clean electrification. Batteries have made tremendous progress in recent years, and more diverse battery developments are still in the works.

Behold The Lithium Carbon Dioxide Battery!

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Researchers at the University of Illinois- Chicago say they have developed a lithium carbon dioxide battery that has seven times the specific energy density of a traditional Li - ion battery and lasts for 500 charge/discharge cycles.

BASF To Build A Battery Factory In Germany

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German news outlet Bild reports that BASF will build a battery factory in Brandenburg for 500 million euros ($555 million). The factory will center around producing cathodes, and the news comes four weeks after Tesla's surprise for Germany.

Lithium For Tesla Battery Uses Less Water Than 11 Avocados

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Better Membranes Make Better Flow Batteries

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Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab say they have devised a new membrane for flow batteries that is durable and inexpensive. Batteries Energy Storage AquaPIM flow battery mambrane flow battery grid scale energy storage Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Tesla Powerwall Battery Wins Japan’s Smart Energy Excellence Award

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Tesla's Powerwall battery has won Japan's Smart Energy Excellence Award. Batteries Clean Power Consumer Technology Energy Storage Home Energy Management Lithium-Ion Batteries Japan Tesla Energy Tesla Powerwall

Battery Supply Constraints On The World Market & Electricity Blackouts Spur South African Battery Assembly

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Just like many EV brands blame the slow ramp-up of EV production on battery supply constraints, lithium-ion home batteries have not been produced in large volumes. With a huge world market to address, a limited quantity of the batteries from these global brands get to reach Africa.

3 Battery Researchers Share Nobel Prize In Chemistry

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The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to three researchers who were instrumental in the creation of the lithium ion battery. Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Akira Yoshino John Goodenough Lithium-ion battery Nobel Prize In Chemistry Stanley Whittingham

My Electric Car Has A Battery. Should I Be Worried?

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People thinking about buying an electric car have questions, like how long do the batteries last and what happens if they fail? Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries electric car EV battery life EV battery replacement

Battery Recycling Will Be The New New Thing, & JB Straubel & Kore Power Are Leading The Way

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Battery recycling allows the components inside lithium-ion batteries to be reclaimed for use in new batteries -- an important part of the transition to zero emission energy.

Prediction: Tesla Cybertruck Will Have 1 Million-Mile Battery

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The prediction is that the Cybertruck will have a 1 million-mile battery plus power train warranty and a 20-year corrosion warranty for the body of the truck. Reddit user OompaOrangeFace has shared a prediction regarding the Tesla Cybertruck that may appeal to readers here.

Moving Beyond Lithium-Ion — A Chat With Leading Battery Researcher Kimberly See

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One of the researchers at the cutting edge of battery chemistry is Kimberly See, an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Caltech. I sat down with Kim and had a chat about the exciting things that she and her lab are working on.

What A $108.26 Per kWh Battery Pack Would Mean For Tesla

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I broke down in an earlier article why I have a hunch that the Tesla Cybertruck is going to include a battery pack that is costing Tesla around $108.26/kWh at the pack level (or better!),

The First Battery Breakthrough Story Of 2020 Comes From Nikola Motors. There Will Be Many More.

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Trevor Milton, CEO of Nikola Motors, claims his company had acquired a startup that makes lithium-ion batteries that are smaller, lighter, and cheaper. Batteries Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries battery breakthrough Nikola Motors Trevor Milton

Oak Ridge National Lab Is Deep Into Second-Use Battery Control System Development

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The question of what to do with EV batteries that are no longer able to meet the needs of a vehicle drive system will get larger in coming years. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working on the answer today.

Latest Report Claims Emissions From Lithium-Ion Battery Production Much Lower Than Two Years Ago

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Carbon emissions from lithium-ion battery manufacturing are going down largely due to factories using more zero emission renewable energy, according to. Batteries Clean Power Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Carbon Emissions IVL lithium ion battery emissions Renewable Energy

Nikola Pushes Deeper Into Battery Electric Vehicles With Next Generation Battery Tech

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The Nikola Motor Company dropped a bomb on the electric vehicle industry today with news of a pending acquisition of a team that has developed next generation battery technology.

Indian Oil To Partner With Phinergy To Manufacture EV Batteries

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Indian Oil is partnering with Phinergy to build a battery factory in India that will make lithium-free cells. Batteries Energy Storage India Indian Oil lithium free battery cell Phinergy

Powering The EV Revolution — Battery Packs Now At $156/kWh, 13% Lower Than 2018, Finds BNEF

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released the results of its 2019 Battery Price Survey, finding that industry-weighted average battery pack prices have already fallen to $156 per kWh.

5 Battery & EV Charging Stories You May Have Missed

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Electric vehicle (EV) batteries and charging may not be as exciting as robotaxis and other autonomous vehicles, there's been a variety of fun news about these matters that should help to further raise awareness and get people to switch to EVs.

EcoFlow Delta Battery Is The Antidote To Emergency Generators

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The new DELTA backup battery system from EcoFlow features up to 1800 watts of power, silent operation, and rapid recharging capability. Batteries Consumer Technology Energy Storage backup generator EcoFlow DELTA backup battery

Tesla Model Y Prototype Spotted, NHTSA Looking Into Tesla Battery Fires As Trolls Swarm

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Tesla Grid-Scale Battery In South Australia To Get 50% Larger

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Neoen, the owner/operator of the Hornsdale battery in South Australia will expand its size by 50% by the middle of next year, further stabilizing the grid and saving utility customers money.

GE Renewable Energy Wins Battery Storage Contracts In California & South Australia

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General Electric Renewable Energy has secured two major contracts to supply grid scale battery storage in California and South Australia. Batteries Energy Storage Australia Battery Storage Convergent Energy ge renewable energy general electric Solar River south australia

Fremont Police Department Pushes Back About Tesla Low Battery FUD

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The story behind the "Tesla police car ran out of battery power during high speed pursuit" story. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Media Policy & Politics battery range Fremont PD high speed pursuit Tesla police car

New Data Shows Heat & Fast-Charging Responsible For More Battery Degradation Than Age Or Mileage

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Lots of people are concerned about how quickly the battery in an electric car degrades. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage EV Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries DC high power charging EV battery degradation Geotab

GM & LG Chem’s 30+ GWh Ohio Battery Gigafactory Highlights Rapid EV Industry Progress

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The market has changed much since then, and just one month ago GM and LG Chem announced a joint venture to build a 30+ GWh battery factory in Ohio, and drive down battery costs in the process.

Researchers Announce A Battery That Runs On Lithium & Carbon Dioxide

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Researchers at UIC claim they have created a lithium-carbon dioxide battery with greater energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Batteries Energy Storage lithium carbon dioxide battery University of Illinois at Chicago

Promises, Promises: BMW Aims To Double Energy Density Of Batteries By 2030, But Will It Ever Mass Produce Electric Cars?

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BMW says it is working on battery cells that will have twice the energy density of today's cells -- by 2030. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Battery Cell Competency Center battery recycling BMW Second Life Batteries

US Navy Orders Two Portable Backup Battery Systems From Northern Reliability

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Northern Reliability of Vermont is building transportable battery backup systems to support portable microgrid operations for the US Navy. Batteries Energy Storage Northern Reliability portable microgrid transportable battery storage system US Navy

Tesla To Produce Its Own Batteries, Reports South Korea News Outlet “The Elec”

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In an article posted by EV Specifications, it reports that the publication The Elec says that industry sources from South Korea show that Tesla will produce its own batteries. Daebo Magnetic is a battery equipment manufacturer headquartered in South Korea.

UK Man Invents Aluminum Air Battery In His Garage

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Trevor Jackson of the UK says he has invented an aluminum air battery that could power an electric car for up to 1500 miles. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage aluminium air fuel cell aluminum air battery Austin Electric Trevor Jackson

The Worldwide King Of Battery Capacity Is Tesla

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Tesla dominates the world’s electric vehicle market by any measure. The company’s Model 3 is currently the best-selling vehicle of any kind in Norway and the Netherlands, and it’s by far the best-selling electric vehicle just about everywhere in North America and Europe.