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.

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

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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.

Tesla Cybertruck: Battery Price Dive

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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.

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.

The Volkswagen ID.3’s Battery

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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.

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.

Hawaiian Electric Plans Nearly 1 Terawatt-Hour Of Battery Storage, Mostly From Tesla Megapacks

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Hawaiian Electric says it is planning to add nearly 1 terawatt-hour of battery storage and close its largest coal-fired generating station over the next few years.

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

BYD Unveils New Fire- & Explosion-Resistant Blade Battery

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BYD says its new lithium iron phosphate battery is much safer than conventional batteries and will not smoke or catch fire even in the worst possible conditions. Batteries Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Storage battery fires BYD BYD Blade Battery BYD Han safer EV battery

Hawaiian Electric Plans Nearly 1 Gigawatt-Hour Of Battery Storage, Mostly From Tesla Megapacks

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Hawaiian Electric says it is planning to add nearly 1 gigawatt-hour of battery storage and close its largest coal-fired generating station over the next few years. Batteries Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Hawaii Hawaiian Electric Hawaiian renewable energy plan Tesla Tesla Megapack world's largest battery storage

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Could Be Cheaper & More Energy Dense

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Research at Monash University in Australia led to the development of a very high-performance and energy efficient lithium-sulfur battery. Batteries Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Interviews Australia batteries Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Monash University

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.

Rumor: Tesla Close To Deal With CATL To Use Cobalt-Free Batteries For Chinese-Made Cars

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A Reuters report claims Tesla and CATL are close to striking a deal for battery cells that use no cobalt.

How CATL Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Batteries Could Be Leading To 100 kWh Tesla Model 3

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In our research we have been attempting to ascertain what Tesla's plans are for its next-generation battery cells.

Lockheed Martin Testing Innovative Flow Battery Technology

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Canada's TC Energy is one of the first companies to integrate a Lockheed Martin Grid Star Flow battery into its energy distribution network. The flow battery is said to be inexpensive to manufacture and uses abundant, non-toxic materials.

Tesla Battery + Ram ProMaster = Living Your Best Van Life

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Is a Ram ProMaster + Tesla battery pack the winning formula to living your best life. Batteries Clean Transport Climate Change Consumer Technology Energy Storage Grid Lithium-Ion Batteries Off The Grid camping ram promaster ram van rv Tesla Tesla batteries Tesla Powerwall Van Life

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.

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.

Elon Musk Shares History Of Tesla Battery Modules & Why They Are Going Away

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared in an episode of the Third Row Tesla podcast that went live this week that the company is moving away from the concept of battery modules in future pack designs.

Tesla’s Battery Costs Have Been Dropping … Fast

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Even Tesla’s detractors in the auto industry concede that the company’s superior battery technology gives it a substantial head start versus the legacy automakers.

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

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

Tesla Powerwall Approved For Victoria Solar Battery Rebate

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The Tesla Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can store energy from solar panels, provide backup power, and even be used for full off-the-grid use, has been approved for Victoria's solar battery rebate.

Enevate Announces Higher Density, Faster Charging, Lower Cost Battery

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Enevate, a battery startup located in Irvine, California, says it has created lithium-ion batteries with higher energy density and faster charging times at lower cost than traditional lithium ion batteries available today.

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.

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

Lithium For Tesla Battery Uses Less Water Than 11 Avocados

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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

The Key To The Electric Car Revolution? It’s The Batteries, Stupid

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Toyota and Panasonic are teaming up to build solid state batteries while France and Germany are investing in new battery factories in Europe.

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

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.

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

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!),

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.

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.