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.

The EV Battery Metal Index

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While many may think of lithium, cobalt, and maybe now nickel when they think of Tesla batteries, there are a lot more components that go into the creation of an electric vehicle's battery.

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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.

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.

Britishvolt To Build Battery Gigafactory In UK

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Britishvolt will apparently build a 30 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery "gigaplant"/gigafactory in Wales. It will be powered by a 200 megawatt (MW) solar power plant.

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.

Li-ion Battery Cell Capacity Will Quadruple To 1.3 TWh By 2030, New Report Forecasts

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In a new report by Wood Mackenzie, the organization forecasts that the global lithium-ion cell manufacturing capacity pipeline could quadruple and reach 1.4 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2030 compared to last year.

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.

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.

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.

Toyota Announces Fluoride-Ion Solid State Battery, Plans To Stop Selling Prius In Germany

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Researchers at Kyoto University working with Toyota say they have developed a solid state fluoride-ion battery with 7 times the energy density of a lithium-ion battery.

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

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It is often cited as support for other energy storage solutions. You may have heard the claim that lithium-ion storage will only last 4 hours. However, as an engineer.

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.

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.

The Battery & Mining Catch-22 Threatening The EV Revolution

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Electric vehicles need batteries, and it takes one or two years to get a battery production plant up and running. However, something that is often forgotten is that you don't make batteries out of thin air.

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.

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.

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.

UK Battery Storage Boost To Power Greener Electricity Grid

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Government to relax planning legislation to make it easier to construct large batteries to store renewable energy from solar and wind farms across the.

US Department of Energy Aims to Help Secure EV Battery Supplies

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Despite the clear fossil fuel bias in this administration, the US Department of Energy has been paying a bit of attention to the electric vehicle (EV) revolution, and is looking to help secure critical battery supplies in the global battery supply chain and setting the foundation to do so.

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.

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.

Northvolt: $3 Billion For 2 Battery Gigafactories In Europe

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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

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.

Nanotech Energy Claims Its Graphene Lithium Battery Will Charge 18 Times Faster Than Conventional Li-Ion Battery

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Nanotech Energy says it has developed a graphene lithium battery that can charge up to 18 times faster than a conventional lithium-ion battery and has higher energy density. Batteries Energy Storage fast charging battery graphene battery Nanotech Energy

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.

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.

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

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.

Tesla Cybertruck: Battery Price Dive

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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

SK Innovation Will Collaborate With John Goodenough On Solid-State Batteries

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SK Innovation has announced that is will collaborate with John Goodenough on the creation of next-generation solid-state lithium-ion batteries.

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.

Rural Electric Co-op Blows Up Energy Storage Race With “Secret” Battery

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A rural electric cooperative will be the first to install a mysterious cutting-edge energy storage system for wind and solar. Batteries Clean Power Energy Storage Solar Energy Wind Energy ARPA-E DOE Electricity Energy Form Energy Great River Energy Renewable Energy united states US

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.

Will Form Energy Aqueous Air Battery Challenge Tesla For Grid Storage Dominance?

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A 1 MW/150 MWh battery from From Energy will be installed in Minnesota by 2023. Will the new technology challenge lithium-ion batteries from Tesla for dominance in energy storage?

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.