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Audi announces three-motor e-tron S performance models

Audi is systematically moving forward with its e-offensive: The Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback are becoming more agile, sharper and more dynamic as S models. The three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, together provide 370 kW of boost power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque. This…
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5th March 2020 0

Alstom To Deliver Its First Battery Electric Trains

Electrification of trains takes on a new form – battery-electric versions can now replace diesel series-hybrids. Alstom announced this month its first contract for battery-electric regional trains in Germany for the Leipzig-Chemnitz route, which requires the train to cover 80 km (50 miles) of the non-electrified track. The company will deliver 11 Coradia Continental BEMU…
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4th March 2020 0

Samsung SDI Expands Its Battery Plant In Hungary

Samsung SDI is gearing up for major expansion in Europe in 2021 and reportedly also for the NCA chemistry. According to the South Korean media, Samsung SDI has begun expansion of its lithium-ion cell manufacturing plant in Göd, Hungary. Unofficial reports say that Samsung SDI has ordered manufacturing equipment for its existing plant as well…
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3rd March 2020 0

Tesla’s Next-Gen Non-LFP Battery Protects Against Impending Cobalt Crisis

Production of electric cars in Europe is stalling due to a lack of battery supply. Meanwhile, and not entirely unrelated, it looks as if the majority of Europe’s carmakers will overshoot their fleet carbon emissions limits this year, and be subject to major fines. Audi is the latest carmaker to slow down, or even pause…
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2nd March 2020 0

Volkswagen ID R sports car to pioneer secret battery tech

Performance battery know-how from Volkswagen ID R racer will be key to new ID electric sports car – and it could preview the next Audi TT Volkswagen is planning an advanced new electric sports car that is earmarked to act as a figurehead for a limited range of performance-based ID R road cars and is…
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28th February 2020 0

New Soft, Stretchable Battery Invented to Power Wearable Electronics

The experimental device promises to provide a safe and comfortable power source for technologies that must bend and flex with our bodies. Electronics are showing up everywhere: on our laps, in pockets and purses and, increasingly, snuggled up against our skin or sewed into our clothing. But the adoption of wearable electronics has so far…
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27th February 2020 0

Ultrasound Device Improves Lithium Battery Capacity and Charge Time

The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability. Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed an ultrasound-emitting device that brings lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, one step closer to commercial viability. Although the research team focused on LMBs, the device can be used in any battery, regardless of chemistry.…
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25th February 2020 0

Three Innovations To Upend The Energy Storage Market

The battery craze isn’t really about batteries at all. It’s about something far grander than a battery, which is simply a conduit to a much bigger story.  Batteries are like the internet without Wifi. The holy grail is energy storage.  And while perpetually bigger batteries themselves have emerged as the dominant solution to our energy storage…
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24th February 2020 0

Plastic batteries that won’t catch fire set for mass production

Sanyo Chemical unit to start a new factory in Japan next year KYOTO — Japan’s Sanyo Chemical Industries aims to begin mass production next year of a new, fire-resistant type of rechargeable battery made almost entirely of plastic. A 15 billion yen ($136 million) factory for the new batteries is slated to begin operation in…
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21st February 2020 0

Electric Vehicle Battery Bet Looks Set To Pay Off Big For Korea’s LG

When Tesla was looking for battery suppliers for its Chinese-made electric vehicles, it signed deals with two companies. One was an obvious choice: China’s CATL, the biggest EV battery maker in the world. The other was the LG Chem. It was a big deal for LG Chem, the flagship affiliate of LG Corp., one of…
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20th February 2020 0