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E.ON, Volkswagen developing new flexible ultra-fast charging station

The establishment of a dense public network of ultra-fast EV charging stations can be realized much faster than previously assumed. E.ON and Volkswagen Group Components are giving a new impetus with the prototype of a new, flexible ultra-fast charging station that will be presented in Essen. By integrating a battery system, it will be possible…
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14th February 2020 0

GBatteries AI Technology Can Super Charge Batteries In 5 Minutes

One of the most challenging things about owning an electric vehicle (EV) is battery range, and just how long charging these batteries typically takes. A company based out of Ottawa, Canada, called GBatteries is trying to solve this charge time dilemma. GBatteries was started in 2014 to help accelerate the use of EVs by reducing…
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13th February 2020 0

The next generation of EV lithium-ion batteries — can Tesla go the distance?

Tesla leads the way when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) battery technology — offering the best balance of achievable vehicle travel distance (from a single charge), long-term battery life, charge time and cost. Here, we lift the lid on Tesla’s latest technologies and examine how its patent strategy helps it stay a few miles…
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12th February 2020 0

Battery tech in electric cars presents a huge opportunity to SA mining

SA is by far the world’s largest manganese producer and is estimated to have 70% of the world’s manganese reserves The global motor industry is moving increasingly towards electric vehicles (EVs) from the carbon-emitting internal combustion engine. This requires extensive investment in battery technology, which presents huge opportunities for SA mining. Various rare-earth minerals are…
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11th February 2020 0

Fungal enzyme given catalytic role inside lithium–air battery

Metalloenzyme changes its structure in harmony with the pH of the battery, promoting oxygen reduction and evolution as required Including an enzyme in rechargeable lithium-air battery can improve the kinetics of internal reactions that previously limited the performance and durability of such electrochemical energy storage systems. This may nudge lithium-air batteries closer to powering electric…
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10th February 2020 0

Electric Vehicle Batteries Will ‘Dwarf’ The Grid’s Energy-Storage Needs

There will be more than enough batteries in electric vehicles by 2050 to support a grid that runs on solar and wind—if the two are connected by smart chargers, according to experts at the International Renewable Energy Agency. Electric vehicles are expected to carry 40 terawatt-hours of battery storage by that date, said Francisco Boshell,…
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6th February 2020 0

Lincoln And Rivian To Collaborate On New Battery-Powered SUV

After months of speculation, Ford has finally revealed what it plans to collaborate on with Rivian Automotive as part of the auto maker’s original investment in the budding electric vehicle builder. Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand, will work with the Plymouth, Michigan-based EV maker to develop a fully electric sport utility vehicle. Though tight-lipped about the…
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5th February 2020 0

Are Batteries The New Oil?

The world of transport is awash in batteries today. Battery innovation is a fiercely competitive space. Investment dollars are pouring into battery tech and manufacturing every day. None of this is a surprise, given that the globe is poised for widespread electrification over the next several decades. Many of the limitations that challenge electrical infrastructure…
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4th February 2020 0

Less may be more in next-gen batteries

Engineers build full lithium-ion batteries with silicon anodes and an alumina layer to protect cathodes from degrading. By limiting their energy density, the batteries promise excellent stability for transportation and grid storage use. The process of developing better rechargeable batteries may be cloudy, but there’s an alumina lining. A slim layer of the metal oxide…
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3rd February 2020 0

Major companies join new Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance

Amazon, AT&T, Clif Bar, Consumers Energy, DHL, Direct Energy, Genentech, IKEA North America, LeasePlan, Lime, and Siemens lead push for expanded electric vehicle market and improved policy landscape through the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, led by Ceres. Ceres announced the launch of a new alliance to help companies accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, a…
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31st January 2020 0