Month: January 2020

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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

UKBIC: Building complete for new electric car battery centre in Coventry

The first of more than £60 million of equipment has been delivered to the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) near Coventry, which will open later this year. The practical completion of the new 18,000m2 building has been achieved and phase two is now underway to add the production equipment, services and the internal finish…
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29th January 2020 0

Better Batteries With Relectrify’s BMS+Inverter

Melbourne-based Relectrify has officially launched a battery management system (BMS) it says can boost lithium-ion battery service life by as much a third and reduce cost by up to half compared to another market-leading tech. According to Relectrify, conventional battery management systems monitor and enable low-rate balancing for each battery cell, but the battery pack…
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28th January 2020 0

Bish bash Bosch: German giant gives £38m endorsement to UK fuel cell maker Ceres Power

Ceres Power, the British fuel cell maker, got a £38m vote of confidence from German engineering giant Bosch last week. The Aim-listed firm’s shares rocketed 12 per cent today on the announcement that Bosch had increased its stake in the company. Bosch increased its share in Ceres Power to 18 per cent, leaving the British…
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27th January 2020 0

V2G project launched at London’s Islington Town Hall by Honda and Moixa

UK based energy storage company Moixa, together with automotive giant Honda, has launched a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project at one of London’s famous Town Halls that will help to provide constraint management for the building, as well as facilitate a switch to electric vehicles. They have installed five bidirectional V2G chargers at Islington Town Hall, North…
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23rd January 2020 0

Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements

Spacewalking astronauts have successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station. A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall. NASA’s Jessica Meir and Christina Koch installed the last new battery in a set of six launched to the…
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22nd January 2020 0

Batteries Aren’t Just For Passenger Electric Cars Anymore

The concept and technology are present and exciting. Now, we just need adoption to set in. There are very few parallels between the EV market and the blossoming electric heavy-duty equipment market. But one that stands out is adoption. Just like the automotive market, electric ZEV heavy-duty equipment faces some big hurdles before it can…
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21st January 2020 0

Samsung’s XCover Pro Brings Back The Removable Battery

Samsung’s new mid-range Galaxy XCover Pro has one interesting feature we haven’t seen in a smartphone for a while: a removable battery. On first look, the Xcover appears to be a region-specific phone that’s based around ruggedness and practicality – with a display that works when wet (or with gloves) and can survive a 1.5-meter…
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17th January 2020 0

Researchers develop Li-S battery that could enable an EV to drive more than 1,000km on a single charge

Imagine having access to a battery, which has the potential to power your phone for five continuous days, or enable an electric vehicle to drive more than 1000km without needing to “refuel”. Monash University researchers are on the brink of commercialising the world’s most efficient lithium-sulphur (Li-S) battery, which could outperform current market leaders by…
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16th January 2020 0

Green Principles For EV Sustainability

As electrification begins to spread across the transportation sector, the way in which battery systems are developed, manufactured, used, and recycled has a significant effect on the scale of their environmental impact. Growth from just a few percent today to more than 40% of the new vehicle market within the next 10-20 years means that…
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15th January 2020 0