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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

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

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

Solid state batteries could change the seascape for deep-sea mining

In 1980, Dr John B. Goodenough unravelled the electrochemical reactions that would give birth to one of the single most important inventions of the 20th century: the lithium-ion battery. The first commercially viable rechargeable lithium-ion batteries were soon being produced by Dr Akira Yoshino at Sony. Without these tiny cells’ immense potential to store and…
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14th January 2020 0

Carlsbad’s Amionx inks licensing deal with Stanley Black & Decker for safe battery technology

Amionx’s SafeCore acts as a circuit breaker to prevent fires and explosions in lithium-ion batteries Amionx, a Carlsbad company that has developed technology to make batteries safer, has entered into a patent licensing agreement with power tool maker Stanley Black & Decker. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But it is the first publicly…
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9th January 2020 0

Declining Renewable Costs Drive Focus on Energy Storage

An oft-repeated refrain—the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow—is sometimes seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an impetus toward discovering the best ways to store that energy until it’s needed. Declining costs in available technologies have propelled interest in energy storage forward like never before. The price…
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6th January 2020 0

New aqueous lithium-ion battery improves safety without sacrificing performance

As the lithium-ion batteries that power most phones, laptops, and electric vehicles become increasingly fast-charging and high-performing, they also grow increasingly expensive and flammable. In research published recently in Energy Storage Materials, a team of engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated how they could — by using aqueous electrolytes instead of the typical organic electrolytes…
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23rd December 2019 0

JBL’s new solar-powered headphones promise ‘virtually unlimited’ battery life

JBL is crowdfunding a new pair of headphones that use an array of solar panels on their headband to offer potentially unlimited battery life under the right conditions. The Reflect Eternal headphones are live now on IndieGoGo and can be preordered for $99 with an expected ship date of October 2020. The crowd-funding campaign is…
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18th December 2019 0

Mercedes-Benz Cars starts production of PHEV batteries in Bangkok; 3rd plant in global battery production network

Mercedes-Benz Cars have opened a factory for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) batteries in the Bangkok region in Thailand. The new battery factory was built on a 50,000 m² site located at the vehicle manufacturing plant in the Bangkok region. The new plant is the third production facility in the company’s global battery production network. Together with…
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9th December 2019 0