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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

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

Forget electric cars — e-bikes will be the top selling EV in the next decade

The next decade is going to be defined by a revolution of battery-powered transportation, and the vehicle that will lead the charge won’t be the Tesla Model 3 or even the wildly polarizing Cybertruck. And it definitely won’t be an electric scooter. It will be an electric bike. For years, electric bikes were relegated to…
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13th 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

IBM proposes sustainable successor to lithium-ion battery

IBM has developed a new type of battery that’s free of cobalt, nickel and other heavy metals, avoiding the environmental and humanitarian issues related to lithium-ion technology. The battery is made from three materials that can be extracted from seawater, a much less invasive sourcing method than mining. IBM Research, the innovation arm of tech…
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8th 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