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MAHLE Powertrain presents new prototype 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid vehicles

MAHLE Powertrain is presenting a new, prototype 48-volt battery with optimized battery cooling and cell chemistry to enable increased charge and discharge rates. Mild-hybrid vehicles need to recover energy efficiently and at relatively high power during deceleration events. High storage capacity is not required for these applications as the recuperated energy can be deployed during…
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15th November 2019 0

Second-life EV batteries

To promote the development of a more sustainable society, the European Union and other government agencies have set targets to drastically decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. With the rapid growth of the automobile industry and the continuous improvement of people’s living standards, car ownership and sales continue to rise, which brings a series of…
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14th November 2019 0

Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy

Scientists have designed an affordable ‘flow battery’ membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid. How do you store renewable energy so it’s there when you need it, even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing? Giant batteries designed for the electrical grid — called flow batteries, which store electricity…
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12th November 2019 0

900 HP Ford Mustang Lithium electric muscle car lights-up SEMA

Ford and Webasto revealed Mustang Lithium, an ultra-high-performance battery-electric Mustang fastback prototype. With more than 1,000 ft.-lbs. of torque and more than 900 horsepower instantaneously available, this Mustang amps muscle car performance to a new level and helps gauge the level of interest the next wave of performance customers have in a lightning-quick performance that…
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7th November 2019 0

Researchers create blueprint for ‘quantum battery’ that doesn’t lose charge

Scientists from the universities of Alberta and Toronto developed a blueprint for a new quantum battery that doesn’t leak charge.”A quantum battery is a tiny, nano-size battery meant to be used for applications on the nanoscale,” explained U of A chemist Gabriel Hanna, who was the principal investigator on the study. He said the research…
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29th October 2019 0

Wheels of fortune? A new age for electric motors

When it comes to making electric cars better, it’s the batteries that you’ll hear about the most. But what about the motor that actually drives the car? Car enthusiasts have long-obsessed about what is under the bonnet of a traditional car, but in the electric world, the motor gets little attention. That might be about…
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28th October 2019 0

Toyota to reveal solid state battery-powered car next year

The concept of using innovative technology will be shown at the Olympics; mass production won’t be until the mid-2020s, however. Toyota will unveil a vehicle powered by solid-state batteries at the 2020 Olympics as a means of showcasing its battery capability, the firm’s chief technology officer Shigeki Terashi has revealed ahead of the Tokyo motor show. However,…
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23rd October 2019 0

EUROBAT urges EU to broaden support for all battery technologies

Charge the Future lead battery campaign launched to highlight EU’s battery dominance in view of Europe’s decarbonisation ambition The EU needs to fast-track support for all battery technologies and nurture home-grown businesses if it wants to be a world leader in green technologies, according to EUROBAT, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers.…
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10th October 2019 0

New ‘blue-green’ solution for recycling world’s batteries

Rice scientists show solvent leaches cobalt, lithium for reuse from spent batteries Materials scientists demonstrate an environmentally friendly solution to remove valuable cobalt and lithium metals from spent lithium-ion batteries. The metals and the eutectic solvent they use to extract them can then be recycled. A solution turns green as it pulls cobalt from a…
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30th April 2019 0