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Morrisons unveils ‘charge whilst you shop’ rapid EV chargers

Supermarket chain Morrisons is rolling out 100 rapid electric charging points for electric vehicles (EVs), allowing shoppers to charge from flat to full battery in under 45 minutes. This week the company has unveiled its first 50 GeniePoint rapid charging points at its stores nationwide, with a further 50 planned next year. The rapid chargers…
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25th 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

The Worldwide King Of Battery Capacity Is Tesla

Tesla dominates the world’s electric vehicle market by any measure. The company’s Model 3 is currently the best-selling vehicle of any kind in Norway and the Netherlands, and it’s by far the best-selling electric vehicle just about everywhere in North America and Europe. It remains to be seen if this year’s spectacular initial sales figures…
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21st October 2019 0

Swedish car company is using British engineering for its electric dream

A Swedish electric car company has utilised British engineering expertise in Norfolk to develop and manufacture its debut vehicle. With headquarters in Lund, Sweden, Uniti was established in 2015 as an open innovation research project at Lund University. The project expanded and it now plans to build safe and affordable electric vehicles using premium technology…
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18th October 2019 0

A new concept could make more environmentally friendly batteries possible

A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials, and could lead to reduced production costs and environmental impact. The idea has the potential for large scale applications, including storage of solar and wind energy. A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice…
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17th October 2019 0

Batteries: New mobility demands see renewed emphasis on raw material sustainability in the EU

EIT Raw Materials held the Expert Forum on Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility, Electrification and Lightweight Design in Turin, Italy in early October. At the event, Roskill presented its outlook for raw materials impacted by growing demand from EV applications. The forum discussed European strategy in highlighting and securing raw material supply chains, including announcements…
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15th October 2019 0

Porsche is building an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) with Boeing

Porsche is partnering with Boeing to build an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) to create a premium urban air mobility service. Following the rise of consumer drones and improved battery capacity, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) with the capacity for passengers have become possible. Many companies are currently developing different versions…
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14th October 2019 0

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries. To celebrate the award, Nature Research presents this Collection including publications from the prize winners, and further research and review content focused on Li-ion batteries, and beyond — work that is…
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11th 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

Polestar Reveals Pricing Details For Its Battery Electric Sedan. Are You Sitting Down?

The all-electric Polestar 2 is a 5-door sedan/crossover car with up to 350 miles | 563 kilometres of the range that the company says is meant to be Volvo’s answer to the Tesla Model 3. It may be a great car (we won’t find out for sure until production begins next year), but Polestar has…
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9th October 2019 0