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Daimler buys battery cells in a total volume of 20 billion euros

Daimler buys battery cells in a total volume of 20 billion euros

The company is investing ten billion euros in the expansion of the Mercedes-Benz Cars electric fleet and another billion euros in the global battery production network within the worldwide production network.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2018
Breakthrough battery chemistry from Honda Research

Breakthrough battery chemistry from Honda Research

The joint study reports that the research team has opened new doors in the development of high energy-density batteries capable of meeting rapidly growing energy storage needs by overcoming the current temperature limitations of fluoride-based battery technology and by demonstrating the room-temperature operation of fluoride-ion based energy cells.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 11, 2018
Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr

Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr

Amprius Inc is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Using Amprius' cells, which contain a 100% silicon anode, the Zephyr S flew more than 25 days, setting a new endurance and altitude record for stratospheric flight.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 29, 2018
Industrialization of bipolar batteries with Lithium-ion technology

Industrialization of bipolar batteries with Lithium-ion technology

Better batteries for a greater range of electric vehicles - this is the goal of the "EMBATT-goes-FAB" project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. For that reason, the four project partners thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH, IAV GmbH, Daimler AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS are developing bipolar batteries and processes for their fabrication.
Press Release
Hungarian EV drivers experience liquid-cooled 50kW fast charger

Hungarian EV drivers experience liquid-cooled 50kW fast charger

Tritium, the Australian DC electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions specialist, announced that Hungary's NKM Mobilitas Ltd has installed the country's first liquid-cooled 50kW DC fast charger for electric vehicles in the KÖKI Terminál P+R, an underground parking facility at one of Budapest's major shopping malls.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 22, 2018
120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles

120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles

Researchers have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2018
Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses

Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses

The demand to reduce CO2 emissions in city centers is one of the key drivers for Wrightbus to implement new technology which cuts down CO2 emissions by saving fuel.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Atlis Motor Vehicles has completed and successfully tested their first large-scale prototype battery pack. The goal of the test was a full charge in 15 minutes, and Atlis achieved the full charge in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. This charge time of a vehicle battery in under 13 minutes is a first in the electric vehicle industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 1, 2018
Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce 'solar roof' charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 24, 2018
Novel catalyst for high-energy aluminum-air flow batteries

Novel catalyst for high-energy aluminum-air flow batteries

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a novel electric vehicle battery technology that is more energy-efficient than gasoline-powered engines. The new technology enables drivers to simply have their battery packs replaced instead of charging them. It also provides lightweight, high-energy density power sources with little risk of catching fire or explosion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2018
China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has recently announced the pilot program of recycling and second use of retired electric vehicle batteries in 17 major regions and cities. China Tower, the world's biggest operator of telecommunication towers, is included as the only company in the pilot program to develop key technologies, explore business models and help establish standards related to second-life batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2018
Breakthrough battery chemistry from Honda Research

Breakthrough battery chemistry from Honda Research

The joint study reports that the research team has opened new doors in the development of high energy-density batteries capable of meeting rapidly growing energy storage needs by overcoming the current temperature limitations of fluoride-based battery technology and by demonstrating the room-temperature operation of fluoride-ion based energy cells.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 29, 2018
Industrialization of bipolar batteries with Lithium-ion technology

Industrialization of bipolar batteries with Lithium-ion technology

Better batteries for a greater range of electric vehicles - this is the goal of the "EMBATT-goes-FAB" project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. For that reason, the four project partners thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH, IAV GmbH, Daimler AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS are developing bipolar batteries and processes for their fabrication.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 22, 2018
120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles

120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles

Researchers have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 5, 2018
Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Vehicle battery pack charges in less than 13 minutes

Atlis Motor Vehicles has completed and successfully tested their first large-scale prototype battery pack. The goal of the test was a full charge in 15 minutes, and Atlis achieved the full charge in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. This charge time of a vehicle battery in under 13 minutes is a first in the electric vehicle industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 24, 2018
Novel catalyst for high-energy aluminum-air flow batteries

Novel catalyst for high-energy aluminum-air flow batteries

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a novel electric vehicle battery technology that is more energy-efficient than gasoline-powered engines. The new technology enables drivers to simply have their battery packs replaced instead of charging them. It also provides lightweight, high-energy density power sources with little risk of catching fire or explosion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 11, 2018
Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr

Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr

Amprius Inc is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Using Amprius' cells, which contain a 100% silicon anode, the Zephyr S flew more than 25 days, setting a new endurance and altitude record for stratospheric flight.
Press Release
Hungarian EV drivers experience liquid-cooled 50kW fast charger

Hungarian EV drivers experience liquid-cooled 50kW fast charger

Tritium, the Australian DC electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions specialist, announced that Hungary's NKM Mobilitas Ltd has installed the country's first liquid-cooled 50kW DC fast charger for electric vehicles in the KÖKI Terminál P+R, an underground parking facility at one of Budapest's major shopping malls.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2018
Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses

Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses

The demand to reduce CO2 emissions in city centers is one of the key drivers for Wrightbus to implement new technology which cuts down CO2 emissions by saving fuel.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 1, 2018
Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce 'solar roof' charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2018
China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

China Tower can 'absorb' 2 million retired electric vehicle batteries

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has recently announced the pilot program of recycling and second use of retired electric vehicle batteries in 17 major regions and cities. China Tower, the world's biggest operator of telecommunication towers, is included as the only company in the pilot program to develop key technologies, explore business models and help establish standards related to second-life batteries.