13 septembre 2016

BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance Unveiled At Chengdu Motor Show

credit photo BMW   The new Chinese-market-only BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance was unveiled recently at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show, giving us one of our first looks at the company’s plans for the plug-in compact luxury SUV market. The model is being manufactured by BMW Brilliance according to a press release from BMW Group, and is compliant with all relevant requirements for the Chinese market. The model features a 10.7 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery pack, reportedly allowing for an all-electric single-charge... [Lire la suite]

23 juin 2016

250-Mile Electric Car From Hyundai Planned For 2020

Hyundai is aiming to release an electric car with a 250-mile range by 2020, according to the company’s Director of Eco-Vehicle Performance Development Group Byung Ki Ahn. The plans were revealed in a recent interview that Ki Ahn gave to Autoblog, where he confirmed that the company would be releasing a 200-mile EV in 2018. These two approaching electric vehicle (EV) offerings will follow Hyundai’s release of the electric version of the Ioniq later this year. The all-electric version of the Ioniq will possess 110 miles of range,... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2016

Capacitor Science turns simple capacitor into high density, high energy storage device by altering dielectric materials.

Capacitor Sciences is developing patent-pending materials to create nano-structured crystalline thin films, that when used as the dielectric material in a capacitor, will be able to create high performance capacitive energy storage cells capable of surpassing energy density and power density of lithium ion batteries, at a significantly reduced cost per kWh. In addition, these capacitive energy storage cells will be non-flammable and safe to operate offering a significant benefit over that of lithium ion batteries. New CEO leads... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2015

Better Battery-Control Software Could Double Charging Speed: Research

2014-chevrolet-spark-ev-prototype-sausalito-ca-nov-2012_100409382_l New battery charge estimation algorithms developed by engineers at the University of California (UC), San Diego, are on the verge of vastly improve the capabilities of current lithium-ion batteries. The changes center around improving charging times, potentially allowing for batteries that charge twice as fast as those currently available.The new algorithms make the process of monitoring battery packs much more sophisticated, not only allowing the... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2015

Graphene Could Kill Lithium-Ion Batteries

Don’t break out the widow’s weeds just yet, but it looks like momentum is building for energy storage to move past the lithium-ion phase and get into the more powerful territory of lithium-sulfur technology. In the latest development, a multinational research team has figured out how to overcome a major obstacle in the path of lithium-sulfur energy storage, by using graphene as a “bridge” between different components. In theory, lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries possess far greater energy density than the familiar lithium-ion (Li-ion),... [Lire la suite]