14 décembre 2016

Recycling EV Batteries More Cost-Competitive Than Using For Home Energy Storage - Lux Research Echoes Tesla CTO JB Straubel

It makes more sense from an economic standpoint to recycle old plug-in electric vehicle batteries than to reuse them directly for home energy storage, according to a new report from Lux Research. The primary reason? According to Lux Research, reused plug-in electric vehicle batteries will “deliver questionable returns on account of reduced performance, limiting them to application with less frequent and shallower depth of discharge cycles.” This echoes what Tesla CTO JB Straubel said earlier this year. Tesla has said repeatedly... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2016

Tesla turns profit, Musk says no new capital needed for Model 3

Credit photo:Reuters/Stephen Lam/File Photo (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) reported its first quarterly net profit in more than three years on Wednesday, buoyed by nearly $139 million in sales of clean car credits, and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company could turn a profit again in the fourth quarter. The electric carmaker also signaled it has substantially reduced the costs for launching production of its high volume Model 3 sedan next year. Musk told analysts the company's current plan "does not require any... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2014

Why The Netherlands Is Europe’s Hub For E-Vehicles

The Netherlands is among the countries with the highest electric vehicle market penetration in the world. As of August 2014, a total of 40,880 highway legal plug-in electric vehicles were registered in the Netherlands, comprising the second-largest fleet per capita in the world after Norway. It’s no wonder, considering the country’s progressive policies, affinity for innovation, and forward-thinking, environmentally-conscious consumers. The Dutch government, too, is dedicated to a greener future for transportation: as part of its... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2014

Lithium-Ion Battery Market Expected to Quadruple Globally

The global lithium-ion battery market is expected quadruple its revenues in the next six years to meet increasing demand in part from the automotive industry, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. In 2013, the market earned $17.58 billion. Read more: http://www.automotive-fleet.com/channel/electric/news/story/2014/09/revenue-for-lithium-ion-batteries-expected-to-quadruple.aspx
19 septembre 2014

4 Things You Should Know About Energy Storage

We don’t fawn over battery technology like we do over shiny gadgets and smart apps, but know this: it’s set to play an important role in our attempt to use more low-carbon energy like solar and wind. Batteries and other energy storage equipment make it possible to store solar and wind electricity and use it whenever it’s needed, not just when it’s produced. That ability will help utilities to manage their power supply and demand. More interestingly, it will help businesses and homeowners to do the same as a growing number of them... [Lire la suite]