13 octobre 2016

Faraday Future Inks Battery Pact With LG Chem For For Mystery Electric Car

Faraday Future’s FFZERO1 Concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January . (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Faraday Future, the Los Angeles-based automotive startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, formed a partnership with South Korea’s LG Chem to supply lithium-ion cells for electric vehicles it’s developing but has yet to reveal. Under the agreement the two companies will work together to develop batteries with the highest energy density in the auto industry, they said in a statement. Faraday... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2016

Tesla Model S battery pack data shows very little capacity loss over high mileage

‘Lithium’ battery capacity degradation is one of the main concerns of electric vehicle buyers and potential buyers. Since the resurgence of electric cars is relatively recent, meaningful long-term data on large battery packs is fairly rare. Only Tesla has battery packs with a capacity higher than 30 kWh on the road in any significant number and they only have been in operation for a few years (Roadster aside). But a few Tesla owners have accumulated impressive mileage on their vehicles and the data provides an interesting... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

How Soon Can Tesla Get Battery Cell Costs Below $100 per Kilowatt-Hour?

credit photo Tesla Where does the lithium-ion battery industry -- and most notably, Tesla/Panasonic -- stand today on battery costs? Solar veterans will recall a time not so long ago when the industry's biggest dream was a PV module with a cost of 99 cents per watt. Obviously, the solar industry has long left that figure in the dust -- module costs of 40 cents per watt are a reality in today's market. In fact, the 99-cent figure was more a VC-funding, press-ready construct than a real economic calculation. Ben Kallo at equity... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2016

The Global Market for Lithium Ion Batteries for Vehicles Is Expected to Total $221 Billion from 2015 to 2024

credit photo NIssan   New lithium-based battery likely to be included in production vehicles before 2024 A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for automotive applications, with market forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by vehicle type and region, through 2024. Global automotive manufacturers continue to push forward vehicles that utilize electric drivetrains, including battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2016

BMW launches energy storage company

credit photo BMW Electromobility is increasingly becoming a component in a multidisciplinary energy interaction – with the batteries being the pivotal point in the system. The latest move in this game: Carmaker BMW has launched a joint venture with heating systems vendor Viessmann Group. Under the name Digital Energy Solutions, the BMW-Viessmann joint venture will offer energy management solutions and related consulting services. According to BMW’s press release, the strategy of the new company will pursuit an overarching approach... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2015

The Investigation of a Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Onboard a Boeing 787

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency responsible for investigating all civil aviation accidents in the United States, as well as aviation incidents of significant safety impact. A fire in an auxiliary power unit (APU) lithium-ion battery onboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 78 7 Dreamliner at the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2013 prompted an NTSB incident investigation and ultimately, the Federal Aviation Administration’s grounding of... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2015

The Changing Regulations Pertaining to the Transportation of Lithium Batteries

In August the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued final rule HM-224F affecting the safe transport of lithium batteries. DOT announced that the effects from the revisions of HM-224F will “strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries. These changes, some of which focus specifically on shipments by air, will better ensure that lithium cells and batteries are able to withstand normal transportation conditions and are packaged to reduce the possibility of damage that could lead to an unsafe... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2015

Frost & Sullivan Applauds OXIS Energy for its Lithium-Sulfur Battery Chemistry that Delivers Superior Energy and Safety Profiles

Based on its recent analysis of the advanced lithium-based batteries market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes OXIS Energy with the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation. OXIS Energy has developed a unique technology based on a lithium-sulfur battery chemistry that resolves some of the issues in the batteries currently used in military, automotive, and solar energy storage applications. As this battery technology offers energy density greater than 300Wh/kg., it is lightweight and offers enhanced safety... [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]