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]

28 novembre 2016

Europe Electric Car Sales — BMW Slides Into #1 YTD

Europe Electric Car Leaders (Top 30 – October 2016) Top 30 electric cars (in terms of sales) across most of Europe, with data aggregated by Jose Pontes for CleanTechnica.com, EVObsession.com, and EV-Sales.blogspot.com. The European electric car market had more than 17,000 registrations last month, 1% down compared to October 2015. This sales slip surely has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015, so expect this trend to continue throughout the end of this year. In October, we saw a balanced ranking... [Lire la suite]
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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]
15 juin 2016

Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

volvol 40.1 concept Tougher emissions standards will lead to the replacement of diesels by gasoline-electric hybrids over the next decade or so, Samuelsson told Car and Driver in a recent interview. Hybrids offer lower emissions than diesels, but Samuelsson believes they will soon cost less as well. He said that in a few years there will be a "crossover," at which point costs for hybrid powertrains will steadily decrease, while the cost of diesel powertrains will steadily increase. That's because diesel engines will require more... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2016

Automotive revolution – perspective towards 2030 (by Mc Kinsey)

How the convergence of disruptive technology-driven trends could transform theauto industry Today’s economies are dramatically changing, triggered by development in emerging markets, the accelerated rise of new technologies, sustainability policies, and changing consumer preferences around ownership. Digitization and new business models have revolutionized other industries, and automotive will be no exception. For the automotive sector, these forces are giving rise to four disruptive technology-driven trends: diverse mobility,... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2016

Intelligent energy storage systems - top emerging trends & new technologies research 2016 – 2024

Transparency Market Research has issued a new report called Intelligent energy storage systems—top emerging trends & new technologies research 2016–2024 Intelligent Energy Storage Systems Market: Drivers and Restraints The major driver propelling the global intelligent energy storage systems market is the increasing awareness about the importance of reducing the consumption of electricity. Since renewable energy has not yet been commercialized to the optimum level, conservation of the available energy has emerged as the best way... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2016

Hyundai: “we are making electric plug-ins until hydrogen fuel cell vehicles take hold”

credit photo Hyundai Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, announced that his company is developing a lineup of electric plug-in vehicles for the company’s new Genesis luxury brand. While talking with Auto News for the announcement, he added that the new plug-ins act as “an intermediate step before hydrogen fuel cell vehicles”. Auto News reports. The company was going in the right direction in bringing its Ioniq electric platform to market by the end of the year and announcing that it is developing a next generation... [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]
31 mars 2016

Advanced Energy Storage Systems Market by Application, by Technology, by End User & by Region - Global Forecast to 2020

Advanced energy storage systems market is expected to reach a value of USD 15.95 billion by 2020, at a high CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period. Energy arbitrage opportunities, increasing renewable installations and growth of the electric vehicles market are propelling the growth of the energy storage systems market across the globe. Various regions, especially North America and Europe, are investing in expanding their energy storage infrastructure in order to perceive sustainable development; energy storage systems are considered... [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]