Battery Tech

Ford: Li-Ion Cells Can Be Charged In 2 Minutes Without Undue Stress

Ford Motor Company’s Xiao Yang and Ted Miller will present an interesting paper about fast charging of lithium-ion batteries at the WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience in April. According to a teaser about the talk, the 5-Ah laboratory sample cell revealed great charge/discharge capabilities without capacity loss. Specifically, charging…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 65

Tesla Battery Researcher, Jeff Dahn, Wins Prestigious Award

TESLA BATTERY RESEARCHER WINS AWARD [VIDEO] Jeff Dahn, a leading battery researcher for Tesla, has won the prestigious Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering. CBC News* reports that, “Jeff Dahn has played a large part in making these batteries increasingly efficient… [and] now in collaboration with electric car company Tesla,…

4 weeks ago by EVANNEX 8

BMW Claims New, Radical Battery Technology Coming … In 2026

BMW expects that around 2026 it will be able to introduce radically improved batteries – of the solid-state variety, which differ from the conventional lithium-ion cells of today by having solid electrolyte in place of liquid electrolytes. There is still apparently some 10 more years needed to finish research and test…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 39