Battery Tech

New Paper Ream-Like Battery Boasts Impressive Energy Density

Doubling the energy density, and thus range of the state-of-the-art electric vehicles to some 620 miles (1,000 km) is the stated goal of Mobile Energy Storage Systems out of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Dresden, Germany. Project Manager Mareike Wolter, presented the battery concept that, in theory, would enable a Tesla Model S to…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 48

Battery Storage Boom Underway In UK

UK’s energy storage systems market is thriving, recently attracting two of Europe’s three biggest utility-scale battery projects. The growth of renewable energy sources (mostly wind and also solar) has subsequently increased demand for energy storage solutions (ESS) to house the power once generated. As batteries have the advantage of being able…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 2

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Qualcomm’s Dynamic Wireless Charging Could Be A Sleeper Hit

As technological breakthroughs go, this one is remarkable only for its very lack of drama. Silent, near invisible, impossible to touch, taste, or smell, Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging (DEVC) nonetheless represents another dramatic technological leap for EV technology, one which may lead to ‘electrified highways’ becoming the norm within decades….

3 weeks ago by Anthony Rowlinson 50


Tesla More Than Doubles Lithium-Ion Battery Life

BETTER BATTERIES: TESLA IMPROVES LITHIUM-ION BATTERY TECHNOLOGY Tesla is not standing still when it comes to improving lithium-ion technology and reducing battery costs. It was recently reported that Tesla’s battery partner, Panasonic, announced that, “We think the existing technology can still extend the energy density of Li-ion batteries by 20%…

1 month ago by EVANNEX 28

New Tesla Patent Lists Method For Charging Lithium-Air Battery

Tesla has filed an updated patent related to metal-air batteries. According to the filing, the focus is on “A method for charging a metal-air battery pack at the maximum possible rate while maintaining an ambient oxygen concentration below a preset concentration is provided, thereby minimizing the risks associated with generating…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 0

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Panasonic Opens Electric Car Battery Factory In China

Panasonic has opened a new automotive lithium-ion battery factory in Dalian, China, specifically geared for eco-friendly vehicle applications, which includes plug-ins (New Energy Vehicles – all-electric and plug-in hybrid), as well as some production of cells for traditional hybrids. It’s Panasonic’s first automotive li-ion factory in China (they do have…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 4