Battery Tech

Audi R8 e-tron

Audi R8 e-tron In Detail

The Audi R8 e-tron will be rare car on the roads in Europe as small-scale production at the Audi Neckarsulm site in the Böllinger Höfe will be limited to individual request, and in the US it will not be offered at all. This will not stop us from taking a…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 16

Dalhousie University's Jeff Dahn (driver's seat) takes a Tesla Model S for a spin after signing a research agreement with Tesla Motors Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, JB Straubel. (Daniel Abriel photos)

Tesla Signs 5-Year Battery Research Deal With Dalhousie University

A surprise announcement coming out of Nova Scotia, Canada: Tesla Motors signs 5-year battery technology research deal with Dalhousie University. Details of the deal come to us via Dalhousie University’s Nikki Comeau (we’ve bolded some of the highlights): Charging onward: Dahn’s next move marks first Canadian university collaboration with Tesla…

2 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 22

Electrovaya Cell

Electrovaya Enters Battery Energy Storage Segment

Electrovaya found its first volume customer for graphite NMC lithium-ion electrodes produced by its brand new subsidiary Litarion GmbH acquired recently from Evonik. Leclanché S.A. intends to use those materials in large-format lithium-ion cells. According to the press release, those cells will be designed for energy storage systems and industrial applications….

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 0

LG Chem Now Offering 80 and 120 kWh Sized Lithium-Ion Batteries

Excerpts from Interview With LG Chem CEO

ChargedEVs recently published an interview with LG Chem Power’s CEO Dr. Prabhakar Patil. LG Chem recently disclosed they are looking to sell large format, 300 mile/80 kWh to 120 kWh batteries to OEMs. LG Chem in several years has attracted the most carmakers to use their batteries, hence the question about…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 40

2015-2016 Chevy Spark EV - Now Featuring LG Chem Cells And Assembled at GM's Brownstown Battery Plant

LG Chem Says It’s Ready To Supply 300 Mile, 120 kWh Batteries

During the 28th Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition in Goyang, South Korea, earlier this month, LG Chem announced that they were ready to supply much larger lithium-ion batteries packages to those interested in producing all-electric vehicles that would rival the Tesla Model S in range. More specifically, the battery maker says it can…

1 month ago by Jay Cole 141

Tesla Energy Powerwall

Does Tesla’s Powerwall Make Financial Sense?

We’ll get to the math below soon, but allow me a couple of rambling paragraphs as prelude. Did it make sense in 1983 to pay $10,000 in today’s dollar (adjusted for inflation) for the first commercially available cell phone, the DynaTAC 8000, that had a talk time of 30 minutes,…

1 month ago by Peder Norby 20