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New Tesla P100D Battery Pack Conceptualized

The latest Tesla splash is their new 100 kwh battery pack unveiled August 23, 2016 in a conference call with journalists. “The cell is the same – but the module and pack architecture has changed significantly in order to achieve adequate cooling of the cells in a more energy dense…

2 days ago by George Bower 54

Nikola Motor Company: What do you get when you weld (32,000) 18650 cells together? A massive 320 kWh battery pack 3X the size of a Tesla Model P90D. Yes the truck is real. To be unveiled in person soon

Battery 500 Consortium Targets Future 500 Wh/kg Packs

As part of the Obama Administration’s announcement to invest $4.5 billion to support plug-in electric cars, a new consortium called Battery500 has been formed. Led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the main goal for the consortium have now been released: Build a battery pack with a specific energy of 500 watt-hours…

4 days ago by Eric Loveday 50

Chevrolet Bolt EV's 60 kWh Battery (Cells by LG Chem)

EV Lithium-Ion Battery Suppliers Outlook For H1 2016

Here is a quick look at the progress for the lithium-ion battery market for electric cars,  which turns out to be growing faster than electric car market itself, as provided by some valuable data compiled by EV Sales Blog. Today’s Li-ion battery sales (as defined by energy) grows faster than the EVs themselves…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 24

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Ford, LG Chem Present Cradle-To-Gate GHG Analysis For Focus Electric

Ford’s Research and Innovation Center and LG Chem’s Corporate R&D released an interesting article recently “Cradle-to-Gate Emissions from a Commercial Electric Vehicle Li-Ion Battery: A Comparative Analysis” The main topic of the piece was a GHG emissions comparison between a conventional and all-electric Ford Focus, including battery pack production (cells…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 14


Amprius Demonstrates New Tool For High-Volume Manufacturing Of 3D Silicon Nanowire Anodes For High Energy Batteries (400 Wh/kg)

Amprius announced a revolutionary new tool for high-volume manufacturing of 3D silicon nanowire anodes for high-energy lithium-ion batteries. If it’s truly revolutionary, Amprius should be closer to actual commercialization of battery cells that can store up to 1,000 Wh/L and up to 400 Wh/kg.  EVs are obviously targeted as one of…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 28

Hanyang University And BMW Develops 350 kWh/kg Lithium-Ion Cells (source: Green Car Congress)

Hanyang University And BMW Develops 350 Wh/kg Lithium-Ion Cells

A research team from the Hanyang University BMW Group has developed high energy dense lithium-ion battery cells, with a capacity of 350 Wh/kg. The new “fully operational, practical” cells use carbon-nanotube-Si composite anode and NCM concentration gradient cathode. According to the article, the cell also has excellent capacity retention after 500…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 50

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Nissan Has New Analysis Method To Boost Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity

Nissan announced that its subsidiary – Nissan Arc together with partners (Tohoku University, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency) have developed a breakthrough atomic analysis methodology that will aid in boosting the performance of lithium-ion batteries. According to the press release, using…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 50