Battery Tech

Sion Power's next generation cells: 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C discharge condition

Sion Power Achieves 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Sion Power announced its next generation battery performance results, using its patented Licerion technology designed for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and also electric vehicles (EV) – although we assume specifically for premium performance electric vehicles, as pricing on premium battery cells often comes at, well…a premium. The 20 Ah lithium-sulfur cells…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 13

A Visual Analysis of the Complex Partnership Networks in Stationary Energy Storage

The Tangled Web Of Battery Energy Storage Systems

Lux Research has released a visual presentation of the key partnerships of the seven leading stationary storage battery suppliers. As we can see, most of the leaders have established a few strategic agreements with system integrators and also sometimes with power electronics and software providers. Having partners not only secures…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 12

Faraday Future

LG Chem To Supply Batteries To Faraday Future

LG Chem has reportedly inked a multi-billion dollar battery supply deal with Faraday Future. As korea herald reports: “LG Chem one of the world’s largest electric vehicle battery makers, has reportedly struck a supply deal worth 2.7 trillion won (US$2.40 billion) with Faraday Future, the EV business arm of Chinese…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 37

A Samsung SDI rep holding their new "Low Height Pack" cells which won't be available until 2019. Notice the energy rating is not listed on the cell as it is on the other batteries on display. Also note the low height as compared to the 94Ah cell on the left. That 94Ah cell is rumored to be in the 2017 BMW i3, and is the same physical size as the 60Ah cell used in current i3s.

Samsung SDI To Build $358 Million Battery Factory In Hungary

South Korea’s Samsung SDI has announced plans to invest nearly $400 million to construct a lithium-ion battery factory in Hungary. This site will be mainly responsible for fulfilling battery demand in Europe and Asia. As Reuters reports: “Samsung SDI, whose customers include BMW, said on Tuesday that the proposed factory…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 19