Battery Tech

BioSolar Targets 459 Wh/kg, $54/kWh Lithium-Ion Battery

BioSolar Targets 459 Wh/kg, $54/kWh Lithium-Ion Battery

BioSolar is new company on the radar that announced development of breakthrough technology to double the storage capacity, lower the cost and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries. They set a clear target of a shocking 459 Wh/kg at $54/kWh and announced extension by 12 months (to June 2016) sponsored…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 29

fully charged

Fully Charged – Battery Special

It’s an all-battery episode of Fully Charged! It’s a battery special. This episode looks at the stories we’ve been told about batteries and the reality that is emerging. Will we ‘throw them away’ after 3 years as predicted by someone, 3 years ago. Robert Llewellyn examines several of the myths…

2 weeks ago by Electric CarsTV 15

Today, LIB Cell Manufacturing Is Heavily Concentrated in Asia

Tesla Gigafactory To Eclipse Other Lithium-Ion Battery Factories

Tesla Gigafactory’s 35 GWh of lithium-ion cell manufacturing capacity is a value so high that it’s hard to fathom. Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC) recently presented a commissioned and under construction/announced lithium-ion capacity map. The size of the bubbles correspond to the factory capacity. While today the overwhelming majority…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 30

A 24M technician holds one of the company's new semisolid lithium-ion battery cells

24M Introduces Semi-Solid Lithium-Ion Battery Cell

A new company called 24M emerged from stealth mode with a bold announcement of new semisolid lithium-ion battery, which will cost 50% less than today’s lithium-ion batteries. 24M was founded in 2010 and since then raised $50 million in private capital. One of the co-founders is MIT’s Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang,…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 47

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 weeks ago by Mark Kane 17