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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…

3 hours ago by Eric Loveday 5

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…

2 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 19

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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…

4 weeks ago by George Bower 58

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 weeks 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…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 24

Ford Focus Electric

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…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 14