Posts Tagged battery

It All Starts With Cover Removal

Look Inside BMW i3 Battery Pack – Video

The whole point of this BMW i3 teardown by Munro & Associates is to thoroughly understand the i3 and then to sell Munro’s “Master Report” for nearly $500,000 to interested parties. The teardown is extremely interesting, especially this battery pack episode, but Munro’s goal to profit is questionable. Looking past…

1 week ago by Electric CarsTV 6

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Declining Battery Prices Boost Electric Car Market

Lithium-ion battery prices are without a doubt falling. At what level prices are now and where they are heading is always difficult to determine. A recent article published by Responding to Climate Change includes an interesting graph with battery prices stated by different sources, which gives us a better outlook…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 59

BYD Tang

BYD Races To Triple Battery Production

According to an Automotive News article, BYD is on track to establish 34 GWh of annual battery production capacity before 2020. This, of course, reminds us of the 35 GWh Gigafactory planned by Tesla, which is one of the points made in the article. BYD closed the year 2014 with…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 8

Tesla Battery Pack Teardown

World’s Top 10 Battery Makers Ranked By MWh Produced In 2014

According to EV Sales Blog, there’s huge progress in lithium-ion battery production for electric cars – production growth of approximately 54% year-over-year to more than 7,000 MWh in 2014.  The numbers comes from car sales data and assumptions of kWh used by different plug-in models. Panasonic remains the clear leader…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 13

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Battery Technology – The Future Of Electric Cars

Want to know the future of electric cars? First you have to understand where battery technology is going, and more importantly—when. You think, if Tesla is selling fast, long-range EVs today, and Chevy has announced its “200-mile” Bolt, why can’t BMW build its own new 200-mile i-model before 2020? Why,…

4 weeks ago by Inside EVs Staff 66

This schematic depicts a process for converting waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste. (Purdue University image/Vinodkumar Etacheri)

New Process Converts Packing Peanuts Into Battery Component

Purdue University researchers found a new second use of waste packing peanuts besides the ultimate fun box for cats. Postdoctoral research associate Vinodkumar Etacheri said: “We were getting a lot of packing peanuts while setting up our new lab. Professor Vilas Pol suggested a pathway to do something useful with…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 2

Tesla Model S battery degradation data

Tesla Model S Battery Degradation Data

Batteries in general lose capacity over time and use, which for electric cars means lower range with every mile driven and every passing day. How quick the capacity fade is remains mostly unknown as manufacturers typically provide only general information. In the case of Tesla Model S, the warranty does…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 20

Steve Levine: The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse: A Discussion of the Battery War (w/video)

On February 5, Viking released “The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World”. The book “…follows a small group of scientists engaged in a battery war among four nations — the U.S., China, Japan and South Korea.” *Available for purchase on here Using the book…

2 months ago by Ted Dillard 8