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Class Action Settlement On 2011 and 2012 Nissan LEAF Battery Performance Hits A Snag

United States Advanced Battery Consortium Reopens 4 High-Performance Battery Projects

United States Advanced Battery Consortium, known also as USABC—a collaborative organization operated by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors— announced a new initiative in which it’s seeking new project proposals for the development of advanced high-performance batteries for vehicle applications. USABC reopened four requests for proposal information…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 2

SCE Unveils America's Largest Battery Energy Storage Site

SCE Unveils America’s Largest Battery Energy Storage Site

Southern California Edison (SCE) unveiled the largest battery energy storage system in North America – the Tehachapi Energy Storage Project located in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area in Tehachapi, Calif. The 6,300 square-foot facility houses 32 MWh of lithium-ion batteries with an aim to integrate more clean energy. Total cost…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 21

The Nissan Leaf battery module.

Dissecting the Nissan LEAF Battery (w/video)

After the fun of seeing the Tesla battery pack innards, it seems only fair to take a look at the guts of other cars’ batteries – notably the Nissan LEAF.  Most of this information comes from the salvage site Hybrid Auto Center, (and we’re in no way promoting or representing…

1 month ago by Ted Dillard 10

Diagram illustrates the process of charging or discharging the lithium iron phosphate (LFP) electrode. As lithium ions are removed during the charging process, it forms a lithium-depleted iron phosphate (FP) zone, but in between there is a solid solution zone (SSZ, shown in dark blue-green) containing some randomly distributed lithium atoms, unlike the orderly array of lithium atoms in the original crystalline material (light blue). This work provides the first direct observations of this SSZ phenomenon.

Illustration courtesy of the authors

MIT Explores A Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery From the Inside

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently announced a new finding on long cycle life and high power of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) cells. “The MIT researchers found that inside this electrode, during charging, a solid-solution zone (SSZ) forms at the boundary between lithium-rich and lithium-depleted areas — the region…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 3