Posts Tagged battery

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…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 50

New 60 kWh Battry Found In IDS Concept Fits Snugly Into Almost The Same Space As Current 30 kWh Version (new pack is slightly taller) - photo courtesy of Daily Kanban

Nissan, Toyota Both Working On Breakthrough Battery Technology

The search for breakthrough battery technology continues… In two separate announcements made late last month, Nissan and Toyota revealed revealed that their both pursuing different technologies for the battery of the future. According to Automotive News: “Toyota is researching the use of magnesium, in place of lithium, as the base…

6 months ago by Eric Loveday 63

Techrules TREV technology - Battery cells

Radically Better Batteries Unlikely Anytime Soon

G. Pascal Zachary, a professor of practice at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, recently penned an article on the future of battery technology. The article, titled “The Search for a Better Battery – Government funding and venture capital won’t buy us better batteries anytime…

7 months ago by Eric Loveday 81

Deutsche ACCUmotive GmbH & Co. KG, Kamenz: Assembly of cooling hoses on battery modules.

Daimler Invests To Triple Its Lithium-Ion Battery Production

Battery developer, Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, will triple its battery production through the addition of a second factory in Germany. Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche, explains: “To get closer to fully electric driving, we keep investing big in the key component of emission-free vehicles: powerful batteries. We are now…

9 months ago by Steven Loveday 31