Posts Tagged battery

Lithium-Ion Battery Shortage Looming?

Now that several automakers are setting goals for larger-scale EV production, many are facing a lithium-ion battery shortage. This is a good problem, because it further establishes the exponential growth of the segment, but not so good for the future of EVs, if the problem can’t be solved quickly and economically….

1 month ago by Steven Loveday 178

Battery Breakthrough Race Is On!

“CHAAAARRRGE!” The Germans are maintaining their slight lead over the (other) Europeans — ah, but hear them footsteps? Toyota is just around the corner and gaining fast. Meanwhile, Tesla has long left the building. With just about every automaker announcing an EV offensive, the race is on to find a…

2 months ago by Tesla Mondo 17

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…

6 months ago by Eric Loveday 50

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…

9 months ago by Eric Loveday 63