Posts Tagged battery


Boston-Power Targets Own Gigafactory

Boston-Power secured $290 million in “financial support” from Chinese government agencies in late 2014 to expand its battery factories to GWh levels. “The company claims that this latest funding event allows Boston-Power to grow its Liyang facility fivefold by 2016 and expand its Tianjin facility capacity to 4 gigawatt-hours by…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 12

Solid Power Battery Cell

Solid-State Battery Developer Solid Power Named “Emerging Cleantech Company Of The Year”

Solid-state batteries could represent the future of electric transport, at least that’s what solid-state battery developer Solid Power and the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association thinks: “Solid Power Inc. has been named “Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year” by the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA). Solid Power, founded in 2012 based…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 20

Lithium Battery Separators

Polypore Signs Separator Deal With Panasonic For Next-Gen Cylindrical Lithium-Ion Battery

Panasonic and Polypore’s Celgard subsidiary have signed a letter of intent to work together in the development of coated and uncoated Celgard brand separators for next generation lithium-ion batteries (cylindrical). It’s expected that shortly after the development process is completed, the parties will enter into a long-term supply agreement. As we don’t…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 15


Electrovaya’s Targets In Its Own Battery Gigafactory

Electrovaya announced plans of a transformational acquisition of a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant with capacity of about 0.5 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of lithium ion electrodes and other products. For now, we don’t know who is selling this facility or where it exists, but Electrovaya wants to acquire it “at a fraction…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 21

Tesla Gigafactory Rendering

Tesla’s Next Disruption Is Next-Gen Battery

While the world eagerly waits the arrival of the Tesla Model 3, it’s Panasonic/Tesla and the battery gigafactory that may well become the next big disruption for Tesla in the electric car industry. There’s a lot at stake with the gigafactory, but according to Panasonic, the next-gen battery is a…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 51

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt uses an all-new battery system that maintains its signature t-shape configuration but uses nearly 100 fewer cells. The battery system will provide improved range while weighing 30 lbs. less than the previous battery system.

The Charge of the Battery Brigade – Autoline (Video)

John McElroy recently gathered three experts for for “Autoline This Week 1833″ discussion on battery technology – Ann Marie Sastry from Sakti3, LG Chem’s Prabhakar Patil and Brett Smith from the Center for Automotive Research. Among the topics were battery outlook, costs and, of course, the Tesla Gigafactory. According to…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 12

Tesla Giga Factory

Study: Big Battery Factories “Won’t Do Much To Cut Cost”

Carnegie Mellon University joins the group of institutions/experts that question the meaningfulness of large battery factories as a way to reduce battery costs. Four researchers – Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering Jeremy Michalek, Associate Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Materials Science Jay Whitacre, and…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 82