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15
Aug

Govt to procure 5,585 electric buses for public transport under FAME scheme

The government has sanctioned 5,595 electric buses in 64 cities for intracity and intercity operations under the second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles (FAME) India scheme in order to push for clean mobility in public transportation, an official release said on Thursday. The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises had invited expression of interest (EoI) from cities

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2
Aug

Tesla Just Announced a Giant New Battery System to Store Renewable Energy

Tesla on Monday announced its largest battery product. Called Megapack, it’s designed to simplify the installation process for large energy-storage projects. Each Megapack can store up to 3 megawatt hours of energy and convert up to 1.5 megawatts of energy from a direct current (DC) to an alternating current (AC) so homes can use it. Tesla had previously used its industrial-size Powerpack batteries for

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29
Jul

Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Heating Up In India

nterest in electric vehicles (EVs) is getting super hot in India. Having missed out on building its own manufacturing base for solar PV, India seems conscious about not missing the EV opportunity, especially for lithium-ion battery manufacturing (LIB). Through programs like “Make in India” and by providing special manufacturing zones with infrastructure, connectivity, and cheap power, the country is trying

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19
Jul

Govt plans 50-GW battery manufacturing base in India; Cabinet may take up proposal in a week

New Delhi: The Centre is planning to set up 50-GW battery manufacturing in India to achieve 30% electric vehicles by 2030 target. Earlier the proposal was to set up 40-GW battery manufacturing base in India but it has now been scalled up to 50GW. A proposal on the same has already been sent to the Cabinet, the Economic Times reported. Soon, the government

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13
Jul

UK researchers propose Cell Cooling Coefficient to quantify heat rejection from Li-ion batteries

In an open-access paper in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, researchers from Imperial College London and the Faraday Institution propose a new metric—the Cell Cooling Coefficient (CCC)—to quantify the rate of heat rejection from Li-ion batteries. The CCC (units W.K−1) is constant for a given cell and thermal management method and is therefore suited for comparing the thermal performance

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12
Jul

Adamas: NCM 811 deployment in passenger EV batteries in May up 113% over capacity deployed in April

In May 2019, NCM 811 (cathode with nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1) battery cell deployment in passenger EV batteries (MWh deployed) was 113% higher than the total capacity deployed in April, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “EV Battery Capacity Monthly” report. This increase lifts the total market share of NCM 811 (by capacity deployed) to 2%

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4
Jul

Europe Thinks Like China in Building Its Own Battery Industry

The European Union is starting to act like China when it comes to building the batteries that will drive the next generation of cars and trucks. In the past few months, government officials led by European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic have joined with manufacturers, development banks and commercial lenders on measures that will channel more than 100 billion euros

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2
Jul

Ion Storage Systems raises $8M for solid state battery development

Ion Storage Systems, a College Park-based energy startup, raised $8 million in funding as it looks to begin manufacturing of its solid state batteries. The funding round was led by Alsop Louie Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm. “We believe that Ion Storage Systems is poised to be the leader in an emerging generation of rechargeable battery technology companies,” Mark G.

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28
Jun

BMW Group accelerating e-mobility expansion: 25 electrified models by 2023

The BMW Group is accelerating its electromobility expansion program, with the 25 electrified models to be introduced by 2023, two years earlier than the initial 2025 target. With flexible vehicle architectures for fully-electric, plug-in hybrid and combustion engine drive trains, the company is able to respond quickly to changing conditions. More than half of the 25 models will be fully electric. We

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25
Jun

Nokia reveals 5G-ready lithium nanotube battery with 2.5X run time

True breakthroughs in the battery world are rarer than announcements might suggest, but sometimes a big innovation is as practical to manufacture as it is brilliant. That will hopefully be the case with Nokia Bell Labs’ latest invention. Working with researchers at Trinity College Dublin’s AMBER center, the company has developed a lithium nanotube-aided battery that promises to deliver 2.5 times the longevity of today’s best

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