Daily Archives: April 11, 2019

Energy Storage Tax Credit Could Jumpstart Battery Industry

By Ryan Austin Energy storage is still hampered by high costs, but some in the federal government are looking to partially solve that problem. Last week, lawmakers in the democratic-controlled House of Representatives introduced a bill to extend tax credits to energy storage. Pennsylvania representative Mike Doyle introduced the Energy Storage and Deployment Act on…

Ford partnering with Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for next-gen EVs

By mmillikin Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Solid Power (earlier post) to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. The announced partnership will focus on further developing ASSBs toward automotive requirements. Solid Power’s solid-state technology combines a cathode, metallic lithium anode, and a safe, inorganic solid electrolyte layer. Solid-state batteries offer…

Tesla Gigafactory, Volvo plug-ins, EV tax credit support, Infiniti EV, U.S. lithium mining: Today’s Car News

By [email protected] (Eric C. Evarts) With a new bill in Congress, the effort to extend EV tax credits no longer comes just from Democrats. Infiniti unveils its new electric sports sedan. Volvo announces new high-performance plug-in hybrids. Tesla and Panasonic are reportedly shelving plans to further expand their lithium-ion battery Gigafactory. And demand for batteries…

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