Tagged Batteries

Gridtential, Crown Battery partner on silicon+lead battery

By Kelly Pickerel Using technology similar to a solar cell, Gridtential Energy’s breakthrough Silicon Joule technology allows batteries to deliver up to five-times the power density with up to a 40% weight reduction — and it can be manufactured in current lead battery plants. Silicon Joule technology replaces the lead-grid and cell connecting lead-strap material…

VW CEO says ramping up EVs won’t affect profit margins

By [email protected] (Byron Hurd) Volkswagen has spent billions investing in its shift from diesel powertrains to battery-electric, but when it comes to profitability, its executives say, what’s under the hood doesn’t really matter. Thanks to the company’s new global architecture, which is electrification-friendly and flexible enough to underpin just about anything VW wants to… Read…

A lithium-ion battery that won’t catch fire

A flexible lithium-ion battery designed by a team of researchers and built to operate under extreme conditions—including cutting, submersion, and simulated ballistic impact—can now add incombustible to its résumé. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

Best Solar Companies in Hawaii

By Ryan Austin How to Find the Best Solar Companies in Hawaii With sky high utility costs and an electricity grid already loaded down with rooftop solar, the best solar companies in Hawaii are mixing solar, batteries, and the right utility options to… Read More The post Best Solar Companies in Hawaii appeared first on…

Can Venture Capital Make America Do Tough Things Again?

By [email protected] Venture capital is an effective source of money for scaling companies quickly. But what if your company needs 15 years to prove itself? That’s the time horizon for many “tough tech” companies in energy that are developing new semiconductors, industrial processes, chemical production methods and long-duration storage innovations. The first cleantech bubble showed…

CATL starts construction of Li-ion factory in Germany; 14 GWh by 2022

By mmillikin China-based Li-ion battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) has begun construction of its first lithium-ion battery factory in Thuringia, a state in east-central Germany. CATL has developed partnerships with a number of European companies in the automobile industry including BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler, Volvo, and Bosch. Germany is home to a strong…

How the Battery Sector Is Looking to Improve Lithium-Ion

By [email protected] Electric vehicle makers and battery manufacturers are making progress in developing new lithium-ion designs, amid persistent concerns over the supply of key materials. Concerns over cobalt, in particular, are forcing battery makers to move toward cobalt-light lithium-ion formulations, said Hans Eric Melin, founder of Circular Energy Storage, a consultancy focused on battery end-of-life…

Official: Kia Soul EV delayed until 2021

By [email protected] (Aaron Cole) Kia confirmed Thursday that its next-generation all-electric Soul EV won’t arrive for the 2020 model year, but instead will be delayed until 2021. Kia spokesman Neil Dunlop confirmed the news to Green Car Reports. Dunlop said the delay was due to limited battery supply and electric motor shortages. Dunlop said the…

© 2014 RenewaNews