Tagged Batteries

Magnesium borate nanowire-enabled solid-state electrolytes deliver elevated ionic conductivity

By mmillikin Researchers at Zhejiang University of Technology in China have fabricated magnesium borate (of the form Mg2B2O5) nanowire-enabled poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO)-based solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) for solid-state lithium-ion batteries (SSLIBs). As reported in their paper in the ACS journal Nano Letters, these SSEs have enhanced ionic conductivity and a large electrochemical window. When these multifunctional…

Volvo Trucks To Share EV Battery Tech Across Brands

By James Ayre Sweden’s Volvo Trucks, a component of Volvo AB, has revealed that plans are now in the works to share electric vehicle battery tech across brands — which would mean that Mack Trucks (USA) and UD Trucks (Japan) could both end up utilizing the firm’s’ battery tech in the future Read Full Article…

Heat Pump Helps Audi E-Tron Trump Tesla Performance

By Steve Hanley The upcoming Audi E-Tron will use an advanced thermal cooling system that incorporates a heat pump. The system is designed to keep the 95 kWh battery pack between 25º and 35º Celsius at all times — especially during high performance driving periods Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

Ørsted Announces First Battery Storage Project

By Joshua S Hill Danish offshore wind powerhouse Ørsted has this week announced its first entry into the large-scale battery storage sector with the announcement of the 20 megawatt (MW) Carnegie Road battery storage project which will provide services to the UK’s National Grid. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

Nissan unveils LEAF-based Sylphy BEV at Auto China 2018

By mmillikin Nissan unveiled the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan’s first electric car made in China for Chinese consumers, at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. The Sylphy offers a drive range of 338 kilometers (210 miles), according to official Chinese standards, based on SMVIC results referencing NEDC standards and depending on driving conditions. Built on…

Environmental upgrade of cruise ships

Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce for a major environmental upgrade programme to hybrid power. The main engines on up to nine cruise ships will switch from diesel to gas power and the upgrade will also include installation of a hybrid battery system. Read Full Article Here For…

New Tech Could Help Make Automotive Batteries Better for the Planet

By Sebastien Bell Although battery electric vehicles are a solution to many of the world’s environmental issues, they aren’t without their flaws. New battery technology coming out of UC Berkeley could help make them more ethical. The world of electric power is dominated by lithium-ion batteries. Energy-dense and with little self-discharge to […] The post…

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