Batteries

 
LG Chem's Large Battery Plant In China Took Less Than 2 Years

LG Chem's Large Battery Plant In China Took Less Than 2 Years

Korean firm LG Chem has made significant headway in the electric-car battery market by adding up contracts from a large contingent of automaker customers. While Panasonic and AESC are tied exclusively to Tesla and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, respectively, LG Chem supplies battery packs for dozens... read more

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Nissan prototype 60-kWh battery pack  -  Nissan Technical Center, October 2015

What Comes After Lithium-Ion Batteries To Power Electric Cars, And When?

All mass-market plug-in electric cars on sale today have one thing in common. They are powered by battery packs composed of cells with lithium-ion chemistries. But to surpass... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
Nissan prototype 60-kWh battery pack  -  Nissan Technical Center, October 2015

Nissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far

Will the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf offer an option that could provide 200 miles or more of real-world driving range? Based on the concept car and prototype battery... read more November 5, 2015 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

LG Chem Adds Tesla To Customer List, Will Supply Cells For Roadster Upgrade

Of the three largest lithium-ion cell suppliers for electric cars, only one can count almost a dozen automakers among its customers. Now that company, LG Chem, has added... read more October 29, 2015 by


 
Flow-cell battery prototype developed by Harvard University

Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

As renewable-energy use becomes more widespread, energy storage could become a major business. Using stationary battery packs to store energy increases the effectiveness of... read more October 2, 2015 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model 3 Will Benefit From Lowest Battery Costs Of Any Maker: Jefferies

The Tesla Model 3 electric sedan will start production in 2017, if the carmaker can keep to its schedule. Tesla is aiming for a 200-mile range and $35,000 base price, in the... read more September 24, 2015 by


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla And Panasonic: Partners In Electric Cars, Foes In Home Energy Storage

Tesla and Panasonic work closely together on battery-cell production for the carmaker's high-end electric cars. Panasonic currently produces all cells for the Tesla Model S... read more September 8, 2015 by


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Panasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
Cocoa Motors WalkCar

Electric Minimalism: Laptop-Size Electric Skateboard Scoots You Around

Cars aren't the only way to get from place to place, nor are they the only mode of transportation to take advantage of electric power. For shorter journeys where walking may... read more August 16, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai U.S. arrival

Toyota: Negative On Batteries Because It Has More Experience Than Any Other Maker

When it comes to zero-emission vehicles, Toyota has placed its flag firmly on the side of hydrogen fuel cells. The company is now reviewing requests from potential buyers and... read more July 22, 2015 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf SL

Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Lawsuit: Court Approves Settlement

Nissan appears to have reached a final settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries that now goes back almost three years. The... read more July 20, 2015 by


 
Nissan lithium-ion cell fabrication & battery pack assembly at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

U.S. Electric-Car Battery Industry Could Grow If Supply Base Matures

Increasing production of electric cars is expected to increase the market for lithium-ion battery cells substantially, but where will the majority of those cells be made?... read more July 6, 2015 by


 
BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

Solid-State Batteries Already Powering Electric Cars: BlueCars, In Fact

In the quest for a better battery chemistry that can make electric cars more competitive with internal combustion, solid-state cells have generated quite a bit of buzz. As... read more June 29, 2015 by


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla Battery Gigafactory 'Slightly Ahead Of Schedule': State Officials

Tesla is currently juggling several major projects, leading to speculation about when each will be completed. It plans to launch its much-delayed Model X electric SUV later... read more June 29, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Is Next Battery Advance Not In Chemistry But Fabrication?

Electric cars today are hampered by relatively short ranges, long charging times, and higher costs than comparable internal-combustion models--all problems that stem from... read more June 26, 2015 by


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory To Host 'Hundreds' Of Panasonic Workers Starting This Fall

Tesla Motors has said that its Nevada lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory" will be the largest of its kind in the world. And a massive factory requires a massive number of workers... read more June 9, 2015 by


 

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