Batteries

 
Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

Sometimes it's the task of the Tesla communications department to explain, or provide context, or simply clean up the confusion after CEO Elon Musk says or tweets something about the electric-car maker. In the latest case, it was Musk's statement about Tesla Model 3 production equipment that... read more

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2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW partners with Solid Power to develop solid-state cells for electric cars

While lithium-ion cells have powered all but a handful of plug-in electric cars since 2008, carmakers have looked further down the road toward solid-state battery cells with... read more December 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai believes electric-car battery prices will stop falling by 2020

The automotive business is one that turns raw materials into highly complex finished goods. When the prices of key commodities—especially raw materials—rise... read more December 15, 2017 by


 
Akio Toyoda, President, Toyota and Kazuhiro Tsuga, President, Panasonic

Toyota, Panasonic agree to study prismatic battery cells for electric cars

For the 20 years since the introduction of the Prius, Toyota has enjoyed the first-mover advantage in hybrid cars, and leveraged those green credentials to boost public... read more December 15, 2017 by


 
XING Miss R Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

New approach to electric-car battery cooling: immerse cells in coolant

Regardless of how your vehicle is powered—whether it be an internal-combustion engine or a battery pack powering an electric motor—most powertrains have a common... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi, Roadster battery claims prove puzzling: beyond current knowledge?

Since Tesla’s reveal of its new Semi and Roadster models, many technical analysts have been left scratching their collective heads. How can Tesla promise performance... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
Hyundai Heavy Industries' 50-megawatt ESS

Tesla's huge Australia battery won't last as world's largest: Hyundai in the wings

As Elon Musk basks in the glow of meeting his 100-day challenge to install the world's largest utility battery in South Australia, another company is looking to take his... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain

Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge

As automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors headquarters

Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors bought Tesla founder's battery-tech firm

Although Elon Musk is the name now associated with Tesla, the current CEO was not a founding figure in the electric-car startup. That honor goes to two men, Martin Eberhard... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla South Australia lithium-ion battery storage

Tesla builds world's largest lithium-ion battery, for utility use, in Australia

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bet that he'd build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in Australia in 100 days. If his company failed, Musk would personally pay for the... read more November 24, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker still aims at solid-state electric-car batteries, as patents attest

At first, Fisker had promised its upcoming EMotion electric sedan would launch with revolutionary solid-state batteries. The company then backtracked in June, saying the... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars

Electric cars provide a zero-emission driving experience, but one of the most important raw materials for their batteries—cobalt—has a supply chain that needs... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
European Union battery alliance announcement

EU announces launch of battery alliance to boost cells for electric cars

As it stands today, Asia dominates the production of electric-car battery cells globally, with Japanese and Korean companies representing the bulk of the industry outside of... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
Hinckley Dasher electric yacht

Even luxury launches can go all-electric; Hinckley shows how

Electrification is starting to surge through the automotive industry as countries implement emission regulations and the cost of batteries and associated technology drops... read more October 22, 2017 by


 
Toshiba SCiB battery cell

Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. Although automakers... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
Bosch 48-volt lithium-ion battery for mild-hybrid systems

Bosch creates off-the-shelf 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid systems

Whether car buyers are ready or not, many future cars will boast some sort of electrification. The numerous announcements from automakers declare their brands will begin... read more October 13, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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