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Fraunhofer Institute - Fastracking Innovation of Electric Vehicles

Fraunhofer wheel hub motor on "freccO" demo vehicle

Battery systems, chargers, wheel hub motors – in the cars of the future, what will the components look like, and how will they interact with each other? Fraunhofer researchers are engineering the parts for electric vehicles and testing them on »Frecc0«, their demonstration vehicle. In a multi-disciplinary [...]

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UNEP Reports Finds Recycling of

Moving the global economy towards environmentally-friendly, clean technologies will increasingly hinge on rapid improvements in the recycling rates of so called “high-tech” specialty metals like lithium, neodymium and gallium.

Such metals, needed to make key components for wind turbines and photovoltaics to the battery packs of hybrid cars, fuel cells and energy efficient lighting systems, exist [...]

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DOE Awards $4 Million to Planar Energy Under Its Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy Initiative

(BUSINESS WIRE)–Planar Energy, the developer of large-format, solid-state, ceramic-like batteries at half the cost and triple the performance of lithium-ion batteries, today received a $4,025,373 award from the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of its Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) initiative to accelerate transformational energy research projects.

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A Break Through in PHEV Charging Mechanism that may be a Game Changer

An advancement in hybrid electric vehicle technology is providing powerful benefits beyond transportation.

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed, fabricated and demonstrated a PHEV traction drive power electronics system that provides significant mobile power generation and vehicle-to-grid support capabilities.

“The new technology eliminates the separate charging mechanism typically used in PHEVs, [...]

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How Should We Handle the Recycling of Electric Batteries?

In the UK new legislation will come into effect on January 1st ,2010 that is designed to ensure that all waste industrial and automotive batteries are recycled in the future. This legislation will see the responsibility will fall to the battery manufacturer. Producers of industrial and automotive batteries will be required to arrange the collection, [...]

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A123 Systems Partners with SAIC Motors to Develop Batteries for Hybrid and Pure Electric Vehicles

A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate(TM) lithium ion batteries and systems, this week announced that they are entering into a joint venture with SAIC Motor Co. Ltd, a leading automaker in China. The focus of the joint venture is to develop, manufacture and sell complete vehicle traction battery systems for use in [...]

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Alliance Announces Plans to Manufacture Lithium-ion Batteries for their Electric Car Programs

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced the location for the planned battery production site in Portugal. The new plant, which will manufacture advanced lithium-ion batteries, will be located at the Renault CACIA (Companhia Aveirense de Componentes para a Indústria Automóvel) industrial complex located in Aveiro, about 250km north of the capital, Lisbon.

In July of this year, [...]

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Microcell Foam Battery Technology Developed for High Tech Military Vehicles

Firefly Energy announced recently that it has signed a $3.3 million contract extension for continuing enhancement of its first two advanced battery technology designs. This funding comes in addition to more than $7 million the company has received to date under its original contract to adapt the company’s next generation microcell foam battery technologies for military [...]

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Development of new lightweight battery systems for electric cars

Over £1.3m of funding has been awarded by the Technology Strategy Board to a consortium led by advanced battery manufacturer Axeon and including Ricardo UK, which will develop a new lightweight battery for use in electric small city cars, improving their performance, functionality and range.

 The aim of the project is to develop an innovative high [...]

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Panasonic Develops New Lithium Cell Based Battery

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation has developed a 1.5 kWh battery module from 18650-type (18 mm in diameter x 65 mm in length) lithium-ion battery cells, which are widely used in laptop computers, to provide energy storage solutions for a wide range of environmentally friendly energy technologies. For example, multiple units can be connected in [...]

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