Tag: battery

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Cathode innovation makes sodium-ion battery an attractive option for electric vehicles

January 8, 2024


New cathode material for sodium-ion batteries is inspired by earlier work at Argonne that led to the lithium-ion batteries in the Chevy Volt and Bolt. It could help the supply of low-cost and abundant elements for electric vehicle batteries. As […]

Design & Planning, Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process

Scientists design cobalt-free battery for cleaner, greener power

October 19, 2023


High-capacity and reliable rechargeable batteries are a critical component of many devices and even modes of transport. They play a key role in the shift to a greener world. A wide variety of elements are used in their production, including […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Battery Giants, Hyundai Concerned by US Moves on China Supplies

August 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea’s biggest electric car batterymakers and Hyundai Motor Co. have expressed concern over new U.S. legislation aimed at boosting domestic production of EVs and reducing the use of Chinese materials, moves they say could hurt their competitiveness. Korean trade […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Daimler Truck to Shift Spending to Battery, Hydrogen Rigs

May 20, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Daimler’s truck and bus division says it plans to shift most of its vehicle development resources to zero-emission vehicles by 2025 and predicts that battery and hydrogen-powered trucks could be competitive with diesels on cost later this decade. Daimler Truck […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

European Manufacturers Race on Electric Vehicle Batteries

April 5, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

With Europe expected to lead the world in electric-car sales for a second straight year, an epic rush to build a battery-supply chain from scratch is playing out across the continent. After years of ceding the EV battery business to […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

European Alliance to Invest $6.7 Billion in Electric Car Batteries

May 7, 2019

Via: Industry Week

European governments and companies will form an alliance for developing next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, investing five to six billion euros (US$6.7 billion) in the project, the French and German finance ministers said on May 2. France’s Bruno Le Maire […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Cobalt prices soar as investors see demand for lithium ion batteries

March 2, 2017

Via: Automotive News

Investors are running up the prices for cobalt, an important element that automakers and suppliers use in lithium ion batteries as they prepare for an increase in electric vehicle production. The batteries are used in both electric and hybrid vehicles. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla plans to raise additional cash this year

September 1, 2016

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Motors Inc. plans to raise additional cash this year to help fund development and production of its new Model 3 sedan and build out a giant battery factory, the company said today. The electric carmaker plans to raise money […]