Category: charging infrastructure

The most complete study of battery failure sees the light

An international team of researchers just published in Advanced Energy Materials the widest study on what happens during battery failure, focusing on the different parts of a battery at the same time. The role of the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, in France, was crucial for its success. We have all experienced it: you have charged…
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4th June 2019 0

Scientists design organic cathode for high performance batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, organic cathode material for lithium batteries. With sulfur at its core, the material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials in lithium batteries. The research was published in Advanced Energy Materials on April 10, 2019. Optimizing…
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3rd June 2019 0

IEA Predicts 250 Million EVs On The Road By 2030

What a difference a year makes. Last year, the International Energy Agency annual report predicted there would be 125 million EVs on the road worldwide by 2030. Its new 2019 report is out and it has doubled that prediction to 250 million electric vehicles by 2030, assuming the 25 nations that are part of the…
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31st May 2019 0

Ganfeng Lithium to Buy 30 Percent Stake in Bacanora

Chinese top lithium producer Ganfeng Lithium (OTC Pink: GNENF,SZSE:002460) has signed another deal in the space, this time announcing it’s looking to acquire a 30 percent stake in London-listed Bacanora Lithium (LSE:BCN). Ganfeng’s GBP 14.4 million strategic investment will boost Bacanora’s finance package for the development of its Sonora lithium clay project in Mexico, which is forecast to…
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23rd May 2019 0

Global EV sales ‘will dominate traditional car sales by 2040’

A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance expects EV sales to rise from two million last year to 56 million by 2040 Global electric vehicle (EVs) sales are set to “dominate” traditional car sales by 2040. That’s according to a new report published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which suggests battery-powered cars will…
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20th May 2019 0

Volvo secures ‘multi-billion dollar battery supply deals’ to support its electric car plans

Volvo, both through Polestar and its own brand, plans to bring several new all-electric vehicles to market and in order to do that, it needs significant battery supply. The automaker now says that it has secured ‘multi-billion dollar battery supply deals’ with CATL and LG Chem. According to a press release issued earlier today, Volvo…
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17th May 2019 0

Green Energy Metals And rEvolution – Reuters: “Tesla Expects Global Shortage Of Electric Vehicle Battery Minerals.”

Reuters joins Bloomberg in sounding the alarm that Green Energy Metals are needed to build a green and beautiful future for all us and they can not be just found on Instagram among motivation quotes and inspiring pictures. Even worse, the metals which are making all our gadgets tick are the result of very long multi-year…
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16th May 2019 0