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RECORDS 4th QUARTER 2017

GM turns up the voltage, plans 20 new EVs by 2023(October 17, 2017)
GM has recently shown a newfound interest in selling its EVs, running a major ad campaign for the Chevy Bolt EV in mainstream newspapers and magazines for the first time. Now the company has announced that it plans (more)

A guide to deconstructing the battery hype cycle (October 17, 2017)
“The storage battery is, in my opinion, a catchpenny, a sensation, a mechanism for swindling the public by stock companies.” - Thomas Edison, 1883 When American inventor Thomas Edison made this statement, he (more)

Norwegian Grid Struggling To Keep Up With Growing EV Fleet (October 16, 2017)
Norway recently crossed a landmark number of 100 thousand EV and PHEV in active use in the country. With a population in Norway of 5.2 million, we are talking about an insane amount of electric powered vehicles. Other . (more)

Britain’s £246m battery challenge won’t solve energy storage problem (October 16, 2017)
Renewable energy’s share of British electricity generation from wind and solar technologies reached record levels of 26% in the past year. This is excellent news for our national carbon emissions, but the grid is under (more)

Electric cars are some of fastest-selling used vehicles in the U.S.(October 14, 2017)
Not every car buyer can afford a brand-new vehicle, which often makes gently used vehicles an appealing alternative. (more)

Serial Battery Entrepreneur’s New Venture Tackles Clean Energy’s Biggest Problem(October 14, 2017)
MIT professor Yet-Ming Chiang has launched his latest storage bet, a flow battery startup designed to make renewable energy directly competitive with fossil fuels (see “24M’s Batteries Could Better Harness Wind and (more)

Electric-car incentives added in, remarkably, oil-rich Dubai (October 13, 2017)
Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced new incentives in an attempt to make electric cars more desirable. (more)

Carbon nanotube ‘twistron’ yarn generates electricity when stretched (October 13, 2017)
Everyone wants smart clothes, but no one wants to wear a battery pack. Truly a first-world problem. But that doesn’t mean a solution can’t be interesting. Researchers at the University of Texas, Dallas have created a (more)

World's 3rd largest battery firm may ally with VW for electric cars in China (October 12, 2017)
Many automakers have announced they will electrify entire vehicle portfolios in the years to come. With more electrified cars on the road, battery production will become increasingly more important. (more)

Ultralife Corp. Receives $49.8 Million IDIQ Award for CFx Military Batteries (October 12, 2017)
Ultralife Corp. has received a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for purchases not to exceed $49.8 million from the US Government’s Defense Logistic Agency (DLA) for its hybrid lithium (more)

New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars (October 11, 2017)
While parts of the federal government focus on sustaining fossil-fuel energy, numerous states are enacting new policies and programs to boost electric cars. (more)

Fast-charging high-energy lithium-ion batteries via implantation of amorphous silicon nanolayer in edge-plane activated graphite anodes (October 11, 2017)
As fast-charging lithium-ion batteries turn into increasingly important components in forthcoming applications, various strategies have been devoted to the development of high-rate anodes. However, despite vigorous (more)

Will All New Vehicles Be Electric By 2030? One Expert Says Yes (October 10, 2017)
Is the U.S. on the cusp of a clean energy revolution that will fundamentally change how we live, work, and get around? (more)

Who needs new battery technology when wireless charging promises wire-free top-ups? (October 10, 2017)
Without a doubt, the most frustrating thing about owning a smartphone or mobile device in 2015 is how long it lasts on a single charge. While improved power management has led to some advances, these have been (more)

Get Charged Up About Drive Electric Week (October 09, 2017)
Electric vehicle sales are surging, and the trend shows no signs of stopping — particularly as the battery technology that powers them enables longer trips and comes at a lower cost. The first electric cars hit the (more)

Mega-battery plant to come online in Sheffield (October 09, 2017)
Facility run by E.ON, to be followed by many more, will help UK grid cope with fast-growing amount of renewable energy ... (more)

Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report (October 07, 2017)
In the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and stringent fuel-economy regulations across the (more)

Rice Lab Finds Asphalt-Nanoribbon Anode More Efficient, Resistant to Dendrites(October 07, 2017)
“The capacity of these batteries is enormous, but what is equally remarkable is that we can bring them from zero charge to full charge in five minutes, rather than the typical two hours or more needed with other (more)

Jaguar Embraces Its Electric Future by Resurrecting Its Past (October 06, 2017)
Apologies to Elon, but the world has a new ruler when it comes to combining electric propulsion with beauty. Because this week, Jaguar Land Rover unveiled the E-type Zero, a battery-powered revival of the classic 1960s (more)

Chakratec and DBT-CEV Announce a Cooperation in EV Charging Station With Kinetic Power Booster(October 06, 2017)
Chakratec, the Kinetic Energy Storage company, and DBT, a European EV Technology partner for AC and fast charging, has announced their cooperation to offer and deliver DBT’s Fast and Ultra-Fast EV charging stations (more)

Go Spend $35K on an Electric Off-Roader That Out-Torques Tanks (October 05, 2017)
If you love kicking up mud and bombing around off-road but feel guilty spewing all that carbon dioxide, Nikola Powersports has you covered—assuming you've got $35,000 to spend on an electric off-roader with more (more)

Flow batteries leading the way in lithium-free niches (October 05, 2017)
While lithium-ion is rapidly racing ahead to become the “de facto grid storage solution” and is the most popular technology choice by far, vendors of other types of batteries are also targeting the market, with varying degrees (more)

Smart Envisions EQ Fortwo Concept as Ride-Sharing, Self-Driving EV (October 04, 2017)
Here’s the first advance look at cars to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in two weeks. This is the Smart Vision EQ fortwo. It’s autonomous and can be shared solo, or by a couple or two individuals going the same (more)

China Has 75% Of Electrolyte Solution Market & 75% Of Anode Materials Market (Key Lithium-Ion Battery Components) (October 04, 2017)
Chinese firms now control more than 75% of the electrolyte solution market, according to the Tokyo-based Yano Research Institute. Electrolyte solution is a key component in the manufacture of lithium-ion battery cells. (more)

At long last, Infiniti plans a production EV (October 03, 2017)
After years of false starts, it appears that Nissan's Infiniti division will finally launch a production electric car in 2019 and debut it as a concept in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (more)

Panasonic Expanding Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery Production In Japan(October 03, 2017)
The reason for the further production expansion shouldn’t be surprising: the company simply recognizes growing market demand for automotive lithium-ion batteries. (more)

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017: Top 10 electric cars (October 02, 2017)
The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show is now in full swing, with a huge range of new green cars sitting on the stands from a large variety of manufacturers. Most are concepts, but importantly, most of those concepts are (more)

Lithium titanate hydrates with superfast and stable cycling in lithium ion batteries (October 02, 2017)
Fast-charging electronic devices have experienced dramatic development recently1. Compounds on the binary Li2O–TiO2 composition line, such as Li4Ti5O12 (2Li2O•5TiO2, LTO) and various TiO2 polymorphs (TO), are (more)