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All 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico have submitted plans for national EV charging network

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) requires each state and territory to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (EVIDP) in order to qualify for its share of the first round of the $5 billion of infrastructure formula funding (IFF) that will be made available over 5… Read more »

Researchers find additive can limit dendrite growth

A research team led by Dr. Hongyi Li and Dr. Tetsu Ichitsubo, both of Tohoku University in Japan, found that a multivalent cation additive can limit dendrite growth in rechargeable batteries by modifying the solvation structures of lithium or sodium ions in electrolyte. In an article published in Cell Reports Physical Science, the researchers say:… Read more »

VW’s Elli and Mitnetz Strom launch pilot for smart grid/EV integration

Elli, a brand of the Volkswagen Group, and German grid manager Mitnetz Strom have launched a pilot project to test the integration of EVs with a smart electrical grid. The Innovation Impulse for Future-Proof Grid Integration of E-Mobility project is intended to provide insight into what a practical implementation of smart charging could look like…. Read more »

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings expands its anode materials business

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group (MCHG) plans to increase its production capacity of natural graphite anode materials in China from 2,000 tons to 12,000 tons per year. MCHG’s Chinese subsidiary Qingdao Lingda Kasei produces spherical graphite for the anode materials, which another Chinese subsidiary, Qingdao Anode Kasei, then uses to produce anode materials for lithium-ion batteries…. Read more »

Rice researchers find misaligned crystallites in cathodes limit lithium flow

Researchers at Rice University have found that stress between misaligned crystallites in cathodes limits the flow of lithium. In an article published in ACS Energy Letters, the researchers write: “As an important battery cathode material, reaction distribution in lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) has been extensively studied in dispersed particle systems, but remains poorly understood for… Read more »

High Power EV Charge Profiles and Mitigation Studies

Long recharge times of EVs are considered one of the major impediments to widespread consumer adoption. As the entire industry is identifying solutions to meeting aggressive recharge targets, the Department of Energy and its National Laboratories are also actively working on characterizing High Power EV Charging progress, analyzing gird impacts, and developing mitigation strategies. This… Read more »

Sumitomo Bakelite to unveil eAxle demonstrator

After sharing some early technical findings at our Charged virtual conference, Sumitomo Bakelite has released additional information about its eAxle research project. Sumitomo is developing an 80 kg eAxle demonstrator that it expects to be finished in late Q1 of 2022. Based on the company’s plastics, the eAxle has stator encapsulation that replaces traditional paper… Read more »

MIT metal processing approach may prevent rare metal shortages

An MIT research group has developed a metal processing approach that may help prevent rare metal shortages in the future by identifying and separating rare metals from mixed materials. MIT Professor of Metallurgy Antoine Allanore and graduate student Caspar Stinn relied on a modified form of sulfidation to identify and separate 15 elements, including the… Read more »

Nine governments commit to one or more goals of The Climate Group’s ZEV fleet pledge

International non-profit The Climate Group has issued a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) pledge calling on government organizations to shift 100% of their owned or leased fleets to ZEVs. The Climate Group’s ZEV pledge calls for buses and two- and three-wheelers to be converted by 2030, light-duty vehicles by 2035, and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2040…. Read more »