Researchers from Renmin and Tsinghua Universities in China have developed a novel shape-memory current collector (SMCC) that they say can stop battery thermal runaway in an overheated battery. Their paper, Early Braking of Overwarmed Lithium-Ion Batteries by Shape-Memorized Current Collectors, is published in the ACS journal Nano Letters. Unlike traditional current collectors made of copper… Read more »
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Chinese automakers are selling large numbers of EVs at home, but so far, none has managed to crack the US or European passenger car markets. That could change before long – Auto Express reports that Geely, which owns Volvo, is rumored to be close to launching a new brand aimed at Europe, and that both… Read more »
The Chinese government has proposed an ambitious plan to improve the country’s EV charging infrastructure. The new strategy, announced in September by the State Council, envisions a charging infrastructure capable of supporting up to 5 million EVs by 2020. Market analysis firm CCM estimates that the program, which calls for 12,000 public charging stations and 4.5… Read more »