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Tesla Q1 deliveries disappoint, stock stumbles

Just as the Tesla story has always elicited comments from both well-informed and uninformed writers, TSLA stock attracts investors of wildly varying levels of sophistication – or, to put it colorfully, “smart money” and “dumb money.” While the dumb money periodically causes large temporary tumbles in the stock price, triggered by Elon Musk pretending to… Read more »

Lavle working on solid electrolyte battery ESS for marine market

Lavle, a Washington-based marine battery company, says it’s developing a large-scale solid electrolyte battery (SEB) energy storage system (ESS) for the marine market. The Lavle marine solution will utilize SEB cells supplied by its Japanese joint venture partner, 3DOM, and engineering expertise from its American joint venture partner, Ockerman Automation. The 3DOM SEB cells use… Read more »

AI algorithm accurately predicts the life cycle of Li-ion batteries

Scientists at MIT, Stanford and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) have developed an AI algorithm that they say can accurately predict the useful life of Li-ion batteries. The algorithm analyzed factors such as voltage decline to make predictions as to how many more cycles a battery would last. The predictions turned out to be within… Read more »

Faraday Future signs $600 million agreement with Chinese game company The9

The9, a Chinese online game company, has signed a joint venture agreement with California EV startup Faraday Future to manufacture and sell the company’s EVs in China. The immediate goal of the agreement is to manufacture and sell Faraday Future’s V9 model, a luxury vehicle to be based on Faraday’s first production vehicle. Under the… Read more »

Complete Coach Works introduces a 466 kWh battery pack for transit buses

Complete Coach Works (CCW), a California company that offers repairs and upgrades for both fossil-fueled and electric transit buses and coaches, has announced an optional, larger 466 kWh onboard energy storage system for its Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS). The larger battery pack is paired with a liquid-cooled all-electric drive system and a permanent magnet… Read more »

LORD expands CoolTherm facility with €14-million investment

Automotive supplier LORD has announced plans to expand its facility in Hückelhoven, Germany, with a €14-million investment. The Hückelhoven facility produces thermal management products for EVs and other industries, including gap fillers, potting and encapsulants, and thermal adhesives, under the CoolTherm brand. LORD expects the expansion to add over twenty employees to the seventy currently… Read more »

Novonix launches battery testing system for non-destructive electrolyte analysis

Novonix, a battery testing equipment manufacturer, is launching a differential thermal analysis system capable of non-destructive electrolyte analysis of Li-ion cells. To better understand battery failure, the system measures and monitors the evolution of the liquid electrolyte over a battery’s lifetime and provides information about its composition, quantity, salt consumption and solvent reactions. Thermal signature… Read more »

VW and Northvolt form European Battery Union to advance EU battery research

VW and Swedish battery maker Northvolt will lead a new consortium, the European Battery Union (EBU), which aims to push battery research forward in Europe. Through the EBU, the partners plan to research the entire battery value stream – from raw materials through cell technology to recycling. The group’s prime objective is to accumulate broader… Read more »

Linear Labs raises $4.5 million to market its electric motor

Electric motor manufacturer Linear Labs has closed a $4.5-million funding round to market its flagship motor, the Hunstable Electric Turbine. The Hunstable Electric Turbine uses multiple rotors. Compared to available permanent magnet motors, Linear Labs’s motor produces twice the torque, three times the power density, two times the output and 10 percent further range, according… Read more »

NYC to expand zero-emission fleet with 15 New Flyer e-buses

New York City Transit has announced it will add 15 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE low-floor, sixty-foot electric heavy-duty transit buses to its transportation fleet. Each bus will include New Flyer’s CONNECT 360 business analytics and reporting tool, which is designed to optimize performance and operations. The order supports NYCT’s efforts to develop a cleaner public… Read more »