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Carbon nanotubes help make lithium metal batteries more durable

Carbon nanotubes could make high-powered, fast-charging lithium metal batteries an alternative to lithium-ion batteries, according to new research from Rice University. In a paper published this month in the journal Advanced Materials, the researchers show how a carbon nanotube film can be used to keep batteries safe from dendrites, spear-like protrusions that naturally form on… Read more »

Tesla turns to partners for help with its growing used car business

Yet another example of Tesla’s penchant for vertical integration is its Certified Pre-Owned program. Industry observers have noted that Tesla’s lack of franchise dealers allows it to exercise an unprecedented level of control over the used market for its vehicles. Now, as the company deals with “delivery logistics hell,” it has partnered with two outside… Read more »

European study: Electric transit buses are cheaper when health costs are considered

A new study has found that electric buses have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than diesel counterparts, once all health-related costs are factored in. The study, which was performed by Transport & Environment (T&E), a European NGO that campaigns for cleaner transportation, found that electric buses make up about 9 percent of new… Read more »

CAMX Power’s new GEMX cathode material

CAMX Power, an independent lithium-ion battery materials and design firm, has announced a new class of cathode materials that it says improves upon the high-nickel material classes NMC, NCA and LNO. The patented invention is called GEMX, and the resulting enhanced chemistries are called gNMC, gNCA and gLNO. High-nickel cathode chemistries for vehicle batteries use… Read more »

ON Semiconductor’s Automotive Intelligent Power Modules offer an integrated solution for on-board charging

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) has launched a new line of Automotive Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs) designed to improve performance in on-board charging and other high-voltage DC-DC conversion applications for plug-in vehicles. The FAM65xxxx APM16-packaged devices offer an integrated solution designed to ease design-in for automotive customers, with one device outline covering H-Bridge, PFC and bridge… Read more »

Turkish Jest Electric city bus uses BMW i3 motors and batteries

BMW has agreed to supply i3 motors and batteries to Turkish manufacturer Karsan for a battery-electric city bus called the Jest Electric, which is produced in Bursa, Turkey. The synchronous motor that will be used to power the Karsan Jest Electric generates peak output of 125 kW (170 hp) and maximum torque of 250 N·m…. Read more »

Hubject partners with MOEV to enable seamless charging

Charging interoperability pioneer Hubject has partnered with Los Angeles-based startup MOEV, a provider of chargers and cloud-based energy management software. The two companies will integrate their respective platforms in order to offer consumers a full-service charging resource. Hubject’s Intercharge platform enables EV drivers to easily find, access and pay for charging stations from diverse charging… Read more »

Renault-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn arrested, ousted as Chairman

Carlos Ghosn, the head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and one of the global auto industry’s most prominent proponents of electrification, has been arrested in Tokyo over “financial misconduct.” Along with Nissan Director Greg Kelly, Ghosn was arrested for “reporting compensation amounts in the Tokyo Stock Exchange securities report that were less than the actual amount,… Read more »