ABB announced this week that it has formed a partnership with Nissan, 4R Energy and Sumitomo Corp to evaluate the reuse of Nissan Leaf lithium-ion battery packs in energy storage systems.
Today, General Motors announced a set of enhancements to the Volt’s vehicle structure and battery coolant system in an attempt to put the burning-battery bugaboo behind it once and for all. Last May, a Volt battery caught fire after a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test that punctured the battery pack and caused coolant… Read more »
BMW has posted a few screenshots of the new i3 iPhone application to its Facebook page, and EV groupies are drooling for more.
The PolyPlus lithium-water battery could someday have a huge impact on EV technology.
Listen to my story ‘bout a company named Toyota Crankin out the Pria, tryin to make their sales quota Without enough batteries, production would halt Good thing they found a bunch of carbonate salt Lithium, that is…white gold…Argentine applesauce… …but seriously folks, Japanese news site Nikkei reported this week that the Toyota Tsusho Corporation… Read more »
The 235,000-square-foot facility is ramping up volume to handle a projected $300 million in annual sales, and will employ 300 people once it’s running at full speed.
Liotech, a joint venture between Russian state-owned firm Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) and Chinese holding company Thunder Sky Limited, held an opening ceremony this week for what they claim is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery factory. The sprawling 40,000-square-meter plant near Novosibirsk was built in nine months – probably less time than it would take just to secure the building… Read more »
Sheetak Inc. announced that it has secured a $4.7 million contract with the Department of Energy to develop a thermal energy storage system for EVs.
Three Swedish companies have designed a new transmission for electric vehicles, which will be on display for the first time at next week’s CTI Exhibition in Berlin.
Panasonic announced today that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota’s new Prius PHEV. The company is already supplying nickel-metal hydride batteries to several automakers, but this will be the first time its lithium-ion offerings appear in a production vehicle. The Japanese electronics giant is charging ahead in the battery business, with a major R&D… Read more »