The Boston-based specialty chemical company announced the launch of the new LITX50™ carbon conductive additive, designed to increase the power and energy of lithium-ion batteries.
Envia Systems announced today that a test sponsored by ARPA-E has verified the company’s impressive claims for its new battery cells. Envia’s prototype juice boxes have achieved an energy density of 400 Watt-hours/kilogram – the highest ever recorded for a rechargeable lithium-ion cell. We’ll leave the hyperbole to the marketing folks, and settle for a… Read more »
Upcoming models that will use Panasonic cells include the Fusion and C-Max hybrids, as well as the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi PHEVs.
The new facility, which is being built in partnership with Mitsubishi, will make batteries for the i-MiEV (sold in the US as the i, and in France as the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO)
The yearly Edison Awards recognize new inventions and developments in a wide range of categories. Several EV-related products are finalists this year, including the Fisker Karma, the Ford Focus Electric, and Ecotality’s Blink Level 2 charger. Winners will be announced April 26. KLD Energy Technologies has a new electric motor system that was named as… Read more »
The company uses proprietary processing technology to build nanostructured carbon materials with ultra-high surface areas and ultra-high purity levels.
The developed methods could be a powerful set of tools for various aspects of battery development and testing.
Lithium ion batteries – we EV boosters love ‘em (though we wish they could be a bit lighter and a lot cheaper). EV party-poopers hate ‘em, telling anyone who will listen that they’re bound to explode, stop working after a year or two, or maybe even channel mind-controlling signals from hippy Communist aliens. Everyone agrees… Read more »
GreenCharge allows users to view battery data in real time, and evaluate the environmental and monetary benefits of owning an EV.
Advanced battery maker Ener1 (OTC: HEVV) announced yesterday that it has “voluntarily” entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and reached agreement with its creditors on a restructuring plan. The firm’s EnerDel unit, which builds lithium-ion batteries for EVs, is not part of the reorganization, and according to the company, “is not expected to be adversely impacted by… Read more »