The Tech

Li-Cycle to build battery recycling facility in Alabama

Li-Cycle has announced plans to build a fourth commercial battery recycling facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This facility will add to the capacity of the Kingston, Ontario and Rochester, New York plants. The company’s Gilbert, Arizona facility is still under construction.  Univar Solutions will be an anchor battery feed supply customer for the new facility. Li-Cycle… Read more »

Bosch hopes to earn over a billion euros in sales this year from e-mobility

Tier 1 supplier Bosch offers a wide range of electromobility-related products, from e-bikes to construction machinery to silicon carbide chips to integrated e-axle modules. Now the company says it expects to generate more than 1 billion euros in sales from e-mobility this year. Bosch says it has invested some 5 billion euros in electromobility to… Read more »

New EV motor epoxy encapsulation materials for 800 V designs

For the electrification of the automobile powertrain, new materials play a crucial role in enabling and facilitating a wide adoption of electromobility. Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering this Fall, presented by Huntsman Advanced Materials, to learn more about new materials serving as secondary insulation in the stator and rotor… Read more »

Tesla buyers offered a choice between LFP or NCA battery packs

For most car buyers, their technical automotive knowledge amounts to this: they know a car has an engine (or motor), and they want the biggest, most powerful one they can afford. Early-adopting EV buyers seem likely to be a little more knowledgeable, and Tesla is taking the unprecedented step of giving buyers a choice between… Read more »

Solid Power to build new solid-state battery plant in Thornton, Colorado

Solid Power, a producer of all-solid-state EV batteries, plans to build a second Denver-area production facility in Thornton, Colorado. The new plant will expand Solid Power’s capacity to produce materials for its battery cells, including the ability to produce up to 30 metric tons of sulfide-based solid electrolyte material annually—a 25x throughput increase over current… Read more »

Testing EV batteries? Here’s how to get to market faster without compromising safety

EV Battery validation demands more than iterative optimization; it demands innovation in multiple dimensions for which there is no playbook or best practices. Expectations on safety and performance continue rising. Regulations, standards, and ways to test against them change constantly. How do you keep up with this ever-moving target? You move faster by optimizing the… Read more »

LeydenJar raises €22 million for development of super-battery

Dutch startup LeydenJar Technologies has raised €22 million in a new investment round. The company will use the funding to scale up its production facility and further develop its battery technology. LeydenJar raised the amount from Dutch and American venture capitalists, and also received  a subsidy of over €5 million from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency…. Read more »

Today’s Webinar: Ultra anti-abrasion high-voltage contact plating

Virtually every major car manufacturer around the world is shifting its strategy and placing more emphasis on its battery-powered, hybrid, and plug-in-hybrid vehicle product lines. Consumers want their EVs to recharge more quickly, drive longer distances between charges, and last longer. But electrified vehicles and their systems, including high-powered charging (among others), are extremely sophisticated…. Read more »