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Voltabox begins building Li-ion battery packs in Texas

Three Li-ion battery chemistries, the speed of its software and hardware systems configuration and the automotive legacy of Voltabox make this newly-landed American spin-off company a player in the realm of rechargeable batteries for public transit and heavy industrial vehicles. Austin, Texas is known for many things: music festivals, barbequed ribs, the Texas Longhorns, filmmaker… Read more »

eVgo to deploy chargers with integrated battery storage

EV charging stations are an amenity that can help businesses attract good-quality customers. However, site owners may find, especially with DC fast chargers, that power spikes can trigger expensive peak demand charges from their electric company. NRG eVgo has partnered with energy storage startup Green Charge Networks to add integrated battery storage to its growing… Read more »

Panasonic expects to be the sole manufacturer in Tesla Gigafactory

Tesla’s Gigafactory will be a game-changer for the automotive industry, and as Tesla’s main battery supplier, Panasonic will be a key participant. As prospects for the massive battery plant have brightened and dimmed, not only the EV press but the major news outlets have been following the saga with keen interest. The latest news is… Read more »

Polypore to supply Celgard Li-ion battery separators to Panasonic

Polypore International (NYSE:PPO) has announced that its Celgard subsidiary has entered into a five-year supply agreement with Panasonic under which the Japanese battery behemoth will purchase Celgard brand separators to be used in its large-format lithium-ion batteries. Separators are critical components of a Li-ion battery, providing a barrier between the anode and the cathode while… Read more »

Celgard files suit against LG Chem over battery separator patent

Celgard, a subsidiary of Polypore International (NYSE:PPO), has filed a complaint against LG Chem, alleging that the Korean chemical giant has infringed one of Celgard’s US patents for a battery separator. The patent in question covers ceramic composite layer lithium-ion battery separators. Celgard filed the lawsuit following a lengthy period of discussions with LG regarding… Read more »

BMW i3 bares it all in LA

As BMW prepares to bring its new i3 to market in 2014, expectations are running high. The upscale city car fills a vacant niche in the market, and it embodies all the advantages of a pure EV. Equally important, the company seems committed to making the i3 a success in the marketplace, rather than taking… Read more »

Panasonic and Tesla to expand supply of battery cells

Panasonic and Tesla have updated and expanded an existing agreement under which the Japanese giant supplies automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to the Silicon Valley trendsetter. The new arrangement calls for Panasonic to supply nearly two billion cells over the course of four years, both for Model S and the new Model X, which is scheduled… Read more »

oneDRIVE of a kind: KLD Energy’s new propulsion system

In August 2013, KLD Energy announced that it has received official UN and IEC certification for the battery pack solution of its proprietary electric drive system. The announcement marked the end of a five-year development effort and the beginning of high-volume production for the company’s ultra-efficient turnkey oneDRIVE propulsion system.  There are hundreds of different… Read more »

Dual battery pack could give next-generation Tesla unprecedented range

Is Tesla working on a new type of hybrid pack that combines two different battery technologies to deliver a huge increase in range? This question has been floating around the discussion groups for a few months, but several outlets reported it as breaking news this week after a couple of stock analysts discovered the story… Read more »

EV sales surge puts Panasonic battery division back in the black

Panasonic’s lithium-ion battery division is seeing a dramatic turnaround, mostly thanks to healthy sales of Tesla’s Model S, according to Lux Research. In the second quarter of 2013, the Li-ion division made about $40 million in profits, compared to a loss of $20 million in Q2 2012. Panasonic plans to invest $200 million over the… Read more »