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An airbag for battery packs: PyroPhobic says its unique thermoplastics will stop thermal runaway

Engineers have been searching for ways to mitigate the risk of fire with Li-ion batteries since the technology was first commercialized. Chemists are creating new cell formulations that are less prone to problems, electronics experts are designing fail-safe battery management systems, and mechanical engineers are building complex cooling and fire suppression systems. A common rule… Read more »

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid to go on sale in spring

Cadillac’s new CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will go on sale in the spring of 2017. The luxury sedan is expected to deliver an electric range of 30 miles and fuel economy of 65 MPGe. US pricing will start at $75,095 plus a $995 destination charge. GM has equipped the Caddy with a new rear-wheel-drive electric variable… Read more »

LORD Corporation builds on its work potting electric motors, reducing hot spots by up to 40%

In 2013, Shafigh Nategh completed his doctoral thesis on the thermal management of high-performance electrical machines at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and by 2014, the results of his doctoral work had begun to pique the interest of some heavy hitters in the electric motor industry. For his thesis, Nategh designed… Read more »

Elon Musk: Tesla can increase the speed of its production line 20-fold

Tesla’s future depends on being able to ramp up to high-volume production quickly. The main pillar of its strategy for doing so is making the production process more efficient – “building the machine that makes the machine,” as Elon Musk puts it. The mathematically-minded Musk has even formulated an equation to quantify the challenge: Production… Read more »

Bender launches a new off-the-shelf automotive-grade isolation monitoring device for EVs

Traditional 12-volt automotive batteries are grounded to the metal chassis of vehicles for a few different reasons, mainly driven by cost. Using the metal frame as a common ground essentially reduces the number of wires needed for all of the 12-volt systems by half – saving money and reducing weight. For example, to power a… Read more »

Researchers use nanolithia to improve efficiency and longevity of lithium-air batteries

Lithium-air, or lithium-oxygen, has been touted as the ultimate battery technology, because its theoretical energy density is ten times that of current lithium-ion solutions. However, scientists have struggled to overcome major challenges with the technology. The batteries waste a lot of energy as heat, degrade relatively quickly, and often require extra components to pump oxygen… Read more »

BASF licenses CAM-7 Li-ion cathode materials from CAMX Power LLC

Massachusetts-based battery technology developer CAMX Power has granted a license for its CAMX suite of CAM-7 cathode materials to chemical giant BASF. CAM-7 is a patented cathode material that features high-nickel compounds. According to the company, it features a discharge capacity over 200 mAh/g, and retains more than 80% of capacity at -20° C. It… Read more »

Mahindra to launch £13,000 EV in UK market

The Indian conglomerate Mahindra has been developing a variety of EVs since it bought automaker Reva in 2010. One of these is a small city runabout called the e2o that has been undergoing trials in India. Now Mahindra says it will launch the e2o, with a starting price just under £13,000, in London in April,… Read more »