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Researchers develop new method for making thin and oxide-based solid-state electrolytes

A team of researchers from MIT and Samsung have invented a new approach for manufacturing oxide-based and thin solid-state electrolytes that doesn’t require sintering. In an article published in Energy & Environmental Science, the researchers write: “We report a ceramic manufacturing method termed sequential decomposition synthesis (SDS), which results in ceramic films with thicknesses between… Read more »

Tritium partners with TNS to provide integrated payment solutions

Fast charger manufacturer Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) has partnered with Transaction Network Services (TNS) to expand the point-of-charge payment options that Tritium provides to customers. Tritium will receive access to payment hardware manufactured by Ingenico as part of the TNS UnattendedPayments solution. TNS UnattendedPayments, which is part of the TNS acceptance product portfolio, is an end-to-end… Read more »

Stellantis to display several new EVs at CES in January

Stellantis, which manufactures cars under no less than 14 separate brands, will be showing off several new plug-in models at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, on January 5-8. “Electrification, with our 30 electrified models available including fuel cell vans, connectivity and autonomy are all important facets of [the] future, but each cannot stand alone,” said… Read more »

Umicore buys a stake in solid-state battery developer Solid Power

Umicore has announced that it holds a stake in solid-state battery specialist Solid Power, following Solid Power’s announcement of its intent to become a publicly listed company. Umicore built its stake through earlier Series A and B investment rounds.  Solid Power also counts Ford, BMW, Hyundai and Samsung among its investors. The company claims that… Read more »

Five companies produce almost all EV battery cells for the US market

Five companies (AESC, LG Chem, Panasonic, Samsung and SK Innovation) produced almost all the battery cells used in plug-in vehicles for the US market over the past decade. Total capacity produced was 75,933 MWh. Panasonic supplied 74% of all the cells, and a majority of these were installed in Tesla battery packs.  A small percentage… Read more »

Several battery suppliers are working on Tesla’s 4680 cells

Tesla says its new 4680 battery cell, unveiled at the 2020 Battery Day event, represents a “massive breakthrough” that could enable a new generation of cheaper EVs. However, some industry experts have predicted that mass-producing the new cells will not be easy. Concurrently with developing the new cells, Tesla has been broadening its battery supply… Read more »

Battery developer Enevate raises $81 million in Series E funding round

Enevate, a pioneer in silicon-dominant Li-ion battery tech, has secured $81 million in a Series E funding round led by Fidelity Management & Research. Existing investors Mission Ventures and Infinite Potential Technologies also participated. The latest round brings Enevate’s total funding to $191 million. Enevate will use the investment to significantly expand its pre-production line… Read more »

Chip shortage forces Tesla to briefly idle Model 3 production line

Driving home the point that cars are computers, the global auto industry is reeling from a global shortage of microchips. Several major automakers have announced shutdowns or slowdowns because of the supply bottleneck. The shortage appears to have forced Tesla to briefly shut down its Model 3 production line at Fremont. An unnamed source told… Read more »

GAC Group’s novel graphene-based battery tech will debut in a vehicle this year

Graphene, a crystalline allotrope of carbon, is reported to be a better electricity conductor than copper, 200 times stronger than steel, and six times lighter. Metal oxides can be attached to its surface to improve its energy storage functions. Now China’s GAC Group has announced “breakthrough progress” with a graphene-based super-fast-charging battery, which the company… Read more »

StoreDot releases samples of its “five-minute” EV battery

In 2015, Israeli battery developer StoreDot announced plans to enter the EV market with battery cells that it said could enable a 300-mile battery pack to be charged in 5 minutes. Now the company has launched engineering samples of its first-generation batteries that are designed to be manufactured at scale on traditional Li-lion production lines…. Read more »