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Adding quartz powder to Li-S battery electrolyte slows capacity loss

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland and the Université Grenoble Alpes in France have developed a simple method that they say can improve the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries by 25-30%. In “Direct observation of lithium polysulfides in lithium-sulfur batteries using operando X-ray diffraction,” published in Nature Energy, Joanna Conder and colleagues reported… Read more »

Leclanché receives Chinese certification for LTO battery cells

Switzerland-based Leclanché has received certification for its LTO battery cells that will allow it to provide battery solutions for EVs in China. This certification, which was performed by an independent testing lab, corresponds to the latest standards from the Standards Administration of China, and covers lifetime, safety and performance requirements. Leclanché is in discussions with… Read more »

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: The era of long-range, mid-priced EVs is here

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will surely be remembered as a milestone model in automotive history – and hopefully for more than just the hype that heralded it. For several years, the punditocracy has been saying that the “killer app” that would bring electromobility to a “tipping point” and build that all-important “critical mass” would… Read more »

GM sells Opel to PSA – What does this mean for the European Bolt?

GM has confirmed that it will sell its European Opel division to PSA Peugeot Citroën, for 2.2 billion euros ($2.33 billion). GM has controlled Opel for more than 90 years, but it has lost almost $20 billion over the past two decades. Currency fluctuations due to Brexit contributed to a $257 million loss in 2016,… Read more »

European fast charging networks work together to promote seamless electric travel

Five European fast charging networks have agreed to form the Open Fast Charging Alliance, which will enable roaming throughout a network of fast chargers all over Europe. The founding members are Fastned (Netherlands), Sodetrel (France), Smatrics (Austria), Grønn Kontakt (Norway) and GOtthard FASTcharge (Switzerland). Together, the alliance members own and operate more than 500 fast… Read more »

German Environment Minister prefers a Model S

It’s not unusual for government officials to drive EVs. Elected officials in Norway, Switzerland, the US and several other countries proudly drive on electrons. Even the USA’s Climate Change Denier-in-Chief reportedly owns a Model S. However, when the Environment Minister for the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia bought a Tesla Model S as his official… Read more »

Seaworthy EVs: Leclanché designs and manufactures Li-ion cells and systems

The advantages of electrifying transportation are far-reaching. Advanced energy storage systems are even making their way into the commercial marine industry. There are many marine applications in which adding a large Li-ion battery pack makes a lot of sense. The best-use case varies depending on the boat size and purpose. All-electric ferries, for example, are… Read more »

“Faster, cleaner, cheaper” – Lifelong motorhead becomes EVangelist

Marco “Speedy” Jeanrenaud, a resident of the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland, is a connoisseur of the automobile. A lover of classic American cars, he has owned a 1976 Cadillac, a Dodge Charger, several Ford Mustangs, a Range Rover SUV, and Harley and BMW motorcycles (as well as more prosaic vehicles, including a Hyundai minivan… Read more »

Swiss researchers enhance Li-ion batteries with improved electrode design

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich in Switzerland have developed a simple procedure that they say can enhance the performance of Li-ion batteries by improving the design of the electrodes without changing the underlying chemistry. In “Magnetically aligned graphite electrodes for high rate performance Li-ion batteries,” published in Nature Energy, Juliette Billaud… Read more »