Posts Tagged: Batteries

GM and LG Chem to build battery cell plant in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors and LG Chem have announced plans to establish a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield site in the Lordstown area of Northeast Ohio. The companies will invest up to $2.3 billion in the facility through a new joint venture. The new factory will eventually provide batteries for GM’s electric pickup truck, expected… Read more »

Webasto launches modular battery system, thermal management, and charging stations

Automotive supplier Webasto showcased its modular battery system, thermal management system, and charging station at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas. The CV standard battery system is available in 400 V and 800 V versions. Each battery features 35 kWh of energy. Up to 10 packs can be used for a combined 350 kWh…. Read more »

Dutch startup LeydenJar to open pilot plant for Li-ion batteries with silicon anodes

Dutch startup LeydenJar is opening a pilot plant to manufacture new-generation batteries that utilize pure silicon anodes, which the company says can store 50% more energy than conventional lithium batteries. LeydenJar and its development partners hope to use the pilot plant to demonstrate that batteries with silicon anodes can be manufactured for the same price… Read more »

Kratzer Automation launches new battery test and simulation device

Kratzer Automation has developed the VES4.1-c, a new battery test and simulation device. The VES4.1-c features an increased rated current and overload capability, as well as Ethernet for Control Automation Technology (EtherCAT) interface. The device has a maximum current of 1,000 amps and maximum electrical output of up to 300 kW. Dirk Stübener, Product Manager… Read more »

Why did Porsche go to the trouble of designing an 800 V Taycan EV?

How higher-voltage battery packs enable faster charging ecosystems Porsche took on a considerable engineering challenge when it decided to design an 800 V EV system for the Taycan, because nearly every other hybrid and EV in the world operates at 400 V or less. There simply was not a wide range of high-voltage off-the-shelf parts… Read more »

UK must develop battery recycling infrastructure, study finds

Governments and industry in the United Kingdom must develop a recycling infrastructure for EV batteries, according to a new study led by the University of Birmingham. The researchers calculated that one million EVs sold in 2017 alone will result in 250,000 metric tons of unprocessed waste once these vehicles reach the end of their lives…. Read more »

Responsible Battery Coalition and Argonne to partner on battery recycling initiative

The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and research center Argonne National Laboratory have partnered to develop battery recycling technology. The partnership is the first industry-sponsored project with ReCell Center, an Argonne-led Li-ion battery research and development initiative that was launched by the Department of Energy in 2019. In the next two decades, global spent battery volume… Read more »

Free Webinar Today – Wednesday, Nov 13: Copper-to-aluminum joining for Li-ion battery connections

If you want to learn about the many influencing factors that impact both mechanical and electrical performance in a copper-to-aluminum bond, including geometric and metallurgical considerations, then tune into this free webinar featuring guest speaker Joe Kaiser, VP of Product Development at Materion. We will also discuss the electrical resistivity, mechanical characteristics and projected life… Read more »