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Posts Tagged: EV Batteries

CATL’s new ­module-to-bracket battery technology for heavy-duty EVs

Chinese battery giant CATL has unveiled a new battery technology for heavy-duty trucks. It’s not a new chemistry or a new type of cell, but rather a different structure for the battery pack. Earlier this year, CATL unveiled the Qilin Battery, which uses a cell-to-pack architecture (no modules). The latest innovation is what the company… Read more »

Rock Tech Lithium to supply Canadian lithium to Mercedes for processing in Germany

Mercedes-Benz Group AG and the Government of Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore deeper cooperation across all stages of the automotive value chain—from technical development and the extraction of raw materials to production, service life and recycling.   A key focus will be securing sustainable sources of raw materials. Canada, which has… Read more »

TWAICE battery analytics platform promises enormously valuable insights at every point in a battery’s lifecycle

How healthy is your battery pack? As the old saw goes, if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. As the EV ecosystem develops, there will be an increasing need to measure and manage the performance of battery cells. Cell manufacturers need a standardized way to evaluate test data for new cells; EV designers… Read more »

7 must-have features for your EV analytics platform (Webinar)

Data challenges have existed since the “information explosion”, but the rapid pace of innovation is reigniting the need to remain competitive. In the past, as long as you were using data in any capacity, you were sure to grow. But it’s no longer enough to be efficient—to remain competitive, you must be willing to constantly… Read more »

Battery tech firm Iontra closes $38-million Series B funding round

Colorado-based battery technology company Iontra has closed a $38-million Series B funding round with investments from Volta Energy Technologies, Flag Group and others. Iontra says it plans to invest the new funds in its power control technology and battery development software. Iontra says its power control technology could replace CC-CV charging. “We have found a… Read more »

BMW says its next-gen cylindrical battery cells will deliver huge performance gains

The BMW Group has confirmed that it will switch from prismatic battery cells to cylindrical cells for its next-gen Neue Klasse [New Class] architecture. The automaker says the new cell format, combined with improved chemistry and a new kind of battery pack, will deliver better performance, lower costs, and a smaller environmental footprint from battery… Read more »

Celgard to supply separators for American Battery Factory’s LFP cells

Polypore International subsidiary Celgard has entered into a strategic alliance with American Battery Factory (ABF) to produce LFP batteries. Under the terms of the agreement, Celgard will supply 100% of ABF’s separator needs for LFP battery cells in the US. “LFP represents an important market, and Celgard dry-process membrane separators offer a high-performance technology solution… Read more »

Improving battery charge measurement with diamond quantum sensors

Every EV driver is familiar with the “guess-o-meter,” the dashboard display that estimates a vehicle’s remaining range. A team of researchers from Japan claims to have found a way to make EV range estimates more accurate. Furthermore, they point out that inaccurate range estimates lead to inefficiency and waste. The MEXT Q-LEAP Flagship project, led… Read more »

Thermal conductive adhesives for next-generation cell-to-pack configurations (Webinar)

Cell-to-Pack is the direct bonding of individual battery cells to the battery pack’s cooling plate, and it’s a new trend in the EV market. It improves performance by providing higher pack energy density, improved part complexity, lower thermal loads on the battery pack, and simpler, lower-cost manufacturing of packs. To support Cell-to-Pack (CTP), new thermally… Read more »

Volkswagen works with Canadian government to develop North American battery supply chain

The Volkswagen Group and the Government of Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which they will investigate opportunities for Canada to contribute to VW’s global and regional battery supply chains. PowerCo, VW’s newly founded battery company, will establish a new liaison office in Canada, and will have a central role in the… Read more »