Due to continuous strong demand, Taiwan’s lithium battery makers are expected to raise prices in the second quarter, according to industry sources. “Beginning in the end of 2009, fellow Japan-based battery companies including Nippon Chemi-con and Panasonic have contacted customers regarding price hikes and their Taiwanese distributors have since made necessary price adjustments of their [...]
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The numbers say it all- The Japan-based company Eamex is claiming to have developed a lithium ion battery that could very well be a new standard for automobile batteries of any kind. The initial reports on them, coming from Eamex, is that they can be charged and discharged over 10,000 times, while lasting up to [...]
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest public corporation by revenue, has recently named Johnson Controls as its sole source provider of its Automotive, Marine, Powersport and Lawn and Garden battery requirements for its stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Needless to say, this is a very significant and lucrative happening for Johnson Controls.
2009 has been a busy year for Massachusetts-based battery maker A123 Systems. Having already landed a contract to supply Chrysler with lithium ion batteries, received nearly $250 million in grant money from the U.S. Gov’t, and launched a public stock offering; A123 Systems is now capping off this calendar year with the announcement that they’re [...]
“I have no doubt that every lithium-ion battery manufacturer with an operating factory and a quality product will have more customer demand than it can possibly satisfy. I also expect the emergence of more robust lithium-ion batteries to create entirely new classes of demand that we don’t even recognize today.”-John Petersen, former director of Axion [...]
Japanese tech-corporation Toshiba has already made quite a few headlines this year with the release of it’s Direct Methanol Fuel-Cell (DMFC) technology. Toshiba hasn’t stopped there, however, as they have boldly pronounced themselves as main players in the worldwide race to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. “No confidence, no investment,” was [...]
Armed with $95.5 million in grant money received under Pres. Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Saft America Inc. has announced plans for construction of a lithium-ion factory in Jacksonville, FL. Florida’s deal with Saft is the latest in a string of partnerships and investments between states and battery developers and manufacturers. The total estimated [...]
Whether or not we like to admit it, most of us are intrigued by the the word ‘explosion’. The mere sight of the word in the headline of an article is typically enough to get us clicking on the particular story to find out more. For this reason, posts covering exploding batteries, particularly lithium ion [...]
In what can already be considered a very fortuitous year for the lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel, Inc; the Ener1 subsidiary has just announced a deal with none other than the United States Army. The new project centers on the development of a next-generation battery system for the Army’s hybrid version of the iconic High Mobility [...]
The battery-swapping concept currently being implemented by Better Place has many feeling optimistic about the future of hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Not all, however, are sold on the much-heralded idea brought about by Better Place founder and CEO Shai Agassi. In a recent article on allcarselectric, the director of global electrification at Ford, Nancy Gioia, [...]