The list of battery manufacturers around the world claiming to be on the verge of the next great lithium ion battery just got longer. With a new technology that not alot is known about, Hitachi claims it has developed a method to make lithium-ion batteries last twice as long as the current models on the [...]
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If you’re not already familiar with lithium-air batteries, you may want to take note. Also known as lithium-oxygen, these batteries are similar to the lithium-ion batteries that now dominate the field of portable electronics. But because lithium-air batteries replace the heavy conventional compounds in such batteries with a carbon-based air electrode and flow of air, [...]
Ford CEO Alan Mulally opened the NY Auto Show this morning with a warning that the US is falling behind in the race to develop new battery and powertrain solutions, and only policymakers can change course. “Governments around the world are going to have a tremendous role to play,” Mulally said.
The world’s largest airplane manufacturer has recently placed a multi-million dollar order with Saft Batteries. The hefty contract from Boeing calls on Saft to deliver high-performance lithium-ion batteries for the first order for Boeing’s 702B series satellite, a medium-level power satellite with six to 12kW of on-board power. The order is the first under Saft’s [...]
As a continued sign of dedication to the development of lithium ion batteries from both the state and federal governments, California’s Envia Systems Inc. was recently awarded $5 million in grant money from the California Energy Commission ($1 mil.) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s ($4 mil.). The grants are designated for Envia’s development strategy [...]
With the first mass produced cars set to make their way into the hands of consumers later this year, predictions and speculation about how they will be received and what the next few years has in store for hybrid and electric vehicles is all over the place. Being the most vital element, as well as [...]
Calling Batteries the “Heart” of Future Cars, Mercedes Puts $2.8 Billion into Battery and Green Technologies
Count Mercedes-Benz among the automobile manufacturers quickly realizing that batteries play an extremely pivotal role for the future of the auto industry. The world’s second-largest maker of luxury cars has announced that over the course of 2010 and 2011, it will be spending $2.8 billion on both battery technology and green technologies. “It shows that [...]
For those looking for new methods of eco-friendly transportation, the battery-powered bicycle that was released under Sanyo’s Eneloop label (yes, the same label under which Sanyo manufactures Wii charging stations and batteries) proved to be a legitimate alternative. Capable of traveling about 85km(about 53 miles) on a single charge, Sanyo sold roughly 350,000 of the [...]
Day in and day out, the worldwide search for significant improvements to the lithium ion battery continues. With one of the best energy-to-weight ratios, no memory effect, and a slow loss of charge when not in use; the lithium ion battery has become one of the most popular types of battery for portable electronics. Still, [...]
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 [...]