UT Austin researchers make breakthrough in sodium-sulfur battery technology

A sodium-sulfur battery created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is being touted as solving a key hurdle that has until now prevented the chemistry being commercially viable. Sodium and sulfur are appealing materials for future battery production because they are cheaper and more widely available than lithium and cobalt, […]
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BorgWarner enters licensing agreement with PolyCharge America

BorgWarner has agreed a licensing agreement with PolyCharge America, strengthening its inverter capabilities. This deal secures BorgWarner exclusive rights to bring the PolyCharge NanoLam capacitors in-house at BorgWarner’s Singapore facility for use in the company’s extensive selection of inverters. “We are constantly assessing our technology portfolio and existing partnerships for potential opportunities to strengthen our technology […]
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Volvo and Northvolt partner on battery research center

Volvo and Northvolt are to open a joint research and development (R&D) center in Gothenburg, Sweden, which will become operational in 2022. The move will make Volvo one of the few automotive brands to have battery cell development and production as part of its end-to-end engineering capabilities. The establishment of the facility in Gothenburg will […]
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North Carolina chosen by Toyota for US battery factory

Toyota is to establish a US battery manufacturing facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the facility named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). When it comes online in 2025, TBMNC will have four production lines each capable of delivering enough lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles — with the intention to expand to at least six […]
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Nio and Shell team up on charging and battery swap infrastructure

Chinese EV manufacturer Nio has entered a strategic partnership with Shell to further the latter’s involvement in electric vehicle and energy industries globally. “This cooperation demonstrates Shell’s determination to accelerate the energy transition and its commitment to contribute to sustainable development globally,” said William Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Nio. “We believe that the […]
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SES launches 107Ah lithium-metal battery

SES (formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems), a developer and producer of high-performance hybrid lithium-metal (Li-Metal) batteries, has launched Apollo, a 107Ah Li-Metal battery. The company states it is the largest of its type in the world and a breakthrough for the automotive industry. The announcement was made at SES Battery World, the company’s inaugural Battery World […]
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Hyundai Motor Group partners with Factorial Energy

Factorial Energy, Hyundai and Kia have agreed to collaborate to test Factorial’s novel solid-state battery technology and its integration in Hyundai electric vehicles. Under the joint development agreement, which includes a strategic investment, the companies will integrate Factorial technology at the cell, module and system levels, perform vehicle-level integration, and co-develop specifications for manufacturing Factorial’s […]
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UK government backs electric truck projects to be led by Ricardo

UK engineering consultancy Ricardo has won two government-backed innovation competitions to develop technological solutions for heavy-duty vehicles. It will work with the University of Bath on both programs, which will focus on enhancing efficiency and performance as well reducing the cost of next-gen electrified trucks. For the first project, which is being funded by the […]
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Cummins progressing with H2 combustion engine development

According to Cummins, its hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine (H2-ICE) program is ready to move ahead, with the development of a medium-duty 6.7-liter and a heavy-duty 15-liter engine. Based on next-generation platforms, the aim of the new hydrogen engines is to achieve zero carbon emissions, enhanced power density and improved thermal efficiency. The company says that the […]
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Lucid hits 520-mile EPA range as Air nears production

Lucid, which is gearing up for production of its Air EV, has secured a US EPA (Environment Protection Agency) range estimate of 520 miles for its Air Dream Edition range model, making it the longest-range EV rated by the agency. The Air Dream Edition model is optimized for efficiency, with its 118kW/h battery mated to […]
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