Agreement paves way for battery anodes made from bio-sourced lignin

Finnish forestry company Stora Enso and Swedish battery developer Northvolt have entered into a joint development agreement to create a sustainable battery, featuring an anode made using lignin-based hard carbon produced from Nordic forest wood. The aim is to develop the world’s first industrialized battery featuring an anode sourced entirely from European raw materials, lowering […]
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Sakuu achieves development milestone for 3D-printed solid-state battery

Sakuu achieves development milestone for 3D-printed solid-state battery

California-based Sakuu, which is developing what it says is the world’s first 3D-printed solid-state battery, has announced that it has hit a benchmark energy-density of 800Wh/L with its first-generation, non-printed lithium metal battery. The company’s aim is to create fully 3D-printable solid-state batteries capable of greater than 1,200Wh/L by 2023. “The arrival of a safe, […]
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Sion Power announces development milestone for lithium-metal batteries

Sion Power Corporation (Sion Power), which is working on battery development using lithium-metal technology, has announced it has reached a development milestone with its Licerion cells, which are targeted at the EV market. The company states that it recently demonstrated charge and discharge of the cells to more than 2,500 cycles at 70% of initial […]
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Hyundai outlines electrification strategy to 2030

Hyundai has released details of its strategic roadmap that plots its course toward electrification. The plan focuses on three key targets: strengthening the firm’s BEV lineups, optimizing its manufacturing operations and ensuring it is competitive in both hardware and software realms. A key target detailed in the strategy is to achieve BEV sales of 1.8 […]
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Eaton forms dedicated ePowertrain business unit

Power management company Eaton has announced that its Vehicle Group has formed a new ePowertrain business unit, which will focus on products from the company’s electrified vehicle (EV) transmission, reduction gearing and differential portfolios. It hopes that combining the product lines into a dedicated ePowertrain business unit will create synergies between its powertrain and EV […]
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Electreon wins tender for first public wireless charging road in the USA

The State of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the USA, in conjunction with the state department Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME), has awarded Electreon a tender to establish a wireless charging demonstration project, which will include a 1.6km wireless charging road and static charging stations, The “Michigan Project” is expected to be […]
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Bentley commits to EV future

Luxury car maker Bentley Motors is to accelerate its Beyond100 strategy, committing to the launch of five new electric models, at a rate of one a year from 2025. The company has also released details of a £2.5bn (US$3.5bn) investment in EV production, with the new models to be built at its headquarters in Crewe, […]
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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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