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    Read This: Have battery researchers been using the wrong formula for 80 years?

    There's a near endless list of things in automotive drivetrain technology that have changed since 1930. Oddly, the way scientists think about at how lithium-ion movement affects the performance of batteries is not one of them. Of course, not a lot of people were thinking about battery-electric ...

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    Report: South Korean engineers find graphene electrodes can recharge in 16 seconds

    Yes, one day, you too may be able to fully recharge your plug-in vehicle's battery in the amount of time it takes to decelerate down one of those runaway truck ramps. Assuming your brakes actually work, of course. Engineers at South Korea's Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology are ...

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    Official: Mindset E-Motion re-emerges with doubly-dense battery claim

    Remember the Mindset E-Motion? When last we had news of this Murat Günak creation, the folks behind it (Spirt Avert AG, now known as Mindset Holding AG) were seeking 152 million development dollars at a time when many of the world's major economies were sitting on their posteriors, looking ...

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    Report: MIT students develop liquid fuel for electric cars

    A group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students may have come up with the perfect solution to our electric vehicle charging woes. Instead of relying on lithium or nickel, the new battery design stores its electrons in semi-solid flow cells. Charged particles are suspended in an ...

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    USABC awards $15.6m for development of advanced batteries

    The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a research collaboration between Chrysler Group, Ford Motor and General Motors, announced recently that it will award approximately $15.6 million for advanced battery development projects to three automotive supply firms: Cobasys ...

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    Toyota develops high discharge capacity Li-O2/CO2 battery

    Discharge curves of Li-O2/CO2 batteries with varying ratios of CO2
    Back in December of 2010, Toyota unveiled a prototype four-layer solid-state battery. The Japanese automaker touted the solid-state battery design for its longevity and ability to withstand extreme temperatures. Toyota engineers ...

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    Advanced electrolyte could improve thermal stability of li-ion batteries

    A research team at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China is studying the use of an advanced electrolyte material (LiFNFSI) to enhance the thermal stability of lithium-ion batteries. The team has conducted several tests of the material, replacing the more conventional LiPF6 ...

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    U.S. researchers discover one cause of lithium-ion battery aging

    Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have stumbled upon a battery discovery that may some day provide insight for building more durable lithium-ion packs for automotive applications. Through the use of high-resolution imagery, researchers found that the electrode wires ...

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    Study: Lithium-ion batteries age much like we do; irreversibly

    In a lab at Ohio State University (OSU), scientists, engineers and experts in the chemical field are studying the effects that time has on lithium-ion batteries. The goal: to discover the "hows" and "whys" behind battery aging. Specifically, why do lithium-ion batteries degrade from repeated use ...

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    Bosch exec: Significant battery improvements are plausible, but still a decade away

    Sulfur crystal from Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
    If a significant battery breakthrough surfaced today, electric vehicles might be able to duplicate internal combustion engine vehicle's cost and utility by tomorrow. Of course, that's a big if and, as we all know, not going to happen. But these ...

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    Opel boss: Europe "will lose its competitive edge" unless EV, battery development moves into overdrive

    Vauxhall / Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    European automakers are often tagged as innovators who pride themselves with the distinction of being at the cutting edge of technological breakthroughs and leading the industry's push for advancement. However, Europe's car ...

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    Gold, platinum and oxygen lead to lighter, more powerful lithium-air batteries

    A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been focusing their efforts on advanced technology batteries for electric vehicles. Their work on lithium-air batteries has led to several recent discoveries, and gives "riding on air" a whole new meaning. Lithium-air ...


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