Revolutionizing lithium production on a string
Launch of a startup
25-Sep-2023 - A vital component of the batteries at the heart of electric vehicles and grid energy storage, lithium is key to a clean energy future. But producing the silvery-white metal comes with significant environmental costs. Among them is the vast amount of land and time needed to extract lithium from ...
World record: World's longest-range electric car comes from Munich
Electric car drives over 2500 kilometres on a single battery charge
12-Sep-2023 - Students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the longest range electric car in the world. The team drove more than 2.573 kilometers on a single battery charge. As part of the IAA Mobility fair, the team competed for the new world record at the Munich airport and ...
Major breakthrough in the development of electric vehicle batteries
New study finds ways to suppress lithium plating in automotive batteries for faster charging electric vehicles
25-Aug-2023 - A new study led by Dr. Xuekun Lu from Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with an international team of researchers from the UK and USA has found a way to prevent lithium plating in electric vehicle batteries, which could lead to faster charging times. The paper was published in the ...
Chinese scientist wins the European Inventor Award 2023 with a safer lithium-ion battery
Reducing the risk of battery explosion and fire in electric vehicles
06-Jul-2023 - The European Patent Office (EPO) announced the Chinese scientist Kai Wu and his team are winners in the ‘Non-EPO countries’ category of the European Inventor Award 2023. Selected from over 600 candidates, Wu and his team developed a Li-ion battery with a top cover that acts as a barrier to ...
Electric vehicle charging in just six minutes?
Electron spin: The game changer for faster charging, higher capacity batteries
27-Jun-2023 - Charging an electric vehicle usually takes about 10 hours or longer, and even with fast-charging methods, it takes at least 30 minutes. That is assuming there is an available spot at a charging station. If we could charge electric vehicles as quickly as refueling gasoline-powered cars, it could ...
An electric vehicle battery for all seasons
New electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries performs well in frigid regions and seasons
23-May-2023 - Many owners of electric vehicles worry about how effective their battery will be in very cold weather.Now a new battery chemistry may have solved that problem. In currentlithium-ion batteries, the main problem lies in the liquid electrolyte. This key battery component transfers charge-carrying ...
Laser technology for energy-efficient production of battery cells coupled with improved performance
Save energy in production while also making it possible to create battery cells with higher power density and a longer service life
05-Apr-2023 - High-performance battery cells are a crucial prerequisite for electrifying the mobility sector. With this in mind, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen have developed innovative laser-based technologies for producing lithium-ion batteries — which, in ...
Revolutionary battery technology to boost EV range 10-fold or more
Game-changer for electric cars developed
30-Mar-2023 - The electric vehicle market has been experiencing explosive growth, with global sales surpassing $1 trillion (approx. KRW 1,283 trillion) in 2022 and domestic sales exceeding 108,000 units. Inevitably, demand is growing for high-capacity batteries that can extend EV driving range. Recently, a ...
Electric vehicle batteries could get big boost with new polymer coating
Scientists enhance lithium-ion battery performance at the atomic level
10-Mar-2023 - Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a conductive polymer coating – called HOS-PFM – that could enable longer lasting, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. “The advance opens up a new approach to developing EV batteries that are ...
Performance boost for electromobility: Evonik invests in Chinese battery expert
Its Technology increases the range, robustness, charging speed, and service life of batteries
24-Feb-2023 - Evonik has invested in battery specialist SuperC. The Chinese company is a technological leader in graphene materials that improve the range, robustness, charging speed, and service life of lithium-ion batteries. This can solve key limitations of electric vehicles and accelerate the shift to ...
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