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Projected Lithium Production Will be Insufficient to Meet Future Emission Target

The Biden administration wants to cut the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 50% by 2030 – this will require lots of lithium. Current demand for EVs has caused lithium to double in price this year alone. While many regions and countries have announced...

Panasonic Aims to Increase the Density of its Batteries by 2030

The automotive industry is still in its infancy in the electric adventure. That's why innovation can only progress at much higher levels than it is now. Battery supplier Panasonic is reportedly working on a new technology that would increase the energy density of its...

Tesla Research Partner Provides Evidence of a Possible 100-Year, 4-Million-Mile Battery

The battery uses Lithium-Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt-Oxide (NMC) chemistry. This technology will easily enable vehicle-to-grid, as in the vehicle will serve as energy storage for the house. Research and development into battery technology have taken cells to the next level. Frankly, there is no need for a...

Brace for Battery Supply Issues: Rivian

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According to Rivian's CEO, the chip shortage will be nothing compared to the battery problem. Stringent emission rules and heightened demand will put enormous strain on battery production. This will put a severe dent in many governments’ future plans. Numerous countries have announced that...

Battery Building Joint Venture Between Rivian and Samsung is Dead

UPDATE: Samsung SDI reached out to us to state that they had not specifically discussed a battery joint venture with Rivian. Rivian’s multiple delays are partially at fault. The EV start-up company also made unreasonable requests according to Samsung. It’s unclear what impact this falling-out...

Batteries That Can Charge In 5 Minutes Are Commercially Ready

Batteries were developed by the Israeli company StoreDot. Current charging station capabilities are the weak link for the moment. StoreDot’s plan, in the meantime, is to deliver 100 miles (160km) of range in 5 minutes. This is the holy grail, the exact measure by...

SK Innovation Introduces Battery Cells Good For 500 Miles Of Range With A 20-Minute Charge

Development of these batteries to be completed by mid-2021. This is game-changing. The race has been on for a few years. The finish line is battery cell technology that can provide a huge range, excellent durability, and capable of handling seriously rapid charging. SK...

Hydro-Québec Teams Up With Mercedes-Benz For Solid-State Battery Development

Hydro-Québec is at the forefront of solid-state battery technologies. Solid-state lithium metal batteries have high energy density, last longer, are very light and potentially safer. Mercedes-Benz will help fast-forward testing in field conditions. There’s been lots of battery technology and development over the last...