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Alta Devices creates solar material for EV use

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Alta Devices solar material can augment an EV’s battery and increase range As vehicles become more autonomous, the number of sensors built into the average vehicle is increasing significantly. Camera, ultrasonic, and radar sensors are just some of the different types of sensors currently being used. These sensors are helping …

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NSF grant will help commercialise Saratoga Energy’s battery-boosting nanotubes

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The grant will enable Saratoga Energy to increase nanotube production 10 times Saratoga Energy has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to scale up its breakthrough process for generating low-cost, top quality carbon nanotubes from carbon dioxide for use in making high-performance lithium-ion batteries, such as those used in …

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Groupe Renault unveils France’s first Smart Island on Belle-Île-En-Mer

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Belle-Île-en-Mer residents can hire Renault ZOE and Kangoo ZE EVs Groupe Renault has unveiled a brand new joint project known as FlexMob’île, in association with its partners, the Belle-Île-en-Mer Community of Communes, Morbihan Energies, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis. The aim of this smart electric ecosystem is to facilitate the …

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Researchers claims lithium-tellurium battery systems show promise for EV industry

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Tellurium consumption to see a 3% CAGR from 2018-2022 Deer Horn Capital has reported that researchers working on more efficient batteries for electronic cars are claiming significant results with new lithium-tellurium (Li-Te) battery systems. In a January 2016 article, the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Electrochemistry reported development of an “Li-Te …

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Department of Energy announces US$120 million for battery innovation hub

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The funding will help create higher capacity batteries The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide US$120 million over five years to renew the Joint Centre for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub devoted to advancing battery science and technology, led by Argonne National …

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Bombardier Transportation presents new battery-operated train

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Bombardier’s new battery train is the first like it to operate in Europe for 60 years Emission-free, energy-efficient and low-noise – the new battery-operated train from Bombardier Transportation, which has been introduced to the public for the first time, scores with these features. A group maiden voyage with the Bombardier …

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