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Cummins acquires Johnson Matthey battery unit

Source: Cummins

Cummins continues its EV tech acquisition spree as it prepares to deliver electric powertrains to customers from 2019 Engine manufacturer Cummins has continued its push into the electric transport sector via another acquisition, this time taking on a UK unit of chemicals and tech conglomerate Johnson Matthey. Johnson Matthey’s (JM) …

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Panasonic throws hat into the ePowertrain ring

Scalable ePowertrain platform at the CES 2018

Earlier this month, Panasonic unveiled its ‘ePowertrain’ concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Although primarily known as a battery supplier within the EV world, Panasonic appears to have bigger plans for its products and role within the industry. Plans for an ePowertrain and battery development were announced …

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BMW to put €200 million into Battery Cell Competence Centre

BMW Group Board of Management at the BCCC Ceremony in Munich
Source: BMW

BMW Group has announced details of its upcoming electric drivetrain and will invest €200 million in a new Battery Cell Competence Centre. BMW Group has announced some of its spending plans on electrification technologies over the next four years. Specifically, the interdisciplinary Battery Cell Competence Centre, opening early in 2019 …

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Magnesium battery breakthrough could beat li-ion

Source: Berkley Lab

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL), in partnership with the US Department of Energy, have discovered chemical reactions that could solve a problem plaguing magnesium-based batteries. A research team has aimed to prove by disproving, having discovered a set of chemical reactions, involving magnesium, that explain battery degradation. The team used a series …

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The world’s largest EV is on trial in Switzerland

The Kuhn Komatsu e-Dumper

A 110-tonne battery-powered electric dumper truck is to be trialled in Switzerland this autumn While it may seem at first glance to be an unlikely electric transport pioneer, Swiss cement manufacturer Ciments Vigier has commissioned a ground-breaking prototype which could prompt some serious thinking for heavy industry worldwide. The project …

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Super results from supercap team

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University of Washington researchers have produced new aerogel-based supercapacitor electrodes which could aid EVs and hydrogen production Whatever route future energy storage technology takes, supercapacitors will be an essential component. Although less energy-dense than batteries, they can store and deliver their energy much faster, meaning they are sought after for …

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Torqueedo finds unconventional use for BMW i3 batteries

Source: Torqueedo
BMW i3 versus Kaiser K-625

BMW has partnered with Torqueedo to supply electric boats with the latest i3 battery pack. German boat manufacturer Torqueedo has confirmed that it is producing electric boats with batteries from BMW’s i3 vehicle. The 2017 i3 battery has been specifically adapted to work with Torqueedo’s Deep Blue 80i electric boat …

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