Battery500 Consortium steadily increases energy density and cycle life of Li-metal cells


Launched in 2017, the Battery500 Consortium is a multi-institution program working to develop next-generation lithium metal anode cells delivering gravimetric energy density of up to 500 Wh/kg. The Battery500 team is composed of scientists and engineers from four national laboratories and five universities. Two of the researchers on the team, Professor Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton… Read more »

DOE solicits proposals for battery manufacturing innovations


The DOE is soliciting proposals from the national laboratories and industry partners to pursue radical innovations for American battery manufacturing leadership. The agency will directly fund the national labs to establish public-private partnerships that solve engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices, with a focus on de-risking, scaling and accelerating the adoption of new… Read more »

Xpeng launches deliveries of the P7 sedan

The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors has started deliveries of its second production model in China. The Xpeng P7 electric sedan will be offered at prices starting at 229,900 yuan (around 29,950 euros) after subsidies. The P7, which is being promoted with a NEDC range of 706 kilometers, will roll off the production line […]

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Battery modeling among new features in Ricardo Software’s new release


The second of Ricardo Software’s quarterly product releases for 2020 adds new capabilities in the area of EV powertrains. Both the Ricardo VECTIS CFD package and IGNITE complex systems modeling product now provide solutions for optimizing battery systems. These include modeling of the detailed heat exchange and cell degradation that occurs through use and storage.  … Read more »

Battery Passport monitors battery usage to facilitate second-life applications and recycling


Electra Commercial Vehicles is the latest EV-builder to sign up to the Battery Passport service, which will roll out on all the company’s new vehicles. Battery Passport is a real-time battery monitoring service that captures information on battery usage in real time, enabling alerts, reporting and a detailed history. It is designed to help vehicle… Read more »