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Akasol cylindrical battery ‘boosts driving range’

Akasol cylindrical battery ‘boosts driving range’

German battery manufacturer Akasol has unveiled its first cylindrical-cells battery system with very high energy density which it claims can boost the driving range of plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles “by more that 60%”.

 

Nissan chief to lead new UK battery centre

Nissan chief to lead new UK battery centre

The boss of Nissan batteries in the UK, Jeff Pratt, is to head a new national centre supporting government plans to develop next-generation battery systems for the automotive sector.

 

BEST in show are fire retardants

BEST in show are fire retardants

When is a battery show not a battery show? When what it features is mainly related to dealing with non energy storage issues like getting rid of heat and containing fires— at least that’s your scribe’s take on the much publicised Battery Show Europe at the Hannover Messe last week. I’ve renamed it— Vehicle electrification systems today or VEST.

 

East Penn signs electrode tech deal with ArcActive

East Penn signs electrode tech deal with ArcActive

East Penn Manufacturing has signed a commercial arrangement with New Zealand-based ArcActive to further develop carbon fibre electrode technology for lead batteries.

 

Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Lockheed Martin is to provide a 2MWh GridStar lithium energy storage system for a microgrid project in Chicago.

 

Anesco on track to ‘quadruple’ UK BESS portfolio

Anesco on track to ‘quadruple’ UK BESS portfolio

Energy storage developer Anesco said it is on track to “quadruple its operational battery portfolio” in the UK by 2020.

Tesla inks lithium supply deal with Australian miner

Tesla inks lithium supply deal with Australian miner

Australian miner Kidman Resources has signed a three-year fixed-price deal to supply battery raw material to Tesla.

 

Crash probes in US, Europe, highlight lithium fires

Crash probes in US, Europe, highlight lithium fires

Lithium-ion batteries continue to be in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons— the latest being fatal crashes and fires in the US and Europe.

 

German research to ‘safeguard future’ of lead-acid

German research to ‘safeguard future’ of lead-acid

The German government is backing research in the country designed to help “safeguard the future of lead-acid batteries”.

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