German firm Quinos is to provide its lithium-ion energy storage systems for two hybrid off-grid applications in the coming months.
One of the lead-acid industry’s best friends in the automotive industry told the AABC conference in Mainz last week that in his opinion lithium-ion is a better technology.
But the car player has not entirely given up on its love of lead.
A stream of lithium battery solutions from some of the big names in lithium-ion manufacturing and automotive systems suppliers were presented at AABC. And they seem to provide all the answers to the OEM’s emission targets for 2021 and 2030.
Chris Ferhenbacher, from A123 Systems, showed real data that appeared to prove conclusively that lithium-ion with their latest phosphate technology is superior to an equivalent AGM battery, even at -30C.
A university and semiconductor firm has a forged a partnership to help India meet its target of getting seven million hybrid and electric vehicles on the country’s roads by 2020.
A research laboratory in Puducherry, India, aims to help researchers develop all-solid state thin film lithium, bulk lithium, lithium-sulfur, lithium-air and flow batteries.
With thousands of cells in a typical electric vehicle battery pack, reducing the use of individual parts would be a game changer for the industry.
Researchers at a German University may have done just that with a sensor system that could reduce cost and increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.
The system currently exists as a laboratory prototype.