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Lithium begins its 12 volt push

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:40 -- Paul Crompton
Lithium begins its 12 volt push

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.

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Battery first for motorbike OEM in deal with Tokyo start-up

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 09:21 -- Xuan Zhong

Japanese battery maker ELIIY Power Co is to supply its lithium-ion starter battery to an International motorbike OEM.

The company’s HY93 lithium-ion motorcycle starter battery will replace lead-acid technology in fellow Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co for use in its CBR1000RR Fireblade SP/SP2 sport bike.

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Nissan fails to deny sale of battery making business

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 15:30 -- Paul Crompton
Nissan fails to deny sale of battery making business

Japan OEM Nissan has failed to squash ‘speculation’ that is about to sell off its controlling stake in a battery manufacturing business.

Nissan Motor Co has held talks with companies, including Panasonic and some Chinese firms, over the sale of its car battery-manufacturing venture, reported The Nikkei Asian Review.

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Consortium on target to hit lead-acid 48V emissions goal

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 14:45 -- Paul Crompton
Consortium on target to hit lead-acid 48V emissions goal

Claims that a 48V lead-carbon powertrain architecture can help OEMs meet emission requirements of near term next generation vehicles is set to be proven within months.

The ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium programme is due to demonstrate its advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V ‘intelligent electrification’ this September.

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Big automotive OEMs drive down lithium-ion energy storage prices

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:20 -- Paul Crompton
Big automotive OEMs drive down lithium-ion energy storage prices

The emergence of big automotive OEMS into the energy storage market will drive battery prices down in the next couple of years, delegates at Intersolar Europe heard last week.

Kai-Philips Kaires from RWRH Aachen University said the emergence of Tesla, Daimler and EON into the ESS market would drive down prices within the next two years.

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Johnson Controls to capture ‘rapidly growing’ AGM market with fourth China battery plant

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 15:41 -- Paul Crompton
Johnson Controls to capture ‘rapidly growing’ AGM market with fourth China battery plant

US lead-acid firm Johnson Controls is set to open its fourth battery manufacturing plant in China to serve the OEM and aftermarket industry.

The facility is being built in Binzhou, Shandong Province, following a joint venture between Johnson Controls and Binzhou Bohai Piston Co., Ltd., an auto parts affiliate of Beijing Automotive Industry Group Co., Ltd.

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Daimler to invest €500m to build lithium-ion battery pack factory

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:03 -- Paul Crompton
Daimler to invest €500m to build lithium-ion battery pack factory

German OEM Daimler is to invest around €500million ($542,890) to build a lithium-ion battery pack manufacturing plant as it expands its electric and hybrid vehicles range.

Using cells from LG Chem and SK Innovations, among others, the move will ‘significantly expand’ the production capacities of Daimler subsidary Deutsche Accumotive.

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Fengfan opens stop-start Pb-A plant

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 13:26 -- Paul Crompton
Fengfan opens stop-start Pb-A plant

One of China’s largest lead-acid battery manufacturers has opened a factory to make start-stop batteries that it will supply directly to OEM firms such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen.

The factory, in Boading in the Hebei province, China, has an annual capacity of five million batteries.

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