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Sony to start making lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:47 -- Paul Crompton

Battery giant Sony is set to start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, according to reports.

The Japanese firm is set to release a 3.000 mAh 18650 cylindrical cell onto the market, according to pushEV website.

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Another Sony laptop recall as lithium issues reappear

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:00 -- Paul Crompton
Another Sony laptop recall as lithium issues reappear

Sony has recalled about 1,700 Vaio laptops in what has become a long line of battery-related recalls for the Japanese electronics maker.

The laptops contain Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs that were installed between February and October 2013.

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US entrepreneur launches Li-ion ESS firm with Sony

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 09:52 -- Paul Crompton
US entrepreneur launches Li-ion ESS firm with Sony

Sony’s lithium-ion batteries are being used by a Hawaiian energy storage systems start-up Blue Planet Energy.

Blue Planet Energy’s self-contained energy storage package “Blue Ion” uses olivine-based phosphate cathodes rather than conventional lithium cobalt oxide along with its proprietary architecture and software.

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Sony and Hydro-Québec launch energy storage venture

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 16:12 -- Laura Varriale
Sony and Hydro-Québec representatives during Esstalion Technologies, Inc. official establishment

Japanese Sony Corporation and Canadian electricity supplier Hydro-Québec have established Esstalion Technologies, a venture to research and develop large-scale energy storage systems for power grids.

The joint venture will use Sony’s control technology for olivine-type lithium-ion iron phosphate rechargeable batteries and scalable module systems together with Hydro-Québec’s operation and control technologies for electric power supplies and lithium-ion material technology.

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