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Abuse tests confirm freezing lithium-ion batteries puts transportation safety concerns on ice

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:31 -- Paul Crompton

Using liquid nitrogen to freeze lithium-ion batteries could enable them to be transported safely researchers from the UK’s WMG at the University of Warwick in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover have found.

Legislation dictates damaged and defective lithium-ion car batteries have to be placed within an explosion proof box when being transport, which for a Tesla sized pack costs around €10,000 ($11,000) and a further €10,000 for the UN accreditation.

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Boris backs battery power plan for Britain

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 12:09 -- John Shepherd
Boris backs battery power plan for Britain

The UK should become a world-class centre for battery R&D and production, the country’s newly-installed prime minister Boris Johnson has told legislators.

Johnson said the development of battery technology is among key national priorities as his administration prepares to leave the European Union on 31 October.

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Jaguar Land Rover urges UK giga-investment plan

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:05 -- John Shepherd
Jaguar Land Rover urges UK giga-investment plan

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has called for “giga-scale battery production” to be launched in the UK, as the company revealed plans to manufacture a range of new electric vehicles in England.

JLR said the plans for its Castle Bromwich plant near Birmingham marked “the next significant step in delivering on the company’s commitment to offer customers electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020”.

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CATL signs giga battery supply deal with Honda

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Chinese lithium battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has signed an electric vehicle battery supply deal with Honda of Japan.

CATL has guaranteed to supply “about 56 gigawatt-hours” of lithium-ion batteries to the car company before 2027.

The Chinese firm will also open an office in the first half of 2019 in Utsunomiya, on Japan’s main Honshu island— which is home to the Honda R&D Company.

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Jaguar Land Rover to build UK battery plant despite job cuts gloom

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it will build “one of the UK’s largest battery assembly centres of its kind” in the English Midlands.

The announcement— made as JLR confirmed it was cutting its global workforce by around 4,500 people— said the battery centre would use “new production techniques and technologies to manufacture battery packs for future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles”.

Batteries from the new centre, in North Warwickshire, will power next-generation electric drive units (EDUs) to be produced at the company’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, JLR said.

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Second-life research project reaches major milestone

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:17 -- John Shepherd
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A UK company has found a way to integrate the large liquid-cooled batteries used in Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in an energy storage system.

Connected Energy has adapted its E-Stor energy storage technology to operate the car manufacturer’s I-Pace batteries, giving them a second life.

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Jaguar Land Rover plans to build UK lithium-ion battery facility

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 09:28 -- Xuan Zhong

Vehicle OEM Jaguar Land Rover have revealed plans to build an electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the heart of England, according to reports.

JLR has already outlined a £500million, 30-acre, expansion plan in Coventry, but now the vehicle maker wants to go one step further.

 
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