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batteriesToyota has reduced the rare earth materials used in electric vehicle magnets by 50%

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Toyota has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles, use of which is expected to increase rapidly in the future. The new …

batteriesTesla will use its Semi Truck to deliver parts from the Gigafactory to Fremont Factory

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Tesla will be the first Semi customer. They plan to use the Tesla Semi for our own logistics by transporting Model 3 components from Gigafactory 1 to Fremont. Additionally, our initial fleet customers who placed reservations for the Tesla Semi …

batteriesCrumpled Graphene balls makes better batteries

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•Crumpled graphene particles can readily assemble to yield a scaffold •The scaffold can stabilize scalable Li loading within tolerable volume fluctuation •High Coulombic efficiency and plating/stripping capacity were achieved Context and Scale With its high theoretical capacity and low electrochemical …

airplanesElectric air taxi startup Joby gets $100 million in funding

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Joby Aviation is a pioneer in the development of novel aircraft enabled by electric propulsion. For a number of years, Joby did important aerodynamics work with NASA and others on projects such as the X-57 Maxwell and LEAPTech. Above was …

batteriesChina CATL plans 2020 battery factory that is almost as big as Tesla Gigafactory

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Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) already sells the most batteries to the biggest electric-vehicle makers in the biggest EV market: China. They plan to use money from a pending initial public offering backed by Goldman Sachs to provide batteries to EV …

batteriesLithium metal electrode batteries

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Reversible lithium metal electrode has potential to almost double the energy density of lithium-ion batteries and lower the cost to $100 per kilowatt hour. Researchers identified critical parameters against which to assess progress and provided a summary of published efforts. …

batteriesSemi-solid lithium metal battery is lightest rechargeable battery

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SolidEnergy today manufactures the world’s lightest rechargeable cells at pilot scale for prototype demonstration and specialized aerospace markets. They supply these to large Li-ion cell manufacturers to be integrated with a separator and cathode into full cells which can be …

batteriesGlobal carmakers investing at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

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Ford Motor plans to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of a rush to invest in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing. Ford is investing $11 billion. Although electric …

batteriesElectric cars are two times cheaper to operate than gas cars

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Relative Costs of Driving Electric and Gasoline Vehicles in the Individual U.S. States (2018) The following are the main findings: (1) The current average annual cost of driving a typical new gasoline vehicle in the United States is $1,117, with …

batteriesBattery Factory expansions

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Chinese battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) is planning a $2 billion IPO in Shenzhen. The firm was aiming for the IPO to be completed by the end of June 2018. CATL plans to use the funds from …