CATL and Other Battery Makers Race to Stay Ahead of Tesla Batteries

CATL is the largest lithium-ion battery supplier in the world and they plan to increase production by four times to 263 GWh in 2023. CATL Chairman Zeng Yuqun said global lithium battery market demand will increase significantly starting in 2021. Zeng said growth of capacity in the entire industry chain is relatively slow, and effective …

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Chinese Joint Venture Plans to Match Tesla 4680 Battery

CBAK Energy Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAT), a lithium-ion battery manufacturer and electric energy solution provider, signed a three-year strategic agreement with Anhui Jianghuai Motors Group Co., Ltd (SSE: 600418) (“JAC Motors”) for new battery production. JAC Motors is a top four domestic Chinese car brands and has an R&D team of 5,000 people. In 2019, …

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Nvidia’s Danny Shapiro Senior Director of Automotive Interview

Nextbigfuture interviewed Danny Shapiro, Nvidia’s Senior Director of Automotive. Nio and Nvidia had announced the use of the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC) for NIO’s new generation of electric vehicles. NVIDIA’s Orin has developer kits available now and will sample chips later this year. The supercomputer, Adam, will use four ORIN processors to achieve 1 …

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Cathode Coating and Dopants Enabling Cobalt Free Batteries

The Limiting Factor reports that Tesla will use Polycrystal cathodes with new coatings and dopants to enable cobalt-free batteries with greater energy density and more charge cycles. This will be about a 4% improvement in material cost and energy density. The main improvement will be about a 7% gain from factory process improvement. Single Crystal …

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Oak Ridge Research Next Generation Cathode Free Lithium Ion Batteries

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed a new family of cathodes with the potential to replace the costly cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today’s lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and consumer electronics. The new class called NFA, which stands for nickel-, iron- and aluminum-based cathode, is a derivative of lithium nickelate and can …

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NIO Will Use NVIDIA Drive Orin Chips for AI Driving

NIO will use NVIDIA DRIVE for advanced automated driving technology in its future fleets, marking the genesis of truly intelligent and personalized NIO vehicles. The NIO ET7 sedan will ship in China starting in 2022. ET7 will use an NVIDIA-powered supercomputer, called Adam, that uses NVIDIA DRIVE Orin to deploy advanced automated driving technology. “The …

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Apple and Toshiba EV Lithium Titanate Battery Pack May Nearly Be Road Ready

Gali at Hyperchange has sources who say Apple has been testing it’s EV battery. The Apple EV battery pack is almost ready to be driving around the road. His source told him there are 312 cells in the pack, and its manufactured by Toshiba. Gali says the Apple-Toshiba battery is Lithium titanate. Above – Schematic …

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Apple is Trying to Launch a Self-Driving Electric Car in 2024

Apple is trying to create a self-driving electric car in 2024. There are claims they will have breakthrough battery technology. Apple’s electric car effort is called Project Titan and the effort started in 2014. Apple has a monocell battery design. This design allows for more space inside the battery pack. It eliminates pouches and modules. …

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Research Progress Toward Better Hydrogen Production

Researchers led by chemistry professors Sen Zhang and T. Brent Gunnoe have produced a new form of catalyst for more efficient hydrogen hydrogen using the elements cobalt and titanium. The advantage of these elements is that they are much more abundant in nature than other commonly used catalytic materials containing precious metals such as iridium …

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Elon Musk Estimates End of 2022 For GigaBerlin to Reach 500,000 Cars Per Year

Here are highlights from Elon Musk’s recent panel discussion in Germany. Elon indicated that Gigaberlin could reach a production of 500,000 cars per year around the end of 2022. This would suggest a Gigaberlin production ramp of 60k-100k in 2021, 240k to 330k in 2022 and 500k in 2023. By inference, Giga Texas is only …

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