A conversation with Christina Lampe-Onnerud revealed the innovative thinking behind the battery maker, Cadenza.
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Lithium is critical to making the batteries that will enable the transition to renewable energy, but it is in short supply and competition is fierce. Researchers at Stanford think they have the answer to finding deposits in the US.
If all car makers sell one quarter electric cars, the world will need 40 new Gigafactories to meet the demand for EV batteries says Volkswagen’s head of R&D.
Electric Car Battery With 300 Mile Range, 5 Minute Charging Time. It’s Possible, Says Israeli Company
Israeli company StoreDot says it has created a battery with 300 miles of range that can recharge in 5 minutes. If true, the EV revolution is over and the future is now.
John Goodenough and researchers at the University of Texas say they have invented a solid state battery with higher energy density than a lithium ion battery. It also charges faster, works at low temperatures, and won’t burst into flames. Should we be excited yet?
Lucid Motors has picked Samsung SDI to supply it with advanced lithium ion batteries it says have a higher energy density and greater resistance to damage from frequent high power charging. It hopes to build its first production cars in 2018.
Lux Research says it is more economical to recycle used EV lithium ion batteries than to reuse them for energy storage. JB Straubel of Tesla Motors says his company has studied the question and come to the same conclusion.
Toyota may be changing its position on electric cars. A report from Japan says it will begin work on an electric car in 2017 with production scheduled for 2020.
A high speed early morning crash in Indianapolis left a Tesla in flames and two people dead on November 3. The battery apparently broke apart as a result of the impact and caught fire.
Toyota says lithium ion batteries are now safe enough to use in its cars. The Prius Prime will be the first Toyota with a lithium ion battery onboard.
Researchers at the University of California – Riverside are experimenting with diatomaceous earth to make inexpensive, high power cathodes for lithium ion batteries.
Storm Sondors has built the world’s most inexpensive electric bicycle. Now he wants to leverage everything he learned to make an electric car starting at just $10,000.