lithium-ion battery

Daimler to acquire Evonik's stake in battery cell venture Li-Tec

April 1, 2014 11:48 CET
Daimler will acquire Evonik Industries' 50.1 percent stake in their Li-Tec joint venture, making it the sole owner of the lithium ion battery cell manufacturer.... Read More »

 

Tesla to invest $2 billion in U.S. gigafactory

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2014
Tesla said it plans to invest $2 billion in a U.S. car battery plant that will be capable of supplying lithium ion packs for 500,000 vehicles a year by 2020. The factory, which is expected to go online in 2017, is part of Tesla's blueprint for a more affordable electric vehicle and would be the first major, integrated U.S. facility producing battery cells for electric cars.... Read More »

 

BREAKTHROUGHS PROMISED

Details emerge of new engine, batteries and much more for the 4th-generation Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
The fourth-generation Toyota Prius, the car that made "hybrid" a household word, won't arrive for at least another year. But emerging details paint a picture of a car that could be a breakthrough on multiple fronts.... Read More »

 

Bosch sees big opportunity for lithium ion batteries

Dec. 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Robert Bosch and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa aim to sell a lithium ion battery by 2020 that slashes production costs in half and delivers twice the energy density of today's batteries.... Read More »

 

Nissan tests new Leaf battery recipe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Nissan believes it can create a longer-lasting battery pack for its electric Leaf next year by altering the recipe used to create the component. The proposed change in chemical composition, which is still under review at the automaker, should make the lithium ion battery more resilient to hot-weather aging, says Billy Hayes, vice president for Nissan's global electric vehicle business.... Read More »

 

Bosch sees big opportunity for lithium ion batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa Corp. aim to sell a lithium ion battery by 2020 that slashes production costs in half and delivers twice the energy density of today's batteries.... Read More »

 

Panasonic to increase its battery capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Panasonic Corp. plans a big increase in lithium ion battery capacity next year, for both hybrid and electric vehicles, including the Tesla Model S sedan.... Read More »

 

Ford, University of Michigan open battery lab

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Ford and the University of Michigan are opening a battery laboratory in Ann Arbor to speed development of electrified vehicles, the automaker said today.... Read More »

 

Q&A

JCI works on cheaper EV, hybrid batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Brian Kesseler, newly appointed president of Johnson Controls Inc.'s Power Solutions division, says propulsion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles don't need to last 10 years.... Read More »

 

Tesla grapples with PR nightmare after battery fire in U.S.

10:55 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2013
A video that went viral of a burning Tesla electric car has emerged as a public relations nightmare for the company, analysts said today, as the electric car maker lost as much as $3 billion in market value two days after the incident in Washington state.... Read More »

 

Tesla grapples with PR nightmare after battery fire in U.S.

Oct. 3, 2013 16:55 CET
A video that went viral of a burning Tesla electric car has emerged as a public relations nightmare for the company.... Read More »

 

Honda wants 2 battery suppliers for hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
To drive down costs and ensure steady delivery, Honda is in talks with a potential second supplier of lithium ion batteries for its new line of hybrid vehicles.... Read More »

 

Nissan adds Leaf to certified-used program

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Nissan is adding the Leaf electric car to its certified used-vehicle program, a move aimed at reassuring consumers who are considering whether to buy a secondhand battery-powered car.... Read More »

 

Lithium ion batteries on path to mass market, LG Chem Power chief says

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
The CEO of battery maker LG Chem Power said today that the lithium ion battery is "on the right slope" to becoming a feasible, mass-marketed option for automakers.... Read More »

 

Tesla plans a charging network in Europe, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
How hot is Tesla? The California electric-vehicle maker drew a jostling crowd of perhaps 100 journalists for its press conference without having a new car to show.... Read More »

 

Tesla profits could be challenged by Calif. credit-rule change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
A pending rule change by the California Air Resources Board could limit Tesla Motors' ability to earn money by selling zero-emissions credits -- a key factor in the company's first-quarter profit. The agency is evaluating whether to eliminate the "fast-refueling" rule that allows electric vehicles with quick-swap batteries to gain bonus credits under CARB's regulations.... Read More »

 

Lexus shuns lithium batteries, will wait for next-generation

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Lexus aims to make hybrid technology a hallmark of the brand, but it won't rush to adopt lithium ion power packs.... Read More »

 

Bosch battery partner has checkered past

July 5, 2013 06:01 CET
German supplier Robert Bosch, aiming to develop an advanced lithium ion battery that can power electric vehicles much longer than today's batteries, has dumped its South Korean battery partner for a Japanese one.... Read More »

 

Bosch aims to improve battery chemistry for EVs

July 4, 2013 06:01 CET
Better fuel economy and tighter emissions requirements are driving major changes in powertrain technology, says Bernd Bohr, former automotive chief at Robert Bosch GmbH.... Read More »

 

Bosch aims to improve battery chemistry for EVs

3:01 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
BOXBERG, Germany - Better fuel economy and tighter emissions requirements are driving major changes in powertrain technology, says Bernd Bohr, former automotive chief at Robert Bosch GmbH.
Bohr spoke with Special Correspondent Richard Truett at a press event here before he left Bosch at the end of June.
Bosch wants to double the driving range of lithium ion batteries and cut the cost in half.... Read More »

 

Bosch battery partner has checkered past

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH, aiming to develop an advanced lithium ion battery that can power electric vehicles much longer than today's batteries, has dumped its South Korean battery partner for a Japanese one.... Read More »

 

NICK GIBBS

Lithium ion batteries pose transport challenges

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2013
The fragility -- and dangers -- of lithium ion batteries for electric cars came up again at the recent Automotive News Europe Congress in Paris when DHL's head of automotive logistics pointed out the difficulties of transporting them.... Read More »

 

Tesla to have battery quick-swap by end of year

9:56 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2013
Tesla Motors will have battery quick-swap bays at many of its supercharging stations nationwide. The first quick-swap stations will be online in the fourth quarter of this year, and allow changing of battery packs in 90 seconds.... Read More »

 

Bosch forms battery JV with Mitsubishi, GS Yuasa

June 21, 2013 06:01 CET
German industrial group Robert Bosch said it has agreed to work on automotive lithium ion battery development with Mitsubishi and Japanese battery maker GS Yuasa International.... Read More »

 

Nissan to offer battery upgrade option for Leaf

4:17 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2013
Nissan, aiming to be the biggest mass-market seller of electric vehicles, said it will offer an option to owners of its Leaf hatchback in the United States to upgrade to the latest lithium-ion battery technology.... Read More »

 

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