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Powering The EV Revolution — Battery Packs Now At $156/kWh, 13% Lower Than 2018, Finds BNEF

December 4th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released the results of its 2019 Battery Price Survey, finding that industry-weighted average battery pack prices have already fallen to $156 per kWh. This is over 13% lower than the 2018 average ($180/kWh, when adjusted for inflation), and BNEF foresees cost reductions continuing, with $100/kWh potentially being reached by 2023. Let's dive in


Battery Tech Startup Sila Nano Secures $45 Million, Now Has 3 Former Tesla Employees

December 4th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Sila Nanotechnologies says its silicon-based materials can increase battery energy density by 20% and potentially up to 40%. Three former Tesla employees are executives at Sila, Kurt Kelty, Alex Jacobs, and co-founder and CEO Gene Berdichevsky. They all worked on battery technology at Tesla. Berdichevsky answered some questions for CleanTechnica about Sila’s work


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Nikola & Iveco Partner To Bring The Battery Electric Nikola TRE To The EU

December 3rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Nikola Corporation is making a push into the EU with partner trucking company IVECO after the pair showed off the design model of the battery electric version of the Nikola TRE for European customers. Launching the battery electric Nikola TRE gives Nikola a bridge to the hydrogen-powered future the team envisions as the reality of the investment and lead time required for hydrogen to manifest in the global transportation marketplace are realized


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Tesla Cybertruck: Battery Price Dive

November 24th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Following the Cybertruck reveal, I went to bed not being sure exactly what I had just seen, and woke up still thinking about it. My oldest son took one look and said it was the "sickest" car he had ever seen (this is a good thing), and my wife thought it was far more interesting than I expected


Nikola Pushes Deeper Into Battery Electric Vehicles With Next Generation Battery Tech

November 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Nikola Motor Company dropped a bomb on the electric vehicle industry today with news of a pending acquisition of a team that has developed next generation battery technology. The news comes with claims of a cathode with 4 times the energy density of today's lithium-ion cells, lasts for 2,000 cycles, and at a cell cost of 50% less than today's lithium-ion cells


Bridging The Gap For Battery Storage: How M-Kopa Labs Is Pulling Academic Research Into The Off-Grid Solar Industry

August 31st, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

Knowledge transfer between academia and industry has the potential to affect a lot of change for a small off-grid solar company like M-KOPA Solar, a Kenya-based company and 2015 recipient of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. This is why Harini Hewa Dewage joined M-KOPA Labs, the research branch of M-KOPA, in November of 2016 as its battery technology specialist


Behind The Scenes At sonnen’s Wildspoldried, Germany Battery Testing Lab

August 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

sonnen has built the most advanced residential energy storage solution in the world in its ecoLinx home energy storage solution and its thermally stable lithium iron phosphate-based batteries. Here's a look behind the scenes at the lab in Wildspoldried, Germany where the ninth generation of sonnen's lithium iron phosphate-based batteries are assembled and tested


Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Heating Up In India

July 28th, 2019 | by Anand Upadhyay

Interest in electric vehicles (EVs) is getting super hot in India. Having missed out on building its own manufacturing base for solar PV, India seems conscious about not missing the EV opportunity, especially for lithium-ion battery manufacturing (LIB)


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Swiss Startup Innolith Claims 1000 Wh/kg Battery Breakthrough

April 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Swiss startup Innolith says it has created a lithium ion battery with a non-combustible inorganic electrolyte that has an energy density of 1000 Wh/kg. The best part is one of its batteries has already moved out of the lab and into commercial service.


BYD Breaks Ground On Its New 20 GWh Battery Factory In Chongqing

February 26th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

BYD has officially broken ground at its new Chongqing battery plant in a move that diversifies its battery cell production capacity beyond its older factories in Eastern China. In a ceremony on Friday, BYD officially started work on the new factory that was announced last year



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