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Formula E: di Grassi, da Costa still with... - NBCSports.com

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After Argentina, both di Grassi, da Costa have something to prove this weekend in Miami.
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Formula E could help to quicken the battery evolution?

In my opinion the development of Formula E was started to try improving and speeding up the development of the Lithium-Ion batteries that are used in these cars.

Over the past years this has been the norm with many new technologies and inventions coming from the stables of the F1 car manufacturers. On-board diagnostics were used in the F1 cars years before they were introduced on normal cars for emission controls and the battery pack used on the FE cars will be no different.

The batteries used consist of 200 tightly packed cells, which all discharge heat when they are discharged in use. This is one of the big challenges that E cars must overcome?

The cars will have to have a battery cooling system devised to be integrated into the electric racing cars design. As far as I know the cars are using SAFT VL41M battery cells which are well on top of the technology that is available at the moment.

The problem is a common one, the batteries overheat when discharged, and they then get hot and fail quicker, these are some of the problems to overcome, also the batteries cannot be changed at say a pit-stop and so the whole car has to be changed. I am not sure whether or not this is something to do with safety, but I suspect it is, anyhow the ruling body the FIA won’t allow this at the moment.

It will be interesting though to see what comes out of this form of racing in the future.

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How Scientists, Car Companies & The Military Are Creating The Smartest Energy Solution On The Market

How Scientists, Car Companies & The Military Are Creating The Smartest Energy Solution On The Market | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Batteries are the linchpin to greening the world's electricity supply. But the technology isn't there yet. Can we make it happen?
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Hi This is the best way to get faster results when we are trying to develop new greener battery technologies, and that is to get the armed forces or space research.

many of the new inventions of our times, were invented on behalf of these requirements.

The Mars lander used lithium batteries on its recent mission and the American military also used this battery technology for the Stealth aircraft, to help them e;eliminate detection, lead acid batteries would be detected.

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What Does It Take To “Fuel” An Electric Motorcycle? Many Batteries?

What Does It Take To “Fuel” An Electric Motorcycle? Many Batteries? | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Electric motorcycles and scooters, as the type name implies, run on electricity. Obviously, the two wheelers don't have a very long extension lead plugged into a socket, but instead they run on bat...
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This looks nice and compact but as i have said on many occasions, i am not so sure about lithium-ion batteries until they have stood the test of time, even transporting them is very difficult, so fitting them  to a motorbike? i am not so sure.

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Second £60m graphene centre at University of Manchester planned - BBC News

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Second £60m graphene centre at University of Manchester planned
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A second centre for research into "wonder-material" graphene is to be built in Manchester, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
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This is good news for the city of Manchester, where graphene  research has hit new heights. A further government grant will that more research and development can be carried out to help the development of new battery products.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries Aren't Safe to Fly - Daily Beast

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There is growing pressure in the aviation industry to ban the shipment of lithium-ion batteries, like the consignment aboard Flight MH370, on all passenger-carrying airplanes.
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Hi I dont know what to believe ?

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Pressure cooking to improve electric car batteries - Highland Community News (subscription)

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Pressure cooking to improve electric car batteries Highland Community News (subscription) “This is a critical, fundamental step in improving the efficiency of these batteries,” said David Kisailus, an associate professor of chemical and...
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Scientists are now funded by their governments to the tune of billions of dollars to come up with the best solution to design batteries to power electric cars and although new cars are now being built such as the Litium-Ion battery, things still need retuning.

They have not quit go these batteries right, for the cars that they power to go further and faster, this article is about the fine tweaking of this technology as carried out by professor David Kisailus He is also looking for ways to improve existing technologies and make the electric cars go further and faster, Good luck to him and his team. 

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lead-acid batteries- How they work

Bill explains the essential principles of a lead-acid battery. He shows the inside of motorcycle lead-acid battery, removes the lead and lead-oxide plates an...
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Lead acid batteries have now been around in their present form for many years.

 It is only in recent times that the lead acid car battery has been overcome by the more modern technology batteries that are now being developed for the modern electric and hybrid car manufacturers, due to the rush for a more environmentally friendly battery products, such as the Lithium-Ion batteries that are now used many car models such as the Nissan leaf and the Toyota Auris hybrids.

In my opinion though, the ever faithful lead acid batteries, that we still use in the millions, will still be around for many years to come. These batteries have been tried and tested and proven for almost a hundred years since their invention in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Planté.

 Nothing much has changed in the past forty years that I have bought and sold batteries. Car batteries have had modifications such as different lead alloys are now used in the manufacture of the plates and the development of battery casings to resist vibrations. Most truck and car batteries are now sealed and maintenance free, so the motorists do not have to top them up any more, but some battery makers have the old fashioned screw tops, so that you can top up the acid that has evaporated.

The big development came when the AGM battery was invented in 1985 for military use and was developed by Concorde batteries for commercial use outside the military. The AGM (absorbed Glass Matting) battery is completely sealed and now used in hundreds of applications, although once again these batteries may be slowly replaced by the Lithium-Ion batteries. I know that some golf trolley batteries are coming out in Lithium-Ion, but at the moment they are very expensive and golfers have a reputation of shall we say, “not putting their hands in their pockets”. The Lithium-Ion batteries were also developed for the military and used on the stealth bombers and they are also used in space flight and on the Mars Lander Craft “Discovery”.

Another recent development of the lead acid battery has been the introduction of “stop Start” technology used on some new models of cars. This was developed by the World’s leading battery company, Johnson Controls. The trade name that they use for these batteries is Varta batteries. What happens is when the car stops the engine is switched off and when the car wants to set off again the accelerator is pressed and the car restarts. The batteries for this job have to be more powerful that the standard lead acid battery and so the AGM battery is used.

In my opinion the lead acid battery will be further developed and used on other applications that have not been invented yet, and will still be a player in the crazy mixes of the development of the modern car, their big advantage is that they are almost 100% recyclable, which is more than can be said about the lithium-Ion batteries.

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BATTERY TALK-Can DOE build a better electric car battery? - Christian Science Monitor

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Can DOE build a better electric car battery?
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Almost all EV/PHEVs store electrical energy in lithium-ion batteries—

These batteries are very similar to the batteries used in lap-top computers and the cell phones that we all use today. The average car that runs on fossil fuels will do about 300 miles on a full tank of fuel. This has to be the

target for electric driven cars, these cars must also be responsive and able to accelerate and drive like the petrol driven cars in order that motorists will drive them, and also the car must be able to compete with the fossil fuel cars in distance travelled, they must cover the 300 miles before having to have a full charge again, whilst costing the same or even at a cheaper rate.

This would mean a big improvement from the Lithium-Ion batteries that are used on today’s electric cars. To try to achieve this a group has been set up at the ARPA-E to try to completely redesign and re-evaluate each section and parts used in the Lithium-Ion battery, to help create a completely new battery that can also be produced at a lower cost.

Read more at…http://www.arpa-e.energy.gov/

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Battery Talk-Toyota's Prius refresh, hydrogen fuel cell Battery car on tap for 2015 - Newsday

Battery Talk-Toyota's Prius refresh, hydrogen fuel cell Battery car on tap for 2015 - Newsday | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Newsday Toyota's Prius refresh, hydrogen fuel cell car on tap for 2015 Newsday The next Prius, which is expected in 2015, will include improved batteries and smaller, more powerful electric motors, and will be built on the company's new global...
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This is great news about the Toyota Prius Hydrogen Battery


This news is good news for the many motoring fans, who think that the future should be a mix of technologies in the World of

cars. In the past twenty years alone we have seen many new developments in the battery World.

Apart from modifying the ever present free flow lead acid batteries, we have seen the new battery types such as AGM and GEL batteries cropping up to serve as back up batteries for many industries such as computer back up systems and even for the early computers that we all used. All this new technology was introduced along with need for progress and the appetite from consumers and industry for better and faster electrical equipment.

This development has never stopped. Of late we have developed many new types of batteries, that were funded by Governments and large corporations to satisfy the need of the ever expanding electrical and engineering projects whether they were large or small. The next generation of batteries was to be known as the NiMH, Nickel metal hydride batteries, for use the ever expanding miniaturisation of personnel computers. These were followed by the invention of the Lithium- Ion batteries, that were invented in the 1990's for use on the Stealth aircraft in the USA and also used in the space program by NASA, the American space agency.

The latest surge in battery development came when there was a need to save the Earth from greenhouse gases. The main culprit was pollution from fossil fuel driven cars, so the Governments of the World got together and agreed that emissions had to be reduced. This caused a frantic rush for the car makers to come up with an alternative fuel supply to gasoline products. The answer was to be the electric car. The first car makers came up with the Lithium-Ion batteries and are still developing today.

However because these cars will not travel far before the batteries need re-charging, scientists are trying to come up an alternative. One of the companies to do this is Toyota cars from Japan. This new type of battery is called the Hydrogen-cell battery and in my opinion will be the winner of this technology race in the future.

The car, the Toyota Prius is expected to be coming onto the market as early as 2015 and already gas stations are been prepared by adding Hydrogen pumps on their forcourts, yet another step foreward.

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Lithium Graphene Batteries - Energy and Capital - Energy and Capital

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The end-all, be-all lithium-ion battery may be inching its way closer into our daily lives. I know, I know, we've all heard it before—another battery that saves the day.
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This could be yet another battery that saves the Planet ?

Graphene was developed here in the UK in Manchester and i used this article in my blog http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/?p=4229 .

This article was very interesting and a pleasure to share on LinkedIn, it looks like graphene batteries are hear to stay, but who knows whats around the corner ?

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Airbus looks at replacing lithium-ion battery for A350 -VartaBatteries-Yorkshire

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Aviation Week Airbus studies dropping lithium-ion battery for A350 Reuters PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Europe's Airbus is considering whether to drop lithium-ion batteries and switch back to traditional ones on its A350 passenger jet as...
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Older type batteries are considered.

The Boeing Lithium-Ion battery scare has now prompted Airbus the giant European joint venture aircraft maker to consider changing back from the new technology Lithium-Ion battery to their traditional batteries the Ni cad batteries. The Li-On batteries as they are known have a tendency to over heat and catch fire whilst the plane is on the ground or taxiing on the runway, we will watch and see, Lithium -Ion batteries have been used now for many years on other types of planes without any problems even on the stealth bombers. 

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Boeing grounding problems put the spotlight on Lithium-Ion battery technology

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Lithium Ion batteries are used in everything ?

Lithium Ion or Li-on  batteries for short are being used on many things these days, especially in the transport industry to power many different types of systems. They are now used in electric driven vehicle such as the Toyota Prius, and because of their lightness are used in many aircraft to supply electricity.

    Using this type of battery is not a new thing. The batteries were actually developed for use in the USA military on such things as stealth bombers. Because of their construction the Li-On batteries can not be detected by enemy radar. This type of battery is also used for the space exploration crafts, to power their motors by using solar energy to recharge the batteries. These batteries however were thought to be responsible for a fire on-board a Japanese Airlines 787 that was parked on the runway in Boston USA.

Like other fuel saving devices these planes were fitted with the latest Li-On batteries, this is all part of a drive from all kinds of transport manufacturers to produce more fuel efficient engines to reduce carbon footprints.

The batteries are used to power electric systems that were once powered by hydraulic pumps.



Li-On batteries are known to catch fire



if they are over charged and once they catch fire they are difficult to extinguish because there chemical make up produces Oxygen which feeds the fire.

The batteries fitted to this plane were made by the GS Yuasa Corp who are looking into the matter with the National Transport Safety Board, but as yet no proof can be attributed to a faulty battery although this is suspected.





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Use AGM Batteries to store Solas Energy and Be Prepared

Use AGM Batteries to store Solas Energy and Be Prepared | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A small 12 volt solar panel with a couple of deep cycle batteries should take care of your lighting needs.
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As sellers of many AGM Batteries to cutomers who use them for RV vehicles, we can see a great future in using solar panels to charge and store energy for their night time use. These new systems are developing because of the rush in the development of greener technology. The next thing to come to the battery market place will be the Lithium-Ion battery to repalce the AGM batteries, these solar panels though are now been widely used , even here in the UK we are developing solar power to advanced levels... Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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12-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery For Advanced Start-Stop Coming In 2018 - Green Car Reports

12-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery For Advanced Start-Stop Coming In 2018 - Green Car Reports | All about batteries | Scoop.it
As fuel-economy rules get stricter, lithium-ion batteries may no longer be limited to electric cars.
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Johnson controls are always at the forefront of new battery technology. This new lithium-ion battery that will fit cars is no exception?


The battery will fit start- stop car battery systems and should be available in 2018 after much more testing.

As a battery dealer, this is good news to me because, this battery should be available to the aftermarket through Johnson controls battery outlets across the world.

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Mobile phone battery explodes on bus in China, fake Samsung possibly

Do you need a reason to spring a little more cash for the brand named phone battery? Well, watch this video of a woman's phone exploding in China and the extra $20 will seem like a small...
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This is what i am always going about, these batteries are setting on fire. We do not know which type of battery this was but i guess it was a lithium battery?

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Electric Cars Could be Fully Charged in 15 Minutes with New Batteries

Electric Cars Could be Fully Charged in 15 Minutes with New Batteries | All about batteries | Scoop.it
A new lithium-ion battery has been invented for electric car owners looking for a quicker way to charge their vehicles.
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Hi we are hearing claims and counter claims all the time about the great lithium-Ion battery. but when you listen to what the trade are saying, then they have not yet been proven. We are still hearing about fires?

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Renault, LG partner up for 180-mile EV battery tech - Autoblog (blog)

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Renault, LG partner up for 180-mile EV battery tech
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That's what Renault and LG Chem might one day find out, since the two giants signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last week to co-develop battery technology for long-range EVs.
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It seems to be the big thing these days for partnerships to develop. Auto and battery companies especially are teaming up to try to develop batteries that will go further without a charge.

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EarthX Lithium Motorcycle Batteries - Gears - ExPo: Adventure and Overland Travel Enthusiasts

EarthX Lithium Motorcycle Batteries - Gears - ExPo: Adventure and Overland Travel Enthusiasts | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Here at Overland International, we love to test gear and without question the best way to do so is to simply put it to use. Sometimes we test gear and don’t even know we’re doing so.
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The battery in the picture is a similar product from Johnson controls, but i am very impressed with e actual EarthX lithium-Ion batteries for motor cycles and other such vehicles.

The article is very informative and i learned that these batteries can now be charged with a normal battery charger because of a special development that is built into the batteries.

A good article and worth reading.

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Battery Factory-Tesla Reveals Its Plan To Build A Massive

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Tesla revealed its plans for a huge factory to build battery packs.
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Battery factory makes sense

In my opinion it was only going to be a matter of time before the Tesla car company would start to build its own batteries.

The thing that i am not too sure about, is the research and development side of the equation. In the world of electric cars i think that the battery has taken on a new meaning and are indeed an integral part of the whole car design and not just something that you can replace at home if your car battery happens to go flat on  a cold day .

The whole Lithium-Ion battery concept is a completely different animal to the bog standard lead acid battery that we have been used to over the past century and it could be that Tesla will want a greater control over the valuable asset that drives their cars along.

One of my concerns though is that will this affect the"right to repair" laws that are now in place, what happens if the battery breaks down when the cars are second and third hand, will the repair trade have the technology available from Tesla released to them to carry out a repair, as would a battery manufacturer?

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Could These Be The New Truck Batteries-TRADEC Evaluates 6T Li-ion Batteries for Military, Commecial Vehicles - Defense Update

Could These Be The New Truck Batteries-TRADEC Evaluates 6T Li-ion Batteries for Military, Commecial Vehicles - Defense Update | All about batteries | Scoop.it
Defense Update
TRADEC Evaluates 6T Li-ion Batteries for Military, Commecial Vehicles
Defense Update
Drop-in e6T Li-ion battery Saft, originally developed for military vehicle applications, is now being tested on commercial vehicles.
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Lithium-Ion batteries may shortly be used on regular trucks

There is not a day goes by without a new story that relates to new battery technology. This story is no exception.

Lockheed Martin the defence contractors have chosen French company SAFT, who are great innovators in the battery industry, to configure one of their batteries, the e6T lithium-Ion battery system for use on certain military vehicles above the use of the traditional lead-acid batteries.

The advantages of using Lithium-Ion batteries, is that they are lighter in weight than a lead-acid battery and the same size, thus making the new type of batteries able to fit into the same battery compartments without having to do a re-design. The battery is a 25.5 volt capacity and is able to carry out many modern functions such as charging personal items of electronics that the troops will be using, the likes of GPS devices and night site technologies apart from the normal tasks such as starting and lighting duties. Other attributes for this new battery can be read in this excellent article.

Calstart who are a Worldwide organisation dedicated to implementation of using technology for cleaner transport by reducing our reliance on oil and producing cleaner air, with less CO2 emissions say that if these trials are a success there will no reason why the new batteries will be able to be used on regular trucks, using a 12 volt system. These batteries will last much longer due to a longer life cycle than the lead-acid batteries, whilst giving a greater depth of charge, with a fast re-charges, giving a saving on the fuel costs. One that has not been mentioned is the cost of these batteries; this is what will eventually drive any changes in design and technology forward, and only time will tell.

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Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

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BATTERY TALK-Recycling- Lithium-Ion- electric car batteries- to provide power to homes.

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Recycling electric car batteries to provide power to homes could mean 'an end ...
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We are already talking about a second use for the old electric car batteries ?

Four partner companies in the North East of England, they are Opus Green, SR Technologies, together with Tadea and Gateshead College. They are looking at the possibility of using the old Electric Vehicle batteries that will be changed at the end of life period after say ten years, on such cars as the Nissan Leaf.

The companies are trying to come with ideas about the use of these batteries in conjunction  with solar panels and wind turbines, to store energy for use at night time, rather than just put the electricity used into the National Grid. We have such solar panels on our roof and the electricity generated is transmitted via invertor and an electric meter into the grid here in the UK.

All this working project will be carried out at Gateshead College research and development department at Barmston Road in Sunderland, in the North East of England. The EV batteries will be tested on sight at the college and will be used to power equipment that will be used on demonstration. In my opinion I cannot see why it should fail, once they found a way for the solar panels to charge up Lithium-Ion batteries. I know that there have been many other types of experiments in this field even using large banks of Lead Acid batteries can be made to work-.  

See more at…http://www.tadea-uk.com/News/A-second-chance-for-EV-batteries-

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Malcolm Potter, Project Manager at tadea said “This is a very exciting project for tadea to be involved in and as it’s the first of its kind within in UK to focus on how to extend the life of these batteries it’s hoped that the results will lead to further developmental work in this field.”

It is expected that the project will answer some of the key questions currently surrounding green technologies such as how to effectively store renewably generated electricity and how to extended the life of electric vehicle batteries.

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The project will be based at Gateshead College’s new R&D facility at Barmston Road, Sunderland. The building currently under refurbishment, is to become a leading centre for low emission vehicle technologies when it’s reopened later this year. The test battery rig used for this project will also be made available as a demonstration unit, visually powering equipment within the building.

Malcolm Potter, Project Manager at tadea said “This is a very exciting project for tadea to be involved in and as it’s the first of its kind within in UK to focus on how to extend the life of these batteries it’s hoped that the results will lead to further developmental work in this field.”

It is expected that the project will answer some of the key questions currently surrounding green technologies such as how to effectively store renewably generated electricity and how to extended the life of electric vehicle batteries.

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BATTERY TALK- New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology - Energy Harvesting Journal

BATTERY TALK- New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology - Energy Harvesting Journal | All about batteries | Scoop.it
BGR India New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology Energy Harvesting Journal Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with...
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More reading from this excellent article regarding both types of battery...


"This work considers the fundamental problems in the design of lithium–sulfur batteries (LSBs): low

practical specific energy, rapid decrease in capacity during cycling, and high self-discharge rates. We demon-
strate that these problems will be solved by the provision of an optimum combination of the rates of electrode
and corrosion processes in lithium–sulfur batteries during cycling"...http://www.oxisenergy.com/downloads/RJE_problems_solutions.pdf
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Batteries of the Future - Lithium-Air

The mechanics of lithium air battery technology illustrated by Don Siegel, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan Colleg...
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Something for the future ?

Hi this just more information driven by scientists at universities all over the world who are been funded by governments to come up with more environmentally friendly battery products to use on the new cars of the future. We have all seen the Lithium-Ion batteries in use  and now we are looking at newer and better technologies to replace them. Things are certainly moving at pace and i would be interested at comments from my Linked in Group members about the new Lithium-Air battery.

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Japanese space agency to test Dreamliner battery

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Japan space agency tests Dreamliner battery
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TOKYO — The charred lithium-ion battery from a troubled Boeing Dreamliner was taken to Japan's space agency Tuesday, as investigators tried to find out what caused it to overheat on a domestic flight.
eric roberts's insight:

Problem of the battery could be overcharging ?

The most likely problem with these Lithium-Ion batteries could be overcharging.

It is not only the Dream-liners that are having battery problems , but there are many outstanding  investigations  into fires involving lithium-ion batteries involved in car applications. That alarming episode in the life of these batteries (lithium-Ion) includes a fire that involved a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid which was destroyed in a parked garage in Texas  last year, and a second vehicle that  involved a Fiskers that were trapped in flood waters during the famous Super storm Sandy at the back end of last year.

It also appears that several other batteries were damaged in the flooding by the infusion of salt water.

My own opinion linking the cars to the Dream-liners and other applications is that are these Lithium-Ion batteries properly tested over a long enough period.

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It is important that we realise the amount of work that is being carried by the Worlds leading Universities to make a better longer lasting battery to be used on the EV vehicles and total electric vehicles to enable consumers to buy and trust these products.

One of the centres of excellence in this field is at Manchester University in the UK,where all types of new materials are been used and tried in an effort to improve the lenghth of time that a battery (Lithium-Ion) can be used on a journey, and the speed in which these batteries can be charged at, as a battery dealer for over 30 years i think that times are very interesting, and i am still  not sure what will come out on top, i presume a mixture of all technologies will prevail...Eric Roberts... http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/?p=4229

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