Technologies that will make electric vehicles even better
Technologies that will make electric vehicles even better
In 2010, when the first generation of mass-produced electric cars started to arrive, I felt that automakers were undermining electric cars on purpose. Back then, most legacy automakers decided to use LMO battery cells with poor energy density and short cycle life in their electric cars. The biggest advantage of those cobalt-free battery cells was the lower cost, nonetheless the electric cars were being sold with a price three times higher than their gas-counterparts.
CATL's TENER Energy Storage System Unveiled at ees Europe 2024, Showcasing Breakthrough Technology
CATL's TENER Energy Storage System Unveiled at ees Europe 2024, Showcasing Breakthrough Technology
Utilizing CATL’s L-series cells with an energy density of 430Wh/L, TENER boasts a 6.25 MWh capacity in a 20-foot container, enhancing energy density per unit area by 30% and reducing overall station footprint by 20%.
EVB captivates Intersolar Europe with cutting-edge EV charging solutions
EVB captivates Intersolar Europe with cutting-edge EV charging solutions
At Intersolar Europe held from June 19-21, 2024, EVB proudly showcased its cutting-edge smart EV charging solutions, attracting significant attention from attendees. During the exhibition, EVB also hosted activities such as the TÜV Rheinland certificate award ceremony and gift giveaways, generating enthusiastic feedback from the audience.
Samsung SDI unveils new Samsung Battery Box at InterBattery Europe 2024
Samsung SDI unveils new Samsung Battery Box at InterBattery Europe 2024
Samsung’s battery-making arm plans to employ a two-track strategy that parallels and complements high-energy NCA batteries with LFP batteries for utility-scale ESS products to be deployed in 2026 and going forwards. On top of that, with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) era stoking construction of new data centers, the battery maker vows to meet booming demand for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems needed for those data centers.
EVB unveils new EV charging solutions and partnership with UUGreenPower at SNEC
EVB unveils new EV charging solutions and partnership with UUGreenPower at SNEC
At the recently concluded SNEC PV Power Expo, EVB made a stunning appearance with its smart EV charging solutions and integrated “PV + Energy Storage + EV Charging” layout. It demonstrated its leading technologies, announced a strategic partnership with UUGreenPower, and hosted events like a tea art performance, attracting large crowds and creating a lively atmosphere at its booth.
SK On develops polymer electrolytes for lithium metal batteries
SK On develops polymer electrolytes for lithium metal batteries
Polymer electrolytes are considered as the next-generation solid battery materials with low cost and easy manufacturing. However, they have lower ionic conductivity compared to oxide and sulfide-based electrolytes, which means they typically operate only at high temperatures of 70-80°C. Overcoming this limitation is one of the key challenges in the field.
EVB and UUGreenPower Announce Exciting Strategic Partnership at SNEC
EVB and UUGreenPower Announce Exciting Strategic Partnership at SNEC
At the SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition, UUGreenPower and EVB officially announced their strategic cooperation. They held a grand signing ceremony, with senior executives of both parties attending and witnessing this significant moment. This collaboration aims to integrate the advantages of both companies to jointly promote the development of EV charging solutions and enhance the overall level of charging infrastructure.
April 2024 - Transition to EVs in Germany slows down
April 2024 - Transition to EVs in Germany slows down
May saw plugin EVs at 18.5% share in Germany, down from 22.9% in May 2023, in a continuing hangover from the unexpected incentive abandonment in late December. BEVs were down some 31% in YoY volume, while PHEVs were up 2%. Overall auto volume was 236,413 units, down 4% YoY, and down 27% from 2017–2019 seasonal norms (~325,000 units). The best selling BEV in May was the Volkswagen ID.3. May’s sales figures saw combined EVs at 18.
Grande Panda: FIAT’s new global player
Grande Panda: FIAT’s new global player
The Grande Panda is the first new product in the family and will be followed by the launch of a new vehicle every year until 2027. The new set of models has been designed to conquer the streets of the world and complete the brand’s line-up. FIAT’s innovative project is to manufacture vehicles on the same global and multi-energy Smart Car platform, which works in every region in the world, allowing the brand to create many different vehicles and respond to customers’ needs worldwide.
Honda to begin sales of new N-VAN e: commercial-use mini-EV in Japan
Honda to begin sales of new N-VAN e: commercial-use mini-EV in Japan
The N-VAN e: realized both a sufficient practical range and a large cargo space required for commercial use through the adoption of a large-capacity battery, downsizing of the eAxle, and by minimizing the space occupied by components through a centralized layout of high-voltage components. In addition to realizing a range of 245 km (152 miles) on a single charge in WLTC mode, which is sufficient for a delivery service, one of the main commercial uses of EVs, customer convenience was pursued with charging time of approximately 4.
Hyundai Motor teases first images of all-electric INSTER
Hyundai Motor teases first images of all-electric INSTER
Hyundai Motor Company today unveiled the first official teaser images of its new A-segment sub-compact EV: INSTER. INSTER is derived from “intimate” and “innovative”, with the name of Hyundai’s new sub-compact EV also reflecting the evolution from the Korea-only, petrol-powered CASPER, introduced in 2021. INSTER will set new standards in terms of driving range, technology, and safety features, redefining what buyers can expect from a vehicle in this class.
Xpeng impresses again at the world's largest EV test, El Prix
Xpeng impresses again at the world's largest EV test, El Prix
Among this year’s test vehicles, the new XPENG G6 stands out as a clear winner when considering the positive deviation from the stated range and charging speed relative to its price. The car covered a total of 530.7 kilometres, almost reaching the stated WLTP range of 550 kilometres. Thanks to the car’s 800-volt technology empowered by XPENG next-gen SEPA2.0 architecture, it also delivered very impressive figures during the charging test; the 87.