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BYD will launch its second generation Blade Battery this year
BYD will launch its second generation Blade Battery this year
BYD Blade Battery is currently the best example of a good module-less and cobalt-free battery for electric vehicles. When it was launched, the energy density was at 140 Wh/kg, then slowly increased to 150 Wh/kg. Recently, BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu revealed for the first time at a financial report communication meeting that BYD is currently developing a second-generation blade battery to be released as soon as August 2024. This second generation CTP (cell-to-pack) battery from BYD will reach a gravimetric energy density of 190 Wh/kg, which sugests that at the cell level the density will be around 220 Wh/kg - considering a GCTP (gravimetric cell-to-pack) ratio of 85 %.
New Dacia Spring is surprisingly good
New Dacia Spring is surprisingly good
The new 2024 Dacia Spring is not perfect, but given its price is actually quite good. With a starting price of 16.900 euros, it’s the cheapest electric car you can buy in Europe. This small electric car comes in three variants. Essential (33 kW): 16.900 euros Expression (48 kW): 18.900 euros Extreme (48 kW): 19.900 euros 2024 Dacia Spring Basic specs Seats: 4 Length: 3.701 mm Width: 1.767 mm Height: 1.
LG Energy Solution most energy dense battery cells
LG Energy Solution most energy dense battery cells
It’s been a while since I’ve looked into what LG Energy Solution is doing in terms of battery technologies. First, let’s see the four latest battery cells that LG Energy Solution recently introduced. Then build some hypothetical battery packs with them. LG Energy Solution E101A (NCM) Cell model: E101A Chemistry: NCM/Graphite Capacity: 101,8 Ah Nominal voltage: 3,67 V Energy: 374 Wh Gravimetric energy density: 287 Wh/kg Volumetric energy density: 637 Wh/L Lenght: 580 mm Width: 112,4 mm Thickness: 9 mm Weight: 1,303 kg Production: China and Poland (since 2023) 🔋Battery pack #1
Leapmotor T03 to begin production at Stellantis plant in Poland
Leapmotor T03 to begin production at Stellantis plant in Poland
Last year, Leapmotor and Stellantis announced the formation of Leapmotor International, a 51/49 Stellantis-led joint venture between the two carmakers. The French carmaker currently owns around 20 % of the Chinese carmaker. This joint venture gives Stellantis exclusive rights to build, export and sell Leapmotor products outside China. For this reason, Leapmotor International is going to assemble the small electric car T03 at Stellantis plant in Poland. The production is slated to begin as early as the second quarter of this year, utilizing the semi-knocked down technique, wherein partially assembled kits are transformed into fully assembled vehicles.
Gotion unveils its Astroinno L600 LMFP battery
Gotion unveils its Astroinno L600 LMFP battery
The Chinese battery maker Gotion unveiled more details on its new LMFP battery cell and pack. Let’s see the press release. New product release:Astroinno L600 battery can achieve a range of 1000km without relying on NCM material At the opening ceremony, Dr. Qian Cheng, the executive president of Gotion Global, announced the company’s latest product, Astroinno L600 battery. Qian Cheng introduced that in order to break through the bottleneck of energy density of LFP battery, manganese doped as called lithium iron manganese phosphate(LMFP) was developed.
Renault Megane E-Tech battery details
Renault Megane E-Tech battery details
If you’ve ever wondered which LG Energy Solution battery cells power your Renault Megane E-Tech, then this article is for you. In the PushEVs Telegram channel, I was asked for details on the Renault Megane E-Tech’s battery, so I did some investigative work - as I used to do in the early days of this blog - and discovered that this electric car uses the LG E60 battery cell in a “Low Height Module”, which is available in two versions.
JAC Yiwei 3 will also be powered by sodium-ion batteries
JAC Yiwei 3 will also be powered by sodium-ion batteries
The JAC Yiwei 3 is an electric hatchback in the B-segment that will arrive in June with LFP batteries, but a version powered by a sodium-ion battery is already confirmed to arrive at a later date. Let’s see some known specs of the initial versions. Dimensions: 4.025 mm (length), 1.770 mm (height) and 1.560 mm (width) Wheelbase: 2.620 mm Seats: 5 Motor: 70 and 100 kW Top speed: 150 km/h Range under CLTC: 305, 405 and 505 km (600 km version will come later) Battery type: LFP (LiFePO4) battery by Guoxuan Hi-Tech The price of the initial versions with LFP batteries is expected to start at 100.
Wuling Bingo had a good sales month
Wuling Bingo had a good sales month
The Wuling Bingo was launched on March 29 in China with a starting price of 59.800 yuan (7.887 euros) and had 522 units delivered in March and 16.383 units in April. This impressive small electric car is a direct alternative to the BYD Seagull. Let’s see some details. Length × width × height: 3.950×1.708×1.580 mm Wheelbase: 2.560 mm Curb weight: 990 kg (lightest version) and 1.125 kg (heaviest version) Tire specifications: 185/60 R15 Seats: 4 Drive motor type: AC permanent magnet synchronous motor Drive motor maximum power: 30 kW (low level version) or 50 kW (high level version) Maximum torque of drive motor: 110 Nm (low level version) or 150 N.
BYD Seagull is officially launched
BYD Seagull is officially launched
With the Seagull, BYD wants to dominate the electric A-segment market, first in China, then other countries. Let’s see some details of this small electric car. Length × width × height: 3.780×1.715×1.540 mm Wheelbase: 2.500 mm Wheel base front/rear: 1.500 mm Minimum turning radius: 4,9 meters Tire specifications: 165/65 R15 (entry level version) and 175/55 R16 (for mid and high level versions) Seats: 4 (rear seat folds in one piece) Drive motor type: AC permanent magnet synchronous motor Drive motor maximum power: 55 kW Maximum torque of drive motor: 135 N.
European version of the BYD Seal is unveiled
European version of the BYD Seal is unveiled
We finally have the specs for the European version of the BYD Seal. Let’s see the press release. Appealing, dynamic, sporty, technologically advanced full-electric D-segment sedan Available with a highly efficient Blade Battery - 82 kWh with up to 570km range (WLTP) and DC Charging (30-80%) up to 150 kW in just 26 minutes Available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations Advanced Cell-to-Body technology and BYD e-Platform 3.0 for greater efficiency, aerodynamics, power, body rigidity and space utilisation The BYD SEAL will be available around August / September Athletic, sporty, and dynamic, but also intelligent, and equipped with a high-tech DNA, the new BYD SEAL has the looks, power, and intelligence to impress European drivers.
European version of the BYD Dolphin is revealed
European version of the BYD Dolphin is revealed
We finally have the specs for the European version of the BYD Dolphin. Let’s see the press release. All new BYD C-segment hatchback assures stress-free travelling Available with a highly efficient 60 kWh LFP Blade Battery with a 427km range (WLTP) and DC Charging (SOC 30%-80%) in just 29 minutes BYD DOLPHIN makes practical and effective use of the state-of-the-art e-Platform 3.0 High levels of standard equipment and driver technology feature across the BYD DOLPHIN range BYD Dolphin features four trim levels and will be available in LHD and RHD markets The BYD DOLPHIN will be available around June / July BYD, the world’s leading manufacturer of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) and power batteries, announces the presale of the new BYD DOLPHIN.
2023 BYD e2 is officially launched
2023 BYD e2 is officially launched
On April 6, the good looking 2023 BYD e2 was officially launched in China with two configurations. The Charming model is priced at 102.800 yuan (13.716 euros) and the Luxury model is priced at 109.800 yuan (14.650 euros). The BYD e2 is a nice electric compact hatchback now part of the Ocean series, that sooner or later is going to get an international version and be exported to Europe and Australia.