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  • "Businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to support development of innovative battery technologies for electric vehicles.""Work could include battery cost, efficiency, and recyclingProjects can focus on a variety of improvements to battery technologies for the propulsion of electric ve...

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  • In UK, Londons Northumberland Park bus garage is being equipped as a virtual power station to take energy stored in the batteries of parked electric buses and feed it back to the grid, i.e. a V2G system.

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  • Un Germany, Lilium is delaying the flight tests of its second five-seat prototype electric aircraft after the first machine caught fire during maintenance following hundreds of ground and taxi tests including the crucial transfer from vertical to horizontal flight. 

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  • EDF has been awarded a contract by Western Power Distribution (WPD) to supply local grid flexibility services in the Bridgwater area using a cohort of domestic Powervault batteries.EDFs expertise, alongside Powervaults smart energy storage systems, will give the distribution network operator acces...

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  • Total/Saft and Groupe PSA/Opel have signed an agreement to create a new joint venture, ACC, that will develop and manufacture high-performance lithium-ion batteries for the automotive industry from 2023.Work has already started at a R&D centre in Bordeaux and a pilot site in Nersac, both in Fran...

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  • The 250 Wh/kg for todays best Li-ion batteries is considered suitable for a short two-person flight in an eVTOL aircraft. However, all the associated electrical equipment represents additional weight, hence the required target is 500 Wh/kg. This target is already claimed for the Sion licerion lithi...

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  • In Australia, the University of Melbourne had developed a battery with four times the capacity of Li-ion model. The tendency of a sulphur electrode to disintegrate due to its significant expansion and contraction as it cycles has been solved by using a polymer to give more space for the sulphur part...

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  • The rising sales of electric cars may be limited by the unavailability of cobalt for the lithium-ion batteries. Global demand for this heavy metal is estimated to rise to between 235 000 and 430 000 tonnes by 2030, and although short-term supplies appear adequate, future demands may be met only by c...

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  • In US, the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show unveiled the NAWA racer, an electric motor cycle incorporating both a 9 kWh battery and an 0.1 kWh carbon-based ultra capacitor giving a range of 110 km further than a battery pack alone on a single charge. Ultra capacitors can store energy much more qu...

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