Battery Trends, Markets, Suppliers at AABC
Governments across the globe and international automakers alike have become more optimistic about the future of electrified transportation. Consequently, the technological development needed to support vehicle electrification must keep pace with rising expectations—batteries with enhanced performance, durability, abuse tolerance, and lower cost are indeed crucial to the viability of each of the hybrid/electric-vehicle powertrains.
California's Plans To Reduce Emissions In Heavy-Duty, Off-Road Vehicles
Leslie Goodbody, an engineer with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), spends her time with the Innovative Heavy-Duty Strategies Section, focusing on addressing heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment that are responsible for a significant portion of California's particulate, smog-forming, and climate change emissions. Battery Power Online spoke with Goodbody about what changes she sees in California's approach to heavy-duty and off-road vehicles, and the funding structures enabling improvements.
Raw Materials and the Battery Market
Raw materials pricing and supply hugely impacts the battery market, and William Adams, head of battery research at Fastmarkets Research, argues that lithium and cobalt pricing is evolving, thanks—in part—to the downstream supply chain. A shift is coming, he predicts, from 1 to 1 pricing, to pricing via a PRA, to Exchange pricing.
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Tesla Acquires Of Maxwell, Officially Takes Over The Battery Technology
Tesla announced that it has completed its acquisition of Maxwell and it will officially be able to take over its battery technology.
Vertiv Announces Tech Update To UPS
Vertiv today introduced the Liebert GXT5, a technology update to the popular family of rackmount, on-line uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The Liebert GXT5 is designed to ensure availability in today's increasingly mission critical small IT environments and edge locations that enable important emerging applications.
Argonne Team Develops New Cathode Coating
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new cathode coating using an oxidative chemical vapor deposition technique.
Army Team Reports New Cathode Chemistry
Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory known as ARL, and the University of Maryland have identified a new cathode chemistry. The work was published last week in Nature.