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  • The End Of The Chevy Volt - GM is retiring the Chevy Volt, its first electric car. The Volt factory in Detroit will be put on hold while the car-maker decides its next move. 
  • JCI, Toshiba Join To Create Hybrid Vehicle System - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Johnson Controls Power Solutions and Toshiba announced they will work together on developing low-voltage lithium ion batteries that will be paired with lead acid for use in hybrid vehicle applications.
  • Kokam Announces 40 MWh Projects In South Korea - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Kokam has announced two projects totaling 40 Megawatt hours (MWh) of photovoltaic (PV)-connected Energy Storage System (ESS) capacity in South Korea. These two projects, representing 12 MWh and 28 MWh of ESS capacity, will use Kokam’s High Energy Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (HE NMC) battery technology. The project announcement comes more..
  • Disaster Recovery Orgs Turn To Batteries And Solar Power - BATTERY POWER BRIEF | Direct Relief, a nonprofit disaster recovery organization based in Santa Barbara, California, is protecting itself with a solar-powered microgrid, equipped with a Tesla battery and software, Fast Company reports.
  • Setting The Stage For A European Battery Cell Market - BATTERY POWER NEWS | What does a technology-smart battery policy look like? It’s something the European Commission should carefully consider, according to a perspective published in Science.
  • Future Electric Cars Could Be One Giant Battery - BATTERY POWER BRIEF | Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden believe the bodies of electric cars can be utilized to operate as electrodes in a lithium-ion battery, becoming part of the battery itself.
  • NASA Places Initial Order For KULR’s Battery Testing Devices - BATTERY POWER BRIEF | KULR today announced that NASA has placed an initial order for the Internal Short Circuit trigger battery cells, which can replicate lithium-ion battery cell failures in battery pack designs. The ISC is licensed, manufactured and distributed by KULR under an exclusive agreement with the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
  • EC Warns Of Lithium Danger, Calls For Alternative Battery Technologies - BATTERY POWER BRIEF | The European Commission report Towards the Battery of the Future says innovation in battery technology is imperative, and while hailing lithium as today’s battery of choice, delivers stark warnings about the chemistry. It is particularly scathing about the issue of the end-of-life for lithium batteries.

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eBook - The Ins & Outs of Shipping Batteries
Lithium batteries are an integral part of everyday life; powering cell phones to electric vehicles. Despite their popularity, lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods and must comply with ever-changing shipping regulations. How can standalone cells ship versus battery packs or batteries integrated into a product? If shipping by air, what is the acceptable state-of-charge (SOC) for a cells and batteries? Labelmaster provides onsite audits, similar to a DOT inspection, to educate and enable manufacturers, covering everything from paperwork and shipping labels. They can also assist retailers in avoiding product delays and recall concerns. SGS explores the intricacies of shipping batteries internationally and how to avoid costly delays with regulations effective August 2017 for shipments to India. Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to complying with changing regulations for shipping batteries. Education, training and audits are all tools available to help companies navigate regulations and avoid penalties, delay of product, or loss of consumer confidence.

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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global battery market for consumer products market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new sales of batteries for consumer goods (smartphones, laptop, power banks, tablets, smart wearables) market and do not include the aftermarket.

Global Battery Market - for Consumer Products 2017-2021