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Battery industry will boom, but will profits?

ADL finds a spending frenzy but doesn’t think a God Battery will be found

ADL finds a spending frenzy but doesn't think a God Battery will be found.

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Volkswagen using quantum computers to build better EV batteries

'We are performing genuine pioneering work'

"We are performing genuine pioneering work."

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Europe up against Asian juggernaut in $290B electric car battery market

Asian companies have a huge head start

Asian companies have a huge head start.

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Britain looks to its centuries-old mines for EV future

Part of a global resurgence in mining to find metals for batteries

Britain is returning to ancient mines on its southwestern tip to secure a slice of the global electric car revolution. The English county of Cornwall and the surrounding area boast one of the world's largest tin deposits.

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Honda joins the quest for solid-state EV batteries

It's researching the technology but denies it's developing them with Nissan

It's researching the technology but denies it's developing them with Nissan.

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BMW, Solid Power partner on solid-state next-gen EV batteries

Another automaker explores what could be the next big thing

Toyota is also pinning its hopes on solid-state batteries.

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Toyota, Panasonic to work together on next-gen EV batteries

Panasonic supplies cylindrical batteries to Tesla, prismatics to Toyota.

Panasonic supplies cylindrical batteries to Tesla, prismatics to Toyota.

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EV battery prices to stop falling in 2020, Hyundai says

Batteries' key ingredients will be harder to come by

Batteries' key ingredients will be harder to come by

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Renault will work with UK-based Powervault on home storage units

French automaker Renault and UK's Powervault next month will start testing old Renault electric-vehicle batteries for stationary-storage usage.

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Tanktwo has the weirdest EV battery we've ever seen

Fill your tank with swappable smart cells.

Don't worry about battery degradation. Replace these cells whenever you want.

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A Chinese battery maker is muscling into the EV scene

Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. has already overtaken LG Chem production.

China's CATL surpasses LG Chem in li-ion battery production, and BYD, Panasonic, and Tesla could be next.

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200,000 vehicle-to-grid plug-ins to be sold by 2020

Electric vehicles camped in parking spaces will be an ideal vehicle-to-grid energy source for buildings equipped with energy management systems. A new report from Navigant Research forecasts that nearly 200,000

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A123 winning bid from China's Wanxiang prompts concern in Congress

The Detroit News reports that China's Wanxiang Group Corporation will acquire almost all of bankrupt A123 Systems Inc. for $256 million. The deal includes all of the American battery manufacturer's grid and commercial business assets as well as the company's facilities in Michigan, Massachusetts and Missouri. Meanwhile, Woodridge, Illinois-based Navitas Systems will purchase all of A123 Systems' government contracts for $2.25 mill

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Did A123 Systems get $1M federal check the same day it declared bankruptcy?

Automotive News reports A123 Systems, an electric vehicle battery manufacturer, received a disbursement check from the federal government on the same day the company filed for bankruptcy. On Oct. 16, A123 received $946,830 as the latest portion of a clean energy grant from the Zach Bowman

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Study says EV battery pricing could plunge by 70% by 2025

Reuters is reporting on a new study that suggests the cost of lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles could plummet dramatically by 2025. Consulting firm McKinsey & Co. conducted the study, which indicated increasing oil prices and tougher fuel economy standards could force automakers to build more electric cars, thereby increasing the scale of lithium-ion battery manufacturing by significant margins. In addition

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Tesla Roadster facing 'brick' battery problems?

Here's a new worry for electric car owners: bricking your new, expensive ride.

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Tesla Roadster facing 'brick' battery problems?

Here's a new worry for electric car owners: bricking your new, expensive ride.

Planar Energy to begin small-scale production of solid-state batteries in 2011

Planar Energy, a spin-off of the National Renewable Energy Laboratories, has quietly been developing solid-state battery technology and remains convinced that the future of electric vehicle batteries is solid-state technology. The Orlando-based company believes that its solid-state design could potentially offer more power output and higher energy storage d

South Korea aims to become battery leader by investing additional $12.5B

As several countries vie for the top spot in the automotive rechargeable battery market, a few front-runners have emerged. Notably, China's push to lead the world in advanced battery technology has propelled the nation towards the front. The efforts here in the States

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