Ikea Canada to phase out non-rechargeable alkaline batteries
In fiscal year 2019, Ikea sold roughly 300 million alkaline batteries globally.
Closing date of GM-Nikola partnership may be delayed
Automaker would get an 11% stake in exchange for engineering and building Nikola’s Badger hydrogen fuel cell and electric pickup truck.
Global energy storage to rebound, witness strong capacity additions: Frost & Sullivan
The United States and China are set to be the biggest markets for energy storage in terms of installations and installed capacity
Li-Cycle completes first commercial shipment of recycled battery material
Mississauga company’s unique process removes metals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium for reuse.
Musk says Tesla to build new factory near Berlin
The new plant will build batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting with Model Y.
Volkswagen to invest 1B euros in battery production plant
Factory is part of the company’s effort to electrify its vehicles.
AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40%
Tesla disputed the AAA study results.
Tesla buys battery technology company
Maxwell Technologies will help the manufacturer of electric vehicles cut production costs.
Toyota, Panasonic announce joint venture for green auto batteries
Automaker will take a 51% stake in the venture, which will be running by the end of 2020.
GM to offer two more electric vehicles in next 18 months
Sees its entire model lineup running on electricity in the future, big battery or hydrogen.
Electrovaya gets $3.8M to develop Li-Ion batteries for commercial vehicles
Funding made available by Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
Electrovaya Inc. CEO to pay $250K penalty over OSC disclosure violations
Settlement follows allegations by the OSC that Electrovaya issued unbalanced press releases and failed to update its disclosure record.
Dal’s battery man: Jeff Dahn awarded the Herzberg medal
The researcher was awarded the $1 million Herzberg medal recognizing his efforts to improve lithium-ion batteries.
Electrovaya: Charging a greener future
Electrovaya is confident its safer and greener technology will overcome concerns about the promising battery technology.
Dalhousie professor wins top science prize for battery research
Jeff Dahn has an “exclusive research partnership” with Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors.
Proposal to build Quebec graphite mine, world’s largest
Material used in lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles.
Johnson Controls spending $245M on North American battery plants
Investment largely will be in the US and will add jobs at multiple locations.
The battery that could last a lifetime
University of California research team develops nanowire battery that’s been charged over 200,000 times.
Nanotechnology applied to improve battery efficiency
Prague-based HE3DA has developed a technology increase the size and surface of battery electrodes.
Experts amped about battery tech helping to limit global warming
Scientists overcome major obstacles in creating a battery that has up to 10 times the energy density of today’s best batteries.
AquaMetals breaks ground on $30M battery recycling plant in Nevada
Facility is a stone’s throw away from Tesla Motors’ electric battery gigafactory.
Orbite, NRC to benchmark HPA in Li-ion batteries
NRC scientists will characterize various separator formulations.
Green power for forklifts
Electrovaya’s green tech will be field tested by Mondelez’s distribution centre forklifts to reduce emissions and improve productivity.
Alevo to make batteries at old Philip Morris NC plant
Start-up is not seeking tax breaks or incentives to locate in North Carolina.
Tesla selects Nevada for $5 billion battery factory
The “gigafactory” will create an estimated 6,500 jobs.
Zenn reports inconsistent test results; shares drop 34%
Tests on EEStor electricity storage layers didn’t confirm results similar to those reported by third-party experts.
China orders production cuts in 19 industries
Aim is to redirect the economy despite slowing growth.
Fisker’s troubles began a year before its loan was suspended
Obama administration was warned in 2010 the electric car maker was missing milestones.
Gov’t approval of 787’s batteries should be reconsidered: NTSB
Boeing will start test flights under limited circumstances with special safeguards.
Lithium batteries not necessarily unsafe in aviation: NTSB chairman
Manufacturers must build in reliable safeguards, says the top of the US’s leading aviation safety agency.
FAA tries to keep pace as more advanced technology takes to the air
After Boeing 787 grounding, experts question the authority’s ability to keep up with the way planes are built today.
China further tightens rare earths controls
Reduces number of rare earths mining permits.