Getting the Lead Out
Lithium-ion battery manufacturer growing market for material handling applications.
Electrovaya gets $3.8M to develop Li-Ion batteries for commercial vehicles
Funding made available by Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
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.
Samsung says Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires
Samsung permanently dropped the phone in October, at an estimated cost of at least $5.3 billion.
Tesla opens $5 billion Nevada Gigafactory
Facility could nearly double the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries.
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.
Green power for forklifts
Electrovaya’s green tech will be field tested by Mondelez’s distribution centre forklifts to reduce emissions and improve productivity.
Investigators say manufacturing defect caused Boeing battery fires
Flaws and debris in lithium-ion aircraft batteries were going undetected at a Japanese plant.
Proposed cobalt plant in Saskatchewan passes environmental study
The plant would process cobalt for the manufacture of lithium ion batteries.
Tesla finalizing plans for massive US battery factory
Factory would produce enough batteries to supply 500,000 vehicles by 2020.
FAA approves resumption of 787 Dreamliner flights
Boeing has completed 20 separate tests of its new lithium-ion battery system.
Boeing conducts 2nd 787 test flight as battery probe continues
Test flight proves uneventful; plane maker has no more test flights scheduled.
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.
Boeing sticks with 787 battery; production speed up plan
Plane-maker will not drop the lithium-ion batteries at the centre of the 787’s problems.
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.
Boeing halts 787 deliveries until battery problems are fixed
Dreamliner production will continue despite the FAA’s grounding of all 787’s currently in use.
Electrovaya to produce electric batteries for Chinese EVs
Electric batteries will be installed in two electric car platforms that will be released in late 2013.