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Melbourne-based company to launch hybrid battery recycling program
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11th Feb 2021
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Melbourne-based company to launch hybrid battery recycling program

A Melbourne-based company will soon launch Australia's first scalable hybrid battery remanufacturing program in an effort to reduce single-use hybrid batteries nationwide. After receiving a $103,000 grant from the Federal Government, Injectronics – a supplier of new and remanufactured automotive electronic components – plans to partner with automotive workshops to supply drivers with a more cost-effective, sustainable way to replace to their faulty battery.
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Susannah Guthrie
Solid-state batteries are the new arms race: Car giants race to be first
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15th Dec 2020
2 min read

Solid-state batteries are the new arms race: Car giants race to be first

A tech company in the US has announced it is now producing 20 amp-hour (Ah) solid-state batteries for automotive applications. Solid-state batteries are an important next-step for electric vehicles (EVs), improving safety, range, weight, and charging times, compared to more conventional lithium-ion batteries currently used.
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Ben Zachariah
Samsung prototypes long-life solid-state EV battery
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17th Mar 2020
2 min read

Samsung prototypes long-life solid-state EV battery

Samsung has proposed a new type of solid-state battery smaller than a lithium-ion battery yet capable of storing more charge, and degrades more slowly than other iterations of this tech. The prototype – based on research towards driving “the expansion of electric vehicles (EVs)" – uses a new kind of anode that could potentially offer a longer usable lifespan of more than 1000 full charges.
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Mike Costello
Volkswagen orders $64 billion worth of electric car batteries
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11th May 2018
1 min read

Volkswagen orders $64 billion worth of electric car batteries

The Volkswagen Group has doubled its anticipated order for lithium-ion batteries to €30 billion ($64 billion). These batteries will be used by Volkswagen and its various brands to aggressively push into the nascent electric vehicle segment in the wake of its Dieselgate emission cheating scandal.
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Derek Fung
BMW outlines its modular, electric future
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5th Dec 2017
3 min read

BMW outlines its modular, electric future

BMW has outlined plans for the next phase of its evolution, as it works toward modular architectures across the range, allowing internal combustion and full-electric variants of all its models. The move is a crucial part of preparing for the uncertain future facing the automotive world.
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Alborz Fallah