Category Archives: Lithium Battery

BYD Rumored to Enter Automotive Li-Ion Battery Market in 2H21 in Competition with LG Chem, CATL

published: 2021-04-16 9:30 | editor | category: News
Competition in the global EV battery market has been intensifying. Case in point, according to Korean energy research consultancy SNE Research, the three major Korean EV battery manufacturers saw their market shares plummet in January and February this year under mounting pressure from Chinese competitors, among which CATL and BYD saw significant growths. ...  more

Guoxuan High-Tech Achieves New High in LFP Battery Density; CATL Expands New Factory

published: 2021-02-12 18:30 | editor | category: News
Automotive lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery has hit record high in energy density, and the demand has amplified alongside the production expansion of Tesla. Guoxuan High-Tech plans to manufacture the new batteries starting from the end of 2021, and the Chinese leader in lithium battery, CATL, once again added another RMB 1.8 billion for the factory expansion in Yibin or Sichuan, with a potential production capacity of 80K tons. ...  more

Estonian Startup and Germany’s KIT Will Jointly Develop a “SuperBattery” Featuring 15-Second Charge

published: 2020-10-12 18:30 | editor | category: News
Recent advances in material technology have led to the development of new types of energy storage devices that greatly surpass conventional lithium-ion batteries in terms of performance. This September, Skeleton Technologies GmbH announced that it is teaming up with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to develop a “SuperBattery”. Skeleton is a startup based in Estonia, while KIT is one of Germany’s major research and educational institutions. According to the press release from Skeleton, the SuperBattery is designed to be fully charged in just 15 seconds and has a huge potential in the application field of electric vehicles (EV). ...  more

New Zinc-Ion Battery Developed by KIST Draws Attention as It Promises No Fire and Explosion

published: 2020-09-28 18:30 | editor | category: News
Lithium-ion batteries now represent the most common type of rechargeable battery. They are used in a wide range of applications from consumer electronics (e.g., batteries for smartphones and laptop computers) to electric vehicles to utility-scale energy storage systems. However, many alternative battery technologies have emerged in the recent years and are poised to compete head-to-head against lithium-ion batteries. ...  more

Next Generation Upgraded Lithium Ion Battery with Larger Capacity and Reduced Dimension May Fly to the Space

published: 2020-09-17 18:30 | editor | category: News
Can the pristine lithium battery become the sensational “upgraded” revolutionary technology? The scientists of Clemson University and TU Delft have respectively developed a lighter battery recently that is capable of a faster charging speed, which paves a trail blazing path for the next generation lithium battery. ...  more

Foresight of Tesla’s Battery Day: What Hole Card is Musk Holding?

published: 2020-09-16 18:30 | editor | category: News
Tesla’s Battery Day has been postponed repeatedly due to the pandemic, though we will be able to witness the ace in the hole from Tesla after another week (September 22nd). As the Battery Day is focused on the theme of battery, Musk may not appear on the stage alongside new vehicles. However, the transcending technology that is grasped by the real-life “Iron Man” is allegedly full of surprises. Furthermore, Tesla may also announce the expansion program for future energy storage businesses. ...  more

American Startup Unveils “Battery” Made from Radioactive Waste That Is Safe and Can Last Up to 28,000 Years

published: 2020-09-09 18:30 | editor | category: News
Lithium-ion batteries are used in a wide range of consumer electronics like smartphones and laptop computers, and their applications are now expanding to transportation and utility. While they are becoming more and more indispensable in people’s technological lives, the energy storage market is also seeing rapid advancements every day. With the emergence of new energy storage technologies that promise better performance, can lithium-ion batteries retain their dominant position over the long term? ...  more