BMW i3 To Get 43.2 kWh Battery Pack In Late 2018 (Rumor)

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Oct 102017
 

Sometime in 2018, the all-electric BMW i3 will be getting a battery pack upgrade to 43.2 kilowatt-hours (kWh) — allowing for an EPA range rating of 150 to 155 miles per full charge — according to rumors circulating right now, including from a quite reliable source

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Volkswagen Aims For Pan-European Battery Cell Union (Maybe)

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Sep 172017
 

It’s one of the hottest debates in the EV enthusiast community these days: what’s the best battery approach for automakers — vertical integration or simply buying batteries from top battery producers? Either approach could end up with lower costs and more advanced battery tech, depending on how the future rolls out*

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LG Chem Investing $387 Million Into Europe’s Largest EV Battery Factory (In Poland)

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Sep 082017
 

LG Chem will be investing 436 billion won ($ 387 million) into LG Chem Wroclaw Energy sp. z o.o — the company’s fully owned Poland-based subsidiary — by June 2020, according to recent reports. This is for a battery factory that will be the largest EV battery factory in Europe

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Show Me the Data: The Truth About Tesla Battery Degradation

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May 202017
 

The largest single chunk of the cost of a Tesla is the battery, which also poses a single point of failure risk for Tesla owners. Buyers are typically not worried about an event-based failure, even though fires could certainly be a concern, but rather about the degradation of the battery over the life of the vehicle. With EV drivetrains expected to last much longer than their fossil fuel–fired counterparts, the life expectancy of the battery becomes a looming maintenance expense waiting to hit and has everyone asking, “How long will it last?”

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Tesla Not Likely Going Over 100 kWh For Model S/X, Model 3 Not Getting 100kWh Battery, & More #ElonTweets

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Feb 092017
 

As he tends to do, Elon Musk went on a Twitter rampage, responding to questions from the Twittersphere. In doing so and as he’s also in the habit of doing, he shed light on some rather interesting details about the Model S and X battery size, Model 3 battery size as limited by the physical footprint of the vehicle and a few tips on stripping down a Tesla for maximum performance

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New Volkswagen e-Golf Shown At LA Auto Show — 35.8 kWh Battery Pack

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Nov 182016
 

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Following the recent introduction of a new Golf, Volkswagen is apparently showcasing its new e-Golf at the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show this week. There are no real surprises from the look of it — more of the same (which some people will appreciate I guess), just with a somewhat bigger battery pack. The bigger battery pack allows for an improved but still limited (compared to the competition) range

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BMW i3 With 55 kWh Battery Highlighted At Electronica Show … By Linear Technology & LION Smart

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Nov 142016
 

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In a demonstration of what could be possible if certain auto manufacturers were more willing to develop and push electric vehicles, a BMW i3 outfitted with a 55 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack capable of being charged in just a quarter of an hour was showcased at the recent Electronica Show in Munich, Germany

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Faraday Future & LG Chem Enter Into Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Supply Agreement

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Oct 032016
 

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Faraday Future has entered into a lithium-ion battery cell supply agreement with prominent EV battery manufacturer LG Chem, according to a new press release from Faraday Future. The agreement will see LG Chem supply battery cells to be used in Faraday Future’s electric vehicles, but there’s more to it than that — it “represents a joint commitment [&hellip

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Tesla Wins Contract For Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Installation In World — 20MW/80MWh Powerpack Installation For Southern California Edison Mira Loma Substation

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Sep 182016
 

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As a result of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak earlier this year, and the facility’s subsequent closure, the California Public Utilities Commission mandated (in May) an accelerated procurement for energy storage in order to avoid potential electricity shortfall issues and rolling blackouts. Utility companies, such as Southern California Edison, were thus told to solicit [&hellip

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Tesla, IBM, Stanford, & PNNL Lead Obama’s Battery500 EV Battery Initiative

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Jul 232016
 

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As I’ve written many times, I think the #1 barrier to quicker electric car (and electric bus) adoption is simply lack of awareness / lack of experience. That said, despite the many technological, societal, and consumer benefits of electric cars, there are two remaining technological hurdles that can limit adoption for a significant number of people. [&hellip

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