Tag Archive for 'lithium battery'

Volkswagen introduces the small electric delivery van – the e-load up!

September 14th, 2013 by Volkswagen

Volkswagen presented the e-load-up! at the 2013 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The electrically powered small delivery van, with a length of 3540 mm, a width of 1645 mm, and a height of 1477 mm, is based on the passenger car version of the Volkswagen e-up!. The vehicle is ideal for use by couriers, technicians, […]

New Citroen Berlingo electric van’s payload and compartment size akin to diesel powered Berlingo van

April 14th, 2013 by Citroën UK

The new Berlingo Electric van made its UK debut on the Citroën stand at the CV Show, which was at the NEC from 9 to 11 April 2013. The Berlingo Electric, which goes on sale in 2013, builds on Citroën’s unrivalled UK market experience with electric LCVs, gained with the first generation Berlingo Electrique van, […]

Sophisticated estimation of lithium ion battery performance allows for greatly improved efficiency

October 5th, 2012 by UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed sophisticated estimation algorithms that allow lithium-ion batteries to run more efficiently, potentially reducing their cost by 25 % and allowing the batteries to charge twice as fast as is currently possible. In one instance, electric batteries could be charged in just 15 minutes. Professor Miroslav […]

Using lithium batteries for energy storage in photovoltaic systems

February 10th, 2012 by University of Southampton

A joint research project between the University of Southampton and lithium battery technology company REAPsystems has found that a new type of battery has the potential to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar power. The research project, sponsored by REAPsystems, was led by MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies student, Yue Wu and his […]