Tag Archive for 'lithium ion battery'

Toyota i-road concept electric PMV showcased at Geneva Motor Show

March 6th, 2013 by Toyota

The Toyota i-road Personal Mobility Vehicle (PMV) –a new form of transportation offering greater flexibility in the urban environment- made its World Premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The compact Toyota i-road electric vehicle (EV) provides an enclosed environment for two occupants seated in tandem. The vehicle features unique ‘Active Lean’ technology, which provides […]

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 […]

Envia Systems produces highest energy density for rechargeable lithium-ion battery

March 1st, 2012 by Envia Systems Inc

Envia Systems, a technology leader in high-performance, low-cost lithium-ion energy storage solutions announced on 27 February 2012 test results that verify the company’s next-generation rechargeable battery has achieved the highest recorded energy density of 400 Watt-hours/kilogram (Wh/kg) for a rechargeable lithium-ion cell, which is over two times the energy density of what was previously possible […]

Environmental impact of electric vehicle batteries

April 24th, 2011 by Norwegian University of Science and Technology

One of the most important decisions facing designers of plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles is related to battery choice. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have used a life cycle analysis to examine three vehicle battery types to determine which does the best job of powering the vehicle while causing the […]