Explained: Can Higher Energy Density Batteries Power Air Travel ?

One of the world’s largest battery manufacturers, CATL, has recently unveiled its new condensed battery boasting an impressive 500 Wh/kg energy density. The significance of this can be gauged from the fact that the firm teased the idea of electrifying passenger aircraft with its new battery revelation. And yes, it’s not yet another ‘demonstrator’ with […]

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Crash in Lithium Prices: A Boon for EV Buyers or Unsustainable Trend?

Prices of the so-called ‘White Gold’ has been declining for the past few months. Lithium is a common ingredient in almost all electric-car batteries we use today. The drop in commodity prices has made it easier for carmakers to cut prices for electric vehicles. For instance, last month, Tesla lowered the prices of its two […]

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Guide To EV Chargers: Types of Charging & Their Pros and Cons

Electric Vehicle (EV) started its impressive run a few years back and took the automobile industry by storm. About 10.5 million new BEVs and PHEVs were added during 2022 alone, an increase of about 55 per cent compared to 2021 (6.5 million). With the new mobility technology on roads came new “refuelling” technology as well […]

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Electric Vehicle Growth Continues: Outlook for 2023

Electric vehicles (EVs) registered a market disrupting growth through the last decade, more so in the last few years. Clean mobility technology remains one of the most important aspects of energy transition across the globe. The year 2022 was a significant year for EVs, and the expectations are that the trend will continue in 2023. […]

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New Zealand’s First Big Battery Project of 200MWh & Solar Farm in Offing From TotalEnergies

Saft, a subsidiary of French energy major, TotalEnergies, has bagged a project to establish New Zealand’s first big grid-connected battery. Saft was contending against Tesla and Fluence for the 100MW and 200MWh Ruakākā battery contract, which is worth $NZ186 million. The formal announcement for the project came in December 2022 from Meridian, which is the […]

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China, Malaysia Explore Development of Virtual Power Plants

Virtual Power Plants are touted as the next big step in solar industry that is driving the new wave of energy. In a recent development on the front, China and Malaysia have joined forces to explore opportunities in VPPs. Towards this, the two countries organised “China-Malaysia Virtual Power Plant Project Achievements Conference and China-Malaysia Virtual […]

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GM’s Ultium Bet And Its EV Ambitions

General Motors (GM), which has been among the top 5 automakers worldwide for possibly the longest time, has every  intention of maintaining its pre-eminence in the EV market too. To do that the Detroit-based car-maker has made it’s biggest bet on its own Ultium batteries, that it hopes will be good enough to dethrone even […]

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Home Battery Storage: Are Car Companies Going Beyond EV Charging Systems?

The advent of electric vehicles as a new mode of mobility also boosted the market for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems worldwide. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 30 per cent between 2021-2028. While the rise of EVs resulting in the growth of the EV charging market is understandable, automakers […]

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