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Lithium Price Surge Leaves Car Makers Comparing LFP with NCM batteries

Steep rises in battery raw materials prices since the start of 2021 have favoured a faster shift to LFP batteries for electric vehicles, over NMC batteries. Cobalt and Lithium for example have become dearer by 70% and 700% respectively. The lowest-cost pack has always been lithium-iron-phosphate, or LFP, the preferred choice of Tesla, Volkswagon and […]

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IEA Calls For Innovation To Bridge Gap Between Demand & Supply Of Metals For EV Batteries

The autonomous intergovernmental organisation that shapes policies related to energy for countries, International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a 68-page report “Global Supply Chains of EV Batteries“. The report states that innovation alone can help bridge the fast increasing gap between demand and supply of critically important metals for EV batteries. The supply of critical […]

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BYD To Start Supply of Batteries to Tesla Soon

In what could be a key moment in the global electric vehicle industry, BYD will be supplying its batteries to the leading electric vehicle seller in the world – Tesla. The China-based company’s senior executive Lian Yubo said during an interview with the state controlled media house that BYD will sell its batteries ‘very soon’ […]

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Boom In LFP Battery Use On The Way, But Not Without Hurdles

With wider adoption by some of the industry heavyweights, Lithium Iron Phosphate or LFP battery technology is set to flourish in the very near future. Its growing acceptance in the global market has strengthened the technology’s foothold in the automotive industry. Strength of LFP It’s noteworthy that the transition will be much easier because of […]

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The Sodium Ion Batteries Behind Reliance’s $135 million Purchase of Faradion

When Reliance announced the outright purchase of UK based Faradion Limited on the last day of 2021, it was widely seen as one more brick in the renewable edifice that Reliance has committed itself to. The Faradion investment was the 6th major investment by the firm into technologies or competency in the renewable space. But […]

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Researchers At Saudi University Claim Storage Breakthrough With Zinc-Ion Batteries

Researchers at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) claim to have developed a new zinc-ion battery chemistry that they hope will deliver large-scale energy storage that is cheaper, safer, and more environmentally friendly than the commonly used lithium-ion batteries. The research summary states that rechargeable Zn-ion batteries are highly promising for […]

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Iron-based Batteries’ Future Looks Bright As Tesla Weighs In

Of late, leading executives in the automotive sector have been indicating a reversion to older, cheaper lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries in their products. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently spoken of such a shift in the company’s energy storage devices and some entry-level EVs. Additionally, Ford CEO Jim Farley has said the company would use LFP batteries […]

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MNRE Issues Specifications for Tech Neutral Lithium Batteries for Solar off-Grid Applications

MNRE has issued new draft specifications for use of technology neutral lithium batteries in off-grid solar applications in different MNRE schemes. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new draft specifications for use of technology neutral lithium batteries in off-grid solar applications in different MNRE schemes. Stakeholders have been requested to submit […]

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Growing Prices Will Have No Effect On EV Adoption

In this conversation with SaurEnergy, Anand Kabra, Vice-Chairman and MD of Kabra ExtrusionTechnik Limited, whose EV vehicles and storage division, Battrixx, has grown at a staggering rate in FY ’22, talks about the firm’s plans and market in India. Battrixx, founded in 2018, is a division of Kabra Extrusion Technik Ltd, which belongs to the […]

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