Yearly Archives: 2020

12Aug 2020

Three factors contribute to the mass penetration of electric vehicles: Driving range that eliminates range anxiety; Lower cost batteries for affordable vehicles; Availability of fast charging. A common denominator is the battery’s energy density: it is the amount of electrical energy per unit volume (or per unit weight) that a rechargeable battery can store. Energy […]

02Jul 2020

Tesla’s market valuation hit today $225 Billion, more than the valuation of any other auto manufacturer, highlighting the importance of the lithium-ion battery to our economies. The battery is the product differentiator for electric vehicles, stationary energy storage and many consumer devices. Each category is pushing the specifications of the battery — and they all […]

09Mar 2020

Is it true that electric vehicles (EV) need 800-V battery packs for ultrafast charging? Is it true that the Porsche Taycan uses 800-V packs to enable ultrafast charging? Why did GM announce that its new battery platform will support 800 V? Let’s find out. Let’s start with two essential ingredients required for ultrafast charging: 1. […]