Posts Tagged “Battery”

Proterra and LG Chem Co-Develop New Heavy-Duty Market Battery Cell | EV Meme

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Proterra and LG Chem Co-Develop New Heavy-Duty Market Battery Cell | EV Meme

Proterra, the leading manufacturer of electrified buses, and LG Chem, a leading manufacturing lithium-ion batteries, have teamed to create a battery cell made specifically for heavy-duty vehicle applications. The batteries are designed to have exceptional energy throughput, acceptance of high charge rates, and optimal energy density. Read about it at EVmeme.com.

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Researchers Suggest Pharmaceutical Model for Battery Innovations

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Researchers Suggest Pharmaceutical Model for Battery Innovations

Researchers at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering have proposed using the model pharmaceutical companies use to move product from research phases to market. Their paper, published in MRS Energy & Sustainability, suggests an industry model for automotive battery innovations that is based on the research-development-market model used by pharma. The battery innovations market is littered…

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Battery Drain Issues, Diagnosis

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Battery Drain Issues, Diagnosis

Persistent battery drains are a serious annoyance for car owners, but are particularly difficult (and tedious) for a mechanic to locate and repair. Quite often the drain will be in an inaccessible place, there will be more than one drain source, or the issue just never seems to resolve. Small, parasitic drains are the most…

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Failure Rate in Nissan LEAF Battery Pack Very Low

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Failure Rate in Nissan LEAF Battery Pack Very Low

A report in Europe says that the failure rate for Nissan LEAF batteries is very, very low. So low that it almost doesn’t register statistically. Read more at Torque News.

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Battery light comes on after battery / altnerator replacement

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Battery light comes on after battery / altnerator replacement

A relatively common “side-effect” of replacing a battery and/or alternator in a car is to have the voltage (battery) warning light come on. This is especially true in late-model vehicles with their more sophisticated internal diagnostic systems. It’s an issue that was mentioned in our forum last August by user tegarthe (see it here) and…

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Replaced battery, alternator, still have battery warning light

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Replaced battery, alternator, still have battery warning light

A user in our forum, tegarthe, has replaced both the battery and the alternator in a truck and still has a battery warning light on. This is a vehicle non-specific problem and can happen to anyone. He replaced the battery with a new one and the alternator with a refurbished unit from a parts store….

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Nissan Leaf owners stage massive test to prove battery aging case

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Nissan Leaf owners stage massive test to prove battery aging case

To protest Nissan’s lack of meaningful response to battery lifespan issues, Leaf owners in Arizona have banded together in one of the largest EV tests of its kind to prove that the Leaf’s batteries are, indeed, aging prematurely and losing effectiveness before their time. Pinboard (MacAaron)

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