23 Sep 2021
Commercial development of Na-ion batteries
While academic development of Na-ion batteries has been ongoing, CATLs public entry into the Na-ion market has catalysed interest in the commercial role of Na-ion as a future battery technology. Despite this interest, there are only a handful of small companies, plus CATL, developing Na-ion technology, highlighting the difficulty of developing new battery chemistries as well as competing with lithium based chemistries. This premium article will provide an overview of the companies developing Na-ion batteries.
2 Sep 2021
IDTechEx Dissects the Market for Solid-state Batteries in New Report
This article explores the history of solid-state batteries and looks ahead at regional development, sharing some of the research from the new IDTechEx report, "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
23 Aug 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles
With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
3 Aug 2021
CATL Unveils First Generation of Sodium-ion Batteries
CATL unveiled the company's first-generation sodium-ion battery, together with its AB battery pack solution - which is able to integrate sodium-ion cells and lithium-ion cells into one pack. Sodium-ion batteries will provide a new solution for the use of clean energy and transportation electrification, thus promoting the early realization of the goal of carbon neutrality.
1 Mar 2021
3 Key Growth Drivers for the Aerogel Market
The aerogel market is forecast to exceed $700m within the next decade. This may appear modest for a unique material family that has been known for nearly a century, but after long periods of stagnation and several market failings this would represent a significant growth from the market status in 2020. This article will look at what will be driving this growth.
21 Dec 2020
Chanje, based in Los Angeles, California are an electric truck company providing medium-duty vehicles for the commercial last mile industry.
17 Dec 2020
Vehicle Batteries: Abandon Pack, Module or Both?
There is a race to 1000km battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and beyond.
14 Dec 2020
EC Proposes Regulation to Improve Li-ion Sustainability
The European Commission (EC) has proposed stricter regulations regarding the sustainability of batteries.
20 Oct 2020
IKEA Australia Clean Energy Transformation Project
Construction set to commence on Australia's largest grid-connected commercial microgrid of its kind by Planet Ark Power at IKEA Adelaide.
5 Oct 2020
Regional Development of Solid-State Batteries
The rapid growth of the electric vehicle market has driven the development, manufacture and sales of batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries. In the meantime, a number of companies are betting on the next big energy storage technologies. Solid-state batteries are one of them.