lithium-ion battery – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:50:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.7 Toshiba Develops More Powerful Lithium-Ion Battery https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/toshiba-develops-powerful-lithium-ion-battery/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/toshiba-develops-powerful-lithium-ion-battery/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:14:31 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=22122 Toshiba has announced that it has developed a more powerful version of its next-generation Lithium-ion SCiB battery. The battery’s anode has double the capacity of the previous version due to the use of a new material. The new 32-kWh battery comes with ultra-rapid recharging and high energy density, both qualities that are essential when it […]

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Toshiba has announced that it has developed a more powerful version of its next-generation Lithium-ion SCiB battery. The battery’s anode has double the capacity of the previous version due to the use of a new material.

The new 32-kWh battery comes with ultra-rapid recharging and high energy density, both qualities that are essential when it comes to automotive applications. The new battery can be used to give a compact electric vehicle a driving range of 198 miles or 320 km after just six minutes of ultra-rapid recharging. This is three times the distance that can be obtained through the use of batteries that are currently available.

Toshiba had launched the first version of the SCiB fast-charging Li-ion battery back in 2008. For the next version of the SCiB battery, the company came up with a titanium niobium oxide material for the anode that can store double the lithium by volume when compared to the graphite-based anodes that are generally used in Li-ion batteries.

The new battery also has less chances of experiencing lithium metal deposition during ultra-rapid recharging or even in cold weather. This is normally a factor that causes battery degradation and internal short-circuiting. Even in temperatures as low as 14˚ F (-10o C), Toshiba says that the new battery takes only 10 minutes to recharge with ultra-rapid recharging.

The current SCiB battery uses a lithium-titanium oxide anode and has a reputation for its rapid charging, safety and long life. It is used in infrastructure and industrial applications in addition to automotive applications.

Toshiba used a proprietary method for synthesizing and disarranging crystals of titanium niobium oxide and storing lithium ions more efficiently in the crystal structure in order to develop the new battery.
Commenting on the new battery, Osamu Hori, director-Corporate R&D at Toshiba said that the company was very excited by the potential of the new titanium niobium oxide anode and the next-generation SCiB as it is a game-changing advance and not just an incremental improvement. The battery can significantly increase the range and performance of EVs.
He concluded, ‟We will continue to improve the battery’s performance and aim to put the next-generation SCiB into practical application in fiscal year 2019.”

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Suzuki Joins Hands with Toshiba and Denso for Indian JV to Make Lithium-ion Battery Packs https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/suzuki-joins-hands-toshiba-denso-indian-jv-make-lithium-ion-battery-packs/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/suzuki-joins-hands-toshiba-denso-indian-jv-make-lithium-ion-battery-packs/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:46:48 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=20288 In an initiative that could give a fillip top to the electric car industry in India, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and Denso Corporation have agreed to join hands to set up a joint venture company that will make automotive lithium-ion battery packs. While Suzuki will have a 50 per cent stake in the JV […]

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In an initiative that could give a fillip top to the electric car industry in India, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and Denso Corporation have agreed to join hands to set up a joint venture company that will make automotive lithium-ion battery packs.

While Suzuki will have a 50 per cent stake in the JV company, Toshiba and Denso will have a 40 percent and 10 percent share respectively. Initial work on the production facility will commence this year itself and the plant will become operational as soon as possible. The three companies are together planning to invest a total amount of 20 billion Japanese yen in the venture.

The outlook for electric vehicles appears to be very bright in India as there is growing awareness about the impact of carbon dioxide emissions and environmental norms are becoming increasingly strict. Compared to other key markets, compact cars are more popular and are the mainstay of the industry. Hence, there will soon be growing demand for sustainable technology that can be used in such models and the battery pack manufacturing joint venture by the three companies will cater to the growing need for lithium-ion battery packs in India as sustainable cars assume growing importance.

The output of this plant will also contribute to the ‘Make in India’ initiative by the Indian government. The Indian government is actively promoting more widespread adoption of electric vehicles and has set an  ambitious target of selling six million EVs by 2020, according to  its National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 and the FAME (Faste Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric & hybrid Vehicles) India scheme.

In view of the fact that only 22,000 EVs were sold in 2015-16, of which 2,000 were four-wheelers, it does not seem likely that this target will be achieved.

A few years ago, Denso had developed a lithium-ion battery pack that can enhance the fuel efficiency of vehicles with stop/start systems. The Li-Ion battery pack, which comprises a battery management unit and power supply control switch, as well as battery cells, stores power obtained through regeration, and then redistributes that power to the electrical and electronic components, like the car navigation and audio systems. This reduces the need for power by the alternator, thus reducing the load on the engine and thus improves the vehicle’s fuel economy.

The battery does not need a dedicated battery cooling system battery pack as it is naturally air-cooled. The battery is lighter and more compact as it does not need auxiliary cooling components. Automotive manufacturers thus have greater leeway when it comes to design, and this gives is highly important when it comes to vehicles with limited space.

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