By Brian Morin, Ph.D., President and Chief Operating Officer
Dreamweaver International, Greenville, SC
MarketResearch.com added a new report “Lithium Ion Batteries Outlook and Alternative Energy Vehicles (Hevs, Phevs, Evs) -Technologies, Markets, Competitors And Opportunities: 2010-2020 Analysis And Forecasts” to its collection of Energy market reports.
Cooling fins manufactured by Dana Corp. help keep Chevrolet Volt batteries at just the right temperature.
The Volt’s ability to operate gasoline-free on a day-to-day basis and carry an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty is due to active thermal management of the advanced lithium ion battery pack.
DENSO Corporation has developed its first battery monitoring unit for lithium-ion batteries used in vehicles. It uses a newly developed voltage control method with a simpler and lower cost voltage control circuit, compared with the voltage control method used in laptop computers and other hardware. The new product is installed in the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, which Toyota introduced at the end of 2009.
Tier one suppliers, lithium ion battery makers, and manufacturers of traction motors are among the firms battling for a foothold in the electric vehicle market, according to a new report from IMS Research.
As the global market for electrified vehicles grows rapidly over the next several years, lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries in a variety of chemistries will be the technology of choice for auto manufacturers. The opportunity for Li-ion batteries will be primarily driven by plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles, which require much larger battery packs than conventional hybrids. According to a new report from Pike Research, this market growth will create a Li-ion transportation battery industry with nearly $8 billion in sales worldwide by 2015, up from $878 million in 2010.
Dana Holding Corporation has developed a Long® heat exchanger designed to extend battery life in hybrid and electric vehicles. The technology recently debuted on Tesla Motors’ 2010 all-electric Roadster Sport.
SB LiMotive, the 50-50 joint venture company of Samsung SDI and Bosch, has appointed Reinhardt Peper as chief executive officer of SB LiMotive North America and Cobasys LLC. He succeeds Tom S. Neslage, who has retired. Peper was most recently chief executive officer of Bosch’s Blaupunkt brand.
All powertrain paths are converging toward a full electric vehicle, according to Sujit Jain, regional president, Gasoline Systems, at Robert Bosch LLC. Jain outlined Bosch’s powertrain business for automotive industry journalists at the firm’s recent “Drive to 35.5” event.