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EBT One Box designed to unlock start/stop battery potential for workshops

EBT One Box designed to unlock start/stop battery potential for workshops

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT), formerly Manbat, will use the dual platforms provided by its stand in hall 20 and the event’s official workshop presentation area at Automechanika Birmingham, to publicise its all-in-one, start/stop battery analysis and replacement solution, One Box.

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Euro Car Parts charging up leisure battery offer

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts is investing in its battery portfolio for motorhomes, yachts, and other leisure applications, acknowledging the surge in demand that comes from six million vacationing Britons over bank holiday weekends. The UK aftermarket distributor partners leading names in battery technology, including Bosch and Exide as well as its own aftermarket brand Lion, to provide a comprehensive leisure battery offering alongside its wide range of car battery products.

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New battery makes a 1,000km electric vehicle a reality, claims Innolith

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Innolith has announced it is developing the world’s first 1,000Wh/kg rechargeable battery whichwould allow an electric vehicle to travel 1,000km – some 600+ miles – on a single charge. Under development in the company’s German laboratory, the company claims the Energy Battery’s high energy density would also radically reduce costs due to the avoidance of exotic and expensive materials.

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Volkswagen and Northvolt establish European Battery Union

Volkswagen and Northvolt establish European Battery Union

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Volkswagen Group and further European partners are joining forces to form the European Battery Union (EBU) with a view to forging ahead with battery research throughout Europe. The new consortium is to be led by the Volkswagen Group and the Swedish battery producer Northvolt. The joint research activities of the European Battery Union will cover the entire battery value stream – from raw materials through cell technology to recycling. The prime objective is to accumulate much broader know-how on battery cell production.

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Exide reports increased EasyPick Battery Selection System take-up

Exide reports increased EasyPick Battery Selection System take-up

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies is reporting increased uptake of GNB EasyPick. According to the company, the straightforward and cost-effective system can optionally be enabled in GNB chargers and ensures that the first battery charged is the first battery selected for use. Company representatives added: “It protects battery lifespan, increases operating hours and enhances productivity, and is an excellent choice for smaller operations not yet ready to make the investment in a full battery fleet management system.”

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Fortum claims 80 per cent battery recycling rate

Fortum claims 80 per cent battery recycling rate

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

All the data shows that in the years to come electrification will rapidly increase battery demand. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum purportedly makes over 80 per cent of the electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the need to mine cobalt, nickel etc.

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Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

While the UK new car manufacturing business has taken something of a battering in recent months, The Sunday Times reports that government ministers are considering offering state support for a huge shared electric vehicle battery “giga factory” modelled on Tesla’s enormous US battery manufacturing plant in the Nevada desert. That plant, which is known as Gigafactory 1, is set to have the biggest factory footprint in the world and already employees 3000 people. The UK project has so far been valued at around £1.7 billion.

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Tyre makers in the battery manufacturing space

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

As leading well-known tyre manufacturers transition into automotive suppliers, and mobility providers and as the vehicle parc become increasingly electrified, the value of entering the battery manufacturing space is obvious.

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Amnesty International challenges electric vehicle battery manufacturers

Amnesty International challenges electric vehicle battery manufacturers

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Amnesty International is challenging automotive and specifically electric vehicle battery manufacturers to raise ethical standards and specifically “make the world’s first completely ethical battery within five years.” The challenge was laid down at the Nordic Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit in Oslo on 21 March 2019. For its part Amnesty is seeking to highlight how lithium-ion batteries, which power electric cars and electronics, are reportedly linked to “human rights abuses including child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and environmental risks which could undermine their green potential”.

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Launch UK’s new battery tester system now available

Launch UK’s new battery tester system now available

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, has introduced a new BST-860 battery tester system, offering a complete testing solution for technicians.

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Halfords calls 2 January ‘Flat Battery Wednesday’

19th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Halfords has called 2 January 2019 “Flat Battery Wednesday”, as a result of many cars standing unused over the festive period. The retailer’s research finds 25 per cent of motorists have never checked their car battery, despite the recommendation of regular checks, while 30 per cent last checked theirs three months ago or longer.

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Be prepared for the changing battery landscape – and increase profit

24th October 2018 | 0 Comments

According to figures released by Varta, long-term battery partner of Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT), almost 90 per cent of the cars manufactured this year will feature start-stop technology. By 2020, more than 30 per cent of the vehicles entering independent workshops will also be equipped with this technology. All will be fitted with batteries specifically designed for these systems, without which they will malfunction and the battery, potentially fail.

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Battery breakthrough could see electric cars charged in seconds

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

Electric cars could be charged in a matter of seconds using a revolutionary new battery system, it has been claimed. A so-called ‘flow battery’ system, which has been developed by researchers at the University of Glasgow, uses nano-molecules to store either electric power or hydrogen gas, creating a flexible dual-output battery system.

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Bright future for collaborative technology the key message from Cenex-LCV2018

17th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The seismic shift towards low-carbon vehicles will open up supply chain opportunities worth hundreds of billions of pounds, according to industry experts speaking at the Future of Technology Zone at Cenex-LCV2018.

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Gert Meylemans becomes Eurobat communications manager

Gert Meylemans becomes Eurobat communications manager

17th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Gert Meylemans, the former head of PR and corporate communications at Bridgestone Europe, has become senior manager communications at Eurobat, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers.

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