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EBT boosts its sales team

EBT boosts its sales team

3rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Having recently been appointed as a key strategic partner for Exide in the UK & Ireland, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT) has recruited Brian Sanders and Scott Barker from Exide Technologies to spearhead the company’s nationwide push with the prominent original equipment (OE) brand with Carbon Boost 2.0 technology.

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Cabot buys Chinese nanotube supplier for $115 million

13th January 2020 | 0 Comments

On 6 January 2020, Cabot China Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabot Corporation agreed to buy Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd, a leading carbon nanotube (CNT) producer in China. The $115 million pricetag reportedly includes “liabilities and contingent payments”. According to the company, the move is designed to strengthen Cabot’s position in the high-growth batteries market, particularly in China, which is the largest and fastest growing electric vehicle market in the world.

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Intelligent battery chargers from Machine Mart

Intelligent battery chargers from Machine Mart

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Machine Mart has introduced two new Intelligent Battery Chargers. The Clarke IBC25 12/24v Intelligent Battery Charger is a heavy-duty charger suitable for all types of 12V & 24V lead-acid batteries. The multiple intelligent charging stages, diagnose, recover, maintain and condition the battery. Also featuring an alternator check to identify the output percentage of the vehicles charging system.

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Reigning BRC champions unveil Yuasa sponsorship and new car on Pirelli stand

Reigning BRC champions unveil Yuasa sponsorship and new car on Pirelli stand

9th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Yuasa has announced that the battery brand has become title sponsor of rally driver Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod, with the unveiling of a new car and livery on the Pirelli stand at Autosport International. The move sees the Yuasa Rally Team name enter the sport for the first time as the title sponsor of M-Sport’s BRC operation. The team will tackle stages across the UK, Ireland and Belgium in the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 MkII carrying Yuasa’s distinctive red, white and black livery, made popular in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

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Vehicle Licensing Statistics reveal demand for electric vehicles will surge

20th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Vehicle Licensing Statistics have revealed that the number of electric cars has more than tripled in the third quarter compared to 2018, increasing by 234 per cent.

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Award-winning GS Yuasa Academy proves a hit with PMM

16th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The GS Yuasa Academy has received a ‘Top Product’ award from the trade magazine Professional Motor Mechanic (PMM).

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European commission approves 3.2 billion euros of battery research support

European commission approves 3.2 billion euros of battery research support

9th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has approved 3.2 billion euros of battery research and development support under EU State aid rules. The funding comes as the result of an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) application jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.

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Warwick University: Want safer car battery transportation? Freeze them

Warwick University: Want safer car battery transportation? Freeze them

6th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Currently transporting damaged and defective car batteries is an expensive process as they need to be placed in an explosion proof box which costs thousands of pounds, however researchers from WMG at the University of Warwick in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover engineers have been able to freeze batteries with Liquid Nitrogen.

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Aftermarket of tomorrow – what will become of the ‘good old alternator’?

Aftermarket of tomorrow – what will become of the ‘good old alternator’?

25th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Most functions in the vehicle require electrical power. In vehicles with a combustion engine, this is generated by the alternator. In contrast, the car battery serves as a power store and buffer. But what happens when the belt drive is no longer attached to the crankshaft, as in an electric vehicle? What components take the place of the alternator, and what does that mean for workshops?

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GS Yuasa Academy online learning system

GS Yuasa Academy online learning system

11th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Online battery training platform GS Yuasa Academy was launched earlier this year, with thousands of learners now receiving industry leading battery training through their device. Featuring more than 20 certified courses tailored to different job roles, the academy targets technicians, distributors and educational institutes.

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‘Perfect storm’ battery warning for British drivers

6th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Arctic winds and plummeting temperatures heading towards Britain could lead to an unwelcome spate of battery breakdowns, engineers are cautioning. This summer’s record-breaking temperatures may leave car batteries unable to cope with the cold, as extreme or consistent exposure to heat can have a big impact on automotive batteries.

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Hella introduces new battery finder tool

10th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Hella has launched a battery finder tool to easily source a replacement battery. The free tool can be accessed at: http://hellabatteryfinder.com where users can search for a battery using the registration number, vehicle model details or VIN number and can be used for motorcycles, cars and light commercial vehicles.

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Cenex and Warwick Manufacturing Group to host Battery Safety and Legislation Seminar Stream at Cenex-LCV2019

13th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Cenex has partnered with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) for its 12th annual Cenex-LCV2019 (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk) event, to run a whole-day seminar stream on Battery Safety and Legislation. Taking place on day one of the annual LCV event on 4 September at Millbrook Proving Ground, the seminar stream will be held in the Seminar Dome and consist of four different seminar sessions between 9:30 and 17:15.

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Continental: No EV battery cell production, but greater focus upon electromobility

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

In the past it remained open to a potential investment in solid-state battery cell production, however Continental has now ruled out entering this market. Andreas Wolf, chief executive officer of the company’s Powertrain business, states that “the disruptive market no longer offers any attractive economic prospects for battery cell production for Continental.”

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Leaving range anxiety behind: EV project powering next generation battery systems

30th July 2019 | 0 Comments

As the automotive industry seeks to electrify its product ranges, the thermal management of high capacity batteries used for electric vehicles (EVs) is proving a significant challenge. The performance and efficiency of battery cells can deteriorate – and their ageing can be accelerated – if operating temperatures exceed the upper or lower limits of a comparatively narrow range. In extreme cases, exceeding upper operating limits can risk thermal runaway of cells, leading to catastrophic failure and potentially, fire.

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