Battery Streak Accepted for ANTX-Coastal Trident 22 Exercise

 Battery Streak’s proposal to demonstrate its fast charging battery technology at the annual ANTX-CT22 was accepted by the exercise organizers. Working with the NavalX and FATHOMWERX technology acceleration groups has helped Battery Streak present their technology to the Naval Research and Development Establishment.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Port Hueneme Division will lead execution of its annual Advanced Naval Technology Exercise. ANTX-Coastal Trident 2022 will be conducted to accelerate identification and implementation of leading-edge capabilities by the U.S. Navy and its interagency partners in port and maritime security.

“Battery Streak is looking forward to demonstrating our innovative battery technology that provides fast charging at room temperature with a longer battery life.” David Grant, President continues, “This is an exciting step in our technology development, which brings to market work by Prof. Bruce Dunn and Prof. Sarah Tolbert at UCLA that was originally funded by the Office of Naval Research. The quick access to demonstrate our technology is thanks to the streamlined process offered by the NavalX Ventura Tech Bridge and assistance of FATHOMWERX.”

NavalX serves the Navy and Marine Corps as an innovation and agility cell, supporting and connecting initiatives across the Department of Defense. Connecting teams with tools, training, and resources – enabling people to think differently and deliver more effective solutions to the warfighter.

FATHOMWERX is a public-private consortium and resource for technological innovation that fuses civilian companies, academia, and other nontraditional Department of Defense (DoD) partners together to work on the most challenging problems in the port and maritime domains.

About Battery Streak

Battery Streak, is a startup linked to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). BSI’s patented technology uses nano-structured Niobium oxide as the anode of lithium-ion batteries. Battery Streak was founded in 2017 to commercialize material technology that allows lithium-ion batteries to charge in approximately 10 minutes. The batteries utilizing Battery Streak patented materials charge extremely fast, have a very long cycle life, and eliminate many thermal issues compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries.

Battery Streak has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to conduct research and development (R&D) work on nano-particulate metal oxide electrodes for fast charging lithium-ion batteries. Battery Streak is headquartered in Ventura County, CA.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Production Resumes

General Motors today outlined a comprehensive action plan to ensure that customers can safely and confidently drive, charge, and park the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV. The action plan includes both hardware and software remedies, some of which are in place with immediate effect.

“We’re grateful for the patience of owners and dealers as we work to advance solutions to this recall,” said Doug Parks, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Resuming battery module production is a first step and we’ll continue to work aggressively with LG to obtain additional battery supply. In addition, we’re optimistic a new advanced diagnostic software will provide more convenience for our customers.” 

New battery production

LG battery plants in Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan, have resumed production. In addition, LG is adding capacity to provide more cells to GM. As a result, replacement battery modules will begin shipping to dealers as soon as mid-October.

The root cause of the rare circumstances that could cause a battery fire is two manufacturing defects known as a torn anode and a folded separator, both of which need to be present in the same battery cell.

LG has implemented new manufacturing processes and has worked with GM to review and enhance its quality assurance programs to provide confidence in its batteries moving forward. LG will institute these new processes in other facilities that will provide cells to GM in the future.

Prioritized battery replacement

GM will continue to prioritize Chevy Bolt EV and EUV customers whose batteries were manufactured during specific build timeframes where GM believes battery defects appear to be clustered. The company has established a notification process that will inform affected customers when their replacement modules will be available.  

The new batteries will include an extended battery 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty (or 8-year/160,000 km limited warranty in Canada1).

New advanced diagnostic software
Within approximately 60 days, GM will begin launching a new advanced diagnostic software package that will increase the available battery charging parameters over existing guidance.

The diagnostic software will be designed to detect specific abnormalities that might indicate a damaged battery in Bolt EVs and EUVs by monitoring the battery performance; alerting customers of any anomalies; and prioritizing damaged battery modules for replacement. It is GM’s intent that further diagnostic software will allow customers to return to a 100 percent state of charge once all diagnostic processes are complete.

This new software, which will be provided to all Bolt EV and EUV owners, requires dealer installation. Owners will be able to start to schedule installation at their Chevy EV dealer in approximately 60 days.

Updated guidance on parking
If customers are following GM’s instructions issued below, they can park in a location of their choice. In an abundance of caution, GM recommends customers leave ample space around their vehicle wherever they choose to park. GM is not aware of any fires that have occurred where customers followed this safety guidance, in parking decks or otherwise.

GM’s instructions remain:

  1. Set the vehicle to a 90 percent state of charge limitation using Target Charge Level mode. Instructions on how to do this are available on chevy.com/boltevrecall. If customers are unable to successfully make these changes or do not feel comfortable making these changes, GM is asking them to visit their dealer to have these adjustments completed.
  2. Charge the vehicle more frequently and avoid depleting battery below approximately 70 miles (113 km) of remaining range, where possible.
  3. Continue to park vehicles outside immediately after charging and do not leave vehicles charging indoors overnight.

Customers who have additional questions can visit www.chevy.com/boltevrecall or contact the Chevrolet EV Concierge 1-833-EVCHEVY (available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – midnight ET; Saturday and Sunday, from noon – 9 p.m. ET) or contact their preferred Chevrolet EV dealer.

Canadian customers can visit the Chevrolet Owner’s Centre or contact their preferred dealer.

  • EN: www.chevrolet.ca/boltevrecall
  • FR: www.chevrolet.ca/rappelboltev

1Whichever comes first.  Customers can obtain a copy of complete warranty terms and details at the time of the repair.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.

 

Battery Storage to Lead India’s Effort Towards Net-Zero Trajectory Over the Next Decade: Praxis Report

 Stationary storage within Battery Enabled Storage Systems (BESS) would witness significant growth over the next 10 years and Lithium-ion technology will lead this growth. This will be due to declining battery prices at 6 percent CAGR between 2018-2030 ushering India towards a net-zero trajectory, according to a recent report by Praxis Global Alliance, a global management consulting and advisory firm based in India.

India will lead the battery storage market and contribute 35 percent of the total global battery deployment for energy storage by 2040 as per IEA, while Indian stationary storage requirement is expected to grow 9X at a CAGR of 22 percent during the forecast period of FY22-32 as per a report by India Smart Grid Forum. The key factors driving this growth are robust solar energy generation targets and end-user demand towards green energy transition would propel the Indian Stationary Storage market over the next 10 years.

The Lithium-ion technology is projected to lead the Indian battery energy storage systems market by 2030 due to a decline in battery prices for both lithium iron phosphate battery (LFP) and Lithium, Nickel, Cobalt, and Manganese (NCM) batteries, the two most common lithium-ion battery technologies used and in turn provide better cost economics.

The overall decline in battery prices for LFP batteries is expected to be at about US$ 80 per kWh and NCM would be at about US$ 100 per kWh by the end of the decade. Further, the total cost of ownership (TCO) is expected to almost halve from current levels for both Lithium-ion battery technologies.

The cost economics of solar power and battery storage on account of the falling prices will result in the LFP batteries’ tariff for electricity to range between INR 7.0 – INR 7.7 i.e. US$ 0.09 – US$ 0.10 per unit by 2030, while NCM batteries tariffs are expected to range between INR 7.8 – INR 8.7 i.e.US$ 0.10 – US$ 0.12 per unit by 2030 from their current rates.

In this report, Praxis experts also looked at the electricity storage technologies used globally and the application of BESS and suggested that both utility-scale and end-consumer models exist globally for battery storage which can be replicated in India as battery prices further decline. The use case for commercial and industrial category end consumers to replace Diesel Gensets is already available today.

Aryaman Tandon, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Praxis Global Alliance during the launch of the report said, “Battery storage would lead India’s march towards net-zero targets in this decade, with global battery prices declining significantly. This improving economics with a declining total cost of ownership (TCO) and favorable Government policies will result in increasing battery storage manufacturing and adoption in India.”

Savio Monteiro, Senior Vice President, Energy, Oil & Gas and Utilities, Praxis Global Alliance said, “The decline in Lithium-ion battery storage prices over the next few years would make green energy affordable at both residential, commercial & industrial levels as well as at grid level and has the potential to replace fossil fuels significantly. We would witness increasing use cases and newer business models evolving as the overall battery storage cost declines over the next 10 years.”

Governments globally are evolving their energy storage policies to support the industry and alternate energy usage for climate and sustainability; India is advancing towards further development and support on energy storage to support the needs of the future. Adequate requirement of incentives to offset higher manufacturing costs and reduced reliance on imports of raw materials are some of the entryways for the growth of advanced BESS.

Arising from these proactive efforts, the Performance-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme was launched by the Indian Government to boost battery manufacturing expertise and scale domestic production, which is a positive step to build a durable economic advantage in this key sector.

About Praxis: Praxis Global Alliance is the next-gen management consulting and business research services firm revolutionizing the way consulting projects are delivered. It delivers practical solutions to the toughest business problems by uniquely combining domain practitioner expertise, AI-led research approaches, and digital technologies. The company operates four business units including Praxis Global Alliance Financial Investor Group (FIG) offering pre-deal support, commercial due diligence, post-acquisition value creation, Praxis Global Alliance Business Enablement and Transformation (BET) for practitioner-led business advisory and consulting, PGA Labs focused on technology-led business and market research and tools, and PraxDigital™ delivering data engineering and analytics, AI, OpenData and visualization solutions to clients across verticals. Present in 4 locations in India, Praxis Global Alliance works with C-suite to the front-line executives across business streams helping them with end-to-end business enablement, organizational transformation, and revenue maximization support in an agile environment. 

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Battery Power Systems Celebrates 33rd Anniversary

Battery Power Systems of Syracuse NY is pleased to announce the landmark of thirty three years of providing superior industrial battery and charger service and sales in New York State.

Reflecting on thirty three years in business, BPS president Ed Gridley said, “I take great pride in what we have been able to accomplish over the last 33 years. Our success has been possible only through the success of our customers, our partners. We have always put customer service first, and thirty three years later, we still do.”

Battery Power Systems proudly represents Deka Industrial Batteries and Ametek Battery Chargers. Deka Batteries and Ametek Chargers work together to match battery to charger specifications for optimal battery life and performance offering: the lowest operating costs per cycle in the industry, 5 year warranty on the Deka D series and Ametek chargers and decreased down time and increased profitability.

Battery Power Systems is a family owned forklift battery & charger, sales and service company. BPS has been servicing Western, Central, Southern Tier and the Upstate New York area for over 33 years. BPS sales and service territory includes Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Olean and Jamestown and all the New York towns and cities in between.

For over 33 years BPS has been offering world-class service, including regularly scheduled maintenance and emergency repair for forklift batteries and chargers. No matter what your service needs, rely on our expertise and knowledge to optimize your fleet’s performance and reduce downtime, saving you time and money.

Battery Power Systems knows forklift batteries and all the types and different brands. They will help you navigate through your choices when it comes to battery and charger repair service, and new and used purchases. Even if you have many different brands of batteries, BPS can fix them all. And because Battery Power Systems stocks so many parts, they usually solve and service issues on the initial visit.

Call 1-800-878-2779 now to speak to a BPS sales representative or visit BPS online at bpsbattery.com.