News: UK Project Update: Sustainable lightweight low cost battery systems for extended life cycles (EV-Lite)
The CRR are part of a large consortium for EV-Lite, a research project, which aims to enable mass market electric vehicle technology by reducing the mass and cost of Li-ion battery packs.
Monday, 16th September 2013
The consortium is formed of the MTC, Electrovaya, the CRR, Unipart Manufacturing, RDVS, Bluebird Innovation Group, Loughborough University and Cenex and part funded by the Technology Strategy Board. Work has begun on designing the automated assembly process for the battery packs. A team at MTC have been testing different connection techniques for joining the tabs of the cell pouches. Techniques tested include ultrasonic welding, clamping, electron beam welding, clinching, soldering, clamping and gluing. The joint strength, vibration resistance, electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance were tested for each of these techniques. For the latest project information, please visit the project website . For further information on this project please contact Josie Arendorf.
FER warns against engine reman fraud
The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) has asked the industry to be on the look-out for suspicious engine remanufacturers, after increased fraudulent activity and "sub-standard and unprofessional work".