Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Top Lithium Miner Forced to Stay Nimble in Fickle Battery Market

Lithium ore Lithium ore. (Bloomberg)

Albemarle Corp., the world’s largest lithium producer, is planning to expand production in Australia, chasing the market for a form of the metal increasingly being used by the makers of electric car batteries.

Laura Millan Lombrana | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Instantly Rechargeable Vehicle Battery Emerges at Purdue

Battery test tube Purdue University

A technology developed by researchers at Purdue University could provide an “instantly rechargeable” method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries, according to the West Lafayette, Ind., school.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2017

NorthStar Batteries Standard on DTNA’s ParkSmart Trucks

NorthStar Battery Co. has entered into a seven-year agreement to supply batteries to Daimler Trucks North America as part of DTNA's improvements to the next-generation Cascadia truck, including making NorthStar's Ultra High Performance Pure Lead AGM batteries “a standard” on all ParkSmart-optioned trucks.

Transport Topics
September 13, 2016

Lower Your Battery Costs Easily

When fleets have discharged batteries, how should they deal with them? Battery manufacturers will honor warranties on failed batteries, but not all discharged batteries are necessarily faulty. Identifying a battery's condition is crucial to fleets that don't want to waste time and money returning or scrapping batteries that still could have life in them.

July 23, 2015