Saturday, October 30, 2010

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Last week we saw the news on numerous websites about the new magic battery from German start up DBM Energy, which allows to power an Electric Car for...600 km! We were digging the information and now can tell you - that if this information will be confirmed - we have a breakthrough in lithium  battery technology. We do not know the cost of this battery at this moment, its specific power and other specs, but claims are so impressive, that we still need further confirmation and verification by the third parties.

Over 300 Wh/kg - to put it in perspective - Nissan Leaf 24 kWh battery will be in this case 80 kg! Now weight of the battery pack for Nissan Leaf is 300kg. Renault Fluence 22 kWh battery weight is 250 kg.

Lifetime of 2500 Charge cycles without degradation - if you drive 200km every day and have to charge this battery every 3 days - you have 20 years of lifespan of this battery! Everything with a solid 10 year warranty will work for Electric Cars mass market. Solution so far was 8 year warranty by GM Volt and Nissan Leaf and Renault actually announced that they will lease the lithium batteries - we called it the breakthrough for EV mass market at the time.

6 min charge time for 100 kWh - it is important to know with what kind of a fast charger it was done, but in anyway - if battery can sustain 2500 cycles with this kind of fast charger - it is another breakthrough. Question will in Charging Infrastructure, but it is 6 min for 100 kWh - too good to be true.

and it is ... LMP Lithium Metal Polymer!

Even if these claims will be true by only half in a normal market and industrial conditions we, maybe, have already stepped in another era for EVs. Lithium and REE resources will gain their strategic importance overnight now. Confirmation of these claims by DBM Energy means that we can move today to Electric Cars, even without the claimed cost advantage vs "normal" lithium cells technology. Even if the price now will happen to be the same as known technology - mass market production of electric cars will bring prices of the batteries down faster than 8% per year according to Elon Musk from Tesla Motors.

Link to the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

SpiegelOnlineAuto600 km without rechargingE-Car provides coverage record

Technical Data Audi A2 with DBM Energy battery

Technical data:

Vehicle Audi A2 1.4 L
Year 2004
Performance 55 kW peak
Weight 1260 kg (empty)
Range 650 km
Battery capacity 260 Ah
Rated voltage 380 V
Energy content 98.8 kWh
Weight 350 kg
Operating temperature -20 ° C to +80 ° C
Usable energy content 97%
Life cycle 2000 cycles
Life calendrical 10 years

Power steering
Power windows
Electric mirrors
Parking assistance
Air conditioning
Electric Locks
Digital SOC - Display
Car Entertainment Multimedia
320s Sport steering wheel
4 Seats


DBM Energy's electric Audi A2 completes record setting 372 mile drive on a single charge

116 miles in an electric vehicle? No problem. But you'll quite literally be pushing your new Nissan Leaf another 250 miles to achieve what's being hailed as a world record in Germany. Little Lekker Mobil, a four-seat Audi A2 refitted with an experimental electric powerplant as part of a government sponsored project with Germany's lekker Energie and DBM Energy, just completed a 372-mile (600-km) stretch of road between Munich and Berlin on a single charge, a journey that lasted around seven hours. Even with the heater running, the modified A2 with fully usable trunk arrived with spare electricity in the "tank." The battery uses DBM Energy's KOLIBRI AlphaPolymer Technology said to be 97 percent efficient and chargeable from virtually any socket -- plug it into a high voltage DC source and it can be fully charged in just six minutes according to the car's driver and battery inventor, Mirko Hannemann. While Hannemann wouldn't be pinned down on pricing for the battery, the 27 year old did say that it would be more powerful and cheaper than conventional lithium ion batteries. He even went so far as to suggest that his company was ready to begin mass production of the batteries now -- presumably aided by the large sacks of money he'll be handed after pulling off the record breaking stunt."

DBM Energy Website.

Google Translation : DBM Energy Website.

"Why ...

... Lithium is the new star in heaven battery?

... is the lithium polymer technology superior to others?

... HUMMINGBIRD is the technology renaissance of mobility? 

"- Secure pathways to the future of electric vehicles" on the Registrar Summit
Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted the desire of Germany to lead market electric vehicles in Germany and the will to innovate. Just two months later appear to aversieren reports of major auto companies to the contrary.

So bought Daimler in China and USA, Volkswagen and BMW also drive more and more with foreign batteries and all with German funding? None of the companies in their actions shows real interest in battery technologies, which are virtually on their doorstep. Instead, they always give the advantages of conventional Verbrennertechnologie for the best.

The DBM is now publishing a book of presentation showing the current state of battery technology for electric vehicles and industrial power supply and raises the question why is the electric vehicles from becoming even when the battery is not the problem?

Important issues that were worked up by using scientific studies, they form the basis for the book "Lithium - A new era of energy storage". The book compares the lithium polymer-based technology to conventional batteries, as well as conventional lithium-ion batteries, and shows how the new technology applications that will be seen only by lobbyists in the distant future, already makes it possible.

Experts come to the conclusion: 
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Anonymous said...

as said elsewhere on the net, maybe Mirkko will find a horse's head in his bed one of these days ... I guess the BfV should take an interest in protecting him and the companies involved. Big Oil is not amused.

Sufiy said...

It is disturbing, but your comment shows the way how the things are going now. We think that he will be in the golden cage sooner - Oil guys will need us all to survive and still to sell oil later when it is over 100 $/b. Nobody wants a total collapse - 90% of all products use oil and there are plastics, food -fertilisers, airplanes, ships etc. We hope that it can not be stopped any more and they will join.

Paul Govan said...

From Electric Vehicles UK - leading non-profit UK/EU EV campaigners since 1996
December update - all a hoax ? The German automobile assoc ADAC has ignited a massive controversy in Germany by strongly suggesting that the DBM e-Tron record may well have been a hoax.
See this for starters:
Remarkably this extraordinary "controversy" apppears not to have broken thru the language barrier yet. (I am English but bilingual English-German.) The mud-slinging is gloriously predictable - as always the crank'n'piston diehards are trotting out the usual mind-numbing cliches as if they are revealing stunningly original or novel insights(simply demonstrating yet again what a "great job" the corporate media has done over the past dozen years ignoring and misrepresenting EV's and EV truth to an easily hoodwinked public..)
(Sufiy - please contact us ! Are you Spanish ?)

Sufiy said...

We have news on DBM Energy from the source.

January 31st, 2011.

Lithium Drive: DBM Energy - We Have done Nothing Wrong - Electric Car World Record Range Claim Continued