On August 26, China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “China Automotive Research”) signed an “Investment Agreement” with Chongqing Liangjiang New District Management Committee. China Automotive Research and Research Institute plans to build a national hydrogen energy quality inspection center project in Chongqing. It mainly provides social third-party services integrating hydrogen energy and fuel cell product certification, testing, calibration, standardization work, technical consultation and other services. The total investment of the project is about 500 million yuan.
It is understood that the national hydrogen energy quality inspection center project is planned for 5 years and covers an area of about 190 acres. It will build a hydrogen source laboratory, a fuel cell laboratory, a hydrogen energy product laboratory, a test technology research laboratory, etc. The relevant test equipment facilities will be configured. In addition, a new power battery laboratory will be built, and the power battery test evaluation resources and new integrated R&D buildings will be integrated.
The total investment of the project is about 500 million yuan, including land acquisition expenses of about 31.92 million yuan, construction and installation costs of about 130 million yuan, equipment purchase and installation costs of about 140 million yuan, and preparatory expenses of about 15.52 million yuan. Both are planning budgets.
According to foreign media reports, researchers at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory published a study in Joule magazine that they invented a new coating that would make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and durable. This will lead the birth of the next generation of electric vehicles.
In laboratory tests, the coating significantly extends the life of the battery, and it also addresses combustion problems by greatly limiting the lithium evolution across the separator between the positive and negative electrodes of the cell.
The researchers point out that metal lithium batteries are at least one-third more energy per pound than lithium-ion batteries and are very light because they use lightweight lithium as the positively charged end rather than heavier graphite. If metal lithium batteries are more reliable, from laptops to mobile phones, these portable electronic products can benefit, but the real source of income will be cars. The biggest resistance of electric vehicles is that batteries account for a quarter of the cost, which touches the core issue of electric vehicle production costs.