lithium-ion battery


Definition of lithium-ion battery

: a rechargeable battery that uses lithium ions as the primary component of its electrolyte

Note: Lithium-ion batteries are common in portable electronic devices such as cell phones and laptop computers.

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Among the possible causes the NTSB is considering: Did lithium-ion batteries, used to power the passengers' underwater cameras, malfunction during charging and overheat? Kris Van Cleave, CBS News, "Investigators believe deadly California boat fire started on the second level," 5 Sep. 2019 Founded less than a decade ago, CATL has quickly become a serious challenger to Tesla, Panasonic, LG Electronics and other makers of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. New York Times, "With a $2 Billion Factory From China, a German City Lets Others Worry," 2 Sep. 2019 It is comprised of a lithium-ion battery, regenerative braking and auto stop-start at idle. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Audi A7 Sportback: a continental grand tourer," 26 July 2019 In March, an analysis of more than 7000 global storage projects by Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that the cost of utility-scale lithium-ion batteries had fallen by 76% since 2012, and by 35% in just the past 18 months, to $187 per MWh. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid," 11 July 2019 The prototype carries a 900 kWh lithium-ion battery (about nine times bigger than Tesla’s largest automotive battery). Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "The Paris Air Show sold $15 billion in planes. A $4 million electric stole the show," 22 June 2019 Over the last decade, there has been a staggering fall in the price of solar and wind power, and of the lithium-ion batteries used to store energy. Bill Mckibben, The New York Review of Books, "A Future Without Fossil Fuels?," 4 Apr. 2019 Goal Zero sells a home energy storage system that uses a lithium-ion battery pack (either the Yeti 1400 Lithium or 3000), a home integration kit, and optional lead-acid batteries that can be daisy-chained for extra storage. Jason H. Harper, Los Angeles Times, "Shelter Me Column: How to cope with power loss during wildfire season," 23 Aug. 2019 But two things are certain: Starting on Sept. 1, products like wireless networking devices, lithium-ion batteries, and Mac computers will be hit with the tariff. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "For Holiday Shoppers Buying Tech, the Best Time to Dodge Tariffs May Be Now… or Never?," 17 Aug. 2019

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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