Gigafactory, Linear Technology, LION Smart, Cenelec.
Gigafactory 2 will be in Europe: At a press conference following the Grohmann Engineering acquisition announcement, Elon Musk said that Europe will be home to the ‘Gigafactory 2’, and that Tesla will choose a location sometime next year. According to Musk, the European factory will combine both the production of batteries and complete EVs. He added that “long-term Tesla will have at least one – and maybe two or three – vehicle and battery factory locations in Europe.”
Wireless BMS: Linear Technology together with design partner LION Smart are demonstrating the industry’s first wireless automotive battery management system in a BMW i3 at the Electronica Show this week in Munich, Germany. Wireless connectivity enables more flexible placement of battery modules, and makes possible the installation of sensors in locations previously unsuitable for a wiring harness.
Safer LEV batteries: The European standardization organization Cenelec has published the standard EN 50604-1: 2016, which specifies safety requirements for lithium-ion batteries of light electric vehicles.
cenelec.eu via voltimum.de (in German)
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