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Feb 12, 2020 - 04:07 pm

Alpiq & Mercedes team up on energy storage

The Swiss energy group Alpiq and Mercedes-Benz Energy have concluded a supply agreement for the stationary use of batteries from electric vehicles. The storage unit has a capacity of 1.5 MW and a gross capacity of 1.4 MWh, which is also possible to scale up.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 02:39 pm

BASF to produce cathode materials in Brandenburg

BASF finally made it official: Schwarzheide in Brandenburg will be the new corporate site for the production of cathode material. The German production facility planned is part of a multi-stage investment plan to establish a European value chain for electric vehicles.

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Feb 11, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Akasol ups Manz battery production equipment

The German battery systems manufacturer Akasol has commissioned the mechanical engineering company Manz to supply production equipment for its new location in Darmstadt, Germany. The order also includes several options – including for its US location – and could amount to a double-digit million euro figure.

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Feb 8, 2020 - 10:41 am

Opel & PSA plants to make 48GWh battery cells yearly

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has given a statement on the planned battery cell production capacity at the Opel site in the southwest of Germany: they aim for 24 GWh. The relevant cell technology is currently still being developed in France by Saft, where a sister plant is to produce the […]

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Jan 31, 2020 - 01:23 pm

Tesla may boost Model S & X ranges with efficiency

Tesla is continuously improving the chemistry of its supposedly “old “18650 battery cells, as Elon Musk explained during the latest earnings call. Tesla also says it expects the Model Y to go way further with a single charge than initially announced.

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Jan 30, 2020 - 07:25 pm

Start of Saft battery cell pilot production in France

France’s head of state Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s research minister Anja Karliczek have given the official go-ahead for a battery cell pilot production in a factory of the manufacturer Saft in Nersac, southwest France. The pilot plant is scheduled to go into operation in mid-2021.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 01:41 pm

Dutch research project to improve battery life cycle

In the Netherlands, the car-sharing platform Amber and research organisation TNO are studying the optimal use of electric cars. By collecting battery data from the Amber fleet, the partners want to find out whether fleet managers can organise car-sharing in a way that extends battery life long-term.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 03:41 pm

Enevate announces the next generation of batteries

The Californian battery startup Enevate has announced a new generation of its lithium-ion cells, which will also be produced in large quantities is to be installed in series-produced cars in a few years time. The specified charging speeds sound impressive. 

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Jan 13, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Webasto builds new battery centre in China

The German supplier Webasto has opened a new battery centre in Jiaxing. The Chinese plant also produces roof systems. Jiaxing is the eleventh Webasto site in China – and not the first on the subject of electromobility.

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Jan 10, 2020 - 04:35 pm

SK Innovation to expand in Hungary and the USA

South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation apparently wants to further increase its production capacities in the USA and Hungary to meet rocketing demand for EV batteries. There is also talk of a joint venture with Volkswagen.

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Jan 9, 2020 - 10:43 pm

Developments in H2 storage using nanoparticles

At the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) in Germany, materials researchers are developing hydrogen storage systems based on light metal hydrides. Now they have published a new concept with which these hydrogen storage systems could be refilled five times faster at a working temperature below 180 degrees.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 02:10 pm

Monash U researchers advance Li-S battery tech

Researchers at Monash University in Australia say they are close to commercialising the world’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery. It could give electric cars a range of more than 1,000 kilometres and smartphones a runtime of five days.

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