May 26, 2020 - 05:42 pm

Autostack Industrie makes progress on fuel cell stacks

An update was published on the progress of the German ‘AutoStack Industrie’ project launched in 2017. The project will run until the end of 2021, involving five OEMs and various suppliers working together to bring key technologies for the production of stacks for fuel cell vehicles to industrial maturity.

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May 25, 2020 - 03:22 pm

Akasol registers losses last quarter due to pandemic

The battery system manufacturer Akasol has presented its business figures for the first quarter of 2020. Revenue and EBIT were both below the figures for the same quarter of the previous year – mainly due to corona-related production interruptions from the company’s own customers.

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May 19, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Tesla & Panasonic battery cell factory profitable

Tesla and Panasonic’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada was profitable in Q1/2020, the CFO of Panasonic stated in the announcement of the current business figures. The plant, which the partners had begun building in 2014, was in the black for the second consecutive quarter.

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May 10, 2020 - 09:54 am

FEV to open high-voltage battery testing centre this year

In Germany, the vehicle development service provider FEV will put a development and test centre for high-voltage batteries into operation in the third quarter of this year. The centre will be called eDLP and is located at the company’s site at Sandersdorf-Brehna in the state of Saxony Anhalt.

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May 9, 2020 - 10:34 pm

Volkswagen builds battery factory in Salzgitter

The joint venture between the Volkswagen Group and Sweden’s battery manufacturer Northvolt is taking shape. The partners have now decided that the buildings and infrastructure for the planned joint battery cell factory ‘Northvolt Zwei’ will be built by Volkswagen itself.

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May 5, 2020 - 03:08 pm

New lab test to simulate realistic battery conditions

In the MEF-BILL project, researchers at the Fraunhofer LBF are working on a new method for testing batteries under real conditions. For this purpose, the Darmstadt researchers are combining a multi-environment testing facility with a computational vehicle simulation.

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Apr 30, 2020 - 04:19 pm

Akasol more than doubles turnover in 2019

The battery system manufacturer Akasol increased its turnover by 120 per cent last year. Despite Covid-19, the board of directors is very confident about the future at the digital press conference on financial statements.

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Apr 21, 2020 - 03:27 pm

Akasol orders battery production systems from Woll

The battery systems manufacturer Akasol commissioned Woll Maschinenbau from Germany to develop and supply highly automated production systems. From mid 2021, the new battery systems of the type AKASystem AKM CYC will be manufactured in Darmstadt.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Honda & SNAM expand battery recycling partnership

Honda is expanding its partnership in Europe with the French recycling specialist SNAM. In future, SNAM will collect batteries from Honda dealers and authorised recycling facilities in 22 countries and test them for their suitability for recycling and further processing.

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Apr 15, 2020 - 06:39 pm

ARTEMYS researches solid-state battery production

In the research project ARTEMYS funded by the German government, research institutes and industrial partners are working on the development of materials and production technologies for solid-state batteries. The new battery should also be able to do without polymer components.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 10:53 pm

Poland developing e-bus with swappable battery

An electric bus with a replaceable battery is being developed as part of a Polish research project. The bus manufacturer Autosan and the National Centre for Research and Development and the Lukasiewicz-PIMOT consortium are carrying out the project.

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Mar 30, 2020 - 04:55 pm

Voltabox adjusts business prognosis for this year

Battery systems manufacturer Voltabox estimates that it will not achieve its growth targets for 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic and is reducing its forecast for the current fiscal year. It remains to be seen whether the situation will also affect Paragon’s plans to sell its Voltabox shares.

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Mar 26, 2020 - 01:05 pm

Audi is considering battery assembly in Germany

Audi is planning an assembly plant for electric car battery packs near its plant in Ingolstadt. The cells for this are to continue to come from LG Chem. The Korean battery manufacturer also received a loan from the EIB for the expansion of the plant in Poland to what they say will be the world’s […]

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Mar 25, 2020 - 11:55 am

Akasol forges ahead with battery production

Despite the current corona crisis, the battery system manufacturer Akasol wants to maintain its series production as well as prototype and sample construction for the time being – under tightened hygiene and health protection precautions for the employees.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 01:40 pm

Akasol opens second production line early

The battery system manufacturer Akasol has put its second series production line for lithium-ion batteries into operation at its production site in Langen, Hessen – six months earlier than originally planned.

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Mar 7, 2020 - 02:10 pm

Battery recycling cluster to open in Harjavalta

Fortum, BASF and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to establish a battery recycling cluster to serve the electric vehicle market. The aim is to create a closed loop for the reuse of the critical metals contained in spent batteries.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 04:13 pm

ZellkoBatt project to further German battery production

The ZellkoBatt project starting this month has the goal of optimising large-format lithium-ion cells for automotive applications while reducing the costs of components and production processes. The project will be undertaken by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/05/26/autostack-industrie-completes-first-phase-with-update/
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