May 23, 2018 - 04:49 pm

Oxis Energy begins cell production in Brazil

The British battery specialist OXIS Energy is in the process of opening a manufacturing facility in the Minas Gerais state in southeastern Brazil. OCIS is aiming to produce batteries for electric buses and planes with their lithium-sulfur technology.

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May 16, 2018 - 03:00 pm

CATL eyeing Europe for battery production

Chinese battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology) is about to finalise a feasibility study looking into a European production facility for batteries. Once their estimates are final, a decision could be taken within weeks.

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May 15, 2018 - 04:27 pm

Webasto to focus on electric mobility solutions

Supplier Webasto has announced its strategy for the next few years and electric transport solutions, namely batteries and charging equipment are to play a prominent role. The company wants to invest 600,000 million euros over the next three years.

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May 14, 2018 - 04:39 pm

Fisker to use solid-state batteries from 2020 (video)

Fisker had been working on their comeback for some time and had got the industry talking when they first announced their EMotion would utilise solid-state batteries before later backing off, saying they’d resort to Li-ion cells by LG Chem. Now the story took another turn, this time on the executive level.

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May 14, 2018 - 01:14 pm

Electrovaya’s Litarion out of battery business

Battery company Litarion, which Electrovaya had set up in Germany, is now completely bankrupt. Insolvency had proceeded for some time but with their premises having been seized by Daimler’s Li-Tec and investors exiting, Litarion has no way to go on any longer.

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May 12, 2018 - 08:16 pm

Geely & Maxwell seal tech cooperation

The Chinese car manufacturer Geely has set up a technology partnership with Maxwell Technologies focusing on the integration of ultracapacitors and advanced power conversion electronics into Geely’s global electrified vehicle lineup.

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May 12, 2018 - 08:02 pm

CATL to deliver cells for Nissan and Renault

China’s battery specialist Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is advancing to become not only Europe’s battery supplier No. 1 but also Japan’s. A new report says CATL will be taking over the battery cell supply for Nissan and Renault EVs in the near future.

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May 8, 2018 - 02:37 pm

VW secures batteries worth €40BN by now

Volkswagen has ordered batteries worth 40 billion euros or almost 50 billion dollars, which is what Tesla is worth at the stock market to date. For VW, this means they have doubled the order volume in just a month and are now ready for the Roadmap E.

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May 7, 2018 - 04:22 pm

LG Chem to supply hundreds of million of cells to BMZ

BMZ, a battery assembly specialist in Germany, has made a deal with Korea’s LG Chem over the delivery of a couple hundreds of million of cells throughout 2022. The German supplier wants to secure its own supply in order to fulfil its obligations with makers of all sorts of (light) electric vehicles.

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May 6, 2018 - 04:26 pm

Manz receives large automobile battery order

Manz has received a major order in the double digit million euro range by an unnamed global electric company. The order is to produce the central contacting system for battery cells in electric vehicles is based on the modular LightAssembly platform.

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May 2, 2018 - 05:58 pm

Daimler to buy its EV batteries from CATL

Daimler is turning to China as it wants Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for their electric cars. The German carmaker says CATL was the only supplier that agreed to follow human right standards.

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May 2, 2018 - 01:27 pm

Daimler exits market for home batteries

With batteries in high demand Daimler decided it won’t sell any batteries to home owners any longer as they deem them to be technologically too advanced (or too precious) for residential use. The stationery storage packs were introduced three years ago via Daimler’s Accumotive.

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May 1, 2018 - 04:54 pm

Northvolt begins construction of R&D center

The Swedish Northvolt has started construction on their research and development center in Västerås. The facility is supposed to start developing, testing and industrializing lithium ion batteries as of 2019. This is a major step towards the planned lithium-ion battery factory in Skellefteå.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/05/01/northvolt-begins-construction-of-rd-center/
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