May 18, 2019 - 03:15 pm

Dräxlmaier producing Porsche Taycan battery system

The German automobile supplier Dräxlmaier, located near Stuttgart, is starting series production of the 800-volt total battery system for the Porsche Taycan. For this purpose, the Bavarian company built their first battery assembly plant on an area of 10,000 sqm.

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May 17, 2019 - 02:12 pm

Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell Technologies

Tesla has formally completed the acquisition of energy storage specialist Maxwell Technologies announced in February. In order to take control of the company, which specializes in supercapacitors and batteries, Tesla is transferring shares worth around $235 million.

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May 15, 2019 - 04:49 pm

VW turns to Northvolt for battery cell mass production

The partner for Volkswagen’s decision to start mass production of battery cells for electric cars will not be the South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation as was rumoured. Rather, the German carmaking giant is turning to the Swedish startup Northvolt for all its battery requirements.

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May 12, 2019 - 12:55 pm

SGL & Nio present lighter battery casing

The German manufacturer SGL Carbon and the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio have developed a prototype of a battery housing made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for electric vehicles. It is around 40% lighter than comparable aluminum housings.

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May 9, 2019 - 11:13 am

Farasis to locate battery plant in Saxony-Anhalt

U.S. American battery manufacturer, Farasis Energy, plans to build an electric car battery production plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen in Saxony-Anhalt. The battery giant wants to invest more than 600 million euros in the new plant with its newly founded subsidiary, Farasis Energy Europe.

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May 7, 2019 - 04:43 pm

USA: BorgWarner launches JV with Romeo Power

The U.S. American powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced the founding of a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology, a Californian supplier of battery modules and battery packs founded in 2015 by former SpaceX, Tesla and Samsung engineers.

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May 7, 2019 - 01:18 pm

Voltabox finance under review

The share price of the German battery systems manufacturer Voltabox plummeted after auditors found a total of nine errors in the consolidated financial statements for 2017. Among other things, the loss margin was apparently understated by more than 14 million euros.

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May 3, 2019 - 05:12 pm

Audi to accelerate fuel cell vehicle development

Audi wants to intensify the development of fuel cell cars, despite the mother group’s focus on battery electric mobility. Audi boss Bram Schot said: “We really want to accelerate it. We will give more priority to hydrogen fuel cells – more money, more capacity and more confidence.”

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May 1, 2019 - 03:28 pm

PSA, Opel and Saft battery consortium ready to go

The Franco-German initiative announced last December for setting up a battery cell production facility is becoming concrete. The economic ministries of both countries have now proposed the alliance as the first consortium for funding from the EU Commission.

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Apr 30, 2019 - 03:42 pm

USA: LG Chem files lawsuits against SK Innovation

The U.S.-owned subsidiary of the South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Chem has filed two lawsuits in the USA against its South Korean competitor SK Innovation. The accusation: Employees hired by LG Chem are said to have disclosed business secrets of the company.

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Apr 29, 2019 - 01:12 pm

Bosch enters serial production of fuel cells

The German automobile supplier Bosch announced their entry into serial production of fuel cells for trucks and passenger cars. To help accomplish this, the company has entered into a cooperation with the Swedish manufacturer PowerCell Sweden for further development and production of stacks.

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Apr 24, 2019 - 03:20 pm

BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco

After Andreas Wendt, the Board Member responsible for purchasing, recently announced that BMW will no longer purchase cobalt from Congo for the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21, it is now clear that the raw material will instead come from Australia and Morocco.

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Apr 23, 2019 - 01:18 pm

Volkswagen joins blockchain for cobalt supply

Volkswagen has joined an industry initiative for responsible purchasing of strategic minerals, especially cobalt. Blockchain technology is to help to improve efficiency, sustainability and transparency in global and complex supply chains.

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Apr 16, 2019 - 07:13 pm

Daimler partners with Sila Nano on batteries

Daimler has acquired a minority stake in the Californian battery materials specialist Sila Nanotechnologies, with which BMW already cooperates. The company completely replaces conventional graphite electrodes with silicon-dominated composites.

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Apr 15, 2019 - 02:55 pm

Hyundai & H2E: 1,600 fuel cell trucks for Europe

Hyundai and the Swiss company H2 Energy (H2E) have confirmed their commitment to establishing a joint venture called Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility. The JV’s first goal is to open up the European hydrogen mobility ecosystem with fuel cell trucks.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/05/18/eastern-europe-inobat-and-mol-prepare-for-hydrogen-projects/
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