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.
ProLogium presents solid state battery at CES
The Taiwanese battery cell manufacturer ProLogium has presented a solid state battery package for electric cars, buses and two-wheelers at CES. ProLogium has already signed several strategic cooperation agreements with several car manufacturers to test its MAB solid state battery package.
Tesla patents new battery cell chemistry
Tesla has submitted a new patent for improved battery cell chemistry under the title “Dioxazolones and nitrile sulfites as electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries”. This is intended to increase the performance and service life of the batteries as well as reducing costs.
CATL begins building battery factory in China
CATL has begun construction of its planned battery cell plant in the city of Yibin in the southwest Chinese province of Sichuan. It is expected to produce 15 GWh in the first phase, which is scheduled for completion within 26 months, and 30 GWh per year in the second phase, which will start two years […]
Suzuki, Toshiba & Denso to build battery factory in India
In India, Japanese companies Suzuki, Toshiba and Denso are building a battery cell factory for electric vehicles in Gujarat. The Automotive Electronics Power Pvt. Ltd (AEPPL) joint venture was established for this purpose and is owned 50 per cent by Suzuki, 40 per cent by Toshiba and ten per cent by Denso. The JV is […]
Audi and Umicore use recycled cobalt and nickel
Audi and Umicore have completed the test phase of their research cooperation. According to this, more than 90 per cent of the cobalt and nickel from e-tron batteries can be recycled. Starting in January, the recycled materials will be used in new battery cells.
SK Innovation opens battery factory in China
SK Innovation has opened its battery cell factory in China, the construction of which the South Korean manufacturer started in August 2018. In addition to the China Model 3 with LG Chem cells, a car with cells from SK Innovation has now also landed on the Chinese government’s coveted subsidy list.
European batteries: Opel, PSA & Saft build for 64 GWh
This week, the EU Commission gave the go-ahead for what is being called “the battery alliance” in seven European countries. Subsidies were approved for 32 GWh battery cell production with PSA and Saft at the Opel factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany and an identical plant in France, making a total production capacity of 64 GWh. At […]
LG benefits from China’s Model 3 policy
The inclusion of Tesla Model 3 produced in China in the government’s funding list has had a positive cascade effect for LG Chem. Tesla is apparently relying on LG Chem for batteries, and this will be the first electric car with batteries from a Korean manufacturer to be included in the coveted Chinese subsidy list […]
Battery prices fell 87% in 2019 from 2010 levels
According to a recent analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, average prices for battery packs fell by 87 per cent to 156 dollars per kilowatt-hour in 2019 compared to the 2010 level. According to BNEF, the 100 US dollar/kWh mark could be broken by 2024.