Jul 19, 2018 - 05:11 pm

LG Chem to open second battery factory in China

LG Chem has announced plans to construct a second battery plant in China for EVs. The new factory will be set in Nanjing, like the first, and construction will begin this October. Battery production will likely start a year later by October 2019.

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Jul 13, 2018 - 06:17 pm

Panasonic plans to halve cobalt portion in batteries

The Japanese company plans to change up their battery manufacturing recipe within the next two-to-three years to use only half the current cobalt components. Head of the Panasonic passenger car division, Yoshio Ito, stated there are already working prototypes, but a complex evaluation process will take place before serial production.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 06:56 pm

Groundbreaking: E4V tripling battery assembly

E4V announces the construction of a new battery facility close to their existing site in French Le Mans. The 3,000 sqm plant will triple their assembly of tailor-made battery packs upon completion in May 2019. E4V clients include La Poste.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 06:06 pm

SGL Carbon preparing to make more batteries

SGL Carbon steels itself for surging demand for EV batteries. The supplier says it “significantly increased” production capacities for synthetic graphite anode material and will conclude the expansion in 2019, while also investing in their battery lab.

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Jul 8, 2018 - 06:06 pm

BYD and Changan to jointly produce batteries

BYD entered a strategic cooperation agreement with Changan Automobile to jointly manufacture batteries for electric vehicles. Both companies will produce up to 10 GWh of batteries together and sell as well as recycle those through a wide reaching joint venture based in Chongqing.

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Jul 8, 2018 - 02:50 pm

China: Beijing Electric Vehicle bets on battery-swap

BJEV is launching a battery-swap service to get ahead in China’s competitive market. They will install the first 100 battery changing station in Beijing this year as an add on to their EV300 model. Moreover, this symbolises a comeback of battery swapping only this time with more refined business models.

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Jul 4, 2018 - 12:41 pm

Johnson Matthey to build battery demo plant in UK

Johnson Matthey is set to invest millions of pounds into a demonstration plant in Clitheroe, Lancashire. The new facility with a capacity of 1,000 ton a year will serve to make samples of their new battery material eLNO (enhanced lithium nickel oxide).

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Jun 29, 2018 - 09:47 pm

Voltabox takes over Navitas Systems

The German battery manufacturer Voltabox is continuing their expansion, and has purchased the US battery manufacturer Navitas Systems, a specialist for battery systems in the intralogistic area. The supervisory board still has to confirm the decision, however.

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Jun 28, 2018 - 01:20 pm

Leclanche & Exide form JV to make batteries for India

India’s largest battery maker, Exide Industries set up a joint venture with Leclanché of Switzerland to make batteries for electric vehicles and stationery energy storage in India. The partnership will focus on electric buses and e-rickshaws first and marks Exide’s transition to Li-ion technology.

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Jun 27, 2018 - 04:46 pm

BYD to more than double battery production by 2020

BYD’s planned battery factory in Qinghai province is becoming much bigger than previously thought. Bloomberg reports BYD is planning to scale up to full capacity of 24 GWh already next year. Globally BYD aims to churn out 28 GWh this year before doubling their output to 60 GWh in 2020.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/06/26/tesla-gigafactory-making-5000-model-3-batteries-a-week/
26.06.2018 15:05