Mar 21, 2019 - 02:26 pm

Volkswagen & Northvolt form European Battery Union

The VW Group and Sweden’s Gigafactory mastermind Northvolt want to advance battery cell production in Europe together and are forming a consortium called the European Battery Union (EBU). It includes partners from research and industry from seven EU member states.

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Mar 18, 2019 - 04:25 pm

German battery cell manufacturing plans pick up steam

Applications closed last Friday for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology’s call for proposals for the development of battery cell production.  The Ministry has now issued its first official statement: More than 30 companies from across the value chain have participated in proposal submissions.

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Mar 14, 2019 - 03:18 pm

Six Consortia want to build battery cells in Germany

Six consortia have so far submitted applications for funding to set up battery cell production in Germany. These include prominent names such as BASF, VW, PSA, BMW and Northvolt. Meanwhile e.Go-Mobile CEO Günther Schuh is leaving the consortium that wants to bring a cell factory to Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region.

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Mar 11, 2019 - 03:09 pm

South Korea forms HyNet for hydrogen charging

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has formed a special purpose company called HyNet to lead construction of hydrogen charging infrastructure. The 13 companies involved have together invested 135 billion won (118.7 million USD).

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Mar 11, 2019 - 01:20 pm

Tesla apparently NOT negotiating with CATL for battery cells

Tesla appears to be negotiating with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for its Model 3, manufactured in Shanghai, China. The talks between Tesla and CATL have been concerning the required specifications for the cells. The battery cell manufacturer has since denied intentions of entering business with Tesla.

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Mar 9, 2019 - 05:55 pm

Voltabox sales figures grew expoentially in 2018

Battery maker Voltabox generated sales of 66.9 million euros in 2018, more than double from what the made in 2017. The company explains its success with orders for batteries for specialist vehicles such as forklifts and also plans to further expand into the business of light electric vehicles this year.

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Mar 4, 2019 - 01:13 pm

Piëch Automotive using new cell type for Mark Zero

Piëch Automotive named some new details on the Mark Zero electric sports car, which will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show and will be followed by a number of other vehicles. Particularly interesting is the announced new cell type, which should hardly warm up during charging and discharging.

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Mar 4, 2019 - 01:06 pm

China: FAW and CATL launch battery JV

The battery cell manufacturer CATL and the state-owned Chinese car manufacturer FAW have founded a joint venture for the development, production and sale of lithium-ion batteries. It has a starting capital of two billion yuan (approx. 263 million euros).

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Feb 27, 2019 - 02:48 pm

Hungary: SK Innovation to build second battery factory

The South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation announces the construction of another factory for battery cells in Hungary. The ground-breaking ceremony will take place in March this year in Komárom, where SK Innovation started building its first Hungarian battery factory a year ago.

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Feb 23, 2019 - 05:09 pm

Hydrogen JV HysetCo launches in Paris region

Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP) and Toyota have launched a joint venture called HysetCo to develop hydrogen mobility in the Paris region. It will also serve Hype, the fleet of fuel cell taxis, launched in 2015 during the COP21 and operated in Paris.

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Feb 23, 2019 - 12:36 pm

Germany calls for partners for battery cell production

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) have just published details of their subsidy programme for battery cell production. Companies and consortia are now called upon to submit project ideas by 15 March for the establishment of competitive and sustainable battery cell production.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 03:16 pm

VW releases battery recycling details

The recently announced Volkswagen pilot plant for recycling electric car battery materials in Salzgitter, which will go into operation in 2020, is designed to initially produce 1,200 tonnes per year. The project in Salzgitter is to be followed by further recycling plants in the next few years.

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Feb 20, 2019 - 02:22 pm

Forsee Power to deliver e-scooter batteries to Niu

Battery maker Forsee Power of France will supply the Chinese brand Niu with batteries for its electric scooter series. In addition, Forsee plans to produce more than 100,000 batteries for Niu at its Zhongshan plant in Guangdong Province between now and 2022.

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Feb 10, 2019 - 03:04 pm

Germany: battery cell manufacturing incoming

A decision on the establishment of industrial battery cell production in Germany will be made this year, according to the German Federal Ministry of Economics. Talks between the federal government and companies are already underway.

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Feb 7, 2019 - 02:34 pm

EV battery systems able to kick-start large power plants

Transmission system operator TenneT and Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy have joined forces in a development partnership to see whether EV batteries could stabilise large grids. The result: Automobile battery storage systems can indeed make a significant contribution to grid stabilization and system reconstruction.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/21/asahi-kasei-invests-in-battery-membrane-seperators/
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