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Nov 13, 2018 - 02:37 pm

Europe to carry 30% of global battery cell production

Germany’s economy minister Peter Altmaier delivers his latest take on the European Battery Alliance (EBA) in Berlin today. While he signals strong targets and confirms funding of one billion euros, he cannot name concrete details of the planned battery cell production in Europe or Germany.

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Nov 6, 2018 - 03:27 pm

Daimler doubles workforce at battery factory a year early

Daimler’s battery subsidiary Accumotive say they will double the workforce at the Kamenz plant before the year’s end – a year ahed of schedule. 1,000 employees will then assemble battery packs for the upcoming Mercedes EQC, while Daimler is also setting up a second battery factory at the moment.

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Nov 1, 2018 - 02:24 pm

Battery specialist Akasol plans new U.S. factory

Plans that first circulated at this year’s IAA, have now been officially confirmed by battery system manufacturer Akasol. The German firm will be setting up battery production in the USA with production to begin at the end of 2019 with a capacity of 300 MWh.

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Oct 31, 2018 - 07:41 pm

JAC Motors orders 4 GWh of batteries

JAC Motors of China is building on its existing partnership with Hefei Guoxuan High-Tech Power Energy. They want the latter to deliver batteries for electric vehicles in bulk by 2019, no less than 4 GWh to be exact. And they have sales ideas as well.

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Oct 31, 2018 - 06:38 pm

CATL & Panasonic profits drop due to investments

Competing for the top of the battery value chain comes at a cost as the latest earnings of both CATL and Panasonic show. While China’s cell making powerhouse reports a plus 60% in revenue, their profit fell. Panasonic paints a similar picture and in both cases, investments are weighing heavy – for now.

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Oct 31, 2018 - 03:29 pm

Volvo testing new EV batteries with Ricardo

Volvo Cars of Sweden has turned to Britain’s Ricardo for a new partnership. Volvo wants the engineering firm to test and asses battery cells for upcoming electric cars. The project has been described as “large-scale”.

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Oct 25, 2018 - 04:27 pm

VW & SK Innovation looking at battery manufacturing

Volkswagen may be preparing their entry into mass production of battery cells for EVs, according to a German news magazine. They would be cooperating with a Korean partner, SK Innovation, to set up and operate multiple battery cell “Gigafactories” in Europe.

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Oct 22, 2018 - 06:23 pm

BASF builds battery material factory in Finland

BASF has now officially selected Harjavalta in Finland as their first location to manufacture battery materials for the European automobile market. The facility will be built nearby the refinery belonging to Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel).

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Oct 19, 2018 - 06:07 pm

Porsche Holding Salzburg offers Varta battery storage solution

The commercial storage solution Varta flex storage will be available for charging EVs in car dealerships across Europe, in order to help buffer grid impact, among other things. The background is a recently agreed cooperation between Varta Storage with the Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche Holding Salzburg.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 03:24 pm

Fuel cell range extender made in Germany

Aachen-based e.Go Mobile is progressing their product palette and team up with fuel cell specialist Proton Motor Fuel. Their joint venture called e.Go REx shall come to life before the year’s end with the purpose of developing a fuel cell range extender. First for e.Go’s upcoming mini electric bus and for other OEMs as well […]

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Oct 15, 2018 - 05:30 pm

Hyundai to target FCEV market of France

Hyundai is getting ready to roll-out fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure in France. 5,000 FCEVs await shipment from Korea latest by 2025. Moreover a cooperation agreement with Engie and Air Liquide is imminent.

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Oct 15, 2018 - 03:33 pm

EU Battery Alliance accelerating progress

One year after airing the plan for an European Battery Alliance (EBA), the EU Commission says their Action Plan is now in place. In the press release they also recapture ongoing efforts and (new) funding schemes to establish a battery industry in Europe.

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Oct 10, 2018 - 02:42 pm

Battery cell production in Germany hung out to dry

The TerraE consortium that had planned to set up a mega battery cell production in Germany has failed as none of the businesses involved was ready to shoulder the investment, reports German media. TerraE thus follows other players in the country that continue to ignore the government calling on them to do their bit.

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Oct 9, 2018 - 05:30 pm

Ceres building new fuel cell production facility in the UK

Ceres Power announced a 7 million pound (€8M) investment in a new fuel cell manufacturing facility in Redhill, Surrey, UK. This will enable them to build fuel cells worth 2 MW first before scaling up to 10 MW in the long run. Moreover, they are working with Nissan on novel EV applications.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 07:28 pm

Germany funding solid-state battery research

The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched a new cluster to foster basic research into solid-state batteries. Funding is at 16 million euros and the BMBF expects participants to translate their findings into applications.

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Oct 7, 2018 - 05:16 pm

Daimler breaks ground for U.S. battery factory

Mercedes-Benz has broken ground for its new battery plant in Tuscaloosa, USA, which will form part of their global network of production hubs. The carmaker is investing a total of $1BN at the site, which will begin building batteries for the future EQ series.

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Oct 5, 2018 - 05:07 pm

Oxis Energy improves Li-S Battery energy density

The British company Oxis Energy has announced that they have improved the energy density of their lithium sulfur battery cells for use in electric aircraft to 425 Wh/kg. By the end of 2019, the manufacturer intends to increase this number to 500 Wh/kg with the help of selected partners.

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