Solid electrolyte batteries – the next big thing?!
Battery cells with a solid electrolyte promise high energy densities. Batteries in electric cars could thus become smaller and lighter – and the range could increase. Christoph M. Schwarzer spoke to experts to analyse the current situation for electrive. Whether and when all-solid-state batteries reach series production is an open question. Continue reading
Battery cell production in Europe: a view from France
We reported on the Franco-German initiative to establish Europe’s very own battery cell production extensively. But who are the key players and their arguments in France specifically and most importantly, where could a facility best be built? An overview by our Paris correspondent Cora Werwitzke. Continue reading
Kamenz: A visit to Daimler’s battery assembly factory
Daimler’s battery assembly facility in Kamenz is the cornerstone of a battery production network spanning a total of seven production facilities around the world. Our colleagues from electrive.net were recently able to accompany the assembly of Mercedes Benz batteries – an exclusive factory visit. Continue reading
Myth busting: Battery recycling does work
The battery of an electric car is often denigrated as rolling hazardous waste in circles still favouring the combustion engine. We were able to convince ourselves of the opposite at the specialist firm Duesenfeld that is disposing of the myth – Battery recycling works deep into the cell. It is only down to politics to […] Continue reading