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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Jun 25, 2018 - 01:05 pm

South Korea to invest €2BN into fuel cell vehicles

The government in Seoul agreed with South Korea’s industry to invest about 2 billion euros (2.6 trillion Won) into hydrogen mobility over the next five years. Facilities building fuel cell vehicles and those doing R&D will receive funding in order to reach the ambitious targets.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 01:43 pm

VW secures solid-state technology from QuantumScape

Volkswagen has advanced to the largest shareholder of Stanford-spinoff Quantumscape as the German corporation invests 100 million dollars. Forming a new joint venture with the solid-state experts, VW hopes to secure their grip on the new battery technology first.

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Jun 20, 2018 - 01:12 pm

Tesla CEO favours Gigafactory in Germany

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter – no surprises here – to add some detail to plans for a Gigafactory in Europe. And – here’s the surprise – he named Germany as a “leading choice” mainly due to its location in the centre of Europe.

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Jun 19, 2018 - 02:26 pm

Voltabox enters battery direct sales

Voltabox will be beginning direct sales of their battery systems for intra-logistic purposes. The first success of the sales unit is the delivery of lithium-ion batteries to a “high-profile, large-scale German industrial company ” by an authorized industrial truck distributor.

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Jun 18, 2018 - 01:34 pm

Renault-Nissan pull the plug on fuel cell cars

The alliance of Daimler, Ford and Renault-Nissan working on commercialising a fuel cell car has hit a road block as Renault-Nissan pull out. The partners had aimed to develop shared components but now decided to focus on electric cars first.

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Jun 16, 2018 - 02:40 pm

Northvolt lowers cost estimate for battery factory

Northvolt has lowered the estimated cost for their planned battery factory in Sweden. The company founded by former Tesla manager Peter Carlsson has stated that they will spend “considerably less” than the initially stated 4 billion euros on the factory.

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Jun 13, 2018 - 10:16 pm

UK awards 22M GBP to next-gen battery solutions

The UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge worth 22 million pounds in funding has selected the winning projects. Among them are ultra-fast charging solid-state batteries from partners such as Honda or an electrified drive train from McLaren Automotive.

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Jun 13, 2018 - 09:29 pm

Forsee Power expands electric bus battery portfolio

French battery maker Forsee Power is at the Transports Publics show in Paris and put the latest additions to their Zen and Pulse ranges on display. The new battery packs aim at electric buses and come with different chemistries for either range or charging speed.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/07/08/battery-production-by-catl-dongfeng-jv-kicks-off/
08.07.2018 18:58