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Feb 6, 2018 - 06:13 pm

Geely interested in Daimler stock

The rumors have turned out to be true: Chinese vehicle producer Geely has revealed their strategy through an insider, who spoke to Reuters. Apparently the Chinese producer aims to purchase some of Daimlers’ battery technology through the acquisition of company stock.

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Feb 1, 2018 - 02:06 pm

Siemens may start producing batteries in Goerlitz

As the turbine factory in Goerlitz, Germany, is winding down, Siemens has had to face much criticism. The prospective loss of jobs and unavoidable layoffs have been difficult for both political relations as well as the concerned employees. A new battery factory in Oberlausitz may offer relief. 

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Jan 30, 2018 - 02:41 pm

Tesla loses senior battery engineer Ernest Villanueva

It took a bit for the news to reach the public but Tesla’s leading battery engineer Ernest Villanueva has packed up last year. Having worked there since 2006, he had a hand in designing the battery packs of all Tesla models including the Roadster and holds various patents.

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Jan 29, 2018 - 06:01 pm

42m pounds for EV battery research in the UK

Four UK-based research projects aimed at improving EV battery technology are to receive 42 million pounds in funding through the Faraday Institution, a government-backed body. Projects include work to examine damage to EV batteries over time, as well as the development of solid state batteries.

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Jan 25, 2018 - 11:17 am

Daimler to restructure its EV battery development unit

The carmaker is currently discussing to ‘insource’ this unit, according to the Stuttgarter Zeitung. Wolfgang Nieke, Chairman of the company’s works council, makes clear that he wants development specialists of Daimler’s subsidiary Accumotive to move to the headquarters in Untertürkheim.

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Jan 15, 2018 - 03:43 pm

Eurabus promotes battery system as stand-alone product

Berlin-based electric bus specialist Eurabus is introducing its high-energy battery system now as a stand-alone product for electric-powered buses or utility vehicles – and prepares already market launch of its next product: a plug & play high-voltage drivetrain platform.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/02/09/leading-battery-manufacturers-warn-possible-shortage/
09.02.2018 18:12