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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Jan 12, 2018 - 02:13 pm

Panasonic onboard with Tesla Gigafactory in China?

The Japanese battery manufacturer says that it thinks about producing cells for Tesla in a new Gigafactory in Shanghai, China in a comparable deal that they have regarding the so-called Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. That is what “Nikkei” learnt on the sidelines of CES.

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Jan 7, 2018 - 04:20 pm

Formula E won’t allow battery competition before 2025

The idea was to open up the competition to manufacturers component by component but for batteries this won’t happen before 2025 at least. Formula E’s Alejandro Agag revealed that the electric racing series will stick to a standard battery for another 7 years, that is until season 11.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/01/30/tesla-loses-senior-battery-engineer-ernest-villanueva/
30.01.2018 14:10