Feb 28, 2018 - 04:31 pm

Bosch says No to battery cell production in Europe

It is a clear “Nein” to producing its own cells that Bosch has sent over the wires, saying the investment would be too risky. The decision crushes hopes of EU politicians who had wanted the German supplier on board the planned Battery Alliance. For Bosch, the No is total.

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Feb 26, 2018 - 06:17 pm

China requires EV makers to recycle batteries

Beijing just published new rules that hold makers of electric vehicles responsible to collect and recycle their batteries. The industry ministry also calls for a service network through which the public can repair or exchange their old batteries.

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Feb 25, 2018 - 07:10 pm

European Battery Alliance (EBA) is taking shape

The European Battery Alliance (EBA) has been conjured up by the EU Commission. Their latest action plan outlines a schedule until 2023 and names various players along the entire value chain. The aim is to set up a European cell production in order to break the dependency on Asian suppliers.

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Feb 17, 2018 - 06:18 pm

Sweden to probe for local cobalt and lithium mining

Sweden is exploring the option to dig for cobalt and lithium on its own territory in an attempt to revive its traditional mining areas. The government in Stockholm has reserved 10 million kronor (1m euros) for the project, with results expected by the first half of 2020.

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Feb 17, 2018 - 09:20 am

U.S. 2050 Motors invests in Graphene Future

The U.S. firm 2050 Motors has made a large investment in Graphene Future, buying up 20% of their stock. The specialty firm has invented an industrial process to produce graphene that is said to be both cheap and environmentally friendly.

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Feb 12, 2018 - 02:56 pm

Samsung SDI to reduce cobalt in its batteries to zero

Leading EV battery maker Samsung has announced plans to revise its cobalt strategy. Not only will the Koreans reduce the amount of the rare resource by using nickel instead but Samsung is also working on cells that do not require any cobalt. Recycling is another measure.

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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 - 06:32 pm

VW and Daimler next to turn to China’s CATL for batteries?

Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has been making the news through its hook up with PSA as well as his cooperation with BMW in China. Now it appears as if Volkswagen and Daimler too have been reaching out to secure the batteries for their upcoming electric cars.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/02/28/bosch-says-no-battery-cell-production-europe/
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