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Jun 27, 2019 - 05:31 pm

Further rumours of Tesla’s own battery production

After the Annual General Meeting in mid-June, there were rumours that Tesla is going to manufacture its own battery cells using the technology acquired through the takeover of Maxwell. Now insiders are describing the existence of some kind of secret battery laboratory.

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Jun 26, 2019 - 07:12 pm

Akasol opens battery production plant in Detroit

Commercial vehicle battery system supplier Akasol has just announced the opening of a production facility in the greater Detroit area in the US state of Michigan. Production is scheduled to start in 2020, and by 2021, the production of 400 MWh will apparently be possible by means of a three-shift operation.

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Jun 26, 2019 - 06:36 pm

CATL massively increases investment in Erfurt

Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL has decided to increase the investment in its planned factory in Erfurt by a factor of 7.5: Instead of the originally planned 240 million euros, 1.8 billion euros are now earmarked for the German location.

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Jun 20, 2019 - 06:15 pm

Imec / EnergieVille revolutionise solid-state batteries

Belgian research partners Imec and EnergyVille have developed a solid-state battery cell with an energy density of 400 Wh/Liter that can be charged in two hours. Importantly, the production process should also be very similar to that of battery cells with a liquid electrolyte.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 12:48 pm

Germany: 3 battery consortia will be funded

To stimulate domestic battery cell production, the German Federal Ministry of Economics will most likely fund three consortia a total of 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion USD). Of these, only the project of Peugeot, Opel and the battery manufacturer Saft has been confirmed by name.

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Jun 13, 2019 - 03:22 pm

Will Tesla make own batteries with Maxwell tech?

With technology gained through acquiring Maxwell Technologies, in future, Tesla could produce its own battery cells instead of relying on Panasonic. This can be gleaned from comments from Elon Musk, JB Straubel and Drew Baglino at Tesla’s recent general meeting.

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Jun 13, 2019 - 12:08 pm

LG Chem and Geely form joint venture for batteries

LG Chem and Geely are forming a joint venture in China for the production of electric car batteries. The plan is to establish a factory that will have an annual production capacity of 10 GWh by the end of 2021 to supply batteries for Geely electric vehicles.

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Jun 12, 2019 - 05:52 pm

VW invests for 20% of Northvolt

Volkswagen is investing 900 million euros in the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt. Part of the sum is earmarked for a planned joint venture with the Swedish battery manufacturer, another part goes directly to Northvolt.

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Jun 4, 2019 - 03:29 pm

H2Bus consortium is born

A consortium of hydrogen and bus companies, including Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen have united to create H2Bus. Together, they intend to popularise the technology across the European continent.

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May 31, 2019 - 08:55 am

USA: new headquarters for BMZ in Virginia Beach

German battery systems manufacturer BMZ Group has opened the new headquarters of its American subsidiary BMZ USA in Virginia Beach. New assembly lines are also to be built at the site in order to further expand the company’s US business.

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May 28, 2019 - 04:08 pm

Germany: Akasol to hit 800 MWh by early 2020

The German battery system supplier Akasol plans to increase its production capacity at its site in Langen, Germany before schedule. The latest quarterly report states that Akasol will have a production capacity of 800 MWh from the first quarter of 2020.

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May 27, 2019 - 05:20 pm

Volkswagen’s battery supply may be in trouble

There are concerns at Volkswagen that a supply contract with Samsung SDI worth around 50 billion euros could be called off. The Koreans are said to have originally agreed to supply battery cells with a total capacity of just over 20 GWh to VW.

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May 27, 2019 - 03:55 pm

EU battery cell production: First funding in June

The German BMBF, that is the Ministry for Education, plans to decide on the location of a research factory for cell production on June 7. Moreover, the German government is also planning to pay the first half of the money for the planned cell production factories this June as well.

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May 26, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Audi sets up 1.9 MWh battery storage in Berlin

Audi has opened a stationary energy storage facility with a capacity of 1.9 MWh on the EUREF campus in Berlin. The lithium-ion batteries in second use come from development e-tron vehicles and tests various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the energy grid.

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May 21, 2019 - 11:13 pm

US: New battery maker ABS based on Bosch emerges

The newly founded company, American Battery Solutions (ABS), which claims to be worth 50 million dollars, is announcing its arrival. ABS has signed a purchase agreement with Robert Bosch Battery Systems for test and production equipment and will take over the assembly plant of the Bosch subsidiary in Springboro, Ohio as well.

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