Nov 5, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Gotion High-Tech to expand battery cell production

Bolstered by the investment from Volkswagen last spring, the Chinese battery manufacturer Gotion High-Tech alias Guoxuan is preparing to expand the production capacity for its cells. The talk is of 28 GWh annual capacity, which the company plans to reach this year.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 03:13 pm

European Green Hydrogen Accelerator (EGHAC) launches

Managed by EIT InnoEnergy and supported by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Fund, the new European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center, EGHAC in short, aims to drive the green hydrogen sector in Europe. Cost reductions for industrial and heavy-duty applications take priority.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 01:21 pm

Lion Smart to develop electric bus battery

Lion Smart has been awarded a contract by Grande West Transportation Group of Canada to provide engineering services for development and integration. Lion Smart is helping with the electrification of the Vicinity bus model. The value of the order is in the mid-six-figure euro range.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Nio: New battery for 900km of range & European launch

According to founder William Li Bin, the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio is currently working on a battery pack with a capacity of 150 kWh, which should enable ranges of over 900 kilometres. Besides, the plans for a European launch in 2021 may become concrete.

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Oct 31, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Panasonic to develop new 4680 battery cell for Tesla

Panasonic is working on the development of a new battery cell for Tesla, based on the new 4680 format presented by Tesla at ‘Battery Day’. The South Korean battery company LG Chem, who similarly supplies Tesla, is also developing a new round cell that is very similar to the key data of the new Tesla […]

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Oct 29, 2020 - 01:24 pm

ElringKlinger & Plastic Omnium launch FC joint venture

ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium are joining forces in fuel cell technology to accelerate the development of hydrogen mobility. To achieve this goal, the two companies will establish the EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies joint venture for the development, large-scale production and marketing of fuel cell stacks.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 03:16 pm

Prime Planet to increase cell production efficiency

Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, the battery joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic founded in April 2020, aims to increase the efficiency of its development and production processes tenfold in order to better compete with larger Chinese competitors.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 01:43 pm

TÜV & ConAC to open test lab for EV batteries

The German certification service provider TÜV Rheinland and the Aachen-based start-up ConAC have announced a test laboratory for electric car drive batteries. The laboratory, which is to become one of the “largest and most modern independent battery test centres in Europe”, is scheduled to start operations in September 2021 in the German-Dutch industrial park Avantis.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 04:41 pm

SK Innovation’s new quick-charge cells for 2021

SK Innovation has announced new battery cells that will enable electric cars to cover a distance of 500 miles or 800 kilometres with two 10-minute quick charge stops. In addition, a cathode with a higher nickel content is expected to go into series production shortly.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 01:45 pm

BMW ramps up battery capacities in Regensburg

BMW has announced that it will further expand its production capacities for electric drives in Germany. From 2021, battery cells for high-voltage batteries will be coated at the BMW plant in Regensburg, and complete high-voltage batteries will be produced from 2022.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 05:37 pm

German Cartel Office allows Tesla takeover of ATW

The German Federal Cartel Office has approved Tesla’s possible takeover of the company ATW (Assembly & Test Europe GmbH). The German company already produces battery assembly systems for clients such as BMW and Daimler/Accumotive or Volkswagen.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 02:30 pm

Farasis to supply Togg’s batteries

The Chinese battery manufacturer Farasis has received another supply order for its future plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Farasis will supply battery cells for the first Turkish electric car that Togg is currently developing.

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Oct 16, 2020 - 11:16 pm

Western States Hydrogen Alliance founded

In the USA, members of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry have formally announced a new alliance to effect rapid deployment of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, buses, locomotives, vessels, aircraft and off-road equipment throughout the Western United States.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 03:58 pm

Microvast presents fast-charging pouch cell

Microvast Europe has unveiled a new battery cell that is suitable for various types of vehicles such as cars, commercial vehicles, trains and boats, and is designed to charge from zero to 100 per cent within 20 minutes.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 03:53 pm

BMW UK partners up with Off Grid Energy

BMW Group UK has announced a new partnership with Off Grid Energy to create a sustainable second life solution for its electric car batteries. Off Grid Energy will reuse spent battery modules from BMW EVs to adapt them for use as mobile power storage units.

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Oct 13, 2020 - 04:47 pm

TU Graz researching hybrid supercapacitor

Researchers at the TU Graz have investigated energy storage in a hybrid supercapacitor, a combination of battery and supercapacitor that combines the advantages of both technologies. They now published details in a scientific journal.

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Oct 13, 2020 - 01:07 pm

Dräxlmaier tops out new battery plant in Leipzig

Automotive supplier Dräxlmaier celebrated the topping-out of a new plant for the production of high-voltage battery systems in Leipzig on Monday. The battery systems intended for the electric Macan will roll off the Porsche assembly line at Leipzig.

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Oct 9, 2020 - 04:14 pm

InoBat presents AI-driven battery cell

InoBat Auto from Slovakia presents what it claims is the world’s first “intelligent” battery cell for electric vehicles. And not only that, the company says their approach to battery production makes it possible to produce better cells faster and more efficiently while offering more range.

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