May 1, 2019 - 03:28 pm

PSA, Opel and Saft battery consortium ready to go

The Franco-German initiative announced last December for setting up a battery cell production facility is becoming concrete. The economic ministries of both countries have now proposed the alliance as the first consortium for funding from the EU Commission.

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Apr 30, 2019 - 03:42 pm

USA: LG Chem files lawsuits against SK Innovation

The U.S.-owned subsidiary of the South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Chem has filed two lawsuits in the USA against its South Korean competitor SK Innovation. The accusation: Employees hired by LG Chem are said to have disclosed business secrets of the company.

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Apr 29, 2019 - 01:12 pm

Bosch enters serial production of fuel cells

The German automobile supplier Bosch announced their entry into serial production of fuel cells for trucks and passenger cars. To help accomplish this, the company has entered into a cooperation with the Swedish manufacturer PowerCell Sweden for further development and production of stacks.

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Apr 24, 2019 - 03:20 pm

BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco

After Andreas Wendt, the Board Member responsible for purchasing, recently announced that BMW will no longer purchase cobalt from Congo for the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21, it is now clear that the raw material will instead come from Australia and Morocco.

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Apr 23, 2019 - 01:18 pm

Volkswagen joins blockchain for cobalt supply

Volkswagen has joined an industry initiative for responsible purchasing of strategic minerals, especially cobalt. Blockchain technology is to help to improve efficiency, sustainability and transparency in global and complex supply chains.

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Apr 16, 2019 - 07:13 pm

Daimler partners with Sila Nano on batteries

Daimler has acquired a minority stake in the Californian battery materials specialist Sila Nanotechnologies, with which BMW already cooperates. The company completely replaces conventional graphite electrodes with silicon-dominated composites.

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Apr 15, 2019 - 02:55 pm

Hyundai & H2E: 1,600 fuel cell trucks for Europe

Hyundai and the Swiss company H2 Energy (H2E) have confirmed their commitment to establishing a joint venture called Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility. The JV’s first goal is to open up the European hydrogen mobility ecosystem with fuel cell trucks.

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Apr 11, 2019 - 06:13 pm

Gigafactory 1 expansion on ice?

Nikkei suggested yesterday, that Panasonic and Tesla’s plans to increase production capacity for battery cells at Gigafactory 1 have been put on ice due to financial problems at Tesla and uncertainties about future demand. While us and others could but wonder, Panasonic now took a stand that is ambivalent.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 09:51 pm

Webasto increases e-mobility engagement in Korea

Webasto acquired the entire South Korean joint venture Webasto Donghee for 100 million euros, making it the largest acquisition in its history. With this deal, the supplier is expanding its core businesses in Asia and gets closer to Hyundai-Kia.

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Apr 8, 2019 - 12:00 pm

VinFast & LG Chem launch battery joint venture

VinFast has established a joint venture with LG Chem to produce battery packs for the Vietnamese start-up’s electric scooters and future electric cars. The two companies already signed a letter of intent in September 2018 to cooperate on EV batteries.

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Apr 6, 2019 - 12:10 pm

Daimler starts building new battery sub-plant

Daimler company Mercedes Benz Cars has now begun construction work on the planned battery sub-plant on its Brühl site situated at the company’s home grounds in the Stuttgart district of Untertürkheim. Batteries for future electric vehicles of the EQ family will soon be assembled on an area of 12,000 square meters.

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Apr 5, 2019 - 02:01 pm

Innolith battery said to achieve 4 x energy density

Swiss energy technology company Innolith says they have developed the world’s first lithium-based rechargeable battery with an energy density of 1000 Wh/kg, which would give electric cars a range of more than 1000 km on a single charge. The battery apparently uses less expensive materials and is non-flammable.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 08:20 pm

Nissan’s battery business sold to Envision

Nissan has now completed the announced sale of its battery business to Envision Group, a global digital energy company from China who has now been in charge of the business since 1 April. Nissan wants to concentrate on the development and production of electric vehicles, according to its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 01:14 pm

Saft founds a battery cell JV in China

The French battery manufacturer Saft, a member of the Total oil group, has reached an agreement with the Chinese company Tianneng Energy Technology to set up a joint venture for the development, manufacture and sale of lithium-ion cells, modules and packages.

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Mar 30, 2019 - 08:19 am

TÜV SÜD to help build battery lab in Thailand

TÜV SÜD is participating in the construction of a battery test centre near Bangkok in Thailand. The German testing and certification service provider has now signed a corresponding cooperation agreement with the local Ministry of Industry and the Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI).

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Mar 26, 2019 - 07:05 pm

Germany: CELEST energy research centre opens

The research platform for electrochemical energy was officially launched today. Researchers from various disciplines will now be working on high-performance and environmentally friendly energy storage systems at the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST).

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Mar 26, 2019 - 06:51 pm

BMW to stop purchasing Congo cobalt in 2020/21

According to Andreas Wendt, the board member responsible for purchasing at BMW, the company will no longer purchase cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/05/01/psa-opel-and-saft-battery-consortium-ready-to-go/
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