Mar 29, 2018 - 06:51 pm

A123 sells off battery factory to Lithium Werks

The US American battery manufacturer Lithium Werks has announced their takeover of the Chinese factory of A123 Systems in Changzhou that is also in the battery market. The deal reaches far as it includes the workforce and clients too.

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Mar 26, 2018 - 03:18 pm

Nissan opens recycling plant to swap EV batteries with 4R

Nissan has opened a new factory and says it is the first recycling plant to specialise in reutilising Li-ion batteries from EVs. They shall be refabricated to go back into electric cars or fork lifts and also serve as energy storage. The facility in Namie, Japan will be run by 4R Energy, a JV between […]

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Mar 19, 2018 - 04:07 pm

Rolls-Royce to look into supercap technology

Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Superdielectrics, a UK startup that has been working on novel polymers. Together they want to create what they call “very high energy storage technology,” in other words, supercapacitors.

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Mar 16, 2018 - 11:21 pm

Volkswagen teams up with Samsung and LG Chem

Volkswagen is pushing electric mobility and has to find batteries in order to scale up. After joining forces with CATL in China just days ago, the Germans have now turned to Korea, where VW announced a new partnership with LG Chem and Samsung SDI.

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Mar 14, 2018 - 02:34 pm

Hydrogen Council signs 11 new members

The Hydrogen Council, founded at last year’s summit in Davos, now counts another 11 members, among them Bosch, Great Wall Motor or 3m. They join the likes of ABB, BMW or Shell who all want to foster transport fuelled by hydrogen.

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Mar 10, 2018 - 02:28 pm

BASF and Toda found cathode subsidiary in USA

The announced founding of a new subsidiary company by BASF and Toda has now been completed. BASF Toda America (BTA) will be making NCM and NCA cathode materials for use in e-mobility. The move is part of BASF’s globalisation strategy.

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Mar 8, 2018 - 01:35 pm

Volkswagen bets on batteries supplied by CATL

Volkswagen has nominated Chinese battery specialist Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) as supplier to implement its ambitious electrification roadmap, according to “Caixin”. However, VW intends to add also other battery suppliers later on.

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Feb 28, 2018 - 07:56 pm

Phinergy entered JV for metal-air batteries in China

There is a new battery joint venture in the making in China. Yunnan Aluminium has turned to fellow Chinese Shanghai Zuoyong New Energy Technology and Israeli Phinergy. Together they want to make metal-air batteries under the name of Yunnan Phinergy Chuang Neng Metal Air Battery.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2018/04/03/byd-battery-spin-off-to-be-listed-on-stock-exchange/
03.04.2018 18:49