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Sep 17, 2019 - 05:08 pm

BJEV plans to build 3,000 battery swapping stations

BJEV, the electric car subsidiary of the Chinese manufacturer BAIC, plans to invest ten billion yuan (1.28 billion euros) in the construction of 3,000 battery changing stations. According to BJEV President Ma Fanglie, the goal is to supply half a million electric vehicles with fresh batteries by the end of 2022.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 03:34 pm

CATL reveals new cell-to-pack platform at IAA

The Chinese battery group CATL has just presented its development plans for cell-to-pack batteries at the IAA in Germany. The new CTP platform is designed to improve the development of battery sets with a pack’s energy density to increase from 180 Wh/kg to 200 Wh/kg.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 04:24 pm

R&D break-through: Tesla battery making looks likely

Jeff Dahn and his team, who carry out battery research for Tesla, have published test results for a new battery cell that could have a life of 1 million miles (1.6 million km) and thus be suitable for Tesla’s planned robo taxis. At the same time, Tesla battery cell manufacturing appears to be well underway.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 02:17 pm

Do ID.3 batteries cost VW under $100 per kilowatt hour?

According to the New York Times, with its MEB platform, VW has already achieved costs of less than 100 US dollars per kilowatt-hour for the batteries in ID.3 due to economies of scale, years before expected. At the same time, VW negotiations with battery maker SK Innovation look shaky.

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Sep 8, 2019 - 01:51 pm

Porsche in talks with CATL for battery cells

Porsche is apparently negotiating a supply contract for battery cells with CATL. The German sports car manufacturer and the Chinese battery specialist are “in good talks”, said Porsche development director Michael Steiner, who meets regularly with CATL management.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 01:13 pm

Flixbus to test fuel cell buses

The long-distance bus travel operator Flixbus and the technology specialist Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) intend to launch buses with fuel cells on the road in a joint project.

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Aug 27, 2019 - 01:19 pm

CATL doubles profits for first half of the year

In the first half of 2019, the Chinese battery manufacturer CATL was able to achieve strong growth in sales and profits compared to the same period of the previous year. The biggest sales driver continues to be business with electric car batteries.

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Aug 26, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Nio & ProLogium working on solid-state batteries

China’s EV start-up Nio is cooperating with battery cell manufacturer ProLogium of Taiwan to develop solid-state batteries. The short-term goal is a prototype. Whether the longer-term goals can be achieved will probably also depend on the economic situation at Nio.

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Aug 26, 2019 - 02:12 pm

Akasol marks minor profits for first half of 2019

The German battery system supplier Akasol was able to significantly increase its sales in the first half of the year and has already almost reached the total sales for the 2018 financial year. After a loss of millions in 2018, the company is now in the black – albeit only marginally.

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Aug 21, 2019 - 12:36 pm

Voltabox marks loss for first half of 2019

Although the battery system manufacturer Voltabox was able to significantly increase sales in the first half of the year, the operating result was still in the red. An improvement is probably not in sight until 2020 and may require an austerity program.

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Aug 13, 2019 - 03:07 pm

Warwick Uni gives Jaguar I-Pace batteries 2nd Life

Researchers from Warwick University have succeeded in repurposing Jaguar I-Pace batteries as a small energy storage system. Each unit contains about 2 kWh energy capacity, and can power “a small shop, a farm, or multiple residential homes,” claims the team.

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