Oct 1, 2019 - 02:34 pm

New plants in China for SK Innovation and CATL

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation has established a joint venture with the Chinese battery specialist EVE Energy to set up its second production facility in China for electric car batteries. CATL is also planning another factory.

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Sep 30, 2019 - 02:49 pm

Webasto begins battery production in Germany

The automotive supplier Webasto has started the production of batteries for electric vehicles in Germany. The production of battery packs for a European bus manufacturer has begun at the Schierling site in the Regensburg district – albeit with purchased cells.

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Sep 24, 2019 - 02:36 pm

Akasol agrees with Samsung SDI on supply till 2027

German battery system manufacturer Akasol has significantly expanded its cooperation with Samsung SDI. Akasol has nominated the Korean company as a supplier for lithium-ion battery cells and modules for two large series orders with commercial vehicle manufacturers.

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Sep 21, 2019 - 11:24 pm

Siemens opens battery R&D centre in China

Siemens Digital Industries Software has partnered with Tianmu Lake Institute of Advanced Energy Storage Technologies (TIES), a major Chinese energy storage R&D centre, to build the Advanced Battery Technology Innovation Center.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/04/catl-gets-the-go-ahead-for-german-plant/
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