Mar 5, 2020 - 04:13 pm

ZellkoBatt project to further German battery production

The ZellkoBatt project starting this month has the goal of optimising large-format lithium-ion cells for automotive applications while reducing the costs of components and production processes. The project will be undertaken by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 03:45 pm

LiPLANET European battery cell pilot line network formed

Under the leadership of German university TU Braunschweig, eight consortium partners from industry and science have laid the foundation for a network of pilot lines across Europe concerning the research and development in the production of modern lithium-based battery cells.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 08:27 pm

CATL invests to build new plant in China

Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL is planning a new production facility in China. Up to 10 billion yuan will be invested in a new plant in Ningde, which is to be completed within two years. CATL also intends to raise another 20 billion yuan (around 2.6 billion euros) to expand its production capacities in existing […]

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Feb 27, 2020 - 05:41 pm

Can Tesla batteries cost less than 100 dollars per kWh?

Tesla’s project for the mass production of its battery cells is to be called Roadrunner and aims to reduce costs to 100 US dollars per kilowatt-hour. This 100$/kWh milestone has long been considered the key to electric cars achieving price parity with ICEs without subsidies.

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Feb 24, 2020 - 04:27 pm

Battery manufacturing seal to be ready by 2022

The Global Battery Alliance wants to complete its planned seal for fairly manufactured batteries by 2022. A prototype should be ready by the end of this year. The aim is to provide consumers with significantly more information about the production of the batteries when they buy an electric car, among other things.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 04:07 pm

Alpiq & Mercedes team up on energy storage

The Swiss energy group Alpiq and Mercedes-Benz Energy have concluded a supply agreement for the stationary use of batteries from electric vehicles. The storage unit has a capacity of 1.5 MW and a gross capacity of 1.4 MWh, which is also possible to scale up.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 02:39 pm

BASF to produce cathode materials in Brandenburg

BASF finally made it official: Schwarzheide in Brandenburg will be the new corporate site for the production of cathode material. The German production facility planned is part of a multi-stage investment plan to establish a European value chain for electric vehicles.

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Feb 11, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Akasol ups Manz battery production equipment

The German battery systems manufacturer Akasol has commissioned the mechanical engineering company Manz to supply production equipment for its new location in Darmstadt, Germany. The order also includes several options – including for its US location – and could amount to a double-digit million euro figure.

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Feb 8, 2020 - 10:41 am

Opel & PSA plants to make 48GWh battery cells yearly

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has given a statement on the planned battery cell production capacity at the Opel site in the southwest of Germany: they aim for 24 GWh. The relevant cell technology is currently still being developed in France by Saft, where a sister plant is to produce the […]

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Jan 31, 2020 - 01:23 pm

Tesla may boost Model S & X ranges with efficiency

Tesla is continuously improving the chemistry of its supposedly “old “18650 battery cells, as Elon Musk explained during the latest earnings call. Tesla also says it expects the Model Y to go way further with a single charge than initially announced.

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Jan 30, 2020 - 07:25 pm

Start of Saft battery cell pilot production in France

France’s head of state Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s research minister Anja Karliczek have given the official go-ahead for a battery cell pilot production in a factory of the manufacturer Saft in Nersac, southwest France. The pilot plant is scheduled to go into operation in mid-2021.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 01:41 pm

Dutch research project to improve battery life cycle

In the Netherlands, the car-sharing platform Amber and research organisation TNO are studying the optimal use of electric cars. By collecting battery data from the Amber fleet, the partners want to find out whether fleet managers can organise car-sharing in a way that extends battery life long-term.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 03:41 pm

Enevate announces the next generation of batteries

The Californian battery startup Enevate has announced a new generation of its lithium-ion cells, which will also be produced in large quantities is to be installed in series-produced cars in a few years time. The specified charging speeds sound impressive. 

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/03/05/zellkobatt-project-to-further-german-battery-production/
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