Jan 3, 2023 - 02:01 pm

NanoFlowcell launches US-American subsidiary

NanoFlowcell has come back with the foundation of a US subsidiary. The Swiss research and development company, which has been working for many years on electric cars with flow cell drives and electrolytes for refuelling, has founded the offshoot NanoFlowcell USA based in New York.

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Jan 3, 2023 - 01:58 pm

EVE Energy is expanding battery R&D capacities in China

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer Eve Energy, whose customers include BMW, has opened a large research and development centre in Huizhou in the Chinese province of Guangdong for 2 billion yuan – the equivalent of around 274 million euros.

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Jan 2, 2023 - 03:54 pm

SK On raises funds to expand production capacities

SK On, the battery division of the South Korean company SK Innovation, which was spun off in autumn 2021, will receive 2.8 trillion won in additional capital to expand its business. Converted, this currently corresponds to around 2 billion euros.

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Jan 2, 2023 - 03:33 pm

Tesla increases 4680 cell production capacities

Tesla can now equip around 1,000 vehicles per week with its new 4680 battery cells. At the end of December, Tesla said it achieved a production rate of 868,000 4680 cells in one week – enough for said approximately 1,000 electric cars.

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Dec 23, 2022 - 12:25 pm

Stellantis to invest as major shareholder in Symbio

Stellantis wants to become the third shareholder in the Symbio fuel cell joint venture, alongside Faurecia and Michelin. Negotiations to acquire a “substantial stake” are underway. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2023.

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Dec 22, 2022 - 03:38 pm

EU project BatWoMan to cut battery production costs and waste

In the EU project BatWoMan, researchers coordinated by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) are to develop and implement processes for CO2-neutral battery production in Europe. The goal is, among other things, to reduce the costs of cell production by around 60 per cent and to halve energy consumption.

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Dec 22, 2022 - 03:28 pm

BMW prepares to produce solid-state cells in Germany

BMW wants to produce solid-state battery cells in its own pilot plant in Germany based on the design of technology partner Solid Power. To this end, the Munich-based carmaker has obtained a research and development licence from the US company.

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Dec 22, 2022 - 02:51 pm

Lion Electric to build battery packs in Québec

North American electric utility vehicle manufacturer Lion Electric has started producing its own battery packs at its Mirabel plant in the Canadian province of Québec. Final certification of the first Lion battery pack is expected in the first quarter of 2023.

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Dec 22, 2022 - 12:21 pm

CATL kicks off cell production in Germany

CATL has started series production of battery cells in Germany as planned. At the plant in Arnstadt, the first batch of battery cells ran under series conditions from the newly installed production line in building G2.

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Dec 19, 2022 - 04:54 pm

SVOLT presents new battery pack titled ‘Dragon Armor’

SVOLT, the battery manufacturer that emerged from the Chinese carmaker Great Wall, has unveiled its battery pack innovation that is designed to provide increased safety and enable greater range. The new “Dragon Armor Battery” is now available for pre-order by customers worldwide.

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Dec 19, 2022 - 01:14 pm

LGES to expand battery cell factory in South Korea

LG Energy Solution has announced a total investment of 4 trillion won (€2.9 billion) by the end of 2026 in its Ochang plant in South Korea to increase production capacity for electric car round cells and build a new research and development centre.

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Dec 16, 2022 - 04:03 pm

Webasto doubled e-mobility order intake over 2022

Webasto has more than doubled the volume of its 2022 order intake in the electromobility business field compared to the previous year. Customers ordered battery systems, electric heaters and charging solutions for around 2.8 billion euros from the Munich-based supplier.

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Dec 16, 2022 - 03:54 pm

ICPT to deliver battery systems for Pepper Motion

The German electric converter Pepper Motion has signed a supply contract for battery systems with Impact Clean Power Technology from Poland. ICPT will now manufacture complete battery systems for Pepper that can be used in electric buses and electric trucks.

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Dec 16, 2022 - 02:06 pm

CATL & Ford are looking at jointly operating a battery factory

CATL and Ford are considering jointly building a US factory for LFP batteries. According to an agency report, the production facility will be fully owned by Ford but operated by CATL. This could make the plant eligible for subsidies from the US government under the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Dec 15, 2022 - 05:44 pm

GAC breaks ground on battery plant in China

The Chinese car company GAC has started building a production facility for electric car batteries in Guangzhou. With a total investment of 10.9 billion yuan (1.5 billion euros or $1.561 billion), the new factory is scheduled to go into operation in March 2024 with an annual production capacity of 6 GWh.

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Dec 15, 2022 - 04:25 pm

Dürr is supplying battery machinery for CATL

The machinery and plant manufacturer Dürr has received an order from CATL for the battery factory currently being built in Arnstadt, Germany. The company will supply an “innovative technology for the sustainable production of lithium-ion batteries” to the factory.

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Dec 14, 2022 - 05:18 pm

Solithor sets up solid-state battery centre in Belgium

Battery developer Solithor wants to locate its European competence centre for solid-state batteries in Belgium. For this purpose, the company has signed a ten-year contract with Punch Powertrain to gain access to a 3,000m² factory site in Sint-Truiden.

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Dec 14, 2022 - 02:49 pm

Panasonic to supply batteries for Lucid

Lucid Motors has signed a supply agreement for battery cells with Panasonic Energy. The Panasonic batteries will be installed in both the Lucid Air and the upcoming Gravity SUV. Until now, the cells came from LG.

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Dec 13, 2022 - 02:35 pm

Ultium Cells receives $2.5 bn in DoE funding

Ultium Cells, the General Motors joint venture with LG Energy Solutions (LGES), has received $2.5 billion through the US Department of Energy (DoE). Ultium Cells is reportedly working to set up at least three battery cell factories in the USA.

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Dec 12, 2022 - 04:29 pm

SVOLT signs lease for battery factory in Germany

The Chinese battery manufacturer SVOLT has signed the lease for its future factory for the assembly of modules and packs at the Saarland site in Heusweiler. However, there is no mention of the future of the cell factory also planned in Saarland.

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