Sep 25, 2018 - 04:42 pm

Ballard unveils liquid-cooled fuel cell stack for heavy CVs

Ballard Power Systems are currently displaying their next-generation hydrogen solution for heavy duty vehicles at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. Their new liquid-cooled fuel cell stack FCgen-LCS has been improved in general and will power anything from buses over trains to forklifts from 2019.

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Sep 23, 2018 - 07:13 pm

BPW applies BMW battery tech to trucks

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles, BPW Bergische Achsen has announced a cooperation with BMW i. In the frame of the cooperation, BPW will be using BMW i battery technology to develop a more powerful axle-motor for electrified trucks.

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Sep 22, 2018 - 07:48 pm

Tesla secures long term lithium hydroxide supply

The Chinese firm Ganfeng Lithium has signed an agreement with Tesla for the delivery of lithium hydroxide. The agreement runs from 2018 until 2020, with an option to extend for another three years. Ganfeng Lithium will deliver one fifth of their total lithium hydroxide stock to Tesla.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 04:19 pm

Voltabox acquires Accurate

The German battery system manufacturer Voltabox has completed another corporate takeover: This time, the expansion cost 5 million euros, going to a German supplier of battery systems specialized on pedelecs; Accurate Smart Battery Systems.

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Sep 19, 2018 - 02:25 pm

BYD pushing to increase battery production capacity

BYD has announced their plan to construct a battery factory with an annual capacity of 30 GWh in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province. Its size will place it among the country’s “super factories” and is part of a wider push by BYD to increase production.

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Sep 16, 2018 - 05:04 pm

ElringKlinger to enter IAA with new products

ElringKlinger is ready to show new product innovations at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, particularly in the battery and fuel cell technology areas. An example is their PEM fuel cell stack with 260 cells. The supplier also packed new electric drive units to go on display. 

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Sep 13, 2018 - 06:54 pm

Battery Alliance to enter serial production in 2020

There is news from the Battery Alliance initially announced in February: the partners Saft, Siemens, Solvay and Many have announced that they would enter serial production of an improved lithium-ion battery format utilising high-density liquid electrolytes in the first half of 2020.

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Sep 13, 2018 - 05:14 pm

Volkswagen boosts stake in QuantumScape

Volkswagen has now completed their planned stock increase of QuantumScape. The Germans have invested 100 million dollars in the battery specialist, with whom VW intends to establish mass production of solid-state batteries.

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Sep 10, 2018 - 05:57 pm

LG Chem to supply batteries to Vietnam

LG Chem has agreed to deliver batteries for electric scooters produced by the Vietnamese startup VinFast. The latter is part of the Vingroup that also makes smartphones and electric buses which will also use LG Chem batteries.

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Sep 8, 2018 - 07:36 pm

Farasis sets up production in China and EU

The US American battery specialist Farasis Energy has managed to collect more than one billion dollars in a new financing round. The money will be used to fund the expansion plans for the company, which include the set up of a new factory in Europe, to join the recently completed factory in China.

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Sep 6, 2018 - 05:47 pm

LG opens new battery factory for Chevy Bolt

In order to boost GM’s Chevy Bolt production by more than 20% this Fall, as planned, a new LG factory is being set up in Michigan, where they will supply battery packs to the GM assembly facility in Orion, where the Bolt is being manufactured.

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Aug 30, 2018 - 03:40 pm

GM postpones Velite 6 launch in China

The planned launch of the Buick Velite 6 PHEV and the fully-electric version planned for the start of next year have been postponed because the batteries have failed internal performance and safety tests.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/08/14/sqm-hands-over-argentina-project-to-ganfeng/
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