Sep 1, 2020 - 05:57 pm

BYD opens electric bus battery factory in Brazil

BYD has now started operations at its battery factory in Brazil. The factory is the third factory in the country belonging to the Chinese electric vehicle giant, though this will be their first battery factory and will produce lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries primarily for electric buses.

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Aug 24, 2020 - 08:02 pm

Sono Motors and Tesla join Fair Cobalt Alliance

Munich-based start-up Sono Motors is the first electric vehicle manufacturer to become a member of the Fair Cobalt Alliance. The action platform is an initiative to promote fairer cobalt mining practices in small-scale mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Aug 24, 2020 - 04:14 pm

Akasol increases sales despite pandemic

Despite the economic impact of the pandemic, German battery systems manufacturer Akasol recorded a 27.5 per cent increase in sales in the second quarter compared to the first three months of this year. Total sales in the first half of the year amounted to 18.2 million euros.

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Aug 19, 2020 - 05:13 pm

Elkem considers battery materials plant in Norway

The Norwegian company Elkem has selected the Herøya Industrial Park as the site for a potential large-scale plant for battery material production. The Northern Recharge project aims to supply graphite as anode material in lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:26 pm

Toyota’s flouride ion battery with 1,000 km range

Toyota is working with scientists from the University of Kyoto on a new fluoride ion battery, which should offer about seven times as much energy per unit weight as conventional lithium-ion batteries and could enable electric vehicles to drive 1,000 kilometres on one charge.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:20 pm

CATL aims to make the battery pack redundant by 2030

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL is working on a new approach for more powerful electric cars. After the so-called “cell-to-pack” technology, in which the cells are integrated directly into the battery pack without the intermediate step of modules, the focus is now on “cell-to-chassis”.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Battery research: high energy cells also suit aircraft

Tesla’s battery research partner Jeff Dahn from Dalhousie University provides an update on the new approach to cells with significantly higher energy density, which was presented last year. These should be suitable not only for cars, but also for electric aircraft and drones.

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Aug 13, 2020 - 11:05 am

VW is building a high voltage lab in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has begun to expand its Chattanooga plant in the USA in preparation for the production of the VW ID.4 before series production begins in 2022. The expansion not only applies not only to the assembly of electric cars but also to the development of new electric models.

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Aug 10, 2020 - 04:32 pm

PSA has a major order for SVOLT

According to insiders, SVOLT, the battery cell manufacturer that emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, has received a large order from the French PSA group. SVOLT will supply PSA with battery cells with a total capacity of more than 7 GWh.

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Aug 5, 2020 - 06:34 pm

CATL and Mercedes-Benz expand partnership

Mercedes-Benz and the Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL have expanded their partnership. The two companies intend to cooperate more closely in research and development, while Mercedes-Benz will be supplied with cells from CATL’s cell factory near Erfurt, currently under construction.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 06:00 pm

Mahle aims for faster charging with better condenser

Mahle has presented a new type of condenser for cooling systems in hybrid and electric vehicles that should enable faster charging of the traction battery. The supplier envisages technology that will help make electric vehicles more suitable for everyday use and mass production.

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Jul 26, 2020 - 04:06 pm

Tesla will manufacture battery cells in Brandenburg

After a number of contradictory reports on the question of whether Tesla will also manufacture battery cells in its planned factory in Grünheide, just outside of Berlin, it is now clear: Tesla will indeed be making batteries in their German location but have not revealed when this will be.

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Jul 20, 2020 - 05:11 pm

BIG-MAP: EU project to speed up battery development

EU project BIG-MAP wants to significantly accelerate the speed of battery development while keeping an eye on sustainability. 34 partners aim to intensify data exchange and cooperation and operate within the broader framework of the BATTERY2030+ initiative.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/04/psa-battery-cell-joint-venture-acc-officially-founded/
04.09.2020 15:27