Jul 3, 2020 - 02:10 pm

LG Chem to produce Tesla cells in South Korea

LG Chem wants to convert part of its battery cell production in South Korea for the manufacture of Tesla batteries. According to a media report, the capacity at LG Chem’s plant in Nanjing, China, which has been supplying Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory up to now, is no longer sufficient.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Mercedes invests in battery production with Farasis

Mercedes-Benz has agreed a strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy and is also taking a financial stake in the Ganzhou-based company. Farasis’ already planned plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen will then primarily supply the German Mercedes plants.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 07:25 pm

High performance battery developed in Switzerland

Battrion has jointly developed a battery cell prototype with the construction technology group Hilti. The developed battery is expected to offer a significant increase in performance compared to commercially available lithium-ion battery cells.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 02:23 pm

Germany invests in battery research with Varta

Varta has now received funding positive decisions from the Germany federal government and the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg concerning 300 million euros for projects involving battery cells. The subsidy was approved by the EU Commission in December 2019 and the decisions have now been sent to Varta.

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Jun 21, 2020 - 06:06 pm

Nissan & Sunwoda exploring next-gen battery development

Nissan has announced a collaboration with Chinese company Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery to develop next-generation batteries for its e-Power vehicles jointly. The negotiations also include a production system to ensure a stable supply capacity for the shared cells.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 04:34 pm

Glencore to supply Tesla with Cobalt

Glencore is apparently going to supply Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai and the planned plant in Brandenburg with cobalt from the Congo. A recent article in the Financial Times already mentions concrete quantities to be delivered to Tesla.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 03:47 pm

Volkswagen invests $200 million in QuantumScape

Volkswagen has announced an increase in its stake in QuantumScape. The car company is investing up to another 200 million dollars in the US battery specialist. The aim is to advance the joint development of solid state batteries and to prepare for their large-scale production.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 04:40 pm

BASF confirms cathode production plans

Despite the ongoing pandemic, BASF has confirmed the timetable for starting up its battery materials plants in Europe in 2022. Both sub-projects in Finland and Germany have recently made significant progress.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 04:13 pm

Britishvolt & AMTE planning UK battery plant

The start-ups Britishvolt and AMTE Power have provided details of their plans to build a battery cell factory for electric cars with a capacity of 30 to 35 GWh with the support of the British Government. The first stage is set for completion by 2023.

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Jun 9, 2020 - 05:50 pm

BYD & JLR consider battery factory in the UK

According to insider information, BYD is considering building a battery cell factory in the UK to supply Jaguar Land Rover. Corresponding talks between BYD and JLR are currently underway. However, the unclear future trade relationship of Great Britain with the EU is delaying BYD’s decision.

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Jun 4, 2020 - 05:38 pm

Nikola orders electrolysers from Nel

The US manufacturer Nikola, best known for its plans for fuel cell and battery trucks, has placed an order worth over 30 million dollars with the Norwegian hydrogen specialist Nel for the supply of electrolysers.

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Jun 3, 2020 - 06:21 pm

RaRE project creates rare earth magnets from scrap

The British research project RaRE has set itself the goal of setting up a continuous supply chain to integrate recycled rare earth magnets into electric vehicles. Bentley is one of the companies involved in the project, which is led by HyProMag, a spin-off from the University of Birmingham.

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Jun 3, 2020 - 05:43 pm

Samsung SDI & EcoPro BM form JV

The battery cell manufacturer Samsung SDI and their supplier of battery materials EcoPro BM are jointly investing the equivalent of around 97 million US dollars in a joint venture that the two South Korean companies have called EcoPro EM.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 06:55 pm

Norway will become home to 32 GWh battery cell plant

The newly founded Norwegian company Morrow Batteries plans to build a battery cell factory for electric cars. In the final stage of expansion, the factory will have a capacity of 32 GWh. The first of the four planned expansion stages, each with 8 GWh, should be completed in 2024.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 06:13 pm

Northvolt and Norsk Hydro to recycle batteries

The Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt and the Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro announce the formation of a joint venture to enable the recycling of battery materials and aluminium from electric vehicles in the Norwegian market.

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May 28, 2020 - 06:04 pm

ASTRABAT EU project to further solid-state batteries

A new EU project called ASTRABAT has been created to push forward with the development of solid-state battery cells. The aim of the project is to create such cells for electric vehicles and other applications in Europe. The project consortium comprises 14 partners from eight European countries.

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May 27, 2020 - 05:36 pm

Daimler expands battery production starting in Kamenz

Daimler is building its battery production capacity globally. Daimler subsidiary Accumotive has increased its production volume and will soon be able to produce more than 500,000 battery systems per year. The plant is also preparing for future electric EQ models in the compact segment.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/03/lg-chem-to-produce-tesla-cells-in-south-korea/
03.07.2020 14:40