Aug 25, 2019 - 03:48 pm
Tesla to buy batteries from LG Chem for China Model 3
It appears the rumours were true: Tesla will buy batteries from LG Chem for its electric car production in China. Media agencies cite inside sources confirming the deal that would affect both the Model 3 and future Model Y.
Aug 21, 2019 - 12:36 pm
Voltabox marks loss for first half of 2019
Although the battery system manufacturer Voltabox was able to significantly increase sales in the first half of the year, the operating result was still in the red. An improvement is probably not in sight until 2020 and may require an austerity program.
Aug 20, 2019 - 06:37 pm
EDAG presents modular fuel-cell robotic vehicle CityBot
Development service provider EDAG will be presenting a study of a swarm intelligent and multifunctional robotic vehicle with fuel cell drive for the IAA. The EDAG CityBot is to be operational around the clock and can be retrofitted as required using add-on modules.
Aug 20, 2019 - 06:15 pm
Battery making startup Freyr plans belt of Gigafactories
The Norwegian startup Freyr is planning to set up battery cell factories in the gigawatt range. The first plant should be located in Rana, Norway and greater plans for a “Nordic Battery Belt” with at least ten plants are in the pipeline.
Aug 15, 2019 - 06:58 pm
SK Innovation takes out loans for expansion
SK Innovation has borrowed $657 million from banks in the US, Europe and China to invest more in its production facilities for electric car battery cells and lithium-ion battery separators.
Aug 13, 2019 - 03:07 pm
Warwick Uni gives Jaguar I-Pace batteries 2nd Life
Researchers from Warwick University have succeeded in repurposing Jaguar I-Pace batteries as a small energy storage system. Each unit contains about 2 kWh energy capacity, and can power “a small shop, a farm, or multiple residential homes,” claims the team.
Aug 9, 2019 - 01:31 pm
Valmet builds battery testing facilities in Germany
Valmet Automotive, a development and manufacturing services provider, has started construction of its new Battery Test Center in the German carmaking region of Baden-Wurttemberg. The centre will expand Valmet’s testing capabilities for batteries and battery systems in EVs.
Aug 8, 2019 - 01:26 pm
JT Energy set for intralogistics battery operations
JT Energy Systems will be taking over the former Solarworld plant in Freiberg, Germany. The company was founded by Jungheinrich and Triathlon Holding at the beginning of 2019 and aims to create “the largest European production centre for batteries and charging systems in intralogistics”.
Aug 7, 2019 - 03:30 pm
Battery expert Dahn present high density li-ion cells
Battery expert Jeff Dahn of Dalhousie University has been Tesla’s research partner since 2016 and is now reporting on a new approach to higher energy density cells. These are lithium metal cells in pouch format with liquid electrolyte.
Aug 6, 2019 - 01:29 pm
Graz researchers improve solid-state Li-Ion conductors
An international research team at the University of Technology in Graz presented a new solid electrolyte for batteries. According to a statement by the university, it shows one of the fastest lithium migration processes ever measured in a lithium-ion conductor. Toyota was also involved in the project.
Aug 2, 2019 - 04:14 pm
Solid electrolyte batteries – the next big thing?!
Battery cells with a solid electrolyte promise high energy densities. Batteries in electric cars could thus become smaller and lighter – and the range could increase. But when is an open question we here try to answer.
Aug 2, 2019 - 01:26 pm
Kreisel Electric developing batteries with VinFast
The Austrian e-mobility specialist Kreisel Electric announced a cooperation for battery development with the Vietnamese vehicle manufacturer VinFast. The partners will jointly develop a battery pack, which VinFast will launch in its electric cars and electric buses in 2020.
Aug 1, 2019 - 03:25 pm
ECO COM’BAT: High power battery by Fraunhofer
As part of the EU-funded ECO COM’BAT, ten partners from industry and research have been working on more sustainable high-voltage lithium-ion batteries since April 2016. As the project coordinator Fraunhofer ISC now communicates: apparently with success.
Jul 29, 2019 - 09:51 pm
Electric car battery line to be built in Slovakia
The Slovakian group InoBat and the US energy technology company Wildcat Discovery Technologies plan to build a production line for electric car batteries in Slovakia. Construction of the 100-MWh line is scheduled to start in 2020.
Jul 27, 2019 - 02:34 pm
Alpiq and H2 to use hydroelectric power for hydrogen
Alpiq and H2 Energy (H2E) are planning Switzerland’s first plant for the production of hydrogen in commercial operation. From the end of 2019, hydrogen for the first 50 of a total of 1,600 fuel cell trucks will be produced at the Gösgen hydroelectric power station using hydroelectric power.
Jul 25, 2019 - 02:34 pm
Indonesia: International consortium seeks nickel & cobalt
An international consortium of renowned e-mobility players plans to build a resource mining plant for lithium-ion batteries on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. In concrete terms, the project reportedly involves nickel and cobalt. Apparently, Tesla, CATL, LG Chem, Daimler and Volkswagen aim to participate in the consortium.
Jul 17, 2019 - 07:06 pm
Toyota and CATL enter a series of collaborations
Toyota has just announced the cornerstones of a comprehensive battery collaboration with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). This includes not only a “stable” supply of CATL batteries for Toyota but also the development of new battery technologies and more.
Jul 16, 2019 - 02:09 pm
Siemens to set up hydrogen centre in Görlitz
Two years ago, the Siemens plant in Görlitz, Germany, was on the verge of collapse. Now Siemens, the State of Saxony and the Fraunhofer Institute have signed a declaration of intent to strengthen the site in the long term and support structural change in the region.
Jul 15, 2019 - 12:58 pm
SVOLT presents cobalt-free Li-ion battery cell
The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT Energy Technology, which emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, has presented a cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and the four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA).
Jul 11, 2019 - 12:33 pm
BMZ & Kion found battery production joint venture
The forklift manufacturer Kion wants to set up its own factory for the production of lithium-ion batteries in Germany and has founded a joint venture with the Karlstein battery manufacturer BMZ Group to facilitate the process.
Jul 9, 2019 - 02:09 pm
Holland’s first H2 taxi fleet hits the road
Noot Personenvervoer now operates the first hydrogen-powered taxi fleet in the Netherlands in The Hague. Fuel cell taxis will also be on the road in Wiesbaden, Germany in the future – but significantly less than in The Hague.