Dec 12, 2017 - 03:56 pm

Japanese alliance for more H2 stations

After Toyota, Nissan, Honda and eight other companies have officially announced plans to establish a H2 cooperation in May, the related contract has now been signed by all parties.

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Dec 12, 2017 - 02:37 pm

Chinese Sokon group to erect battery plant

The Sokon Industry group owns Californian EV start-up SF Motors and plans now also to enter the market for batteries and other EV components. Part of the roadmap is also the installation of a 5.2 GWh battery plant.

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Dec 11, 2017 - 02:45 pm

Thyssenkrupp is expanding into eMobility markets

The german industry giant Thyssenkrupp has begun expanding into electric vehicle and mobility markets. In recently revealed plant construction plans, it has become clear that Thyssenkrupp is planning on taking advantage of the increasing demands for electric vehicles.

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Dec 11, 2017 - 02:20 pm

Worldwide Battery Shortage due to Tesla?

Battery production has been slow in the Gigafactory, which forced Teslas’ Partner Panasonic to make do with substitute battery cells from Japan, according to South Korean Newspaper “ETNews”.

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Dec 7, 2017 - 01:39 pm

Kick-off: Ballard’s FC systems get assembled in China

After Canadian Ballard Power Systems closed a deal with Chinese company Broad-Ocean Motor to produce and sell 30 and 85kW fuel cell systems in three strategic regions in China in February, the first assembly plant has now been put into operation in Shanghai.

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Dec 6, 2017 - 07:22 pm

Lithium plating insights to enable faster charging

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich for the first time found a method to investigate the so-called lithium plating process. Thus, new quick-charging strategies are around the corner.

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Dec 4, 2017 - 10:41 am

Fiat Chrysler attracted by Hyundai’s H2 tech

Fiat Chrysler considers a technical partnership with its South Korean rival Hyundai, according to a statement of CEO Serio Marchionne. The company shall be particularly interested in Hyundai’s H2 respective fuel cell systems.

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Nov 28, 2017 - 03:47 pm

VW got no deal for Cobalt

Volkswagen’s meeting with mayor players from the cobalt industry to supply the carmaker with the material crucial for EV batteries ended with no deal again. The request for a fixed price prove a deal breaker once more.

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Nov 27, 2017 - 06:39 pm

BMW races to secure cobalt supply

BMW is looking for cobalt suppliers as well, just after VW rendered its tender. The Bavarians are talking to various players concerned with materials required to build electric car batteries.

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Nov 27, 2017 - 06:23 pm

Sino-German battery joint venture

German supplier ElringKlinger agreed with Chengfei Integration Technology (CITC), a cell maker from China, to set up a joint venture. Together they are to develop, produce and sell battery modules globally.

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Nov 27, 2017 - 01:07 pm

VW reinforces its search for cobalt supplier

After Volkswagen’s initial tender calling for cobalt at a fixed price failed to attract any bidders, the company has changed strategy and invited producers and dealers to come to its Wolfsburg HQ to talk, reports Bloomberg.

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Nov 27, 2017 - 01:04 pm

BMW builds new Battery Cell Competence Centre

The Bavarian carmakers wants to centralise its battery cell competence in a new centre in Munich and has just broken ground. Officially called BMW Group Battery Cell Competence Centre, it is to drive battery cell innovation starting in 2019 and to introduce hi-tech production processes.

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Nov 23, 2017 - 10:57 am

Vanderbilt University team to revive ageing batteries

Electric cars with old batteries may soon be rejuvenated and regain up to 50 percent of their range with a new solution from Vanderbilt University. The team has come up with a battery management that addresses each cell via single controllers.

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Nov 21, 2017 - 03:17 pm

BYD plans battery production for third parties

Chinese manufacturer BYD has to face its revenues going down as the country’s government reduces EV subsidies and more and more players are entering the EV market. That’s why the carmaker intends to focus more on its battery business, Reuters has learnt.

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Nov 21, 2017 - 10:54 am

China keen on South Korean battery specialists

Chinese manufacturer such as BYD and Great Wall are starting to headhunt battery specialists from South Korean companies like Samsung SDI, LG Chem and SK Innovation on a large scale, The Korea Herald has learnt.

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Nov 17, 2017 - 04:18 pm

Akasol to produce batteries for electric utility vehicles

German manufacturer Akasol has opened a battery plant with a potential production output of 600 MWh annually in Langen, close to its headquarters in Darmstadt. The company says it will be capable of manufacturing storage systems for up to 3,000 electric buses per year. All in all, Akasol invested 10m euros into the implementation of its semi-automatic production line.
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Nov 9, 2017 - 11:15 pm

Eurabus to bet on BMZ batteries

The BMZ Group (Germany) and Eurabus have signed a long-term master agreement with a volume of 150m euros. The contract includes the supply of more than 1,000 battery systems for electric buses within the next two to three years.

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