May 4, 2023 - 01:38 pm
Wolfspeed & ZF to build development centre near Nuremberg
Wolfspeed and ZF are planning a joint research and development centre for silicon carbide power electronics in the Nuremberg metropolitan region. The development site is to complement the planned silicon carbide chip factory in Saarland – but like the factory, it is still subject to an important proviso.
Feb 1, 2023 - 05:00 pm
Wolfspeed & ZF move ahead with European SiC factory
The US semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed has confirmed previously leaked plans to build a plant for SiC semiconductors in Saarland with local supplier ZF. The highly automated 200 mm wafer plant will be the company’s first “fab facility” in Europe and is expected to be the most modern of its kind.
Jul 18, 2022 - 11:56 am
IPCEI Hy2Tech: EU approves first hydrogen projects
The EU Commission has approved the first 41 Important Projects of Common European Interest within the IPCEI Hydrogen this week. Officially called IPCEI Hy2Tech, first-wave participants are working on hydrogen generation and logistics focusing on uses in electric transport.
May 12, 2022 - 02:37 pm
Northvolt granted funding for German plant
Northvolt is to recieve European funding for its battery factory in Germany. In Berlin, the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck officially handed over notification of IPCEI funding (Important Projects of Common European Interest) to Northvolt.
Nov 26, 2021 - 01:56 pm
Tesla declines German grant for battery plant
Tesla is foregoing a possible government subsidy of billions of euros for the planned battery cell production in Grünheide. In September, it was still said that the Californian company could expect a subsidy of 1.135 billion euros.
Nov 4, 2021 - 03:45 pm
Manz to set up battery production lines for BMW
The engineering company Manz has been awarded the contract to set up a battery production line at BMW’s Parsdorf site near Munich. The Bavarian carmaker is known to want to set up a pilot battery cell production line on-site.
Sep 24, 2021 - 12:51 pm
AVL List opens new battery research centre in Graz
AVL List has put its new Battery Innovation Center (BIC) into operation in Graz. In addition to the functional development of new high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles, the focus is on establishing, implementing and validating new efficient production processes.
Sep 2, 2021 - 02:03 pm
ACC granted funding to make batteries in Germany
ACC, the Franco-German initiative comprising PSA, Opel and Saft, has received funding notifications from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMVi) and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate to start constructing a battery cell factory in Germany as part of the EU’s Battery IPCEI.
Jul 5, 2021 - 05:20 pm
Hytrucks to deploy 1000 H2 trucks by 2025
A consortium called HyTrucks has been formed by Hyzon Motors, Air Liquide and DATS 24 along with the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Duisburg. Hytrucks has pledged to deploy 1,000 H2 trucks and 25 H2 refuelling stations by 2025.
Jun 3, 2021 - 11:30 am
IPCEI to fund 12 European hydrogen mobility projects
The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology (BMWI) and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BMVI) have selected 62 major projects to receive government funding as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Hydrogen IPCEI). The BMVI is funding twelve projects in the mobility sector.
Apr 19, 2021 - 03:29 pm
BMW aims for solid-state battery by 2030
BMW has announced its intention to realise a solid-state battery suitable for automotive use in series production by the end of this decade. A first demonstrator vehicle with this technology is to be shown “well before 2025”. Funding is available from German federal and state governments.
Mar 19, 2021 - 02:20 pm
Varta aims to charge the 21700 battery in six minutes
Varta CEO Herbert Schein has now confirmed the rumour that the company also wants to produce battery cells for electric cars in the future and revealed more details about the initiative. Production is scheduled to start in 2024 at the latest. Varta presented impressive performance data for the cells themselves and special applications.
Mar 8, 2021 - 01:28 pm
Sweden: Emobility testbed SEEL to become even bigger
The ‘Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory’ or SEEL for short, designed to make the country a hotbed for e-mobility, will grow larger than planned. The partners, which include Volvo and Scania as well as Chalmers University of Technology and RISE, now designated three sites.
Dec 18, 2020 - 01:05 pm
23 European nations launch IPCEI Hydrogen
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has just announced the launch of the IPCEI Hydrogen. This is a joint European project (Important Projects of Common European Interest, or IPCEI) analogous to the two initiatives already launched in the field of battery cell manufacturing.
Jul 30, 2020 - 06:35 pm
BMW is awarded millions in battery research funding
BMW has received a grant of 60 million euros from the German federal government and the state of Bavaria for battery research. BMW apparently plans to use the money to establish its own pilot battery cell production in Parsdorf near Munich.
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.
Jun 2, 2020 - 07:15 pm
Leclanché goes for joint ventures and restructuring
The Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché is entering into a partnership with the Eneris Group operating from Poland, as well as strategically repositioning itself. Several joint ventures in Europe are to be established for this purpose.
Feb 23, 2019 - 12:36 pm
Germany calls for partners for battery cell production
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) have just published details of their subsidy programme for battery cell production. Companies and consortia are now called upon to submit project ideas by 15 March for the establishment of competitive and sustainable battery cell production.