Nissan & Envision AESC to build battery plant in Japan
Nissan is announcing plans for a second car battery factory, this time in Japan, and again with partner Envision AESC of China. AESC and Nissan will jointly operate the plant, and news agencies report first details about location and capacity with confirmation expected tomorrow.Weiterlesen
Nissan confirms Sunderland battery plant & new BEV model
Nissan has now officially confirmed that Envision AESC will build a battery factory at its plant in Sunderland, England. A new electric model will also be produced there in the future. Both announcements are part of a £1 billion initiative by Nissan and Envision AESC called EV36Zero.Weiterlesen
Renault confirms battery deals with AESC and Verkor
Renault has now officially confirmed that the Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC will build a battery factory at Renault’s Douai site in northern France. The French carmaker also announced further collaborations, such as with the French start-up Verkor and possibly with ACC.Weiterlesen
Envision AESC to build battery factory in France
Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC is said to be aiming for a battery factory at Renault’s Douai site in northern France that will offer an annual production capacity of 24 GWh by 2027 and 43 GWh by 2030 in several expansion stages.Weiterlesen
UK in talks to build ‘giga-factories’ for EV batteries
The UK government appears in talks with six companies to build gigawatt-scale battery factories for electric cars. The discussions include US carmaker Ford and Korean companies LG and Samsung, according to local media.Weiterlesen
Nissan & Envision AESC to build battery plants in the UK & Japan
Nissan and Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC plan to invest more than 200 billion yen (just under 1.5 billion euros) in battery factories for electric cars in the UK and Japan. The two plants are expected to deliver battery output for 700,000 electric vehicles per year from 2024.Weiterlesen
AESC to build battery plant in Sunderland
According to new media reports, a factory for electric car batteries is to be built at the British Nissan plant in Sunderland, which will be operated by the Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC. Nissan had sold its battery subsidiary AESC to Envision Group in 2018, but still holds a minority stake.Weiterlesen
Redwood launches battery recycling with Envision AESC
Recycling start-up Redwood Materials, founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel, is partnering with Envision AESC, the battery business sold by Nissan to Envision Group. Specifically, Redwood Materials will recycle cells from Envision AESC’s US production facility in Smyrna.Weiterlesen
AESC looks at battery ‘gigafactory’ location in Sunderland
A UK government-sponsored feasibility study is investigating the construction of a new battery ‘gigafactory’ directed by the Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) at its site next to the Nissan plant in Sunderland.Weiterlesen
Good year for South Korean battery production
South Korean electric vehicle battery manufacturers more than doubled their market share between January and July 2020. In general, the market contracted by 16.8 per cent from 64.1 to 53.3 GWh capacity during the first seven months of the year due to corona.Weiterlesen
Nissan’s battery business sold to Envision
Nissan has now completed the announced sale of its battery business to Envision Group, a global digital energy company from China who has now been in charge of the business since 1 April. Nissan wants to concentrate on the development and production of electric vehicles, according to its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan.Weiterlesen
Nissan says new 62-kWh-Leaf battery has AESC cells
The battery cells for the new Nissan Leaf with a larger battery continue to come from AESC. Nissan spokesman Jeff Wandell last night rejected reports that LG Chem cells are used in the 62 kWh battery.Weiterlesen
Nissan scraps one billion dollar battery deal with GSR
No deal, Nissan told GSR Capital of China today after the firm failed to buy off Nissan’s battery business AESC for almost a year. It turned out GSR does not have the required one billion dollars for the acquisition and so Nissan is open to other suitors.Weiterlesen
BMW, Energy Absolute, AESC, Formula E.
BMW’s electric scooter showpiece called Link is at Villa d’Este. The electric drive and flat battery pack free up space for cargo and up to two riders on the expendable seat that is deliberately low. A reverse gear facilitates manoeuvring, while the heads up display projects a future feel.
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Gigafactory to spread to Asia: Thai renewable energy firm Energy Absolute intends to rival Tesla’s battery production and wants to erect a li-ion battery plant from autumn next year with an annual capacity of 50 GWh upon completion by 2020. The project could see an investment of 100bn baht (2.9bn dollars) but the firm has yet to decide on a location. Four Asian countries are in the run up with the initiators favouring to stay local, given Thailand will enact clear policies.
1bn dollar deal for Nissan battery unit? Chinese investor GSR Capital is reaching for Automotive Energy Supply Corp. (AESC), a joint venture of Nissan and NEC that builds the Leaf batteries. While the talks are still confidential, Bloomberg learnt the deal could be worth as much as 1bn dollars and mean the Hubei provincial government who backs GSR could take a stake within the next two weeks.
One race, one charge: The next-gen battery for the Formula E’s fifth season has completed its first race simulation. With a significantly higher power density, McLaren’s new battery pack shall provide 54kWh and thus almost double storage capacity of the equipment currently used. If the engineers succeed, charge stops will become a thing of the past from 2018/19.