The Norwegian battery company Freyr has concluded a licence and service agreement with Aleees, a Taiwanese manufacturer of LFP cathode materials. A previously planned joint venture now seems to be off the table.
The Norwegian battery company Freyr and Aleees, a Taiwanese manufacturer of LFP cathode materials, have agreed to establish a joint venture. The planned joint venture is to build an LFP cathode factory in the Nordic region.
Is BYD getting competition? On top of wanting to build electric buses with Siemens, Taiwanese company Aleees is cooperating with Sony in building lithium-ion batteries. Aleees wants to first introduce its electric buses in China, but aims to enter markets across the world in the long-run. businesswirechina.com, electriccarsreport.com
Eaton looks elsewhere: The U.S. drivetrain specialist says that it will no longer offer its diesel-electric hybrid in the States, due to low demand. Instead, Eaton plans to concentrate on the Chinese and the European markets and is looking into hybridizing city buses. truckinginfo.com
e-NV200 Evalia crashes poorly: The passenger-carrying variant of Nissan’s all-electric van got a mere three out of five stars in EuroNCAP crash testing, just like the non-electric version did before. The main shortcoming is the lack of safety assist technologies, such as lane departure warning, city assist and electronic speed limiter. transportevolved.com, fleetnews.co.uk
Lay back and peddle: London designer John Zoccano has started a crowdfunding campaign for his Arctrike – a trike with an electric drivetrain, which you can ride lying down. It has a top speed of 75 kph, while a more jovial version is capped at 32 kph. lfpress.com, kickstarter.com
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Most clicked link on Thursday was the achievement of the scientist at the Technische Universität München (TUM) to observe the plating process in lithium-ion cells without having to destroy them. nanowerk.com