Mar 2, 2023 - 02:05 pm
Tevva cooperates with battery recycler Ecobat
British electric truck manufacturer Tevva has entered into a strategic partnership with battery recycler Ecobat. As part of the partnership, the companies started a twelve-month pilot project for the handling and repair of batteries used by Tevva.
Feb 20, 2023 - 09:51 am
Ola Electric builds EV and battery plant in India
Ola Electric is investing 920 million dollars in producing electric vehicles and batteries in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. According to an agreement with the state government, the money will come from the company’s subsidiaries Ola Electric Technologies and Ola Cell Technologies.
Oct 25, 2021 - 02:57 pm
BP & Piaggio announce EV bike & trike cooperation
BP and the Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote electric mobility on two and three wheels in Asia and Europe. The plan is to develop charging stations and replaceable batteries, as well as various services related to batteries and vehicles.
May 4, 2021 - 01:25 pm
BASF and Umicore sign patent agreement
BASF and Umicore have entered into a non-exclusive patent agreement covering a broad range of cathode materials and their precursors. The cross-licensing deal covers more than 100 patent families filed in Europe, the USA, China, Korea and Japan.
Mar 23, 2021 - 12:32 pm
Daimler launches EQS battery production
Shortly before the world premiere on 15 April 2021, Daimler has started battery production for its EV flagship Mercedes EQS. As part of the Untertürkheim site, the Hedelfingen plant section is responsible for battery system production for the EQS, followed by systems for the upcoming EQE model.
Nov 17, 2020 - 02:28 pm
Scania to build their very own battery plant
Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle brand Scania has announced that it will invest over one billion Swedish kroner (around 100 million euros) in the construction of a battery assembly plant next to its chassis assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden.
Nov 10, 2020 - 05:14 pm
German-Dutch research for 1,000-km battery
A new type of battery technology called ‘Spatial Atom Layer Deposition’ (SALD) is to enable higher capacities and charging performance for electric cars for “well over 1,000 kilometres range.” A company has now been founded for the series production of such cells.
Oct 21, 2020 - 06:03 pm
Renault presents two second-life battery projects
Renault is putting two new projects for the second-life use of batteries from electric vehicles in the spotlight. Both ‘Advanced Battery Storage’ in France and ‘SmartHubs’ in the UK are aimed at helping to balance power grids as the share of renewable energy increases.
Oct 20, 2020 - 03:41 pm
NXP battery management system for the MEB platform
The Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP has announced a major order from Volkswagen. As the Dutch company has now announced, it is the sole supplier of the battery management systems for Volkswagen’s MEB platform – for millions of vehicles.
Oct 5, 2020 - 09:58 pm
Porsche reveals predictive thermal management system
Porsche has revealed more details on its predictive thermal management system developed by Porsche Engineering last year as a study. The system is designed to ensure that electric car batteries are at the optimum temperature for charging at maximum power upon arrival at the charging station.
Oct 1, 2020 - 02:33 pm
InoBat orders battery production equipment to Slovakia
German machine manufacturer Manz has received an order from the Slovakian company InoBat Auto to supply production equipment for setting up a pilot line for stacked lithium-ion pouch cells. A follow-up contract with automotive supplier TE Connectivity is also on the horizon.
Aug 13, 2020 - 11:05 am
VW is building a high voltage lab in Chattanooga
Volkswagen has begun to expand its Chattanooga plant in the USA in preparation for the production of the VW ID.4 before series production begins in 2022. The expansion not only applies not only to the assembly of electric cars but also to the development of new electric models.
Jun 5, 2020 - 01:19 pm
GM planning electric delivery van
General Motors is reportedly working on a purely electric delivery van to go into production at the end of 2021. Also, the US carmaker is said to have imminent cooperation plans with CATL in China.
Dec 22, 2019 - 12:11 pm
MAN installs stationary battery in Hamburg
At the depot of the Hamburg-Holstein transport authority (VHH) in Hamburg Bergedorf, a stationary 500 kWh storage facility – fitted with discarded batteries – has been connected to the depot’s charging network. The aim is to optimise the power supply at the depot.
Nov 27, 2019 - 12:45 pm
Horiba FuelCon expands German factory
About one year after the takeover by the Japanese Horiba Group, the battery and fuel cell specialist Horiba FuelCon is expanding its production site in Barleben, Germany. 250 new jobs are to be created.
Sep 24, 2019 - 02:36 pm
Akasol agrees with Samsung SDI on supply till 2027
German battery system manufacturer Akasol has significantly expanded its cooperation with Samsung SDI. Akasol has nominated the Korean company as a supplier for lithium-ion battery cells and modules for two large series orders with commercial vehicle manufacturers.
Feb 1, 2018 - 04:32 pm
Sion Power plans production of li-metal batteries
U.S. Sion Power has announced its plans to begin production of lithium-metal batteries by the end of the year. In cooperation with BASF it seeks to further develop so-called Licerion batteries, which use lithium-metal anodes.