Tag: Batteries

Feb 7, 2023 - 12:09 pm

Tata starts looking for European battery site

Tata Motors is apparently searching for a location for its European battery cell factory in Spain or Great Britain. In Spain, the Indian manufacturer is considering an industrial site in Zuera near the city of Zaragoza.

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Feb 7, 2023 - 10:35 am

Australia’s Recharge gets ready to buy Britishvolt

Recharge Industries is close to acquiring the assets of the insolvent battery start-up Britishvolt. The auditing firm EY, which is in charge of the insolvency administration, expects to complete the deal is expected to be completed within the next seven days.

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Feb 6, 2023 - 04:17 pm

Ford to return to the Formula 1 in 2026

Ford will return to Formula 1 from 2026 after more than two decades – as Red Bull’s technical partner. Red Bull Powertrains and Ford will collaborate on the development of the next-generation hybrid powertrain for the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams.

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Feb 6, 2023 - 08:57 am

BMW to start building EVs in Mexico

Starting in 2027, BMW is looking to build electric models of the ‘Neue Klasse’ (New Class) at its Plant in San Luis Potosí, as well as set up a local high-voltage battery assembly there. The carmaker announced that it will invest 800 million euros in the production site and create some 1,000 new jobs there.

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Feb 2, 2023 - 04:25 pm

Umicore to source nickel from Terrafame

In Europe, the materials technology and recycling group Umicore and the Finnish state mining company Terrafame have signed a long-term supply agreement for nickel sulphate. According to both companies, deliveries have already started and are to be increased further in the course of this year.

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Feb 2, 2023 - 01:46 pm

Freudenberg signs battery module supply deal with LG ES

Freudenberg e-Power Systems (FEPS) and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have signed a multi-year contract to supply lithium-ion battery modules. This is Freudenberg’s response to increasing demand from its truck and bus customers in North America and Europe.

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Feb 1, 2023 - 04:26 pm

Forsee Power signs supply deal with CALB

French battery manufacturer Forsee Power has signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese cell producer CALB. Under the agreement, Forsee Power will integrate CALB’s NMC cells with “very high energy density” into its battery systems for electric commercial vehicles.

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Feb 1, 2023 - 04:11 pm

General Motors invests in Lithium Americas

General Motors is investing in the lithium producer Lithium Americas, thus securing access to the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, the largest known source of lithium in the USA and the third largest in the world. In addition, GM has secured its supply for another component for its electric cars with a German company.

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Jan 31, 2023 - 12:44 pm

RecyLIB to enable direct reuse of battery elements

In Germany, a project coordinated by Fraunhofer ISC called RecyLIB aims to develop a battery manufacturing process designed to allow the use of recycled material. This allows the active functional material to be recovered after the battery’s end-of-life for direct reuse in the remanufacturing of electrodes.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 05:22 pm

BMW announces model upgrades for 2023

BMW has announced a series of vehicle model upgrades for spring 2023, including the carmaker’s electric models. Starting in March 2023 all model variants of the BMW iX will be equipped with an improved version of the predictive heat management system for the high-voltage battery.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 04:43 pm

BAK Battery announces plans for a new cell factory in China

The Chinese battery manufacturer BAK Battery is planning to build a factory for cylindrical cells with an annual capacity of 30 gigawatt-hours. According to the announcement, 13 billion yuan (about 1.8 billion euros) will be invested in the production facility and a research and development centre.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 03:03 pm

Toyota to manufacture hybrids and batteries in Turkey

Toyota will produce hybrid cars and batteries for them in Turkey in the future. The second-generation Toyota C-HR, which will be available as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid, will be manufactured in Sakarya. It will also be Toyota’s first European plant to be equipped with a battery production line.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 12:25 pm

GM to switch from pouch to round battery cells

General Motors reportedly wants to switch from pouch to round cells in future electric models. According to a media report, the change in cell format is also the reason why GM and LG Energy Solution apparently do not pursue their plan for a fourth joint US battery cell plant.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 05:11 pm

Elinor Batteries to make LFP batteries in Norway

The Norwegian investment company Valinor founded Elinor Batteries with plans to build a gigawatt-scale factory for LFP batteries in central Norway. The cells are to be purposed for stationary storage for EV charging and marine applications, among other things.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 04:31 pm

EV Metals to build processing complex in Saudi Arabia

The Australian battery materials company EV Metals Group has secured 127 hectares of land in Saudi Arabia to build a battery chemicals processing complex. Production of lithium hydroxide at the plant located in Yanbu Industrial City is scheduled to start in 2026.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 12:16 pm

Tesla to build 4680 assembly & truck plant in Nevada

Tesla has announced a massive expansion of its site in the US state of Nevada with two new production facilities: one for 4680-format battery cells with a capacity of 100 gigawatt-hours per year and another for the series production of the Tesla ‘Semi’ electric truck.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 03:28 pm

Sakuu hires Porsche to design battery gigafactories

Sakuu, a Californian developer of 3D-printed solid-state batteries, has commissioned Porsche’s consulting subsidiary Porsche Consulting to plan its targeted gigafactories worldwide. Sakuu currently operates two facilities in Silicon Valley.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 02:35 pm

Nanotech to set up battery production the UK

The US battery manufacturer Nanotech Energy has announced its intention to build a gigafactory in the UK that could be worth up to one billion pounds. According to the company, seven sites are currently being examined for this purpose.

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https://www.electrive.com/2023/02/07/inobat-gotion-sign-mou-for-joint-battery-factory/
07.02.2023 15:23