Tag: Batteries

May 7, 2021 - 11:47 am

Battery testing on the ISS

Israel’s battery developer StoreDot wants to improve its fast-charging batteries in space. To do so, the company struck an agreement with NASA, StoreDot and the Israeli Electric Company for the first space-based battery research initiative.

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May 6, 2021 - 04:15 pm

Workhorse to use CATL batteries for electric transporters

The US manufacturer Workhorse will use CATL batteries for its electric delivery vehicles in future. Workhorse now signed an agreement to this effect with Coulomb Solutions, the North American distributor of commercial vehicle battery systems from the Chinese manufacturer.

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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.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:01 pm

Fraunhofer SiCeffizient project to boost EV ranges

Together with Porsche and Bosch, a Fraunhofer team is developing new inverters for electric cars that will convert energy between the battery and motor more efficiently than before. The ‘SiCeffizent’ project’s focus is on cooling silicon carbide semiconductors.

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May 4, 2021 - 11:55 am

BMW & Ford invest in solid-state battery specialist Solid Power

BMW and Ford continue to invest in solid-state batteries. Together with Volta Energy Technologies, both carmakers have participated in a $130Mn investment round of the US solid-state battery specialist Solid Power. The two carmakers are to receive 100 Ah cells for validation tests in 2022.

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May 3, 2021 - 04:03 pm

TU Graz SafeBattery project details battery ageing

Researchers at TU Graz, together with industry partners Audi, Daimler, and AVL, have looked into the entire battery lifecycle to detail ageing processes. The SafeBattery project ultimately aims to define parameters for the re-use of discarded EV batteries.

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May 3, 2021 - 02:42 pm

Gojek wants to make ride-hailing all-electric in Indonesia

Indonesian ride-hailing startup Gojek plans to make every car and motorcycle on its platform an electric vehicle by 2030, co-Chief Executive Kevin Aluwi told Reuters. Analysts suggest the move comes in preparation for a public listing but point out difficulties.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 11:58 am

GM invests one billion to expand Mexican plant

General Motors has announced that it will invest one billion US dollars in the expansion of its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Initially, battery packs and electric motors will be assembled there, followed by electric cars starting in 2023.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 11:30 am

BMW to launch battery production in Leipzig

The BMW Group is starting production of battery components at its Leipzig and Regensburg plants. On 3 May 2021, the series production of battery modules will start in Leipzig. The Regensburg plant already began painting battery cells for high-voltage batteries in April.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:37 pm

Kia & SK Innovation plan circular EV battery economy

In South Korea, Kia Motors and SK Innovation have joined forces to build a circular economy for electric vehicle batteries. This involves the follow-up use of end-of-life electric car batteries as stationary energy storage units as well as the recycling of materials such as lithium, nickel and cobalt.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 02:29 pm

P3 Charging Index places Mercedes in first place

After the first edition in 2019, the eMobility consultancy P3 Automotive has published a new edition of the P3 Charging Index. We are publishing it today exclusively in advance. There is a change at the top placing, but the most long-distance-suitable electric car still comes from Stuttgart.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 02:10 pm

ÜSTRA factory recycles old eCitaro batteries

The partners of the GUW+ model project are dedicated to the re-use of batteries from electric city buses and will now realise a stationary energy storage system in a rectifier substation of the ÜSTRA based on batteries that were previously used in eCitaro city buses.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 12:43 pm

Ford wants a battery plant in Michigan

Ford is taking its first steps towards producing its own battery cells. The US carmaker has now announced that it will build a global battery centre of excellence called Ford Ion Park in southeast Michigan. Lithium-ion and solid-state batteries are to be developed and manufactured in small series there.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 11:09 am

Tesla wants to amend Giga Berlin approval permits

Tesla has informed the approval authority that the permit application for the plant in Grünheide is to be amended to include battery cell production. This is likely to delay the start of vehicle production at the Gigafactory by months.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Tesla considers recycling facility in Shanghai

Tesla is planning to expand its Gigafactory Shanghai with recycling facilities for electric car components, according to a media report. This will involve not only batteries, but also electric motors and other important components.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:40 pm

Akasol receives follow-up contract for bus batteries

The battery system manufacturer Akasol has received another follow-up order from an unnamed “major European bus manufacturer”. The extension is initially until 2024, but with an option the deal could be extended for three more years.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:34 pm

Daimler Trucks founds new technology division

In preparation for the split-up of Daimler AG, the truck division has announced a new organisational structure. Effective 1 July, all major technology and powertrain activities will be bundled into a new business unit, the Truck Technology Group (TT).

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Apr 26, 2021 - 01:01 pm

Evlomo plans battery plant in Thailand

The Florida-based eMobility company Evlomo has announced the construction of a battery factory in Thailand – together with the local company Rojana Industrial Park Public. Evlomo had only recently announced its intention to build a DC charging network in Thailand.

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Apr 25, 2021 - 10:32 am

Porsche considers battery plant in Germany

Porsche wants to build its own battery cell factory for the production of “high-performance batteries” in Tübingen, Germany. Although the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer plans to purchase batteries for its electric cars from parent company Volkswagen in the future, high-performance cells – that is “a Porsche domain”.

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Apr 25, 2021 - 10:22 am

SVOLT sources cell technology from Soteria

SVOLT, the battery cell manufacturer that emerged from the Chinese carmaker Great Wall, has announced new lithium-ion cells that will use safety technology from Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) for the first time. The market launch of these cells is planned for the third quarter of 2021.

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Apr 22, 2021 - 02:42 pm

XALT to deliver batteries for New Zealand’s first electric ferry

XALT Energy is contributing the batteries for New Zealand’s first all-electric ferry. The 19-metre vessel with a capacity of 135 passengers will be part of the fleet of ferry operator East by West Wellington Harbour Ferry Service and will cover daily water routes in the bay off Wellington.

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Apr 22, 2021 - 01:45 pm

Factorial announces 40 Ah solid-state cells

The American company Factorial Energy has announced a 40 Ah cell with solid electrolyte that is supposed to help electric cars increase their range by 20 to 50 per cent. The management team and investors of the as yet unknown company include some well-known names in the industry.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/07/battery-testing-on-the-iss/
07.05.2021 11:46