Tag: Batteries

Feb 26, 2021 - 12:26 pm

Model 3 production continues after brief chip shortage

Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for a fortnight due to an industry-wide chip shortage. But the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there is also new information about the Model Y from Grünheide.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 12:58 pm

USA launches battery supply chain investigation

US President Joe Biden has signed an Executive Order to review US supply chains, with a particular focus on key sectors of the US auto industry. The 100-day review will cover semiconductors, rare earth metals and batteries for electric vehicles.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 12:16 pm

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.

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Feb 24, 2021 - 10:46 pm

Tier Mobility develops greener batteries with Northvolt

Micromobility provider Tier and battery manufacturer Northvolt have formed a partnership. The aim is to improve the sustainability of electric scooter batteries and their raw material requirements, as well as improving sustainability by means of battery swapping stations and recycling.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:52 pm

Posco set to expand cathode material production

The Korean company Posco Chemical has announced that it will invest 275.8 billion won (about 204 million euros) to further increase its production capacities for cathode materials for use in electric car batteries. Plants in China and Europe are probably also conceivable in the future.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:48 pm

Blackstone announces LFP production ready by summer

Blackstone Technology, the German subsidiary of Swiss-based Blackstone Resources, has unveiled a new lithium-ion battery cell based on LFP technology, manufactured using an in-house patented 3D printing technology, which is expected to enter volume production this summer.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:33 pm

Problems mounting for Daimler battery supplier Farasis

Daimler’s partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy is in danger of collapsing, according to a media report. Since Farasis was firmly planned as a supplier in the manufacturer’s electrification offensive, this could have a sensitive impact on the Stuttgart-based company’s plans.

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Feb 22, 2021 - 01:23 pm

SVOLT plans two new battery factories in China

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT, which emerged from the Chinese carmaker Great Wall, is expanding its production capacities in China. New factories are planned in Huzhou in China’s Zhejiang province and in Suining in Sichuan province, each with annual capacities of 20 GWh.

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Feb 19, 2021 - 12:03 pm

QuantumScape sets up pilot plant for solid-state batteries

The solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape has announced in the context of the announcement of its business figures that it will build a pilot plant in San José, California. Called QS-0, the plant is expected to be capable of producing over 100,000 units of solid-state cells per year.

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Feb 19, 2021 - 11:45 am

South Korea aims to push EV innovation

The South Korean government, in close cooperation with the industry, has decided to push technological innovations in the field of e-mobility so strongly that the prices for electric cars will drop by the equivalent of at least 7,500 euros by 2025.

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Feb 18, 2021 - 12:15 pm

Proterra to supply batteries for the Volta Zero

Volta Trucks has appointed Proterra as battery supplier for the Volta Zero electric truck. The Proterra batteries will help the all-electric 16-tonne truck, which is designed for inner-city freight transport, to achieve a real-world range of up to 200 kilometres.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 01:05 pm

Renault considers using LFP batteries for the Renault 5

In order to be able to sell the production version of the all-electric Renault 5 Prototype, planned for 2023, at a profit, Renault is considering the use of LFP batteries. The price range of the Renault 5 is said to be between 20,000 and 30,000 euros.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 02:43 pm

Nissan may convert factory in Barcelona to battery production

Nissan’s car plant in Barcelona that the carmaker announced last year would close, could be transformed into a battery production plant for electric cars to save thousands of jobs, according to a media report. There are said to be prominent interested parties already.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 02:25 pm

Coventry wants to create battery production hub

In addition to the cell factory planned by Britishvolt, another battery ‘gigafactory’ could be built in England at the airport of the industrial city of Coventry. The Coventry city council announced intentions to develop corresponding plans together with Coventry Airport.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 02:01 pm

Italvolt to set up 45 GWh cell production in Italy

The newly founded company Italvolt wants to build the first ‘gigafactory’ for electric car battery cells in Italy. An initial capacity of 45 GWh is announced, which could later be expanded to 70 GWh. However, the planned start of production, among other points were not announced.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:45 pm

Researchers find lithium distributes unevenly in batteries

A German-American research team has studied the electrochemical processes in lithium-ion batteries in more detail. They discovered that the lithium is not evenly distributed in the battery cells – a discovery that should improve the modelling of battery cells.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:22 pm

Hyliion reveals battery module with better cooling

US-based Hyliion specialises in electrified powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles and has unveiled a new in-house developed battery module. It integrates Toshiba lithium titanate cells to deliver, among other things, longer battery life, higher charge rates and improved safety.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:11 pm

Enevate raises fresh capital for silicon cells

California’s battery startup Enevate, backed by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, has raised a further 81 million US dollars in a new round of financing. The company is focusing on lithium-ion cells with silicon-dominated anode technology.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 03:54 pm

Forsee Power raises 105 million euros in capital

French battery manufacturer Forsee Power has raised 105 million euros in capital, including a 50-million-euro loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The company will use the money to expand its product range and increase its manufacturing capacity.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 01:56 pm

BorgWarner to take over Akasol

The US automotive supplier BorgWarner wants to take over the German battery systems manufacturer Akasol. The American company’s offer is likely to be successful since BorgWarner has apparently already secured the majority of shares.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 02:15 pm

Hydrovolt constructing battery recycling plant

Hydrovolt has started construction of a battery recycling plant in Fredrikstad, Norway. The newly founded joint venture between the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt and the Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro says the plant will be operational at the end of 2021.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Microvast to build plant and work with Oshkosh

Battery manufacturer Microvast has taken over an existing plant from Akebono and Bosch in Clarksville in the US state of Tennessee and is converting it to produce battery cells, modules and packs for EVs. Microvast has also announced a collaboration with Oshkosh Corporation.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 10:43 am

LG Chem wins legal battle with SK in the USA

The legal dispute between the two South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation in the USA has been decided – in favour of LG Chem or LG Energy Solution. The ruling also has consequences for Ford and Volkswagen.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 11:06 am

Chinese regulators call in Tesla over consumer rights

Chinese government officials have met Tesla representatives over customer complaints about battery fires, unexpected acceleration and failures in OTA software updates. They have urged Tesla to comply with the law and stay consistent while the company promised they would thoroughly look into the issues.

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Feb 3, 2021 - 05:24 pm

SK Innovation notes record sales growth over 2020

SK Innovation turned over 1.61 trillion won, the equivalent of around 1.2 billion euros, with its battery business in 2020. Compared to 2019, sales more than doubled, but the battery business still left a bottom-line loss of 426.5 billion won (318 million euros) in 2020 – due to investments.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/26/model-3-production-continues-after-brief-chip-shortage/
26.02.2021 12:54