Tag: Batteries

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Sep 26, 2022 - 01:14 pm

Ford & SK launch construction of BlueOval City

In the US state of Tennessee, construction work has begun on the first joint battery and electric car factory of Ford and SK On. A new all-electric pickup truck and batteries for electric vehicles from Ford and Lincoln are to be produced there from the planned opening in 2025.

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Sep 26, 2022 - 12:15 pm

VW subsidiary PowerCo & Umicore launch battery joint venture

The Volkswagen Group’s new battery subsidiary PowerCo and the Belgian materials technology group Umicore have established a joint venture for cathode and prematerial production in Europe. From 2025, the joint venture is to supply PowerCo’s European battery cell factories with key materials.

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Sep 23, 2022 - 03:17 pm

LGES orders lithium and cobalt from Canada

Battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution has signed cooperation agreements with three major suppliers in Canada for the supply of lithium and cobalt. The supply contract for cobalt sulphate is already binding, while the two lithium agreements still have to be finally negotiated.

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Sep 23, 2022 - 02:55 pm

Kreisel Electric expands battery production for John Deere

Following John Deere’s acquisition of a majority stake in Austrian eMobility specialist Kreisel Electric, the US agricultural machinery manufacturer is investing in two additional sites with immediate effect to expand the production capacities of Kreisel batteries for electric and hybrid drive systems by more than 2 GWh.

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Sep 22, 2022 - 01:01 pm

Sunwoda to build another 50 GWh battary factory in China

Chinese battery manufacturer Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery is pushing hard to build new production facilities. According to a stock exchange release, Sunwoda will build a new factory with an annual capacity of 50 GWh in the city of Yiwu in the Chinese province of Zhejiang.

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Sep 21, 2022 - 05:16 pm

Microvast presents new utility vehicle battery packs

At the IAA Transportation, the US battery manufacturer Microvast presented new battery packs for its 48 Ah and 53.5 Ah cells for use in electric commercial vehicles. There is also initial information on the next generation of the battery management system.

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Sep 21, 2022 - 02:50 pm

Umicore opens cathode material plant in Poland

The materials technology and recycling group Umicore has opened its first European plant for the production of cathode materials for electric car batteries in Nysa, Poland. In the following years, the plant is to be expanded to up to 200 GWh.

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Sep 20, 2022 - 02:36 pm

Cummins shows range of electrified solutions at IAA

US American drive builder Cummins completed the acquisition of Meritor in August and is already debuting Meritor motor systems combined with their LFP batteries at the IAA in Hanover. Another new battery system and hydrogen engines are also on display.

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Sep 20, 2022 - 01:16 pm

BYD presents Blade battery adapted for electric buses

BYD presented its Blade battery platform for use in electric buses at the IAA Transportation. The space-saving design of the blade battery with CTP (Cell to Pack) technology is intended to enable a higher battery capacity while at the same time reducing the chassis weight.

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Sep 19, 2022 - 02:04 pm

Nio produces first battery swapping station in Hungary

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has opened its production facility in Hungary, where battery swapping stations for Europe are manufactured. Nio announced that the first station produced there was just delivered to Germany in the last few days.

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Sep 17, 2022 - 05:59 pm

Evonik makes headway in battery recycling processes

The specialty chemicals group Evonik wants to make the recycling of lithium from drive batteries of electric vehicles easier, more economical and more environmentally friendly. The ceramic membrane process developed for this purpose should be ready for the market in three to five years.

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Sep 16, 2022 - 12:29 pm

Tesla battery production in Texas before Grünheide

In Germany, Tesla continues to focus on battery production but wants to prioritise the USA first because of the prospect of extensive US government subsidies. Battery production in Texas is to be ramped up sooner than planned, but in at Giga Berlin in Grünheide later than planned.

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Sep 15, 2022 - 12:56 pm

Tesla rumoured to postpone battery production in Germany

Tesla is rumoured to have postponed its plans for battery production in Grünheide. Instead, corresponding projects in the USA are to be pushed ahead for the time being. According to media reports, the US government’s tax plans are behind the new battery strategy.

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Sep 14, 2022 - 12:45 pm

Our Next Energy presents 240-Ah cell with high energy density

The US battery start-up Our Next Energy (ONE), which is supported by BMW, has presented a large-format prismatic “anode-free” 240 Ah cell with an energy density of 1,007 Wh/l. This cell can also be manufactured much more cheaply. In addition, this cell is said to be significantly cheaper to manufacture.

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Sep 13, 2022 - 01:40 pm

Gigagreen consortium designs future battery cell factories

The recently launched EU project Gigagreen aims to develop sustainable processes for the production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles. 16 partners from eight European countries are working on creating the “gigafactory of the future” as part of the project.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 02:31 pm

Tesla is planning to refine lithium in the US

Tesla is considering building a lithium refinery in Texas as it continues trying to localise and secure the supply of critical components and materials. If the application just filed is successful, construction could begin this year. Yet, that depends.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 12:07 pm

Tesla presents plans to further expand Giga Berlin

Tesla has announced new plans to expand the plant in Grünheide, Germany, by 100 hectares at an event at the weekend. A train station as well as logistics and storage areas are to be built there in order to keep significantly more parts in stock on site than before.

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Sep 9, 2022 - 03:42 pm

Tozero raises €3.5 million in funding

Munich-based startup Tozero, which specializes in recycling lithium-ion batteries, has raised €3.5 million in a pre-seed round. According to the company, it developed a novel process to recover critical materials from batteries. The funds will be used to build a prototype plant.

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Sep 9, 2022 - 01:25 pm

BMW confirms use of round-battery cells for New Class

BMW officially confirms using new round-format battery cells in its ‘New Class’ electric models from 2025. Partners will produce the cells in six factories with annual capacities of 20 GWh each. BMW has confirmed CATL & Eve Energy as suppliers.

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Sep 8, 2022 - 04:12 pm

Williams presents electric hypercar platform

Williams Advanced Engineering has unveiled a new electric vehicle platform specifically for hypercars called EVR. It is designed for a peak power of 1,650 kW and enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.0 seconds.

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Sep 8, 2022 - 02:27 pm

Nio Q2 results remain low due to expensive build-up

Nio has presented its business figures for the second quarter of 2022. The Chinese manufacturer delivered 25,059 electric cars from April to June. While this is an increase of 14.4 per cent compared to last year, the financial figures must bear the weight of the investment-intensive build-up of the business.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/09/27/microvast-successfully-completes-xfc-project/
27.09.2022 16:10