May 26, 2023 - 04:01 pm
Hyundai and LGES to build battery factory in Georgia
Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have announced a joint venture to produce battery cells for electric cars in the USA. The Korean companies will invest over $4.3 bn and hold the JV equally. The selected site is the state of Georgia which is no stranger to Hyundai.
May 26, 2023 - 12:42 pm
Stellantis buys into Li-S battery developer Lyten
Stellantis invests in lithium-sulphur battery developer Lyten, working on a novel three-dimensional graphene material platform. Stellantis wants to get in on what could be a breakthrough in the Li-S sector.
May 25, 2023 - 02:40 pm
Sakuu unveils 3D printed batteries for licensing
Sakuu, a Californian developer of 3D-printed solid-state batteries, has unveiled a market-ready lithium metal cell chemistry that battery manufacturers can now license. Sample 5 Ah pouch cells are available at Sakuu’s battery pilot plant in Silicon Valley.
May 25, 2023 - 11:44 am
SK On gathers another 880 million euros
SK On, the battery division of the South Korean company SK Innovation, has secured further capital for its global expansion. SK On has now managed to well exceed its targeted investment amount of 4 trillion won with the addition of this latest financing round.
May 25, 2023 - 11:35 am
Tata to pick the UK over Spain for new battery plant
Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors appears to have opted for the UK to construct its planned battery cell factory. Previous plans for Europe saw Tata also eyeing Spain, yet the latest BBC reports consider talks in Britain well advanced, including a location.
May 24, 2023 - 01:26 pm
AMG Lithium to use Fortum recycled lithium
Fortum Battery Recycling and AMG Lithium have signed a preliminary contract and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the recycling of lithium salts. The common goal is to process lithium salts in Germany into battery-grade lithium hydroxide.
May 24, 2023 - 01:11 pm
ExxonMobil goes for lithium mining
The US mineral oil company ExxonMobil is apparently getting involved in lithium mining. According to information from US media outlets, the oil giant has acquired drilling rights for an area in the US state of Arkansas where large lithium deposits are suspected.
May 24, 2023 - 11:58 am
Eight EU countries unite against Euro-7 emission standard
A coordinated resistance has emerged from eight countries against the proposed Euro-7 emission standards by the European Union. Led by the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia have signed a document that labels the suggested emission limits as unrealistic.
May 23, 2023 - 03:19 pm
Volkswagen scraps plans for a second battery factory in Lower Saxony
According to a media report, Volkswagen currently sees no chance of realising a second battery cell factory in Lower Saxony, Germany. Lower Saxony’s Minister President Stephan Weil spoke out in favour of a second cell factory in Emden – but was outvoted in the supervisory board because of the costs involved.
May 23, 2023 - 02:55 pm
Ample unveils next-gen battery swap stations
US-based battery swap startup Ample has revealed its latest station design, marking the second generation of its technology. The new design enables Ample to halve the times it takes to swap a battery, and the company says, the new stations boast faster deployment times.
May 23, 2023 - 02:09 pm
Ford secures lithium for future electric cars
Ford is procuring lithium on a large scale for the batteries for its electric cars. The carmaker now signed agreements with five companies. Depending on the supplier, the first battery-grade materials will be delivered to the carmaker between 2025 and 2026.
May 22, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Gotion High-Tech prepares LMFP cell production
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech has presented a battery cell based on lithium manganese iron phosphate (LMFP), intended to help electric cars achieve ranges of 1,000 kilometres according to Chinese standards.
May 22, 2023 - 02:55 pm
LGES to buy lithium from GT1 in Canada
South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LGES) is investing in Australian-based lithium miner Green Technology Metals (GT1) and has signed a preliminary supply agreement with GT1 for North America.
May 22, 2023 - 02:35 pm
Panasonic to quadruple its battery production
Panasonic wants to increase its annual production capacity for EV battery cells to 200 GWh by March 2031. That would be around four times what it currently produces. To do so, Panasonic is focusing more on production in North America.
May 22, 2023 - 11:20 am
BMW to build ‘New Class’ electric car in China as well
BMW will also manufacture its “Neue Klasse” or New Class electric cars in China. Following the market launch in 2025, the next-gen EV models will also be produced by the China joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) in Shenyang from 2026, as will the batteries required for them.
May 17, 2023 - 12:56 pm
Coulomb to build US battery assembly facility
North American distributor of commercial vehicle batteries for CATL, Coulomb Solutions, has announced plans to set up a US manufacturing facility to assemble commercial vehicle battery packs with CATL’s LFP cells.
May 16, 2023 - 10:45 am
Anovion to build battery material plant in Georgia
The US battery materials company Anovion Technologies is building a production facility for its graphite anode material for use in lithium-ion batteries in Decatur County in southwest Georgia, with an initial investment of $800 million.
May 15, 2023 - 01:38 pm
Cellforce uses Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio
The Cellforce Group, the battery cell joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, announced a strategic partnership with Siemens. The two companies will join forces along the entire battery development and manufacturing chain.
May 15, 2023 - 09:59 am
EU approves Spanish subsidy programme for EV batteries
The EU Commission has approved an €837 million Spanish government programme to support the production of batteries for electric vehicles under EU state aid rules. The programme is open to battery manufacturers and essential components or related raw materials suppliers.
May 12, 2023 - 02:27 pm
Germany: Northvolt makes progress on cell plant in Heide
Swedish battery cell manufacturer Northvolt is making progress in setting up a factory in Germany. The communities of Lohe-Rickelshof and Norderwöhrden have agreed to enter the next phase of the approval process. In addition, Northvolt is seeking what is known as TCTF funding.
May 12, 2023 - 01:32 pm
Honda and GS Yuasa form JV for battery development
Honda and GS Yuasa have agreed to establish a joint venture for battery development. The new company, called Honda GS Yuasa EV Battery R&D, will launch at the end of 2023. Both companies will hold a 50/50 stake in the company and are already planning a battery factory in Japan.
May 12, 2023 - 10:47 am
France to push European-made EVs with new subsidy requirements
France will be the first country to implement new prerequisites for EV subsidies, similar to the US Inflation Reduction Act. The government will thus specifically reward buyers of European-made electric cars. And Paris is calling on other European countries to follow its lead.
May 11, 2023 - 02:40 pm
Gotion to supply VW with batteries outside of China
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech will in future also supply Volkswagen with LFP cells outside China. The order, the size of which is not yet known, includes unit cells with LFP chemistry and the same specifications as in China. One possible model could be the ID.2.
May 11, 2023 - 02:04 pm
University of Michigan to open EV research centre
The University and state of Michigan have finalized a contract for a $130 million Electric Vehicle Center. The centre is designated to be focused on accelerating collaborative research and development, building a skilled workforce and creating a campus that supports both.