Tag: Batteries

Dec 14, 2019 - 05:13 pm

Charging park GOFAST fights fake news

Gotthard FASTcharge (GOFAST) recently opened one of Switzerland’s largest fast-charging parks at a service station, using eight Nissan Leaf batteries as a buffer. “Fake news” of a diesel generator being used circulated so stubbornly on social media, however, that GOFAST now took counteraction.

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Dec 13, 2019 - 03:26 pm

Revolt: Northvolt enters battery recycling

The Swedish company Northvolt, managed by former Tesla manager Peter Carlsson, will dedicate itself not only to the planned mass production of battery cells but also to recycling them with the Revolt programme now presented.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Volvo Buses launches another 2nd life programme

Volvo Buses aims to give its e-bus batteries a second life. In cooperation with Stena Property and Stena Recycling, the company will use its electric bus batteries as stationary energy storage in the Fyrklövern complex in Gothenburg.

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Dec 11, 2019 - 06:57 pm

BMW buys 540 million euros worth of lithium in Australia

The BMW Group has just concluded a supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi, China, with a forecast volume of €540M for the supply of lithium hydroxide for battery cells. The lithium will be extracted in Australia with deliveries to start next year.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 02:24 pm

SK Innovation opens battery factory in China

SK Innovation has opened its battery cell factory in China, the construction of which the South Korean manufacturer started in August 2018. In addition to the China Model 3 with LG Chem cells, a car with cells from SK Innovation has now also landed on the Chinese government’s coveted subsidy list.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 12:42 pm

European batteries: Opel, PSA & Saft build for 64 GWh

This week, the EU Commission gave the go-ahead for what is being called “the battery alliance” in seven European countries. Subsidies were approved for 32 GWh battery cell production with PSA and Saft at the Opel factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany and an identical plant in France, making a total production capacity of 64 GWh. At […]

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Dec 9, 2019 - 04:38 pm

Amsterdam stadium integrates bi-directional charging

As of today, visitors to the Johan Cruijff Arena (JCA) in Amsterdam can actively contribute to the power supply of the arena with their electric cars by integrating them into the stadium’s power grid. The first of 15 bidirectional charging stations in the JCA is now officially in operation.

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Dec 9, 2019 - 03:14 pm

LG benefits from China’s Model 3 policy

The inclusion of Tesla Model 3 produced in China in the government’s funding list has had a positive cascade effect for LG Chem. Tesla is apparently relying on LG Chem for batteries, and this will be the first electric car with batteries from a Korean manufacturer to be included in the coveted Chinese subsidy list […]

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Dec 9, 2019 - 02:21 pm

MG Motor working hard on electrification in India

MG Motors announced plans to develop an improved battery for their upcoming electric SUV ZS EV in India, which will feature a 73 kWh capacity and theoretical range of 500 km. The manufacturer added that it will weigh the same as the current 44.6 kWh version.

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Dec 5, 2019 - 04:27 pm

USA: GM launches battery cell JV with LG Chem

General Motors has published plans for the serial production of battery cells for future battery electric vehicles, confirming earlier rumours. GM together with LG Chem will manufacture the cells in considerable numbers in Ohio.

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Dec 5, 2019 - 04:06 pm

Mercedes launches Thai battery assembly

The Mercedes plant in Bangkok has started local production of batteries for Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrids. The new battery factory building announced last year sits on a 50,000 square meter site.

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Dec 3, 2019 - 07:48 pm

Battery prices fell 87% in 2019 from 2010 levels

According to a recent analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, average prices for battery packs fell by 87 per cent to 156 dollars per kilowatt-hour in 2019 compared to the 2010 level. According to BNEF, the 100 US dollar/kWh mark could be broken by 2024.

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Dec 3, 2019 - 01:13 pm

United we stand, divided we fall

South Korean battery giants LG Chem and SK Innovation are each trying to sue each other in bitter court disputes in both the USA and South Korea about alleged patent infringements. Now their spat is threatening to disrupt the launches of electric vehicles in the US by some of the world’s largest carmakers. Even the […]

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Dec 1, 2019 - 03:40 pm

EU Commission considering second battery consortium

According to German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier, the second European battery cell consortium has now been “put on track” by sending the information to the European Commission. However, his ministry still does not mention the names of those involved.

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Dec 1, 2019 - 03:19 pm

SVOLT lining up battery production in Changzhou

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT Energy Technology, which emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, has started production in its first plant. Two further construction phases are planned to increase capacity significantly.

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Nov 29, 2019 - 08:59 pm

PSA: Saragossa plant to include battery pack assembly

From 2020 onwards, PSA will include the production of battery packs for electric and hybrid cars at its Figueruelas plant near Saragossa. The French automakers will also start producing purely electric cars in 2020 in all its Spanish plants Figueruelas, Vigo and Madrid.

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Nov 27, 2019 - 12:45 pm

Horiba FuelCon expands German factory

About one year after the takeover by the Japanese Horiba Group, the battery and fuel cell specialist Horiba FuelCon is expanding its production site in Barleben, Germany. 250 new jobs are to be created.

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Nov 26, 2019 - 01:41 pm

Northvolt to ramp up production capacities

Northvolt’s plans to build capacity for the production of battery cells in Europe appear to be more extensive than previously stated. The planned production capacity is to increase significantly – also with new partners.

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Nov 25, 2019 - 01:13 pm

Akasol remains in the red

The German battery system supplier Akasol was able to significantly increase its sales in the first nine months of the current year. The bottom line, however, is still a loss of millions.

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Nov 22, 2019 - 11:19 am

Webasto reveals battery solutions for North America

In the Ford booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas just passed, Webasto exhibited the Mustang Lithium a battery-electric prototype showcasing the 800-volt battery from their new modular battery system. The German company has also released new thermal management and charging solutions.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 02:23 pm

Battery manufacturer Microvast follows Tesla to Brandenburg

Following Tesla’s announced plans for a production plant in Germany, the US battery system manufacturer Microvast will also be settling just outside of Berlin. Microvast is moving their European headquarters from Frankfurt am Main to the town of Ludwigsfelde, where they will manufacture battery systems for vans, trucks, sports cars and off-road vehicles from the […]

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Nov 14, 2019 - 03:33 pm

BMW opens Battery Competence Centre in Munich

BMW has opened its new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich-Milbertshofen. The centre will develop new battery cells, manufacture them on a prototype scale and test them. The Munich-based company is still not planning for in-house series production.

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Nov 13, 2019 - 02:36 pm

Voltabox suffers losses despite increased sales

German battery systems manufacturer Voltabox recorded a loss in Q3 – despite increasing sales. Nevertheless, Voltabox board member Jürgen Pampel sees the company as being on the right track and expects a profit again for 2020.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 09:36 pm

Tesla to build European Gigafactory 4 near Berlin

Tesla will build its European Gigafactory in the Berlin area. The electric car company’s boss Elon Musk just announced at the award ceremony of the ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ in Berlin. The search for factory employees is on now.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/12/14/gofast-fights-fake-news/
14.12.2019 17:19