Tag: Batteries

Jul 12, 2020 - 03:43 pm

California funds 2nd-life project for microgrids

The California Energy Commission has granted funding of around 2.6 million euros to CleanSpark and ReJoule. The companies will use the funds to advance their research into the second-life of batteries, the latter delivered by Ford.

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Jul 10, 2020 - 02:29 pm

Honda and CATL forge battery cooperation

Honda has taken a one-percent stake in CATL as the company seeks a stable supply of battery cells and also closer cooperation in the areas of development and research as well as recycling and second-life approaches.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 05:27 pm

EDAG to develop hybrid storage using batteries and H2

The EDAG Group has started a joint research project with Hexagon Purus to develop a hybrid system of hydrogen and battery storage for integration into car floors. The customer should then be able to configure the number of storage units individually.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Formula E powering up for seasons to come

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has set the course for the third Formula E generation. From the 2022/23 season onwards, the cars will be more powerful and recuperate better. FIA has also appointed several suppliers to make standard components for the next-gen racing cars.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 02:10 pm

LG Chem to produce Tesla cells in South Korea

LG Chem wants to convert part of its battery cell production in South Korea for the manufacture of Tesla batteries. According to a media report, the capacity at LG Chem’s plant in Nanjing, China, which has been supplying Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory up to now, is no longer sufficient.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Mercedes invests in battery production with Farasis

Mercedes-Benz has agreed a strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy and is also taking a financial stake in the Ganzhou-based company. Farasis’ already planned plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen will then primarily supply the German Mercedes plants.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 11:14 am

Tesla batteries under evaluation

The US NHTSA has launched a probe over a potential design flaw in older Model S battery packs that could prove dangerous. Reportedly, parts in the cooling mechanism in 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S units could render the battery pack useless or even cause fires.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 07:25 pm

High performance battery developed in Switzerland

Battrion has jointly developed a battery cell prototype with the construction technology group Hilti. The developed battery is expected to offer a significant increase in performance compared to commercially available lithium-ion battery cells.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 02:23 pm

Germany invests in battery research with Varta

Varta has now received funding positive decisions from the Germany federal government and the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg concerning 300 million euros for projects involving battery cells. The subsidy was approved by the EU Commission in December 2019 and the decisions have now been sent to Varta.

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Jun 25, 2020 - 03:20 pm

CATL invests millions in new battery research centre

CATL has begun construction of an innovation laboratory at its headquarters in Ningde in the eastern Chinese province of Fujian. The laboratory, named 21C Lab, will focus on the development of next-generation batteries and new energy conversion systems.

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Jun 25, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Tesla expands production facility for Roadrunner project

More details about Tesla’s largely secret Roadrunner project to produce its battery cells have become apparent through a document now published by the city of Fremont. Tesla has applied for permission to build a second floor in its battery production plant Tera.

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Jun 24, 2020 - 06:38 pm

UK government boosts electric automotive sector

The UK government has awarded £73.5 million in funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre. This includes ten projects in the automotive sector to develop technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. A significant proportion of the money is being spent on furthering electric vehicle production and technology.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Date set for Tesla Battery Day in September

There is now a provisional date for Tesla’s Battery Day when the Californian company will be presenting the details of their cell production and will include the presentation of a “cell production system”.

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Jun 21, 2020 - 06:06 pm

Nissan & Sunwoda exploring next-gen battery development

Nissan has announced a collaboration with Chinese company Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery to develop next-generation batteries for its e-Power vehicles jointly. The negotiations also include a production system to ensure a stable supply capacity for the shared cells.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 06:08 pm

Korean e-mobility alliance launches startup competition

Hyundai, Kia and LG Chem have launched a start-up competition to identify promising newcomers in the field of e-mobility. The ‘EV & Battery Challenge’ calls domestic and foreign start-ups developing technologies and business models for EVs and batteries.

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Jun 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm

ES: Renault Zoe now only available with battery purchase

Renault Spain has changed the pricing model for the Zoe. The small battery-electric car is now only available there with battery purchase, the previous option for battery rental is no longer available. The Spanish are thus following a decision by Renault Great Britain.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 04:34 pm

Glencore to supply Tesla with Cobalt

Glencore is apparently going to supply Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai and the planned plant in Brandenburg with cobalt from the Congo. A recent article in the Financial Times already mentions concrete quantities to be delivered to Tesla.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 03:47 pm

Volkswagen invests $200 million in QuantumScape

Volkswagen has announced an increase in its stake in QuantumScape. The car company is investing up to another 200 million dollars in the US battery specialist. The aim is to advance the joint development of solid state batteries and to prepare for their large-scale production.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 02:36 pm

Mini rumoured to be going cobalt-free

According to a British news site, Mini is planning the first electric model as a five-door SUV as part of the Spotlight Automotive joint venture. There is also speculation about the cell supplier and a larger SUV for the USA.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 01:41 pm

The 100 kWh Model 3: rumours and a denial

Rumour has it that Tesla is planning a 100-kWh version for Model 3, but Elon Musk has denied that Tesla is developing such a Model3. In addition, the range for the Model S with a large battery will indeed increase, but only in North America for the time being.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 04:40 pm

BASF confirms cathode production plans

Despite the ongoing pandemic, BASF has confirmed the timetable for starting up its battery materials plants in Europe in 2022. Both sub-projects in Finland and Germany have recently made significant progress.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 04:13 pm

Britishvolt & AMTE planning UK battery plant

The startups Britishvolt and AMTE Power have provided details of their plans to build a battery cell factory for electric cars with a capacity of 30 to 35 GWh with the support of the British government. The first expansion stage is to be completed in 2023.

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Jun 9, 2020 - 05:50 pm

BYD & JLR consider battery factory in the UK

According to insider information, BYD is considering building a battery cell factory in the UK to supply Jaguar Land Rover. Corresponding talks between BYD and JLR are currently underway. However, the unclear future trade relationship of Great Britain with the EU is delaying BYD’s decision.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/13/fraunhofer-opens-battery-research-branch-close-to-catl/
13.07.2020 22:19