Tag: Batteries

May 18, 2022 - 02:40 pm

BMW i Ventures invests in Mangrove Lithium

BMW has joined Mangrove Lithium as the lead investor through its venture capital arm BMW i Ventures. The Canadian company has developed a process to transform virgin and recycled raw lithium into battery-grade material.

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May 18, 2022 - 01:10 pm

Mercedes electric G-Class to use Sila batteries

Mercedes-Benz is adding another cell chemistry to its battery portfolio. This is made possible by a cooperation with Sila Nanotechnologies. The silicon anode chemistry of the Californian company is to be available for the first time as an option for the future electric G-Class.

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May 17, 2022 - 03:01 pm

Volvo Trucks opens battery factory in Belgium

Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks has opened its first battery assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium. There, cells and modules from Samsung SDI are assembled into customised battery packs for the FH, FM and FMX heavy-duty electric truck series.

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May 15, 2022 - 04:00 pm

Gogoro to expand to Israel

The Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro will soon bring its battery exchange network to Israel. For this purpose, Gogoro is cooperating with the two-wheeler dealer Metro Motor and the energy company Paz Group.

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May 15, 2022 - 03:53 pm

Posco invests in ProLogium’s solid-state batteries

The South Korean steel group Posco has entered into a cooperation with the Taiwanese solid-state battery cell manufacturer ProLogium. In addition to an undisclosed investment in ProLogium, the agreement provides for the joint development of components for ProLogium’s solid-state batteries.

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May 12, 2022 - 02:08 pm

BMW rumoured to use round cells for the New Class

Shortly after BMW boss Oliver Zipse confirmed that the new New Class platform planned for 2025 will first be used in the 3 Series segment and probably exclusively in purely electric mode, the next strategic shift is now on the horizon: According to a report, BMW could switch to round cells for the battery.

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May 11, 2022 - 03:01 pm

Farasis presents ‘Ultra High Power’ battery cells

Farasis Energy is expanding its fourth generation of battery cells for electric vehicles with a variant called Ultra High Power, which, according to the manufacturer, achieves a fast charging time of less than 15 minutes – while maintaining a high energy density of 300 Wh/kg.

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May 10, 2022 - 01:57 pm

Green Lithium to refine lithium in the UK

The lithium processing company Green Lithium has published plans to build the UK’s first lithium refinery in the north of England. For the project, the company is cooperating with the raw materials trader Trafigura.

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May 9, 2022 - 03:15 pm

Tesla finds new nickel supply with Vale

Tesla lists all its direct suppliers of battery materials for the first time in its current sustainability report. In addition to already known contracts for supplies of nickel, lithium and cobalt, it is now officially confirmed for the first time that Tesla has concluded a long-term supply contract for nickel with the mining company Vale.

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May 9, 2022 - 03:04 pm

BMW expands drive production in Dingolfing

The BMW Group says it has reached significant milestones in the ramp-up of e-mobility at its largest European production site in Dingolfing. A second production line for electric motors is up and running, and the production of a new generation of PHEV batteries has also started.

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May 6, 2022 - 11:28 am

VW raises investment sum in Spain

The Volkswagen Group and Seat are increasing their investment in e-mobility in Spain from the initially planned seven billion to ten billion euros. VW wants to invest the money not only in its own plants, but also in building up a supply chain.

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May 4, 2022 - 04:09 pm

Bitterfeld-Wolfen is cancelling contract with Farasis

The planned battery cell factory of Daimler partner Farasis Energy in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Saxony-Anhalt) is probably not going to happen. According to a media report, Bitterfeld-Wolfen has terminated the urban development contract with Farasis Energy Europe. The company has confirmed the move – but the connection has not been completely cut.

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May 3, 2022 - 12:36 pm

Stellantis to invest billions in Canadian factories

Stellantis has announced a $3.6 billion Canadian investment to convert its Windsor and Brampton assembly plants in the Canadian province of Ontario to manufacture electric vehicles and to expand its Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) in Windsor.

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May 2, 2022 - 02:59 pm

QuantumScape tests making 16-layer solid-state cells

Solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape announced progress in a letter to shareholders. For example, QuantumScape has produced a 16-layer solid-state cell capable of 500 charge cycles and increased separator film production. Recently, QuantumScape also signed a deal with a third major automaker.

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Apr 29, 2022 - 01:57 pm

VW and BP put first joint charging station into operation

With the inauguration of the first charging station in Düsseldorf, Volkswagen and BP have now officially launched their strategic partnership announced last year. In the first step of this cooperation, up to 4,000 additional fast charging points will be set up at petrol stations over the next 24 months.

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Apr 29, 2022 - 01:33 pm

Mahle and Volytica to develop battery diagnostics via charging plug

Mahle Aftermarket wants to use the charging plug in addition to the existing OBD port for battery diagnostics of electric vehicles in the future. For this purpose, the service and spare parts division of the automotive supplier is working together with Volytica Diagnostics, a software developer from Dresden.

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Apr 28, 2022 - 04:36 pm

Eve Energy to build 50 GWh battery plant in Chengdu

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer Eve Energy, whose customers include BMW, is planning a new production facility with a capacity of 50 GWh per year in Chengdu. The new factory, which will also include a research institute, will be built in two phases with 20 GWh and 30 GWh respectively.

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Apr 28, 2022 - 04:29 pm

FreeWire gets $125Mn in latest funding round

FreeWire Technologies has raised $125 million in new capital. The company says it will use the new money to accelerate commercial deployments of its battery-boosted EV charging technology and increase manufacturing capacity as well as R&D.

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Apr 27, 2022 - 01:52 pm

Farasis announces new direct Li-Ion recycling process

The Chinese battery manufacturer and Daimler partner Farasis Energy says it has developed and validated a sustainable direct recycling process for lithium-ion batteries. The crystalline structure of the cathode material is to be preserved, which enables a cost- and energy-saving reuse of the material.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/18/bmw-i-ventures-invests-in-mangrove-lithium/
18.05.2022 14:31