Tag: Batteries

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 start-ups 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 stage is set for completion by 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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Jun 5, 2020 - 01:19 pm

GM planning electric delivery van

General Motors is reportedly working on a purely electric delivery van to go into production at the end of 2021. Also, the US carmaker is said to have imminent cooperation plans with CATL in China.

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Jun 4, 2020 - 06:01 pm

Battery swapping for Dutch container ships

With their newly founded joint venture Zero Emission Services (ZES), a Dutch consortium has taken up the cause of zero-emission inland container shipping. The initiators want to put the first electric ship into operation this year.

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Jun 4, 2020 - 02:12 pm

Germany doubles EV subsidies, no more diesel support

In an economic stimulus package following the Corona crisis, the German government has included several measures to promote electric mobility. The most powerful one is that the state is doubling its share of the environmental bonus in the form of a new “innovation premium”.

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Jun 3, 2020 - 05:43 pm

Samsung SDI & EcoPro BM form JV

The battery cell manufacturer Samsung SDI and their supplier of battery materials EcoPro BM are jointly investing the equivalent of around 97 million US dollars in a joint venture that the two South Korean companies have called EcoPro EM.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 07:15 pm

Leclanché goes for joint ventures and restructuring

The Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché is entering into a partnership with the Eneris Group operating from Poland, as well as strategically repositioning itself. Several joint ventures in Europe are to be established for this purpose.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 06:55 pm

Norway will become home to 32 GWh battery cell plant

The newly founded Norwegian company Morrow Batteries plans to build a battery cell factory for electric cars. In the final stage of expansion, the factory will have a capacity of 32 GWh. The first of the four planned expansion stages, each with 8 GWh, should be completed in 2024.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 06:13 pm

Northvolt and Norsk Hydro to recycle batteries

The Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt and the Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro announce the formation of a joint venture to enable the recycling of battery materials and aluminium from electric vehicles in the Norwegian market.

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May 28, 2020 - 06:04 pm

ASTRABAT EU project to further solid-state batteries

A new EU project called ASTRABAT has been created to push forward with the development of solid-state battery cells. The aim of the project is to create such cells for electric vehicles and other applications in Europe. The project consortium comprises 14 partners from eight European countries.

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May 19, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Tesla & Panasonic battery cell factory profitable

Tesla and Panasonic’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada was profitable in Q1/2020, the CFO of Panasonic stated in the announcement of the current business figures. The plant, which the partners had begun building in 2014, was in the black for the second consecutive quarter.

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May 19, 2020 - 12:38 pm

Dyson unveils prototype details

In October 2019 Dyson ended their electric car project for financial reasons. If you are still curious how the vacuum cleaner manufacturer wanted to tackle the electric car market, James Dyson now showed a prototype of the electric car and gives some more details.

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May 18, 2020 - 01:48 pm

Mercedes-Benz Bank offering electric car insurance

Together with partner HDI, Mercedes-Benz Bank now offers “comprehensive” insurance cover for hybrid and electric vehicles. The new electric protection module is automatically added to insurance policies for EVs and thus does not incur any additional costs.

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May 14, 2020 - 04:09 pm

China announces new EV safety standards

The Chinese government has issued three national standards on safety requirements for electric vehicles and their batteries, which will come into force on 1 January 2021. One of the standards relates to electric vehicles in general, another specifically to electric buses and the third to traction batteries.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/06/24/uk-government-boosts-electric-automotive-sector/
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