Sep 10, 2022 - 01:04 pm
SVOLT confirms 2nd battery cell plant in Germany
SVOLT has confirmed building another cell factory for the European battery industry in Germany. The new site at Lauchhammer, Brandenburg, is a former wind turbine plant owned by Vestas. The company aims to repurpose it fast, by early 2025.
Jan 8, 2022 - 03:49 pm
CATL delivers first LFP cells to Tesla Giga Shanghai
CATL’s new battery factory near the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai announced in August 2021 is progressing fast. Local media reports CATL has already delivered the first cells to Tesla and that the factory is running at 60 per cent capacity.
Sep 2, 2021 - 02:03 pm
ACC granted funding to make batteries in Germany
ACC, the Franco-German initiative comprising PSA, Opel and Saft, has received funding notifications from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMVi) and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate to start constructing a battery cell factory in Germany as part of the EU’s Battery IPCEI.
Jun 24, 2021 - 12:15 pm
UK: AMTE Power leads gov’ funded EV battery project ULTRA
UK battery cell manufacturer AMTE Power says it has been appointed to lead a new government-funded project preparing two of its battery cells for large scale manufacture and testing with leading automotive manufacturers. Project ULTRA is funded with five million pounds.
May 13, 2019 - 10:11 pm
Volkswagen Board releases €1Bn for battery cell factory
Volkswagen’s supervisory board has announced the automaker’s entry into battery cell production and is ready to invest one billion euros. Depending on the political circumstance, VW wants to set-up production in Germany at its Salzgitter site in Lower Saxony.
Mar 18, 2019 - 04:25 pm
German battery cell manufacturing plans pick up steam
Applications closed last Friday for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology’s call for proposals for the development of battery cell production. The Ministry has now issued its first official statement: More than 30 companies from across the value chain have participated in proposal submissions.