Jun 7, 2023 - 03:11 pm
AVL presents new battery cell test system ‘TS ACORA’
AVL presents the new AVL Battery Cell TS ACORA system. This is intended to examine the behaviour of battery cells under different climatic conditions and operating states. The system is suitable for both prismatic and pouch cells.
Jun 5, 2023 - 12:02 pm
Gotion considers building battery factory in Morocco
Chinese battery cell manufacturer and Volkswagen partner Gotion High-Tech is looking into building a large battery cell factory in Morocco. It is still unclear what the timetable will look like for the construction or production launch.
Jun 5, 2023 - 11:33 am
Tata Group to build battery factory in Gujarat
The Tata Group wants to invest 130 billion rupees (just under €1.5 billion euros) in the construction of a new battery cell factory in the Indian state of Gujarat. Construction of the factory is to begin there in three years at the latest.
May 30, 2023 - 10:07 am
Volkswagen may build its next battery factory in Indonesia
The Volkswagen Group is allegedly planning a battery factory for electric cars in Indonesia. Citing Ikmal Lukma, Secretary of the Indonesian Ministry of Investment, local media report that Volkswagen intends to invest around €4.7 billion in the factory.
May 26, 2023 - 04:01 pm
Hyundai and LGES to build battery factory in Georgia
Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have announced a joint venture to produce battery cells for electric cars in the USA. The Korean companies will invest over $4.3 bn and hold the JV equally. The selected site is the state of Georgia which is no stranger to Hyundai.
May 26, 2023 - 12:42 pm
Stellantis buys into Li-S battery developer Lyten
Stellantis invests in lithium-sulphur battery developer Lyten, working on a novel three-dimensional graphene material platform. Stellantis wants to get in on what could be a breakthrough in the Li-S sector.
May 25, 2023 - 02:40 pm
Sakuu unveils 3D printed batteries for licensing
Sakuu, a Californian developer of 3D-printed solid-state batteries, has unveiled a market-ready lithium metal cell chemistry that battery manufacturers can now license. Sample 5 Ah pouch cells are available at Sakuu’s battery pilot plant in Silicon Valley.
May 25, 2023 - 11:44 am
SK On gathers another 880 million euros
SK On, the battery division of the South Korean company SK Innovation, has secured further capital for its global expansion. SK On has now managed to well exceed its targeted investment amount of 4 trillion won with the addition of this latest financing round.
May 25, 2023 - 11:35 am
Tata to pick the UK over Spain for new battery plant
Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors appears to have opted for the UK to construct its planned battery cell factory. Previous plans for Europe saw Tata also eyeing Spain, yet the latest BBC reports consider talks in Britain well advanced, including a location.
May 24, 2023 - 01:11 pm
ExxonMobil goes for lithium mining
The US mineral oil company ExxonMobil is apparently getting involved in lithium mining. According to information from US media outlets, the oil giant has acquired drilling rights for an area in the US state of Arkansas where large lithium deposits are suspected.
May 23, 2023 - 03:19 pm
Volkswagen scraps plans for a second battery factory in Lower Saxony
According to a media report, Volkswagen currently sees no chance of realising a second battery cell factory in Lower Saxony, Germany. Lower Saxony’s Minister President Stephan Weil spoke out in favour of a second cell factory in Emden – but was outvoted in the supervisory board because of the costs involved.
May 23, 2023 - 02:09 pm
Ford secures lithium for future electric cars
Ford is procuring lithium on a large scale for the batteries for its electric cars. The carmaker now signed agreements with five companies. Depending on the supplier, the first battery-grade materials will be delivered to the carmaker between 2025 and 2026.
May 22, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Gotion High-Tech prepares LMFP cell production
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech has presented a battery cell based on lithium manganese iron phosphate (LMFP), intended to help electric cars achieve ranges of 1,000 kilometres according to Chinese standards.
May 22, 2023 - 02:55 pm
LGES to buy lithium from GT1 in Canada
South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LGES) is investing in Australian-based lithium miner Green Technology Metals (GT1) and has signed a preliminary supply agreement with GT1 for North America.
May 22, 2023 - 02:35 pm
Panasonic to quadruple its battery production
Panasonic wants to increase its annual production capacity for EV battery cells to 200 GWh by March 2031. That would be around four times what it currently produces. To do so, Panasonic is focusing more on production in North America.
May 17, 2023 - 12:56 pm
Coulomb to build US battery assembly facility
North American distributor of commercial vehicle batteries for CATL, Coulomb Solutions, has announced plans to set up a US manufacturing facility to assemble commercial vehicle battery packs with CATL’s LFP cells.
May 15, 2023 - 01:38 pm
Cellforce uses Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio
The Cellforce Group, the battery cell joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, announced a strategic partnership with Siemens. The two companies will join forces along the entire battery development and manufacturing chain.
May 12, 2023 - 02:27 pm
Germany: Northvolt makes progress on cell plant in Heide
Swedish battery cell manufacturer Northvolt is making progress in setting up a factory in Germany. The communities of Lohe-Rickelshof and Norderwöhrden have agreed to enter the next phase of the approval process. In addition, Northvolt is seeking what is known as TCTF funding.
May 12, 2023 - 10:47 am
France to push European-made EVs with new subsidy requirements
France will be the first country to implement new prerequisites for EV subsidies, similar to the US Inflation Reduction Act. The government will thus specifically reward buyers of European-made electric cars. And Paris is calling on other European countries to follow its lead.
May 11, 2023 - 02:40 pm
Gotion to supply VW with batteries outside of China
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech will in future also supply Volkswagen with LFP cells outside China. The order, the size of which is not yet known, includes unit cells with LFP chemistry and the same specifications as in China. One possible model could be the ID.2.
May 10, 2023 - 02:20 pm
ProLogium looks to France for next battery factory
Taiwanese solid-state battery cell manufacturer ProLogium is apparently favouring Europe over the US for its planned first overseas factory. According to insiders, the factory will be built in the northern French port city of Dunkerque.
May 10, 2023 - 02:07 pm
Eve Energy to build battery factory in Hungary
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer Eve Energy will build its first European factory in Debrecen, Hungary, to supply BMW with large round cells for new-class electric cars. This had been hinted at before – and is now officially confirmed.