Tag: battery cells

Feb 26, 2021 - 12:26 pm

Model 3 production continues after brief chip shortage

Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for a fortnight due to an industry-wide chip shortage. But the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there is also new information about the Model Y from Grünheide.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:48 pm

Blackstone announces LFP production ready by summer

Blackstone Technology, the German subsidiary of Swiss-based Blackstone Resources, has unveiled a new lithium-ion battery cell based on LFP technology, manufactured using an in-house patented 3D printing technology, which is expected to enter volume production this summer.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:33 pm

Problems mounting for Daimler battery supplier Farasis

Daimler’s partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy is in danger of collapsing, according to a media report. Since Farasis was firmly planned as a supplier in the manufacturer’s electrification offensive, this could have a sensitive impact on the Stuttgart-based company’s plans.

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Feb 19, 2021 - 12:03 pm

QuantumScape sets up pilot plant for solid-state batteries

The solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape has announced in the context of the announcement of its business figures that it will build a pilot plant in San José, California. Called QS-0, the plant is expected to be capable of producing over 100,000 units of solid-state cells per year.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 01:05 pm

Renault considers using LFP batteries for the Renault 5

In order to be able to sell the production version of the all-electric Renault 5 Prototype, planned for 2023, at a profit, Renault is considering the use of LFP batteries. The price range of the Renault 5 is said to be between 20,000 and 30,000 euros.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 02:43 pm

Nissan may convert factory in Barcelona to battery production

Nissan’s car plant in Barcelona that the carmaker announced last year would close, could be transformed into a battery production plant for electric cars to save thousands of jobs, according to a media report. There are said to be prominent interested parties already.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 02:25 pm

Coventry wants to create battery production hub

In addition to the cell factory planned by Britishvolt, another battery ‘gigafactory’ could be built in England at the airport of the industrial city of Coventry. The Coventry city council announced intentions to develop corresponding plans together with Coventry Airport.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 02:01 pm

Italvolt to set up 45 GWh cell production in Italy

The newly founded company Italvolt wants to build the first ‘gigafactory’ for electric car battery cells in Italy. An initial capacity of 45 GWh is announced, which could later be expanded to 70 GWh. However, the planned start of production, among other points were not announced.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:45 pm

Researchers find lithium distributes unevenly in batteries

A German-American research team has studied the electrochemical processes in lithium-ion batteries in more detail. They discovered that the lithium is not evenly distributed in the battery cells – a discovery that should improve the modelling of battery cells.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:22 pm

Hyliion reveals battery module with better cooling

US-based Hyliion specialises in electrified powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles and has unveiled a new in-house developed battery module. It integrates Toshiba lithium titanate cells to deliver, among other things, longer battery life, higher charge rates and improved safety.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:11 pm

Enevate raises fresh capital for silicon cells

California’s battery startup Enevate, backed by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, has raised a further 81 million US dollars in a new round of financing. The company is focusing on lithium-ion cells with silicon-dominated anode technology.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Microvast to build plant and work with Oshkosh

Battery manufacturer Microvast has taken over an existing plant from Akebono and Bosch in Clarksville in the US state of Tennessee and is converting it to produce battery cells, modules and packs for EVs. Microvast has also announced a collaboration with Oshkosh Corporation.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 10:43 am

LG Chem wins legal battle with SK in the USA

The legal dispute between the two South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation in the USA has been decided – in favour of LG Chem or LG Energy Solution. The ruling also has consequences for Ford and Volkswagen.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 03:43 pm

AMTE Power looks for AIM listing and battery production

AMTE Power announces its listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange and expects trading to begin in March. AMTE Power is a UK developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery cells for speciality markets and among those looking to build capacity in Britain.

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Feb 3, 2021 - 05:24 pm

SK Innovation notes record sales growth over 2020

SK Innovation turned over 1.61 trillion won, the equivalent of around 1.2 billion euros, with its battery business in 2020. Compared to 2019, sales more than doubled, but the battery business still left a bottom-line loss of 426.5 billion won (318 million euros) in 2020 – due to investments.

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Feb 1, 2021 - 01:30 pm

Norway’s Freyr merges to list on NYSE

Norway’s battery cell start-up Freyr is about to go public on the US stock exchange, again through merging with an already listed investment firm, Alussa Energy Acquisition Corporation (think SPAC).

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Jan 29, 2021 - 04:19 pm

VWGC commissions battery recycling pilot plant

VW’s Group Components division has commissioned a pilot plant for recycling batteries in Salzgitter. With the plant, which is to be scalable to higher capacities, Volkswagen wants to recover valuable raw materials and use them in new batteries.

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Jan 29, 2021 - 03:59 pm

SK Innovation plans 3rd European battery cell factory

SK Innovation has decided to build a third battery cell factory in Europe. Like the first two European production facilities for battery cells, the Korean company will set up shop in Hungary, specifically in Iváncsa, 50 kilometres southwest of Budapest.

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Jan 29, 2021 - 02:04 pm

Tesla Semi & Cybertruck dependent on 4680 cells

Elon Musk has concretised the timetables for the future models in the wake of the latest earnings call. Tesla could launch the Semi electric truck and Cybertruck pickup as early as now, but a bottleneck has grown around the battery cells.

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Jan 25, 2021 - 05:04 pm

Gotion High-Tech presents LFP new battery cell

Volkswagen’s battery partner in China, Guoxuan High-Tech, has presented a new battery cell with LFP chemistry with an energy density of 210 Wh/kg. As early as next year, the company, usually known as Gotion High-Tech, wants to achieve 260 Wh/kg.

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Jan 25, 2021 - 03:45 pm

CALB sets its sights on European production

With CALB, short for China Aviation Lithium Battery Technology, another battery manufacturer from China aims for Europe. The state-owned company claims to produce lithium-ion batteries with NCM as well as LFP chemistry – in the order of 100 GWh per year.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:08 pm

JAC Motors & CBAK to develop battery cells

In China, state-owned automaker JAC Motors and battery manufacturer CBAK Energy Technology join forces to develop battery cells for EVs. This also involves cylindrical lithium-ion cells, including the new 4680 format.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 03:21 pm

SVOLT cobalt-free batteries up for order

The first cobalt-free battery cells announced by SVOLT are now available for order worldwide. The NMX cells will initially be offered in two sizes: a 115 Ah version with 245 Wh/kg and a 226 Ah cell variant with 240 Wh/kg.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/26/model-3-production-continues-after-brief-chip-shortage/
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