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18.03.2019 - 16:46

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.

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14.03.2019 - 15:47

Six Consortia want to build battery cells in Germany

Six consortia have so far submitted applications for funding to set up battery cell production in Germany. These include prominent names such as BASF, VW, PSA, BMW and Northvolt. Meanwhile e.Go-Mobile CEO Günther Schuh is leaving the consortium that wants to bring a cell factory to Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region.

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06.03.2019 - 20:48

Battery cell production in Europe: a view from France

We reported on the Franco-German initiative to establish Europe’s very own battery cell production extensively. But who are the key players and their arguments in France specifically and most importantly, where could a facility best be built? An overview by our Paris correspondent Cora Werwitzke.

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04.03.2019 - 13:04

Piëch Automotive using new cell type for Mark Zero

Piëch Automotive named some new details on the Mark Zero electric sports car, which will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show and will be followed by a number of other vehicles. Particularly interesting is the announced new cell type, which should hardly warm up during charging and discharging.

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27.02.2019 - 14:29

Hungary: SK Innovation to build second battery factory

The South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation announces the construction of another factory for battery cells in Hungary. The ground-breaking ceremony will take place in March this year in Komárom, where SK Innovation started building its first Hungarian battery factory a year ago.

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23.02.2019 - 12:08

Germany calls for partners for battery cell production

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) have just published details of their subsidy programme for battery cell production. Companies and consortia are now called upon to submit project ideas by 15 March for the establishment of competitive and sustainable battery cell production.

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14.02.2019 - 12:26

France to invest €700M in battery cell production

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that his government will invest 700 million euros in the production of battery cells for electric cars over the next five years. The plan is part of a Franco-German project to establish cell production in Europe. 

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10.02.2019 - 15:46

Germany: battery cell manufacturing incoming

A decision on the establishment of industrial battery cell production in Germany will be made this year, according to the German Federal Ministry of Economics. Talks between the federal government and companies are already underway.

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05.02.2019 - 13:53

Honda decides on CATL battery cells

With Honda, another car manufacturer opts for battery cells from Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). An agreement has now been signed for CATL to supply battery cells with a total capacity of around 56 GWh to Honda by 2027.

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05.02.2019 - 12:21

Tesla saves Panasonic business margins

Panasonic has lowered its forecast for the 2018/19 fiscal year, which ends in March, following a decline in profits over the winter. However, the Energy division, which also includes the battery business with Tesla, recorded its first operating profit in three quarters at 131 million euros.

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04.02.2019 - 18:16

CATL boosts battery cell factory in Germany to 100GWh

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL has updated the plans for its German battery factory in Erfurt, giving it a boost. The reason for this is the coming of stricter CO2 requirements in Europe. CATL considers a capacity of up to 100 GWh in Thuringia to be realistic. Our colleagues from electrive.net talked to Matthias […]

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04.02.2019 - 13:36

Freudenberg buys majority of XALT Energy

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has increased its stake in the US battery specialist XALT Energy from 31.8% to 50.1% and is now the majority shareholder of the Michigan-based company, which develops and produces lithium-ion technologies for the commercial vehicle industry.

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04.02.2019 - 11:27

First German battery cell factory taking shape

The plans for the first German battery cell factory are taking more definitive shape. Driven by Professor Günther Schuh from Aachen, who is behind e.Go Mobile, several companies have joined the cause, including StreetScooter and the BMZ Group, which had taken over the battery cell consortium TerraE, as reported.

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29.01.2019 - 17:50

Poland: LG Chem factory plans take shape

The European Commission has authorised Polish investment aid of €36 million for a new LG Chem plant in the south-western region of Poland, Dolnośląskie (Lower Silesia). This corresponds with recent rumours about a project by the Korean company.

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16.01.2019 - 14:07

Blackstone invest €200M in European cell production

The Swiss raw materials company Blackstone Resources intends to invest 200 million euros in the production of battery cells for electric cars, most likely in Germany. They hope the move will garner subsidies both from the Germans as well as the EU.

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14.01.2019 - 16:53

Cell production for Tesla Model 3 hits 11 GWh

UBS analysts have recently come to the conclusion that Tesla Model 3 cells are by far the most cost-effective. Now latest estimates conclude that over 600 million cells of this type have been produced in Gigafactory 1, thus adding up to a total capacity of just under 11 GWh.

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02.01.2019 - 18:29

SK Innovation plans massive increase in battery cell production

The battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation plan to increase their global battery cell manufacturing capacity more than ten-fold over the next four years. The news broke only days after SK-customer Daimler announced that they plan to procure battery cells in a volume worth 20 billion euros by 2030.

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20.12.2018 - 18:43

Panasonic to raise battery cell production in China by 80%

Panasonic aims to boost its lithium-ion battery cell production in China by up to 80% as Beijing’s loosening restrictions prompt foreign players to ride the wave of new-energy vehicles. Earlier this year we reported that Korea’s LG Chem was doing the same with their battery cell production in China.

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11.12.2018 - 15:36

Daimler orders €20BN worth of batteries

Daimler will buy battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros to ramp up for its electric strategy until 2030. Although the company has made the announcement, it has unfortunately not specified with which companies they have placed their orders. 

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06.12.2018 - 14:09

BYD considers European/US battery cell factory

BYD is toying with the idea of constructing battery factories in Europe and the USA. In Europe, the company is examining possible locations in Great Britain and Germany. Furthermore, the Chinese electric car manufacturer is considering a separate listing of its battery business on the stock exchange.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/20/sk-innovation-launches-construction-for-first-cell-factory-in-us/
20.03.2019 17:24