Tag: battery cells

Nov 17, 2020 - 03:20 pm

SVOLT to build German battery factory in Saarland

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer SVOLT will build its European battery cell factory in the German state of Saarland. The cell factory itself is to be built in Überherrn, and an assembly of modules and packs in Heusweiler. Cell production is scheduled to start at the end of 2023.

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Nov 14, 2020 - 12:24 pm

BASF breaks ground for cathode plant in Germany

The chemical company BASF has completed the groundbreaking ceremony for the cathode material plant in Schwarzheide, Brandenburg. At the digital event, German Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier described the project as a “big step for Germany and Schwarzheide”.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 04:55 pm

TU Graz and AVL open lab for solid-state batteries

In Austria, the Graz University of Technology has opened a new facility for the development of solid-state batteries with their industrial partner AVL. Called the Christian Doppler Laboratory, the facility deals in depth with the reduction of interfacial resistances within the solid-state battery.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 08:20 pm

Volkswagen begins building battery lab in Chattanooga

Volkswagen of America began construction of its Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center last night. The 22 million dollar facility will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the North American region.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 05:14 pm

German-Dutch research for 1,000-km battery

A new type of battery technology called ‘Spatial Atom Layer Deposition’ (SALD) is to enable higher capacities and charging performance for electric cars for “well over 1,000 kilometres range.” A company has now been founded for the series production of such cells.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Gotion High-Tech to expand battery cell production

Bolstered by the investment from Volkswagen last spring, the Chinese battery manufacturer Gotion High-Tech alias Guoxuan is preparing to expand the production capacity for its cells. The talk is of 28 GWh annual capacity, which the company plans to reach this year.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 01:12 pm

Saueressig said to set up cell production for Tesla

The German company Saueressig Engineering appears involved in setting up machines for Tesla battery cell production in Germany and the USA, a local media report suggest. It would not be the first time that the Californian company relied on engineering know-how from Germany.

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Oct 31, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Panasonic to develop new 4680 battery cell for Tesla

Panasonic is working on the development of a new battery cell for Tesla, based on the new 4680 format presented by Tesla at ‘Battery Day’. The South Korean battery company LG Chem, who similarly supplies Tesla, is also developing a new round cell that is very similar to the key data of the new Tesla […]

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Oct 29, 2020 - 12:06 pm

WM Motor begins recall after vehicle fire

The Chinese startup WM Motor has recalled 1,282 of its EX5 electric cars after four of its vehicles caught fire within one month. This is the latest of a number of large recalls made by carmakers in Asia, Europe and North Americain the last few weeks due to battery problems.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 03:16 pm

Prime Planet to increase cell production efficiency

Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, the battery joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic founded in April 2020, aims to increase the efficiency of its development and production processes tenfold in order to better compete with larger Chinese competitors.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 04:41 pm

SK Innovation’s new quick-charge cells for 2021

SK Innovation has announced new battery cells that will enable electric cars to cover a distance of 500 miles or 800 kilometres with two 10-minute quick charge stops. In addition, a cathode with a higher nickel content is expected to go into series production shortly.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 01:45 pm

BMW ramps up battery capacities in Regensburg

BMW has announced that it will further expand its production capacities for electric drives in Germany. From 2021, battery cells for high-voltage batteries will be coated at the BMW plant in Regensburg, and complete high-voltage batteries will be produced from 2022.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 02:30 pm

Farasis to supply Togg’s batteries

The Chinese battery manufacturer Farasis has received another supply order for its future plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Farasis will supply battery cells for the first Turkish electric car that Togg is currently developing.

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Oct 19, 2020 - 02:23 pm

Tesla researchers present battery with 2 million mile lifecycle

Tesla battery researchers around Jeff Dahn have presented updated test results for their battery cells. Instead of one million miles, the batteries are now expected to last 10,000 cycles and provide traction power for more than two million miles – that’s about 3.2 million kilometers.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 03:58 pm

Microvast presents fast-charging pouch cell

Microvast Europe has unveiled a new battery cell that is suitable for various types of vehicles such as cars, commercial vehicles, trains and boats, and is designed to charge from zero to 100 per cent within 20 minutes.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 03:40 pm

Battery joint venture taking shape in Indonesia

Several state-owned Indonesian companies are planning a joint venture for batteries for electric vehicles. The joint venture, called Indonesia Battery Holding, is to contribute to the development of the entire industry.

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Oct 9, 2020 - 04:14 pm

InoBat presents AI-driven battery cell

InoBat Auto from Slovakia presents what it claims is the world’s first “intelligent” battery cell for electric vehicles. And not only that, the company says their approach to battery production makes it possible to produce better cells faster and more efficiently while offering more range.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 03:34 pm

Seat begins building battery lab in Spain

Seat has begun building a battery laboratory at its plant in Martorell, Spain. With an investment of more than seven million euros, the new centre will develop and test various battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 02:48 pm

Hyundai recalls 25,000 Kona models in Korea

In South Korea, Hyundai has had to recall around 25,000 Kona Electric for a faulty battery part. This follows around 13 incidents involving the LG Chem batteries of Kona electric cars. It is unclear if other markets are affected as well.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Giga Berlin to be testbed for 4680 cells and production

Elon Musk has revealed more details about Tesla’s plans for the upcoming factory in Germany, which is to become a testbed for the Fremont and Shanghai factories. Giga Berlin will be using the new 4680 format batteries as well as a completely new cast frame, which is not without risks.

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Oct 5, 2020 - 09:58 pm

Porsche reveals predictive thermal management system

Porsche has revealed more details on its predictive thermal management system developed by Porsche Engineering last year as a study. The system is designed to ensure that electric car batteries are at the optimum temperature for charging at maximum power upon arrival at the charging station.

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Oct 1, 2020 - 02:33 pm

InoBat orders battery production equipment to Slovakia

German machine manufacturer Manz has received an order from the Slovakian company InoBat Auto to supply production equipment for setting up a pilot line for stacked lithium-ion pouch cells. A follow-up contract with automotive supplier TE Connectivity is also on the horizon.

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Sep 30, 2020 - 12:54 pm

The EC launches European Raw Materials Alliance ERMA

To secure the supply of raw materials such as lithium or rare earth in Europe, the EU Commission launched the European Raw Materials Alliance today. ERMA already includes 150 companies as well as non-governmental organizations, associations and governments.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/17/svolt-to-build-24-gwh-battery-factory-in-german-saarland/
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