Tag: battery cells

Sep 2, 2019 - 11:48 am

Battery beef continues to escalate

The legal battle between the South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation is heating up in the USA. After LG Chem had sued their competitor from Korea, SK Innovation has now turned the tables and launched a counter-suit for patent infringement.

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Aug 31, 2019 - 11:11 am

Indian Oil aims to produce battery cells

Indian Oil, the state-owned oil company from India, wants to start the production of battery cells for electric cars in cooperation with a foreign company. However, many details have yet to be announced.

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Aug 29, 2019 - 04:21 pm

Possible cooperation between Audi and BYD

Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi and Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD are allegedly negotiating a battery cell supply contract for future electric models based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) Porsche, and Audi jointly develop.

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Aug 27, 2019 - 01:19 pm

CATL doubles profits for first half of the year

In the first half of 2019, the Chinese battery manufacturer CATL was able to achieve strong growth in sales and profits compared to the same period of the previous year. The biggest sales driver continues to be business with electric car batteries.

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Aug 26, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Nio & ProLogium working on solid-state batteries

China’s EV start-up Nio is cooperating with battery cell manufacturer ProLogium of Taiwan to develop solid-state batteries. The short-term goal is a prototype. Whether the longer-term goals can be achieved will probably also depend on the economic situation at Nio.

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Aug 2, 2019 - 01:06 pm

BMW 530e receives battery update

With immediate effect, BMW is installing more powerful battery cells in the plug-in hybrid version of the 5 Series. The aim is to increase the electric range to up to 57 kilometres and reduce CO2 emissions by 20 per cent.

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Jul 18, 2019 - 04:37 pm

Volvo & Samsung to develop e-truck batteries

The Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have formed a strategic alliance to develop battery packs specifically for Volvo electric trucks. Samsung SDI will supply the battery cells and modules to the Volvo Group that will assemble these in its facilities.

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Jul 17, 2019 - 07:06 pm

Toyota and CATL enter a series of collaborations

Toyota has just announced the cornerstones of a comprehensive battery collaboration with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). This includes not only a “stable” supply of CATL batteries for Toyota but also the development of new battery technologies and more.

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Jul 15, 2019 - 12:58 pm

SVOLT presents cobalt-free Li-ion battery cell

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT Energy Technology, which emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, has presented a  cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and the four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA).

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Jul 9, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Bosch wants to use the cloud to extend battery life

Bosch is developing new cloud services that complement the battery management of vehicles so that the batteries in electric cars last longer. Intelligent algorithms are to detect battery stress factors and thus optimize charging processes, for example.

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Jul 9, 2019 - 12:29 pm

SVOLT plans battery cell factory in Europe

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT Energy Technology, which emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, plans to build global production capacities totalling 100 GWh by 2025 and is also planning a factory in Europe.

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Jul 8, 2019 - 01:35 pm

VW to support battery suppliers with production setup

Volkswagen wants to use financial support and the establishment of joint ventures to persuade battery cell suppliers to produce sufficient energy storage systems for the Group’s electrical offensive at a faster pace. Many suppliers remain hesitant.

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Jun 29, 2019 - 09:03 pm

German battery cell production research centre situated

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has announced that its battery production research centre (FFB) will be located in Münster and will be set up at MEET (Electrochemical Energy Technology centre at Uni Münster). The German government funds the project with 500 million euros.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 12:48 pm

Germany: 3 battery consortia will be funded

To stimulate domestic battery cell production, the German Federal Ministry of Economics will most likely fund three consortia a total of 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion USD). Of these, only the project of Peugeot, Opel and the battery manufacturer Saft has been confirmed by name.

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Jun 13, 2019 - 03:22 pm

Will Tesla make own batteries with Maxwell tech?

With technology gained through acquiring Maxwell Technologies, in future, Tesla could produce its own battery cells instead of relying on Panasonic. This can be gleaned from comments from Elon Musk, JB Straubel and Drew Baglino at Tesla’s recent general meeting.

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Jun 13, 2019 - 12:08 pm

LG Chem and Geely form joint venture for batteries

LG Chem and Geely are forming a joint venture in China for the production of electric car batteries. The plan is to establish a factory that will have an annual production capacity of 10 GWh by the end of 2021 to supply batteries for Geely electric vehicles.

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Jun 12, 2019 - 05:52 pm

VW invests for 20% of Northvolt

Volkswagen is investing 900 million euros in the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt. Part of the sum is earmarked for a planned joint venture between the two companies, another part goes directly to Northvolt.

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May 27, 2019 - 05:20 pm

Volkswagen’s battery supply may be in trouble

There are concerns at Volkswagen that a supply contract with Samsung SDI worth around 50 billion euros could be called off. The Koreans are said to have originally agreed to supply battery cells with a total capacity of just over 20 GWh to VW.

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May 27, 2019 - 03:55 pm

EU battery cell production: First funding in June

The German BMBF, that is the Ministry for Education, plans to decide on the location of a research factory for cell production on June 7. Moreover, the German government is also planning to pay the first half of the money for the planned cell production factories this June as well.

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May 15, 2019 - 04:49 pm

VW turns to Northvolt for battery cell mass production

The partner for Volkswagen’s decision to start mass production of battery cells for electric cars will not be the South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation as was rumoured. Rather, the German carmaking giant is turning to the Swedish startup Northvolt for all its battery requirements.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/02/battery-beef-continues-to-escalate/
02.09.2019 11:40