Tag: battery cells

Sep 28, 2020 - 04:32 pm

VW and JV partners invest €15Bn in e-mobility in China

Volkswagen will invest around 15 billion euros in electric mobility in China by 2024 with its three joint venture partners SAIC, FAW and JAC. This comes in addition to the €33Bn the Group had already announced in 2019 for the global development of the electric car sector.

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Sep 22, 2020 - 06:45 pm

SK Innovation hires personnel for new US plants

SK Innovation has announced that it will hire more than 1,000 skilled workers by the end of 2021 in preparation for its first of two battery cell factories in the US. Both plants will be in the state of Georgia and produce cells for more than 300,000 electric vehicles per year.

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Sep 9, 2020 - 02:37 pm

Good year for South Korean battery production

South Korean electric vehicle battery manufacturers more than doubled their market share between January and July 2020. In general, the market contracted by 16.8 per cent from 64.1 to 53.3 GWh capacity during the first seven months of the year due to corona.

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Sep 7, 2020 - 03:32 pm

Kyburz opens battery recycling facility in Zurich

The Swiss electric vehicle manufacturer Kyburz has put a battery recycling plant into operation in Freienstein in the canton of Zurich. According to the company, the recycling process used there recovers up to 91 per cent of the metals contained.

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Sep 7, 2020 - 02:50 pm

KIT & Skeleton developing graphene batteries

The ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies has announced a cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The partners are working together on the development of a graphene battery with a charging time of only 15 seconds.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:43 pm

PSA launch the ACC battery cell joint venture

The French automotive group PSA with its German subsidiary Opel and the French energy group Total with its subsidiary Saft have now signed an agreement to set up the Automotive Cells Company (ACC) joint venture.

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Sep 2, 2020 - 01:00 pm

Straubel reveals more on battery recycling startup

So far there has been much speculation, but little official information about Redwood Materials, the recycling start-up founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel. Now Straubel has given more details about the plans of Redwood Materials in an interview.

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Aug 24, 2020 - 08:02 pm

Sono Motors and Tesla join Fair Cobalt Alliance

Munich-based start-up Sono Motors is the first electric vehicle manufacturer to become a member of the Fair Cobalt Alliance. The action platform is an initiative to promote fairer cobalt mining practices in small-scale mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Aug 20, 2020 - 01:22 pm

Panasonic boosts Tesla battery production with $100M

The Tesla-Panasonic partnership is warming with expansion and cell innovation underway. The Japanese will invest 100 million dollars at the Gigafactory 1 in Nevada to set up another production line to increase capacity by 10 per cent.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:20 pm

CATL aims to make the battery pack redundant by 2030

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL is working on a new approach for more powerful electric cars. After the so-called “cell-to-pack” technology, in which the cells are integrated directly into the battery pack without the intermediate step of modules, the focus is now on “cell-to-chassis”.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Battery research: high energy cells also suit aircraft

Tesla’s battery research partner Jeff Dahn from Dalhousie University provides an update on the new approach to cells with significantly higher energy density, which was presented last year. These should be suitable not only for cars, but also for electric aircraft and drones.

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Aug 13, 2020 - 11:05 am

VW is building a high voltage lab in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has begun to expand its Chattanooga plant in the USA in preparation for the production of the VW ID.4 before series production begins in 2022. The expansion not only applies not only to the assembly of electric cars but also to the development of new electric models.

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Aug 10, 2020 - 04:32 pm

PSA has a major order for SVOLT

According to insiders, SVOLT, the battery cell manufacturer that emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, has received a large order from the French PSA group. SVOLT will supply PSA with battery cells with a total capacity of more than 7 GWh.

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Aug 5, 2020 - 06:34 pm

CATL and Mercedes-Benz expand partnership

Mercedes-Benz and the Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL have expanded their partnership. The two companies intend to cooperate more closely in research and development, while Mercedes-Benz will be supplied with cells from CATL’s cell factory near Erfurt, currently under construction.

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Jul 31, 2020 - 12:37 pm

Verkor plans GWh scale battery cell factory in Europe

Verkor has announced its intention to produce battery cells for electric cars on a gigawatt scale in Europe, among other things. The newly founded French company relies on well-known partners and is already looking for a site for the factory.

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Jul 27, 2020 - 11:28 am

VW’s 1.22 billion euro battery deal with Wanxiang A123

According to so far unconfirmed information from China, Volkswagen has chosen Wanxiang A123 as another battery cell supplier for its electric cars. Apparently, Volkswagen plans to purchase at least ten billion yuan (1.22 billion euros) worth of batteries.

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Jul 26, 2020 - 04:06 pm

Tesla will manufacture battery cells in Brandenburg

After a number of contradictory reports on the question of whether Tesla will also manufacture battery cells in its planned factory in Grünheide, just outside of Berlin, it is now clear: Tesla will indeed be making batteries in their German location but have not revealed when this will be.

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Jul 23, 2020 - 05:31 pm

Oxis & Texas Aircraft working on electric aeroplane in Brazil

Lithium-sulfur battery specialist Oxis Energy has announced the development of an electric aircraft equipped with Oxis cells for training flights together with Texas Aircraft Manufacturing. For the British company, this is their second cooperation in the aviation sector.

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Jul 17, 2020 - 11:39 am

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada (video)

The Science Channel has gained access to Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 and released an approximately 10-minute video, which provides the most detailed insight into the massive plant in the Nevada desert to date. Battery production capacities are particularly impressive.

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Jul 16, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Northvolt becomes 3rd battery cell supplier to BMW

The BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt. The deal is worth two billion euros. Northvolt will start manufacturing the cells in 2024 in its Gigafactory in Skellefteå, currently under construction.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/28/tesla-considers-a-stake-in-lg-chem-batteries/
28.09.2020 18:14