Tag: battery cells

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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May 14, 2019 - 02:45 pm

Scania signs up for Northvolt battery cells

Volkswagen’s Swedish commercial vehicle brand Scania has apparently signed a contract with the Swedish company Northvolt to supply battery cells for electric vehicles. The supply volume of the contract is not known.

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May 9, 2019 - 11:13 am

Farasis to locate battery plant in Saxony-Anhalt

U.S. American battery manufacturer, Farasis Energy, plans to build an electric car battery production plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen in Saxony-Anhalt. The battery giant wants to invest more than 600 million euros in the new plant with its newly founded subsidiary, Farasis Energy Europe.

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Apr 30, 2019 - 03:42 pm

USA: LG Chem files lawsuits against SK Innovation

The U.S.-owned subsidiary of the South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Chem has filed two lawsuits in the USA against its South Korean competitor SK Innovation. The accusation: Employees hired by LG Chem are said to have disclosed business secrets of the company.

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Apr 8, 2019 - 12:00 pm

VinFast & LG Chem launch battery joint venture

VinFast has established a joint venture with LG Chem to produce battery packs for the Vietnamese start-up’s electric scooters and future electric cars. The two companies already signed a letter of intent in September 2018 to cooperate on EV batteries.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 08:20 pm

Nissan’s battery business sold to Envision

Nissan has now completed the announced sale of its battery business to Envision Group, a global digital energy company from China who has now been in charge of the business since 1 April. Nissan wants to concentrate on the development and production of electric vehicles, according to its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 01:14 pm

Saft founds a battery cell JV in China

The French battery manufacturer Saft, a member of the Total oil group, has reached an agreement with the Chinese company Tianneng Energy Technology to set up a joint venture for the development, manufacture and sale of lithium-ion cells, modules and packages.

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Mar 18, 2019 - 04:25 pm

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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Mar 14, 2019 - 03:18 pm

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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Mar 6, 2019 - 08:30 pm

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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Mar 4, 2019 - 01:13 pm

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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Feb 27, 2019 - 02:48 pm

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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Feb 23, 2019 - 12:36 pm

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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Feb 21, 2019 - 03:32 pm

Cell makers block VW’s planned battery production

Volkswagen’s presumed plans to enter the mass production of battery cells for electric cars with the support of its Korean partner SK Innovation are apparently being torpedoed by the other cell suppliers who have been active for Volkswagen to date.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 12:04 pm

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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/29/german-battery-cell-production-research-centre-situated/
29.06.2019 21:19