Dec 15, 2022 - 05:44 pm
GAC breaks ground on battery plant in China
The Chinese car company GAC has started building a production facility for electric car batteries in Guangzhou. With a total investment of 10.9 billion yuan (1.5 billion euros or $1.561 billion), the new factory is scheduled to go into operation in March 2024 with an annual production capacity of 6 GWh.
Aug 16, 2022 - 04:28 pm
Samsung SDI expands research centres globally
The South Korean battery cell manufacturer Samsung SDI is expanding its research and development (R&D) activities for new battery technologies. New locations this year are being founded in the USA and Germany with a further centre planned in China next year.
Apr 19, 2022 - 06:52 pm
Volvo Cars invests in StoreDot
Volvo Cars has invested in the Israeli battery developer StoreDot. The two companies have not disclosed the amount of the strategic investment. Previous investors in StoreDot include Daimler, Samsung, BP, VinFast and Ola Electric.
Mar 12, 2022 - 11:55 am
Sion Power hits milestone with Licerion cell technology
The US battery developer Sion Power has published new progress of its Licerion battery cells with lithium metal anode developed in cooperation with BASF. The project is said to have reached a milestone with a multi-layer research pouch cell achieving a residual capacity of 70 per cent after more than 2,500 cycles.
Jan 25, 2022 - 12:43 pm
Britishvolt & UKBIC develop next-gen battery
Emerging UK battery cell manufacturer Britishvolt has signed a two-year, multi-million-pound contract with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to further develop and manufacture its high nickel electric vehicle sample cells for mass production.
Oct 14, 2021 - 06:15 pm
OneD to build pilot silicon-graphite-anode plant
In the USA, Californian battery developer OneD Battery Sciences is now building a first pilot production facility in Moses Lake in Washington State. OneD has designed its own manufacturing process for building silicon graphite anodes for use in electric vehicle batteries.
Feb 9, 2021 - 05:23 pm
Battery line operational at UK battery centre
In the UK, the upcoming Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in Coventry has revealed that the facility’s Module and Pack suite of specialist battery manufacturing equipment is now operational.
Jul 20, 2020 - 05:11 pm
BIG-MAP: EU project to speed up battery development
EU project BIG-MAP wants to significantly accelerate the speed of battery development while keeping an eye on sustainability. 34 partners aim to intensify data exchange and cooperation and operate within the broader framework of the BATTERY2030+ initiative.
Sep 21, 2019 - 11:24 pm
Siemens opens battery R&D centre in China
Siemens Digital Industries Software has partnered with Tianmu Lake Institute of Advanced Energy Storage Technologies (TIES), a major Chinese energy storage R&D centre, to build the Advanced Battery Technology Innovation Center.
Jul 19, 2019 - 01:00 pm
Toyota & BYD to cooperate on EV production
Toyota is accelerating their pace in developing battery electric vehicles: After a battery cooperation with CATL was signed a few days ago, the Japanese carmaker is now announcing the details of a comprehensive deal with BYD.
Jun 10, 2018 - 12:45 pm
GM and Honda to develop next gen batteries
General Motors and Honda have announced a battery cooperation for future electric vehicles. Both manufacturers want to work on the development of next generation battery components and technology.
May 7, 2018 - 04:10 pm
Japan’s major carmakers pushing for solid-state batteries
Japan’s leading manufacturers such as Toyota, Nissan and Panasonic have teamed up with the government to develop solid-state batteries in a joint effort. The Libtec centre by commission of the consortium has taken up its work to enable truly long range EVs.
Feb 12, 2018 - 02:56 pm
Samsung SDI to reduce cobalt in its batteries to zero
Leading EV battery maker Samsung has announced plans to revise its cobalt strategy. Not only will the Koreans reduce the amount of the rare resource by using nickel instead but Samsung is also working on cells that do not require any cobalt. Recycling is another measure.
Jan 25, 2018 - 11:17 am
Daimler to restructure its EV battery development unit
The carmaker is currently discussing to ‘insource’ this unit, according to the Stuttgarter Zeitung. Wolfgang Nieke, Chairman of the company’s works council, makes clear that he wants development specialists of Daimler’s subsidiary Accumotive to move to the headquarters in Untertürkheim.