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16.04.2019 - 15:59

China: AESC builds 20 GWh battery cell plant

After the final take over by Envision Group of China earlier this month, the former Nissan battery subsidiary Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), has begun the construction of its first battery factory in China.

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11.04.2019 - 18:08

Gigafactory 1 expansion on ice?

Nikkei suggested yesterday, that Panasonic and Tesla’s plans to increase production capacity for battery cells at Gigafactory 1 have been put on ice due to financial problems at Tesla and uncertainties about future demand. While us and others could but wonder, Panasonic now took a stand that is ambivalent.

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08.04.2019 - 12:45

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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06.04.2019 - 12:43

Daimler starts building new battery sub-plant

Daimler company Mercedes Benz Cars has now begun construction work on the planned battery sub-plant on its Brühl site situated at the company’s home grounds in the Stuttgart district of Untertürkheim. Batteries for future electric vehicles of the EQ family will soon be assembled on an area of 12,000 square meters.

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04.04.2019 - 20:08

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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04.04.2019 - 13:08

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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01.04.2019 - 20:26

Poland: SK Innovation has construction plans for LiBS factory

SK Innovation has announced the construction of a new battery separator plant in Poland. The South Korean company is investing 335 million euros to build four production lines for lithium-ion separators (LiBS) and three more for ceramic coated separators (CCS) in the Polish province of Silesia.

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28.03.2019 - 15:08

Johnson Matthey to build cathode material plant in Poland

Chemical company Johnson Matthey has announced the construction of a new factory for the production of its battery cathode materials. This year will see the begin of construction of the production facility in Konin, Poland, after which production should start in 2021 or 2022.

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22.03.2019 - 11:46

When quantity is put over quality

According to a recent survey in China, nearly 70 per cent of respondents said they regretted buying a new-energy vehicle (NEV). Batteries are the most common customer complaint: Problems range from draining too fast, to running dangerously hot, others do not perform as advertised. Around 40 NEVs spontaneously combusted in China last year. 

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21.03.2019 - 14:20

Volkswagen & Northvolt form European Battery Union

The VW Group and Sweden’s Gigafactory mastermind Northvolt want to advance battery cell production in Europe together and are forming a consortium called the European Battery Union (EBU). It includes partners from research and industry from seven EU member states.

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18.03.2019 - 16:46

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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14.03.2019 - 15:47

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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09.03.2019 - 17:17

Voltabox sales figures grew expoentially in 2018

Battery maker Voltabox generated sales of 66.9 million euros in 2018, more than double from what the made in 2017. The company explains its success with orders for batteries for specialist vehicles such as forklifts and also plans to further expand into the business of light electric vehicles this year.

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06.03.2019 - 20:48

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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04.03.2019 - 13:27

China: FAW and CATL launch battery JV

The battery cell manufacturer CATL and the state-owned Chinese car manufacturer FAW have founded a joint venture for the development, production and sale of lithium-ion batteries. It has a starting capital of two billion yuan (approx. 263 million euros).

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02.03.2019 - 15:38

Finland: Valmet plans large scale battery production

The development and manufacturing service provider Valmet Automotive is planning to set up large-scale production of battery packs for the automotive industry in Salo, Finland. The facility is said to open this year with more than 300 employees.

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27.02.2019 - 14:29

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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23.02.2019 - 12:08

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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20.02.2019 - 14:01

Forsee Power to deliver e-scooter batteries to Niu

Battery maker Forsee Power of France will supply the Chinese brand Niu with batteries for its electric scooter series. In addition, Forsee plans to produce more than 100,000 batteries for Niu at its Zhongshan plant in Guangdong Province between now and 2022.

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14.02.2019 - 12:26

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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10.02.2019 - 15:46

Germany: battery cell manufacturing incoming

A decision on the establishment of industrial battery cell production in Germany will be made this year, according to the German Federal Ministry of Economics. Talks between the federal government and companies are already underway.

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05.02.2019 - 12:21

Tesla saves Panasonic business margins

Panasonic has lowered its forecast for the 2018/19 fiscal year, which ends in March, following a decline in profits over the winter. However, the Energy division, which also includes the battery business with Tesla, recorded its first operating profit in three quarters at 131 million euros.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/16/aesc-begins-battery-plant-in-china-with-20-gwh-annual-capacity/
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