Tag: Battery production

Jan 18, 2021 - 04:39 pm

Britishvolt & Siemens cooperate on UK battery plant

Britishvolt is getting support from Siemens for its planned battery cell factory in the UK. The collaboration will give Britishvolt access to automation and electrification solutions, as well as technology that will enable it to simulate production processes before construction work is completed.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 11:56 am

Tesla Model Y deliveries officially launch in China

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Giga Berlin continue and it is looking like the plant could become larger than initially thought. There are also increasing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 04:34 pm

Panasonic & Tesla reach deal on Japanese battery cells

Tesla has reached a new pricing agreement with its longtime partner Panasonic on battery cells manufactured in Japan for the period Oct. 1, 2020, through March 31, 2022, according to a now-released filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Dec 29, 2020 - 01:28 pm

Morrow Batteries to build 32 GWh battery factory in Norway

The location has now been determined for the planned 32 GWh battery cell factory by Norwegian company Morrow Batteries for electric vehicles: The plant will be built in Eyde Energipark in Arendal in the southern Norwegian region of Agder. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023.

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Dec 14, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Mercedes reveals production locations for EQ ramp up

Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production sites for its electric offensive for the EQ brand. Production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant in Germany among others has already started ahead of the model’s world premiere on 20 January 2021.

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Dec 8, 2020 - 01:29 pm

Valmet to add battery plant to 2nd Finnish facility

Valmet Automotive has announced to expand its car plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland, into a battery factory. Besides Salo, Uusikaupunki will become Valmet Automotive’s second plant with mass production of battery systems for electric vehicles.

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Dec 1, 2020 - 07:55 pm

Kion Battery Systems starts production in Germany

Kion Battery Systems, the joint venture announced in the summer of 2019 between the intralogistics provider Kion Group and the battery manufacturer BMZ Holding, has now started production of lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks in Karlstein, Germany.

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Dec 1, 2020 - 07:30 pm

Voltabox creates tech for free-form batteries

Battery system manufacturer Voltabox has presented a new technology concept to enable lithium-ion batteries to be produced in almost any conceivable free-form shape. The technology concept, called Flow-Shape-Design (FSD), is based on solidifying plastic materials to enclose the battery.

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Nov 20, 2020 - 12:42 pm

Jobs at Tesla: Giga Berlin hires for cell & car production

Tesla has begun hiring staff for battery cell production at Giga Berlin in Grünheide. Reports say the company would also look to finding personnel in vehicle assembly starting in January. Up to 7,000 employees would then help build a slightly modified Model Y for the markets in Europe.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 04:22 pm

Panasonic looks to Norway for European battery production

Panasonic has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the energy company Equinor and the industrial group Norsk Hydro to explore the possibilities for building a “sustainable and cost-effective European battery business” for electric vehicles, likely in Norway.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 02:28 pm

Scania to build their very own battery plant

Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle brand Scania has announced that it will invest over one billion Swedish kroner (around 100 million euros) in the construction of a battery assembly plant next to its chassis assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Gotion High-Tech to expand battery cell production

Bolstered by the investment from Volkswagen last spring, the Chinese battery manufacturer Gotion High-Tech alias Guoxuan is preparing to expand the production capacity for its cells. The talk is of 28 GWh annual capacity, which the company plans to reach this year.

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Oct 31, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Panasonic to develop new 4680 battery cell for Tesla

Panasonic is working on the development of a new battery cell for Tesla, based on the new 4680 format presented by Tesla at ‘Battery Day’. The South Korean battery company LG Chem, who similarly supplies Tesla, is also developing a new round cell that is very similar to the key data of the new Tesla […]

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Oct 28, 2020 - 03:16 pm

Prime Planet to increase cell production efficiency

Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, the battery joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic founded in April 2020, aims to increase the efficiency of its development and production processes tenfold in order to better compete with larger Chinese competitors.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 11:58 am

Tesla investing in US production capacities

Tesla plans to invest 4.5 to 6.0 billion US dollars in 2021 and 2022 respectively to expand its production capacities for electric cars and batteries. This was revealed in a statement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Oct 22, 2020 - 01:45 pm

BMW ramps up battery capacities in Regensburg

BMW has announced that it will further expand its production capacities for electric drives in Germany. From 2021, battery cells for high-voltage batteries will be coated at the BMW plant in Regensburg, and complete high-voltage batteries will be produced from 2022.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 05:37 pm

German Cartel Office allows Tesla takeover of ATW

The German Federal Cartel Office has approved Tesla’s possible takeover of the company ATW (Assembly & Test Europe GmbH). The German company already produces battery assembly systems for clients such as BMW and Daimler/Accumotive or Volkswagen.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 03:40 pm

Battery joint venture taking shape in Indonesia

Several state-owned Indonesian companies are planning a joint venture for batteries for electric vehicles. The joint venture, called Indonesia Battery Holding, is to contribute to the development of the entire industry.

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Oct 13, 2020 - 01:07 pm

Dräxlmaier tops out new battery plant in Leipzig

Automotive supplier Dräxlmaier celebrated the topping-out of a new plant for the production of high-voltage battery systems in Leipzig on Monday. The battery systems intended for the electric Macan will roll off the Porsche assembly line at Leipzig.

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Oct 9, 2020 - 04:14 pm

InoBat presents AI-driven battery cell

InoBat Auto from Slovakia presents what it claims is the world’s first “intelligent” battery cell for electric vehicles. And not only that, the company says their approach to battery production makes it possible to produce better cells faster and more efficiently while offering more range.

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Oct 7, 2020 - 03:56 pm

Akasol moves into Darmstadt headquarters

German battery systems manufacturer Akasol has just moved into its new headquarters in the southwest of Darmstadt. The move marks the start of series production of the first battery systems on the production lines installed at the Akasol Campus plant.

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Oct 7, 2020 - 02:16 pm

Prime Planet to make batteries for hybrids from 2022

The battery joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic, Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, is building up capacity to produce batteries for hybrid vehicles. The joint venture is installing a production line for prismatic lithium-ion batteries.

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Oct 2, 2020 - 12:28 pm

Tesla interested in acquiring ATW

Tesla is reportedly interested in taking over the German company Assembly & Test Europe GmbH (ATW). ATW is based in Neuwied, not far from  Tesla Grohmann Automation, and is currently in the process of being wound up. Until now, ATW has also been active for German car manufacturers.

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Oct 1, 2020 - 02:33 pm

InoBat orders battery production equipment to Slovakia

German machine manufacturer Manz has received an order from the Slovakian company InoBat Auto to supply production equipment for setting up a pilot line for stacked lithium-ion pouch cells. A follow-up contract with automotive supplier TE Connectivity is also on the horizon.

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Sep 29, 2020 - 02:03 pm

SVOLT to supply Great Wall with cobalt-free batteries

Battery cell manufacturer SVOLT Energy Technology will supply its parent company Great Wall with cobalt-free cells starting next year. SVOLT President Yang Hongxin has also said that the choice of location for the European plant is in the “final phase”.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/01/18/britishvolt-cooperates-with-siemens-for-uk-battery-factory/
18.01.2021 16:48