Tag: Battery production

Jun 1, 2021 - 11:25 am

Tesla to hand in third application for Giga Berlin

Although the Tesla vehicle plant in Grünheide is being expanded to include a battery cell factory, the company says the water consumption of the combined Gigafactory will not increase. According to a media report, this information was gleaned from the third application in the main approval process that Tesla is likely to submit to the […]

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May 23, 2021 - 10:58 am

Farasis and Geely establish JV for Geely batteries

In China, the US battery manufacturer Farasis is establishing a joint venture with the Geely automotive group for the research and development as well as production and sale of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and other applications.

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May 21, 2021 - 12:11 pm

Ford & SKI to launch battery joint venture

Ford and SK Innovation have agreed to set up a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for use in the US carmaker’s electric vehicles. The joint venture, called BlueOvalSK, aims to have an annual production capacity of 60 GWh.

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May 20, 2021 - 02:28 pm

Blockchain solution to tracking ethically sourced cobalt

The metals and mining companies CMOC, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), Glencore as well as the battery material supplier Umicore are testing the blockchain solution “Re|Source” as part of a pilot project to “track responsibly produced cobalt from the mine to the electric car”.

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May 16, 2021 - 01:22 pm

QuantumScape considers cell production in Salzgitter

QuantumScape could produce solid-state batteries in the German city of Salzgitter with Volkswagen in the future. According to an agreement between the two companies, the location for the planned pilot plant with VW is to be determined this year.

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May 11, 2021 - 04:54 pm

Polestar to track CO2 throughout supply chain

Polestar has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain provider Circulor. One element of the partnership is the tracking of CO2 equivalents through the supply chain. This is intended to help achieve Polestar’s goal of building a carbon-neutral car by 2030.

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May 11, 2021 - 04:27 pm

Elkem launches battery subsidiary ‘Vianode’

The Norwegian metal producer Elkem has founded an independent subsidiary under the name Vianode for the development and production of anode materials for electric car batteries. There is already one potential major customer.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 11:58 am

GM invests one billion to expand Mexican plant

General Motors has announced that it will invest one billion US dollars in the expansion of its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Initially, battery packs and electric motors will be assembled there, followed by electric cars starting in 2023.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 11:30 am

BMW to launch battery production in Leipzig

The BMW Group is starting production of battery components at its Leipzig and Regensburg plants. On 3 May 2021, the series production of battery modules will start in Leipzig. The Regensburg plant already began painting battery cells for high-voltage batteries in April.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 12:43 pm

Ford wants a battery plant in Michigan

Ford is taking its first steps towards producing its own battery cells. The US carmaker has now announced that it will build a global battery centre of excellence called Ford Ion Park in southeast Michigan. Lithium-ion and solid-state batteries are to be developed and manufactured in small series there.

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Apr 26, 2021 - 01:01 pm

Evlomo plans battery plant in Thailand

The Florida-based eMobility company Evlomo has announced the construction of a battery factory in Thailand – together with the local company Rojana Industrial Park Public. Evlomo had only recently announced its intention to build a DC charging network in Thailand.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 02:20 pm

Battrion installs first electrode production

Battrion, a spin-off by ETH Zurich, is developing a high-performance battery that made our news last year. The start-up now announced the opening of a small-scale production line in Switzerland able to make electrodes for 20 MWh fast-charging Li-ion battery cells a year.

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Apr 15, 2021 - 05:58 pm

VW expands battery system production

Volkswagen Group Components has significantly expanded the production of battery systems at its plant in Braunschweig, Germany. After the first expansion stage with a maximum capacity of 250,000 battery systems, the second expansion stage with the same capacity has now started.

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Apr 12, 2021 - 02:19 pm

GS Yuasa to expands hybrid battery production capacities

The Japanese battery specialist GS Yuasa has decided to at least double its production capacities for lithium-ion batteries for use in hybrid vehicles. To this end, the company’s subsidiary Blue Energy is strengthening its production lines in Kyoto and building a second plant at the same location.

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Apr 6, 2021 - 11:48 am

Saueressig plans US facility for dry electrodes near Tesla

Saueressig Engineering appears to be setting up shop in the US. The new reports also suggest Saueressig has designated a new site for its American HQ in very close proximity to Tesla. This points to the German company being indeed involved in building machines for battery cell production on behalf of the EV maker.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 02:58 pm

BAK presents their own 4680 cylindrical cell

The Chinese battery manufacturer BAK Battery presented a cylindrical cell in the 4680 format at a trade fair – the format Tesla wants to rely on in the future. Unfortunately, no details are known about the chemistry of the new BAK cell.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 02:38 pm

SK Innovation to build two new battery plants

SK IE Technology has decided to build two new Polish plants for separators used in electric car batteries. The subsidiary of South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation is already building two plants in Poland, with construction of plants 3 and 4 scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2021.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 12:32 pm

Daimler launches EQS battery production

Shortly before the world premiere on 15 April 2021, Daimler has started battery production for its EV flagship Mercedes EQS. As part of the Untertürkheim site, the Hedelfingen plant section is responsible for battery system production for the EQS, followed by systems for the upcoming EQE model.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 03:07 pm

Porsche demands sustainable battery cell production

Porsche wants to become CO2-neutral in balance sheet terms across the entire value chain by 2030, which also has implications for battery suppliers. For the planned CO2 neutrality, the sports car manufacturer wants to “not compensate, but avoid”.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.

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Mar 12, 2021 - 01:26 pm

LG aims for 110 GWh cell production in the USA by 2025

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Energy Solution has announced that it will invest more than 4.5 billion US dollars (just under 3.8 billion euros) by 2025 to expand its production capacities in the USA by 70 GWh to 110 GWh. At least two new factories are planned.

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Mar 12, 2021 - 12:56 pm

EU politicians demand local battery production by 2025

German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier, his French colleague Bruno Le Maire and EU Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic wrote in a guest article demanding that by 2025, Europe should be able to produce enough battery cells each year to supply at least seven million electric cars.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/06/01/tesla-to-hand-in-third-application-for-gigafactory-4-this-week/
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