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08.01.2019 - 16:37

SK Innovation to get bigger US battery cell factory

The first U.S. battery cell factory of the South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation, which was announced in November, could prove far more extensive than originally planned. SK Innovation is considering investing up to an additional 5 billion dollars in the factory in the U.S. state of Georgia.

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29.11.2018 - 18:27

LG Chem triples manufacturing capacities in Poland

South Korean battery maker LG Chem is planning to triple their production capacities in Poland in order to produce enough battery cells for 300,000 EVs annually, over the current 100,000 units. The recent order by Volkswagen bolsters LG’s expansion.

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21.11.2018 - 17:26

Tesla electric car batteries ahead of the pack

Analysts from UBS teamed up with engineers to figure out which electric vehicle batteries made by established manufacturers offer the best value. They concluded that cells made by Panasonic in Tesla’s Gigafactory are 20 per cent more cost efficient than the next best on offer from LG Chem.

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20.11.2018 - 16:49

Battery cell production in Germany reforms

After battery builder BMZ made a short announcement to take over the TerraE consortium a few days ago, details are emerging now. They plan to install volume production of battery cells in Germany by 2020 and succeed where TerraE last failed – in electric car batteries.

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13.11.2018 - 14:10

Europe to carry 30% of global battery cell production

Germany’s economy minister Peter Altmaier delivers his latest take on the European Battery Alliance (EBA) in Berlin today. While he signals strong targets and confirms funding of one billion euros, he cannot name concrete details of the planned battery cell production in Europe or Germany.

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06.11.2018 - 14:33

VW to gear up Emden factory for electric car production

Volkswagen is thinking to transform their Emden plant in Germany into an electric vehicle only factory. The next board meeting will decide about the next decade’s investments and large scale electrification is on top of the agenda. The option to build a battery cell factory there as well is on the table too.

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01.11.2018 - 14:45

Battery specialist Akasol plans new U.S. factory

Plans that first circulated at this year’s IAA, have now been officially confirmed by battery system manufacturer Akasol. The German firm will be setting up battery production in the USA with production to begin at the end of 2019 with a capacity of 300 MWh.

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31.10.2018 - 19:23

JAC Motors orders 4 GWh of batteries

JAC Motors of China is building on its existing partnership with Hefei Guoxuan High-Tech Power Energy. They want the latter to deliver batteries for electric vehicles in bulk by 2019, no less than 4 GWh to be exact. And they have sales ideas as well.

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15.10.2018 - 15:25

EU Battery Alliance accelerating progress

One year after airing the plan for an European Battery Alliance (EBA), the EU Commission says their Action Plan is now in place. In the press release they also recapture ongoing efforts and (new) funding schemes to establish a battery industry in Europe.

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12.10.2018 - 15:36

SolarEdge acquires large swath of Kokam

The Israeli company SolarEdge Technologies has taken over large parts of the South Korean battery and energy storage specialist Kokam. The transaction sum is said to stand at 88 million dollars.

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10.10.2018 - 14:03

Battery cell production in Germany hung out to dry

The TerraE consortium that had planned to set up a mega battery cell production in Germany has failed as none of the businesses involved was ready to shoulder the investment, reports German media. TerraE thus follows other players in the country that continue to ignore the government calling on them to do their bit.

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04.10.2018 - 23:43

VW sets up battery task force with LG Chem

Volkswagen is intensifying their electrification efforts and have agreed a biweekly meeting with LG Chem. Thomas Ulbrich, VW’s man for e-mobility called the gathering of executives a “task force” that is to secure their timely supply of batteries for VW.

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06.08.2018 - 17:17

SK Innovation delaying pouch battery cells

SK Innovation of Korea is delaying the introduction of their expected new EV battery cells. The pouch NCM batteries of type 811 had been planned since a year but so far, they are only being utilised in energy storage systems and larger EVs.

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29.07.2018 - 15:15

Continental looking for solid state research partner

Automobile supplier Continental is looking for partners to possibly enter into solid state battery production starting around 2025. The company has announced considerations of delving into the battery cell business before, but remains interested in only the solid-state area.

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19.07.2018 - 17:13

LG Chem to open second battery factory in China

LG Chem has announced plans to construct a second battery plant in China for EVs. The new factory will be set in Nanjing like the first, and construction will begin this October. Battery production will likely start exactly a year later.

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27.06.2018 - 16:50

BYD to more than double battery production by 2020

BYD’s planned battery factory in Qinghai province is becoming much bigger than previously thought. Bloomberg reports BYD is planning to scale up to full capacity of 24 GWh already next year. Globally BYD aims to churn out 28 GWh this year before doubling their output to 60 GWh in 2020.

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05.06.2018 - 15:20

BYD looking to set up battery factory in Europe

With the European industry divided over setting up battery cell production on the continent, rivals from Asia are keen to make a move. Now BYD joins the growing circle of established cell makers who consider taking their share of the future.

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31.05.2018 - 15:44

Panasonic to cut all cobalt from EV batteries

Tesla’s Gigafactory partner Panasonic says it is developing cobalt-free batteries to become independent of the rare and expensive material in the near future. Meanwhile, Tesla released their ‘Conflict Minerals Report’ and also aims for further reductions in cobalt use.

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30.05.2018 - 17:42

Hyundai to produce its own electric car batteries?

Hyundai is looking to not only develop but also make its own battery cells for electric vehicles, Korean media reports. The carmaker had started hiring researchers on battery development and production already earlier this year and plans to set up first lines in its lab. Equipment has been ordered as well.

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02.05.2018 - 17:29

Daimler to buy its EV batteries from CATL

Daimler is turning to China as it wants Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for their electric cars. The German carmaker says CATL was the only supplier that agreed to follow human right standards.

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28.02.2018 - 16:51

Bosch says No to battery cell production in Europe

It is a clear “Nein” to producing its own cells that Bosch has sent over the wires, saying the investment would be too risky. The decision crushes hopes of EU politicians who had wanted the German supplier on board the planned Battery Alliance. For Bosch, the No is total.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/02/13/sefcovic-need-ten-gigafactories-europe/
13.02.2018 18:06