CALB to expand production capacities by 2025
The Chinese battery manufacturer CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) has announced the expansion of its production capacities to 300 GWh by 2025. Among other things, the company is planning a new factory in Hefei with a capacity of 50 GWh. International carmakers could also benefit from this.
Nissan to stop selling ICEs in China by 2025
Nissan plans to sell only electric and hybrid cars in China from 2025. The decision to electrify its entire model range in China follows against the background of the emerging ban on the registration of pure combustion engines in China from 2035.
SK Innovation opens battery factory in China
SK Innovation has opened its battery cell factory in China, the construction of which the South Korean manufacturer started in August 2018. In addition to the China Model 3 with LG Chem cells, a car with cells from SK Innovation has now also landed on the Chinese government’s coveted subsidy list.
SVOLT lining up battery production in Changzhou
The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT Energy Technology, which emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, has started production in its first plant. Two further construction phases are planned to increase capacity significantly.
SVOLT plans battery cell factory in Europe
The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT Energy Technology, which emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, plans to build global production capacities totalling 100 GWh by 2025 and is also planning a factory in Europe.
BYD plans fourth new energy vehicle factory in China
BYD is massively expanding their electric car production capacity in China. The manufacturer has now struck an agreement with the Changzhou city government to build a fourth car factory, which will have a capacity of 400,000 electric cars per year. Existing sites will ramp up as well.
A123 sells off battery factory to Lithium Werks
The US American battery manufacturer Lithium Werks has announced their takeover of the Chinese factory of A123 Systems in Changzhou that is also in the battery market. The deal reaches far as it includes the workforce and clients too.
BJEV setting up subsidiary to produce electric powertrains
The BAIC subsidiary Beijing Electic Vehicle (BJEV) is planning to found another subsidiary to produce electric powertrains for their vehicles, which will be named the Blue Valley Power Company. The initial step of the new power company will be to set up an annual production capacity of 100,000 electric vehicle driving system sets.