Dec 15, 2022 - 05:44 pm
GAC breaks ground on battery plant in China
The Chinese car company GAC has started building a production facility for electric car batteries in Guangzhou. With a total investment of 10.9 billion yuan (1.5 billion euros or $1.561 billion), the new factory is scheduled to go into operation in March 2024 with an annual production capacity of 6 GWh.
Dec 1, 2022 - 12:44 pm
EAS designs round cells for BMW and OneD
EAS, the German company acquired by Britishvolt, announced some progress from its own cooperations. EAS has supported BMW’s Battery Cell Competence Centre in developing its first cylindrical cells and is also working with OneD Battery Sciences on its so-called Sinanode.
Nov 10, 2022 - 07:28 pm
New axle for small cars and big batteries
In Germany, as part of the “E-MLTA” research project in collaboration with Ford, VW and other partners, scientists at the University of Siegen have developed a new rear axle for battery-powered small cars. The objective is to enable more space in the body for a larger battery so that even small cars can achieve greater […]
Jan 26, 2021 - 08:33 pm
Project Tucana: JLR try lightweight composites for EVs
Jaguar Land Rover is preparing for future electric vehicles with advanced lightweight composite research in the four-year programme Tucana. They aim to deliver electric cars with increased range, greater performance and a more dynamic drive.
Jul 20, 2020 - 05:11 pm
BIG-MAP: EU project to speed up battery development
EU project BIG-MAP wants to significantly accelerate the speed of battery development while keeping an eye on sustainability. 34 partners aim to intensify data exchange and cooperation and operate within the broader framework of the BATTERY2030+ initiative.
Feb 11, 2020 - 03:23 pm
SeNSE project to build battery cell competencies in Europe
Experts from seven European countries are now working on solutions for next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the SeNSE research project within the European Battery Alliance. The Swedish company Northvolt is to play a decisive role in the four-year project.
May 27, 2019 - 03:55 pm
EU battery cell production: First funding in June
The German BMBF, that is the Ministry for Education, plans to decide on the location of a research factory for cell production on June 7. Moreover, the German government is also planning to pay the first half of the money for the planned cell production factories this June as well.
May 16, 2019 - 04:36 pm
UK government invests further £28 million in battery centre
The government of the United Kingdom is planning to support the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre being built in Coventry with a further £28 million in funding. The planned battery facility is planned to provide testing facilities for new battery technologies and training for experts.
May 3, 2019 - 05:12 pm
Audi to accelerate fuel cell vehicle development
Audi wants to intensify the development of fuel cell cars, despite the mother group’s focus on battery electric mobility. Audi boss Bram Schot said: “We really want to accelerate it. We will give more priority to hydrogen fuel cells – more money, more capacity and more confidence.”
Mar 26, 2019 - 07:05 pm
Germany: CELEST energy research centre opens
The research platform for electrochemical energy was officially launched today. Researchers from various disciplines will now be working on high-performance and environmentally friendly energy storage systems at the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST).
Mar 24, 2019 - 01:48 pm
UK: Coventry opens centre for propulsion systems
In the English city of Coventry, development service provider FEV and Coventry University have opened the Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS), a state-of-the-art development centre for clean propulsion technologies.
Feb 3, 2019 - 06:09 pm
Li-S battery specialist Oxis finds new investors
The lithium-sulfur battery specialist Oxis Energy announced a number of new investors. These include the technology group Safran, with which Oxis has also signed an agreement to develop battery systems for commercial aircraft.
Jan 3, 2019 - 03:27 pm
EU project researching new magnesium batteries
A new EU project called E-MAGIC (European Magnesium Interactive Battery Community) that was recently funded with 6.5 million euros, will focus on the development of a new type of magnesium-based battery for electrified vehicles, among other uses.
Nov 24, 2018 - 09:13 pm
BASF plans to lower nickel ratio in batteries
BASF is attempting to lower the nickel ratio in battery chemistry and also to work towards zero cobalt content. The goal is to reduce costs while supplying the growing market for cathode materials for electric vehicle batteries.
Oct 31, 2018 - 03:29 pm
Volvo testing new EV batteries with Ricardo
Volvo Cars of Sweden has turned to Britain’s Ricardo for a new partnership. Volvo wants the engineering firm to test and asses battery cells for upcoming electric cars. The project has been described as “large-scale”.
Sep 25, 2018 - 02:29 pm
Chery of China starting expansion to Europe
Chinese carmaker Chery has begun making its way into Europe. The first foothold is a design and development centre Chery is to open in the German town of Raunheim, near Frankfurt. The newly founded Chery Europe GmbH will take up their work there next year and Chery said that importing an all-electric model by 2020 […]
Jul 2, 2018 - 12:20 pm
Sweden establishes e-mobility testbed worth 1BN SEK
Carmakers Volvo and Volkswagen’s Scania together with the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), and Chalmers University of Technology are establishing a testbed for electric mobility. With funding from the Swedish government the investment totals one billion krona (about 96M euro).
Jun 17, 2018 - 01:37 pm
BASF wants to improve cathode material efficiency
BASF has announced their plan to improve cathode material efficiency, in order to help drive e-mobility forward. The focus will lie on the chemical makeup, form and structure, as well as the manufacturing process.
Jun 13, 2018 - 10:16 pm
UK awards 22M GBP to next-gen battery solutions
The UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge worth 22 million pounds in funding has selected the winning projects. Among them are ultra-fast charging solid-state batteries from partners such as Honda or an electrified drive train from McLaren Automotive.
Apr 18, 2018 - 02:52 pm
BMW wants various battery cell sizes to stay future-safe
BMW is planning to introduce various sizes for its battery cells in order to design upcoming electric and plug-in hybrid models in whichever form they wish. A report by Autonews quotes BMW’s head of R&D, Klaus Fröhlich, detailing the differences.
Apr 4, 2018 - 03:36 pm
Voltabox acquires Concurrent Design
Germany’s battery maker Voltabox has acquired Texas-based engineering firm Concurrent Design. The acquisition is to add development capabilities to Voltabox and to strengthen its position in the U.S. market with further buy-ins planned.