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21.02.2019 - 15:48

VW releases battery recycling details

The recently announced Volkswagen pilot plant for recycling electric car battery materials in Salzgitter, which will go into operation in 2020, is designed to initially produce 1,200 tonnes per year. The project in Salzgitter is to be followed by further recycling plants in the next few years.

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07.02.2019 - 14:42

EV battery systems able to kick-start large power plants

Transmission system operator TenneT and Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy have joined forces in a development partnership to see whether EV batteries could stabilise large grids. The result: Automobile battery storage systems can indeed make a significant contribution to grid stabilization and system reconstruction.

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15.11.2018 - 15:11

Volkswagen upgrading Zwickau for 330,000 EV capacity

The German automobile manufacturer has announced their plan to upgrade the Zwickau facility to become the most effective electric vehicle production facility in Europe. A capacity of 330,000 vehicles per year is the eventual target for the CO²-neutral I.D. vehicle range, which will begin production in late 2019.

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06.11.2018 - 15:19

Daimler doubles workforce at battery factory a year early

Daimler’s battery subsidiary Accumotive say they will double the workforce at the Kamenz plant before the year’s end – a year ahed of schedule. 1,000 employees will then assemble battery packs for the upcoming Mercedes EQC, while Daimler is also setting up a second battery factory at the moment.

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03.06.2018 - 16:14

VW qualifies experts for I.D. family production

Volkswagen will begin the education of the next generation this month with the Future Electronic Engineer Program (FEEP). As part of the program, 100 young engineers and specialists will be specially trained to produce the I.D. family vehicles.

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25.04.2018 - 17:56

Bosch begins building €1BN chip factory in Dresden

The Silicon Saxony or Saxony Valley welcomes a new player in town as Bosch starts construction of its chip factory in Dresden as planned. It will mainly produce processors to serve e-mobility and is the largest investment in the company’s history.

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12.04.2018 - 16:56

VW is bundling battery competencies in Germany

The VW factory in Braunschweig has been chosen to develop and produce battery systems on the company’s MEB platform. VW is speaking of the bundling of battery competencies for all of Europe in Braunschweig and to set an example for global production too.

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18.03.2018 - 15:30

Breakthrough: electric motor entirely 3D-printed

Researchers at the TU Chemnitz have 3D-printed an entire electric motor made of iron, copper and ceramic using the additive manufacturing process. They say it leads to better efficiency of the drives and enables more compact designs at the same time.

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06.03.2018 - 11:14

VW I.D. Vizzion to be the flagship of the I.D. family

With the I.D. Vizzion, VW has unveiled the future flagship of its all-electric I.D. family at the Geneva Autoshow. Moreover, the Germans presented a school bus based on its mobility concept Sedric as well as a mobile charging robot jointly developed with Kuka.

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19.02.2018 - 16:25

VW to debut I.D. Vizzion EV limousine in Geneva

Volkswagen has readied another concept for the Auto Salon this March. This latest member of the electric I.D. family is a full-grown premium saloon with extended autonomous features. Both the car as well as the range are designed as extra long.

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11.02.2018 - 15:56

Bosch to build chip factory in Dresden for €1bn

Bosch is next to come to the “Saxonian Valley” as the supplier decided to build a chip factory in Dresden. Construction is planned to start this spring and will cost around one billion euros. The opening is set for 2021, when they will produce processors to serve e-mobility, among other things.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/01/09/thomas-ulbrich-head-vws-new-electric-mobility-unit/
09.01.2018 15:16