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.Weiterlesen
Glencore to supply SK Innovation with 30,000 tonnes of cobalt
SK Innovation, the South Korean battery cell manufacturer, has signed a six-year contract with Glencore for the purchase of up to 30,000 tonnes of cobalt. The deal is intended to enable the supply of batteries for three million electric cars.Weiterlesen
United we stand, divided we fall
South Korean battery giants LG Chem and SK Innovation are each trying to sue each other in bitter court disputes in both the USA and South Korea about alleged patent infringements. Now their spat is threatening to disrupt the launches of electric vehicles in the US by some of the world’s largest carmakers. Even the […]Weiterlesen
New plants in China for SK Innovation and CATL
The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation has established a joint venture with the Chinese battery specialist EVE Energy to set up its second production facility in China for electric car batteries. CATL is also planning another factory.Weiterlesen
Do ID.3 batteries cost VW under $100 per kilowatt hour?
According to the New York Times, with its MEB platform, VW has already achieved costs of less than 100 US dollars per kilowatt-hour for the batteries in ID.3 due to economies of scale, years before expected. At the same time, VW negotiations with battery maker SK Innovation look shaky.Weiterlesen
Battery beef continues to escalate
The legal battle between the South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation is heating up in the USA. After LG Chem had sued their competitor from Korea, SK Innovation has now turned the tables and launched a counter-suit for patent infringement.Weiterlesen
USA: LG Chem files lawsuits against SK Innovation
The US-owned subsidiary of the South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Chem has filed two lawsuits in the USA against its South Korean competitor SK Innovation. The accusation: Employees hired by LG Chem are said to have disclosed business secrets of the company.Weiterlesen
Poland: SK Innovation has construction plans for LiBS factory
SK Innovation has announced the construction of a new battery separator plant in Poland. The South Korean company is investing 335 million euros to build four production lines for lithium-ion separators (LiBS) and three more for ceramic coated separators (CCS) in the Polish province of Silesia.Weiterlesen
SK Innovation breaks ground on first cell factory in US
Shortly after the start of construction of SK Innovation’s second battery cell factory in Hungary, the official ground-breaking ceremony for the South Korean manufacturer’s first US plant in the state of Georgia took place.Weiterlesen
Hungary: SK Innovation to build second battery factory
The South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation announces the construction of another factory for battery cells in Hungary. The ground-breaking ceremony will take place in March this year in Komárom, where SK Innovation started building its first Hungarian battery factory a year ago.Weiterlesen
Cell makers block VW’s planned battery production
Volkswagen’s presumed plans to enter the mass production of battery cells for electric cars with the support of its Korean partner SK Innovation are apparently being torpedoed by the other cell suppliers who have been active for Volkswagen to date.Weiterlesen
CATL boosts battery cell factory in Germany to 100GWh
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL has updated the plans for its German battery factory in Erfurt, giving it a boost. The reason for this is the coming of stricter CO2 requirements in Europe. CATL considers a capacity of up to 100 GWh in Thuringia to be realistic. Our colleagues from electrive.net talked to Matthias […]Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
SK Innovation plans massive increase in battery cell production
The battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation plan to increase their global battery cell manufacturing capacity more than ten-fold over the next four years. The news broke only days after SK-customer Daimler announced that they plan to procure battery cells in a volume worth 20 billion euros by 2030.Weiterlesen
SK Innovation to build first battery cell factory in USA
Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation announces plans for its first factory for the electric vehicle market in the USA. SK earmarked about a billion dollars for the production facility in Georgia with construction to start in 2019.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
VW & SK Innovation looking into battery manufacturing
Volkswagen is looking into mass production of battery cells together with SK Innovation, according to German media. Their cooperation could see them setting up and operate multiple battery cell “Gigafactories” in Europe.Weiterlesen
SK Innovation to build battery cell factory in China
The South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation has begun construction on a new battery cell factory in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. The Changzhou factory is planned to have an annual capacity of 7.5 GWh.Weiterlesen
VW secures battery cells from array of Asian suppliers
Volkswagen has ordered batteries worth 40 billion euros or almost 50 billion dollars, which is what Tesla is worth at the stock market to date. For VW, this means they have doubled the order volume in just a month and are now ready for the Roadmap E.Weiterlesen
SK Innovation kicks off construction of Hungarian plant
SK Innovation has broken ground for the construction of its battery cell facility in Hungary. Battery cells worth 7.5 GWh will eventually be made here. Production is to begin by 2020 in the 430,000 sqm facility.Weiterlesen
Bosch, OPERA4FEV, SK Innovation, UQM, CNHTC.
Bosch wants to grow together with the EV market and hopes for its “all in one” drive concept e-Axle to become a “major coup” according to board member Dr. Rolf Bulander. On display at the IAA this year, the powertrains will roll off the production lines from 2019.
Montage of a rack: Efficiency may be gained in a number of ways and so the EU looked into the racks that carry EV batteries. Project OPERA4FEV (Operating rack for full-electric vehicle) managed to repackage cells in a robust plastic envelope and thus got rid of intermediate housing, while integrating electrical and hydraulic connections as well as components in the new solution. The 11-member consortium’s work resulted in cheaper, safer and more environmentally-friendly racks.
NCM batteries reloaded: SK Innovation will commence commercial production of pouch-type batteries made from nickel, cobalt and manganese that would allow a range of up to 500 kilometers for electric vehicles. Starting in December this year, the so-called NCM811 will first be supplied for energy storage systems, while EV makers may get their hands on the batteries from Q3 2018.
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Electric CV joint venture: UQM and CNHTC plan to to manufacture and sell electric propulsion systems for commercial and other vehicles through a JV in China. CNHTC’s subsidiary Sinotruk is expected to be the first and largest client, once the two-stage agreement has gone through.
AllCharge, Samsung, SK Innovation, Infineon.
Universal charging tech: At the Continental Tech Show in June and the IAA in September, the supplier will introduce its system AllCharge, which turns the electric powertrain into a charger able to draw from all types of charging standards. It is said to use the maximum output rate of up to 800V and perspectively up to 350 kW. As the system is bidirectional, it is not only a way in but also a way out for the energy stored inside the EV batteries.
Hungary has got its battery plant: Samsung completed construction of its battery plant as planned in Hungary, where the company wants to start large scale production. However, the lines won’t move before the second quarter of 2018. Only then the output shall accumulate to 50,000 EV batteries a year. The Goed facility close to Budapest is the European leg of what Samsung considers its global production tripod with Ulsan, South Korea and Xian, China closing the triangle.
10 x more batteries: More news from Korea hummed on the wire as SK Innovation intends to extend its li-ion battery production facilities tenfold, from 1.1 GWh in the past year to 10 GWh by 2020. Latest by then, energy density of SK cells will reportedly have been upgraded in order to enable EVs to reach 500 to 700 kilometres on a single charge.
eRamp project completed: Led by Infineon, 26 research partners from six countries have explored innovative electronics components for efficient energy use over 3 years. They looked at the entire power electronics value chain. Now eRamp reached its end and leaves the members convinced that the project has indeed “strengthened Germany and Europe as centres of expertise for power electronics.”