Jul 29, 2022 - 12:57 pm
Quantumscape prototypes 24-layer solid-state cells
Volkswagen’s partner for solid-state batteries, Quantumscape, claims to make bold strides in its Q2 letter to shareholders. The company says it is now successfully building and testing prototype 24-layer cells – up from 16 layers just a few months ago.
Jul 28, 2022 - 12:35 pm
Nio confirms plans to release 150 kWh battery in 2022
The Chinese electric carmaker has confirmed its earlier timetables, according to which the first vehicles with the 150 kWh solid-state battery will be delivered this year. There will also be flexible upgrades for existing Nio customers via the company’s battery swap stations.
Jul 22, 2022 - 02:44 pm
SVOLT is reaching up to 400 Wh/kg in solid-state batteries
The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT, which emerged from the Chinese carmaker Great Wall, reports progress in the development of solid cells. The company says it has developed and successfully tested 20 Ah cells with solid sulphide-based electrolyte.
Jul 20, 2022 - 04:07 pm
BMZ & CALB announce utility vehicle battery cooperation
The German BMZ Group and CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Together, the partners want to develop and produce lithium-ion batteries for use in electric commercial vehicles for markets in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific.
Jul 8, 2022 - 12:59 pm
SAIC & ChingTao open solid-state battery laboratory
The Chinese carmaker SAIC wants to use solid-state batteries in one of its electric models as early as next year. SAIC has now set up a joint laboratory with the solid-state battery specialist ChingTao Energy Development to develop the batteries.
Jun 28, 2022 - 03:23 pm
Umicore & Idemitsu Kosan join solid-state battery race
Belgian materials technology and recycling group Umicore and Japan’s energy company Idemitsu Kosan have agreed to develop high-performance materials for solid-state batteries jointly. Umicore will bring its expertise in cathode active materials (CAM) and banks on Idemitsu Kosan’s know-how in solid electrolytes.
Jun 25, 2022 - 05:45 pm
FEV joins Prologium in solid-state battery development
The German engineering service provider FEV has teamed up with Taiwan’s Prologium for their solid-state battery expertise. Under the MOU, they will focus on developing customer-specific battery systems, sales and cell/module verification based on Prologium’s SSB technology.
Jun 7, 2022 - 03:53 pm
Solid Power completes battery pilot production line
The US solid-state battery cell specialist Solid Power has completed the installation of its pilot production line and plans to deliver the first cells for qualification tests to Ford and BMW before the end of this year.
May 15, 2022 - 03:53 pm
Posco invests in ProLogium’s solid-state batteries
The South Korean steel group Posco has entered into a cooperation with the Taiwanese solid-state battery cell manufacturer ProLogium. In addition to an undisclosed investment in ProLogium, the agreement provides for the joint development of components for ProLogium’s solid-state batteries.
Apr 18, 2022 - 02:34 pm
All Solid-State Battery: Could Nissan make it first?
When Nissan announced it was prototyping all solid-state batteries, the news held an ambitious timeline to start pilot producing ASSBs in 2024 and power a series EV in 2028. In a follow-up call, Nissan detailed the basics of their technology, while claiming breakthroughs that build on an advantage indeed fewer carmakers have.
Apr 8, 2022 - 02:51 pm
Nissan unveils prototype solid-state battery production facility
Nissan has unveiled its prototype production facility for solid-state battery cells, which the company plans to launch in 2028. The prototype plant within Nissan’s research centre in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, is intended to advance the development of solid-state battery cells.
Mar 29, 2022 - 12:38 pm
Porsche rumoured to be working on electric 911
Contrary to previous statements, Porsche apparently not only wants to hybridise its sports car icon 911, but also realise a purely electric version. According to a media report, an electric 911 is to come before the end of this decade. However, there are probably delays with the electric Macan.
Mar 27, 2022 - 03:10 pm
Mercedes-backed ProLogium may go public this year
Taiwan’s solid-state battery developer Prologium is looking into an initial public offering this year or next, CEO Vicent Yang said in an interview with Bloomberg. The company in which Mercedes-Benz has invested a double-digit million euro amount has yet to decide whether to list in the US or Europe.
Mar 22, 2022 - 03:58 pm
Sparkz to build batteries in West Virginia
US battery manufacturer Sparkz has announced that it will begin construction in 2022 of a Gigafactory in West Virginia to commercialise its zero-cobalt battery. The Gigafactory will initially employ 350 workers recruited from the (ex) coal mining industry.
Mar 14, 2022 - 04:07 pm
Samsung SDI is building pilot line for solid-state batteries
The South Korean battery cell manufacturer Samsung SDI has started building a pilot line for solid-state batteries. Samsung SDI is planning plants and systems for the production of cathodes and solid electrolytes as well as the introduction of new production processes there.
Mar 9, 2022 - 12:57 pm
Gogoro & ProLogium presents lithium-ceramic solid-state battery
Electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro has unveiled a prototype lithium ceramic solid-state battery for two-wheel battery swapping. The prototype, jointly developed by Gogoro and solid-state battery specialist ProLogium Technology, integrates with Gogoro’s existing vehicles and battery swap network.
Mar 7, 2022 - 04:18 pm
StoreDot to increase charging capacities
The Israeli battery developer StoreDot has presented its strategic technology roadmap ‘100inX’. Within the next ten years, it plans to deliver battery cells that can recharge energy for a range of 100 miles (160 kilometres) in just two minutes.
Mar 1, 2022 - 12:14 pm
Chinese startup ChingTao to build solid-state battery plant
Chinese startup ChingTao Energy Development has begun constructing a solid-state battery production facility in Kunshan, in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province. The new factory is designed for an annual capacity of 10 GWh and is the company’s second battery plant.
Feb 24, 2022 - 02:12 pm
QuantumScape opens R&D lab in Kyoto
Solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region and has announced the opening of a subsidiary in Kyoto, Japan, for this purpose. The new site will have an R&D laboratory that is scheduled to go into operation this year.
Jan 29, 2022 - 02:22 pm
CA: Solid-state battery start-up Sparkz opens pilot plant
A new battery company from the US called Sparkz announced opening a pilot facility in Livermore, California, for its patented solid-state battery technology. Last year, Sparkz won a grant for $2.6 million from the California Energy Commission (CEC).
Jan 27, 2022 - 03:52 pm
Mercedes buys into solid-state batteries with ProLogium
Mercedes-Benz has invested a high double-digit million euro amount in the solid-state battery cell manufacturer ProLogium and agreed to jointly develop next-generation battery cells with the Taiwanese company. For Mercedes, it is not the first deal in solid-state batteries.