Gotion High Tech to make battery cells in Germany in 2023
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer and Volkswagen partner Gotion High-Tech has revealed details of its plans for the former Bosch plant in Göttingen that it bought last year. Gotion High-Tech says that Göttingen will become its first battery production and business operation headquarters in Europe.
Forsee Power to build US plant in Ohio
The French battery manufacturer Forsee Power has announced a new production facility and North American headquarters in the USA. The plant and headquarters are to be built in Hilliard in the US state of Ohio and is expected to reach a production capacity of 3 GWh by 2027.
China’s LEAD to supply cell production machines to Volkswagen
Chinese equipment supplier LEAD announced a major deal with Volkswagen to deliver lithium battery manufacturing equipment. In a first step, LEAD and Volkswagen agreed to supply battery production equipment for a capacity of 20 GWh in Salzgitter but the Chinese company claims the cooperation would go further.
Vitesco reveals motor with coils, not a magnet
Vitesco Technologies has announced it will be presenting several innovations for vehicle electrification at the 35th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) in Oslo from 11 to 15 June. Among these is a separately excited synchronous electric motor that is to be optimised for long-distance driving at higher speeds.
Marelli presents wireless BMS
Automotive supplier Marelli is expanding its range of battery management technologies for electric vehicles with a new Wireless Distributed Battery Management System (wBMS). The solution eliminates the need for wiring, as communication between the batteries and the control unit takes place via wireless technology.
Northvolt granted funding for German plant
Northvolt is to recieve European funding for its battery factory in Germany. In Berlin, the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck officially handed over notification of IPCEI funding (Important Projects of Common European Interest) to Northvolt.