Tag: suppliers

Nov 25, 2022 - 12:22 pm

Botree Cycling to build plant in Germany

The Chinese company Botree Cycling is planning to build a recycling plant for electric vehicle batteries and an education and training centre for battery recycling specialists in Guben, Brandenburg. Another industry player is also setting up shop in Guben.



Nov 22, 2022 - 02:30 pm

LG Chem to build cathode plant in the USA

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Chem has announced the construction of the largest factory for the production of cathode materials for electric car batteries on American soil. This will be built in Clarksville in the state of Tennessee with an investment of 3.2 billion US dollars.

Nov 22, 2022 - 01:34 pm

SVOLT to hit the Chinese stock exchange

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT, which emerged from the Chinese carmaker Great Wall, has applied for its IPO in China. The listing on the Star Market technology exchange is expected to bring SVOLT 15 billion yuan (around 2 billion euros).

Nov 21, 2022 - 04:04 pm

Sono to source more components from Continental

The Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has expanded its cooperation with Continental. The vehicles for the current series validation of the Sion are to use further components from the supplier from Hanover, also surrounding the vehicle’s battery.



Nov 21, 2022 - 01:16 pm

Nidec to manufacture electric drives in Mexico

Nidec is planning to build an electric axle factory in Mexico. The company currently produces electric axles in China and Europe and wants to manufacture them in Mexico in the future in view of an expected surge in demand in North America.

Nov 21, 2022 - 11:39 am

VinFast & Gotion to build battery factory in Vietnam

In Vietnam, construction has begun on the country’s first production facility for LFP battery cells. This is being built as part of a joint venture between VinES Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of the Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup, and the Chinese battery manufacturer Gotion High-Tech.

Nov 18, 2022 - 12:26 pm

General Motors to source nickel from Vale

General Motors has agreed with Vale Canada on a long-term supply of nickel for its electric car batteries. Vale is to supply 25,000 tonnes of battery-grade nickel sulphate annually from the second half of 2026.

Nov 17, 2022 - 03:47 pm

Ricardo & InoBat sign MoU for battery cooperation

UK engineering firm Ricardo has signed a memorandum of understanding with Slovakian battery company InoBat to jointly supply battery cells, modules and packs to high-performance automotive manufacturers for vehicle electrification programmes.

Nov 17, 2022 - 03:32 pm

BorgWarner invests in Wolfspeed

The automotive supplier BorgWarner has invested 500 million US dollars in the semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed and thus secures production capacities for silicon carbide semiconductors worth up to 650 million US dollars per year.

Nov 16, 2022 - 12:45 pm

Varta pauses EV battery factory construction

Varta has put the construction of a factory for electric car battery cells on hold for the time being for cost reasons, as the company announced in its current annual report. The construction of the new factory for the V4Drive battery is to be continued only after binding customer commitments.

Nov 15, 2022 - 03:42 pm

Human Horizons orders components from Vitesco

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Human Horizons has ordered various components for its electric cars from Vitesco Technologies. In addition to general control electronics, the order includes cell monitoring for battery management and high-voltage current measurement modules.

Nov 15, 2022 - 02:08 pm

InoBat to build battery factory in Serbia

Slovakian battery company InoBat Auto has signed letters of intent with the government of Serbia to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory in the country with an annual capacity of up to 32 GWh. InoBat had recently made a similar move with Spain.

Nov 14, 2022 - 04:07 pm

Torqeedo moves into new headquarters in Bavaria

Torqeedo, the company specialising in marine electric drives, has opened a new 8,300 m2 building near Munich. The new headquarters now houses all business activities, including research, development, and production, under one roof.

Nov 14, 2022 - 03:51 pm

Freyr purchases land in Georgia for battery plant

The Norwegian company Freyr has acquired a site for its first battery cell factory in the USA called Giga America. The factory will be built in Coweta County in the state of Georgia and is expected to launch with an annual capacity of about 34 GWh.

Nov 11, 2022 - 05:12 pm

Daihatsu goes for CATL batteries

The Japanese small car manufacturer Daihatsu is cooperating with the Chinese battery giant CATL and wants to stock up on battery cells for future electric models through its new partner.

Nov 9, 2022 - 03:33 pm

WeLion collects €200 million in funding

The Chinese battery manufacturer WeLion has closed a series D financing round of 1.5 billion yuan (206 million euros). WeLion intends to invest the capital in expanding its production and research and development activities.

Nov 8, 2022 - 05:53 pm

Vitesco presents improved hybrid motorcycle drive

At this year’s motorbike trade fair EICMA, the drive supplier Vitesco Technologies is showing the second development stage of its hybrid concept for motorbikes, which was presented last year. But there are also new Vitesco solutions for smaller two-wheelers.

Nov 8, 2022 - 05:01 pm

Morrow Batteries to source separators from Celgard

Budding Norwegian battery cell manufacturer Morrow Batteries has signed a multi-year development agreement with separator manufacturer Celgard. Production of battery cells in Morrow’s Gigafactory is scheduled to start in 2024 using Celgard’s separators.

Nov 8, 2022 - 12:56 pm

Schaeffler begins downsizing combustion departments

The accelerated transformation of vehicle drives towards electromobility is leading to overcapacities at Schaeffler for products for combustion vehicles. For this reason and to reduce fixed costs, the automotive supplier is now announcing the elimination of a total of 1,300 jobs by the end of 2026.

Nov 7, 2022 - 04:33 pm

Vulcan expands lithium project in France

Vulcan Energy Resources is planning to develop French exploration areas along the Upper Rhine Graben region. The German-Australian lithium producer has founded a French subsidiary, Vulcan Energy France (VEF), and moved into a branch office in Haguenau.

Nov 7, 2022 - 04:13 pm

Verkor secures €250 million in financing

French battery specialist and Renault partner Verkor has secured more than €250 million in financing. The fresh capital, which comes from the European Investment Bank among others, will flow into the company’s technology and innovation centre in Grenoble called Verkor Innovation Center (VIC).

Nov 7, 2022 - 03:17 pm

SK On to source lithium from Chile

South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK On has signed a lithium supply contract with Chilean supplier SQM. SK On will buy up to 57,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide from SQM over a five-year period starting in 2023.

Nov 4, 2022 - 02:52 pm

VinGroup & Li-Cycle launch recycling partnership

The Canadian recycling company Li-Cycle and Vines Energy Solutions (VinES), a battery company of Vingroup, have agreed on a global recycling partnership. Under the agreement, both companies will develop recycling solutions for VinES and VinFast, the electric car manufacturer that is also part of Vingroup.

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