Tag: suppliers

Jun 30, 2022 - 02:01 pm

GKN launches next-gen inverter for 800-V EVs

GKN Automotive has launched its next-generation inverter compatible with 800V electric vehicle technology. The company says the new 800 Volt inverter offers a 20 per cent power output increase over the previous version.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 12:38 pm

Samsung SDI to build 4680 pilot line in Cheonan

Samsung SDI is preparing a pilot line for the production of 4680 battery cells for Tesla at its Cheonan plant in South Korea, according to Korean media. The first equipment for the production lines is said to have already been ordered.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 11:15 am

Stellantis & Nidec to build first e-motors in 2022

Stellantis has provided an update on the transformation of its Trémery and Metz plants to manufacture powertrain components for electrified vehicles. For example, at Trémery, formerly the largest diesel engine plant, production of electric motors will begin this year as part of the Emotors joint venture with Nidec.

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Jun 28, 2022 - 01:40 pm

Leclanché announces battery-safety breakthrough

Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché says it has achieved a breakthrough in the safety of its lithium-ion batteries without compromising cell performance. By adding a special additive to the composition of the electrolyte formula, the company says the risk of a thermal event has been reduced by almost 80 per cent.

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Jun 24, 2022 - 02:00 pm

Britishvolt prepares to develop 4690 battery cells

Britishvolt announced it is developing large format 4690 battery cells. The 4690 format is to be developed and prototyped at the EAS facility in Germany before being transferred to the UK for scale-up at the company’s Hams Hall facility in the Midlands ahead of large-scale production at the battery factory Northumberland.

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Jun 24, 2022 - 12:27 pm

Stellantis invests in Vulcan Energy Resources

Stellantis has invested €50 million in Vulcan Energy Resources and becomes the second-largest shareholder of the German-Australian lithium producer with an eight per cent stake. Vulcan and Stellantis have also extended their binding off-take agreement for lithium hydroxide by five to ten years.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 04:30 pm

Aptera orders in-wheel motors from Elaphe

US-based Aptera Motors announced a deal worth several hundred million euros to source in-wheel electric motors from Elaphe. The arrangement includes a detailed plan to scale production in Slovenia, and then extend production to the US.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 02:49 pm

CATL to begin manufacturing third-gen batteries in 2023

The Chinese battery manufacturer CATL has presented the third generation of its cell-to-pack battery technology, which was announced a few months ago. With it, ranges of over 1,000 kilometres are supposed to be possible “in the blink of an eye”. Production and market launch is planned for 2023.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 01:18 pm

Xpeng has stopped accepting orders from Europe

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng is suspending its pre-orders for its P5 model, which opened in March in the European countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands, until further notice, citing global supply chain problems.

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Jun 22, 2022 - 01:44 pm

Kia Niro EV to use CATL batteries

Kia is using battery cells from CATL for the first time in the new generation of the Niro EV. Until now, Kia has relied exclusively on cells from South Korean manufacturers for its electric cars. The reason for the change is said to be cost.

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Jun 21, 2022 - 03:48 pm

BHP orders electric mining vehicles from Sandvik

Mining company BHP has ordered eleven electric vehicles from Sandvik for its Jansen potash mine in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. These are ten battery electric vehicles and one wired electric loader, which are to be delivered between 2023 and 2025.

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Jun 16, 2022 - 03:55 pm

BYD subsidiary FinDreams opens battery factory in China

BYD and its subsidiary FinDreams Battery have opened the first production line of its battery factory in Shaoxing in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. The blade batteries produced there will be used in future BYD models with the DM-i PHEV drive.

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Jun 16, 2022 - 01:51 pm

Foxconn begins building battery plant in Taiwan

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn has started building its first battery factory. The plant, located in Taiwan’s second-largest city Kaohsiung, is scheduled to start producing LFP cells with a planned capacity of 1.27 GWh in the first quarter of 2024.

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Jun 14, 2022 - 02:33 pm

LG Energy Solution to build 4680 cells in Ochang

LG Energy Solution has announced the construction of a new production line at its Ochang plant in South Korea for 4680 round cells. The line is expected to have an annual production capacity of 9 GWh – and apparently produce cells for Tesla.

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Jun 13, 2022 - 03:40 pm

Schaeffler introduces 4-1 electric axle drive

Automotive supplier Schaeffler presented a range of electric drive solutions at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Oslo. Among them is the 4in1 electric axle drive, which is still under development and which Schaeffler describes as its most comprehensive drive system for electric cars to date.

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Jun 10, 2022 - 01:52 pm

ION Storage announces $30Mn funding round

US solid-state lithium-ion battery developer ION Storage Systems has announced the initial closing of its $30m series A fund-raising round. The company welcomed investments from Toyota Ventures, Tenaska, Bangchak Corporation and others.

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Jun 9, 2022 - 01:21 pm

MAN to release electric bus chassis globally

MAN Truck & Bus will in future offer an electric bus chassis for the global market. In a first step, MAN will offer the eBus chassis as a two-axle vehicle for use as a low-floor, low-entry and intercity bus (high floor). Bodybuilders can develop their electric buses on this basis.

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Jun 8, 2022 - 03:05 pm

Technotrans presents 850 Volt DC battery cooling system

Technotrans has increased the permissible operating voltage of its zeta.road battery cooling system, which is specially tailored to the requirements of electrified road vehicles, to 850 volts DC. This enables compatibility with more powerful batteries. The first prototypes are scheduled for use in early 2023.

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Jun 8, 2022 - 12:35 pm

BYD to supply Tesla with batteries

BYD will supply Tesla with battery cells. This rumour, which has been circulating since last year, has now been confirmed in essence for the first time by a BYD manager.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/07/03/how-the-semiconductor-crisis-really-affects-electric-cars/
03.07.2022 18:58