Tag: suppliers

Jan 24, 2021 - 09:20 pm

SK Innovation battery swapping scales up in China

The South Korean company SK Innovation is entering the battery replacement technology business in China. This has been made possible by a strategic investment in the company specialised in battery swapping called Blue Park Smart Energy (BPSE) that is a subsidiary of the BAIC Group.

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Jan 24, 2021 - 07:49 pm

e.GO Moove gets street approval

The first People Mover from e.GO Moove has now been given street approval for public road use from the end of December 2020. This means that the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has certified.GO Moove GmbH as a vehicle manufacturer.

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Jan 22, 2021 - 01:52 pm

Terrafame receives approval for battery material factory

The Finnish state mining company Terrafame has received environmental approval for the battery materials factory it has been planning for years in Sotkamo, Finland. Production, which is mainly geared towards nickel products, is scheduled to start in April.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:08 pm

JAC Motors & CBAK to develop battery cells

In China, state-owned automaker JAC Motors and battery manufacturer CBAK Energy Technology join forces to develop battery cells for EVs. This also involves cylindrical lithium-ion cells, including the new 4680 format.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 03:21 pm

SVOLT cobalt-free batteries up for order

The first cobalt-free battery cells announced by SVOLT are now available for order worldwide. The NMX cells will initially be offered in two sizes: a 115 Ah version with 245 Wh/kg and a 226 Ah cell variant with 240 Wh/kg.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 04:39 pm

Britishvolt & Siemens cooperate on UK battery plant

Britishvolt is getting support from Siemens for its planned battery cell factory in the UK. The collaboration will give Britishvolt access to automation and electrification solutions, as well as technology that will enable it to simulate production processes before construction work is completed.

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Jan 16, 2021 - 08:18 pm

ABB to supply Azipod drive to Oceano for a super-yacht

ABB has scored the debut deal with Dutch luxury yacht builder Oceanco. They will use Azipod technology to supply propulsion to a superyacht. Both partners consider this the beginning of future projects in a market ABB estimates to exceed $10 billion by 2025.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 04:54 pm

Foxconn & Geely launch EV manufacturing partnership

Long-time Apple supplier Foxconn and Chinese automaker Geely are entering into a partnership. With the planned joint venture, in which both partners will each hold half of the shares, Geely and Foxconn intend to offer contract manufacturing and consulting services in electric mobility.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 06:33 pm

Texas Instruments reveals wireless BMS

US semiconductor specialist Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled a new battery management system that relies on a wireless communication protocol instead of cabling. According to the company, TÜV Süd from Germany has tested the solution for safety.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 12:31 pm

Albemarle to double lithium capacity by 2025

In response to growing global demand for electric cars, Albemarle has announced an increase in capacity at its Silver Peak lithium production facility in the US state of Nevada. Albemarle will invest $30 million to $50 million to double production there by 2025.

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Jan 8, 2021 - 01:32 pm

Allego to use Alpitronic and Tritium chargers

Allego has announced that in the future it will also rely on fast charging columns from Tritium and Alpitronic. Until now, the Dutch operator has mainly relied on DC columns from the Portuguese manufacturer Efacec.

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Jan 8, 2021 - 01:13 pm

CATL aims for another 130 GWh capacity in China

Battery cell manufacturer CATL has announced plans to invest 39 billion yuan (around 5 billion euros) in expanding its production capacities in China. This is to expand production capacity by 130 GWh at three plants.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 02:44 pm

Freyr signs licensing deal with 24M

The Norwegian company Freyr that is planning to build a large battery cell factory in Rana, Norway, has signed a licensing agreement with cell specialist 24M Technologies. The US American spin-off is known for the development of ‘semi-solid’ technology.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 02:06 pm

Tesla to get lithium from China’s Yahua Group

Tesla has signed a contract with the Chinese Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide for the next five years. According to a report from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the contract is worth between 513 and 716 million euros.

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Dec 29, 2020 - 01:28 pm

Morrow Batteries to build 32 GWh battery factory in Norway

The location has now been determined for the planned 32 GWh battery cell factory by Norwegian company Morrow Batteries for electric vehicles: The plant will be built in Eyde Energipark in Arendal in the southern Norwegian region of Agder. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023.

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Dec 29, 2020 - 01:21 pm

LG Electronics & Magna start EV joint venture

LG Electronics and Magna have announced a joint venture to manufacture electric motors, inverters and onboard chargers. The joint venture, tentatively named ‘LG Magna e-Powertrain,’ will also manufacture complete electric drive systems for automobile manufacturers.

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Dec 21, 2020 - 02:07 pm

Van Hool gets follow-up order for Ballard fuel cell stacks

Ballard Power Systems has received a follow-up order from the Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool. This involves the delivery of further fuel cell modules for ten H2 buses, which are to be used from 2022 as part of the JIVE 2 support program in Emmen, the Netherlands.

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Dec 21, 2020 - 11:46 am

Poland’s first electric car factory to be built in Jaworzno

Poland’s first electric car plant will be built in the town of Jaworzno in the south of the country. The groundbreaking ceremony for the factory is scheduled for next year, with production starting in 2024. In July, ElectroMobility Poland (EMP) presented two electric car prototypes to be produced.

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Dec 10, 2020 - 01:21 pm

Akasol signs battery supply deal with Turkish OEM

Akasol has been contracted by an unnamed commercial vehicle manufacturer from Turkey to supply its battery systems from 2021 to 2025. The customer plans to install Akasol’s second- and third-generation battery systems in an existing and in a new type of bus, it says.

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Dec 8, 2020 - 01:29 pm

Valmet to add battery plant to 2nd Finnish facility

Valmet Automotive has announced to expand its car plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland, into a battery factory. Besides Salo, Uusikaupunki will become Valmet Automotive’s second plant with mass production of battery systems for electric vehicles.

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Dec 8, 2020 - 12:58 pm

Bosch reduces investment in Nikola Motor

Following the example of General Motors, Bosch is now also taking a step back from Nikola, the US start-up company specialising in fuel cell and battery trucks. The German automotive supplier has reduced its stake in Nikola.

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Dec 3, 2020 - 03:01 pm

ElringKlinger to use Keysight battery development

Keysight Technologies has signed a cooperation agreement with ElringKlinger within the field of battery development for electric vehicles. Specifically, ElringKlinger uses Keysight’s Scienlab battery test systems to expand its development capacity.

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Dec 1, 2020 - 07:55 pm

Kion Battery Systems starts production in Germany

Kion Battery Systems, the joint venture announced in the summer of 2019 between the intralogistics provider Kion Group and the battery manufacturer BMZ Holding, has now started production of lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks in Karlstein, Germany.

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Dec 1, 2020 - 07:30 pm

Voltabox creates tech for free-form batteries

Battery system manufacturer Voltabox has presented a new technology concept to enable lithium-ion batteries to be produced in almost any conceivable free-form shape. The technology concept, called Flow-Shape-Design (FSD), is based on solidifying plastic materials to enclose the battery.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/01/24/sk-innovation-battery-swapping-scales-up-in-china/
24.01.2021 21:03