Tag: suppliers

Apr 6, 2021 - 11:48 am

Saueressig plans US facility for dry electrodes near Tesla

Saueressig Engineering appears to be setting up shop in the US. The new reports also suggest Saueressig has designated a new site for its American HQ in very close proximity to Tesla. This points to the German company being indeed involved in building machines for battery cell production on behalf of the EV maker.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 12:59 pm

Lanxess to supply battery electrolytes in Europe

The German speciality chemicals group Lanxess is entering the battery chemistry sector and has entered into a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co, a manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials. This involves the supply of electrolytes in Europe.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 12:53 pm

BMW to source lithium from Livent

Starting next year, the BMW Group will be purchasing lithium from a second supplier, the US company Livent. The volume of the multi-year contract is around 285 million euros. Livent will supply the lithium directly to the BMW Group’s battery cell manufacturers.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 02:58 pm

BAK presents their own 4680 cylindrical cell

The Chinese battery manufacturer BAK Battery presented a cylindrical cell in the 4680 format at a trade fair – the format Tesla wants to rely on in the future. Unfortunately, no details are known about the chemistry of the new BAK cell.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 02:51 pm

Microvast to supply battery for bus manufacturer Safra

Battery manufacturer Microvast has signed a framework agreement with French bus manufacturer Safra. Over the next three years, Microvast will supply Safra with three standardised battery products for the company’s electric and hybrid buses, as well as for retrofitting the bus fleet.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 02:38 pm

SK Innovation to build two new battery plants

SK IE Technology has decided to build two new Polish plants for separators used in electric car batteries. The subsidiary of South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation is already building two plants in Poland, with construction of plants 3 and 4 scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2021.

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Mar 27, 2021 - 11:24 pm

Schaeffler scores contracts for commercial EV motors

Schaeffler has announced new series orders for electric motors and hybrid modules for use in trucks. One series order relates to the supply of electric motors from 2023 for an unnamed commercial vehicle supplier. Schaeffler can book another major order in the field of hybrid modules.

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Mar 26, 2021 - 02:12 pm

New Farasis battery cells offer 25% more range

Daimler’s Chinese battery cell partner Farasis Energy has announced key figures for the fourth generation of its battery cell technology for electric cars. According to the company, the new cells will have an energy density of more than 330 Wh/kg and 750 Wh/l respectively.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 01:25 pm

Mahle expands e-mobility test capacities

The UK-based development service provider Mahle Powertrain (MPT) is investing a total of 12 million euros in the construction of five new test and development facilities. MPT is a subsidiary of the Stuttgart-based supplier Mahle and also operates a test bench for electric drive systems in Stuttgart.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 12:57 pm

Vitesco aims for 30% profits from electrification

After the supervisory board of Continental AG approved the spin-off of the powertrain division Vitesco Technologies a few days ago, the latter has now presented its current strategy. In the medium term, Vitesco wants to generate over 30 per cent of its sales in its core business with electrification.

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Mar 24, 2021 - 01:37 pm

Paragon to offer batteries for EVs

The German supplier Paragon, with the help of the new FSD technology for freely mouldable batteries from the commercial vehicle subsidiary Voltabox will offer different lithium-ion battery systems for the automotive market.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 02:11 pm

Foxconn to use Nidec drives for MIH platform

The Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn, who is known for working for Apple, has joined forces with Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec via its automotive offshoot Foxconn. The duo aims to develop electric drives for Foxconn’s MIH electric car platform, which will be unveiled in autumn.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 01:49 pm

Gotion to construct battery recycling plant in Hefei

Volkswagen’s Chinese battery partner Gotion High-Tech has announced plans to invest a total of 12 billion yuan (1.55 billion euros) in the construction of battery recycling and raw material production facilities for lithium batteries in the Chinese city of Hefei.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 01:39 pm

Valmet is building a battery plant in Germany

Finnish supplier Valmet Automotive has announced battery assembly in Germany. Battery systems are to be assembled in Kirchardt in Baden-Württemberg from 2022. The company already operates two similar plants in Finland.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 12:28 pm

Varta to launch EV battery production

The battery manufacturer Varta aims to get involved in the market for electric car battery cells in the future. Up to now, the German company has primarily produced batteries for household electronics but has been involved in cell research for some time.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 03:56 pm

Marelli & Fraunhofer develop motorsport power module

Fraunhofer IZM and the Italian automotive supplier Marelli have developed a power module for electrified traction applications in motorsport. The all-silicon carbide-based module, called EDI, is said to enable higher conversion efficiencies and to be smaller and lighter.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 02:57 pm

Hyundai set to use BYD blade batteries in China

According to a Korean media report, Hyundai Motor is in talks with BYD about the supply of blade batteries for electric cars to be sold in China. BYD is said to have already set up a business unit responsible for cooperation with Hyundai and has offered to supply the batteries to Hyundai from 2022 onwards.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/09/strategy-brief-nidec-gears-up-european-electric-motor-business/
09.04.2021 17:39