Tag: suppliers

Sep 28, 2020 - 04:32 pm

VW and JV partners invest €15Bn in e-mobility in China

Volkswagen will invest around 15 billion euros in electric mobility in China by 2024 with its three joint venture partners SAIC, FAW and JAC. This comes in addition to the €33Bn the Group had already announced in 2019 for the global development of the electric car sector.

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Sep 25, 2020 - 02:21 pm

Danfoss to fit hybrid drives on exploration vessels

Danfoss Editron has received an order from the Norwegian shipyard Grovfjord Mekaniske Verksted (GMV) to supply hybrid propulsion systems for a fleet of unmanned exploration vessels. Four of the vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2021, with seven more to follow in the following months.

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Sep 22, 2020 - 06:45 pm

SK Innovation hires personnel for new US plants

SK Innovation has announced that it will hire more than 1,000 skilled workers by the end of 2021 in preparation for its first of two battery cell factories in the US. Both plants will be in the state of Georgia and produce cells for more than 300,000 electric vehicles per year.

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Sep 19, 2020 - 11:16 am

Corvus Energy batteries for five all-electric ferries

Corvus Energy has been contracted to supply the battery systems for five new all-electric ferries to be built by Holland Shipyards for the transport company GVB in Amsterdam. The first electric ferry should be delivered in summer next year.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 01:05 pm

Chinese Model 3 subject to a few upgrades

Tesla is apparently preparing some upgrades for the Model 3 – at least as far as the version produced in China is concerned. Besides a reworked frunk and steering wheel as well as an electric tailgate, there are some indications that the electric sedan will also get a heat pump.

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Sep 9, 2020 - 02:37 pm

Good year for South Korean battery production

South Korean electric vehicle battery manufacturers more than doubled their market share between January and July 2020. In general, the market contracted by 16.8 per cent from 64.1 to 53.3 GWh capacity during the first seven months of the year due to corona.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 04:19 pm

GM to manufacture for Nikola Motor in the US

General Motors and Nikola have agreed on a strategic partnership, which sees GM taking an eleven per cent stake in the US startup. With this agreement, GM will become Nikola’s US manufacturing partner starting with the much anticipated zero-emission pickup Badger.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 03:27 pm

Ballard introduces fuel cell module for ships

Ballard Power Systems has just announced the introduction of a fuel cell module for the primary propulsion of ships. The new module, called FCwave, has an output of 200 kW and can be connected in series up to an output of several megawatts.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 01:46 pm

Hyundai & SK Innovation cooperate on battery eco-system

Hyundai Motor Group and SK Innovation have agreed to work together to develop a sustainable ecosystem for electric vehicle batteries. The cooperation of the South Korean companies will include various business areas not directly related to cell manufacturing.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:43 pm

PSA launch the ACC battery cell joint venture

The French automotive group PSA with its German subsidiary Opel and the French energy group Total with its subsidiary Saft have now signed an agreement to set up the Automotive Cells Company (ACC) joint venture.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 01:28 pm

The Korean battery giants battle on

After a preliminary ruling in favour of LG Chem was issued in the U.S. regarding the legal dispute between the South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation, the legal dispute between the two companies continued in South Korea – and a ruling has been made.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 04:04 pm

Siemens to build bus chargers in New Zealand

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has received an order from Go Bus, New Zealand’s largest bus operator, to equip two bus depots with charging technology for electric buses. These are two separate Go Bus orders in Auckland and Christchurch.

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Aug 24, 2020 - 04:14 pm

Akasol increases sales despite pandemic

Despite the economic impact of the pandemic, German battery systems manufacturer Akasol recorded a 27.5 per cent increase in sales in the second quarter compared to the first three months of this year. Total sales in the first half of the year amounted to 18.2 million euros.

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Aug 19, 2020 - 05:13 pm

Elkem considers battery materials plant in Norway

The Norwegian company Elkem has selected the Herøya Industrial Park as the site for a potential large-scale plant for battery material production. The Northern Recharge project aims to supply graphite as anode material in lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars.

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Aug 19, 2020 - 03:29 pm

Hyraze League to establish racing on green hydrogen

A consortium of German partners will establish the Hyraze League as the world’s first automobile racing series to use hydrogen from sustainable sources. The concept now presented envisions 588 hydrogen-powered cars competing using eco-tech both in the real world and online.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:20 pm

CATL aims to make the battery pack redundant by 2030

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL is working on a new approach for more powerful electric cars. After the so-called “cell-to-pack” technology, in which the cells are integrated directly into the battery pack without the intermediate step of modules, the focus is now on “cell-to-chassis”.

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Aug 13, 2020 - 11:05 am

VW is building a high voltage lab in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has begun to expand its Chattanooga plant in the USA in preparation for the production of the VW ID.4 before series production begins in 2022. The expansion not only applies not only to the assembly of electric cars but also to the development of new electric models.

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Aug 12, 2020 - 12:31 pm

MEB drive unit to come from Vitesco

Continental’s drive unit Vitesco Technologies has developed the drive control unit for Volkswagen’s MEB electrical construction kit. The German company based in Regensburg is the sole supplier of the component for the MEB platform.

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Aug 10, 2020 - 04:32 pm

PSA has a major order for SVOLT

According to insiders, SVOLT, the battery cell manufacturer that emerged from the Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall, has received a large order from the French PSA group. SVOLT will supply PSA with battery cells with a total capacity of more than 7 GWh.

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Aug 5, 2020 - 06:34 pm

CATL and Mercedes-Benz expand partnership

Mercedes-Benz and the Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL have expanded their partnership. The two companies intend to cooperate more closely in research and development, while Mercedes-Benz will be supplied with cells from CATL’s cell factory near Erfurt, currently under construction.

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Aug 5, 2020 - 03:38 pm

New e-bike drives from Yamaha and Mahle

For model year 2021, Yamaha and Mahle have both introduced new e-bike drives. Both companies are following the trend towards smaller and lighter drives that are easier to integrate into the frame.

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Jul 31, 2020 - 12:37 pm

Verkor plans GWh scale battery cell factory in Europe

Verkor has announced its intention to produce battery cells for electric cars on a gigawatt scale in Europe, among other things. The newly founded French company relies on well-known partners and is already looking for a site for the factory.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 06:00 pm

Mahle aims for faster charging with better condenser

Mahle has presented a new type of condenser for cooling systems in hybrid and electric vehicles that should enable faster charging of the traction battery. The supplier envisages technology that will help make electric vehicles more suitable for everyday use and mass production.

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