Nissan unveils prototype production facility for all-solid-state batteries

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Nissan unveiled its prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery (ASSB) cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028. All-solid-state batteries are expected to be a game-changing technology for accelerating the popularity of electric vehicles.

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Volvo Trucks opens its first battery plant; cells and modules from Samsung SDI

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Volvo Trucks is opening its first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks. The number of batteries depends on each customer’s specific range and load capacity demands.

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Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

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Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, plans to open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga. We all win when we prevent batteries from going to landfill.

New self-purifying electrolyte for high-energy Li-ion batteries

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A research team in China has developed a new type of electrolyte for high-energy Li-ion batteries with a self-purifying feature that opens a promising approach for electrolyte engineering for next-generation high-energy Li-ion batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery

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BMW Group creates closed recycling loop for high-voltage batteries in China

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The BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) has established a closed loop for reuse of the raw materials nickel, lithium and cobalt from high-voltage batteries that are no longer suitable for use in electric vehicles. Batteries China Closed-loop Electric (Battery) Recycling

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Toyota launches battery-electric bZ4X SUV

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Through this architecture, bZ4X achieves a low center of gravity and greater rigidity thanks to the high-capacity Lithium-ion battery pack placed flat under the floor. Handling is due in part to the battery cross-framing structure, which adds to overall vehicle rigidity.

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NIMS researchers report 500 Wh/kg+ Li-air battery

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Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the NIMS-SoftBank Advanced Technologies Development Center have developed a lithium-air battery with an energy density of more than 500 Wh/kg—significantly higher than currently lithium ion batteries.

3D solid-state battery startup LionVolt closes €4M seed round

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European 3D solid-state battery start-up LionVolt successfully closed a seed round of €4 million, bringing its total funding this year to more than €5 million. The battery that LionVolt is developing is based on 3D technology and solid-state layers. 3D solid-state battery (3DSSB).

Continental launches new sensors to protect EV batteries; current and impact

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Continental is launching two new sensors for electrified vehicles: the Current Sensor Module (CSM) and the Battery Impact Detection (BID) system. Both new solutions focus on protecting the battery and/or on battery parameter retention. Battery Impact Detection.

BMW unveils new 7 Series; battery-electric i7

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The extremely slim high-voltage battery with a cell height of just 4.3-inches is located low down in the vehicle floor and provides 101.7 The high-voltage battery is heated using a dedicated 5.5 Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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BYD launches Blade Battery to address battery safety in EVs

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BYD launched the Blade Battery, a development intended to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles. The Blade Battery has been developed by BYD over the past several years. He Long, Vice President of BYD and Chairman of FinDreams Battery Co.,

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Project Triumph TE-1 prototype revealed; Williams Advanced Engineering battery system

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Williams Advanced Engineering: final iteration of prototype WAE battery pack incorporating dedicated cell packaging for optimum centre of gravity, vehicle control unit, DCDC converter, integrated cooling, charge port, and styled carbon covers. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Northvolt assembles first lithium-ion battery cell at Swedish gigafactory

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Northvolt has assembled the first battery cell at the newly commissioned Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden. The cell is the first to have been fully designed, developed and assembled at a gigafactory by a homegrown European battery company.

Sakuu reports 800 Wh/L with first-generation solid-state Li-metal battery

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Sakuu , developer of the first 3D-printed solid-state battery ( earlier post ), reports achieving an energy-density of 800 Wh/L in its first-generation non-printed lithium-metal battery. 3D printing Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

DOE: cobalt is the most expensive material used in lithium-ion battery cathodes

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With the accelerating transition to electric vehicles (EVs), demand for the materials used to produce batteries will increase significantly and rapidly. Cobalt is an important ingredient in lithium-ion battery cathode production, accounting for about a quarter of the cost of the battery.

Hyundai Motor Group to build $5.54B EV plant and battery factory in Georgia

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) entered into an agreement with the State of Georgia to build its first dedicated full electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities in the US. The new EV plant and battery manufacturing facilities represent an investment of approximately US$5.54

NIO launches Battery as a Service (BaaS) in China; battery swap system

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Premium EV manufacturer NIO has launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) for customers in China. In addition, BaaS also represents a systematic solution to the long-existing challenges for EV penetration, including battery degradation, battery upgradability, and lower resale value.

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Daimler Truck acquires ~10% stake in machinery manufacturer Manz; pilot line for battery cells and battery assembly

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In addition, in a first step both companies have signed a cooperation agreement on a strategic partnership to establish a pilot line for the production of lithium-ion battery cells and for the assembly of batteries at Daimler Truck’s Mannheim site. The aim is to develop innovative battery technology and associated production processes for trucks and buses. The partnership between Daimler Truck and Manz forms an essential cornerstone of our battery strategy.

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: global battery gigafactory pipeline tops 300; China dominates

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gigawatt hours (GWh) of lithium ion battery capacity in the pipeline as assessed in Benchmark Mineral Inelligence’s May 2022 Gigafactory Assessment—a 68% year-on-year increase. Joint ventures between automakers and battery companies have been central to this growth.

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U Mich team develops 1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery

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A University of Michigan team has shown that a network of aramid nanofibers, recycled from Kevlar, can enable lithium-sulfur batteries to overcome their Achilles heel of cycle life, delivering an estimated 1,000 real-world cycles. Batteries Li-Sulfur

Battery start-up Theion unveils Li-S “Crystal Battery” for mobile applications

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Berlin-based Theion , a developer of lithium-sulfur cathode technology, appointed Dr. Ulrich Ehmes as CEO and announced the upcoming commercial availability of its Crystal Battery for applications, beginning with the aerospace sector. Dr. Ehmes also serves on the Board of major battery research clusters funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education, and is a member of European and German battery associations. Batteries Li-Sulfur

AKASOL introducing Gen 3 battery systems with increased energy density

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AKASOL AG is introducing its third generation of battery systems manufactured in series production. The ultra-high energy battery system will be manufactured in the Gigafactory 1 in Darmstadt from 2023. Batteries Electric (Battery

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EST-Floattech delivers battery systems to 3 Damen patrol vessels

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The Waterpieper and Waterhoen will sail under the name of the City of Amsterdam and are outfitted with a battery pack of 273 kWh from EST-Floattech , a provider of maritime energy storage systems. kWh battery pack. It was a tough puzzle to get 273 kWh of batteries on board the 13.5

EV battery manufacturing expert network launched:

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Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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Cummins and GILLIG announced the production of the 100 th GILLIG battery-electric bus built since the two companies began partnering on the heavy-duty transit vehicle. Bus Electric (Battery

Mercedes-Benz xEV sales up 37% in Q1; 32% of those battery-electric

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Mercedes-Benz xEV sales (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles) rose 37% ub Q1 2022 to 67,800 units of which 21,900 (+210%) units were battery-electric vehicles (BEV). Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered 2,700 battery-powered vans (+133%) during Q1.

Researchers find annealing significantly reduces interface resistance in all-solid-state-batteries

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All-solid-state lithium batteries could address a number of the shortcomings of conventional lithium-ion batteries in advanced applications such as in electric vehicles, which demand high energy densities, fast charging, and long cycle lives. Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

ŠKODA AUTO launches production of MEB battery systems at Mladá Boleslav headquarters

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ŠKODA AUTO has started manufacturing battery systems for all-electric vehicles based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) in Mladá Boleslav. This makes the car manufacturer’s main plant the only production facility for MEB battery systems in Europe outside Germany.

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New electrode material for solid-state batteries improves performance

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A research team from Japan has recently developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate, which results in improved performance. However, they have never been applied to all-solid-state batteries.

Blackstone may begin commercializing 3D-printed Na-ion batteries as early as 2025; testing in electric bus

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Blackstone Technology GmbH may begin commercialization of 3D-printed solid-state sodium-ion batteries as early as 2025. The chemical system of sodium-ion batteries is comparable in parts with lithium-ion cells. 3D printing Batteries Electric (Battery) Solid-state

Natron collaborates with Clarios on first mass manufacturing of Sodium-ion batteries

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Natron Energy, a manufacturer of sodium-ion batteries, and Clarios International Inc., a manufacturer of low-voltage advanced battery technologies for mobility, will collaborate to manufacture the first mass-produced sodium-ion batteries. Batteries Manufacturing

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Battery analytics platform TWAICE announces $30m funding led by Coatue

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TWAICE, a battery analytics company, has secured $30 million in additional Series B financing led by global investment firm Coatue. The battery is currently the most expensive component in an electric car; warranty periods and battery health are paramount to potential buyers and OEMs.

Octillion shipping 1,500 battery packs per day globally

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Octillion Energy, a global supplier of advanced high-density lithium-ion battery packs for passenger cars, trucks, buses, and energy-storage systems, has achieved the milestone of shipping more than 1,500 battery packs a day and expects to hit 2,000 packs per day this month.

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Na-ion battery developer Faradion collaborating with battery manufacturer AMTE Power

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UK-based battery manufacturer AMTE Power and Faradion Ltd. , a leader in non-aqueous sodium-ion battery technolog ( earlier post ), announced a collaboration which combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE Power’s design and manufacturing capabilities. Batteries Manufacturing

NIO completes 2,000,000 battery swaps

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NIO’s battery swap is enabled by more than 500 patented technologies. NIO also launched its 150 kWh battery on NIO Day. The new battery has an ultra-high energy density of 360 Wh/kg, and is compatible with all NIO models. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

BMW previews future 7 Series, battery-electric i7

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Electric (Battery A few weeks before its world premiere and during the BMW Group Annual Conference, Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Development, presented a few details about the coming new BMW 7 Series, including the new all-electric BMW i7.

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Blackstone announces progress with printed battery cells

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Switzerland-based Blackstone Resources AG announced that it has achieved a series of important milestones for producing any kind of printed battery cells. The company has been investing in the next generation of battery technology through its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH.

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ARPA-E launches $45M funding for advanced batteries for electric vehicles; EVs4ALL

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $45 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0002760 ) to support the domestic development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles. Through DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Department is launching the Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) program to develop more affordable, convenient, efficient and resilient batteries. Reduce low temperature battery performance losses by at least 50%.

DOE launching $5M lithium-battery workforce initiative

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the US Department of Labor and the AFL-CIO, is launching a national workforce development strategy for lithium-battery manufacturing. As part of a $5-million investment, DOE will support up to five pilot training programs in energy and automotive communities and advance workforce partnerships between industry and labor for the domestic lithium battery supply chain. Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background

Argonne researchers find cathode material synthesis a key reason for performance degradation of sodium-ion batteries

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One of the more promising candidates for batteries beyond the current standard of lithium-ion materials is the sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery. V), a sodium-ion battery can greatly increase the amount of energy that can be stored in a given weight or volume.

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KS HUAYU lands €170M order from premium automaker for aluminum battery carriers

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Awarded by a major German automaker, the order encompasses carrier plates for battery control components. Carrier plates are necessary for the safe functioning of high-voltage batteries and thus form an integral part of battery management.

Faraday Battery Challenge awards $14M to 17 battery projects

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UKRI announced a further investment of £10 million (US$14 million) from the Faraday Battery Challenge to support collaborative R&D projects co-funded by industry and managed by Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This latest round of Faraday Battery Challenge funding will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK. Batteries Manufacturing

Aston Martin to develop high performance battery technology with Britishvolt

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Aston Martin will develop bespoke high-performance battery cell technology alongside Britishvolt. The collaboration, formalized in a Memorandum of Understanding, further supports the ultra-luxury manufacturer’s plans to launch its first battery-electric vehicle in 2025.