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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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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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. The individual cells are arranged together in an array and then inserted into a battery pack. While undergoing nail penetration tests, the Blade Battery emitted neither smoke nor fire after being penetrated, and its surface temperature only reached 30 to 60 °C.

2020 110

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Proterra unveils ZX5 next-generation battery-electric transit bus

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Proterra introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle: the Proterra ZX5 electric bus. The Proterra ZX5 features Proterra battery systems, which have been proven on the road through more than 13 million miles in service for mass transit. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery

2020 124

LG Chem spinning off battery business

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LG Chem plans to spin-off its global battery business. LG Chem will seek approval from an extraordinary meeting of stockholders on 30 October and officially launch the spin-off—tentatively named LG Energy Solution—as a new corporation exclusively in charge of the battery business from 1 December. billion) in 2024 and become the world’s best energy solutions company based on batteries. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

2020 99

Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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The world is in a race to dominate the electric vehicle market—the Europeans have made their Battery Alliance a priority and the Chinese are chomping at the bit. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background Materials

2020 157

Corvus Energy to supply batteries for five new electric ferries

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With the new batteries from Corvus, we get are able to equip ships with bigger power demands which mean that we expand the number of hybrid vessels. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

2020 111

VW-backed solid-state battery firm QuantumScape is going public

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QuantumScape, the decade-old solid-state battery startup backed by Volkswagen, is going public. BatteriesThis will be accomplished through a reverse merger with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp., with an enterprise value of approximately $3.3

2020 110

SK Innovation accelerates hiring at its first US-based EV battery site in Georgia

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In one of the largest economic projects in Georgia’s history, SK Innovation affirmed its long-range investment plans for the facility that would make Georgia one of the largest hubs of EV battery manufacturing in the world. Batteries Manufacturing

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To supply EV production, another European battery company rises: Verkor

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As European automakers ramp up production of electric cars, a new company aims to supply them with batteries. Batteries

2020 97

GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS) for production electric vehicles. will be a primary driver of GM’s ability to ultimately power many different types of electric vehicles from a common set of battery components.

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NIO Power completes more than 500,000 EV battery swaps

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As of 26 May 2020, NIO Power has completed more than 500,000 EV battery swaps in China, becoming one of NIO’s most well-received power services. Power Swap is at the core of NIO’s “chargeable, swappable, upgradable” user experience, alongside a comprehensive battery and vehicle e-powertrain inspection. Nio’s battery swap is enabled by more than 500 patented technologies. As of 20 May 2020, 131 battery swap stations had been installed across 58 cities nationwide.

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Report: Tesla might buy stake in LG Chem battery spinoff

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Tesla has close ties to Panasonic, but the automaker might buy a stake in a spinoff of a rival battery firm, according to a new report. A major automotive battery supplier, LG. Batteries

2020 72

Musk: Battery Day tech will go high-volume in 2022, help offset cell shortage

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Octillion marks 100,000 EVs on the road with its batteries, 2 billion km driven

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Octillion Power Systems, a provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility, announced it has reached two milestones: 100,000 electric vehicles worldwide powered by its batteries and 2 billion kilometers driven.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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And we are preparing for future growth: With this new Battery Center, we more than double the capacity of our local battery production in China. The high-voltage batteries it requires will be supplied by the nearby new battery center.

2020 103

Octillion Power Systems debuts new EV battery-leasing plan

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility ( earlier post ), announced a new demonstrator program for battery-leasing that allows batteries to be leased to fleet customers when they purchase vehicles. Under the program, participating fleet operators will be allowed to source batteries through a five-year “lease-to-own” program, with no up-front payment. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fleets Market Background

2020 96

Great Wall Motor battery offshoot SVOLT premieres Li-ion battery lineup, targeting EVs

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New battery company SVOLT Energy Technology Co. Ltd, whose precursor was the Battery Business Unit of Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd, introduced its cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA). million) will be invested to build a 24GWh battery factory, a factory for cathode materials and a battery technology center. Batteries China Electric (Battery

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IHS Markit: average cost of lithium-ion battery cell to fall below $100/kWh in 2023

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The average cost of a Li-ion battery cell—used to power electric vehicles and to provide flexibility in the power grid as more renewables, such as solar and wind, are added will fall below $100 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the next three years, according to a new analysis by IHS Markit. The average cost of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery has already fallen 82% from 2012-2020. Batteries Electric (Battery) Forecasts Manufacturing Market Background

2020 101

Mercedes-Benz offering world-first solid-state batteries in city bus

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After years of discussion and millions of dollars invested by automakers, Mercedes-Benz will put solid-state batteries into a production vehicle. Mercedes announced Friday that its eCitaro and articulated eCitaro G buses are going into production with optional solid-state batteries, alongside.

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SEAT begins construction on battery lab in Spain

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SEAT has begun work on its future Test Center Energy (TCE), the new automotive battery lab that will be located at the SEAT plant in Martorell. MW simultaneously, this facility will become a one-of-a-kind, pioneering electric battery laboratory in Spain. There are also plans for several climatic chambers that will enable the batteries and modules to be tested under extreme thermal conditions, simulating the different environments a car may experience during its life cycle.

2020 72

Stanford scientists identify new Li-B-S solid electrolyte materials that boost lithium-ion battery performance

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The low-cost materials—made of lithium, boron and sulfur—could improve the safety and performance of electric cars, laptops and other battery-powered devices, according to the scientists. The few that can usually degrade once they come in contact with the battery electrodes. ”.

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Sweden's Northvolt will make $2.3B of electric-car batteries for BMW

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As it ramps up electric-car production, BMW has inked a battery-supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt. billion) of batteries from Northvolt beginning in 2024. BatteriesBMW plans to buy 2 billion euros ($2.3

2020 114

Mercedes-Benz and CATL enhance battery partnership

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Limited) announced an enhanced partnership in the field of battery technology. Limited) have entered the next stage of their strategic partnership and will create advanced battery technology in support of the high-volume electrification of the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio. This also includes the CATL cell-to-pack (CTP) design, which eliminates conventional modules and integrates the cells directly into the battery. Mercedes-Benz and CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

2020 72

Lithium-ion battery capacity for new BEVs sold in US reached a record high in 2019

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With a 1% increase in sales and increasing battery pack size, all-electric vehicles (EVs) captured a record amount of total plug-in vehicle battery capacity sold in 2019, 17.4 PHEV sales decreased 32% from 2018 to 2019, about the same as the decrease in PHEV battery capacity.

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Valmet Automotive sees battery systems as the main growth driver

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Valmet Automotive expects sales from its battery business for electric vehicles (EV) to reach or exceed the level of contract manufacturing of vehicles in just a few years. The growth will focus primarily on the EV Systems business line with its services for the development and manufacture of battery systems. The Valmet Automotive Group sees battery systems as the main growth driver. Battery development is also bundled under the umbrella of the EV Systems business line.

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BMW Group Plant Leipzig to start battery module production in 2021

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From 2021, the Leipzig plant will also produce battery modules for the high-voltage batteries of the BMW Group’s electrified vehicles. Now we are also stepping up our battery production output in Germany. Production of battery modules.

2020 89

INL, UCSD researchers find slow, low-energy charging of Li batteries creates glassy lithium; high-performance Li-metal batteries

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The findings suggest strategies for fine-tuning recharging approaches to boost battery life and—intriguingly—for making glassy metals for other applications. Lithium metal is a preferred anode for high-energy rechargeable batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials

2020 97

First Lexus EV to offer 10-year battery warranty

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Lexus’ first full electric vehicle, the UX 300E, unveiled in China in November 2019, will offer a 10-year (or 1 million kilometer / 621,000 mile) battery warranty. kWh battery pack which supports 400 km (249 miles) of range in the NEDC cycle, corresponding to more than 300 km (186 miles) target range in the WLTP cycle. For increased control and battery life, sensors monitor the voltage of each battery cell and block, as well as the battery cell temperature.

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State-owned Indonesia Battery Holding to help build integrated EV industry in Indonesia; role of nickel

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In Indonesia, state miners MIND ID (Mining Industry Indonesia) and Aneka Tambang (ANTAM); state utility Perusahan Listrik Negara (PLN); and state oil company Pertamina have agreed to form a new venture: Indonesia Battery Holding. Indonesia Battery aims to be involved in the whole battery value chain, including producing battery minerals and chemicals, manufacturing their own cells, and battery recycling.

Solid-state battery company Quantumscape to list on NYSE; $3.3B valuation

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QuantumScape Corporation, a developer of next generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles, and Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp., Batteries Market Background Solid-state

2020 122

BearingPoint and TWAICE partner in the area of HV battery analytics; digital twins

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Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint and battery analytics software provider TWAICE recently signed a long-term strategic partnership. The goal is to enable real-time simulations and predictions of battery aging processes. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

2020 89

UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

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Demand for raw materials used in the production of electric car batteries is set to soar, prompting the UN trade body, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), to call for the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials, which include human rights abuses, to be addressed urgently. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials Sustainability

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SK to develop next-gen Li metal battery technology with Nobel Laureate John Goodenough

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SK Innovation will develop next-generation battery technology with University of Texas at Austin Professor John Goodenough, who was awarded a 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his foundational work on the lithium-ion battery. SK Innovation researchers hold EV battery cells.

2020 102

In China, Nio wants to lease battery packs for the EVs it sells

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Chinese automaker Nio plans to offer customers the option of leasing the battery packs in electric cars. Announced in a press release Thursday, this "battery as a service" model involves purchasing the car outright, but paying a monthly fee for use of the battery pack. Batterie

2020 94

Li-Cycle selects Rochester, NY as site for Li-ion battery recycling hub

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a lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, will invest more than US$175 million in its first commercial lithium-ion battery recycling Hub at Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester, New York. The Hub is a wet chemistry/hydrometallurgical facility that will refine battery-grade materials from black mass generated from pre-processing spent lithium-ion batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials RecyclingLi-Cycle Corp.

2020 85

Report: CATL aims to boost EV range with battery cells installed in vehicle frames

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Chinese battery maker CATL is looking to boost the range of electric cars by packing batteries into vehicle frames, according to a Reuters report published Wednesday. Batteries

2020 94

Battery startup Anzode receives $1.7M to develop new generation of non-lithium batteries

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Battery startup Anzode Inc. has received a $1.7-million award for a three-year effort to develop a new generation of non-lithium batteries, as part of the California Energy Commission (CEC) Grant Funding Opportunity “Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals.” ( GFO-19-305 ). Anzode is building a generation of inexpensive green batteries that are safer for the environment. Batteries Market Background

2020 72

Team at Naval Research Laboratory suggests design direction for structural batteries

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Decoupled structural batteries outperform coupled versions. Cell-level specific-energy values versus corresponding elastic moduli of reported structural batteries, numbered by their references. Challenges remain, however, for both types of structural batteries.

2020 89

Report: Ford sees "insufficient scale" for its own battery factory to make sense

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Several automakers are planning their own battery factories to support increased electric-car production, but Ford isn't one of them. Batteries

2020 88

BNEF: China dominates the Li-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

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China dominates BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking in 2020, having quickly surpassed Japan and Korea that were leaders for the majority of the previous decade. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

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Tesla launches battery recycling at Nevada Gigafactory

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In its latest environmental impact statement, Tesla announced that it will open its own battery recycling facility. Tesla has been recycling batteries made at the factory using third-party recyclers. Now, as the earliest Model Ses reach 7 years old, and the company is starting to receive some batteries back after use in those early cars, it's. Battery recycling lithium batteries