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IONETIC launches EV battery pack design platform

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IONETIC , a UK start-up specializing in electric vehicle (EV) battery pack technology, launched its EV battery pack design platform, which the company says can cut the development cost and time for automotive manufacturers bringing a new electric vehicle to market.

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Project CaSino investigating calcium-sulfur batteries

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The joint European project “CaSino” is investigating the potential of the calcium sulfur (Ca-S) battery as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries. This enables compact batteries and fast loading and discharging. The biggest challenge when using calcium is its reactivity and formation of surface layers, whether in contact with air or moisture, or even with the electrolyte used in the battery. Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background

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Factorial unveils 100 Ah solid-state battery cell at CES 2023

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Factorial, a developer of next-generation solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, previewed a 100 Ah battery cell at CES 2023 in the Stellantis exhibition space. Factorial’s battery features a polymer-based solid electrolyte and a lithium-metal anode.

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Lion Electric produces first proprietary Li-ion battery pack

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The Lion Electric Company recently completed production of its first lithium-ion battery pack at the company’s battery manufacturing facility located in Mirabel, Québec. Final certification of the first battery pack is expected in the first quarter of 2023, followed by a gradual ramp up of production in 2023. The first batteries produced in Mirabel will power the Lion5 truck and the LionAmbulance, expected to reach commercial production in the first half of 2023.

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DOE estimates EV battery pack costs in 2022 nearly 90% lower than in 2008

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Vehicle Technologies Office estimates the cost of an electric vehicle lithium-ion battery pack declined 89% between 2008 and 2022 (using 2022 constant dollars). Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background

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15+ global automotive brands testing StoreDot extreme fast charging high energy battery cells

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Initial test results confirm that StoreDot’s battery cells can deliver 100 miles of charge in just five minutes; the cells are on track for mass production readiness for passenger cars by 2024. Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background

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Volvo Group to produce battery modules in Ghent by 2025

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In 2025, Volvo Group’s truck plant in Ghent, Belgium will start to produce battery modules. The investment decision to install battery module manufacturing capacity in Ghent is another important step for the Volvo Group to shape its future value chain for battery systems.

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Aqua Metals electroplates first critical battery metal from lithium battery black mass at Li AquaRefining pilot

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Aqua Metals has successfully recovered critical battery metal from spent lithium-ion batteries at production scale by electroplating. Batteries Market Background Materials Recycling

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IDTechEx: Nio spearheading battery swapping expansion beyond China

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Battery swap stations are Nio’s signature replenishment facility, and it is currently the only company offering such models to the general consumer. There are also other companies in China that offer models with battery swap support, but for the taxi market.

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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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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.

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DOE awarding $73.9M to 10 battery recycling projects

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million in funding for 10 projects to advance technologies and processes for electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling and reuse. American Battery Technology Company. Novel Integrated End-to-End Processing of End-of-Life EV Batteries for Remanufacturing of New EV Cells.

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BMW Group investing €800M in Plant San Luis Potosí in Mexico for NEUE KLASSE and battery assembly

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The BMW Group is investing €800 million in Plant San Luis Potosí in Mexico for integration of fully-electric models of NEUE KLASSE and construction of local high-voltage battery assembly. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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DOE announces $2.5B loan to Ultium Cells for three US battery cell manufacturing facilities

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), through its Loan Programs Office (LPO), announced the closing of a $2.5-billion loan to Ultium Cells LLC to help finance the construction of new lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Tennessee, and Michigan.

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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.

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey to become Toyota’s first European plant to produce plug-in-hybrid vehicles and batteries

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In addition, TMMT will be Toyota’s first European plant to start producing plug-in hybrid vehicles, and the first to be equipped with a battery production line. Plug-in hybrid battery assembly will start in December 2023, creating around 60 new skilled jobs.

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Cummins debuting electrified Meritor powertrains with Cummins LFP battery system

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For the first time since finalizing the acquisition of Meritor last month ( earlier post ), Cummins will showcase Meritor’s 17Xe ePowertrain assembled with a Cummins battery system during the IAA Transportation tradeshow in Hannover, Germany.

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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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Autocar begins field-testing battery-electric cabover refuse trucks

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The two E-ACX battery-electric cabover refuse trucks are going through a strict validation testing process to ensure the trucks are built to handle the same challenges and requirements as their diesel and CNG counterparts. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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FREYR Battery in strategic partnership with Hana Technology for battery automation production equipment

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FREYR Battery has awarded a strategic alliance frame agreement to South Korea-based Hana Technology. Hana Technology develops precision automation solutions for battery facilities and other industrial operations. We selected Hana Technology due to their proven track record with major Korean battery manufacturers. We also experienced, as part of our tender process, that they have the best technical solution to meet our needs for clean battery cell production.

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First Proterra Powered commercial EV battery produced at new Powered 1 battery factory

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Proterra announced that the company produced the first Proterra Powered EV battery at its new Powered 1 battery manufacturing plant located in Greer, South Carolina. Proterra expects to begin deliveries to customers of Proterra Powered battery systems from the new battery factory in the first quarter of 2023. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

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BMW Group to invest more than €2B in Hungarian plant Debrecen by 2025; new high-voltage battery assembly

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The BMW Group is building a high-voltage battery assembly for the vehicles of the NEUE KLASSE at its site in Hungary. The battery assembly will be located on the site of the Debrecen vehicle plant, which started construction about six months ago.

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First cell coating line for battery modules goes on stream at BMW Group Plant Leipzig

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By 2024 the two existing module assembly lines will be complemented by a third, as well as four more cell coating lines and two more high-voltage battery assembly lines. From 2024 our plant here in Leipzig will be able to run the entire process chain for high-voltage battery production.

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Cummins invests $24M in flow battery leader VoltStorage

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Cummins has invested $24 million in Germany-based VoltStorage, a developer of stationary flow batteries. The company says that it has the largest fleet of operating flow batteries in the world. Vanadium redox flow battery cell. Each battery cell is enclosed by two bipolar plates.

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EKODA consortium exploring direct reuse or repurposing of batteries, gearboxes

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Used batteries, gear shafts and cogwheels could even show up in other applications outside the automotive industry. A camera moves slowly over a lithium ion battery, which has just been extracted from a car that was damaged in an accident. The modules of a battery storage system.

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Microvast’s MV-C Gen 4 Li-ion battery packs to power REE’s P7 fully-flat commercial EV platforms

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With its vertical integration capabilities, Microvast is expected to provide proprietary battery technology and exceptional cell chemistry to fulfil REE’s power, density, charging time, and cycle life requirements. Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background

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NEO Battery Materials to expand into US with subsidiary; silicon anodes and battery materials

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NEO Battery Materials, a low-cost silicon anode materials developer that enables longer-running, rapid-charging lithium-ion batteries ( earlier post ), is under the process to establish NBM America, a US subsidiary, in February. NBM America will be fully owned by NEO Battery Materials and will actively seek US expansion opportunities that include the company’s core silicon anode business and new value-added projects in the battery materials industry.

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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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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).

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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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StoreDot Extreme Fast Charging battery performance validated by Shmuel De-Leon Energy

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StoreDot , a developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) batteries for electric vehicles ( earlier post ), announced that independent battery lab Shmuel De-Leon Energy (SDLE) successfully validated the performance of the StoreDot technology. StoreDot 30Ah silicon-dominant EV battery cell.

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Researchers develop shape-memorized current collector to brake battery thermal runaway

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Researchers from Renmin University and Tsinghua University in China have developed a novel shape-memorized current collector (SMCC), which can successfully brake battery thermal runaway at the battery internal overheating status. Batteries Market Background

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Scientists propose Battery Data Genome, a central data hub for battery innovation

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Scientists from an international consortium led by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne and Idaho national laboratories have recently proposed a comprehensive new data science paradigm called the Battery Data Genome—an undertaking to develop uniform data acquisition and data sharing practices across the wide-ranging battery community. —Argonne battery scientist Sue Babinec. unknown unknowns’ in batteries. battery-data-toolkit ”.

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2024 Polestar 2 receives major update, including new motors, batteries and first rear-wheel drive

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All Polestar 2 versions, in most markets, feature upgraded lithium-ion batteries, with a positive impact on efficiency and capacity as well as charging times. Long-range versions now feature 82 kWh batteries from CATL with 27 modules. Batteries Electric (Battery) Motors

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Study calls for reduction in car ownership, battery size and vehicle dependency to limit environmental impact of surging lithium demand

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Results show that: Compared to a decarbonization scenario that maintains US vehicle ownership rates, scenarios that reduce car dependency, and therefore use and ownership, and limit EV battery size can lower the demand for lithium between 18-66%.

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CATL in 5-year agreements with ZEEKR, SERES; EVs to be powered by Qilin CTP batteries

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ZEEKR 009 will be the world’s first car with Qilin inside, and ZEEKR 001 will be the world’s first model equipped with Qilin batteries. Qilin batteries will power all SERES Aito models. Batteries China Electric (Battery

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Everledger launches battery passport pilot with Ford

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Digital transparency company Everledger launched a battery passport pilot with leading automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company to ensure responsible recycling of EV batteries. The pilot leverages Everledger’s technology platform to track electric vehicle (EV) batteries throughout their lifecycle to ensure responsible management during use and recycling at the end of their useful life. Batteries Electric (Battery) Recycling Supply chain Sustainability

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Top 10 EV battery manufacturers all Asian companies; China accounts for 56% of market, Korea 26% and Japan 10%

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The top 10 global producers of Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles are all Asian companies, according to an analysis posted on the Visual Capitalist. Chinese companies make up 56% of the EV battery market, followed by Korean companies (26%) and Japanese manufacturers (10%).

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DOE: EV battery manufacturing capacity in N America in 2030 projected to be nearly 20 times greater than in 2021

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A wave of new planned electric vehicle battery plants will increase North America’s battery manufacturing capacity from 55 Gigawatt-hours per year (GWh/year) in 2021 to 998 GWh/year by 2030, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Battery-grade lithium carbonate forecast to trade at $74K/tonne in 12 months

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Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations forecast battery-grade lithium carbonate to trade at 504,813 CNY (US$74,000) per tonne in 12 months time. Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials

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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.

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Study finds solid-state batteries could reduce the carbon footprint of an EV battery by up to 39%

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Solid state technology uses solid ceramic material instead of liquid electrolytes to carry electric current, also making the batteries lighter, faster to charge and eventually cheaper. MEPs and EU governments are currently negotiating the final text of the new Battery Regulation.

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BNEF: Li-ion battery pack prices rise for first time since 2010 to an average of $151/kWh

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Rising raw material and battery component prices and soaring inflation have led to the first increase in lithium-ion battery pack prices since BloombergNEF (BNEF) began tracking the market in 2010. On a regional basis, battery pack prices were cheapest in China, at $127/kWh.

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