Thailand’s EV industry growing rapidly

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According to the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand, the number of companies that are part of Thailand’s electric vehicle industry has risen significantly since 2015, from 76 to 420 in 2019. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

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Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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Niobium is a metal primarily used by the steel industry as a ferroalloy strengthening element. Adding niobium reduces the amount and weight of steel required, an important feature for the automotive industry but also for infrastructure. Niobium and batteries.

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Toyota and Toyota Industries announce new battery for hybrid electric vehicles

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Industries Corporation announced that they have jointly developed a new battery for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) in anticipation of the further development and market introduction of HEVs, which are forecasted to expand rapidly in the future. The companies said they will release information such as target vehicle models as well as battery specifications and performanc prior to equipping Toyota HEVs with the new batteries.

2020 73

IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corporation unveil Nikola TRE battery-electric truck for European markets

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola unveiled the maquette of the Nikola TRE battery-electric truck, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola, which involves the commercial vehicle brand and the powertrain specialist.

2019 91

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.,

2020 140

BMW Group increasing use of digitalization and Industry 4.0 in production logistics

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The BMW Group is increasingly relying on innovations from the fields of digitalization and Industry 4.0 We are already working with tomorrow’s Industry 4.0 A built-in battery module from the BMW i3 powers the STR for a whole work shift. Industry 4.0

2018 119

W Australia to host $135M national battery research hub: Future Battery Industries CRC

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Western Australia will host a national consortium to position Australia as a global leader in the manufacture and supply of batteries after a A$135-million (US$96.4-million) industry-backed research hub was supported by the Federal Government. The world is transitioning to electricity systems powered by renewable energy and the global use of energy materials is booming, driven by the rising demand for batteries to store this power. Australia Batteries

2019 76

Plug Power partners with Lightning Systems on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Class 6 trucks for logistics industry; “middle-mile” solution

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The electric commercial trucks produced by the partnership will be powered by an integrated hybrid-electric drivetrain consisting of Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engines coupled with Lightning Systems’ electric vehicle drivetrain and batteries. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty

2020 142

Volta Power Systems, Stellar Industries partner on anti-idling Li-ion system for utility service and work trucks

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Volta Power Systems has partnered with Stellar Industries to provide lithium-ion power systems that reduce idling from fleet utility and work trucks. kWh, 48V automotive-grade Li-NMC battery, along with a 110V 48V chassis alternator for recharging. Batteries Hybrids Off-road

2020 91

Voltaiq survey on battery industry finds analytical challenges and resource constraints as major obstacles to product development

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Voltaiq, a developer of advanced battery analytics solutions, has released , in partnership with Total Battery Consulting, an industry survey examining many of the challenges and opportunities battery manufacturers, suppliers and integrators currently face.

2019 90

Researchers use copper ions to enhance performance of Mg battery

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However, Mg batteries suffer from sluggish kinetics and poor reversibility, making it difficult to achieve high volumetric capacity. Adding a copper ion improves performance of new magnesium battery. Beyond being cheaper, magnesium-based batteries would also be safer.

2020 109

BMZ Holding and KION Group to launch joint venture for lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks

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BMZ Holding GmbH, a European manufacturer of lithium-ion battery systems, will join forces with KION GROUP AG, a global provider of intralogistics solutions, to form a joint venture under the name of KION Battery Systems GmbH. This joint venture will manufacture lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks in the EMEA region. Initially, the new JV will focus on the production of 48-volt and 80-volt batteries for counterbalance trucks. Batteries Off-road

2019 64

CNH Industrial to take $250M strategic stake in Nikola; partnership on fuel-cell and battery-electric heavy-duty trucks

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CNH Industrial N.V., the owner of IVECO and FPT Industrial, intends to enter into a strategic and exclusive heavy-duty truck partnership with Nikola Corporation to accelerate industry transformation towards emission neutrality of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks in North America and Europe through the adoption of fuel-cell technology. Nikola’s zero-emission Heavy Duty Trucks, powered by proprietary hydrogen fuel cell and battery technology, will be the first-to-production.

2019 74

Japan and France to explore broad-ranging cooperation on future automotive industry; autonomy, batteries, fuel cells, policy

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Japan and France have agreed to share information and explore deeper cooperation on the automotive industry. In a Memorandum of Cooperation , the two governments said they had “ decided to establish a policy dialogue aimed at sharing information, supporting significant transformations of the environment of the automotive industry, and exchanging opinions concerning the possibility of further cooperation between Japan and France in industrial policy for the automotive industry. ”.

2019 69

UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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However, improper employment of fast charging can damage the battery and bring safety hazards. Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries.

2020 165

Leclanché picks Comau to develop automated industrial-scale manufacturing lines for Li-ion battery modules for transport

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Leclanché has commissioned Comau to develop an automated manufacturing line for lithium-ion battery modules for transport applications. Comau, a member of the FCA Group, is a worldwide leader in delivering advanced industrial automation products and systems. The all-in-one solution selected by Leclanché is capable of automating the entire battery manufacturing process, from pouch cell stacking and welding to the final assembly of up to 32 different product configurations.

2019 69

Hyundai Motor Group introduces industry-first smartphone-based EV performance control technology; blockchain

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed smartphone-EV pairing-based performance adjustment technology which allows users to customize primary functions through a smartphone application—an industry-first innovation. Blockchain Connected vehicles Electric (Battery

2019 120

Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 105

Norwegian shipping industry pursuing battery-powered ships

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The Norwegian shipping industry is teaming up to develop battery-powered ships. Electricity stored in batteries on board ships is another opportunity in the future energy mix and another technology race has started. —Narve Mjøs, Director of Battery Projects in DNV. The Viking Lady, owned by Eidesvik Offshore, will have a battery package installed this spring. Later on, Norled will install a battery package on board an existing diesel-electric ferry.

2013 85

Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries jointly to develop 12V Li-ion starter batteries

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and Ube Industries, Ltd. have agreed jointly to develop lithium-ion batteries for use in automobiles. The three companies will work together to develop durable, heat- and impact-resistant 12-Volt lithium-ion batteries as a viable replacement for lead-acid starter batteries in motor vehicles by 2021. With this new project, Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries will combine their technical strengths to overcome such issues. Batteries

2018 65

Germany launches R&D facility for industrial-scale Li-ion cell manufacturing; €500M in funding

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the Battery Cell Research Production Center, a new R&D and large-scale industrial manufacturing plant for lithium-ion cells; the center will receive an investment of €500 million. The objective of the facility is to act as an enabler for the development of mass industrial production based on state-of-the-art cell chemistry and cell design. Batteries Europe

2019 103

Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical to form 50-50 Li-ion battery electrolyte JV in China

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Ube Industries, Ltd. Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical will apply for approval from government authorities in China and other relevant countries. Provided that the two companies are in compliance with competition laws for relevant countries, Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical will consider the possibility of comprehensive business tie-ups including for development and production, in other countries and regions besides China. Batteries China

2016 88

KIST researchers develop promising solid electrolyte for solid-state batteries

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Cl 1.5 ) in all-solid-state batteries without a decreased intrinsic electrochemical window in various electrode configurations. Resolving this is one of the most important and difficult challenges in the development of all-solid-state battery technology. Batteries Solid-state

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Berkeley Lab team demonstrates high-rate, high-energy, long-life Li/S battery in the lab; looking for industry partners

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For electric vehicles to have a 300-mile range, the battery should provide a cell-level specific energy of 350 to 400 Watt-hours/kilogram (Wh/kg), they noted. This would require almost double the specific energy (about 200 Wh/kg) of current lithium-ion batteries. Batteries

2013 147

MECA: industry could exceed relaxed US efficiency standards as it has to meet tighter standards elsewhere

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year-over-year increase in fuel efficiency and reduction in GHG emissions standards, which will result in projected overall industry averages of 40.4 We believe the industry could exceed the relaxed US efficiency standards as it must meet tighter standards in Europe, China, Japan, Korea and India. This employment figure does not include the tens of thousands of additional jobs in the automobile, truck, and off-road equipment assembly manufacturing industries.

2020 64

U.S. Electric-Car Battery Industry Could Grow If Supply Base Matures

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Increasing production of electric cars is expected to increase the market for lithium-ion battery cells substantially, but where will the majority of those cells be made? Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in carsChina, Japan, and South Korea currently have the largest manufacturing bases, but the U.S. could become a larger player as well. A new report from the Department of Energy's.

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Volkswagen says its battery supplies are secure

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Despite its plans to become the biggest EV-maker in the world by 2023, Volkswagen says it won't be affected by the tightening battery supplies that have roiled the industry, including Audi, the company's Volkswagen Group partner. lithium batteries

2019 102

OC&C survey finds US consumers lag behind major industrialized countries in embracing electric/hybrid vehicles

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Americans are much less likely than consumers in other major industrialized countries to purchase an electric vehicle or hybrid, largely because of concerns over access to charging stations away from home, according to a survey by global consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants. Behavior Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Surveys

2019 65

Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel sign cooperation agreement on Li-ion battery recycling

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Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a Li-ion battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market. This would enable a successful “closed loop” cycle to re-use the critical metals present in used batteries.

2020 127

Berkeley Lab hosts UC-industry battery workshop; bridging the gap in applied research

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Berkeley Lab hosted a battery research workshop last week to explore what role researchers in the University of California (UC) system can play in bridging the gap between science research and technology deployment of new batteries. A new battery technology can take decades to develop, Lab battery scientist Venkat Srinivasan, who is also deputy director of the Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), said in his introductory presentation.

2016 83

SoCal Edison launches Charge Ready Transport program for trucks and industrial vehicles

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This program is specifically tailored to Southern California, where the goods movement industry is critical to the economy, but is also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Through the new program, SCE plans to install infrastructure to support at least 8,490 industrial vehicles over a five-year period. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Infrastructure

2019 77

CSIRO roadmap finds hydrogen industry set for scale-up in Australia

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An economically-sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia could soon be on the cards according to a blueprint released by CSIRO, the national science agency, which found that cost-competitiveness is firmly on the horizon.

2018 112

Bolivia and ACISA found joint venture to extract and industrialize lithium from residual brine; €300M investment

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The aim of the JV is the sustainable extraction and industrialization of lithium as well as other raw materials from Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt lake. With ACISA’s innovative process, the brine can now be utilized to produce lithium hydroxide profitably with a high lithium yield that is suitable for use in batteries. There is a plan to establish a further joint venture to manufacture cathode material and battery systems in Bolivia and Germany.

BMW targeting doubling energy density of battery cells by 2030, with current i3 as basis

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The BMW Group has pooled its years of experience with battery cells and extensive knowledge in the field in a new Competence Center in Munich. The purpose of the facility is to advance battery cell technology and carefully dissect the production processes.

2019 146

Honda expanding partnership with SNAM on second-life batteries and battery recycling in Europe

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Honda Motor Europe is expanding its battery recycling partnership with SNAM (Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux) to advance the sustainable usability of its end-of-life traction batteries. Honda and SNAM have worked together since 2013 to ensure the traceability of end-of-life batteries and dispose of them in accordance with European Union environmental standards. Safe and low carbon transport is utilized for the collection of used traction batteries.

2020 67

GM reveals new Ultium batteries and flexible global platform for rapid growth of EV lineup

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The heart of GM’s strategy is a modular propulsion system and a highly flexible, third-generation global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. GM’s all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium. Solid-state batteries.

2020 119

DeMoBat project developing robot-assisted dismantling for EV batteries and motors

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In Germany, the DeMoBat collaborative project is developing a robot-assisted dismantling factory for traction batteries and electric motors for EVs. Disassembling and reusing battery systems can help improve the environmental balance of electric cars.

2020 103

Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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Now, Daimler announced the two first customers to operate the e-vehicles within their fleet: a total of 30 Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 trucks will be handed over to Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries in the US. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2018 110

GAC Group begins construction of $6.5B industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles

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China-based automobile manufacturer Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group), the parent company of GAC Motor, has begun construction of a large industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles as part of its efforts to boost its electric vehicle business.

2017 112

Webasto starts EV battery production in Germany

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Webasto, a global systems partner to the automotive industry, has started the production of batteries for electric vehicles in Germany. The manufacture of battery packs for a European bus maker has already commenced at the company’s Schierling site in the district of Regensburg.

2019 101

Interplex introduces Cell-PLX battery interconnect systems

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Interplex, a leading provider of customized application solutions, has announced availability of the new Cell-PLX custom battery interconnect systems. As battery applications rapidly advance, flexibility and customization is key to success. Batteries

2019 91

Volkswagen says it is changing into a software-driven tech business

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Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Industry 4.0 At its annual press conference, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand touted its record deliveries of 6.3 million units in a declining market in 2019 and said that it is about to leap into the electric era. The ID.3,

2020 87

JenaBatteries and BASF cooperate in the development of electrolyte for redox flow battery

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JenaBatteries GmbH and BASF are cooperating in the production of an electrolyte for a battery technology that is particularly suitable for stationary storage of electricity from renewable energy sources and for stabilizing conventional transmission grids. Batteries Materials

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