Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Factory vehicles in Audi’s production plants such as fork-lift trucks and tow tractors have so far been powered by lead-acid batteries.

2019 158

Scania unveils modular battery-electric self-driving urban concept vehicle

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The bus module of this innovative concept vehicle is on display at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, 10–12 June. The cylindrical cell batteries are placed under the floor, thereby utilizing otherwise dead space as well as contributing to better weight distribution.

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New Airbus lab in Shenzhen to push battery technology for electric aerial vehicles; collaboration with BYD

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In China, the recently opened Airbus China Innovation Center (ACIC) battery lab is looking to power a new generation of electric-powered aerial vehicles. Asia is the global epicenter of battery development and production, with Japan and Korea as the worldwide leaders.

2019 125

CATL and Toyota form comprehensive partnership for new energy vehicle batteries

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Limited (CATL) and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement for the stable supply and further development of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) batteries. The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of batteries. Batteries China Vehicle Manufacturers

2019 104

BMW Group Thailand begins local assembly of high-voltage batteries for BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles

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BMW Group Thailand has inaugurated local high-voltage battery production plant in partnership with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a partner of BMW Group since 1966. Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Manufacturing Other Asia Plug-ins

2019 111

HELLA develops battery solutions for 48V mild hybrid vehicles

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With its new Dual Voltage Battery Management System and PowerPack 48 Volt products, the company is now one of the first on the market to offer innovative battery module solutions for mild-hybrid vehicles. 48V Batteries Hybrids

2019 95

UL establishes new electric vehicle battery laboratory in China to advance battery, charging systems safety

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UL, a leading global safety science organization, is establishing a large-scale electric vehicle (EV) battery laboratory to support the growing EV market. To be fully operational by April 2020 and located in Changzhou, China, the facility will be one of the most advanced in the world and provide comprehensive EV battery testing and advisory services for EV automotive and battery manufacturers as well as top suppliers. 3D printing Batteries China

2019 75

MAHLE Powertrain presents new prototype 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid vehicles

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MAHLE Powertrain is presenting a new, prototype 48-volt battery with optimized battery cooling and cell chemistry to enable increased charge and discharge rates. Mild-hybrid vehicles need to recover energy efficiently and at a relatively high power during deceleration events.

2019 78

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). Batteries China Electric (Battery

2019 165

BMW boosts CATL battery order to €7.3B, signs €2.9B battery order with Samsung SDI

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The BMW Group is deepening its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. The BMW Group is the first customer of the CATL battery cell plant currently under construction in Erfurt, Germany. The BMW Group has also signed a long-term supply contract for its fifth-generation electric drive trains with its second battery cell supplier, Samsung SDI. In this way, we are securing our long-term battery cell needs.

2019 60

Toyota premieres Toyota-brand battery electric vehicles ahead of 2020 China launch

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Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its activities on the opening day of Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to launch in China under the Toyota brand. China Electric (Battery

2019 137

Demand for battery electric vehicles in Europe doubles in July; growth driven by Tesla and Renault

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However, the result is not significant enough to offset the market’s overall performance so far in 2019, with year-to-date figures showing 9,723,400 vehicles have been registered—a 2.5% Hybrid vehicles also performed well in July, as demand increased by 27% to 56,800 units.

2019 116

AKASOL introducing new high energy battery system

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At the Battery Show North America 2019, AKASOL will present a wide portfolio of new solutions to the battery community. The company’s flagship product is the new high-energy lithium-ion battery AKASystemAKM CYC , which has entered serial development for the battery module and system.

2019 133

Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group unveils hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric city buses

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Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group’s (GCV) subsidiary brand, Yuan Cheng, launched two new zero-emission buses at a ceremony in Beijing: the F12 hydrogen fuel cell bus and C11 battery-electric bus. C11 battery-electric bus. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydroge

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nanoFLOWCELL unveils flow cell battery prototype vehicle

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The two 200L (400L, 106 gallons US total) electrolyte tanks are packaged in the rear and central tunnel of the vehicle. Flow cells or flow batteries combine aspects of an electrochemical battery cell with those of a fuel cell. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Workhorse adds EnerDel as battery supplier for new C-Series electric delivery vehicle

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announced that EnerDel would be an additional key battery supplier for its next-generation C-Series delivery vehicle. In conjunction with this announcement, Workhorse placed an initial order for 5,200 EnerDel Vigor+ battery packs, which will be used in the production of its growing backlog of C-Series customer orders. Workhorse has secured financing to be able to provide battery leasing packages for the entire EnerDel partnership. BatteriesWorkhorse Group Inc.

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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 78

Webasto announces modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions

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Webasto exhibited elements of a new modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions in Ford Motor Company’s booth recently at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Webasto modular battery system. Conditioning the battery is essential for battery life and health.

2019 78

BYD, Toyota jointly to develop battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Core parts for electrified vehicles such as batteries, motors and power electronics are among the products that BYD develops in-house. BYD Company Ltd.

2019 90

Adamas Intelligence: all metals/materials but manganese for passenger vehicle battery cells see accelerated gains in 2018

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In 2018, global deployment of nickel, graphite, copper, LCE, aluminum and cobalt by passenger vehicle cell suppliers increased by 75% to 99% versus the year prior, according to data from Adamas Intelligence’s “ EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker ”.

2019 127

AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

2019 103

Zinc air battery project claims $100/kwh cost, could be headed to vehicles

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Until now, solid-state lithium-ion cells have been the likely path forward for battery technology, potentially finding their way into some production vehicles by 2025. But one other battery possibility is increasingly looking viable for the near future: zinc-air. Batteries Zinc-Air Battery metal-air battery

XALT introduces low-profile Li-ion battery pack for commercial vehicles; scalable high-density storage

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XALT Energy introduced a new low-profile, high-energy-density battery pack for commercial vehicles at Busworld 2019. XALT’s XPAND family of heavy-duty lithium-ion battery systems are designed to resolve these concerns. Batteries Heavy-duty

2019 78

AKASOL entering N. American market with new battery production facility for commercial vehicles

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Germany-based AKASOL, a manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles, plans to open a production facility in the metro Detroit area of Michigan. AKASystem OEM PRC battery system. Batteries Manufacturing

2019 92

BYD, Toyota to establish joint company for battery-electric vehicle research and development

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and Toyota Motor Corporation signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). We aim to combine BYD’s strengths in development and competitiveness in the battery electric vehicle market with Toyota’s quality and safety technology to provide the best BEV products for the market demand and consumer affection as early as we can. China Electric (Battery BYD Company Ltd.

2019 60

Ford partnering with Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for next-gen EVs

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Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Solid Power ( earlier post ) to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries.

2019 139

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 103

Nissan, Renault to buy CATL batteries for electric vehicles

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The Nikkei reports that Chinese automotive battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.) will provide lithium-ion batteries to Nissan Motor and Renault. The Sylphy will be Nissan’s first electric vehicle mass-produced in China. Batteries China

2018 95

Toyota extends battery warranty for Model Year 2020 hybrid, plug-in, and fuel cell electric vehicles

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In the US, Toyota announced it will extend its hybrid battery warranty from 8 years / 100,000 miles to 10 years from date of first use/150,000 miles, whichever comes first. This extension is valid for all new model year 2020 Toyota hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles. The new 2020 Toyota hybrid battery warranty is the longest offered warranty in the industry that covers first ownership and all subsequent owners.revp. Batteries Fuel Cells Hybrids

2019 71

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 95

Adamas: China, US and Japan drove 73% of electrified vehicle battery nickel deployment in May 2019

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In May 2019, 73% of all nickel metal equivalent (NME) deployed in passenger electrified vehicle batteries globally went into vehicles sold in China, the US and Japan, collectively, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest ‘ EV Battery Nickel Monthly ’ report. In China, battery nickel is consumed mainly as nickel sulfate. In the US, as in China, battery nickel is consumed mainly as nickel sulfate. Batteries Materials

2019 78

LowCVP LCA study finds matching battery size with vehicle use is crucial for the environment

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For electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles the carbon intensity of the power grid is also a key factor in terms of the vehicle’s full life cycle emissions. Electric (Battery) Emissions Heavy-duty Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing

2018 119

Mercedes-Benz Energy, Beijing Electric Vehicle start development partnership on 2nd-life battery storage

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Daimler AG, with its wholly owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH, and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Together, Mercedes-Benz Energy and Beijing Electric Vehicle plan to set up the first 2nd-life energy storage unit in Beijing, making use of retired BJEV electric car batteries. 2nd-life battery storage units are a very sensible supplement, as with the further utilisation of disused car batteries we are also making sustainable use of valuable raw materials.

2019 75

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 105

BorgWarner introduces onboard battery charger

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BorgWarner introduced its Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), adding to the company’s impressive portfolio of technologies for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. It is compatible with all battery chemistries and voltages of 400 volts, 650 volts and 800 volts.

2019 103

Volkswagen targeting recycling 97% of raw materials in end-of-life EV battery packs

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Volkswagen plans to build one million electric vehicles a year by 2025; given this target, handling battery recycling internally is a priority for cost and environmental reasons. Batteries Electric (Battery) Recycling

2019 162

GM unveils digital vehicle platform; 4.5 TB/h; installed on new Cadillac CT5, rollout to most GM vehicles globally by 2023

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General Motors President Mark Reuss unveiled the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature.

2019 133

Volkswagen setting up pilot plant for Li-ion battery recycling at Salzgitter

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Volkswagen is setting up a pilot plant for Li-ion battery recycling at Salzgitter factory, south-west of Braunschweig, Germany. Batteries can be recycled here as early as 2020—initially 1,200 tons per year. This corresponds to 3,000 vehicle batteries.

2019 142

Could carbon-fiber electric-vehicle bodies double as ‘mass-less’ batteries?

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Automakers seem to be in agreement that the ‘skateboard’ location for heavy battery packs—low and wide beneath the passenger floor—is the ideal layout for electric vehicles. Researchers in Sweden have examined the possibility of using the vehicle shell as a battery casing. Batteries future Carbon Fiber research

Eaton to supply high-performance inverters for battery-electric passenger vehicle for PSA JV

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Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business was chosen by Nidec-PSA Emotors (Emotors), a joint venture between Nidec Leroy-Somer and Groupe PSA, to supply high-performance traction inverters for a battery-electric vehicle platform. Eaton will provide its power-dense inverters to Emotors, which will integrate it with the motor and ship the finished system to its customers for assembly into the battery electric vehicle. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

2019 80

BMW readies battery factory for wave of coming electric vehicles

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BMW announced last month it will significantly expand and overhaul a facility to produce batteries for electric cars at its factory in Dingolfing, Germany. The new battery assembly line in the factory will cover 65,000 square feet in the The factory currently builds several BMW sedans and coupes, including plug-in versions of the 5- and 7-Series.

2018 87

Daimler buying more than €20B of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030

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Daimler will buy more than €20 billion (US$23 billion) of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030, the company announced. The suppliers are already producing battery cells in Asia and Europe and are continuing to expand in Europe and additionally in the US. Daimler currently has battery cell supply deals with SK Innovation, LG Chem and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 89

Lucid’s Atieva powers Formula E Season 6 with spec battery pack

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Atieva, the Silicon Valley-based technology wing of Lucid Motors, announced that the spec battery pack of its own design will power the entire 24-car Formula E field for the upcoming 2019/20 race season in association with its partners. Batteries Electric (Battery) Motorsport

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