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Toyota to build $50M automotive battery lab at Michigan R&D headquarters

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As part of its evaluation process, the new Michigan battery lab will ensure that Toyota’s batteries meet North American customer requirements by confirming performance, quality and durability of automotive batteries made by Toyota. to evaluate batteries for electric and electrified vehicles in North America.

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Ford investing $3.5B to build LFP battery plant in Michigan; partnering with CATL

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billion to build the country’s first automaker-backed LFP battery plant, offering customers a second battery technology within Ford’s EV lineup. Ford is now commited to build both nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in the US. Limited (CATL), the world’s leading battery manufacturer.

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Nel to invest up to $400M in electrolyzer plant in Michigan

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Nel plans to build a new automated gigawatt electrolyzer manufacturing facility in Michigan. When fully developed, the facility will employ more than 500 people and be among the largest electrolyzer manufacturing plants in the world.

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LG Energy Solution investing $1.7B to quintuple battery plant capacity in Michigan

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LGES’ expansion will quintuple the plant’s capacity to help produce battery components into the future as Michigan’s electric vehicle industry grows. billion to build Ultium Cell LLC’s third US battery cell plant in the city of Lansing and Delta Township, a joint venture between GM and LG. LG Energy Solution (LGES) is investing $1.7

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Graphex Group to build graphite processing facility in Warren, Michigan

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The talent base, existing automotive supply chain infrastructure, available state and local support and available incentives, and proximity to customers at the heart of the automotive industry, helped to differentiate Michigan from competing regions for this first foothold for Graphex in the US.

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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. Natron has spent 10 years developing sodium-ion battery chemistry for mass manufacturing.

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Ford to assemble electric E-Transit van in Kansas City; building out $3.2B North American EV manufacturing capability

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Ford Motor Company announced that its Kansas City Assembly Plant will build the all-new E-Transit van, part of a more than $3.2 billion investment in Ford’s North American manufacturing facilities to produce a series of new electric vehicles for commercial and retail customers. This will retain 225 jobs at the plant. billion (US $1.35