Hitachi Restructures, Spinning Off Automotive Systems Business; to Launch Group-Wide Strategies for Li-ion Battery and Renewables Businesses

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In addition, on 1 April, the company will introduce organizations to plan and propose R&D and business strategies for the whole Hitachi Group regarding lithium-ion battery and renewable energy-related businesses. Specifically, in the environmental field, it will enhance lithium-ion batteries, compact inverters, small motors and other key devices for hybrid vehicles. Lithium-ion Battery Business.

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

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Two more factories will be built in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, one at the company’s Sindelfingen site, and one each at the sites in Beijing (China), Bangkok (Thailand) and Tuscaloosa (USA). These include the continuous optimization of the current generation of Li-ion systems, the further development of cells bought on the world market and research on the next generation of post-lithium-ion systems.

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Polypore sells itself; battery separators to Asahi Kasei for $2.2B, separations media to 3M for $1B

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Asahi Kasei projects significant growth in demand for Li-ion battery separators in the automotive segment. Polypore’s energy storage business comprises two main elements: Celgard Li-ion battery separators and Daramic lead-acid battery separators. Source: Asahi Kasei. growth in Click to enlarge. Polypore International, Inc., a manufacturer of microporous membranes, signed definitive agreements for its sale.

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Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Concludes Knockout Qualifying Stage; 15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue On

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Spira, Spira4u (Carrollton, IL/Banglamung, Thailand) Combustion Engine. Li-ion Motors, Wave II (North Carolina) Battery Electric. The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10-million competition to inspire a new generation of vehicles capable of achieving 100 MPGe (miles per gallon or its energy equivalent), concluded its Knockout Qualifying Stage.

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Tata Motors shows CNG, diesel-electric hybrid and fuel cell concepts at Auto Expo 2012 in India, unveils 3 new production vehicles

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Apart from regenerative braking, the Indigo Manza Hybrid Concept also recharges its Li-ion battery pack with a roof-mounted solar panel. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, Spain and South Africa.

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