Jun 9, 2023 - 02:08 pm

Toyota invests $50m in US battery lab

In the USA, Toyota is investing almost 50 million US dollars in a new battery laboratory. This will be built at the research and development headquarters in York Township and will go into operation in 2025.

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Jun 8, 2023 - 01:51 pm

Livista announces plans for lithium refinery in Germany

The Luxembourg-based company Livista Energy Europe is planning a lithium refinery in Germany. This is to go into operation in 2026 and produce up to 40,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium products per year – enough for the batteries of around 850,000 electric vehicles.

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Jun 8, 2023 - 11:03 am

AESC kicks off construction of battery plant in South Carolina

Battery cell manufacturer AESC (formerly Envision AESC) has begun construction of its new factory in the US state of South Carolina, which will supply BMW with cylindrical cells in the future. Announced in December 2022, the production facility in Florence County is scheduled to come on stream in 2026.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 01:30 pm

Forsee introduces ‘Flex-Plus’ battery for heavy vehicles

The French battery manufacturer Forsee Power presented the ‘Flex Plus’ new battery system for equipping heavy electric vehicles such as buses, trucks and off-road vehicles. Only a month ago, the company presented a battery system for medium-sized trucks and minibuses.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 01:17 pm

LGES to source graphite anode material from Novonix

South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LGES) and US battery materials company Novonix have signed an agreement to develop artificial graphite anode material for lithium-ion batteries. A supply contract could follow soon.

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Jun 6, 2023 - 01:34 pm

MG Motor India & Lohum form battery material supply loop

MG Motor India has joined forces with Indian reuse and recycling company Lohum to establish a comprehensive ecosystem for the reuse and life cycle management of EV batteries. Under the collaboration, Lohum will reuse batteries from MG electric vehicles in second-life Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for “a wide variety of clean energy applications in […]

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Jun 5, 2023 - 12:12 pm

GM & Posco invest in CAM production capacities in Canada

General Motors and Posco are making an additional investment of more than US$1 billion as part of their Ultium CAM joint venture to increase the production of cathode active material (CAM) for electric car batteries in North America with a new facility.

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Jun 5, 2023 - 12:02 pm

Gotion considers building battery factory in Morocco

Chinese battery cell manufacturer and Volkswagen partner Gotion High-Tech is looking into building a large battery cell factory in Morocco. It is still unclear what the timetable will look like for the construction or production launch.

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Jun 5, 2023 - 11:33 am

Tata Group to build battery factory in Gujarat

The Tata Group wants to invest 130 billion rupees (just under €1.5 billion euros) in the construction of a new battery cell factory in the Indian state of Gujarat. Construction of the factory is to begin there in three years at the latest.

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Jun 2, 2023 - 02:42 pm

Quantron takes over Eyes Group in Italy

The German company Quantron, which specialises in the electrification of vehicles, is expanding into Italy. Quantron is acquiring the subsidiary Eyes Group from the Italian company Friem and will establish its own subsidiary Quantron Italy.

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Jun 2, 2023 - 01:55 pm

Bosch takes over fuel cell production for PowerCell

Bosch is taking over the production of the S3 fuel cell stack for PowerCell. Under the new agreement, Bosch will integrate the S3 into its own production facilities in Germany and deliver finished 100 kW stacks to PowerCell’s plant in Gothenburg.

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May 30, 2023 - 01:53 pm

Manz joins Customcells Group

Manz AG becomes a shareholder of the Customcells Group. The German engineering company is taking a rather unusual route – through its investment in the subsidiary Customcells Tübingen GmbH.

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May 30, 2023 - 01:36 pm

ACC opens battery factory in France

Automotive Cells Company (ACC), a joint venture by Stellantis, Total and Mercedes-Benz, inaugurated its first factory in France. However, the “Grand Opening” is not synonymous with commissioning, which will take place later this year.

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May 30, 2023 - 10:07 am

Volkswagen may build its next battery factory in Indonesia

The Volkswagen Group is allegedly planning a battery factory for electric cars in Indonesia. Citing Ikmal Lukma, Secretary of the Indonesian Ministry of Investment, local media report that Volkswagen intends to invest around €4.7 billion in the factory.

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May 26, 2023 - 04:01 pm

Hyundai and LGES to build battery factory in Georgia

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have announced a joint venture to produce battery cells for electric cars in the USA. The Korean companies will invest over $4.3 bn and hold the JV equally. The selected site is the state of Georgia which is no stranger to Hyundai.

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May 25, 2023 - 02:40 pm

Sakuu unveils 3D printed batteries for licensing

Sakuu, a Californian developer of 3D-printed solid-state batteries, has unveiled a market-ready lithium metal cell chemistry that battery manufacturers can now license. Sample 5 Ah pouch cells are available at Sakuu’s battery pilot plant in Silicon Valley.

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May 25, 2023 - 11:44 am

SK On gathers another 880 million euros

SK On, the battery division of the South Korean company SK Innovation, has secured further capital for its global expansion. SK On has now managed to well exceed its targeted investment amount of 4 trillion won with the addition of this latest financing round.

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May 25, 2023 - 11:35 am

Tata to pick the UK over Spain for new battery plant

Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors appears to have opted for the UK to construct its planned battery cell factory. Previous plans for Europe saw Tata also eyeing Spain, yet the latest BBC reports consider talks in Britain well advanced, including a location.

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May 24, 2023 - 01:26 pm

AMG Lithium to use Fortum recycled lithium

Fortum Battery Recycling and AMG Lithium have signed a preliminary contract and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the recycling of lithium salts. The common goal is to process lithium salts in Germany into battery-grade lithium hydroxide.

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May 24, 2023 - 01:11 pm

ExxonMobil goes for lithium mining

The US mineral oil company ExxonMobil is apparently getting involved in lithium mining. According to information from US media outlets, the oil giant has acquired drilling rights for an area in the US state of Arkansas where large lithium deposits are suspected.

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