Panasonic eyes productivity boost before third battery plant in North America

Panasonic's Lithium-ion EV battery plant in Dalian, China. Image: Panasonic

Panasonic might put its third battery plant in North America on hold and focus on boosting productivity instead, Group CEO Yuki Kusumi said in an interview. "I keep telling people ...

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South Korea announces $29 billion to help its battery companies 'reduce foreign dependence'

South Korea on Wednesday announced plans to provide $29 billion in financing over the next five years to strengthen its battery industry and reduce reliance on foreign nations for ...

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Stellantis, CATL sign agreement over LFP batteries, explore joint venture

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Stellantis has signed a preliminary agreement with CATL to source battery cells and modules for its electric vehicles in Europe from the Chinese EV battery company. Under the agree...

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Daily Shorts: UK eases onshore wind norms, Stellantis says its cars can switch to e-fuels

The UK government has eased approvals for onshore wind projects in England supported by the local population. The proposals also aim to incentivise locals by offering them cheaper ...

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IESW 2023: Anant Misra, VP - Lithium Business, Livguard | Interview

Anant Misra, Vice President - Lithium Business, Livguard

At the recently held India Energy Storage Week 2023 event, energy storage solutions company Livguard took part as a distinguished exhibitor by showcasing some of its latest an...

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SEAT investing €300 mn on EV battery cell assembly in Catalonia

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The Volkswagen Group brand SEAT recently announced its decision to invest € 300 million towards a battery assembly plant in Martorell, Barcelona in Catalonia st...

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Stellantis, LG Energy resume Canada battery plant after receiving sweeteners

A Stellantis-LG Energy Solution combine that is setting up a battery plant in Canada announced it would resume construction after the country increased subsidies for the project. T...

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Maharashtra Govt. ropes in Gogoro for deploying smart battery infrastructure in the State

The Maharashtra State Government and Taiwanese EV battery swapping infrastructure provider, Gogoro Inc. (Gogoro) have entered into an 'Ultra Mega Project' agreement to manufacture ...

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MAHLE, Midtronics partner to jointly develop devices for EV battery service

Global automotive aftermarket service providers MAHLE and Midtronics have signed a declaration of intent to jointly develop service devices for electric vehicles. The aim of the pa...

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StoreDot claims Silicon Batteries with fast-charging can make EVs more accessible

Israeli firm StoreDot has said that its advanced silicon batteries will go into manufacturing very soon, thus enabling car makers to design and produce cheaper, ligh...

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BAE Systems to design Battery system for Heart Aerospace's electric airplane

Aerospace and defense major BAE Systems and Heart Aerospace, a Swedish electric airplane maker, have recently announced a collaboration to define the battery system for the la...

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Ford investing $3.5 bn on a 35 GWh LFP battery plant in Michigan

Adding LFP batteries to its EV lineup this year, American automaker Ford Motor is backing a U.S. LFP battery plant, to aid its scaling-up activities and make EVs mor...

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EAS 4690 cylindrical cells with Echion XNO anode material achieves high performance

German cell manufacturer EAS Batteries GmbH (EAS) has announced that it has achieved an unmatched combination of performances for a lithium-ion battery with its 4690-form...

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BMW deepens partnership with Solid Power on solid state batteries

German automaker BMW Group and Solid Power have added a research and development license as a basis for their common next steps. This license enables BMW to establish an all-s...

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Leclanché G/NMCA Li-ion cells claim higher energy density, less cobalt usage

Swiss battery maker Leclanché SA has announced major breakthrough in the environmentally friendly production of modern G/NMCA (graphite-nickel-manganese-cobalt-aluminium&...

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Battery cell manufacturing: Trailing the Giga factory trend

Taking a look at the mushrooming of mega-sized battery cell manufacturing plants: why JVs between auto OEMs and cell makers can secure steady demand, but also why it makes sense fo...

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SVOLT's 'Dragon Armor' EV battery boasts enhanced safety, long-range

Chinese battery tech firm SVOLT Energy Technology Company Limited recently unveiled the third-generation of its cell-to-pack solutions called "Dragon Armor" at the 3...

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Charging cells at different rates enhances life of EV battery packs: Study

Stanford University researchers have devised a new way to make lithium-ion battery packs last longer and suffer less deterioration from fast charging. New modeling of how lith...

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MHI introduces comprehensive testing parameters for safety of Batteries in EVs

The Indian Union Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has notified fresh testing parameters for electric vehicles to enhance their battery safety. These tests are followed and widely...

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Vitesco Technologies bags BMS orders worth more than € 2 billion for EVs

Vitesco Technologies has revealed that it has won orders worth more than 2 billion euros for its innovative Battery Management Systems (BMS). This includes contracts with global hi...

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BMW to use round battery cells from 2025, plans for six 20 GWh giga factories

German automaker BMW has announced a 'new era of e-mobility' from 2025 with the models of its 'NEUE KLASSE' EV architecture, using newly-developed round battery cells adapted for t...

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AMTE Power, Cosworth partner on Ultra High Power battery cells for EVs

British cell manufacturer AMTE Power Plc recently announced the signing of a non-binding MoU with automotive engineering company Cosworth to supply its Ultra High Power (UHP) batte...

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bp invests $60 million in new global EV battery R&D centre in Britain

British oil and gas major bp plc has revealed its plans to invest up to $60 million(£50 million) in a new state-of-the-art EV battery testing centre and analytical laboratory in Pa...

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Ford adds LFP chemistry to its EV battery portfolio; CATL to supply battery packs

Ford Motor Company has announced that CATL will provide full LFP battery packs for its popular Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightnings models in North America starting next year. Both ...

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Panasonic’s $4 billion EV battery plant to be located in Kansas, USA

Panasonic Energy has officially confirmed the location of its proposed battery manufacturing facility in the US. With an investment of $4 billion, the new plant is to come up at De...

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CATL introduces CTP 3.0 EV battery ‘Qilin’ capable of delivering 1,000 km range

Chinese battery supplier CATL has recently launched the third-generation of its CTP (cell-to-pack) battery technology. Named as 'Qilin', the advanced battery boasts a record-breaki...

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InoBat, Ideanomics to build R&D and battery production facilities in the US

European battery supplier InoBat Auto and American EV firm Ideanomics are embarking on a phased investment project based in Indiana, USA, in three stages, as part of their ambitiou...

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Webasto claims success in EV battery business with new customer orders

German systems supplier Webasto has announced that its electromobility solutions – especially battery systems for EVs - are gaining huge momentum. Since April, it has been producin...

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Toyota, Redwood Materials to explore closed-loop EV Battery Ecosystem

As part of its commitment to reduce its environmental footprint year after year and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, Toyota Motor North America has embarked on a mission to creat...

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Renault Group, Minth Group join hands to produce battery casings for EVs in France

French auto major Renault Group and Chinese auto parts supplier Minth Group have announced the signing of a MoU for the creation of a joint venture to produce battery casings in Fr...

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