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BATTERIES: VW to start using high-nickel batteries for electric car

  • Date: 17-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will raise the amount of nickel used in it electric car battery cells to 80% in the next year from 65% at present, Frank Blome, head of battery cells at the carmaker said on Tuesday.

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BATTERIES: MINING.COM launches EV Battery Metals Index

  • Date: 04-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Mining.com

The value of metals used in batteries for the nascent electric vehicle industry measured for the first time

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BATTERIES: GM Reveals New Ultium Batteries and a Flexible Global Platform to Rapidly Grow its EV Portfolio

  • Date: 04-03-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: General Motors

WARREN, Mich. – Starting today, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is gathering hundreds of employees, dealers, investors, analysts, media and policymakers to share details of its strategy to grow the company’s electric vehicle (EV) sales quickly, efficiently and profitably.

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BATTERIES: BASF to build new cathode active materials production site in Schwarzheide

  • Date: 12-02-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

BASF will build a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, as part of its multi-step investment plan to support the European electric vehicle (EV) value chain. BASF’s production site Schwarzheide is located in the Lausitz region of southern Brandenburg, Germany, and is one of the company’s largest production sites in Europe.

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BATTERIES: Jaguar pauses I-Pace production due to battery shortages

  • Date: 10-02-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Electrek

The shutdown of their production line in Graz, Austria will last a week starting next Monday. Jaguar isn’t the first company to have recent battery supply issues. We’ve seen production target cuts from Audi on their e-tron and Mercedes on their EQC due to supply issues from LG Chem.

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BATTERIES: PSA Group And Saft Announce Two EV Battery Gigafactories

  • Date: 03-02-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Inside EVs

French battery manufacturer Saft (part of Total since 2016) and the PSA Group (with its Opel brand) officially announced plans for two lithium-ion EV battery cell plants in Europe.

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BATTERIES: Audi makes changes in Brussels factory for e-tron

  • Date: 26-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Electrive

Audi is making some major personnel changes at their Brussels plant, where the e-tron quattro electric SUV is manufactured. The jobs of at least 145 temporary workers are to be put on hold. In the worst case, this lot could threaten up to 250 employees.

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BATTERIES: 42 Global Organizations Agree on Guiding Principles for Batteries to Power Sustainable Energy Transition

  • Date: 23-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: World Economic Forum

23 January, Davos, Switzerland – Batteries will be a major driver in reducing the carbon footprint of the transport and power sectors through the use of electric vehicles and renewable energy. To help companies and governments, the Global Battery Alliance designed 10 guiding principles for the creation of a sustainable battery chain by 2030.

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