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BATTERIES: VW to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan, report says

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News

HONG KONG -- Volkswagen Group will take a 20 percent stake in Chinese electric-vehicle battery maker Guoxuan High-tech, two sources told Reuters, as the automaker accelerates its electric push into the world's largest auto market.

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BATTERIES: China embraces battery-swapping system for EVs

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News

China is stepping up efforts to facilitate initiatives that allow swapping electric-vehicle batteries on-the-go, seeking to further spur the adoption of EVs in the world’s biggest car market.

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BATTERIES: A breath of fresh air for longer-running batteries

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Eurekalert

DGIST researchers are improving the performance of lithium-air batteries, bringing us closer to electric cars that can use oxygen to run longer before they need to recharge. In their latest study, published in the journal Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, they describe how they fabricated an electrode using nickel cobalt sulphide nanoflakes on a sulphur-doped graphene, leading to a long-life battery with high discharge capacity.

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BATTERIES: China Embraces Battery-Swapping System for Electric Vehicles

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China is stepping up efforts to facilitate initiatives that allow swapping electric-vehicle batteries on-the-go, seeking to further spur the adoption of EVs in the world’s biggest car market.

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BATTERIES: BMW joins IRMA, highlights efforts to source ethically mined resources

  • Date: 08-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: BMW Blog

BMW has been making a point lately, highlighting the fact that electric cars are not eco-friendly as many people might think. A lot goes into making an EV that could be considered harmful and that’s something all car makers need to address. For instance, the mining of rare-Earth materials used in batteries is often even more damaging to the environment than internal combustion cars. 

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BATTERIES: Mercedes shows car with compostable battery

  • Date: 07-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Electrive

At the CES, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the Vision Avtr, a fully electrically powered concept car that not only has a futuristic design but also features visionary battery technology.

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BATTERIES: IBM’s new battery uses seawater materials instead of heavy metals

  • Date: 19-12-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Mining Technology

International Business Machines (IBM) has come up with a new battery design that makes use of materials extracted from seawater, as part of sourcing alternative materials to heavy metals.

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BATTERIES: EC approves €3.2B public support by 7 Member States for a pan-European battery push

  • Date: 10-12-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.

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