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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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BATTERIES: GM, LG Chem to announce EV battery joint venture in Ohio

  • Date: 05-12-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors (GM.N) and South Korea’s LG Chem (051910.KS) are set to announce on Thursday a 50:50 joint venture in Ohio to make electric vehicle batteries, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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BATTERIES: GM, LG Chem to build $2.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Ohio

  • Date: 05-12-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

WARREN, Mich. (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) and South Korea’s LG Chem (051910.KS) said on Thursday they will invest $2.3 billion to build an electric vehicle battery cell joint venture plant in Ohio, creating one of the world’s largest battery facilities.

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BATTERIES: SK Innovation completes EV battery cell plant in China

  • Date: 05-12-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Korea Herald

SK Innovation Co., a major energy and chemical company in South Korea, said Thursday that it has built its first electric vehicle battery cell manufacturing plant in China in the latest move to tap deeper into the world's largest EV market.

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BATTERIES: Battery Pack Prices Fall As Market Ramps Up With Market Average At $156/kWh In 2019

  • Date: 03-12-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: BloombergNEF

Shanghai and London, December 3, 2019 – Battery prices, which were above $1,100 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 87% in real terms to $156/kWh in 2019. By 2023, average prices will be close to $100/kWh, according to the latest forecast from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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BATTERIES: MG Motor India partners with Umicore for recycling end-of-life ZS EV batteries

  • Date: 02-12-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Manufacturing Today India

MG (Morris Garages) Motor has announced its association with Umicore to explore opportunities in safe and sustainable recycling of end-of-life batteries for electric vehicles. Umicore is one of few companies that offer a complete recycling journey for Li-ion batteries to maintain ecological footprint. Umicore holds extensive expertise in end-to-end battery life cycle management and a unique battery value chain that guarantees better operational efficiency, supply security and speed of response.

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BATTERIES: BMW places $11 billion order for battery cells

  • Date: 21-11-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Europe Auto News

BERLIN -- BMW has ordered battery cells worth more than 10 billion euros ($11.07 billion) from Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) of China and Samsung SDI of South Korea

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BATTERIES: Nikola Corporation to unveil novel battery cell technology; 500 Wh/kg on production cell

  • Date: 20-11-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Nikola Corporation said that it has developed a new battery that has a record energy density of 1,100 Wh kg-1 on the material level and 500 Wh kg-1 on the production cell level—including casing, terminals and separator—more than double current lithium-ion battery cells. The Nikola prototype cell eliminates binder material and current collectors, enabling more energy storage within the cell. It is also expected to pass nail penetration standards, thus reducing potential vehicle fires.

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