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BATTERIES: European Tesla Gigafactory Production Should Begin In 2021 Says Musk

  • Date: 29-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Inside EVs

Tesla has entered the final stretch of construction on the third Gigafactory located in Shanghai, China. Production costs are expected to be much lower for every Tesla Model 3 coming out of China. Despite this, European-bound Tesla production will not be coming out of this new factory.

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BATTERIES: LG Chem plans to invest $424 million for battery material plant in South Korea

  • Date: 25-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean battery maker LG Chem Ltd said on Thursday it had agreed to invest 500 billion won ($424.03 million) to build a factory in South Korea to produce cathode material for lithium-ion batteries.

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BATTERIES: Tesla results: solar down, batteries up

  • Date: 25-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: PV Magazine

Elon Musk’s EV and energy company is becoming increasingly irrelevant in the rooftop solar market, but battery sales are booming.

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BATTERIES: BMW Group Plant Spartanburg doubles battery production capacity

  • Date: 24-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: BMW

Spartanburg/ Munich. BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the US state of South Carolina has doubled its capacity for production of high-voltage batteries. The plant’s own battery facility now produces the new fourth-generation batteries. These are intended for the plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW X5 and the future BMW X3, also produced in Spartanburg.

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BATTERIES: Breakthrough Widens Working Temperature Range Of Li-Ion Batteries

  • Date: 19-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Inside EVs

The next big thing on battery tech is undeniably related to solid-state technology. Even John Goodenough – father of the lithium-ion batteries – is researching them. But it seems regular li-ion will also be perfect in what depends on PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) scientists. They have managed to increase the working temperature range of these batteries, which now work well from -40 ºF to 140 ºF (-40 ºC to 60 ºC).

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BATTERIES: CATL and Toyota Form Comprehensive Partnership for New Energy Vehicle Batteries

  • Date: 17-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Toyota

Toyota City, Japan, July 17, 2019―Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that they have entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement for the stable supply and further development of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) batteries. The two companies have also commenced discussions that cover a wide range of fields, including: supply of batteries, new technology development, product quality improvements, and the reuse and recycling of...

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BATTERIES: How lithium-rich Chile botched a plan to attract battery makers

  • Date: 17-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles.

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BATTERIES: Anglo American Platinum and Platinum Group Metals Ltd launch new venture to develop next generation battery technology

  • Date: 15-07-19
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Anglo American Platinum

Anglo American Platinum Limited (‘Anglo American Platinum’) and Platinum Group Metals Ltd. have launched a new venture, Lion Battery Technologies Inc. (‘Lion’), to accelerate the development of next-generation battery technology using platinum and palladium. The possibility of creating additional demand for platinum and palladium in the battery technology space is an exciting development and of strategic importance to both parties.

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