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South Korean-Vietnamese joint-venture for battery production

VinFast's electric motorcycle manufacturing plant

The JV will produce batteries for VinFast’s electric scooters Seoul-based LG Chem and Vietnamese automotive start-up VinFast Trading and Production announced on April 7 they will set up a company for the production of battery packs at VinFast’s Supplier Park. As part of the joint-venture, both firms are initially looking …

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Volkswagen Group secures lithium supplies

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The move will help Volkswagen secure supplies as lithium demand doubles in four years Volkswagen Group and Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng have signed a memorandum of understanding for long-term lithium supplies. Group board member for procurement Dr. Stefan Sommer said this was of “crucial strategic significance for implementing Volkswagen’s electric offensive”. …

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Mercedes-Benz Cars lays foundation for battery factory

Ausbau des globalen Batterie-Produktionsverbunds: Mercedes-Benz Cars legt am Standort Untertürkheim den Grundstein für eine BatteriefabrikExpansion of the global battery production network: Mercedes-Benz Cars lays foundation for a battery factory at th

The factory will be used to produce batteries Mercedes-Benz EVs With the symbolic foundation laying ceremony for the first battery factory, the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant is advancing its transformation into a high-tech location for electric mobility. The new battery factory at the Brühl sub-plant is an important component in the …

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Innolith Energy Technology brings 1,000-km EV within range

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Innolith battery uses a non-flammable inorganic electrolyte to make it safer Innolith, the world leader in rechargeable Inorganic Battery Technology, has announced that it is developing world’s first 1,000 Wh per kg rechargeable battery. Under development in the company’s German laboratory, the new Innolith Energy Battery would be capable of …

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University of Georgia purchases twenty 40-foot Catalyst E2 buses from Proterra

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The Proterra buses will help the University save 2.5 million gallons of diesel over 12 years Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the University of Georgia has placed an order for twenty 40-foot Catalyst E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and fourteen 125-kW Proterra PCS chargers. …

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Ballard to establish fuel cell centre of excellence in Europe

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Ballard’s centre will design and manufacture heavy duty fuel cell modules Ballard Power Systems is establishing a Marine Centre of Excellence dedicated to fuel cell marine applications at the company’s engineering, manufacturing and service facility in Hobro, Denmark. The Marine CoE will design and manufacture heavy duty fuel cell modules …

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