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SDK creates advanced battery materials unit in China

Showa Denko graphite electrode

Tokyo-headquartered SDK establishes a dedicated unit to sell battery components to China’s booming EV industry Japanese chemicals company Showa Denko has established a new subsidiary – Showa Denko Battery Materials (Shanghai) Co. (SDBM) – to sell battery materials, with the goal of strengthening its position in the battery materials business …

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New research eyes cheaper li-ion batteries with double capacity

Gerd Ceder - Battery Research - Materials Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab.

University of California, Berkeley researchers design new energy-dense li-ion cathodes, without the need for cobalt Although lithium is often considered the key element in battery manufacturing, many other components depend on equally important rare earth supplies. With nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) lithium-ion being amongst the most common, each of these materials is …

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SUN Mobility launches swappable batteries for two, three-wheelers

(L-R) SUN co-founder and vice chairman Chetan Maini and Ashok Leyland managing director Vinod K Dasari.

India’s SUN Mobility launched a swappable battery architecture for two and three-wheeler EVs in Bengaluru Indian battery and charging infrastructure supplier SUN Mobility has launched a new global, interoperable smart mobility solution for two and three-wheeler EVs. Developed at its R&D centre in Bengaluru, the company says its energy infrastructure platform is a …

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Akasol battery to power Evobus Citaro E-CELL

EvoBus Citaro

Germany’s Akasol supplies lithium-ion battery systems for Daimler subsidiary EvoBus EvoBus’ new electric bus model, the Citaro, will be launched in September 2018, and will be equipped with up to ten of Akasol’s AKASYSTEM OEM battery packs, the manufacturers have announced. “We’re working on this together with Akasol’s experts. Based …

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