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Proterra and Mitsui create US$200-million credit facility to scale battery leasing programme

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Proterra’s battery leasing scheme allows the company to guarantee battery performance Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced a partnership with Mitsui & Co. to create a US$200-million credit facility in support of a battery lease programme. Mitsui, a leading Japanese investment and trading company, holds a …

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Daimler teams up with Sila Nanotechnologies on Li-ion batteries

Next Generation Li-Ionen-Batteriematerialien: Daimler und Sila Nanotechnologies schließen KooperationDaimler Teams Up with Sila Nanotechnologies on Next Generation Lithium-ion Battery Materials

Sila Nanotechnologies is investigating replacing graphite electrodes in Li-ion batteries with silicon ones Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in US battery material specialist Sila Nanotechnologies as part of its research and development activities. Founded in 2011, Sila Nano is a leading developer of new battery materials, which …

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Solid Power receives investment from Ford Motor Company

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The investment will help Solid Power develop its solid-state batteries for automotive use Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries. The announced partnership will …

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Harvey Gulf selects Wärtsilä solution for first PSV hybrid retrofit in the Americas

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Wärtsilä will install a 1,450-kW battery on one of Harvey Gulf’s vessels A hybrid retrofit installation, featuring an energy storage solution from the technology group Wärtsilä, will significantly enhance the efficiency and environmental performance of the ‘Harvey Energy’, a platform supply vessel (PSV). The vessel, which is owned by Louisiana-based …

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Freudenberg strengthens competency in lithium-ion technology

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Freudenberg has taken on additional shares in energy storage company XALT Energy The Freudenberg global technology group has further expanded its energy storage business. The Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Business Group has been the majority shareholder of XALT Energy since the start of 2019. The company develops and produces lithium-ion technologies …

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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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