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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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Keppel acquires stake in leading EV battery businesses for US$50 million

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Keppel and Envision will work together to develop smart electrified urban solutions Keppel Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary KepVenture, has entered into an agreement with Envision AESC to invest US$50 million for a minority stake in Envision AESC Group, a leading intelligent lithium-ion battery company. This co-investment with Envision …

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Johnson Matthey achieves two major milestones in journey to commercialise eLNO

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Johnson Matthey has second a site to build a plant in Poland Johnson Matthey (JM) has announced two major strategic developments in the commercialisation of eLNO, its portfolio of market-leading ultra-high energy battery cathode materials. A site in Poland has been secured for construction of commercial plant, with room for …

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AxleTech to develop EV powertrains with Agility Fuel Solutions

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AxleTech will reveal several EV product breakthroughs in April Dedicated to providing a complete, integrated electric powertrain solution for commercial vehicles, AxleTech has entered into a strategic agreement with Agility Fuel Solutions, the leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The parties will combine …

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American Manganese partners with DOE on Li-ion battery recycling

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American Manganese will partner with a number of US universities and laboratories as part of the programme American Manganese Inc. (AMY) has announced that that the company will participate in a US Department of Energy (DOE) project to advance the economic recovery of lithium-ion battery materials from electric vehicles and …

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MIT, Stanford and Toyota Research Institute use AI to predict battery life

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The researchers were looking for a way to charge batteries in 10 minutes Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) have discovered that combining comprehensive experimental data and artificial intelligence revealed the key for accurately predicting the useful life of lithium-ion …

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