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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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YASA launches new series of motor controllers

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YASA’s new controllers are designed to work with EVs YASA, the world’s leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors, has announced availability of the first in a new series of motor controllers (inverters) for propulsion and generation applications in pure electric and hybrid vehicles. The new Si400 controller delivers 200 kVA …

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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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Ballard signs supply agreement with Norled for fuel cell modules to power ferry in Norway

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Norled’s ferry is expected to the world’s first liquid hydrogen fuel cell ferry operating commercially Ballard Power Systems has signed an equipment supply agreement (ESA) with Norled AS, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators, to provide two of the company’s next-generation 200 kW modules that will be …

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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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BMW signs agreement with DXC Technology to accelerate driverless car development

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DXC Technology will provide the expertise to help BMW develop self-driving vehicles DXC Technology has signed an agreement to support BMW’s autonomous vehicle development via the High Performance D3 platform. DXC provides services that help deliver and simplify data analysis and algorithmic training to reduce the time and cost to …

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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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