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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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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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Daimler Trucks to acquire majority stake in Torc Robotics

Daimler Trucks erwirbt Mehrheitsanteil von Torc Robotics und schafft einzigartigen Technologieführer für automatisierte LkwDaimler Trucks agrees to acquire majority stake in Torc Robotics to create technology powerhouse for automated trucks

Daimler and Torc will develop autonomous trucks together Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are joining forces in a one-of-a-kind combination to commercialise highly automated trucks (SAE Level 4) on US roads. Going beyond an OEM/supplier relationship, the companies signed an agreement for Daimler AG’s subsidiary Daimler Trucks and Buses Holding, …

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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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HUBER+SUHNER to showcase super-fast High Power Charging system at HMI Hannover 2019

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The HPC system can provide an 80% charge in under 15 minutes HUBER+SUHNER will present its RADOX HPC system at HMI Hannover 2019, April 1-5, 2019, cementing itself as a global leader in the electric vehicle market by solving key challenges that EV drivers face when time is crucial. With …

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Plug Power announces commercial launch of 30-kW hydrogen ProGen engine

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The first commercial orders for the ProGen hydrogen engine are scheduled for July 2019 Plug Power Inc., a leader providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, has announced the launch of its 30-kW hydrogen fuel cell engine, the newest commercial product from the ProGen suite of products. …

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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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