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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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South Korean-Vietnamese joint-venture for battery production

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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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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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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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