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Alstom To Deliver Its First Battery Electric Trains

Electrification of trains takes on a new form – battery-electric versions can now replace diesel series-hybrids. Alstom announced this month its first contract for battery-electric regional trains in Germany for the Leipzig-Chemnitz route, which requires the train to cover 80 km (50 miles) of the non-electrified track. The company will deliver 11 Coradia Continental BEMU…
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4th March 2020 0

Tesla’s Next-Gen Non-LFP Battery Protects Against Impending Cobalt Crisis

Production of electric cars in Europe is stalling due to a lack of battery supply. Meanwhile, and not entirely unrelated, it looks as if the majority of Europe’s carmakers will overshoot their fleet carbon emissions limits this year, and be subject to major fines. Audi is the latest carmaker to slow down, or even pause…
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2nd March 2020 0

Volkswagen ID R sports car to pioneer secret battery tech

Performance battery know-how from Volkswagen ID R racer will be key to new ID electric sports car – and it could preview the next Audi TT Volkswagen is planning an advanced new electric sports car that is earmarked to act as a figurehead for a limited range of performance-based ID R road cars and is…
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28th February 2020 0

Northvolt Zwei: Expanding the green blueprint for battery manufacturing into Germany

Partnering to enable a sustainable transport future, the Northvolt–VW joint venture will establish the Northvolt Zwei lithium-ion battery gigafactory in Salzgitter, Germany.   One was never going to be enough   Now at the edge of a new decade, industries across Europe are gearing up for the shift away from carbon-based fuels and the transition towards a cleaner future built around electrification.…
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16th December 2019 0

One-by-one: Saft supplying Nordic region’s next big battery project

Almost exactly a year since the Nordic region’s ‘largest’ battery energy storage system to date was announced, Saft has said that the next system to take that crown will be a project the company will work on in Finland. Saft, the battery energy storage system (BESS) specialist fully-owned by energy major Total, emailed Energy-Storage.news today…
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27th November 2019 0

BMW orders more than 10 billion euros’ worth of battery cells

BERLIN (Reuters) – German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) on Thursday said it had ordered more than 10 billion euros’ ($11.07 billion) worth of battery cells from Chinese battery cell maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) (300750.SZ) and Samsung SDI (006400.KS). BMW said it had boosted its order with CATL to 7.3 billion euros from an original…
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22nd November 2019 0

BMW opens Battery Competence Centre in Munich

BMW has opened its new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich-Milbertshofen. The centre will develop new battery cells, manufacture them on a prototype scale and test them. The Munich-based company is still not planning for in-house series production. The new building is about 12,000 square meters with about one third reserved for office space, the…
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18th November 2019 0

Batteries: New mobility demands see renewed emphasis on raw material sustainability in the EU

EIT Raw Materials held the Expert Forum on Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility, Electrification and Lightweight Design in Turin, Italy in early October. At the event, Roskill presented its outlook for raw materials impacted by growing demand from EV applications. The forum discussed European strategy in highlighting and securing raw material supply chains, including announcements…
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15th October 2019 0

EUROBAT urges EU to broaden support for all battery technologies

Charge the Future lead battery campaign launched to highlight EU’s battery dominance in view of Europe’s decarbonisation ambition The EU needs to fast-track support for all battery technologies and nurture home-grown businesses if it wants to be a world leader in green technologies, according to EUROBAT, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers.…
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10th October 2019 0

VW enters partnership with Swedish battery maker Northvolt

This summer Swedish startup has announced the German automaker will invest heavily in two new battery plants. The factories, located in Sweden and Germany, are intended to compete with Tesla and Asian suppliers. Northvolt, a Swedish car battery maker, announced on Wednesday that it had raised $1 billion (€900 million) in cash to finance the…
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17th September 2019 0