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LG Chem To Invest 6 Trillion Won In Battery Business

LG Chem is aiming to invest 6 trillion won (4.4 billion euros or 5.2 billion dollars) in the expansion of its battery materials business for electric cars by 2025. They want to establish a new cathode material facility in Gumi,…

A Tweak In The Battery Chemistry Could Double Electric Vehicle Range

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have made a chemical breakthrough that they believe will allow electric vehicles batteries to hold almost twice the energy of their traditionally-used lithium-ion counterparts. The solution in question is a lithium-metal chemistry…

Sumitomo To Invest $424 Million In Cathode Material Production

The Japanese raw materials company Sumitomo Metal Mining has announced its intention to invest 47 billion yen (about 424 million USD) in expanding its production capacities for cathode materials. The company cites the car industry’s growing demand for batteries as…

Volvo Car And Northvolt Build Giga-Factory In Europe

As a first step for the 50/50 joint venture, Volvo Car Group and Northvolt aim to set up a research and development centre in Sweden that will begin operations in 2022. The centre is intended to build on the battery…

Researchers Develop Electric Vehicle Battery Made From Seawater And Wood

The rise of electric vehicles has driven the demand for batteries and the materials to produce them, however, raw materials for lithium-ion batteries are becoming more scarce or ethically troubling to extract. One company has claimed to have created the…

Foxconn Invests $36 Million In EV Partnership With Gigasolar

Taiwan’s Foxconn said a subsidiary has invested T$995.2 million ($36 million) in Gigasolar Materials Corp to develop electric vehicle (EV) battery materials. Foxconn, Apple’s main iPhone maker, said the investment via a private placement through a Taiwan-based subsidiary will make…

Sweden’s Northvolt Raises Further $2.75 Billion To Boost EV Battery Making

Swedish battery developer and manufacturer Northvolt has raised $2.75 billion to expand its battery manufacturing capacity in Europe to meet growing demand for electric vehicle batteries and help the EU achieve its “Green Deal” objectives, the company said. This latest…

BASF Plans Battery Joint Venture With China’s Shanshan

German chemicals company BASF said it is setting up a joint venture with Chinese battery materials supplier Shanshan to manufacture a key component used in the lithium ion batteries that are in high demand thanks to the burgeoning market for…

Nissan To Invest $1.8 Billion In New EV Battery Plants In Japan And UK

Nissan will invest more than 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) in building new electric-vehicle battery plants in the U.K. and Japan, according to a report. The Japanese automobile giant and a Chinese-owned battery maker aim to start delivering batteries to…

Ford’s $30B Investment In Electric Revs Up In-House Battery R&D

Ford is increasing its investment in its electric vehicle future to $30 billion by 2025, up from a previous spend of $22 billion by 2023. The company announced the fresh cashflow into its EV and battery development strategy, dubbed Ford+,…