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SVOLT Plans Two New Battery Factories In China

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT, which emerged from the Chinese carmaker Great Wall, is expanding its production capacities in China. New factories are planned in Huzhou in China’s Zhejiang province and in Suining in Sichuan province, each with annual capacities…

Amara Raja Starts Work On Lithium-Ion Cells, Sets Up Tech Hub At Tirupati

Amara Raja Batteries, the country’s second-largest automotive battery maker, has opened the country’s maiden technology hub to develop lithium-ion cells, at its Tirupati facility in Andhra Pradesh. The advanced lithium-ion technology research hub, the pilot project located at its headquarters…

UK Eyes Second Electric Vehicle Battery Factory

Building on the region’s efforts to stand at the forefront of new technologies, the Coventry City Council in the United Kingdom will reportedly enter a joint venture partnership with Coventry Airport with the aim of building the country’s second battery…

EV-Battery Startup QuantumScape Soars On Technical Breakthrough

QuantumScape Corp., an electric-vehicle-battery startup, soared as much as 12% in late trading after saying it cleared a key hurdle in the development of its technology. The company, which is attempting to pioneer solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles, said…

EC Approves Second Major Battery Innovation Project; €2.9B (US$3.5B) From 12 Member States

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research and innovation in the battery value chain. The project, called “European Battery Innovation” (EuBatIn) was jointly prepared and…

Two Lithium Battery Plants To Be Set Up In Karnataka: Deputy CM

Two lithium battery manufacturing plants will be set up in Karnataka with the objective of promoting e-vehicles and reducing air pollution, said Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana. Speaking after launching an e-vehicle rally organised by the Rotary Club…

Finland Targets Investors In Bid To Create New Battery Industry

Finland is looking for investors to help it build a new industry around electric-vehicle batteries over the next half decade. The country, which refines more than half the cobalt produced in Europe, published a report, laying out its case. One…

Shift To Electric Vehicles Spurs Bid To Make More Batteries In U.S.

The auto industry’s quickening shift to electric cars is spurring investment in another emerging industry in the U.S.: manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for those vehicles. China currently dominates the market for producing electric-vehicle batteries. But as auto makers spend billions to…

Researchers Show Clean Solid–Electrolyte/Electrode Interfaces Double Capacity Of Solid-State Li Batteries

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Tohoku University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Nippon Institute of Technology, have demonstrated by experiment that a clean electrolyte/electrode interface is key to realizing high-capacity solid-state lithium batteries…

EVs Get First Battery That Can Charge In 5 Minutes

Israeli company StoreDot has manufactured the first battery for electric vehicles that can be charged in just five minutes, a step toward making refueling as fast as cars at a gasoline station. The lithium ion samples were produced by StoreDot’s…