Tag : Batterie

Tesla Model 3: LFP battery vulnerable to cold?

Tesla Model 3: LFP battery vulnerable to cold?

The first Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) from China have now arrived in Europe, but the new battery with LFP cells is showing weaknesses in the current low temperatures, according to initial reports in Chinese media. However, the sources are thin.

Akasol concludes framework agreement with OEM from Turkey

Akasol concludes framework agreement with OEM from Turkey

Akasol has been contracted by an unnamed commercial vehicle manufacturer from Turkey to supply its battery systems from 2021 to 2025. The customer plans to install Akasol's second and third generation battery systems in an existing and a new type of bus, it says.

China: Indications of production start of the Tesla Model Y

China: Indications of production start of the Tesla Model Y

Tesla has apparently begun production of the Model Y in Shanghai, with drone video showing around 40 examples of the Model Y in a parking lot at the plant. Elon Musk indirectly confirmed the start of production on Twitter, writing that he plans to travel to Shanghai in January - apparently to start deliveries.

Toyota: prototype with solid-state battery presentable in 2021?

Toyota: prototype with solid-state battery presentable in 2021?

Toyota is reportedly planning to unveil a prototype electric car with a solid-state battery as early as next year, offering a range of 500 kilometres with a battery charging time of just ten minutes, with sales expected to start in the "early 2020s".

FCA and Engie receive V2G reserve of up to 25 MW

FCA and Engie receive V2G reserve of up to 25 MW

FCA Italy and Engie EPS have been awarded a contract by Italian grid operator Terna to manage 25 megawatts of electricity to provide so-called ultra-fast frequency control services to Terna via a planned vehicle-to-grid system on the site of FCA's Mirafiori headquarters.

Mercedes specifies location strategy for EQ offensive

Mercedes specifies location strategy for EQ offensive

Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production locations for its EQ brand electric offensive, including production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant ahead of the model's world premiere on 20 January 2021.

Apple said to be planning autonomous e-car launch for 2024

Apple said to be planning autonomous e-car launch for 2024

Once again, there are rumors of an electric car from Apple: according to the report, the tech giant is aiming to start production of an autonomous e-car for the mass market by 2024. At the heart of the strategy is said to be a new battery design that will "radically" reduce battery costs and increase range.

VW launches a recall campaign for e-Up

VW launches a recall campaign for e-Up

Due to pre-damage of the battery cells, there is a risk of a short circuit or fire. So far, no incidents are known, but it was decided to take this action as a precaution, they say. Also, it is a very small number of vehicles: According to the KBA, only 122 copies of the e-Up are affected by the recall worldwide, 81 of which are [...]

Cooling management system for e-cars from Hyundai Wia

Cooling management system for e-cars from Hyundai Wia

Hyundai Wia has developed a thermal management system for electric cars that is designed to improve their range and charging capability. The mechanical engineering company, which is part of the Hyundai Group, plans to bring the solution to production maturity by 2023, after which it will be used in e-cars based on the E-GMP platform.

Tesla: Model Y deliveries in China officially started

Tesla: Model Y deliveries in China officially started

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Grünheide continue - the plant could be larger than initially thought. But there are also growing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed.

Nissan: In future 100% E-cars in core markets / New China strategy

Nissan: In future 100% E-cars in core markets / New China strategy

Nissan has announced plans to electrify every new model in Japan, China, the U.S. and Europe starting in the early 2030s, and the automaker also plans to accelerate the introduction of electric and hybrid cars in China under its main brand and its Chinese brand Venucia.

Formula E team and chemical company want to build Formula E two-seater

Formula E team and chemical company want to build Formula E two-seater

Chemical company Johnson Matthey has partnered with Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing to market its cathode materials, and the collaboration will also see the development of a two-seater Formula E race car.

Lordstown selects LG Energy as battery cell supplier

Lordstown selects LG Energy as battery cell supplier

Lordstown Motors plans to start production of its all-electric Endurance pickup truck this September, and with that in mind, it has signed a multi-year contract with LG Energy Solution to supply battery cells.

Tesla: Semi and Cybertruck production depends on 4680 cells

Tesla: Semi and Cybertruck production depends on 4680 cells

In the aftermath of the 2020 financial results, Elon Musk has somewhat fleshed out the timelines for future models, saying the Semi e-truck and Cybertruck e-pickup could start up now - but the bottleneck is battery cells.

Renault considers LFP batteries for the Renault 5

Renault considers LFP batteries for the Renault 5

In order to sell the production version of the all-electric Renault 5 Prototype, scheduled for 2023, at a profit, Renault is considering using LFP batteries, with a price range of between €20,000 and €30,0000.

Xpeng delivers 2,223 vehicles in February

Xpeng delivers 2,223 vehicles in February

Chinese e-car maker Xpeng delivered 2,223 vehicles in February, and is expected to grow 577 percent this year. The Chinese also plan to offer LFP batteries as an option for their G3 and P7 models in the future.

UBS analysis: Volkswagen's MEB "fully competitive" with Tesla

UBS analysis: Volkswagen's MEB "fully competitive" with Tesla

UBS analysts dissected a VW ID.3 and analyzed that the MEB platform is "fully competitive" with Tesla in terms of cost, with VW achieving "world-class energy density, efficiency and scalability," but Tesla comes out on top when it comes to the battery and its cost.

Mercedes-AMG builds E-test centre

Mercedes-AMG builds E-test centre

Mercedes-AMG is building a modern test centre for the development of electrified high-performance drives and electrical components at its headquarters in Affalterbach. The official ground-breaking ceremony for the new "Technikum" took place on Thursday.

Recall: eCitaros with potentially faulty solid-state battery pack

Recall: eCitaros with potentially faulty solid-state battery pack

The 21 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro with solid-state battery, which were only delivered to ESWE Verkehr in Wiesbaden at the beginning of February, have been out of service for a good two weeks. Their batteries have to undergo a check due to an insulation fault.

Porsche: Battery cells only with sustainable production

Porsche: Battery cells only with sustainable production

Porsche wants to become balance sheet CO2 neutral across the entire value chain by 2030, which also has implications for battery suppliers. For the planned CO2 neutrality, the sports car manufacturer does not want to "not compensate, but avoid".

Foxconn and VinFast are said to be flirting with cooperation

Foxconn and VinFast are said to be flirting with cooperation

Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn is now also negotiating with Vietnamese e-car startup VinFast for cooperation to develop batteries and other components for electric cars, according to a media report.

IAV and Webasto develop e-drives for commercial vehicles

IAV and Webasto develop e-drives for commercial vehicles

Engineering specialist IAV and automotive supplier Webasto have agreed a technology cooperation for electric commercial vehicles. By pooling their expertise, the two partners aim to drive forward the electrification of buses, trucks and work machines.

Daimler starts battery assembly for the EQS

Daimler starts battery assembly for the EQS

Shortly before the world premiere on April 15, 2021, Daimler has started battery production for its flagship e-vehicle Mercedes EQS. As part of the Untertürkheim site, the Hedelfingen plant section is responsible for producing battery systems for the EQS, followed by systems for the upcoming EQE model.

Renault wants e-trucks for every segment from 2023 onwards

Renault wants e-trucks for every segment from 2023 onwards

Renault Trucks plans to offer an all-electric range for each market segment (distribution, construction and long-haul) from 2023 onwards. To this end, the company has now created various departments specialising in electric mobility. Renault has also revealed initial technical specifications for the Kangoo Rapid panel van.

Škoda announces coupé offshoot of the Enyaq

Škoda announces coupé offshoot of the Enyaq

Škoda will launch a coupe variant of its Enyaq iV electric model later this year, the Czech Volkswagen brand has now announced, as well as calling for one of VW's six battery cell factories to be built in the Czech Republic.

Ford converts Valencia engine plant to hybrid drives

Ford converts Valencia engine plant to hybrid drives

Ford is investing in the electrification of its Valencia site in Spain. The engine plant there will build hybrid powertrains for the Kuga Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) and the full hybrid variants of the Kuga, S-Max and Galaxy ranges from the end of 2022. In addition, a further €5.2 million is being spent on expanding battery assembly capacity in Valencia.

China: BYD launches four electric vehicles with "Blade Battery

China: BYD launches four electric vehicles with "Blade Battery

BYD announces it will equip all future all-electric models with its "Blade Battery". The first new electric models to have the Blade batteries on board for the Chinese market are the Qin PLUS EV, Song PLUS EV, and the 2021 versions of the Tang EV and e2.

Fiat curbs production of the electric 500

Fiat curbs production of the electric 500

Fiat will cut production of the all-electric Fiat 500 at its Mirafiori plant in Turin from 300 to 210 units a day starting next week as the manufacturer struggles to keep up with battery supplies.

Honda plans sharper e-course worldwide

Honda plans sharper e-course worldwide

Honda's new global CEO Toshihiro Mibe announced a tougher electric course for the automaker during a press conference, but Mibe was referring primarily to North America and China in his statements and targets.

Porsche plans to build a battery cell plant in Tübingen

Porsche plans to build a battery cell plant in Tübingen

Porsche wants to set up its own battery cell factory in Tübingen, Swabia, for the production of "high-performance batteries". Although the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer is planning to buy batteries for its e-cars from parent company Volkswagen in the future, high-performance cells - that is "a Porsche domain".

Nio starts construction of industrial park in Hefei

Nio starts construction of industrial park in Hefei

Chinese electric car maker Nio has launched construction of a massive industrial park called Neo Park in Hefei, which will be home to an industrial cluster for smart electric vehicles that will not only build Nios but also house hundreds of other companies.

Battery development in space

Battery development in space

Israeli battery developer StoreDot is looking to further improve its fast-charging batteries for electric vehicles in space. Yes, that's right, the company is now announcing that NASA has granted StoreDot and the Israeli Electric Company (IEC) approval for the first in-space research and development program for new battery materials.

Polestar to track CO2 equivalents in supply chain

Polestar to track CO2 equivalents in supply chain

Polestar has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain provider Circulor. One element of the partnership is tracking CO2 equivalents through the supply chain, which will help meet Polestar's goal of building a carbon-neutral car by 2030.

BMW assumes 50 percent BEV by 2030

BMW assumes 50 percent BEV by 2030

At its Annual General Meeting, the BMW Group announced its intention to avoid a total of more than 200 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030, not only by making the drive mix cleaner, but also by improving factors such as the production and recycling of vehicles.

Second LFP cell supplier for Tesla?

Second LFP cell supplier for Tesla?

The Chinese battery manufacturer EVE Energy could become Tesla's second supplier of LFP cells after CATL. According to a media report, corresponding talks between Tesla and EVE Energy are already well advanced.

Daimler Truck AG concludes battery partnership with CATL

Daimler Truck AG concludes battery partnership with CATL

CATL will supply batteries for the production version of the announced Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul starting in 2024. Daimler's commercial vehicle division has also entered into its own collaborations for battery and fuel cell truck infrastructure ahead of the planned split of the group.

GM said to be planning more eMobility billions and US battery plants

GM said to be planning more eMobility billions and US battery plants

General Motors plans to increase its investment in electric and automated-driving vehicles again by 2025, from the last planned $27 billion to $35 billion, according to a media report. Meanwhile, GM offshoot Cruise has unveiled the first nearly 100 pre-production models of its Cruise Origin.

GM gives details on eMobility add-on investments

GM gives details on eMobility add-on investments

US automaker General Motors is now officially confirming that it will increase its investment in electric and automated driving vehicles from $27 billion to $35 billion by 2025 as previously leaked. And GM is also providing details on what the extra funds will be used for.

Renault mobility brand Mobilize unveils business range

Renault mobility brand Mobilize unveils business range

Mobilize, Renault's new mobility brand announced in January, presents its projects for the next few years, including Duo, Bento and Hippo, three fully electric shared mobility vehicles for transporting people and goods.

Semiconductors: STMicroelectronics supplies Renault and Arrival

Semiconductors: STMicroelectronics supplies Renault and Arrival

Semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics has forged two new partnerships in the eMobility sector: Both the Renault Group and the British developer Arrival will be relying on semiconductor products from the Swiss group in their e-vehicles in the future.

Renault wants to enter the BEV value chain

Renault wants to enter the BEV value chain

Renault is accelerating its electric strategy and has unveiled a comprehensive strategy package for this under the name "Renault Eways Electropop", with not only new sales targets but also more details on the French company's platform and technology strategy.

Great Wall plant 3,2 Millionen New Energy Vehicles in 2025

Great Wall plant 3,2 Millionen New Energy Vehicles in 2025

Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor has unveiled its strategic plan through 2025 and its new traction battery. Great Wall plans annual global sales of 4 million vehicles by 2025, of which 80 percent - or 3.2 million vehicles - will be so-called New Energy Vehicles.

Stellantis invests 30 billion euros in electromobility

Stellantis invests 30 billion euros in electromobility

Stellantis has unveiled its new electric strategy, with the multi-brand group aiming for 70 percent of its sales in Europe and 40 percent in the U.S. to come from "low emission vehicles" by 2030. One step along the way, Opel will become an electric brand in Europe by 2028.

Siemens Stiftung supports eMobility startups from Africa

Siemens Stiftung supports eMobility startups from Africa

In its first competition in the field of electromobility, the Siemens Stiftung has awarded prizes of between €10,000 and €50,000 to five African social enterprises. The money will be used to help the winners establish their products and services on the market.

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler has unveiled its updated plans for the upcoming shift to electric mobility at an investor day, with the goal of Mercedes-Benz preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade with new platforms and battery factories - with one caveat.

Rivian plans second US plant

Rivian plans second US plant

Rivian Automotive is planning to build a second assembly plant in the U.S. This could be more than just a vehicle plant. A location has not yet been found, but several U.S. states have apparently applied to the company.

US deal: LGES supplies battery cells to Proterra

US deal: LGES supplies battery cells to Proterra

Proterra has reached an agreement with LG Energy Solution for a long-term supply of cylindrical cells, which will be manufactured at an LG Energy Solution factory in the U.S. and supplied to Proterra plants in North America for the production of commercial vehicle battery systems.

GAC Aion V loads in eight minutes

GAC Aion V loads in eight minutes

Chinese automaker GAC plans to launch the graphene-battery-powered Aion V in September, and in a demonstration, the car reportedly managed to charge from zero to 80 percent in eight minutes.

Liontron: Camper supplies power to e-car carried along

Liontron: Camper supplies power to e-car carried along

At the Caravan Salon 2021 in Düsseldorf, the battery manufacturer Liontron, which is based in NRW, will be showing a motorhome that is capable of autonomously supplying a Smart EQ Fortwo Cabrio carried on a trailer with charging power while driving or when stationary.

Defective LG cells probably from two factories

Defective LG cells probably from two factories

The faulty LG battery cells that led to recalls for General Motors and Hyundai electric cars came from at least two of the battery maker's Asian plants, specifically in South Korea and China, according to the latest findings. reuters.com

HDI offers new e-car insurance

HDI offers new e-car insurance

HDI Versicherung has launched a new motor tariff with a focus on electric and hybrid vehicles. For purely electric vehicles, the insurer now offers a discount of around 25 percent compared with similar vehicles with combustion engines. In addition, damage typical of e-cars is now included free of charge in the "normal" insurance cover.

Will the Hyundai Ioniq 5 get a bigger battery?

Will the Hyundai Ioniq 5 get a bigger battery?

Hyundai is already planning an upgrade for its Ioniq 5 electric model, which was launched just a few months ago, according to a South Korean media report, and it will be offered from early 2022, apparently focusing on the larger of the two battery options.

CATL acquires stake in e-car brand Neta

CATL acquires stake in e-car brand Neta

Battery cell manufacturer CATL has acquired a stake in Neta Automobile, an electric car brand of Hozon Auto. CATL will supply Neta with battery cells in the future and jointly develop e-car technologies with Neta.

Nio and Shell cooperate on charging and battery exchange systems

Nio and Shell cooperate on charging and battery exchange systems

Chinese electric car maker Nio and petroleum company Shell have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on charging and battery swap facilities in China and Europe.

Nissan plans 15 battery electric cars by 2030

Nissan plans 15 battery electric cars by 2030

Nissan is accelerating its electrification plans with an investment of two trillion yen over the next five years as part of its Ambition 2030 strategic plan, which has now been unveiled.The Japanese automaker plans to introduce 23 new electrified models by 2030, including 15 pure electric models.

Polestar reportedly working on 800-volt E-motor with 475 kW

Polestar reportedly working on 800-volt E-motor with 475 kW

Polestar is developing a new electric motor and battery pack with an 800-volt system, according to a media report, and the Polestar-exclusive powertrain could debut in the Polestar 5.

Kandi concludes production agreement with Hengrun

Kandi concludes production agreement with Hengrun

Chinese electric car maker Kandi has signed a framework agreement with Hunan Hengrun Automobile to jointly produce all-electric vehicles with associated battery swap technology, which will go on sale under the Henghe brand name.

Aiways considers European plant

Aiways considers European plant

Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways is "thinking about manufacturing cars in Europe," Aiways CEO Alexander Klose said in an interview, adding that Germany is at least in the running as a factory location.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance plans billion-dollar investment in e-mobility

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance plans billion-dollar investment in e-mobility

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi are apparently planning to tighten their electric course, with the alliance of manufacturers expected to announce a plan next Thursday to invest more than 20 billion euros in electric vehicle development over the next five years, according to an agency report.

Geely and Lifan establish battery swap joint venture

Geely and Lifan establish battery swap joint venture

Chinese carmaker Geely has formed a joint venture with Lifan Technology, a vehicle manufacturer it controls, to build a battery swap ecosystem for electric cars, with the first compatible car set to launch in February.

Mercedes apparently rebuilds development department

Mercedes apparently rebuilds development department

As part of the shift towards electric mobility, Mercedes-Benz has restructured its development department and made a number of key appointments, according to a media report. The new structure is expected to do away with the previous role of series manager.

DB Cargo takes over battery logistics for Mercedes EQE

DB Cargo takes over battery logistics for Mercedes EQE

Deutsche Bahn has opened an "Automotive Logistics Center" in the immediate vicinity of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. The center for battery logistics is the hub of the climate-neutral logistics concept for the battery systems of the Mercedes EQE, which will be produced in Bremen.

Nissan invests in US plant for e-car production

Nissan invests in US plant for e-car production

Japanese automaker Nissan has announced plans to invest $500 million in its Canton assembly plant in the U.S. state of Mississippi, where it plans to produce two electric models for Nissan and Infiniti, as well as battery packs for them, starting in 2025. Nissan also plans to build a battery cell factory in the U.S.

Mullen plans vehicle tests with solid-state battery for 2025

Mullen plans vehicle tests with solid-state battery for 2025

California-based electric car startup Mullen Technologies plans to equip the second generation of its Five e-SUV with solid-state batteries and is aiming for initial vehicle testing with the technology in 2025.

Ford plans seven new e-cars in Europe by 2024

Ford plans seven new e-cars in Europe by 2024

Ford has announced plans to introduce three new electric passenger cars and four new electric commercial vehicles in Europe by 2024, with a goal of selling more than 600,000 electric vehicles annually in Europe starting in 2026. There are also details on Ford's MEB model.

Hyundai opens vehicle plant in Indonesia

Hyundai opens vehicle plant in Indonesia

Hyundai has opened its first vehicle plant in Indonesia. The Cikarang factory is the first Hyundai plant in Southeast Asia to also produce battery-electric vehicles. Specifically, this will initially be the Ioniq 5, with a battery cell factory to follow.

Suzuki to build e-car and battery factory in India

Suzuki to build e-car and battery factory in India

Japanese manufacturer Suzuki has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian state of Gujarat to build a factory that will assemble not only electrically powered vehicles but also batteries.

VinFast builds US plant in North Carolina

VinFast builds US plant in North Carolina

Vietnamese electric car maker VinFast has announced the construction of its first plant in the U.S. The factory in Chatham County, North Carolina, will produce e-cars, e-buses and batteries for them on an 800-acre site.

Technotrans develops cooling solution for battery exchange stations from Nio

Technotrans develops cooling solution for battery exchange stations from Nio

Technology and services group Technotrans is supporting Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio with its battery swap stations for Europe. The Münsterland-based company has installed a prototype cooling solution in a Nio station in Oslo.

GM starts E-conversion of Mexico plant

GM starts E-conversion of Mexico plant

General Motors has begun converting its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, to produce electric cars. Production of the internal combustion Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox models previously produced there will cease by mid-May for the conversions.

Successor to the Volvo XC60 to use Northvolt cells

Successor to the Volvo XC60 to use Northvolt cells

The all-electric successor to the Volvo XC60 is set to launch in 2024, according to a media report, and will be the first production model to use battery cells from Volvo's joint venture with Northvolt.

Mercedes aims to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Mercedes aims to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Mercedes-Benz aims to reduce CO2 emissions per passenger car by more than half over the entire life cycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020. The main levers for this are electric cars charging with green electricity, better batteries, recycled materials and the use of renewable energies in production.

Tesla apparently considering battery and electric car factory in Indonesia

Tesla apparently considering battery and electric car factory in Indonesia

Indonesia's investment minister, Bahlil Lahadalia, says he is confident Tesla will make investments in the country. Media reports indicate that Elon Musk has agreed to build a plant at the industrial complex in Central Java province after meeting with Indonesia's President Joko Widodo.

Production of the Mercedes EQE started in China

Production of the Mercedes EQE started in China

Beijing Benz Automotive (BBAC) has started production of the all-electric EQE in China. The EQE is now rolling off the production line at the BBAC plant in the Shunyi district of the Chinese capital Beijing. The batteries for the EQE are also produced by BBAC.

Nio plans to build battery packs itself from 2024 onwards

Nio plans to build battery packs itself from 2024 onwards

Chinese electric car maker Nio plans to start producing its own developed battery packs in 2024. The 800-volt battery packs will be used in models of the new brand of more affordable electric cars announced last year. In the long term, the company also plans to produce its own cells.

VW resumes production of the ID. Buzz

VW resumes production of the ID. Buzz

ID. buzz vehicles are again rolling off the production line in Hanover. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) has resumed production, which was interrupted for a week due to quality problems with the battery. In the course of the week, the level before the break should be reached again.

Tesla probably installs BYD batteries in Grünheide

Tesla probably installs BYD batteries in Grünheide

According to industry insiders, BYD has started supplying LFP cells to Tesla - specifically to its plant in Germany. The first batch of Tesla Model Y equipped with BYD's "Blade" batteries are expected to roll off the assembly line in Grünheide in a month at the earliest.

VW: Delivery of MEB components to Mahindra becomes concrete

VW: Delivery of MEB components to Mahindra becomes concrete

The Volkswagen Group and Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra have signed a term sheet to supply MEB components for Mahindra's new Inglo all-electric vehicle platform, and Mahindra has also previewed the first five models.

Nio opens second battery exchange station in Norway

Nio opens second battery exchange station in Norway

Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has opened its second battery swap station outside of China. Like the first, this one is located in Norway - specifically in Vestby. But the first stations are also to be built in Bergen.

Xiaomi likely to rely on BEV batteries from CATL and BYD

Xiaomi likely to rely on BEV batteries from CATL and BYD

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has chosen CATL and BYD as battery suppliers for its first electric car, according to a media report. Xiaomi is reportedly planning two variants with 400 and 800 volt battery voltages for its first e-model.

Nio: Expensive product ramp-ups reflected in balance sheet

Nio: Expensive product ramp-ups reflected in balance sheet

Nio has reported its financials for Q2 2022, showing that the Chinese manufacturer shipped 25,059 electric cars from April to June, up 14.4 percent year-on-year but down 2.8 percent from Q1 2022. The financials are a testament to the investment-heavy build-up of the business.