The UK keeps pushing to grow a British battery supply chain. Now University of Warwick has been awarded twelve million pounds to boost EV batteries. Plans include creating a new R&D centre and "turbocharging" the scale-up of battery materials manufacturing, also by tying into existing initiatives.
In the NaNaBatt project, EAS Batteries, Ionic Liquids Technologies and three institutes at TU Braunschweig are developing production processes for sodium-ion cells that are primarily intended to be sustainable and cost-efficient. The results should contribute to the further development of German battery cell production.
Designwerk is commercializing a battery-buffered charging device for commercial vehicles with two CCS charging points with 420 kilowatts of power each. But this is just the beginning. The technology on which the charging container is based comes from an ongoing demonstration project for megawatt charging. A charging station of this type is to be used for the first time by a customer in Switzerland in 2024.
The Californian battery material specialist and Mercedes-Benz partner, Sila Nanotechnologies, has begun expanding its first production facility for the automotive industry to manufacture its silicon-dominated anode material from 2025 onwards.
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer and BMW partner Eve Energy has started construction of its first European battery cell factory in Hungary. It is set to have an annual capacity of 28 gigawatt hours and will go into operation in 2026.
Following substantial increases in 2022, EV battery prices are falling again, according to new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Lithium-ion battery pack prices have fallen 14% this year to a record low of $139 per kwh, BNEF reported this week. This was driven by decreases in raw-material and component prices, as well as...