£12 million to boost British battery material production through science

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.

Research into sodium-ion battery manufacturing processes

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 enters the megawatt charging sector

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.

EV battery prices are dropping again

Audi battery assembly at Brussels, Belgium, factoryFollowing 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...