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Australian firm Recharge Industries quietly acquires defunct battery maker Britishvolt

Australian firm Recharge Industries has bought the defunct battery maker Britishvolt out of administration. When we spoke to execs from Britishvolt back in May 2022, it impressed us as an innovative company with some ambitious ideas—it planned to build a battery factory in a strategic location in Northumberland, England, near to transport links and abundant… Read more »

Was Britishvolt’s collapse the beginning of the end for the UK auto industry?

When Charged spoke with execs from aspiring battery manufacturer Britishvolt back in May of 2022, we were impressed by the company’s big ambitions and innovative ideas. We were very disappointed to hear of its recent demise, but not unduly surprised. As is typically the case in nascent industries, the attrition rate among EV-related companies is… Read more »

Battery firm Britishvolt secures funding, avoids collapse

When Charged spoke with execs from UK battery firm Britishvolt back in May (see the feature story in our January-March 2022 issue), we were intrigued by the company’s plan to build battery gigafactories at strategic locations around the world using local renewable energy. So we were sorry to hear of the company’s recent financial crunch,… Read more »

Britishvolt secures government funding for battery cell gigaplant, selects synthetic graphite supplier

Battery manufacturer Britishvolt has secured additional funding from the UK government’s Automotive Transformation Fund for a new battery cell gigaplant in Northumberland. “While the overwhelming majority of investment for the project will come from private sources, the ATF’s grant funding is very important in proving that the UK Government is confident that we will deliver… Read more »

Britishvolt wants to build battery gigafactories around the world

Battery “gigafactories” are under construction all over the world—and none too soon. As EV sales grow, it is critical to establish local battery production and shorten supply chains. However, state-of-the-art cell packaging and chemistries are evolving quickly these days. How will cell manufacturers future-proof their cell production facilities? How flexible will these new plants be… Read more »

Britishvolt acquires German battery cell manufacturer EAS

Battery cell pioneer Britishvolt has agreed to buy Monbat Group subsidiary EAS, a cell manufacturer based in Nordhausen, Germany. The deal values EAS at €36 million. EAS has over 25 years of experience in developing and producing large-format cylindrical lithium-ion cells from 7.5 Ah to 50 Ah. Its products are used in aerospace, defense, marine… Read more »

Britishvolt forms JV to source nickel sulphate from Indonesia

Battery pioneer Britishvolt will partner with VKTR, a new division of Indonesian industrial conglomerate Bakrie & Brothers, to develop a supply of nickel sulphate from Indonesia. A new joint venture called Indovolt BV VKTR will establish a nickel sulphate facility in Indonesia to supply battery raw materials to Britishvolt’s Gigaplant in Northumberland, England. The companies… Read more »

Britishvolt and Aston Martin partner to develop battery tech for high-performance cars

Battery pioneer Britishvolt has signed an agreement with luxury carmaker Aston Martin to develop bespoke battery cell technology designed specifically for high-performance cars. The collaboration supports Aston Martin’s plans to launch its first battery-electric vehicle in 2025. A joint R&D team will design, develop and industrialize battery packs, including bespoke modules and a battery management… Read more »

Britishvolt secures £40 million additional investment for UK battery factory

UK startup Britishvolt, which has an ambitious plan to build one of the UK’s few large-scale battery factories, has secured £40 million in new investment from mining giant Glencore. Britishvolt aims to triple its funding with £200 million in a third funding round, with Glencore serving as the anchor investor. Earlier funding rounds valued Britishvolt… Read more »

Britishvolt plans to build a 60 GWh battery cell factory in Quebec

Britishvolt, a UK-based manufacturing firm that also has a strong presence in Canada, will soon be building battery cells in Quebec to serve the North American EV industry. Electric Autonomy Canada reports that Britishvolt is close to finalizing plans to build a 60 GWh battery cell factory, an R&D center, and an anode and cathode… Read more »