Saft, an affiliate of French oil and gas company Total, and Opel, a subsidiary of French automaker Groupe PSA, are establishing a joint venture called the Automotive Cell Company (ACC), which will create EV batteries starting in 2023. The project will begin with a phase of research and development, including construction of a €200-million (about… Read more »
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Battery manufacturer Saft, a subsidiary of oil giant Total, has announced that it will join forces with a handful of European partners to form a development R&D partnership focused on creating cutting-edge batteries. Saft CEO Ghislain Lescuyer recognizes that “batteries are at the heart of the current technological revolution. Their development and production play a… Read more »
Researchers at French battery-maker Saft and Université Paris Est have, for the first time, used a nanocomposite metal hydride as the anode in a complete solid-state battery with a sulfur cathode and LiBH4 electrolyte. In “An all-solid-state metal hydride-Sulfur lithium-ion battery,” published in the Journal of Power Sources, Pedro López-Aranguren and colleagues explain that their… Read more »
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France-based oil company Total is taking over international battery maker Saft. To the barricades! A Gallic conspiracy to buy up battery makers and buttress Big Bad Oil? Probably not. Saft builds a wide range of batteries for transportation (including stop-start technology), backup power, space and defense applications, but to the best of our knowledge, doesn’t… Read more »
Saft America has received a $6.13-million award from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), in collaboration with the DOE, to develop stop-start battery technology. The 30-month contract, which includes a 50% cost-share by Saft, will focus on the development and delivery of lithium-ion 12-volt modules for stop-start battery applications. Saft has previously worked with… Read more »
Industrial battery manufacturer Saft has received an order from Swedish ferry operator Ballerina for lithium-ion battery systems that will power a new electric ferry for the city of Stockholm. When it starts operation in September, Ballerina’s ferry will carry foot passengers and cyclists between 10 stops on a 50-minute route of Stockholm’s waterways. The batteries… Read more »
The 235,000-square-foot facility is ramping up volume to handle a projected $300 million in annual sales, and will employ 300 people once it’s running at full speed.
Miltec UV has been awarded a contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to demonstrate the cell technology to produce solid-state lithium-ion batteries using Miltec’s UV-cured Gel Polymer Electrolyte. This technology could accelerate the advancement of solid-state lithium batteries. Miltec is working with battery manufacturer Saft to develop and provide test cells fabricated with a UV-cured… Read more »
Total, along with fellow European oil giants BP and Shell, has been buying up assets all along the EV charging value chain. Now we learn that Total has acquired a major UK charging network, Source London, which operates over 1,600 on-street charging points in London. Total acquired Source London from the French Bolloré Group, which… Read more »