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Total/Saft and Groupe PSA/Opel to launch pilot plant for battery production

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 »

Saft joins forces with European partners to develop advanced Li-ion and solid-state tech

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 »

Saft team develops first metal hydride-sulfur battery

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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Oil giant Total to acquire battery-maker Saft

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 wins $6-million grant for stop-start battery development

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 »

Saft to supply lithium-ion batteries for Stockholm electric ferry

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 »

Miltec gets DoD contract for its Li-ion battery electrolyte

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 »

Oil giant Total acquires London charging network

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 »