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Posts By: Matt Cousineau

Battery recycler Lithion raises $99 million, inks Korean licensing deal

Battery recycling technology company Lithion has raised 125 million Canadian dollars ($99 million US) in a Series A funding round, and has granted construction and manufacturing firm IS Dongseo the exclusive right to use its lithium-ion battery recycling technology in the South Korean market. Canada-based Lithion will use the funding on a separation plant, a… Read more »

Samsung SDI’s PRiMX battery brand features improved quality control

South Korean battery company Samsung SDI has introduced a new battery brand called PRiMX (Prime Battery for Maximum Experience). The PRiMX cells are composed of a high-nickel cathode and a silicon anode. The company says these materials shorten the lithium-ion transport distance and time by reducing resistance inside the battery cell. According to Samsung SDI,… Read more »

Magna to produce EtelligentForce 4WD electric powertrain

By 2025, Canadian automotive parts supplier and manufacturer Magna is planning to produce a 4WD EV powertrain system called EtelligentForce for pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles. EtelligentForce is composed of Magna’s eDrive technology in front and its eBeam in the rear. According to Magna, the system can deliver up to 430 kW from the… Read more »

BMS manufacturer EMUS opens office in South Carolina

Lithuanian battery management system (BMS) manufacturer EMUS opened its first foreign office in Greenville, South Carolina. “Many factors came together in choosing the Upstate region: South Carolina is famous for engineering companies, home to major OEMs, the closest time zone to Europe and [has] a balanced cost of living with ease of access to international… Read more »

Factorial Energy raises $200 million for solid-state battery tech

Massachusetts-based solid-state battery developer Factorial Energy raised $200 million in a Series D funding round from Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis. It will use the funding for research and development, commercial production and the deployment of batteries with its Factorial Electrolyte System Technology (FEST) electrolyte. While Stellantis announced 2026 as its goal for introducing the first competitive… Read more »

JAIST anode material may improve battery charge time and durability

Scientists at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology—a graduate school and research university—have developed a new carbon-based anode material that may increase the durability of batteries and shorten charging times. The scientists calcinated a polymer called polybenzimidazole at 800 degrees Celsius to construct a carbon-based anode with 17 percent nitrogen, then tested it…. Read more »

Bloomy’s new FLEX BMS Validation System

Automated testing, data acquisition and control system provider Bloomy has introduced a test system for battery management systems. The FLEX BMS Validation System is designed to evaluate hardware, software and firmware, and is intended for the electrification and test lab markets. The FLEX BMS Validation System simulates vehicle electronic signals, and uses Bloomy’s FCC- and… Read more »

CTEK integrates Fuuse Billing software with its chargers

Charging specialist CTEK has integrated its EV chargers with billing software from Fuuse Billing, a brand of the England-based company Miralis Data. Customers with CTEK Chargestorm Connected 2 chargers can now link their chargers to Fuuse Billing software to generate revenue. The payment card industry-compliant software supports payment collections from drivers, automated invoicing and secure… Read more »

Infineon introduces EiceDRIVER 2ED4820-EM gate driver for 48 V battery systems

German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon introduced the EiceDRIVER 2ED4820-EM gate driver with an SPI interface, which is designed to protect 48 V lithium-ion battery systems from negative and positive voltages. It’s part of the EiceDRIVER APD product line, and is in production now. The new dual-channel high-side gate driver can withstand negative voltages at Vbat down… Read more »