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Posts By: Matt Cousineau

XING Mobility launches new integrated battery system for heavy-duty EVs

XING Mobility, a Taipei-based electric powertrain company, has launched a new integrated battery system designed for heavy-duty EVs in the logistics, construction, agriculture and mining markets. “We look forward to collaborating with our partners and customers to accelerate the electrification transformation for all business fleets,” says co-founder and CEO of XING Mobility Royce YC Hong…. Read more »

Littelfuse acquires C&K Switches

Littelfuse, a circuit protection specialist, has acquired electromechanical switch company C&K Switches. C&K Switches designs and manufactures switches and interconnect systems for the industrial, transportation, aerospace and datacom markets. “The combination of our companies significantly expands our technologies and capabilities, enabling us to deliver comprehensive solutions offering to our broad customer base, across a wide… Read more »

FREYR Battery to build gigafactory in Norway

FREYR Battery is replacing its plan to build two gigafactories with a plan to build a single gigafactory which increases capacity by 150%. The estimated construction cost will be $1.7 billion. “FREYR is increasing the nameplate capacity of Giga Arctic to 29 GWh in response to improving battery supply-demand dynamics, ongoing commercial success, significant progress… Read more »

New Scania battery lab to include Keysight’s battery test system

Keysight Technologies, a test and measurement technology company, has announced that bus and truck manufacturer Scania has selected products from its Scienlab Battery Test System for Scania’s new battery lab in Södertälje, Sweden. The lab will add to Scania’s existing climatic-chamber facility for battery pack testing. The Keysight products Scania chose include: the Scienlab Battery… Read more »

Albemarle introduces a new lithium plant in Chile

Albemarle, a specialty chemical firm, has announced a new lithium production plant in Antofagasta, Chile, which it says will be its third chemical conversion plant. According to Albemarle, “the plant is expected to double lithium production.” The company says it has invested more than $500 million in the plant, which includes R&D labs and a… Read more »

Renault and Managem Group partner on cobalt sulfate supply

Renault and Moroccan mining company Managem Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the sustainable supply of battery materials. According to Renault, “In 2019, the responsible production of cobalt by Managem Group was confirmed by certification according to the standards of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), as well as by evaluations by NQC… Read more »

Solid Power installs pilot production line for all-solid-state EV cells

Solid-state battery cell developer Solid Power has finished installing a pilot production line for making EV battery cells. The company says the all-solid-state cells will be sulfide-based, and will include anodes with more than 50% active silicon. They will be rated from 60 to 100 Ah. The company plans to perform internal testing on the… Read more »

Independent experts confirm NOVONIX’s life-cycle assessment of synthetic graphite product

NOVONIX has announced that a life-cycle assessment of its GX-23 synthetic anode graphite product has been reviewed and confirmed by independent experts as compliant with ISO-14040:2006 and ISO-14044:2006 standards. Minviro, a sustainable mining specialist, performed the life-cycle assessment. According to NOVONIX, the “GX-23 synthetic anode graphite Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) clearly demonstrated an approximate 60%… Read more »

Marelli launches a new 800 V silicon carbide inverter platform

Marelli has developed a new 800 V silicon carbide inverter platform. “The new inverter platform based on our 800-volt silicon carbide power module technology allows it to serve applications where energy use is optimized, the performance is maximized and efficiency is dramatically improved,” says Dr. Razvan Panati, Head of Power Electronics Technology for Marelli’s Vehicle… Read more »

Ford reaches agreement with Liontown Resources on lithium-providing spodumene concentrate

Ford has executed an offtake agreement with Australia-based battery materials company Liontown Resources for the supply of the lithium-providing spodumene concentrate for a term of 5 years. “Ford continues working to source more deeply into the battery supply chain to meet our goals of delivering more than 2 million EVs annually for our customers by… Read more »