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Electrolyte producer NOHMs Technologies becomes Sionic Energy

NOHMs Technologies, a provider of electrolyte products for Li-ion batteries, has announced its relaunch as Sionic Energy, transforming its business to deliver complete battery cell designs that incorporate its technologies into a drop-in, rapidly commercialized, low-cost, high-performance Li-ion technology. Sionic’s silicon battery cell designs can be integrated into cylindrical, pouch or prismatic cell formats in… Read more »

Romeo Power and PACCAR enter long-term EV supply agreement

Romeo Power has announced a long-term supply agreement with PACCAR to provide battery packs, modules and battery management systems for PACCAR’s EVs. Under the agreement, Romeo Power will be a battery supplier for Peterbilt 579 and 520 EVs in the US and Canada through 2025. The start of production is anticipated to begin after 2021…. Read more »

United Mineral & Chemical acquires Pred Materials

United Mineral & Chemical (UMC), a supplier of semiconductor materials, has acquired Pred Materials International (PMI), a corporation serving energy storage, structural ceramic and electronic materials markets.  PMI joins UMC’s Deposition Products Group in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Alexandre Leviant, CEO of ICD Group, the parent company of UMC, said, “The acquisition of Pred Materials enhances… Read more »

Niobium-based battery startup Nyobolt opens US office

UK-based Nyobolt, a developer of niobium-based battery technology, has opened its first US office. The expansion comes two months after the company closed a $10-million-dollar Series A funding round. Serving as the main hub for Nyobolt’s global battery cell development, the Boston-based US team—which combines the expertise of engineers from A123 and other battery companies—will… Read more »

REE Automotive signs strategic collaboration agreement with Magna for modular EVs

REE Automotive has announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Magna to bring to market modular EVs (MEVs) for tech companies and new electric mobility players under the “Powered by REE” brand. The strategic collaboration will explore the combination of REE’s REEcorner technology with Magna’s vehicle systems to develop MEVs that enable commercial customers to customize… Read more »

EVLOMO and Rojana to build 8 GWh battery plant in Thailand

Thai EVSE provider EVLOMO and Rojana Industrial Park Public have announced plans to build an 8 GWh EV battery plant in Thailand. Together, the companies will invest up to $1.06 billion through a new joint venture company. The plant will be on a greenfield manufacturing site at Nong Yai, Chonburi. In the first stage, the… Read more »

Power Integrations’ new AEC-Q100 certified 900 V InnoSwitch3-AQ Flyback Switcher ICs

Power Integrations, a maker of high-voltage power conversion ICs, has announced that its automotive-qualified InnoSwitch3-AQ flyback switcher IC family is now available. One version is rated to 900 V, providing headroom for 400 V and 800 V EV inverter, battery management and climate control applications. The InnoSwitch3-AQ family combines primary and secondary controllers, plus safety-rated… Read more »

Eaton to supply DC-DC converters for new electric semi

Power management company Eaton will supply its 24-to-12-volt DC-DC converter for use in a commercial heavy-duty EV that will go on sale in the North American and Chinese markets later this year. The converter will power accessories such as anti-lock brakes and lighting. “DC-DC converters are an essential part of our eMobility product portfolio, and… Read more »

Xerotech and Agder partner to electrify mining and construction machines for the Scandinavian market

Ireland-based battery system manufacturer Xerotech and Agder Gruppen, a Norwegian supplier to the construction and mining industries, are working together to electrify over 200 units of construction and mining machinery over the next 5 years, using Xerotech’s scalable Hibernium battery platform. The collaboration represents Xerotech’s entry into the Scandinavian market, and Agder’s move into battery-electric… Read more »