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Scania and Northvolt partner to develop batteries for heavy vehicles

Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and Northvolt, a 2016 startup that is building what it calls a European gigafactory for Li-ion batteries (with a planned 32 GWh annual capacity), have agreed to work together to develop and commercialize battery cell technology for heavy commercial vehicles. Scania will invest €10 million ($12.5 million) in… Read more »

Northvolt to build battery gigafactory in Sweden

Battery manufacturer Northvolt has announced a partnership with the two Swedish towns of Skellefteå and Västerås to establish a battery manufacturing facility. Skellefteå, part of a raw material and mining cluster in the north of Sweden, will be the location of Northvolt’s main production site, which will include material preparation, cell assembly and recycling. The… Read more »

NI’s Software-Defined Battery Lab is designed for continuous improvement

NI, formerly known as National Instruments, has launched a new testing solution for battery validation labs. NI’s Software-Defined Battery Lab covers the entire battery lifecycle from research and development to validation, production, second life and remanufacturing. The Software-Defined Battery Lab is designed to support EV manufacturers and battery suppliers. It allows battery validation and data… Read more »

How NI plans to innovate in the EV test and measurement industry and unlock the power of data

Q&A with NI CEO Eric Starkloff (Full interview) The sense of urgency in the auto industry is palpable as it undergoes the transition to EVs. Governments have been implementing stricter emissions regulations for about a decade now and, more recently, they’re upending supply chain plans and forcing automakers to source and build locally. There is… Read more »

Liminal raises $17.5 million to scale EV battery production inspection systems

Liminal, a provider of battery manufacturing data and analytics, has announced a $17.5-million Series A2 funding round to scale its EchoStat inspection systems into factory-integrated solutions for global battery manufacturers, in partnership with climate tech fund ArcTern Ventures and other investors including battery cell manufacturer Northvolt. “Our products help battery manufacturers hit their aggressive production… Read more »

Battery-maker Verkor raises 250 million euros in financing for its Verkor Innovation Centre

Battery manufacturer Verkor has secured over 250 million euros in financing from the European Investment Bank and other investors for its Verkor Innovation Centre, which is nearing completion. Located in Grenoble, the 15,000-square-meter VIC includes an R&D lab for designing batteries, a pilot line with a capacity of 150 MWh per year, and a training… Read more »

ABB introduces a battery manufacturing methodology for new plants

ABB has introduced a new “modular and repeatable” manufacturing methodology designed to facilitate the establishment of new battery plants. ABB’s Plant Optimization Methodology uses electrification, instrumentation, control and digital technology (EICD), the ABB Adaptive Execution project approach, and continual operational support to help battery manufacturers establish new plants and scale up gigafactories. “The methodology leverages… Read more »

Nissan exec: EV batteries lasting longer than predicted

If you use social media, you probably see a never-ending stream of “articles” insisting that EV batteries wear out in a few years, making the cars worthless, that they can’t be recycled, they’re full of poisonous chemicals, yada yada yada. That would be news to Nissan’s UK Marketing Director Nic Thomas. “Almost all of the… Read more »

Pilot project upcycles graphene oxide from end-of-life EV batteries

Graphmatech has announced that a pilot project with Graphenea and Northvolt has upcycled graphene oxide from end-of-life EV batteries. “Producing graphene oxide from end-of-life batteries makes the entire graphene value chain more sustainable and cost-effective,” says Graphenea Advanced Materials CEO Jesus de la Fuente. “This breakthrough uses the material left after Northvolt has extracted valuable… Read more »