Posts Tagged: EV Batteries

Battery makers Faradion and AMTE Power announce licensing deal

Battery manufacturers AMTE Power and Faradion have announced a collaboration that combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE’s design and manufacturing capabilities. The collaboration grants AMTE a license to manufacture and sell sodium-ion cells for battery packs. Faradion says its technology is scalable and can leverage AMTE’s existing lithium-ion manufacturing facilities. AMTE CEO Kevin Brundish said, “This… Read more »

TWAICE expands battery simulation model library

The TWAICE battery model library is a collection of electrical, thermal and aging cell simulation models. Responding to client needs, the library can now be expanded and deployed for a wider range of applications and use cases in the energy and mobility sectors. These include accelerating cell selection and system design, replacing lengthy testing cycles… Read more »

Settlement of dispute between South Korean battery makers is good news for US auto industry

LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have settled a long-running trade dispute, clearing the way for SK to proceed with construction of a battery factory in Commerce, Georgia that is slated to supply batteries to Ford and Volkswagen. The International Trade Commission decided in February that SK stole 22 trade secrets from LG Energy, and… Read more »

Samsung SDI to be Rivian’s battery cell supplier

EV startup Rivian has announced that South Korean battery giant Samsung SDI will supply cells for its vehicles. The automaker, which plans to begin production of an electric pickup and an SUV this year, has been working with Samsung throughout the process of developing the new cells. Rivian’s vehicles are aimed at the outdoorsy set,… Read more »

LG Energy to invest $4.5 billion to expand its US battery production capacity

LG Energy has announced that by the end of 2025, it will invest more than $4.5 billion in its US-based business to increase its battery production capacity by 70 GWh. LG and GM are currently discussing plans to build a second joint venture plant in the US, which is expected to have a production capacity… Read more »

Panasonic: We have a competitive advantage in producing Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells

When Tesla unveiled its new 4680 battery cell at last September’s Battery Day event, it described the new cell as a “massive breakthrough” that could enable the production of a new generation of much cheaper EVs. Tesla is believed to be producing the cells on a pilot line at its Fremont plant, but is also… Read more »

Japanese consortium agrees on standardized swappable batteries for e-motorcycles

The Swappable Battery Consortium for Electric Motorcycles, a joint project of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha, has reached an agreement to standardize swappable batteries for electric motorcycles in Japan. Since its 2019 inception, the Consortium has been formulating standards for mutual-use swappable batteries and their replacement systems, in order to encourage the adoption of electric… Read more »

Examining the feasibility of battery exchange for long-distance electric trucks

Berlin Technical University Professor Stefanie Marker conducts research on EV energy optimization. In her latest project, she turns her attention to vehicles weighing up to 40 tons. The majority of these heavy goods vehicles must travel distances that cannot be covered by a single battery charge. Her solution: a network of battery exchange stations for… Read more »

BMW’s Peter Lamp joins Wildcat Discovery Technologies as a new board member

Battery material developer Wildcat Discovery Technologies recently announced that Dr. Peter Lamp has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Lamp joined BMW in 2001 as a development engineer for fuel cell systems. He later became the leader of BMW’s Technology and Concepts Electric Energy Storage group and Battery Cell Technology department. Wildcat CEO Mark Gresser… Read more »