Category: NEWS

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Local authorities, climate emergencies and the burgeoning role for solar car ports

Local authorities continue to be interested in the development of solar PV projects. This has become even more urgent with the swathe of climate emergency motions that have been passed across the country. Whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero is a wider concept than energy, many authorities are in fact seeking to make considerable…
Read more


13th December 2019 0

Mercedes-Benz Cars starts production of PHEV batteries in Bangkok; 3rd plant in global battery production network

Mercedes-Benz Cars have opened a factory for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) batteries in the Bangkok region in Thailand. The new battery factory was built on a 50,000 m² site located at the vehicle manufacturing plant in the Bangkok region. The new plant is the third production facility in the company’s global battery production network. Together with…
Read more


9th December 2019 0

Northvolt & Mälarenergi partner to deploy battery energy storage for EV charging

Northvolt and Swedish power provider Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden. The Northvolt battery system is intended to reduce peaks in electricity demand of the charging station by more than 80%, and thereby lessen the impact of EV charging on the local electricity network. The battery system will be commissioned in summer 2020 at the Rocklunda…
Read more


4th December 2019 0

No land, no problem. Floating solar panels might be the next big thing.

A blue lagoon sits outside of Sayreville, New Jersey, inside a lush preserve of spruce, maple, and oak trees. The 35-acre basin holds some of the town’s water supply, which requires enormous amounts of electricity to pump and treat. A few years ago, local officials decided to install a solar panel array to power the…
Read more


3rd December 2019 0

Webasto Announces Modular Battery System, Thermal Management and Charging Solutions

Webasto, one of the top 100 global automotive suppliers, continues to stake a claim in the rapidly expanding e-mobility segment of the commercial vehicle and automotive marketplace. The company exhibited elements of a new modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions in Ford Motor Company’s booth recently at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las…
Read more


26th November 2019 0

Nikola Motor promises to unveil “game changing” battery cell technology at Nikola World 2020

Nikola Motor Company announced last Tuesday that it has developed a new battery that has a record energy density of 1,100 watt-hours per kg on the material level and 500 watt-hours per kg on the production cell level. The Nikola prototype cell is the first battery that removes binder material and current collectors, enabling more…
Read more


25th November 2019 0

BMW orders more than 10 billion euros’ worth of battery cells

BERLIN (Reuters) – German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) on Thursday said it had ordered more than 10 billion euros’ ($11.07 billion) worth of battery cells from Chinese battery cell maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) (300750.SZ) and Samsung SDI (006400.KS). BMW said it had boosted its order with CATL to 7.3 billion euros from an original…
Read more


22nd November 2019 0

BMW opens Battery Competence Centre in Munich

BMW has opened its new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich-Milbertshofen. The centre will develop new battery cells, manufacture them on a prototype scale and test them. The Munich-based company is still not planning for in-house series production. The new building is about 12,000 square meters with about one third reserved for office space, the…
Read more


18th November 2019 0

MAHLE Powertrain presents new prototype 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid vehicles

MAHLE Powertrain is presenting a new, prototype 48-volt battery with optimized battery cooling and cell chemistry to enable increased charge and discharge rates. Mild-hybrid vehicles need to recover energy efficiently and at relatively high power during deceleration events. High storage capacity is not required for these applications as the recuperated energy can be deployed during…
Read more


15th November 2019 0

Second-life EV batteries

To promote the development of a more sustainable society, the European Union and other government agencies have set targets to drastically decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. With the rapid growth of the automobile industry and the continuous improvement of people’s living standards, car ownership and sales continue to rise, which brings a series of…
Read more


14th November 2019 0