Tag: Europe

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

One-by-one: Saft supplying Nordic region’s next big battery project

Almost exactly a year since the Nordic region’s ‘largest’ battery energy storage system to date was announced, Saft has said that the next system to take that crown will be a project the company will work on in Finland. Saft, the battery energy storage system (BESS) specialist fully-owned by energy major Total, emailed Energy-Storage.news today…
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27th 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…
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22nd November 2019 0

Swedish electric truck to use EV drive system made in Sheffield

Volta Trucks is collaborating with a UK designer and manufacturer of electric vehicle drive systems to develop a fully electric truck. This follows the Swedish electric vehicle company onboarding other industry partners including motorsport and advanced technology consultancy, Prodrive, transportation design agency, Astheimer and technology and design studio, Conjure. Working in close collaboration with Volta…
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6th November 2019 0

Electric car charging firms agree on single subscription model

Nine charging firms in the UK and Nordic countries will allow drivers to access their networks via a single subscription A number of major electric carcharging companies have signed a pledge agreeing to let drivers access their respective networks in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland charge their cars via a single subscription. The…
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7th October 2019 0

McCharge: McDonald’s drive-thru electric charging stations in Sweden

As the number of electric-powered passenger cars is increasing in Sweden, McDonald’s has grown to become Sweden’s largest restaurant chain for electric car charging. after installing its first charging posts as early as 2009, the mega-chain now counts with 55 charging stations around the Scandinavian country. the expansion of charging stations continues as McDonald’s aims…
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30th September 2019 0

Europe is beating the US in the battery race—with China’s help

The biggest reason we hear so much about electric cars is because of the falling costs of batteries. Lithium-ion batteries today cost less than one-fifth as they did in 2010. Within the next five years, some experts estimate that the total cost of owning an electric car—that is, upfront cost plus lifetime fuel cost—will be…
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2nd August 2019 0

Japan’s Toray to manufacture battery components in Europe

Japanese materials company Toray has announced plans to open a facility for manufacturing battery separator films for use in lithium-ion batteries. The factory is expected to begin operations in July 2021 and will increase Toray’s production material for the component by around 20%. Toray Industries, Inc. has announced plans to open a new factory in…
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17th July 2019 0

Siemens Gamesa Unveils World First Electrothermal Energy Storage System

Spanish renewable energy giant and offshore wind energy leader Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy last week inaugurated operations of its electrothermal energy storage system which can store up to 130 megawatt-hours of electricity for a week in volcanic rock. Siemens Gamesa, a company known more famously for its offshore wind turbines, is nevertheless a large-scale renewable…
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5th July 2019 0

Europe Thinks Like China in Building Its Own Battery Industry

The European Union is starting to act like China when it comes to building the batteries that will drive the next generation of cars and trucks. In the past few months, government officials led by European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic have joined with manufacturers, development banks and commercial lenders on measures that will channel…
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3rd July 2019 0

Clean electricity overtaking fossil fuels in Britain

For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain is obtaining more power from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels. The milestone has been passed for the first five months of 2019. National Grid says clean energy has nudged ahead with 48% of generation, against 47% for coal and gas. The rest is biomass burning. The…
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21st June 2019 0