December 10th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
German news outlet Bild reports that BASF will build a battery factory in Brandenburg for 500 million euros ($555 million). The factory will center around producing cathodes, and the news comes four weeks after Tesla's surprise for Germany
April 14th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Another month has passed, and yet another 89 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of lithium-ion battery factory capacity has been added to the planning pipeline for production in 2023. This represents growth of 9% in just a single month (more than 100% annualized growth)!
June 5th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Europeans are in a quandary about whether to build battery factories now or wait for the next generation of solid state batteries to arrive. The decision is not an easy one to make.
July 14th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The electric car revolution is coming. In fact, it is picking up speed as companies like Volvo say that all of their cars will have a battery and electric motor by 2025. Whole nations such as India and France are suggesting they may ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines in coming years. Most people assume that lack of charging infrastructure is the primary barrier to more electric cars being on the road, but Volkswagen believes (as others do) that a lack of batteries will be the biggest factor. In fact, Volkswagen believes the world will need the equivalent of 40 Gigafactories by 2025 to meet the demand
May 24th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Daimler has broken ground on the largest lithium ion battery factory in Europe. BNEF says battery manufacturing capacity will double by 2021.
April 28th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
In line with the fast-growing EV market, Panasonic is opening a new EV battery factory in China -- the world's #1 EV market. Panasonic is known for partnering with Tesla -- they have been building Gigafactory 1 and improving lithium-ion battery cell chemistry together
June 9th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
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June 1st, 2016 | by James Ayre
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