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
June 15th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen has invested a 900 million Euro investment in Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt. The two companies will build a new battery factory near VW's Salzgitter factory.
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)!
January 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Here's another edition of "What Changed?" It is not the last EV summary for 2018, as a full-year piece is on the way, but it is a summary of notable EV industry updates from the month of December. Read on for details about Tesla, electric cars from other automakers, EV charging, EV batteries, EV sales, EV policy, and more
August 12th, 2018 | by Christopher Arcus
The earlier than anticipated onset of successful, fairly affordable, long-range electric vehicle (EV) demand has caught both battery manufacturers and car companies by surprise — even the most bullish of car companies.
Carmakers like GM, Renault, Hyundai, Daimler, BMW, and VW have all seen demand exceed capabilities and expectations, and battery shortages are evident
June 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Chinese battery heavyweight CATL is reportedly looking to invest up to €1 billion into a new battery factory in Germany, according to a Bloomberg report on the matter. The move would put one of the largest plug-in vehicle battery manufacturers right in the backyard of Germany's lucrative luxury automotive manufacturers, including Daimler, Volkswagen, Porsche, and
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.
April 7th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
BYD has announced yet another expansion to its Lancaster, California, electric bus and battery module factory this week. It also shared a photo of work that is already underway to level the property
November 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The South Korea–based electric vehicle battery technology firm SK Innovation will be investing 840.2 billion won (around $777 million) into the development of an electric vehicle battery production facility in Hungary, according to reports
September 12th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Volkswagen Group isn't fooling around any longer, in my opinion. There's plenty of room to remain cynical, but Volkswagen Group indicated yesterday that it is putting genuine skin in the game — big time.
Before I discuss the announcements further, let's go through a quick thought exercise
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