July 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
GM formed a joint venture with LG Chem earlier this year, Ultium Cells LLC, and CleanTechnica was lucky to talk at length with GM President Mark Reuss about this and the company's electrification plans just before a certain infamous coronavirus shut the country down. The Ultium battery factory in Ohio is sprouting now
July 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Britishvolt will apparently build a 30 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery "gigaplant"/gigafactory in Wales. It will be powered by a 200 megawatt (MW) solar power plant
July 21st, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
CleanTechnica recently interviewed Peter Carlsson, Chief Executive Officer of Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturing startup-slash-giant. In this the third and final part of the interview, we discuss the benefits of Northvolt's low carbon manufacturing approach in the European context, and learn about its product mix and strategic positioning
June 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
According to a Transport & Environment report, Europe poured €60 billion into EV production and EV battery production in 2019, a whopping 19 times more money than it put into them in
June 23rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Three of the top companies in EV battery world had some notable news at the end of April that never saw the light of day here on CleanTechnica. Let's jump into them
June 13th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Mercedes-Benz is increasing its battery production in its factory in Kamenz, Germany, as it preps for the rollout of more fully electric vehicles
June 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Practically in my backyard in Wroclaw, Poland, LG Chem began mass production of NCM712 batteries in the 1st quarter of
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