Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries
Geely Auto and Contemporary Amperex Technology announced they have reached agreement to form a joint venture company to produce and develop vehicle batteries for new energy vehicles.
BMW sets out electric vehicle plan
By 2021, the BMW Group will have five all-electric models: the BMW i3, the MINI Electric, the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that number is set to grow to at least twelve models. Including plug-in hybrids - whose electrically powered range will increase significantly in the coming year - the BMW Group's electrified product portfolio will then comprise at least 25 models.
Contemporary Amperex Tech Ltd (CATL)
CATL is a Sino-Japanese company manufacturing Li-ion batteries for consumer electronics and electric vehicles. The company has the ambitious objective of reaching a production of 100 GWh/year by 2020.
What the European Commission is doing to foster battery innovation
As proof of IDTechEx's long-standing collaboration with the EU Commission, technology analyst Lorenzo Grande was invited to deliver a talk on the state of the art of battery manufacturing and how Europe can catch up with its Asian and North American competitors. A selection of the slides presented during the meeting have been included at the end of this premium article.
VW fails to secure long-term cobalt supply for electric vehicles
Volkswagen has failed to secure a long-term supply of cobalt used in electrical vehicle batteries.
Launch of European battery alliance
Battery alliance announced in Brussels aims to expedite European battery cell manufacturing.