BMW Forges Ahead with E-Mobility and Secures Long-Term Battery Needs
The BMW Group is forging ahead with electromobility and deepening its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL and Samsung SDI.
Volvo and Samsung SDI to develop battery packs for trucks
Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo Group's electric trucks.
Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG)
We examine the past, present and future position of VW Group in the EV business using various sources including pronouncements by those at the top of the company in mid 2019 and test some of its assumptions.
A Solid Future: New Opportunities enabled by Solid State Batteries
Solid state batteries have been considered as the avenue to the next generation energy storage solutions. According to IDTechEx's research "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players" www.idtechex.com/solid.
Cross-industry project to enhance sustainable cobalt mining
BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch cross-industry project to enhance sustainable cobalt mining. As part of a cross-industry initiative, the companies have launched a joint cobalt pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Powering the Flexible World
From 2019 we will come to a world with flexible electronics and batteries to power these devices have attracted tremendous attention. These devices may require batteries with special mechanical properties or form factors. For more details about thin, flexible and printed batteries, please refer to IDTechEx's report Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2019-2029.
A report from Batterieforum 2018
From the 24th to the 26th January 2018, about 300 experts and opinion leaders in energy storage gathered in Berlin for the 2018 edition of the Batterieforum, an event aimed at the German-speaking community in the battery industry. IDTechEx analyst Dr Lorenzo Grande was there to report on policy changes and new business partnerships happening in Germany.
The research group of Prof. Yang-Kook Sun at Hanyang University has developed a cathode material for Li-ion batteries based on a core shell gradient, which ensures both long cycle life and high capacity.
Battery material with 5x faster charging speed
Recently, a team of researchers at the developed a "graphene ball," a unique battery material that enables a 45% increase in capacity, and five times faster charging speeds than standard lithium-ion batteries.
A report from Interbattery 2017
Interbattery 2017 took place from the 27th to the 29th September in Seoul, South Korea. IDTechEx analyst Lorenzo Grande attended the conference and has reported on his experience.
Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017
The field of battery energy storage is set to grow significantly over the coming years. The question that incumbents, raw materials suppliers, end users, and innovators are all asking themselves is whether Li-ion batteries will keep the lion's share of the market, or whether disruptive innovation will drive technology diversification according to applications.
Liar Liar phones on fire! The story behind the Galaxy Note 7
The South Korean giant Samsung just got itself into dire straits as the story behind the reported battery fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 unfolds even further. As of September, 92 accidents have been reported in the US alone.
Liar, liar, phones on fire! The story behind the Galaxy Note 7
The South Korean giant Samsung just got itself into dire straits as the story behind the reported battery fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 unfolds even further. As of September, 92 accidents have been reported in the US alone. IDTechEx expert Dr Lorenzo Grande gives the lowdown on Samsung's battery woes.
Panasonic view of the Tesla Gigafactory
Panasonic is a $70 billion giant with strongly rising profitability and a place in the first division of battery manufacturers greatly boosted by its acquisition of Sanyo. It has shipped over 180 billion batteries since 1931.
Kalptree is working on microbatteries that can be bundled together to enable flexible devices. The company was founded in the Silicon Valley in late 2012.
Tesla - Residential Energy Storage
Tesla Motors is well known as an electric vehicle maker. But it also has business in energy storage sector, especially with the launch of Powerwall/Powerpack, which is a significant part of its future business and layout.