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.
BMW to develop sustainable life cycle loop for batteries
The BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore have formed a joint technology consortium in order to work closely together on the continued development of a complete and sustainable value chain for battery cells for electrified vehicles in Europe.
Will battery second life have an impact on recycling?
2018 is regarded as the beginning year for battery recycling as the first batch of batteries are gradually coming out of electric vehicles. Umicore has recently announced their investment plan in ramping up battery recycling capacity in preparation for the boom of spent EV batteries. By 2018, we will already have around 33,000 retired electric vehicle battery packs (including electric passenger cars and buses) which amounts to around 1GWh storage capacity.
BASF Battery Materials
BASF is arguably the world's largest chemical company. After a successful stint with NiMH batteries, the company is trying to replicate that success with new cathode materials for Li-ion batteries.
Umicore Rechargeable Battery Materials
Umicore is a Belgian company with the largest market share of LCO for Li-ion batteries. The company is now operating facilities for recycling spent Li-ion batteries
Leading Players Speak at Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing
The electric vehicle industry is on fire. Leading players of the emerging electric vehicle industry to speak at Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing in Berlin on 11-12 April.
Launch of European battery alliance
Battery alliance announced in Brussels aims to expedite European battery cell manufacturing.