CATL and Stellantis Sign Strategic MoU for the Local Supply of LFP Batteries for European Market
CATL has put into operation a new battery production base capable of producing an average of one cell every one second with the help of highly automated production lines in Guian New District, China.
The production base, with a total land area of about 1,435 mu (0.95 square kilometers), is being built in two phases with a planned combined annual capacity of 60 GWh, the first of which has already been officially put into operation.
The first phase of the project uses an advanced production line with an automation rate of 95 percent, featuring a high production pace and high flexibility, CATL said.
From material feeding to finished product output, the base can realize the speed of producing one cell in one second and one battery pack in 2.5 minutes, the company said.
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BatteryTech News & Updates – Week #41
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Amprius’ State-of-the-Art Gigawatt-Hour Scale Factory in Colorado Passes Major Milestone
It will take about 20 years for Canada and its most populous province to break even on the billions of dollars in public money promised to lure Stellantis NV and Volkswagen AG to the country, a spending watchdog concluded.
Canada and Ontario have pledged a total of C$28.2 billion ($20.8 billion) to the two auto manufacturers to subsidize production at electric-vehicle battery plants through the end of 2032, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government footing two-thirds of the bill at C$18.8 billion and the province paying one-third, or C$9.4 billion.
20 years, throw that $28.2 billion into a CD over the next 20 years and you are waaaaaaaay ahead.
New synthetic graphite production operations in the United States, including Anovion’s $800 million plant in Bainbridge, Georgia, and Novonix’s $160 million plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will benefit from U.S. incentives included in the IRA and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, executives said.
Vianode, jointly owned by Norsk Hydro and battery maker Elkem, aims to build synthetic graphite facilities in both Europe and North America, with enough capacity to supply up to 2 million EVs a year by 2030.
Gotta watch these three.
Toyota, is testing QS.
Tesla is scrambling to put a SSB in the car.
Thank Toyota for those change of plans
I really don’t know, took a while for the Cyber Truck to roll out there could have been test being performed on the truck to see if they were going to progress and that probably blew up on them and then resorted back to original design.
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I am curious if there are metrics out there on consumers and mileage acceptance in EV’s.
This 600 Mile Battery Could Be In Your Next EV - AAH 660
Meeting the Challenge of Future Commercial Energy Storage with TETRA PureFlow Ultra-Pure Zinc Bromide
By Archie Vest | Senior Director of Bromines, TETRA Chemicals North America | May 4th, 2023
#Toyota's Solid-State Battery Breakthrough???
Toyota Motor Corporation claims to have made a significant breakthrough in #EVtechnology that is set to change the game. The company said they made a new type of #battery that can make electric cars lighter, smaller, and cheaper by 50%
Argentina to begin lithium battery production in Sept
Reuters | July 2, 2023
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SODIUM-ION BATTERY PRINCIPAL PRODUCTION METHOD
Today, lithium-ion battery production equipment is mainly divided into front-end equipment covering the electrode production process, mid-end equipment covering the cell assembly process, and back-end equipment covering battery cell activation and formation, capacity separation detection, and assembly into battery packs. The manufacturing process and equipment of sodium-ion batteries is compatible with lithium-ion batteries, where only slight equipment upgrades are needed to be used in the production of sodium-ion batteries, and therefore the equipment cash cost that needs to be invested is considerably low.
Production of a sodium-ion battery is similar to that of lithium-ion battery, which mainly includes pole piece manufacturing (cathode, anode, stirring, slurry-drying-coating) and battery assembly (rolling-die-cutting-winding/stacking). The main difference is that sodium-ion batteries can use aluminium foil as the anode current collector, so the cathode and anode can use the same aluminium tabs and related processes such as tab welding. The packaging form of sodium-ion batteries is similar to that of lithium-ion batteries, and can be divided into three categories: cylinder, soft package, and square hard case.
On the whole, an existing lithium-ion battery assembly line can be used to produce sodium-ion batteries with a slight modification, and the replacement cost of developing a sodium-ion battery production line is very low.
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What are #solidstatebatteries
When will they see mass market adoption?
Will China dominate the solid-state market in the same way as #lithiumion?
How will solid-state effect lithium intensity?
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Source team discussing solid-state batteries and their commercial landscape.
The solid-state market is heating up, and the next few years will be critical in determining which technologies are successful on the road to commercialisation.
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IT HAPPENED! Toyota FINALLY Reveals New Solid State Battery 2024!
Toyota is getting ready to reveal a "game-changing'' solid-state battery electric vehicle. According to its phenomenal data, it has a range of 500 miles and can fully recharge in just ten minutes. According to the Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei, the Japanese automaker Toyota is planning to introduce a groundbreaking solid-state battery as early as next year.
Future electric vehicles might be able to go more than 500 miles on a single charge and recharge fully in about ten minutes thanks to such technology. If this technology is successful, it will be far superior to its rivals. And so stay tuned as we take a look at this revolutionary battery.
The Holy Grail of battery technology for electric cars is said to be solid-state batteries. As opposed to conventional lithium-ion batteries, they are lighter, more durable, and more stable. The electric car market may experience a paradigm shift as a result of Toyota's active involvement in the fierce rivalry for solid-state batteries.
The future of electric automobiles may change dramatically if Toyota is successful in mass-producing a solid-state battery that lives up to the expectations.
When will these revolutionary batteries be used in electric vehicles? According to Nikkei, Toyota is planning to launch a prototype next year, possibly becoming the first automaker to display a vehicle powered by a solid-state battery. If everything goes according to plan, solid-state batteries in electric cars could be seen as early as 2024.
But here’s the catch, Toyota’s solid state battery won’t be for its fully electric vehicles…the automaker wants to slap the game-changing battery into a hybrid vehicle.
And so, what’s the exact plan? Let’s find out!
Solid-state batteries are the ultimate objective of battery technologies, and Toyota is only one of several automakers and other businesses vying for them. We'll see such a battery from the manufacturer by 2024, according to comments made by Gill Pratt, Toyota's chief scientist and the chairman of the Toyota Research Institute.
Toyota, however, does not intend to use the battery to manufacture an EV.
However, Pratt said in a report published on Thursday that it would pack the solid-state battery into a hybrid car. The combination of an internal combustion engine and a solid-state battery is real. Although it may seem strange, Pratt said there is good logic behind it: Lithium-ion batteries aren't even close to being priced on par with internal combustion engines, let alone solid-state batteries. In order to keep the price of a production car low while yet achieving the benefits of such a battery, hybrid technology is being combined with it.
Likewise Toyota will learn a lot from using solid-state technology in a hybrid before it uses batteries in fully electric vehicles. The batteries operate differently from lithium-ion batteries in terms of how they charge and discharge, according to Pratt. Prior to investing too much in a solid-state battery-powered EV, hybrids will offer the automaker the ideal test for the technology.
Toyota as a company has already stated that it wants to investigate this battery type with a hybrid application first. More specifically, it stated that "one of the reasons Toyota is starting with HEVs is because it wants to introduce solid-state batteries to the market as soon as possible, gain customer feedback, and continue to evolve them."
We must not lose sight of the fact that, in the broad scope of things, this is a very ambitious timetable for the technology. Engineers have been unable to produce solid-state batteries at a sufficient scale or at a reasonable cost for many years.