Battery technology developments
Norway-headquartered Freyr Battery has announced the selection and purchase of a site in Coweta County, Georgia for its planned Giga America battery plant.
StoreDot, a specialist in extreme fast charging battery technology for electric vehicles, has stated that mass-produced solid-state batteries are still at least a decade from mass production.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Microvast Holdings has been selected by the US Department of Energy, in collaboration with General Motors, to receive a US$200m grant for a new separator plant.
FreeWire Technologies, a specialist in delivering battery-integrated EV charging stations and power solutions, together with Parkland Corporation, an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in 25 countries, have teamed up to provide ultra-fast charging across British Columbia, Canada.
Natrion, a specialist in solid-state electric vehicle battery technology, has revealed data on the performance of its patented compounds in lithium-metal anode pouch cells.
Dassault Systèmes has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Verkor, a European company operating in the electric vehicle and stationary batteries space.
US-based Ascend Elements has started construction of its largest electric vehicle battery recycling and engineered materials manufacturing facility with a ceremonial ground-breaking.
TuanChe, an integrated automotive marketplace in China, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with YangMing New Energy Technology to expand its research capabilities in the field of EV batteries as well as strengthen the company's supply chain capacity.
Ionic Mineral Technologies, an American advanced battery materials company, has provided an in-depth response to the US Department of Energy’s “Request for Information on the Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercialisation Application Program” (DE-FOA-0002794).
The global EV battery market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 19.0% from US$56.4bn in 2022 to US$134.6bn by 2027.
Mercedes-Benz has finalised a supply agreement with Canadian-German start-up Rock Tech Lithium to secure high-quality lithium used in battery production as part of a direct sourcing approach.