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Tesla pins hopes on new tab-less lithium-ion cell technology to deliver cheaper and better EV battery packs

In Tesla’s bombastic modus operandi it was billed as Battery Day, and the company didn’t fail to raise eyebrows with a number of announcements aimed to revolutionise the battery industry.


Researchers unlock decade-old mystery to identify battery-boosting metal-oxides

An international research team, co-led by The University of Texas at Austin, has found a number of transition-metal oxides with up to three times the energy storage capability of materials in commercially available lithium-ion batteries


Digatron and DSA partner to launch end-of-line tester for lithium-ion battery production

Battery testing equipment firm Digatron has partnered with automotive electronics communication company DSA on an end-of-line testing system for lithium-ion battery production

UK gigafactory CSO says Europe must regain leadership in lithium-ion battery industry

The UK and Europe must develop a robust battery manufacturing industry so it doesn’t fall behind the rest of the world, says lithium-ion gigafactory developer Britishvolt’s chief strategy officer Isobel Sheldon.

Battery separator firm Entek welcomes back former VP and boosts lead-acid separator team

Battery separators firm Entek has announced that Dr. Graeme Fraser-Bell is coming out of retirement to focus on the US firm’s increasing presence in the lithium battery market.


Mercedes-Benz rolls-out solid-state lithium-ion powered electric bus

Parts of the industry were not expecting to see solid-state lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicle for at least five years— however, Mercedes-Benz is delivering e-busses fitted with the technology?


Blackstone develops 3D-printed solid-state batteries

Swiss battery metals firm Blackstone Resources announced on 16 September it had achieved a series of milestones for 3D-printing lithium-ion solid-state batteries.


MoU paves way for residential and small-scale VRFB deployment in Australia

Australian Vanadium (AVL) has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) in the past few weeks to supply vanadium redox flow battery makers with material from its planned Gabanintha Project in the US.


Battery asset operator Arenko appoints new commercial director

Power trading and AI battery software operator Arenko has appointed Jacob Monroe as its commercial director.


UK battery maker signs MoU to build lithium-ion plant in Australia

UK-based battery maker AMTE (formerly AGM Batteries) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with infrastructure firm InfraNomics with the goal of making lithium batteries in Western Australia.