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Japan’s big four launch battery tech consortium for electric motorbikes

Japan’s big four launch battery tech consortium for electric motorbikes

Four of the largest Japanese manufacturers are to jointly consider launching standardised replaceable battery tech for electric motorcycles in a potential game-changing move for the industry.


Work starts on latest Mercedes-Benz EV battery plant

Work starts on latest Mercedes-Benz EV battery plant

Mercedes-Benz has made a ceremonial start on building what will be the latest in its global network of electric vehicle battery manufacturing plants.

Pb is missing link in EU battery strategy

EU leaders have released a long-awaited ‘strategic action plan’ that says batteries should be at the heart of future industrial strategy.

Powin delivers LFP storage system for Texas

US-based battery manufacturer Powin Energy will deliver a 10MW/10MWh energy storage system (ESS) to GlidePath Power Solutions for a distributed energy storage project in Electric Reliability Council Of Texas (ERCOT) territory.

Global storage market to grow thirteen-fold in five years

New research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables has predicted that the global market for energy storage will increase from its current 12GWh to 158GWh by 2024.

New York challenge to boost EVs and battery storage

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has launched an ‘Innovation Challenge’ to help spur development of a “backbone” grid-linked charging network across the state to expand the use of electric vehicles and energy storage.

Draft US law calls for energy storage tax breaks

US Congressman Mike Doyle

Draft legislation has been introduced to the US House of Representative that would see energy storage receive the same investment tax credit as solar installations.

Australia consortium to capitalise on battery boom

A federal- and industry-backed consortium will be established in Western Australia to position the country as “a global leader in the manufacture and supply of batteries.”

SK Innovation ‘in battery venture talks with VW, China’

South Korea’s SK Innovation (SKI) is reportedly in talks to establish two separate battery production joint ventures— one with Volkswagen and another with Chinese partners.

Exide invests in VRLA storage plus solar at Portugal plant

US battery manufacturer Exide Technologies is investing in a solar power facility coupled with VRLA battery storage at its production plant in Castanheira do Ribatejo in Portugal.