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BMW batteries deal with CAT short-circuits EU

BMW batteries deal with CAT short-circuits EU

BMW has placed a “billion euro” order for electric vehicle batteries from China— because the firm ‘can’t wait’ for Europe to build a battery cells industry, according to its chairman.

Chems firms set to benefit from UK’s batteries push, says report

Chems firms set to benefit from UK’s batteries push, says report

The UK has a “massive opportunity” to develop a GBP2.7 billion ($3.5bn) chemicals industry and supply chain on the back of investing in electric vehicle battery manufacturing, according to a new study.

Younicos batteries ‘first’ for floating wind farm

Younicos batteries ‘first’ for floating wind farm

Norwegian energy firm Equinor and Abu-Dhabi-based Masdar have unveiled a Younicos battery system in Scotland as the “world’s first” to be connected to an offshore floating wind farm.

Canada-China firms in vanadium batteries deal

Canada-China firms in vanadium batteries deal

A Canadian-owned Chinese flow battery maker has signed a deal aimed at boosting the global take-up of its vanadium flow batteries.

Start-stop drives record sales for Banner

Start-stop drives record sales for Banner

Austria-based lead batteries veteran Banner has booked record sales of more than EUR300 million ($348m) for the first time in the firm’s 80-year history.

Hyundai EV batteries to get second life in Wärtsilä ESS deal

Hyundai EV batteries to get second life in Wärtsilä ESS deal

South Korean car giant Hyundai is making inroads into the global power storage market under a second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries deal with Finnish energy tech firm Wärtsilä.

EU lead ban ‘backward step for batteries revolution’

EU lead ban ‘backward step for batteries revolution’

Battery industry chiefs have warned that a fresh assault on lead by European regulators risks “short-circuiting” proposals for an EU batteries revolution.

Exide Industries-Leclanché in Li joint venture for India

Exide Industries-Leclanché in Li joint venture for India

India lead-acid manufacturer Exide Industries is teaming up with Swiss battery storage firm Leclanché in a new lithium joint venture targeting the Indian market.

BYD builds giga dream with ‘world’s largest’ auto battery plant

BYD builds giga dream with ‘world’s largest’ auto battery plant

China’s BYD has opened the “world’s biggest auto batteries plant”— as part of a reported multi-billion dollar investment to expand its domestic battery-making capacity to 60 gigawatt-hours within three years.

 

TBS looks to next half-century with new HQ

TBS looks to next half-century with new HQ

Lead-acid battery machinery maker TBS Engineering has opened the doors of its new UK headquarters in Gloucestershire.

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