The race to the gigafactory finishing line in Europe is now well and truly under way, but who will be first or could it be a photo finish?
It's going to take deep pockets to get Europe's fledgling Battery Alliance firing on all cylinders, so the EU is bringing in some heavy financial hitters to shore up the investment needed to secure a raw materials supply chain— one of the top stories in the latest edition of our BEST Battery Briefing e-newsletter has revealed.
The mood music for this week’s gathering of the lead-acid faithful at Battery Council International’s annual convention, this year in New Orleans, promises to be upbeat.
Whatever “new” technology India’s state-owned oil corporation may be teasing the Pb market with, the announcement we report on in the latest edition of BEST Battery Briefing fits a global pattern of fossil-fuel corporates (think of Shell, BP and Total) moving into battery storage tech.
The relationship between SK Innovation and Volkswagen could be about to get a whole lot closer if, according to one of our latest reports, the pair go ahead and launch a joint battery-making business.
It’s high time to recharge Europe’s thinking on batteries.
In some countries, news outlets mark the first day of April by publishing ridiculous stories with false claims— and give just enough clues to help readers ‘get’ the joke.
Germany is back in the batteries spotlight again this week. The economy minister has warned EV and battery producers that state aid alone will not help build a battery cells production industry to challenge the likes of China. More than a little entrepreneurial zeal will be needed too, according to Peter Altmaier.
Is Europe picking up the pace on batteries? The answer is 'yes'… if initial indications reported by BEST Battery Briefing are anything to go by.
There’s plenty to put a spring in the step of the battery industry this week— and as always, you’re probably reading about it here first…