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Chinese Government pledges ‘breakthroughs’ in NEV batteries

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:07 -- paul Crompton
Chinese Government pledges ‘breakthroughs’ in NEV batteries

The Chinese Government has pledged to spend $76.6 million on a research and development institute ‘in search of breakthroughs’ in new advanced traction batteries for new energy vehicles (NEVs).

The government appears to be intent on encouraging innovation in the sector rather than relying on buying the technology it needs, according to minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei.

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E-bikes stimulate China’s lead-acid battery market

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 15:34 -- paul Crompton
E-bikes stimulate China’s lead-acid battery market

Reports coming out of China have indicated the electric bike market was the biggest driver for the country’s lead-acid battery industry in the past ten years.

The E-bike market proved a key driver in stimulating the growth of China's lead-acid battery (LAB) industry, according to research from Tsinghua University.

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Is China about to turn its back on Pb-A industry?

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 14:29 -- paul Crompton
Is China about to turn its back on Pb-A industry?

Major Chinese lead-acid battery manufacturers could be waiting for European or American companies to buy them out, says the general manager of Fiamm Asia-Pacific.

Lorenzo Mancini says the Chinese government is no longer interested in expanding the country’s lead-acid battery industry for a number of reasons, including the environmental concerns.

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Limited oversees demand hits China’s lead-acid trade

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 16:03 -- paul Crompton
Limited oversees demand hits China’s lead-acid trade

China’s lead-acid trade showed signs of weakness during September, with both imports and exports of batteries falling.

The country imported 964,300 less lead-acid batteries in October, of which SLI batteries fell 33.64% (174,300) month-on-month (MoM), reported Shanghai Metals Market.

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Flailing Chinese lead-acid industry urged to ‘seek the road of innovation’

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:56 -- paul Crompton
Flailing Chinese lead-acid industry urged to ‘seek the road of innovation’

Leading figures in the lead-acid battery industry in China are calling for more innovation in a bid to save the ‘precarious’ lead-acid battery industry.

The comments were made at a lead-acid battery summit in Bengbu City, Anhui Province, just after the Shanghai Metals Market reported a fall in lead-acid battery exports by 0.67% for September. Ignition batteries were down 22.79%.

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Qian Power reacts swiftly to lack of EV battery charging points in China

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 10:44 -- paul Crompton
Qian Power reacts swiftly to lack of EV battery charging points in China

One Chinese EV battery-charging point provider has been swift to react to a State Council order to speed up installing charging points in China’s cities.

Inadequacies and inconsistencies in the number and model of charging points were reported at a meeting of government officials and company directors last month, as reported in BEST, click here for story.

By the end of August, the number of registered EVs in China as a whole had risen from 100,000 units in 2014 to 240,000. Yet the number of charging points available had only risen by 10,000—from 30,000 to 40,000.

On average, there was only one charging point per 2,000 vehicles,

In response to the Guideline on Accelerating the Construction of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure issued by the State Council, power company Qian Power has pledged to spend $78.3 million on building charging points to attempt to meet demand.

This will certainly be encouraged by Beijing, which is a committed advocate of battery power for the unprecedented surge in new vehicles being bought up in the world’s largest developing country.

Camel takes on silicon-graphene tech with US laboratory

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:43 -- paul Crompton
Camel takes on silicon-graphene tech with US laboratory

Chinese battery maker Camel has signed an agreement with a US lithium battery company to commercialise a silicon-graphene material for use in making high-capacity anodes.

The deal with the California Lithium Battery Company (CalBattery) in Los Angeles was signed after a licensing agreement with developers at the Argonne Laboratory in Chicago in 2012.

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Black Monday yet to affect China’s Li-ion investment projects

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 10:17 -- paul Crompton
Black Monday yet to affect China’s Li-ion investment projects

The shock waves from China’s ‘Black Monday’ appear to have missed the country’s lithium-battery market as investment in the industry continues apace this week.

A strategic cooperation agreement has been signed between Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and the government of Jiangsu province to focus on developing lithium batteries.

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LG Chem strengthens grip on China’s lithium EV market

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:17 -- paul Crompton
LG Chem strengthens grip on China’s lithium EV market

Battery maker LG Chem has strengthened its already tight grip on China’s EV market with its latest deal to supply lithium batteries to the country’s top OEM.

The South Korean firm has inked a deal to supply Changan Automobile Co. with batteries for its next-generation plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

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Leoch in Pb-A buy out

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:11 -- paul Crompton
Leoch in Pb-A buy out

Battery firm Leoch International Technology has agreed to purchase lead-acid facilities and products from fellow Chinese companies Guangdong Marshell, Shanghai Dongyu, and Shanghai Dongming.

The Rmb36 million ($5.62million) deal includes environmental protection, manufacture and inspection facilities for lead-acid batteries and related products.

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