A review of China’s approach to recycling lead and lithium-ion batteries has been launched aimed at proposing “a complete and efficient” nationwide power battery system.
The China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA) said the study by industry leaders and academics would “explore future system design and policy development direction”.
A car parts manufacturer in Japan is teaming up with an engineering and development consultancy in the UK “to develop next-generation electric vehicle technology”.
Tokyo-based Keihin, which produces carburettors and fuel injection for carmakers such as Honda, is working with Nuneaton-based HORIBA MIRA to develop a range of original EV system products for OEM customers.
China’s Jiangxi Jinhui Lithium has taken delivery of its first 30,000-tonne tranche of lithium concentrate for processing under an off-take deal with an African company.
Jinhui said the shipment from Namibian lithium developer Desert Lion Energy will be processed in China.
Chinese car and battery maker BYD is teaming up with a rival car-maker to build a battery giga factory in China— hot on the heels of opening what it said was the “world’s biggest” auto batteries plant in the country.
BYD is forming a joint venture with state-owned Changan Automobile to focus on electric vehicle (EV) battery production at a new plant in southwest China for domestic sales.
Germany is dipping into an economic aid fund to support the construction of a battery cells factory in the country by Chinese lithium giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), BEST Battery Briefing can reveal.
CATL confirmed last week it would invest €240 million (US$280m) to build the electric vehicle (EV) battery plant at Erfurt, in the east-central state of Thüringen.
Lead-acid batteries and lithium raw materials have been dragged into the now highly-charged trade tariffs bust-up between the US and China.
President Donald Trump has ordered that “lead-acid batteries of any kind” be included in a new list of $200 billion worth of Chinese imports subject to tariffs of 10%.