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FCA to build lithium-ion battery hub in Italy ahead of EV production plans

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:00 -- Paul Crompton
FCA to build lithium-ion battery plant in Italy ahead of EV production plans

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is set to build a battery hub to assemble lithium-ion electric vehicle battery packs at its Mirafiori, Italy, plant as part of its overall e-mobility strategy. 

The company’s subsidiary Comau will help guide the assembly process for battery packs to be used in new generations of full electric FCA models.

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Batteries in ‘golden period’, but vigilance needed for lead

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 17:06 -- John Shepherd
Batteries in ‘golden period’, but vigilance needed for lead

Battery technology is in a “golden period”, but lead-acid in particular still faces potential regulatory obstacles in Europe, manufacturers have been warned.

Dr Steve Binks (pictured), regulatory affairs director of the International Lead Association, told the Pb2019 conference in Madrid there had “never been a period where battery technology was so recognised as being critical” to e-mobility, energy storage and combating climate change.

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Leclanché expanding e-mobility batteries with new facility

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:08 -- John Shepherd
Leclanché expanding e-mobility batteries with new facility

Swiss battery storage company Leclanché is to ramp up production capacity for lithium-ion battery modules for transport applications at a new facility in Switzerland.

Leclanché is partnering with Italian industrial automation firm Comau for the project, which will see an automated production line installed in a new facility being built at a technology park adjacent to Leclanché’s headquarters in Yverdon-les Bains.

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India begins lithium-ion battery production while developing flow battery technology

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:55 -- Paul Crompton
India begins lithium-ion battery production while developing flow battery technology

India’s first lithium-ion production facility is set to open as the country continues to embrace the technology for everything from grid-scale storage to e-mobility applications.

The Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) facility is to start production in two months in Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu, reports Indian newswire IANS.

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