With thousands of cells in a typical electric vehicle battery pack, reducing the use of individual parts would be a game changer for the industry.
Researchers at a German University may have done just that with a sensor system that could reduce cost and increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.
The system currently exists as a laboratory prototype.
The need to sate global lithium-ion requirements saw China’s battery prices rise alongside increasing demands from the electric vehicle market.
Vehicle OEM Jaguar Land Rover have revealed plans to build an electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the heart of England, according to reports.
JLR has already outlined a £500million, 30-acre, expansion plan in Coventry, but now the vehicle maker wants to go one step further.
A Chinese firefighting firm is aiming to secure its share of the electric vehicle market after buying a LiFePO4 battery company and buying stock in a lithium concentrates firm.
Shaanxi J&R Optimum Energy, a fire protection system solutions company bought a 19.9% share of Australian mining firm Altura Mining for AUS$41.6 million ($30.69 million), reported the China Daily newspaper.
Electric vehicle and energy storage firm Tesla is moving into the grid-scale energy storage market with two deals to supply lithium-ion systems.
The first is to develop a 20MW/80MWh utility-scale system for electricity company Southern California Edison Co.
When it comes to the rapidly growing electric vehicle and energy storage markets the question is not how many lithium-ion batteries can companies make, but how to source the raw materials.
That’s why Chinese lithium-ion battery materials maker Ningbo Shanshan is in advanced talks to buy a stake in Chile's Sociedad Quimica Y Minera (SQM), at least according to news outlet Reuters.
Battery maker Samsung SDI has begun construction of its lithium-ion plant in Hungary to supply the European electric vehicle market.
The South Korean firm new facility in Hungary will enable it to establish a triangular production structure along with existing plants in Ulsan, Korea and Xian, China.
Two firms are joining forces to build a lithium-ion cathode plant in South Korea to fuel the expected lithium battery demand for the electric vehicle market.
South Korean battery materials firm Ecopro has entered into a joint venture with the Chinese resources recycling company GEM to produce cathode materials in Pohang, South Korea.
China has announced it will only give state subsidies to Electric Vehicle battery makers who qualify for listing in a new directory.
Only firms that meet certain criteria will be included in the directory, which will go live in July 2017.
The criteria include agreeing to undergo extended inspections in which tests could be carried out on batteries and systems to ensure they and the facility are “consistent with the vehicle battery industry standard conditions... in addition to the scale of production and other aspects of the requirements” that were released in 2015.