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Honda drives new investment round in UK’s Moixa

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:38 -- John Shepherd
Honda drives new investment round in UK’s Moixa

Japanese carmaker Honda has led an £8.6 million (US$10.9m) funding round to boost investment in UK battery tech firm Moixa.

Moixa said the move, which was backed by several international investors including Japan’s Itochu Corporation, would support the firm’s vision of “managing millions of home energy storage systems and electric vehicles (EVs)”.

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CATL and LG Chem sign Volvo battery supply deals

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:10 -- John Shepherd
CATL and LG Chem sign Volvo battery supply deals

Chinese and Korean battery makers have signed deals to secure the “multi-billon-dollar” long-term supply of electric vehicle batteries for Swedish car firm Volvo.

Volvo said today the agreements with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and LG Chem would ensure supplies of lithium-ion batteries over the coming decade for its next-generation Volvo and Polestar models.

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Japan’s big four launch battery tech consortium for electric motorbikes

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:24 -- Hugh Finzel
Japan’s big four launch battery tech consortium for electric motorbikes

Four of the largest Japanese manufacturers are to jointly consider launching standardised replaceable battery tech for electric motorcycles in a potential game-changing move for the industry.

Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha have formed a consortium to consider launching standardised batteries and replacement systems as part of plans to boost the popularity of electric bikes.

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UK battery tech firm Moixa forms energy partnership with Honda

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 16:36 -- Hugh Finzel
UK battery tech firm Moixa forms energy partnership with Honda

Honda is to launch an “energy management solutions” business in partnership with UK-based battery tech company Moixa.

The partnership will utilise Moixa’s ‘GridShare’ batteries aggregator technology to “create additional value for electric vehicle (EV) customers and power system operators”.

Honda announced at this week’s Geneva Motor Show that it has also increased its ambitions in the transition toward EVs— and now intends to move 100% of its sales to electrified powertrains by 2025, up from the goal of two-thirds that was announced in 2017.

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GM and Honda drive ‘next-gen batteries’ project

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:47 -- Xuan Zhong
GM and Honda drive ‘next-gen batteries’ project

General Motors and Honda have formed a new partnership— to develop next-generation batteries for pure electric vehicles (EVs).

The car firms said their new “multi-year” venture is expected to develop “advanced” chemistry battery components, including battery cells and modules for next-generation battery systems to be used in GM’s EVs mainly for the North American market.

 

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Honda ‘plans Thai battery plant’ for hybrid EVs

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:56 -- John Shepherd
Honda ‘plans Thai battery plant’ for hybrid EVs

Japanese car giant Honda is investing in a batteries production line for a planned hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) manufacturing programme in Thailand.

Honda said the equivalent of around $160 million will be needed to pave the way for commercial production of locally made hybrid electric vehicles and batteries in Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post.

 

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Honda recall over battery sensors

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:36 -- News Editor
Honda recall over battery sensors

Honda is recalling some 2.1 million of its Accord cars worldwide, including 1.15m in the US, over problems that could lead to battery sensors short circuiting and catching fire.

Honda said the recall covers vehicles from the years 2013-16 with 12-volt battery sensors, which will be replaced free.

 

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