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Daimler to invest €500m to build lithium-ion battery pack factory

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:03 -- Paul Crompton
Daimler to invest €500m to build lithium-ion battery pack factory

German OEM Daimler is to invest around €500million ($542,890) to build a lithium-ion battery pack manufacturing plant as it expands its electric and hybrid vehicles range.

Using cells from LG Chem and SK Innovations, among others, the move will ‘significantly expand’ the production capacities of Daimler subsidary Deutsche Accumotive.

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CPT pumps £1 million into technology in advance lead-carbon technology

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:40 -- Paul Crompton
CPT pumps £1 million into technology in advance lead-carbon technology

A £1 million investment by powertrain producer Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) could signal a breakthrough for lead-carbon batteries in hybrid vehicles as the company pushes for 48V batteries in mild hybrid vehicles.

The UK-based firm says that while its switched-reluctance technology is battery agnostic, tests have shown that lead-carbon would be the ideal chemistry for the job.

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New York battery plans to expand

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 18:02 -- Ruth Williams

General Electric Co said it will invest $70 million in its Schenectady battery plant in New York to double production and create 100 jobs there.  This will take the plant’s workforce 450 at full capacity.
The factory manufactures GE's Durathon batteries, which are half the size of conventional lead-acid batteries but last ten times longer.

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