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CATL and Toyota finalise lithium-ion EV battery partnership

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:55 -- Paul Crompton
CATL and Toyota finalise lithium-ion EV battery partnership

China battery making giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) will supply lithium-ion batteries to Japanese vehicle OEM Toyota following confirmation of a partnership between the two firms on 17 July.

As BEST Battery Briefing reported last month, the agreement includes the supply and future development of batteries for Toyota-branded electric vehicles to be released in China and other markets starting in 2020.

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US trade probe into Korean battery secrets theft claims

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 16:06 -- John Shepherd
US trade probe into Korean battery secrets theft claims

The US’ international trade watchdog is investigating allegations that Korean battery maker SK Innovation was involved in the theft of trade secrets from manufacturing rival LG Chem.

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) probe follows a lawsuit filed in the US by LG Chem and its US manufacturing subsidiary, LGCMI, whose pouch-type lithium-ion battery tech underpins what the company said is a “significant share” of the American electric vehicle market.

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BMZ ‘secures cells supply’ with LG Chem deal

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:13 -- Xuan Zhong
BMZ ‘secures cells supply’ with LG Chem deal

German lithium-ion battery developer and producer BMZ has signed a long-term battery cells supply deal with South Korea’s LG Chem.

BMZ said the contract covered supplies of “over a few hundred million cells” by the end of 2022 for products in the electro mobility and energy storage markets. 

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