The race to bring fast charging to the mobile phone market through new battery developments reached a new peak last week with Samsung and relative newcomer Enervate using consumer electronic marketing and hype to bring their products to the global stage.
Enervate, the Irvine California developer of a silicon anode based battery system, was chosen by the gargantuan Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show which takes place in early January as an ‘honouree’ in three categories — Vehicle Intelligence & Self-Driving Technology, Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies, and Tech for a Better World — for its “groundbreaking” silicon-dominant lithium-ion battery technology.
The German enterprise ElringKlinger (EK) has signed a framework agreement on a joint venture (JV) for lithium-ion battery technology with Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology Co Ltd (CITC) from China.
The JV will focus on the development, production, and distribution of lithium-ion battery modules for the global automotive market in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
The board of Chinese battery maker Narada Power has given the green light for plans to launch a commercial lithium-ion batteries and “new energy materials” recycling subsidiary.
The new business— Anhui Narada Huabo New Material and Technology Co., Ltd. (ANHNMT)— will be wholly owned by Narada and receive an initial cash injection of CNY100 million ($15m).