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Daimler invests in Sila Nano for next-gen battery tech

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:32 -- John Shepherd
Photo: Sila Nanotechnologies

Daimler is investing in the California-based producer of engineered materials, Sila Nanotechnologies, to boost development of “next generation lithium-ion battery materials”.

Daimler said it was making a “significant investment” in Sila Nano to forge a partnership that would speed up the development and commercialisation of lithium battery tech— to benefit future electric cars produced by its Mercedes-Benz subsidiary.

In addition to acquiring a minority equity stake in Sila Nano, Daimler also joins the board of the battery material specialist.

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Fengfan opens stop-start Pb-A plant

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 13:26 -- Paul Crompton
Fengfan opens stop-start Pb-A plant

One of China’s largest lead-acid battery manufacturers has opened a factory to make start-stop batteries that it will supply directly to OEM firms such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen.

The factory, in Boading in the Hebei province, China, has an annual capacity of five million batteries.

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