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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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Mercedes-Benz invests in Thai EV battery plant

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:32 -- John Shepherd
Mercedes-Benz invests in Thai EV battery plant

German auto giant Mercedes-Benz is to invest in a lithium-ion battery assembly plant in Thailand for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

Andreas Lettner, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Thailand, told the Bangkok Post the EUR100 million ($122m) Samut Prakan facility is scheduled to start operations in early 2019.

 

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Nissan in Thailand battery production talks

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:37 -- John Shepherd
Nissan in Thailand battery production talks

Just months after selling its Japan-based electric vehicles batteries business to China, Nissan is in talks with Thailand’s government about starting battery production there, BBB has confirmed.

Nissan regional senior vice-president Yutaka Sanada said during a Nissan conference in Thailand the country’s military government is “keen to support investment” in batteries and EV production, a Nissan spokesperson said.

 

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Redflow’s Thai factory starts production

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:07 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow’s Thai factory starts production

Australian battery company Redflow has started manufacturing core battery components at its new production facility in Thailand.

The site has begun producing electrode inserts made of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic at the factory on the Hemaraj industrial estate, southeast of Bangkok.

 

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Redflow set to launch Thai battery production

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:18 -- News Editor
Redflow set to launch Thai battery production

Australian flow battery firm Redflow Limited has started installing equipment for a battery production line at its new factory in Thailand— putting the firm on track to launch initial operations in the country by the end of the year.

The announcement follows Redflow’s formation of a new entity— Redflow (Thailand) Limited— to create a base in the country to serve its Southeast Asia business.

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Redflow selects Thailand for battery factory

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:41 -- News Editor
Redflow selects Thailand for battery factory

Australian flow battery firm Redflow has chosen Thailand as the base for its new Southeast Asia manufacturing plant.

Redflow said in a 17 August Australian Stock Exchange announcement it had formed a new entity – Redflow (Thailand) Limited – to negotiate a lease on premises in a free trade zone and apply for licensing and regulatory permits.

 

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Thailand to become major Li-ion player?

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:40 -- Xuan Zhong
Thailand to become major Li-ion player?

Thai renewable energy company Energy Absolute is planning to develop a lithium-ion battery plant to rival Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada, Bloomberg reports.

The factory, worth approximately $2.9 billion, will be built in one of four possible locations in Asia. Amorn Sapthaweekul (pictured), the company’s deputy chief executive officer, has said the company “would prefer to have the plant in Thailand” but without “clear government policy” they were also considering three other sites in Asia.

 

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