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Toyota invests in Japanese polymer lithium-ion battery maker APB

Toyota Group has invested in Japanese polymer lithium-ion battery developer APB Corporation by means of third-party allocation of new shares.


New lithium-ion battery chemistries key to mitigating raw material supply concerns

New lithium-ion batteries that use less or none of the key materials must be developed to ensure the supply chain isn’t depleted, the United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) has reported.


Renewable energy firms apply Tesla’s lithium-ion ESS and AI trading software in UK project

Renewable energy firms Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) and Harmony Energy have commissioned a 15MWh lithium-ion energy storage system using six Tesla Megapack batteries.


GS Yuasa to supply ground-breaking dual lead and lithium hybrid ESS in UK

Japanese battery maker GS Yuasa has announced it will be supplying a dual chemical— lead-acid and lithium-ion— hybrid energy storage system to a port in the UK.


Ampcera a step closer to commercialising its solid electrolyte technology for solid-state lithium-ion batteries

Battery electrolyte developer Ampcera has announced the latest step in the commercialisation of its flexible solid electrolyte (SE) membrane technology for solid-state lithium-ion batteries. 


Loan paves way to lithium-ion production line in Slovakia as gigafactory plans move forward

Lithium-ion battery maker InoBat Auto has secured investment to fund the development of a 100MWh R&D centre and production line in Slovakia.


German lithium-ion battery market grows in 2019 while lead battery sales slump

Germany’s secondary lead battery production fell for the second year in a row, according to the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI).


ABC begins bipolar lead battery tests to verify DCA capabilities in hybrid vehicles

US lead battery developer Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) is set to begin a nine-month investigation into the performance capabilities of bipolar lead batteries in micro and mild-hybrid applications. 


EV battery swap station launched in India

Government-owned fossil fuel firm Indian Oil has partnered with transport power infrastructure company Sun Mobility to set up electric vehicle battery-swapping stations at select fuel stations in cities across India.


Report outlines Tesla’s ‘secret’ Roadrunner lithium-ion battery plans for California

Tesla is planning to expand manufacturing capacity at its Freemont, California, facility to develop more ‘effective’ lithium-ion batteries and more efficient manufacturing technology.