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Vision Group announce lithium-ion gigafactory plans to meet NEV and telecoms demand

Chinese battery maker Vision Group, which makes lead-acid batteries through its subsidiary Shenzhen Center Power Tech, has announced plans to build a 30GWh lithium-ion battery plant in China's Hubei province.


Tesla signs three-year pricing and purchase volume deal with battery cell maker Panasonic

Tesla has signed a three-year pricing deal with Japan’s Panasonic Corp relating to the manufacture and supply of 2170 lithium-ion battery cells manufactured at its gigafactory in Nevada, US.


China lithium-ion battery maker partners with wireless charging firm Energous

Wireless battery charging firm Energous Corporation has entered into a partnership with China lithium-ion battery manufacturer Grepow Battery. 


Automotive and battery giants launch search for the industry’s best start-ups

Automotive OEMs Hyundai, Kia and lithium-ion battery giant LG Chem have sponsored a global competition to identify promising start-ups in the e-mobility industry. 


Electrolyte breakthrough suggests superior solid-state lithium-ion batteries are around the corner

A team of Brown University researchers has found a way to double the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid-state lithium-ion batteries


New electrolyte developed at Stanford may boost lithium metal batteries

Scientists at Stanford University have revealed a novel electrolyte design they claim will boost the performance of lithium metal batteries.


Microporous triples lead-acid battery separator capacity with state-of-the-art production line

Lead-acid battery separator firm Microporous has opened a ‘state-of-the-art’ production line that triples its polyethylene (PE) separator capacity in the US.


UK lithium-ion gigafactory a step closer with MOU and new strategy officer

The site of the UK’s first lithium-ion gigafactory is rumoured to be in Wales as AMTE Power and Britishvolt commit to exploring the development of the facility.


Battery maker Systems Sunlight promotes CCO to top seat

Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker Systems Sunlight has welcomed its new chief executive officer Lampros Bisalas.


Award winning US Harvard University scientist charged over links with China

An award winning US Harvard University scientist who reportedly worked on nano-wire-based lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles has been indicted on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program.