Sometimes the battery industry can feel like it's standing still, other times a week can be a long time— and so within a few days of rumours Toyota was to build a battery plant in North Carolina, US surfacing, the vehicle OEM had confirmed they were true.
Legislation has been introduced to remove elements of the US infrastructure bill (passed last month) that reinstituted Superfund excise taxes on three chemicals important to the lead battery industry: lead oxide, sulfuric acid and antimony.
Volkswagen’s battery strategy is gathering pace with the vehicle OEM securing materials deals to supply its European lithium-ion cell production and investing in a US battery manufacturing process firm.
US-headquartered firms SES Holdings and Entek Membranes have entered into an exclusive supply agreement for separator materials in the development and production of high-energy lithium-metal secondary batteries.
Britain’s government-owned organisation National Highways has revealed plans to end electric vehicle owners’ range anxiety by installing 6,000 energy storage systems at service stations across the country by 2035.