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Škoda re-starts European traction battery manufacturing after COVID-19 shutdown

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 15:31 -- Paul Crompton

Vehicle OEM Škoda Auto has re-started production of its high-voltage traction batteries for the Volkswagon Group’s plug-in hybrid cars after a temporary shut-down due to COVID-19.

The firm has introduced more than 80 precautions for its workforce to allow production at its headquarters in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, to re-start as planned. 

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BASF entering electric vehicle market

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 18:02 -- Ruth Williams

Europe’s lone wolf in cathode material provisions, Umicore, is to have competition in the form of German chemical maker BASF.  BASF will invest heavily to become a leading supplier in automotive battery materials based on market predictions for developments in the EV market to develop vehicles with a range of 250km in the next five years.

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