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CATL partners with BASF for EV battery material recycling to support European supply chain

2021-09-20T11:29:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

China currently dominates global EV battery recycling capacity, making up two-thirds of all facilities used to re-use battery materials worldwide. The primacy of the Asian market means that the majority of batteries used in other markets have to be processed in Asia.

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Valmet Automotive opens battery plant in Finland as it expands EV production capabilities

2021-09-17T12:48:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

As demand for EVs increases globally, hiking up production of battery packs is increasingly essential to OEMs. Carmakers are now seeking ways of building the packs and modules on the same site in order to simplify their supply chains.

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Stress test: New modelling approach for component fatigue testing

2021-09-16T18:36:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The development of lightweight structures and components for electric vehicles has created a demand for more comprehensive and up to date test and measurement processes to evaluate component fatigue and service life. Lucia Barbu, research professor and project coordinator at Fatigue4light gives insight into the challenges and solutions

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Porsche building first plant for carbon-neutral fuel in Chile

2021-09-16T15:04:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

The Haru Oni project is a collaborative effort by multiple enterprises in an effort to reach carbon neutrality. It utilises wind energy in order to generate nearly carbon-neutral fuel using low-cost green wind power. 

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VW Components opens new lab for EV battery cell research in Salzgitter

2021-09-14T10:15:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

As global demand for electric vehicles ramps up, OEMs are increasingly looking to develop their own battery chip-making capacity. Through partnerships and in-house development, carmakers are also seeking to be less reliant on complex supply chains and produce essential equipment closer to their customers.

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