All Battery System and Pack Production articles – Page 15

  • Mercedes-Benz Cars battery factory in the Neckar Valley at the Untertürkheim site in Germany

    Mercedes starts building battery plant


    Germany - Mercedes-Benz has started the construction of its battery production facility in the Brühl sub-plant at Untertürkheim, Germany. This is part of the €1bn (US$1.13bn) investment that the OEM has set aside for its global battery production network, which currently comprises of nine battery factories at seven locations on ...

  • BMW Dingolfing battery production

    BMW Dingolfing to make Mini batteries


    Germany - BMW is investing an undisclosed amount in its Dingolfing plant in order to house the production of batteries for the all-electric Mini. The 'mid-double-digit-million-euro' amount will be used to construct a new assembly line and to implement 'extensive remodelling' measures."With the launch of new models and growing demand ...

  • Mercedes battery plant Tuscaloosa

    Mercedes builds battery facility


    US - The OEM recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is located seven miles from the Mercedes-Benz Cars plant, which produced around 300,000 units in 2017, in order to support the production of electric SUVs under the EQ brand."The widely export oriented Mercedes-Benz plant ...

  • Zircotec conductive ceramic coating

    New coating for composite battery cases


    Zircotec says it has developed a new conductive ceramic coating that enables vehicle manufacturers to use carbon or plastic composite battery casings for hybrid and electric vehicles. The company claims this coating overcomes composite’s inability to isolate the battery from electromagnetic fields and radio frequency interference (RFI), which has prevented ...

  • BMW Brilliance battery production

    BMW Brilliance boosts battery output


    China - Just months after opening the facility, the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has announced an expansion to its battery plant in Shenyang. New batteries for the BMW iX3, which is set for launch in 2020, will be made here."Today, we break ground for the next stage of ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Citaro battery

    Mercedes invests in battery production


    Mercedes-Benz Citaro batteryThailand - The German OEM has announced that it will spend €100m (US$123.74m) with its partner Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP) to expand its existing car plant in Bangkok and to construct a new battery assembly facility at the same site. The latter will start operating at ...

  • Battery plant, BMW Brilliance

    BMW opens Shenyang battery plant


    China – The new facility will supply the nearby Dadong vehicle factory, which is operated by the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture and will soon produce the 5 Series plug-in hybrid for the local market. It is the first battery factory of any premium vehicle-maker in the country, and the ...

  • Laser Welding Battery Packs

    Welding processes for manufacturing battery packs


    Amada Miyachi Europe says it offers a range of resistance and laser welding capabilities for manufacturing battery packs for hybrid and electric vehicles. These include six laser welding technologies, four resistance welding technologies and micro-arc welding (also known as pulse-arc). The company says its application experts can recommend the right ...

  • BBAC

    BBAC to build EV battery plant


    China – An investment running into “three-digit million” euros will enable battery production by the joint venture between Daimler and BAIC Motor, Beijing Benz Automotive (BBAC), representing the German OEM’s first battery manufacture outside its home country. The two partners plan to jointly invest five billion yuan ($758m) in the ...

  • Rheinmetall Automotive battery boxes

    Battery box castings


    Rheinmetall Automotive says it is supplying components for battery boxes of electric vehicles using its expertise in the manufacture of complex vehicle components in die-cast aluminium.Weighing 9kg, these components serve to hold the rechargeable battery cells installed in an SUV and a high-power sports limousine from a leading German OEM. ...

  • Conductix-Wampfler

    AGV can go battery free


    Wireless power of IPT enables AGVs to abandon the battery and operate continuously without recharging or risk of down time, writes Eberhard Vonhof of Conductix-WampflerWireless communication has proven to be robust enough for the most demanding manufacturing environmentsAutomated guided vehicles (AGVs) are not solely for delivery and logistics applications. They ...

  • 2016 Audi A3 Sportback etron

    Audi to develop battery for all-electric SUV


    Germany – The new technology, based on cell modules from LG Chem and Samsung SDI, will give the vehicle a range of more than 500km, according to the OEM. Audi’s two partners will make investments to supply the Ingolstadt-based vehicle manufacturer from their European plants.“Together with our South Korean development ...

  • BASF Toda

    BASF Toda Battery Materials now established


    Japan – Closing an agreement that was announced in October 2014, the new joint venture will provide cathode active materials (CAM) for lithium-ion batteries, as used in the automotive and other industries.In Japan, BASF Toda will conduct R&D, production, marketing and sales for a wide range of cathode materials, particularly ...

  • BMW and Samsung

    Samsung SDI to supply more BMWi battery cells


    South Korea – The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two companies covers the i3 and i8 electric vehicles (EVs), plus future hybrid models, and will see increased quantities delivered over the medium term as well as further technological development.Since 2009, the partnership with Samsung has provided BMW with the ...

  • Brownstown Battery Assembly Expands Battery Building Capabilities

    Brownstown to produce battery for Spark EV


    US – General Motors will bring all its electric vehicle battery building capabilities in-house with production of battery systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV at its battery assembly plant in Brownstown, Michigan. “Using our in-house engineering and manufacturing expertise enabled us to deliver a battery system that is more ...

  • Cathode materials, BASF

    BASF and TODA partner for Li-ion battery materials


    Japan – The two companies will establish a joint venture focused on the production, marketing and sales of the cathode active materials (CAM) used for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in electric vehicles (EVs). This will include nickel cobalt aluminium oxide (NCA), lithium manganese oxide (LMO) and nickel cobalt manganese (NCM).Under the ...

  • ACCUmotive battery

    Daimler acquires lithium-ion battery manufacturers


    Germany – The vehicle-maker will become the sole owner of Li-Tec Battery and Deutsche ACCUmotive after buying all of the shares held by Evonik (50.1% and 10% respectively). Details of the acquisition have not been released. Daimler and Evonik previously collaborated on developing the serial production of lithium-ion battery cells ...