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Daimler to buy its EV batteries from CATL

Electrive | Daimler is turning to China as it wants Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for their electric cars. The German carmaker says CATL was the only supplier that agreed to follow human right standards. Cobalt especially…

GEM secures percentage of global cobalt production

Via Electrive | The Chinese battery recycler GEM has secured part of the global cobalt production. Glencore has reportedly agreed to sell approximately one third of their cobalt production to GEM for the next three years. This corresponds to about…

Bangkok becomes part of Daimler’s battery production hubs

Via Electrive | Daimler is advancing its global EV offensive as it incorporates its Thai facility into its network of production hubs. Together with local partner Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP) they will invest 100 million euros in Bangkok. The…

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Panasonic producing prismatic batteries in China

Via Electrive | Panasonics new battery factory for the serial production and delivery of prismatic lithium-ion battery cells for electric and hybrid vehicles has opened its doors in Dalian, China. The factory is the first of its kind in China…

New Li-ion battery sensor tech promises 5x faster charging

Via Charged EVs | According to researchers at the University of Warwick (UK), a new testing technique they have developed shows that commercially available lithium-ion batteries can safely be charged up to five times faster than currently recommended. In a…

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