Dutch Battery Maker to Invest $1.9 Billion in China Cell Factory

Dutch battery maker Lithium Werks, founded earlier this year, is investing 1.6 billion euros ($1.85 billion) in a massive lithium-ion cell factory in China as demand for batteries is surging. The facility will have production capacity of 8 gigawatt-hours per year, or the equivalent capacity of batteries to power 160,000 cars. It will be the […]

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Dutch battery company Lithium Werks to build €1.6bn factory in China

Lithium Werks, a Dutch battery company, will invest €1.6bn to build a factory in China, in a deal signed during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Lithium Werks, which was founded this year by Kees Koolen, former chief executive of Booking.com, said the 60 hectare factory will produce 8 gigawatt-hours of batteries […]

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Lithium Werks to spend $2 billion manufacturing power packs

Move Over, Tesla. This Little Dutch Company Makes Big Batteries Lithium Werks plans to spend $2 billion manufacturing power packs for bulkier machines. Article in Bloomberg Businessweek by Anna Hirtenstein 9/13/18 Koolen, an early investor in Uber Technologies Inc.and Booking.com BV, serving at the latter as chief executive officer for three years, is betting he can make […]

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Cobalt-free Lithium Ion Batteries

Cobalt free battery energy

Article by Jason Deign, Julia Pyper in Green Tech Media “11 Lithium-Ion Battery Makers That Don’t Need Cobalt” 7/9/18 “Demand for cobalt is affecting battery markets, but luckily not all lithium-ion batteries require the metal. If you’ve been paying attention to the debate about lithium-ion battery materials, then you will know there is a price problem with […]

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Electric & Hybrid Marine Show Review

Electric & Hybrid Marine show wrap up

From the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam June 2018: Over 4,500 attendees descended on Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam from 27-29 June 2018 to see the latest innovations from more than 130 exhibitors, as well as learn from some 50 conference papers presented by some of the industry’s leading […]

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Fully Charged Show Features Market-Leading Battery Train

Host Robert Llewellyn of the Fully Charged Show visited Vivarail earlier this year to talk about their market-leading battery train.  Robert Llewellyn: This is a battery powered train. This is a train that doesn’t have electricity coming off the lines. It doesn’t have an engine – (it’s) pure battery powered. Alice Gillman, Sales & Marketing, […]

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Battery Safety Standards – The Changing Requirements for Batteries

Article published in Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International Jan 2018: The Changing Requirements for Batteries in Commercial and Industrial Electric Vehicles Commercial EVs are becoming more prevalent in everyday life.  Valence Technology now see customers using their safe, proven lithium ion batteries in varied applications such as refuse collection vehicles, port terminal tractors, electric […]

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Technological Advancements, Greater Energy Density with Lithium Ion

Lithium ion for forklifts & agvs

Article from Logistics International Pro Autumn 2017: Although lithium ion batteries have been around for over 25 years, they are primarily used for small portable electronics and electric vehicles.  Those applications specifically require a small, lightweight energy source.  With few exceptions, lithium ion batteries were designed into these products from concept.  Recently however, lithium ion […]

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