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CATL plant in Germany starts mass producing battery cells
CATL plant in Germany starts mass producing battery cells
World’s biggest battery maker, CATL, has finally started producing battery cells in Europe. Let’s see the press release. Contemporary Amperex Technology Thuringia GmbH (CATT), CATL’s first plant outside of China, has kicked off serial production of lithium-ion battery cells in December as scheduled, marking another milestone on CATL’s global journey. The first batch of lithium-ion battery cells rolled off the newly installed production line under series condition in CATT’s G2 building.
CALB to build battery production base in Portugal
CALB to build battery production base in Portugal
The Chinese battery maker CALB and the Portuguese government signed a memorandum on November 2 to launch a battery production plant in the country. While there aren’t much details known yet, it seems that the location chosen was the costal city of Sines, which has Europe’s second largest deep water port capable and a railway system that connects the region to the rest of Europe. The initial phase aims to start battery cell production by the end of 2025 with a anual capacity of 15 GWh.
New PEUGEOT e-208 gets better efficiency and range
New PEUGEOT e-208 gets better efficiency and range
The new PEUGEOT e-208 will arrive on the market in 2023 with more power, range and efficiency. Let’s see the press release. NEW e-208 100% ELECTRIC: MORE FUN, MORE EFFICIENT, AND UP TO 400 KM OF RANGE WITH A NEW ELECTRIC ENGINE • EXCELLENCE: The new electric technology of the e-308 is arriving with the e-208! • EXCELLENCE: Ultra-efficient, average consumption of 12 kWh/100 km • EMOTION: 15% more power and 10.
BYD unveils the new eBus Blade Platform
BYD unveils the new eBus Blade Platform
BYD introduced the new eBus Blade Platform at the IAA Transportation 2022. A focal attraction of the stand is the official European reveal of BYD’s new and highly adaptable eBus Blade Platform, incorporating the ultra-safe, and highly durable Blade Battery that is revolutionising battery electric transportation. The rigorously tested Blade Battery passes the punishing demands of the Nail Penetration Test, regarded as the ultimate battery safety test. The Blade’s Battery distinctive CTP (cell to pack) technology significantly improves rigidity compared to traditional structures, giving it superior strength.
ORA Funky Cat gets five-star Euro NCAP rating
ORA Funky Cat gets five-star Euro NCAP rating
Already launched in the UK, the ORA Funky Cat gets five-star Euro NCAP rating. With a starting price of 31.995 GBP (36.869 euros) in the UK, it gets a 48 kWh battery and a WLTP range of 310 km. Curiously in China, there’s a long range version with a 63 kWh battery. ORA Good Cat standard range specs in China Length: 4.235 mm Width: 1.825 mm Height: 1.596 mm Curb weight: 1.
MG MG4 Electric is the new best value electric car
MG MG4 Electric is the new best value electric car
The MG Mulan (MG4 Electric) is the new best value electric car - to be sold not only in its home country China, but also in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, South America and the Middle East. Let’s see some details. Standard range version Length: 4.287 mm Wheelbase: 2.705 mm Width: 1.836 mm Height: 1.516 mm Gross vehicle weight: 2.062 kg Curb weight: 1.641 kg Wheels: 17 inch alloy Motor: 125 kW and 250 Nm Top speed: 160 km/h Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 7,7 seconds Battery capacity: 51 kWh total and 50,8 kWh usable Battery energy density: 140 Wh/kg Battery chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4) Range: 425 km in CLTC and 350 km in WLTP Consumption: 17 kWh/100 km Fast charging: 39 minutes from 10 to 80 % and peaks at 117 kW MIIT code: CSA7002XBEV1 In the UK the starting price of this version is 25.
Tesla Model Y with structural battery from BYD already has EU approval
Tesla Model Y with structural battery from BYD already has EU approval
Teslamag was able to confirm that Tesla will produce the Model Y in Germany with a structural and module-less LFP (LiFePO4) battery from BYD. This is great news! The battery is estimated to have a capacity of 55 kWh and provide a 440 km range in WLTP. Compared to the version with the 60 kWh battery from CATL that provides a 455 km range, the Model Y with BYD battery will weigh 66 kg less (2.
BYD will be present at the 2022 Paris Motor Show
BYD will be present at the 2022 Paris Motor Show
BYD will go the 2022 Paris Motor Show to announce that the EV revolution is coming to Europe. BYD, the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles (NEVs) and power batteries, will attend the Paris Motor Show 2022 to showcase its latest passenger car product range and technologies to the European automotive audience. It follows BYD’s recent announcement to enter Europe with its technologically advanced range of new energy passenger vehicles, starting with delivery in Q4 2022, and its ongoing commitment to this emerging European market.
BYD launches 3 electric cars in Japan
BYD launches 3 electric cars in Japan
The BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus) will be the first model to arrive in Japan, followed by the Dolphin and the Seal. Tokyo, Japan – On July 21, BYD JAPAN Inc., a branch of BYD Company Limited in Japan, held a brand conference in Tokyo, marking BYD’s official entry into the passenger vehicle market in Japan. Three BYD models debuted at the conference - BYD ATTO 3, BYD DOLPHIN, and BYD SEAL.
Ford will use module-less LFP batteries from CATL
Ford will use module-less LFP batteries from CATL
Finally! Ford will use module-less LFP (LiFePO4) batteries from CATL to cut costs by 10-15 percent starting next year. Moreover, the carmaker plans to localize and use 40 GWh of LFP capacity in North America starting in 2026. DEARBORN, Mich., July 21, 2022 – Building on strong demand for its new EVs, Ford today announced a series of initiatives for sourcing battery capacity and raw materials that light a clear path to reach its targeted annual run rate of 600,000 electric vehicles by late 2023 and more than 2 million by the end of 2026.
SVOLT develops solid-state battery cells
SVOLT develops solid-state battery cells
The Chinese battery cell maker SVOLT is now testing solid-state battery cells to power electric cars with range superior to 1.000 km on a single charge. The cells have an energy density of 350-400 Wh/kg and has now successfully passed tests including pin prick and 200°C hot box tests. WeLion and Volkswagen-backed Gotion High-tech are also developing solid-state batteries. With a 150 kWh solid-state battery pack the super-efficient NIO ET7 is expected to get a 1.
BYD Seal is a game changer
BYD Seal is a game changer
Starting to arrive at dealers in China with a pre-sale price range between 212.800 and 289.800 yuan (31.482 and 42.874 euros) the BYD Seal is a game changer. Technology-wise, it’s my favorite electric car, by far, leaving the awesome Kia EV6 in a distant second. With this electric car BYD introduces for the first time a 800-volt battery that is also structural and replaces the floor of the car. Let’s see some details of the three available variants.