lithium-ion battery

This battery startup says it’s found a way to make cheap LFP batteries without sacrificing range

Coreshell, a battery materials startup, revealed a breakthrough this week that could lower the cost of lithium-ion batteries while reducing reliance on China.

Lamborghini licenses MIT’s new high-capacity, fast-charging organic battery tech

Researchers have been scrambling to find alternative materials for lithium-ion batteries, from manganese to sodium. Now they might have another: TAQ.

Northvolt’s $5B debt deal should be a wake-up call for the US battery industry

The U.S. battery industry has surged in the wake of the IRA, but it still lacks a domestic anchor like Northvolt.

Sila inks supply deal with Panasonic for its breakthrough battery material

The supply agreement marks a significant milestone for the 13-year-old lithium-ion battery company, which has raised over $900 million to date.

Byterat nabs $4M seed round to collect and analyze data for battery labs

Like many entrepreneurs, Byterat's founders realized that the challenges they had faced themselves in the lab were a business opportunity.

Toyota’s EV strategy hinges on a partnership with a petrochemical company

Toyota’s EV progress remains nascent. And a recent announcement about a manufacturing partner suggests that the company is still feeling its way forward.

Breathe Battery Technologies bets that software will eat batteries too

The startup has developed software for lithium-ion batteries to endow them with either faster charging speeds or greater longevity.

One company’s quest to eliminate battery fires

For automakers and their suppliers, the advantages would be significant.

Britishvolt’s bankruptcy is the death knell for the UK’s battery industry

Britishvolt could have kept the U.K. competitive, but its failure comes a decade too late.

Panasonic considers Oklahoma for next EV battery factory

Panasonic is eyeing Oklahoma as the home for its next lithium-ion battery plant, according to a report Friday by The Wall Street Journal. The proposed venture, which is expected to supply Tesla with a

Why GM profits dropped 40% in the second quarter

General Motors said Tuesday it’s moving to take more control over its supply chain in response to a dismal second quarter that saw profits fall 40% year over year as it shifts more toward EVs. The a

Battery recycling could be the next investor darling of the EV era

Automakers and suppliers, keen to fortify an EV supply chain and avoid raw materials shortages, are turning to a domain once overlooked: battery recycling. Suddenly awash in interest from EV makers an

Dual-chemistry battery tech could push BMW’s iX EV to 600-mile range

BMW’s iX was introduced late last year with a maximum range of 324 miles. With the prototype, ONE is hoping to nearly double that to 600 miles.

The US is about to get serious about EVs

The US market for electric vehicles is at an inflection point. Get ready for mass adoption.

Electric Mercedes G-Class will go the distance with Sila’s energy-dense silicon anodes

Sila says its silicon anode material can boost energy density by 20% to 40% over existing cells.

Batteries have become VC and PE’s most electric investment opportunity

Five years ago, battery startups attracted important but not transformative investments. But money began pouring in toward the end of 2020. What changed?

Fast-charge EV battery maker StoreDot pulls in $80M led led by Vietnam’s VinFast

StoreDot, the Israeli next-generation battery technology startup touting an “extreme fast charging” (XFC) battery for electric vehicles, has secured the first close of its latest funding round led

Automakers have battery anxiety, so they’re taking control of the supply

Battery joint ventures have become the hot must-have deal for automakers that have set ambitious targets to deliver millions of electric vehicles in the next few years.

Volkswagen will bring 240 gigawatt hours of battery production capacity to Europe by 2030

Volkswagen AG is gearing up to seize the top spot as the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer with plans announced Monday to have six 40 gigawatt hour (GWh) battery cell production plants i

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt receives a $14 billion order from VW

Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturer which raised $1 billion in financing from investors led by Goldman Sachs and Volkswagen back in 2019, has signed a massive $14 billion battery order with VW
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