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Monday 16 May 2022
Lithium battery materials shortages add pressure to EV makers
The rapid growth of electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage systems has intensified the short supply of lithium batteries, while battery materials prices are being further pushed up by manufacturers' overbooking of materials, according to Chinese media reports.
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Monday 16 May 2022
SEA roundup: SP Group supports Vietnam solar energy development
The Philippines and Cambodia are seeing acceleration of EV market developments, while Vietnam has support from a foreign group to build solar energy capacity.
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Sun Mobility expands battery-swapping alliances
Amid the Indian government's efforts to encourage battery swapping systems to help electric vehicle (EV) adoption, Sun Mobility, a major BaaS provider in India, is actively forming alliances to expand its battery-swapping network.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
SWAP Energi welcomes G20 Summit with its battery-swapping scooters in Bali
Jakarta-based SWAP Energi co-founder Kevin Phang aspired to advance battery-swapping technologies for electric scooters while he was studying abroad. SWAP Energi and its affiliate e-scooter maker and distributor SMOOT have set up 400 battery swapping stations in Greater Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia, the highest among the top e-scooter brands in the country.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
Thailand to build zinc-ion battery plant
Thailand plans to utilize its large zinc reserves to mass produce zinc-ion battery for EV, according to the Bangkok Post.
Monday 9 May 2022
Chinese EV makers warned of delisting from US exchanges
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week listed more than 80 Chinese firms in a provisional list of entities that might be delisted if they fail to cooperate with audit regulations. Several Chinese electric vehicle (EV) makers - Nio, Li Auto, and XPeng - have been targetted since April.
Friday 6 May 2022
ProLogium to adopt predictive simulation to mass produce solid-state battery for EV
ProLogium is ready to produce the world's first batch of high-performance solid-state batteries for electric vehicles (EV) soon. The Gigafactory in Taoyuan, Taiwan is planning to start mass-producing within the next three to four years.
Friday 6 May 2022
Automotive battery separator film demand outlook promising, says BenQ Materials
BenQ Materials continues expanding production capacity to meet growing demand for separator films for EV batteries, defying economic uncertainties around the world, according to company chairman Chen Chien-chih.
Thursday 5 May 2022
Tata's chip and EV investments in full swing
At a time when India's demands for electric vehicles (EV) and semiconductors are rapidly growing, Tata Group is accelerating its investments to align with Narendra Modi's self-reliant India.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
SM Lab-developed cathode materials said to be more efficient than LFP
South Korea-based battery startup SM Lab has successfully developed manganese and nickel materials for battery cathodes, and reportedly is to co-produce EV batteries with Volkswagen, according to Investment Bank (IB), as cited by Korean local media Aju Business Daily.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
LGES 1Q22 revenue beats forecast; Samsung SDI hits reord quarterly profits
South Korea-based battery manufacturers reported strong on-year revenue growths in the first quarter of 2022, according to local news outlets.
Friday 29 April 2022
China accelerating EV battery swapping deployment despite challenges ahead
China, the second-largest electric vehicle(EV) market, is aggressively deploying charging infrastructure, including battery swapping stations. Multiple businesses have launched swapping services backed by government subsidies. However, challenges like lacking standardized batteries may slow down the democratization.
Friday 29 April 2022
Taiwan's biggest offshore wind farm generates first power
Denmark-based offshore wind power developer Orsted has announced that it successfully delivered the first power from Taiwan's Greater Changhua 2a Offshore Wind Farm on April 21, 2022.
Friday 29 April 2022
Korean battery developers boosting production in North America
The South Korea-China rivalry for the dominance over electric vehicle (EV) battery production is intensifying, as companies from both camps have successively rolled out plans to build overseas factories, according to media reports.
Friday 29 April 2022
Battery recycler TES: Circular economy is crucial in battery recycling
The EV battery world is crying out for a credible plan to address the spike in battery materials prices. Lithium, for example, the price has been growing all through 2021, hitting over US$25,000 per ton by the end of last year, and now jumped to the highest at over US$40,000 per ton this month, according to Forbes.
Thursday 28 April 2022
India EV sales to slow down after fire incidents
After a series of electric two-wheeler (E2W) fire incidents that led to at least six deaths in the last couple of months, Indian authorities are trying to regulate the battery quality issues that result from rapid expansion, which may slow down E2W growth in India.