ProLogium to set up JV in Vietnam
Solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) maker ProLogium Technology will set up a joint venture in Vietnam with local car vendor VinFast for making EV-use batteries, according to industry sources.
Tesla originally planned to have supply chain makers in China completely support its electric vehicle (EVs) production at its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai by year-end 2020, but currently it still has to rely on supply outside China, according the industry sources.
Delta Electronics to deal out dividend
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has disclosed it will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$5.50 (US$0.20) for 2020.
Fisker and Foxconn to collaborate on EV project
Fisker, a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV) and mobility solutions, has announced it has entered into a MOU with Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai) supporting a project to develop a breakthrough EV.
MIH includes technologies used in fuel cars
MIH, an open hardware/software-integrated platform for developing electric vehicles (EV), will also look at technologies from gasoline- and diesel-powered cars, according to Andy Lee, president for Foxtron Vehicle Technologies that operates MIH.
Tesla expected to sell 800,000 EVs in 2021
Tesla is expected to sell 800,000 electric vehicles (EV) globally in 2021, increasing 60.1% on year, and the more price-friendly Models 3 and Model Y will together take up 90.4% of the volume, Digitimes Research forecasts.
Simplo subsidiary AES to go public in March
Simplo Technology's subsidiary AES that focuses on R&D of lithium backup battery unit (BBU) for datacenters and and electric vehicles (EV), will be listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) starting late March, according to AES president Jerry Sung.
LFP and ternary batteries to equally share China market
LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries, with penetration growing in China, are expected to split the Chinese market with ternary batteries in a 50-50 ratio in 2021, according to industry sources.
Electric machinery maker Tatung has disclosed it has obtained from state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) orders for 179,000 single- and 3-phase smart power meters for use in AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) at a total price of about NT$600 million (US$21.3 million), with shipments scheduled...
Taiwan boosting development of electric public buses
Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), in line with the country's goal of completely replacing gasoline- and diesel-powered public buses with electric ones in 2030, is implementing a program to boost development of electric public buses.
Solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) maker ProLogium Technology has disclosed it will start trial production at its new factory in northern Taiwan by the end of 2021.
MSI develops electric bus management solution
Micro-Star International (MSI) has worked with electric bus maker Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing to develop a hardware/software-integrated management solution for use by the latter's vehicles.
iBASE, FEII become OEMs for Powin Energy
US-based energy storage system developer Powin Energy has chosen Taiwan-based iBASE Gaming Technology and Formosa Electronic Industries (FEII) as OEMs for lithium battery modules, according to company chairman Joseph Lu.
Fast growing global demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage systems, especially those used to match PV and offshore/onshore wind power-generating facilities, is expected to lead to short supply of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) and ternary batteries, according to industry sources.
As the Taiwan government is pushing to replacing fuel buses for public transportation with electric ones and many countries are promoting use of electric buses, Taiwan-based supply chain makers are expected to enjoy business opportunities for supplying components or whole electric buses, according...
Aeon Motor offers smart services for motorcycles
Electric scooter vendor Aeon Motor has formed a Croxera Internet of motorcycle alliance through partnerships with AU Optronics (AUO), Here Maps, Kaohsiung Opto-Electronics, Micro-Star International (MSI), NXP and government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry (III), giving riders access to...
Along with increasing sales of electric vehicles (EVs), disposal of retired EV-use batteries will become a challenge to environmental protection. Automakers are stepping up cooperationd with makers of batteries and energy storage systems to set up a circular economy of recycling retired EV-use batte...
C-Tech to invest in Ottobike
Lithium battery pack maker C-Tech United will invest NT$250 million (US$8.8 million) in electric motorcycle vendor Ottobike for a nearly 20% stake, becoming its second largest shareholder next only to Vietnam Precision Industrial (VPIC), according to C-Tech.
China new energy car output rises in December
China-based makers produced 235,400 new energy vehicles and sold 248,300 units in December 2020, increasing 55.7% and 49.5% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Low-temperature operating problem for EV-use batteries solvable, says Digitimes Research
Electric vehicle (EV)-use lithium batteries suffer large decreases in operating efficiency when exposed to working environment of very low temperatures, but the problem can be solved by a few methods, according to Digitimes Research's findings.
Foxconn appoints Jack Cheng to MIH
Foxconn Electronics has selected Jack Cheng, former executive president and co-founder of China-based electric vehicle (EV) vendor NIO, to be in charge of planning for its MIH alliance and supervising the open platform's hardware specifications.
Taiwan electric bus makers look to overseas markets
Taiwan-based electric bus makers RAC Electric Vehicles, Kaison Green Energy Technology, Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing and Yangeng Advanced Vehicles have been competing for orders domestically and actively tapping overseas markets, especially in India and Southeast Asian countries, according...
Taiwan becoming Asian hub of offshore wind farms
Taiwan has been keen on constructing offshore wind farms in line with its aim to have renewable energy account for 20% of total electricity output in 2025, paving way for the country to become the Asian hub of offshore wind farms.
Foxconn Electronics (Hona Hai) has announced that FuTaiHua industrial (Shenzhen), its wholly-owned China-based subsidiary, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Zhejiang Geely Holding Group for setting up a joint venture, with each to hold a 50% stake.
China battery recycling plant hit by expolosion
Hunan Brunp Recycling Technology, the largest Chinese company that recycles lithium batteries, saw an explosion at a factory in Changsha, central China, according to local media reports.
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