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BAK cooperates with Cadenza Innovation to manufacture supercell products

BEIJING – Shenzhen BAK Power Battery Co., Ltd. (BAK) and U.S.-based Li-ion battery platform provider Cadenza Innovation signed a strategic cooperation agreement here on September 16 for the manufacture of Li-ion cells and modules based on Cadenza Innovation’s supercell architecture, which provides higher safety, lower cost and higher energy density. The

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FAW-Volkswagen completes Foshan Plant Phase II, to introduce MEB architecture and battery systems by 2020

FOSHAN, Guangdong – FAW-Volkswagen began production at its Foshan Plant Phase II on June 22, doubling annual output capacity from 300,000 units to 600,000 units at this southern production base. The first Volkswagen brand SUV model built by FAW-Volkswagen – the T-Roc – officially rolled off the line in April and

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Maxwell to provide ultracapacitor subsystem design for Geely/Volvo 2020 model year platforms

SAN DIEGO, California – Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of capacitive energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced on May 8 a technology partnership with Geely Holding Group. The partnership focuses on the integration of state-of-the-art ultracapacitors and advanced power conversion electronics into Geely’s global automotive vehicle lineup

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Tesla to announce location of China Gigafactory soon, says Elon Musk

UPDATE: Tesla confirmed in late May at its shareholder meeting that it will build its Gigafactory including birth vehicle and battery production in Shanghai.  PALO ALTO, California – The mystery surrounding Tesla’s planned China factory got a little clearer on May 2, when CEO Elon Musk said the whereabouts of that factory will be announced soon. Musk made the comments while responding to a question from CNBC reporter Phil Lebeau regarding a second manufacturing facility

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CATL: China’s latest unicorn and a battery powerhouse

SHENZHEN – Chinese power battery supplier CATL, or Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd., debuted on Shenzhen’s ChiNext start-up board (stock number 300750) on June 11. The event was accompanied by tremendous fanfare as anticipated from buyers and media alike. Within half an hour of the market opening that morning, the

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BMW Brilliance’s new high-voltage battery plant to supply batteries for upcoming iX3

SHENYANG, Liaoning – BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) broke ground on May 28 for Phase II expansion of its high-voltage battery center, just seven months after Phase I opened. At the “High-Voltage Battery Center Phase II,” BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for the

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BMW Brilliance’s new high-voltage battery plant to supply batteries for upcoming iX3

SHENYANG, Liaoning – BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) broke ground on May 28 for Phase II expansion of its high-voltage battery center, just seven months after Phase I opened. At the “High-Voltage Battery Center Phase II,” BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for

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BYD and U.S. Hybrid Corp. to develop hydrogen fuel cell bus

LOS ANGELES – BYD announced on May 2 that it will cooperate with U.S. Hybrid Corp. to develop a hydrogen fuel cell battery electric bus that will serve Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Hawaii, one of the busiest airports in the U.S. with more than 21 million passengers per year.

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