Ford reducing battery orders as it loses over $100,000 per EV sold

Ford has reportedly reduced its electric vehicle (EV) battery orders, as the company faces substantial losses on the technology and scales back its electrification plans. After Ford reported last month that its Model e EV unit was losing more than $100,000 per EV sold, the automaker is now reducing its orders of EV batteries, according […]

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MIT chemists develop an organic battery cathode for EVs


MIT researchers have designed a new lithium-ion battery using an organic cathode that contains no cobalt or nickel. In a new study, the researchers showed that this material an conduct electricity at similar rates as cobalt batteries, and could be produced at much lower cost. The new battery also has comparable storage capacity and charges… Read more »

Altilium partners with Nissan on EV battery recycling project


Nissan’s factory in Sunderland, England is ending production of the LEAF after 13 years—but that doesn’t mean the automaker is giving up on the UK EV market. On the contrary, Nissan is planning to build two new EVs at the plant, and is also working on a UK battery factory. A further sign of Nissan’s… Read more »

Ferroglobe and Coreshell to produce battery-grade metallurgical silicon for EVs


Ferroglobe, a producer of silicon metal and ferroalloys, and Coreshell, a US-based battery technology company, have signed a memorandum of understanding under which they plan to produce battery-ready metallurgical silicon for the development of low-cost, high-range EV batteries. Automakers are keen to use more silicon in anodes, because it can potentially store up to 10… Read more »

Eatron and University of Warwick develop new EV battery health algorithms


Eatron, a software company in Warwick, and Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) of University of Warwick have developed a new approach to evaluate an EV battery’s remaining useful life, improving performance, range and safety. VIPER–Validated & Integrated Platform for battery Remaining Useful Life, funded by the Faraday Institution, uses WMG’s advanced electrochemical models and Eatron’s cloud… Read more »

Video: Unico introduces new EV cell formation and test channels


EV test solutions provider Unico unveiled its new BAT300 Series, designed for use in cell formation and testing, at the International Battery Seminar this week.  The BAT300 Series, based on the Unico IDAC power platform, is a compact, all-in-one solution (480 VAC to DC) designed to minimize energy consumption while maximizing testing efficiency. Unico’s Don… Read more »

OneD and Koch Modular partner to produce silicon-graphite anode materials for EV batteries


OneD Battery Sciences, a nanotechnology startup, and Koch Modular Process Systems, a process engineering design and modular construction company, have announced a strategic partnership to mass-produce silicon-graphite anode materials for EVs. Koch Modular’s silane gas manufacturing expertise and OneD’s SINANODE technology transform silane into nano-silicon in EV cell-qualified graphite anodes. This partnership will process and… Read more »

24M Technologies introduces new recycling process for its SemiSolid EV batteries


Massachusetts-based 24M Technologies, an MIT spinout that has a partnership agreement with Volkswagen, has unveiled a new recycling process for its SemiSolid EV batteries. 24M says its new Liforever tech, which is built into the company’s battery manufacturing process, offers a way to recycle battery materials like lithium iron phosphate (LFP) more efficiently and cost-effectively…. Read more »

Amprius expands product portfolio with new silicon anode battery platform


US-based battery manufacturer Amprius Technologies has expanded its silicon anode battery line for electric mobility. The new SiCore product platform produces high-energy-density silicon anode batteries that outperform graphite cells using a proprietary silicon anode material technology, according to the company. The new silicon anode cell offers up to 400 Wh/kg specific energy and 1,200 cycles… Read more »

Stellantis Ventures invests in Tiamat’s sodium-ion battery technology


Stellantis Ventures has made a strategic investment in France-based sodium-ion battery developer Tiamat. Tiamat says its sodium-ion technology is lithium- and cobalt-free and cheaper per kilowatt hour (kWh) when compared with lithium-ion batteries. The wide availability of sodium boosts sustainability and material sovereignty.  Tiamat will use the new funding to start construction of a sodium-ion… Read more »