Next big thing for A123 may be shift to small batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Now that battery-maker A123 Systems has the same corporate parent as Fisker, the supplier's strategy might seem clear: make lithium ion battery packs for electric vehicles. Not so fast. CEO Jason Forcier is eyeing a bigger target.... Read More »


BASF targets EV battery market as growth area

Feb. 25, 2014 06:01 CET
BASF says new and safer batteries with a higher capacity will boost the range of electric cars, helping the market for electric-vehicle batteries to be worth $20 billion by 2020.... Read More »


Daimler battery-unit savings push threatens Evonik JV

Feb. 25, 2014 10:23 CET
Daimler is seeking savings at its Li-Tec battery joint venture with Evonik, which the chemical maker says is leading to uncertainty about the future of the cooperation.... Read More »


BASF undeterred by EV market's setbacks, invests in battery tech

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
BASF is betting customers will flock to electric cars, using its chemical products to create a battery that will enable vehicles to run longer.... Read More »



Turkey's Inci aims to be top 100 supplier by 2023

Dec. 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Turkish conglomerate Inci Holding aims to be one of the world's top 100 automotive suppliers by 2023 with sales of $2 billion, up from the equivalent of $496 million in turnover last year.... Read More »


BMW rejects claims of spying on Bollore EV technology in France

Sept. 18, 2013 06:15 CET
BMW disputes claims that subcontractors working for the automaker in France attempted to obtain information about rival Bollore's EV technology.... Read More »


Bollore to list car battery business to speed up growth

Sept. 13, 2013 12:54 CET
French businessman Vincent Bollore will list a stake in his electric car battery business on the stock market in a bid to raise the business' profile and boost sales.... Read More »


Renault, Bollore weigh joint electric car plans

Sept. 12, 2013 10:59 CET
Renault and industrial group Bollore will join forces in bidding for electric car-sharing contracts and assembling battery-powered vehicles in France.... Read More »


Infiniti EV delayed to add better tech, Nissan exec says

July 5, 2013 06:01 CET
The head of Nissan global planning says Infiniti's electric car has been delayed because the premium automaker wants to incorporate more advanced charging and battery technology into the vehicle. Andy Palmer denied speculation the delay indicated that Infiniti and parent Nissan were losing interest in electric cars.... Read More »


Daimler reviews options for Li-Tec battery JV

June 11, 2013 06:01 CET
Daimler says it is reviewing options for its battery-cell joint venture Li-Tec with Evonik Industries, including bringing in a new partner. The two companies formed the partnership at the end of 2008 to provide future Daimler electric vehicles with batteries and give the carmaker an edge in electric vehicles over rival BMW.... Read More »


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