Jaguar Land Rover said to be in talks with Ford, BMW over battery plantMon, 25, Jul 2016
Jaguar Land Rover declined to comment on a newspaper report that it is in talks with Ford and BMW to build a battery plant in the UK.
Switch to 48 volts? Not so fastMon, 25, Jul 2016
Every five years or so, you hear scuttlebutt that sometime soon a luxury car is about to replace its 12-volt electrical system with a battery capable of handling all the electronics now being developed for automobiles. It's not a quick change.
Samsung seeks stake in China's BYD to boost chip businessThu, 14, Jul 2016
Samsung Electronics said it was in talks to acquire a stake in Chinese automaker BYD, a move it said would help the South Korean electronics giant boost its chip business for electric vehicles.
VW weighs battery pacts with Panasonic, LG Chem, report saysFri, 08, Jul 2016
VW may partner with EV battery specialists such as LG Chem or Panasonic as it overhauls its strategy to emerge from diesel emissions violations, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. VW's supervisory board has discussed investing around $1.89 billion per battery factory at several sites around the world, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are confidential.
Panasonic expects to double sales of EV batteries in 3 yearsFri, 08, Jul 2016
Panasonic expects strong demand for lithium ion batteries from Tesla to help more than double its annual sales of automobile-related batteries in three years. The Japanese supplier also plans to accelerate its $1.6 billion investment in Tesla's $5 billion "Gigafactory" in Nevada upon the request of the EV maker, to meet strong orders for Tesla's upcoming Model 3 sedan.
Johnson Controls bets big on stop-start systemsMon, 04, Jul 2016
Joe Walicki is betting $780 million that Tesla's high-tech, electric-vehicle battery gigafactory in Nevada does not represent the future of the auto battery business. That's how much Johnson Controls Inc. Walicki, 51, is spending that amount to expand Johnson Controls Inc.'s its global production of absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries, an improved lead-acid battery optimized for vehicles with stop-start systems.